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We perform circumcisions here in our office. Please feel free to ask the provider any questions that you may have regarding the procedure during your newborn appointment that happens within a few days of discharge from the hospital or birthing center. They will take the time to review the process with the family as well as review the benefits and risks, helping you decide if circumcision is the right choice for your new baby boy.

Circumcisions are common surgical procedures that are safe for newborns. Routine circumcisions are performed in our office anywhere between the first 8 and 25 days of a child’s life. The recovery time after routine circumcisions is around 7 to 10 days, and after care instructions will be provided to you at the time of your child’s procedure.

There are a number of reasons why parents decide to have their baby boy circumcised, either for cultural or religious beliefs, family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive health care. Circumcisions do offer some health benefits, such as easier hygiene, decreased risk of urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases, and decreased risk of penile cancer: however, most people choose circumcision for their child without having a strict medical need for it.

Circumcisions are generally scheduled within the first month of life. Our physicians monitor your baby’s weight gain and general health closely to determine when best to perform the procedure. Children with certain blood-clotting disorders, auto-immune disorders, and premature babies that still require medical care in the hospital may need to wait to have the procedure performed. Your physician’s recommendation of timing may vary slightly from patient to patient to ensure that each patient undergoes the procedure at the best time.

Although most insurance companies routinely cover circumcisions, our price for the procedure is $400 and is due at the time of service for those who do not have coverage for the procedure.