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A circumcision is the operation to remove the male foreskin. 

This procedure is extremely common and is performed for a number of reasons including:

  • recurring infections

  • pain during sex

  • cosmetic reasons

  • BXO balanitis xerotica obliterans 

The procedure will require a general anaesthetic and will last for approximately an hour.

The surgeon will remove the foreskin and seal of any blood vessels with the two remaining edges being stitched precisely together. 

The patient will be able to return home on the sale day as the procedure usually and will experience some swelling, redness and a small amount of pain in the first week.

Regular exercise is to be maintained in the days following the operation to aid the healing process and allow a return to normal activities as soon as possible.

This procedure will normally be covered by the medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with the provider prior to any treatment.

If the patient is paying for their own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.


The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
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L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551