Corrective procedures are fairly rare in regards to circumcisions. The most common correction occurs when the original circumcision did not remove enough foreskin. When this occurs, there is a risk of the extra skin fusing to the glans, which can lead to aesthetic and, potentially, medical issues. This is the type of correction that should be dealt with as soon as it is noticed. Of course, there are other types of corrections that may need to be performed. If you think you or your son may need a corrective procedure, contact Rabbi Karesh for a free consultation.
The Level of Hygiene
Corrective circumcision procedures are performed in a clinical setting with a Board Certified Urologist, a highly trained team, and a sterile surgical environment. Of course, all of the utensils are sterilized in an autoclave.
The Medical Procedure
After injection of the pain medication with high gauge needles, patients can be confident that the pain during the procedure is at a minimum. Most patients feel no pain at all throughout the procedure. In addition to local anesthetics to the point of incision, we also provide patients with a penile block to minimize discomfort after the circumcision. Additionally, patients are given a presciption for pain management for the days that follow the circumcision. In many cases, patients don't even fill the prescription.
If the patient in need of a correction is a toddler, we may opt for IV sedation, which is performed on site by our partner, Stat Anesthesia.
As for the procedure itself, the method is, of course, dependent on the needs of the patient and is determined by the urologist. In general, the procedure takes between 30-45 minutes. When needed, self-dissolving stitches are used to minimize future discomfort.
The aftercare for corrective procedures depends on the correction performed. Typically, the aftercare is simply the application of anti-biotic ointment over the course of a few days.