Circumcision In Urology

No matter how simple or complicated a procedure may be, going in for surgery is a daunting thought for most. Adult circumcision is not a very complex operation, but the idea of having surgery performed in such a sensitive area can be frightening nonetheless. What should put you at ease is the fact that the success rate of circumcisions is extremely high when it is performed in the right environment and by a qualified individual. If complications do arise, they are generally during the aftercare phase and are likely caused by bleeding or infection. These complications can be easily mitigated with the correct medical support and the right medicine. It is only if a patient fails to address these problems that they may have adverse consequences.  

Why Choose a Urologist for Circumcision?

A circumcision can be performed by a paediatrician, family doctor, general surgeon or obstetrician but most adult circumcisions are performed by a urologist. Urologists specialise in the male reproductive system while having extensive surgical training. What’s more, they are highly qualified to provide patients with professional aftercare advice and expertise in male reproductive disorders that is unparalleled by any other medical practitioner. Urologists receive at least 4 years of specialised training focused specifically on the male reproductive system and the urinary tracts of both men and women. They are also equipped to perform complicated surgeries on urinary tract organs and able to carry out other procedures related to male sex organs, such as vasectomies.

In South Africa, the prevalence of traditional circumcision is what leads to the majority of complications associated with the procedure. When a circumcision is performed for cultural purposes, the procedure is often performed by unqualified individuals using inadequate equipment. Genital mutilation, infection and sometimes even amputation can occur when a circumcision is performed incorrectly or in unsanitary conditions. With traditional circumcision, the majority of complications arise from infections that are contracted after the procedure has been performed, while the patient is in recovery. This highlights the importance of receiving professional advice before the surgery and having access to the correct antibiotics to facilitate a patient’s recovery after the fact. If an infection is left untreated it could lead to the patient requiring extended hospitalisation and in very severe cases, potentially death.
Due to constant advances in medical technology, one should only expect to face minor complications when a circumcision has been performed safely. Entrusting the procedure to medical professionals is the best way to ensure that your surgery is a success. Centurion Day Hospital offers advanced surgical support and medical facilities equipped with the latest technology to ensure that you have everything you need to make a speedy recovery. Visit our website at to schedule an appointment today!