What are the reasons for adults having circumcision surgery?


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:

#1. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your option for treatment of Phimosis:

In some people, the foreskin around the head of the penis may get too tight making urination and ejaculation very painful.

The foreskin may not easily retract (pull back) from the glans (head of the penis) causing pain. The condition is medically known as Phimosis. There can be plenty of causes leading to phimosis like a bacterial infection, a fungal infection or as a birth defect.

A different treatment approach may be used for each patient according to his case-specific.

One of the most common treatment options is Circumcision surgery that not only treats Phimosis but prevents various other complications that phimosis may lead to and also various medical conditions that are common with uncircumcised men. Circumcision presents to be the permanent solution for most of the patients as the foreskin is removed permanently.

#2. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your treatment for Balanitis:

Bacterial or fungal infection in the foreskin around the penis may lead to itching, burning, redness, pain and inflammation of the foreskin. The condition is medically known as Balanitis. In most of the patients, the problem recurs quite often.

In many patients, the condition presents frequently causing troubled urination and ejaculation affecting health as well as sexual life. If not treated well and on time, Balanitis may also lead to complications like penile cancer, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney problems caused by chronic UTIs.

Compared to other treatment options, circumcision presents as the permanent cure to Balanitis.

#3. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Prevention of various medical conditions:

While circumcision gives the perpetual cure for conditions like phimosis and balanitis, there are many infections of the urogenital tract that can be prevented with this simple procedure.

There are shreds of evidence indicating less UTIs, less chronic infections and lesser cases of penile cancer in circumcised men as compared to uncircumcised men.

The procedure can also help to keep many sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV off the bay. Many a time, the procedure is recommended as a part of the HIV prevention programme in heterosexual or homosexual males and even in males who may have multiple sexual partners.

As per a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the risk of HIV infection is reduced to 60% in circumcised males. Other infections where decreased incidence is reported in circumcised men are Herpes and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Syphilis.

The fact that goes behind the prevention from infections is that with intact foreskin, during intercourse, the foreskin is more prone to ruptures allowing infectious bacteria, fungi and other pathogens to enter the bloodstream.

Besides, the space between the glans and the foreskin if not cleaned properly serves as the ideal medium for pathogens to proliferate and hence cause infection. In the absence of foreskin, both reasons can be eliminated.

You still need to have protected sex even after circumcision for 100% protection from diseases like HIV. Circumcision reduced the probability of incidence but does not offer entire prevention from the disease.

#4. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your treatment for Paraphimosis:

The foreskin of the penis is retractable. Some patients experience the problem known as Paraphimosis where the foreskin does not retract or return to its original position after being pulled back. This causes the penis head (glans) to become inflamed and painful.

Immediate medical attention is required in cases of Paraphimosis. This is because the complications of Paraphimosis are grave like that of restricted blood flow to the penis and even gangrene in some cases. If you ever experience such a kind of problem, you need to talk to the healthcare expert right away and get the best medical treatment availed.

Circumcision offers a permanent cure to this problem of Paraphimosis.

#5. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your treatment for Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO):

Balanitis xerotica obliterans is the medical condition in which the foreskin of the penis gets tight (phimosis) and head of the penis gets scarred, inflamed (swollen) and painful. BXO is often progressive and may get complicated eventually leading into chronic phimosis, recurrent bacterial infections and even urethral stenosis.

The disease is known to adversely affect both urinary as well as sexual dysfunction.

As per a report published in the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery after a clinical trial, the best and the permanent treatment for BXO is Circumcision. (Ref.: Indian J Plast Surg. 2011 Jan-Apr; 44(1): 91–97)

#6. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your treatment for genital warts:

In some men, genital warts may appear on the foreskin. They may sometimes continue to grow both in size and number leading to discomfort, itching and pain.

The preferred treatment method mostly prescribed for genital warts is circumcision.

#7. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your treatment for male genital lichen sclerosus (MGLS):

MGLS is a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting the genital skin. If it happens to affect the penile foreskin, it can become tight and scarring may cause discomfort as well as pain. Circumcision is the recommended treatment for this condition. If left untreated, the condition may complicate into serious medical conditions, like Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC).

#8. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your treatment for Posthitis:

Posthitis refers to the medical condition in which the foreskin gets swelled owing to bacterial or fungal infections or allergies or poor hygiene. Regardless of the underlying cause, the inflamed foreskin may cause discomfort and pain to the patient. The condition may recur in most men.

Circumcision can serve as the permanent cure to Posthitis. Besides, hygiene care also improves after circumcision.

#9. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your treatment for some dermatological conditions:

Certain skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, candidiasois or the like if affect the foreskin may recur frequently. Circumcision serves as a persistent cure to this problem.

#10. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your treatment for Balanoposthitis:

Balanoposthitis as the name suggests is the coexistence of Balanitis and Posthitis. Both the prepuce and the penis head get swelled (cause of which can be infections, allergies, poor hygiene, etc).

Circumcision is the most preferred treatment opted at the personal level and recommended by a medical professional for this condition.

Circumcision surgery for adults: Why we call it a permanent solution for various medical conditions?

Though all the aforementioned conditions can be treated using different approaches, yet circumcision in adults remain the permanent solution. The reason why most patients prefer this permanent cure throughout the world is that most of these conditions are recurring. And the patient faces discomfort for several months.

Apart from the physical discomfort like pain, inflammation, itching, painful urination, sexual life also gets troubled. Besides painful intercourse, hygiene of the sexual partner is also threatened.

Therefore, men seek a permanent cure for these affecting and recurring medical conditions.

Circumcision surgery for adults preferred for personal reasons:

#1. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your choice for hygiene:

One of the most common reasons why adults choose Circumcision is personal hygiene. In men with intact foreskin, bacteria, oil and dead cells may build up under the foreskin if not taken care of properly and regularly. This accumulate is known as Smegma and may lead to infections like balanitis.

In the absence of foreskin, it is easier to keep the whole genital area clean also preventing many infections.

Not just the patient himself, hygiene of the sexual partner is also taken care of in circumcised individuals.

#2. Circumcision surgery in Bangalore: Your choice for personal pleasure:

It is believed that sexual satisfaction and pleasure get enhanced after circumcision. Many men face difficulty in ejaculation and erection may also be painful when the foreskin gets tightened thereby meddling one’s pleasure. Removal of foreskin is accepted by adults as the permanent solution to this problem.

Circumcision surgery for adults performed for religious reasons:

People belonging to certain religions like Islam or Judaism used to perform circumcision in young boys earlier, some when the child attains the age of 8 years, some on the child reaching puberty and the like. But, nowadays, most people who opt for circumcision as a religious practice or for ethnic reasons choose to get it done in child’s infancy and that too by a medical professional qualified to perform the surgery.

Yet, there are many cultures across the globe where circumcision surgery is performed as a special rite in young boys. Earlier, it was done by elders of the community having pretty experience. But, due to risk of infections, complications and pain, now adults choose to visit a specialised doctor’s clinic for getting the surgery performed by the professionals in a sterile environment.

Moreover, certain hospitals like American Hospital Bangalore (AHB) offer high quality painless circumcision procedures for children as well as adults.

If you too are a person apprehensive of getting your penis circumcised despite the presence of any of these reasons, you can feel free to talk to an expert.

You can surely avail a safe, painless, comfortable and an efficient circumcision surgery at American Hospital Bangalore (AHB).

Call or WhatsApp +91 900 849 2277 or +91 934 382 6182 to schedule your circumcision surgery appointment at the hospital. 

Your trusted partner with more than three decades of experience in serving circumcision surgeries: American Hospital Bangalore (AHB):

Although the decision for circumcision can be a personal choice or advised for medical purpose, the most important thing is to get the surgery done at the right place by the right surgeon and the team.

AHB can be the best choice for adult circumcision. Here’s WHY:

  • Qualification: The circumcision surgeon needs to have received high qualification and intensive training to perform surgeries most efficiently. The surgeon and entire team at AHB are highly qualified and have received training of international standards specific to best practices in circumcision surgery.
  • Experience: AHB has been serving patients with circumcision surgeries since 1982. With over 38 years of experience in circumcision surgeries and successful completion of nearly 20,000 surgeries, you have the most experienced circumcision surgeon and the paramedical team at AHB.
  • Painless: At AHB, each circumcision surgery is safely performed under anaesthesia. The surgery lasts for almost an hour and during all this time, the patient does not feel any pain. The choice of anaesthetic agent to be administered is carefully opted for each patient based on his medical history and conditions as prescribed by the anaesthetist.
  • Safety: Every surgical procedure, howsoever small or big it may be needs caution and care. Since circumcision surgery is associated with risks and complications like infections, haemorrhage, etc., it is essential to get the surgery performed with great care and hygiene.

The entire premises and all the tools are regularly sterilised before and after each procedure to ensure a sterile environment for each surgery. This also prevents infections which are the commonest complications with circumcision surgeries if not performed with sheer concern for hygiene.

To ensure a safe surgery and prevent any associated risks and to be prepared for emergencies, complete medical history of the patient is noted down to avoid any contraindicated or interacting or allergy-causing medicines.

Some common clinical investigations like Complete blood count (CBC), blood group, etc may be advised before the surgery.

What to bring along and what to expect from the surgery are discussed in the first appointment or over the telephone.

The team at AHB stays in regular contact with the patient until approximately 4 weeks of the surgery to ensure complete recovery after the circumcision surgery.

Complete guidance into the Dos and the Don’ts, diet, medicines and supplements to be taken are advised as per individual patient’s needs for rapid healing.

  • Medical facilities: Medical facilities, tools and other pieces of equipment being used at AHB for all the surgeries are of high-quality, top-grade and based on the latest technology and techniques.
  • Comfort: All the infrastructure of the hospital is designed in a manner to provide comfort to the patient and the companion throughout their stay at the hospital. The furnishings and furniture are all neat and clean and designed especially with due consideration for the patient’s comfort. Besides, facilities like canteen, Television, Wi-fi are available to keep the patient calm and relaxed during the waiting period, also serving the mode of keeping the companion relaxed while the patient is being operated upon.
  • Confidential: We understand privacy is one of the most important concerns for most of the population. And AHB takes care of each patient’s privacy. Each patient’s surgery status is kept confidential and no details are ever revealed to anyone besides the patient himself, if adult or to parents when the patient is a minor.
  • Privacy: To maintain the privacy and minimize the patient’s contact with other patients or members other than the hospital staff, each patient is allotted a private room which is completely furnished as per the patient and the companion’s comfort. It is advised for each patient to call on their helpline number, talk to the healthcare professional and schedule an appointment for the surgery.

Many patients from across the city, country and around the world have availed 100% safe, painless and efficient circumcision surgery at American Hospital Bangalore. Even men from various far-off cities opt to travel to Bangalore for circumcision surgery by safe hands.  Call or WhatsApp +91 900 849 277 or +91 934 382 6182 to schedule your appointment today.

Summary: Circumcision Surgery for Adults in Bangalore

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