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what amount does re-circumcision cost?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Varies by Dr & State: Look up urologists in Yellow Pages & call their offices to find out. Remenber most circumcisions are performed under general anesthesia & in a hospital or surgicenter, both will charge. You might find a urologist who will perform a circumcision in an office procedure room under local anesthetic. That would be the cheapest. $300.00 is a fair charge for a newborn circ. in the office.
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Re-circumcision is no less surgery than virgin circumcision; at times, it can be even more tricky in "perfecting" it than .... So, it should charge at least the same - not less; but, payment from insurance company may arguably vary for less. So, ask and check it.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Depends.....: Depends on your insurance, whether or not an "incomplete " initial circumcision was performed, symptoms.... If done in a physician's office under "local" anesthesia, and you're paying cash, probably somewhere between $500.00 - to - $1,500.00.

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Should we circumcise the baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Personal choice: In the US circumcision is commonplace, 80-90 %, France 30%, Australia 30%, great Britain 10% (not covered by national health insurance). There is data suggesting increased life risks of UTI & STD if not & I remember it being the most requested elective surgery among young enlisted men during my Navy years. If it is done at all it is easiest and heals quickest in newborns.
A 21-year-old member asked:

For what reasons do you perform circumcisions?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Because you ask: Circumcisions are a personal choice common to various religious or cultural practices. They are common to some parts of the world and not other. They are simple and heal rapidly in newborns but become problamatic as you get older. There are some supportive data on uti's & std's. In the end it is a matter of personal choice.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor performs a circumcision?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Depends where you are. In some locales, the pediatricians do them, while in others the ob's do them. Depends on who has kept their training up. I, for instance, haven't done one for 12 years, so it wouldn't be me, but the ob's are happy to do them. A few family practice docs will do them, especially the "old time ones", and ones in rural areas, .
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Also what are the different religious beliefs on circumcision?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Different: Jews and muslims are for it, because torah and koran support it. Christianity and other religions (major ones) don't support for religious purposes. I am not sure about some "minor" cults, though.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Also fundamental Baptists follow biblical teachings and circumcise. Many African tribes circumcise as a right of passage to manhood, this might be considered religious. Anciet Egyptians according to murals in tombs in Valley of the Nobles, practiced circumcision possibly to remain in favor with the gods.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the healthiest circumcision style?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Sleeve resection: For adults, and plastibell circumcision in infants.

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