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What kind of doctor performs a circumcision?
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Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Several
It can be done by the ob, the baby's pediatrician or a local surgeon or urologist.

In brief: Several
It can be done by the ob, the baby's pediatrician or a local surgeon or urologist.
Dr. Stefania Lima
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Family practice can do so if they are trained.Not all Pediatricians are trained to do the procedure during residency. I wasn't.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatricians + Family or General practice doctors have to pay amalpractice premium if they perform circumcisions, OBs, Urologists and Surgeons do not. Apart from not being trained, as a reason why many primary care Drs. do not circumcise. They would have to perform 10-20/year just to pay the malpractice surcharge.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Obstetricians, urologists, pediatric & general surgeons, some pediatricians and family or general practitioners circumcise infants.
Non surgeons have to pay higher malpractice premiums and thus do not do them. Children of all ages are cir'd by urologists or pediatric surgeons. Adults are best circumcised by urologists.

In brief: Many
Obstetricians, urologists, pediatric & general surgeons, some pediatricians and family or general practitioners circumcise infants.
Non surgeons have to pay higher malpractice premiums and thus do not do them. Children of all ages are cir'd by urologists or pediatric surgeons. Adults are best circumcised by urologists.
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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, .

In brief: 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, .
Dr. Michael Amster
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