Drummoyne Surgery & Skin Cancer Clinic is a Sydney based clinic that is equipped to be able to provide this service without need for hospital admission. Dr Li himself has over 26 years experience which ensures this procedure is safely performed with a strong emphasis on aesthetics and patient satisfaction.
Circumcision is a very personal decision and although there is a wealth of information available on the internet, the quality and accuracy is sometimes questionable. It is often difficult to assess whether the information has been vetted for factual accuracy or freedom from bias and for too long the debate surrounding circumcision has been skewed by emotion rather than medical evidence. What cannot be denied however is the overwhelming evidence that shows that the benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks. Patients who see Dr Li have commonly suffered from medical conditions such as phimosis and balanitis and recurrent infections for years before finally deciding to undergo circumcision. In some of these cases, the patient has been suffering for so long the foreskin has fused in some parts and is unable to be retracted. It has also been clearly shown that uncircumcised men are more susceptible to contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, genital herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhoea etc.
Thus if you or someone you know is contemplating circumcision, whether it be for medical or personal reasons, it is vital that you consult with a clinician who is experienced in such matters such as Dr Li who will be able to discuss with you your personal circumstances for considering circumcision in a non-biased, non-judgmental way.
At Drummoyne Surgery & Skin Cancer Clinic we accept any children at 5 years of age or older and all male adults who wish to have a circumcision performed. Surgery is performed using local anaesthetic so no hospital admission is required.
Indications for circumcision
- Treatment of foreskin associated conditions, such as phimosis (adhesion of foreskin and penile glans), paraphimosis (a medical emergency), balanitis (penile glans infection or inflammation), sexually transmitted diseases;
- Painful sexual intercourse secondary to foreskin;
- Prophylactic benefits such as decrease risk of HIV, Hepatitis B, Human papillomavirus transmission through sexual intercourse;
- Prevention of penile cancer;
- Personal and sexual preference;
- Social and religious concerns;
Benefits of circumcision
-Eliminates the risk of phimosis, this condition refers to a tight foreskin that cannot be pulled back fully, so making cleaning under it, and passing urine, difficult.
- Reduces risk of balanitis (infection or inflammation of the head of penis and foreskin) by 3-fold;
- Decreases risk of urinary tract infection by at least 10-fold;
- Prevention of invasive penile cancer, circumcised men have over 20-fold less likely to have invasive penile cancer;
- Reduces risk of sexually transmitted diseases by 3 to 7-fold;
- Reduces prevelance of prostatic cancer by 1.5 to 2-fold;
- Reduces by up to 5 times the risk of getting cervical cancer in the man's female partner;
- Reduces by up to 5 times the risk of being infected with chlamydia in the man's female partner;
- Circumcised men have better sexual function and sensation if not same.
Risks of circumcision
- Bleeding: 1 in 500 may have small amount of bleeding requiring pressure only; 1 in 1000 may have more serious post operative bleeding requiring suturing;
- Infection: 1 in 4000 can have generalized infection requiring antibiotics excluding localised infection;
- Serious complications requiring hospitalization are extremely rare (1 in 5000);