Circumcision and Paediatric Surgery at Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital

Written by Eve Bandusena | Parents Avenue’s Writer

Circumcision is a process whereby the foreskin which covers the head/glans of the penis is surgically removed exposing the tip of the penis and can be done as quickly as a few days within birth.

This procedure is a rite of passage most commonly observed across different cultures with different theological reasons. However, circumcision can be done for health concerns and can even contribute to many benefits for your child as mentioned on Mayo Clinic:

  • Easier hygiene.Circumcision makes it simpler to wash the penis. However, boys with uncircumcised penises can be taught to wash regularly beneath the foreskin.
  • Decreased risk of urinary tract infections.The risk of urinary tract infections in males is low, but these infections are more common in uncircumcised males. Severe infections early in life can lead to kidney problems later.
  • Decreased risk of sexually transmitted infections.Circumcised men might have a lower risk of certain sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Still, safe sexual practices remain essential.
  • Prevention of penile problems.Occasionally, the foreskin on an uncircumcised penis can be difficult or impossible to retract (phimosis). This can lead to inflammation of the foreskin or head of the penis.
  • Decreased risk of penile cancer.Although cancer of the penis is rare, it’s less common in circumcised men. In addition, cervical cancer is less common in the female sexual partners of circumcised men.

However, circumcision must be performed in a clean and sterile operating theatre in order to minimize certain risks such as:

  • The foreskin might be cut too short or too long
  • The foreskin might fail to heal properly
  • The remaining foreskin might reattach to the end of the penis, requiring minor surgical repair
  • Decreased sensitivity in the head of your child’s penis
  • Bleeding during and after procedure

This is why choosing a qualified paediatrician should be every parent’s priority.

To be able to assess, understand and anticipate the needs of children takes great skill. This is why having a qualified paediatric surgeon and paediatric anaesthetist with an extensive and specialized training and expertise ensures a positive surgery outcome is important.

With the combination of circumcision and paediatric surgery at Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital, parents need not look further.

Talk to our qualified paediatric surgeons at Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital.

Make an appointment with our paediatric surgeon today.

For more information, visit our website at call us at 088-518-888 or drop by our hospital Riverson @ Sembulan, Block A-1, Lorong Riverson @ Sembulan, Borneo, 1, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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