Circumcision in Tyler, TX
Circumcision is a common procedure performed on newborn baby boys. The purpose of circumcision is to cut away the infant’s foreskin, which is an extra bit of skin located at the tip of the penis.
The Purpose of Circumcision
A circumcision is not entirely necessary for any newborn male to have. For many, the choice to circumcise their baby is one that relates to their religious beliefs, as circumcision is a widely held custom for both the Jewish and Muslim faiths. However, this procedure also offers many other noteworthy advantages for persons outside of these religious organizations.
Meet Our Urologist
R. Clay Williams, D.O. is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and has been practicing urology in Tyler, TX since 2005. With over 15 years of experience performing circumcisions, Dr. Williams has the experience, knowledge, and care patients look for. If you’re seeking a circumcision in the Tyler area, contact our office today to schedule an appointment by calling (903) 262-3900 or request an appointment through our secure online form. We’re located just a short drive from Longview, Jacksonville, Mineola, Sulphur Springs, Marshall, and Kilgore.
What Are the Benefits of Circumcision?
In general, circumcised individuals are less likely to encounter certain health problems and infections. There is also a lower likelihood of generalized irritation of the penis by having the foreskin taken off. This is due to the fact that the removal of a male’s foreskin allows the area to be cleaned, and remain cleaned, more easily. Trapped bacteria under the foreskin can often lead to health issues like a urinary tract infection, which is especially common in uncircumcised infants under 6 months of age.
Circumcision is also associated with lowered risks for several other serious conditions such as penile cancer and HIV. Although these studies and their findings are recent, they do support the theory that removing an infant’s foreskin will reduce his risk for both HIV and penile cancer in the future.
Men can also lessen their female partner’s risk for sexually transmitted diseases and cervical cancer by becoming circumcised during infancy.
By removing the child’s foreskin, individuals are also able to avoid any potential conditions and complications that may affect the foreskin specifically, including:
What Are the Risks of Circumcision?
As with any medical procedure, there are certain risk factors that individuals should be aware of before agreeing to treatment. Rates of complications with circumcisions are incredibly low, making this procedure both safe and effective.
The most common risks associated with circumcision include:
- Bleeding around the tip of the penis
- Pain and discomfort
- Inflammation of the opening of the penis (meatitis)
- Injury to the penis and/or urethra
- Structural problems of the penis, including curving, skin bridges, buried penis, etc.
How Does a Circumcision Work?
The circumcision itself is a very quick procedure. A specially designed device is used to attach to the penis and carefully remove the foreskin. Once this is complete, Dr. Williams will sterilize and bandage the area before returning the child to his parents.
After arriving back home, parents should carefully follow all instructions given to them by Dr. Williams in order to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. When cleaning the area, caregivers should use warm water to gently cleanse the skin. It is perfectly normal to notice slight bleeding and redness around the penis during the first few days following circumcision, though if these symptoms do not improve within the week or begin to worsen, you should contact Dr. Williams immediately for further treatment.
Schedule an Appointment in Tyler, TX
If you are seeking a circumcision in the Tyler, TX area, contact urologist R. Clay Williams, D.O. today at (903) 262-3900 or request an appointment through our secure online form. We are just a short drive from Longview, Jacksonville, Mineola, Sulphur Springs, Marshall, and Kilgore.