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Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin (called the foreskin) covering the head of the penis. It is often done soon after birth by the mother's obstetrician.

For various reasons, a baby may not be a candidate for a circumcision soon after birth due to an acute healthcare problem or an anatomical reason that requires an evaluation by a pediatric urologist. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and benefits.

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Role of the Foreskin

Benefits of Circumcision

Circumcision Procedure

Pain Control

After Circumcision

Call Your Child's Doctor for These Symptoms

Last Updated: 07/2014