Pediatric Circumcision in Glendale, AZ
At Kids Health Pediatrics, we can help answer all your questions about newborn circumcision and whether it’s the right choice for your child. Visit KidsHealth Pediatrics and get your baby’s circumcision done by our professionals. We Have 2 Pediatric Clinics in Scottsdale, AZ & Glendale, AZ. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or simply complete our patient form for new patients.
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What are the three medical reasons for circumcision?
Is circumcision necessary for kids?
How long is circumcision recovery?
Do pediatricians perform circumcision?
Where can I find the best doctor for pediatric circumcision in Glendale, AZ?
Our pediatricians are knowledgeable and experienced in child circumcisions and will ensure that you feel confident in the decision that you make. For more information, contact us today. Or book online to see one of our top-notch pediatricians at your earliest convenience.
A circumcision may need to be performed if any of the following medical conditions are present:
● Tight foreskin (phimosis). This condition occurs when the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis, resulting in pain when erect and difficulty passing urine.
● Balanitis xerotica obliterans. This condition is responsible for causing phimosis (tight foreskin) and can cause the head of the penis to become scarred and inflamed.
● Balanitis. Characterized by the foreskin and head of the penis becoming inflamed and infected, recurrent bouts of balanitis may require medical circumcision.
● Paraphimosis. In this condition, the foreskin can’t be restored to its natural position after being pulled back. This causes the head of the penis to become swollen and inflamed, which can restrict blood flow to the penis.
● Penile cancer. This type of cancer is very rare, appearing as a growth under the foreskin or at the head of the penis. There may also be bleeding, discoloration in the skin around the area, and discharge present.
Circumcision, where the foreskin is surgically removed from the penis, is an optional procedure in most cases. There are some situations where medical circumcision may be necessary, such as when the foreskin is too tight and preventing adequate blood flow. However, circumcision is usually performed at the wish of the parents for religious, social, or cultural reasons.
Before making a decision about circumcision, it’s important to talk to your pediatrician. They will provide you with detailed insight into circumcision, including the benefits and risks associated with the procedure.
On average, it takes about ten days for a child to heal from a circumcision. Infants will need to be supervised to ensure there are no complications from the procedure and that the site is staying clean to prevent possible infection.
Your pediatrician will go over the proper aftercare instructions with you to ensure the best rate of recovery.
Circumcision can be performed by numerous medical professionals, including pediatricians. The doctors at your hospital, your family doctor, and/or your obstetrician may also be capable of performing circumcision. However, it’s important to check with your provider to see if they are capable and willing to do this procedure as some may prefer to refer your child to a specialist.
As circumcisions are typically performed during the first ten days of a baby’s life, a pediatrician is often the preferred professional to see for this procedure as they have specialized knowledge and experience with young children. They will also discuss the procedure, risks and benefits, and aftercare plan with the parents so they know what to expect.
Circumcision is a delicate procedure that should only be entrusted to those that are knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to the highest quality of care from beginning to end.
At Kids Health Pediatrics, we know that you’ll have many questions when it comes to circumcising your baby boy and we’re committed to providing you with transparent answers. We want you to feel confident in whatever decision you make, and we’ll make sure you’re armed with the tools and information to do exactly that. For more information, contact us or book online for an appointment. We’re happy to help you navigate this important decision. We serve patients from Glendale AZ, Scottsdale AZ, Tempe AZ, Mesa AZ, Paradise Valley AZ, and Phoenix AZ.
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