Circumcision Clinic in Singapore
Circumcision is the term used to describe the surgical removal of the excess foreskin.
When is it done?
The circumcision procedure is usually indicated in patients with phimosis (tight foreskin opening), recurrent foreskin infections, such as balanitis, and for religious reasons. Around 1,900 cases are performed yearly in Singapore in both private and subsidised institutions and all of them are done as day surgery. This figure excludes cases done in the GP setting for religious purposes.
In our clinic for circumcision, we mostly deal with adult patients that present with phimosis or recurrent foreskin infections.
Does the patient need to fast before circumcision procedure?
As this is done under local anaesthesia, there is no need to fast. In fact, the patient is advised to have a light meal before the procedure.
Is the procedure painful?
The excess skin will be removed under local anaesthetic and stitches along with glue will be used to close the incision. In other words, you will only feel the prick of the needle which is used to administer the local anaesthetic. After surgery, the patient will be prescribed oral painkillers. As absorbable stitches are used, there is no need to remove them a week after the procedure.
Will I be able to pass urine normally after the procedure?
Male circumcision is a common and usually safe procedure. Some patient may experience mild discomfort when passing urine right after the procedure. This is normal and will usually ease off over the next few days.
What are the things I need to look out after the circumcision procedure?
There is a chance of bleeding more than usual or the wound getting infected. This is minimised by stopping the bleeding during surgery and completing a course of antibiotics after the procedure. Besides that, males usually get multiple erections at night while asleep, and if this happens right after the surgery it may cause your sutures/adhesive to break and cause your wound to open up. You can apply a frozen bag of peas on the penis when an erection occurs and causes a lot of pain. This complication is uncommon and if this happens, you will need to consult your surgeon.
Will I be able to live an active life right after circumcision?
You are advised to avoid any activities that may cause pressure or friction at the surgical site for 2 weeks. It’s is advised to put on a brief to hold up the penis and reduce swelling.
A medical certificate is usually given for 1 to 2 weeks to recover.
When can I start being sexually active?
Usually after 4 to 6 weeks.
What is the cost of Circumcision in our clinic?
Circumcision for adults (>21 years old) is currently available at Dr Tan and partners@Somerset.
The surgical cost for the circumcision procedure is $1500.00 and inclusive of follow up to review AFTER surgery.
Before deciding if this procedure is for you, please come and visit our clinic so the doctor can answer your doubts and explain in detail the entire procedure.
Dr. Tan and Partners @Somerset
1 Grange Road,
#10-08, Orchard Building
(Office Tower, above H&M)
+65 6262 0762