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Frequently Asked Questions

By Dr.Sachin Kuber posted July 20, 2016
Boys and men who are circumcised have less chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). An STD is a disease you catch from sexual contact. An example is HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS.Circumcision lowers the risk of cancer of the penis, which is very rare.
Males who are circumcised have a slightly lower risk of getting a urinary tract infection. That's an infection affecting the bladder, kidneys, or the tubes that urine goes through as it leaves the body.
If you're circumcised, there's no worry that you'll get an infection of the foreskin.
Circumcision means you'll never get phimosis -- a condition in which very tight foreskin gets stuck to the penis.

How much does a circumcision cost?

 The price varies for infants and adults. In addition, for adults the price varies further based on whether it is a new or revised circumcision and whether a general anesthesia is required. Please contact our office for more information.

Is a pre-surgery blood tests required?

Laboratory tests are required for surgical circumcision (Click here for detail )

No pre-exam is required for alisklamp circumcision, but we do require a consultation before the procedure. The consultation can be combined with your circumcision appointment and takes about 30 minutes.

How is the procedure done?

In surgical circumcision surgery which takes 25 minutes and it is done under simple painless local anesthsia. After the surgery you will be kept under observation for 3 hours . After that you can easily walk home. In alisklamp circumcision method, it is done in 15 minutes and after another 15 minutes of observation , you can walk home.This is also done under mild local painless anesthesia.

Is there an age limit?

No. Circumcision can be done at any age, from birth to the very old. For those under 18, we require a guardian's consent.

Can any Doctor perform a circumcision?

Yes, but while all doctors are trained to perform circumcisions, most do not conduct the procedure with Non surgical technique . Dr.Kuber uses Alisklamp techniques to ensure the end result is clean and healthy looking. And he takes great care to understand your needs so you are satisfied with the outcome.

Am I awake during the procedure?

Yes, we use a local anesthesia and you are awake during the procedure.

How long is the recovery time?

 You will be able to walk and travel immediately following the procedure with minor discomfort. For the first week we recommend keeping your activity to moderate levels, including limiting the amount of exercise you do. Sexual activity can usually resume after four to six weeks.

When can I join office after Circumcision?

 Usually one day rest after circumcision is enough(Surgical), No rest required in case of Alisklamp circumcision.

What happens if I get an erection while I'm still healing?

For the first few days after surgery you will likely feel some degree of discomfort or minor pain when you have an erection. This is normal and there should be no bleeding because of it. You will be given pain medications after the procedure to make you more comfortable. Dr. Kuber recommends taking the medicine before going to bed in case you have an erection while you sleep.

I’m traveling from out of town. Do I need to stay overnight?

No, you don’t need to stay overnight and can fly or drive back home the same day.

can you make changes to an existing circumcision?

Yes. We can change the appearance or tightness of a circumcision. We can also help mask suture marks from a previous circumcision.This is called as revison circumcision.

What is a "circumcision revision"?

A "circumcision revision" is a change to the appearance of the original circumcision. The original may be too loose, have unappealing scars or even skin tags. A circumcision revision can correct many of these problems. We can help patients change how their circumcision looks and attain their desired goals. 

Will it affect my urination?

There should be no changes in your urination after healing. If the procedure is performed for balanitis or phimosis, your urination will improve a great deal.

What is a "high and tight"Cosmetic Circumcision?

 "High and tight" refers to how the circumcision looks. "High" means the circumcision line is closer to the body. "Tight" means the skin is not loose even when the penis is soft. "High and tight" is the most common look and is desired by most patients. This is covered under cosmetic circumcision.

How will it affect my sensitivity? None of Dr. Kuber's patients have reported a change in sexual sensitivity after the procedure. There are websites that report an increase or decrease in sensitivity in the head of the penis, but again, he has not heard this feedback.

When can I have sex after circumcision?

Sexual intercourse after Circumcision Surgery -Important:- 1.After circumcision surgery sexual intercourse is forbidden till 6 weeks or 45 days. 2.After 6 weeks - Sexual intercourse is allowed slowly with the use of condom for protection of wound.Condom has to be used for every sexual intercourse for 1 month. 3.After 1 month you can resume to have sex without condom.