Starlight Pediatric Primary and Urgent Care is here for you when your child needs circumcision in Casa Grande, AZ. Dr. Bayo Atolagbe and Dr. George Onyia provide circumcision to children of all ages though it is typically recommended for newborns in the first week of life. Keep reading to find out why, and come see us if you have more questions about circumcision.
What is circumcision?
Circumcision is a simple procedure that removes the foreskin from the tip of the penis. The foreskin is a piece of skin that covers the tip of the penis and over time as the child grows it is able to be pulled back or retracted. We can help if you're looking for a circumcision specialist in Casa Grande, AZ, or just looking for an opinion on whether your child should be circumcised.
What are the benefits?
Some people have their children circumcised due to cultural beliefs, but there are medical benefits to having the procedure. If a baby boy is circumcised he is less likely to develop urinary tract infections, especially during the first few years of life. Later in life, being circumcised can help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Most babies are circumcised in the hospital within a few days of birth. Circumcision can be done at any age, so you can wait and let your child decide to have the procedure or not. However, there are benefits to having the procedure done soon after birth. Newborns can get through the procedure with just numbing ointment, but older children need to be sedated, making it riskier. Speak with your doctor about your insurance because circumcision is often covered but only for newborns.
If you have questions about circumcision in Casa Grande, AZ, Starlight Pediatric Primary and Urgent Care can help. To make an appointment with Dr. Atolagbe and Dr. Onyia, contact us at (520) 510-0087.