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My preemie has been through enough for the last month. Why should I get him circumcised in the hospital?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Yes

If you plan or had planned on circumcision, have it done in the hospital, rather than separate visit to the Dr..
Don't worry, you will suffer more from the circumcision than he, who will feel only momentary pain. Many Drs refuse to do office circumcisions and condemn the baby to wait 6 months and then have it done under general anesthesia.Have them use LMX anesthetic cream & sweetease to suck on.

In brief: Yes

If you plan or had planned on circumcision, have it done in the hospital, rather than separate visit to the Dr..
Don't worry, you will suffer more from the circumcision than he, who will feel only momentary pain. Many Drs refuse to do office circumcisions and condemn the baby to wait 6 months and then have it done under general anesthesia.Have them use LMX anesthetic cream & sweetease to suck on.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Dr Klauber is dead on. If it is to be done it is best done early. Rate of healing is faster and complications are least seen when done early.
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In brief: Circ or not

If really premie they may not do it.
Personsal decision....If docs deem safe...

In brief: Circ or not

If really premie they may not do it.
Personsal decision....If docs deem safe...
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. George Klauber
Agree with Dr. Sarle. However most babies weighing lbs (approx 1.6 Kg) can be safely circumcised by experienced "circumcisor" of newborns, if penis is normal, apart from merely small. A penis with marked penoscrotal webbing or "hidden" penises are best left to experienced pediatric urologists or pediatric surgeons. Certainly, circumcision should only be performed when surgeon knows can do good job
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