Circumcision

ABC Pediatrics Fresno -  - Pediatrician

ABC Pediatrics Fresno

Pediatrician located in Fresno, CA

Around 60% of males in the United States are circumcised, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At ABC Pediatrics Fresno in Fresno, California, Katayoon Shahinfar, MD, performs pediatric circumcisions for infants and children. A circumcision is a common procedure that requires precision and experience. To schedule a circumcision with an experienced pediatrician, call ABC Pediatrics Fresno today.

Circumcision Q&A

What is a circumcision?

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that removes the protective foreskin from the tip of the penis. While the procedure is not necessary, it is common in many cultures and religions. Many parents choose to have their children circumcised soon after birth. However, the procedure can happen at any age. 

If you choose circumcision for your son, most health experts recommend scheduling the procedure within the newborn period to prevent complications. 

What are the benefits of circumcision?

Circumcisions offer many benefits for men, including:

  • Lower risk of urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Reduced risk of penile cancer
  • No risk of phimosis (inability to retract the foreskin)
  • Minimized risk of balanitis (infection of the glans — the head of the penis)

There are very few risks with circumcisions. The most common are complications when physicians don’t remove enough foreskin. Serious complications, such as excessive bleeding, are extremely rare. In general, circumcision is a very quick and safe procedure.

To learn more about circumcision, call ABC Pediatrics Fresno today.