Circumcision

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds that circumcision has potential medical benefits and advantages, as well as risks. The decision to circumcise an infant is one best made by parents in consultation with their pediatrician, taking into account what is in the best interests of the child, including medical, religious, cultural, and ethnic traditions and personal beliefs. If you have questions about circumcision we encourage you to talk to your pediatrician at the prenatal visit. All three pediatricians do circumcisions in the office up to the age of 1 month. Dr. Ibarra will sometimes do circumcisions in the hospital but only when this is arranged beforehand. With your consent, we will give a sucrose-containing solution to your son with a pacifier as well as inject lidocaine to the base of the penis to provide pain relief during the procedure.

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Care for both the Circumcised or uncircumcised penis

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