Circumcision is becoming an increasingly popular procedure with adults, especially in the US. More and more adults are getting circumcised for personal, religious, or cultural reasons.
Nevertheless, given that circumcision is permanent and requires going under the knife, it’s important that only experienced professional doctors perform the procedure.
This article will discuss the importance of choosing a reliable and professional circumcision clinic, what to look for in one, which doctors can perform circumcision, and how to choose a doctor you like.
Why It’s Important to Find a Reliable Clinic or Doctor
Any medical procedure must be done by an experienced and reliable doctor or clinic. Your safety and comfort should be the top priority, so it’s essential to do your research ahead of time.
After all, not all circumcision centers and doctors are the same–you don’t want to risk doing the surgery with an inexperienced or unprofessional doctor. Doing so could lead to complications and penile injuries.
For example, poor circumcision procedures often lead to two things: Doctors either remove too much or too little foreskin. In both cases, you will need a second procedure to correct the surgery. It’ll be a waste of money, and time, and leave you with emotional damage.
Instead, work with professional and licensed clinics and doctors. That way, you can rest easy knowing that your procedure will be performed safely and according to the highest standards.
We suggest reading past patient reviews, asking for referrals and recommendations, and generally doing your due diligence when selecting a circumcision center or doctor.
What to Look for in a Circumcision Clinic
There are 5 key factors to consider when researching potential clinics and doctors for circumcision:
Make sure that the clinic or doctor is board-certified and licensed, so they’re updated on the latest medical technique and technology. Doing so ensures your safety and comfort during the procedure.
Check how long the clinic or doctor has been performing circumcisions. The more experience they have, the more likely they can perform the procedure without complications. Also ask if they have experience in performing circumcision on adults, as most places will only be familiar with infant circumcision.
Ensure that the doctors and staff at the clinic are professional and considerate. A good doctor and team should make you feel comfortable and confident that your best interests are important, so ask questions, get referrals, and research to choose a clinic that will take the best care of you.
The clinic should practice proper sterilization and sanitation procedures. Ask about the safety protocols to ensure that all equipment is sterile and that the environment is safe and clean.
You can ask the doctor or the front desk the following questions:
- How often do they disinfect the clinic to remove bacteria and viruses?
- How do they ensure that the equipment they use for circumcision procedures is sterile?
- Do they use new equipment, or do they bathe it in warm water before every use?
- What are the protocols they implement to ensure the safety of the patient during the operation?
Other than that, you should also evaluate their hygiene yourself. Is the clinic unclean (e.g., dusty carpets, dirty air conditioning vents, and stained surfaces)? Do you see tools lying around or doctors with unkempt appearances? The first impression of the clinic’s cleanliness often translates to how they take care of the overall environment–including their patients.
Ask about the cost of the procedure, but don’t just choose a clinic based on price alone. You want to make sure you are getting a quality procedure performed by experienced and professional medical staff, so don’t let cost be your primary factor in choosing a clinic.
The average price range of adult circumcision in the US is between $1,500 and $3,000. Take note that the wide range of prices is because it can vary from state to state.
Tip: Check our blog on how to find a circumcision clinic in the United States.
Which Doctors Can Perform Circumcision?
In the United States, various medical professionals can perform circumcision.
They include the following:
- Urologists or medical doctors specializing in the urinary tract, reproductive organs, and male fertility are familiar with performing adult circumcision.
For example, at the Center for Circumcision, we have ,board-certified urologists who perform adult circumcision and circumcision revisions to ensure patient safety.
- Family Doctors or primary care physicians can likely perform circumcision, but it highly depends on their training and experience.
- Obstetricians & gynecologists (OB/GYNs) have specialized training in the female reproductive system, but they can also perform male circumcision.
Above all, ensure your physician has experience performing adult circumcisions—child and adult circumcisions require different techniques and skills. You’ll want to work with someone who knows how to perform the surgery you’re seeking.
How to Assess a Doctor Before Your Procedure
Once you’ve narrowed your search to a few potential doctors and clinics, you should thoroughly review their credentials. One way is to interview them and choose the best doctor with the skills and experience to perform your surgery.
Here are some questions to ask:
- How are they qualified to perform adult circumcision?
- Since when have they been performing these procedures?
- What is their success rate with adult circumcisions?
- What type of anesthesia will they use?
- What safety protocols are there to ensure a sterile environment and sanitized equipment?
- How do they ensure proper healing after the surgery?
In addition, ask or read current and previous clients’ reviews of the physician before you decide. Look for clues that the doctor’s professionalism, experience, and work style fit your needs and wants.
Get Circumcised in a Professional Clinic With Experienced Doctors
Your comfort and safety during your procedure depend on your doctor’s experience doing similar procedures. For example, newborn or child circumcisions require different techniques and skills than adult circumcisions do, so ask your doctor what ages they have performed circumcisions for.
By doing thorough research and investigation, you can find the right doctor for your adult circumcision.
The Center for Circumcision offers adult circumcisions by experienced and board-certified urologists. ,Contact us today to learn more about our safe and professional circumcision services.
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