Circumcision,circumcision is theprocess of removingthe skin coveringthehead of the penis andmakingthetip of penisvisible.Circumcision is performedforreligiousreasonsorformedicalreasons, as in MuslimandJewishcommunities.Inflammation of theforeskinandclosure of theopening at theend of theforeskin is calledphimosis. Phimosisis alsoknown as “bitiklik” in common. Thisis theone of the main medicalreasonforrequiringcircumcision.
Whenshouldthecircumcision be performed?
Ifcircumcision is not a medicalnecessity, it is recommendedthat it be donebefore 2 years of ageorafter 6 years of age. But ifthere is a medicalnecessity, it can always be done.
How is thecircumcisiondone?
Circumcisionshould be performedunderlocalanesthesia (regionalanesthesia of the penis) or general anesthesia (completeanesthesia) in theoperatingroomenvironment. Therearemanycircumcisiontechniques, all of whichaimtocuttheforeskin, controlthebleedingandsewthecutends.
Circumcision is a surgical procedure and should never be underestimated. It must be done by a physician who is a specialist in this field. Circumcision can be performed by urology, pediatric surgery and pediatric urology.