A 30-year-old member asked:
do they put you under anesthesia when getting a circumcision as an adult?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Gujer answered
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Choice: Depending on your medical history there are many safe and effective techniques. Local injection with mild sedation, spinal anesthesia and general anesthesia. They all will work fine. Local sedation has the added benefit of having you ready for discharge home faster because you have received fewer medications than general or don't have to wait for a spinal to were off.
Answered on Feb 9, 2013
Dr. Karen Sibert answered
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Circumcision as an adult takes longer and is more involved than in newborn babies. Most patients prefer to be completely asleep under general anesthesia. The surgeon may be able to use local anesthesia as well to numb the area and reduce the pain afterward. This is a brief procedure that can be done as an outpatient.
Answered on Apr 2, 2014
Dr. Richard Pollard answered
29 years experience Anesthesiology
At least sedation: Most urologists will do this procedure either under IV sedation or under a full general anesthetic. Talk to your anesthesia provider for their preference. Hope that this helps.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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