Laser circumcision for adults and children
S H Ho Urology And Laparoscopy Centre
Surgery, Doctor, Urology
In laser circumcision, the excess foreskin is removed with a laser beam. The laser beam cuts as well as controls bleeding from the skin, resulting in a very tidy wound. This technique allows exact proportions of skin and mucous membrane to be removed. As a result, it causes less bleeding and a quicker recovery from surgery.
The patient is discharged on the same day of surgery. They will be prescribed pain-relief, antibiotics and anti-inflammation medications. The wound wound require a dressing cover for the initial 2-3 days only. As the procedure only involves removal of the foreskin and not affecting the urinary tube, passage of urine is normal after surgery.Most patients can return to work within 2 -3 days.
Children recover much quicker from the procedure. The surgical wound heals within 7-10 days. Return to sports can gradually commence from the second or third week after surgery. Adult circumcisions require 4-6 weeks of abstinence from masturbation or intercourse after the surgery to allow for wound healing.