Circumcision surgery refers to the surgical procedure performed to remove a few parts or the entire foreskin covering the penis head. The thin layer of skin that covers the penis head is known as the foreskin. Medically, it is known as Prepuce.
While circumcision is a very common practice and is performed in infants for several reasons including medical, religious and ethnic reasons; it has become a very common practice even for adults.
Here are the most common reasons for which adults choose to get the circumcision procedure done at American Hospital Bangalore.
The reasons can be broadly grouped under different categories. Let’s proceed onto them one by one.
Circumcision surgery for adults prescribed for medical reasons:
While circumcision itself is the surgical removal of the foreskin, which is the covering of the tip of the penis, there are different methods of performing a circumcision surgery procedure. You can use a surgical stapler – known as the Zsr circumcision – or you can use a method which cuts off the circulation to the foreskin, and then the doctor will cut the foreskin.
The procedure for the ZSR or stapler circumcision is to use a device known as a “surgical stapler”. It is a device that was developed in China but is now used world-wide, including in Bangalore. It consists of an inner bell and an outer bell. The inner bell is designed to protect the penis head, and the outer bell has a blade that cuts the foreskin and then staples the wound closed simultaneously.
The foreskin can usually be pulled over the head of the penis, or the glans. However, in some cases the foreskin may become too tight and may have difficulty in being retracted. This condition is called phimosis or tight foreskin.
For most young boys the phimosis will resolve before adulthood, but for some this condition will last into their adulthood. Although there aren’t serious health conditions or dangers relating to phimosis, it can result in pain, swelling, discomfort during intercourse, a greater risk of infections and difficulty urinating.