What to Expect at Your Child's Circumcision Appointment
Expect your circumcision appointment to last approximately 90 minutes. After you meet your doctor, they will review any medical history and examine your infant in order to assure that circumcision can be performed safely and effectively. You will be able to ask your doctor questions about the procedure and about the risks and benefits of circumcision. Your infant will be given Tylenol before the procedure.
The circumcision will be performed in a procedure room. You will wait in a separate room near your baby. A local anesthetic will be given before the circumcision to numb the penis. After the procedure, a dressing may be applied along with antibacterial ointment. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes.
Upon completion of the procedure, your infant will return to the examination room and you will be able to feed him. He will be monitored for about 20 minutes. Post-procedure care will also be reviewed.