Infant Circumcision in Denver

Circumcision helps reduce the risk of disease, cancers and sexually transmitted diseases

Doctors and scientists worldwide encourage infant circumcision due to the reduced risk of infection, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases. Circumcision can also serve benefit to the cosmetic appearance and heal damage from common problems like frenulum tears.

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What sets us apart

Our expertise

Unlike most hospital doctors, who perform circumcisions sporadically, our doctors perform circumcisions on a daily basis. In our Denver clinic, Dr. Briana Oster is responsible for performing each and every circumcision. Dr. Oster has a background in pediatrics and has been performing circumcisions for over ten years. She is passionate about providing patients and families with the highest standard of medical care, and is happy to talk to parents about what they should expect from the procedure.

Attention to parents

Our top priority is to ensure the comfort and confidence of our patient’s families, while providing the highest standard of medical care. We never rush parents and are happy to take the time to answer all of your questions.

Reduced stress on your baby

While many parents choose to circumcise their babies in the hospital just after birth, medical research suggests that this is not the best option for your baby’s health. Birth is a traumatic experience for your baby’s body, and doctors suggest allowing at least a week of recovery time before performing circumcision. The best time to perform your baby’s circumcision is between 7-21 days of age. Families should try their best to have circumcisions done as close to this time period as possible, as very young babies are less aware, recover faster, and have a lower risk of complication.

Comfort

We know that circumcisions can be stressful, and our highly-trained doctors and staff are dedicated to ensuring an experience that is as quick, comfortable and straight-forward as possible. Our clinics include separate rooms for consultation, relaxation & waiting and procedures, and all are equipped with advanced medical technology. From start to finish, our doctors are always happy to answer questions and ensure all of our families feel comfortable and confident in the procedure.

Benefits of Circumcision

Improved hygiene: In uncircumcised men, substances such as bacteria, dead skin cells, and bodily secretions often build up beneath the foreskin, which increases the risk of infection and swelling. Research shows that balanitis (swelling of the penis) is 3-4 times more likely in uncircumcised men. Many uncircumcised men also suffer from the build-up of a white, “cheese-like” substance called smegma, which gives off an unpleasant smell.

Decreased risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV: Due to improved hygiene, circumcised men have a greatly reduced rate of sexually transmitted infections. Clinical trials demonstrate that circumcision can reduce HIV infection risk by up to 60% and can reduce the risk of human papilloma virus (HPV) and herpes by up to 30%. Both HPV and herpes have been linked to penile cancer.

Decreased risk of urinary tract infections (UTI): UTIs are infections of the kidney, bladder, and urethra that can lead to discomfort, kidney problems, meningitis, and (in rare cases) infection of the bone marrow. Clinical studies show that uncircumcised baby boys contract UTIs at a rate 10-12 times higher than circumcised baby boys. Meanwhile, uncircumcised boys and men are 4 times more likely to contract a UTI over the course of their lifetime than circumcised boys and men.

Prevention of phimosis: The circumcision procedure entirely eliminates the risk of phimosis, a condition in which the foreskin becomes so tight that it is difficult or impossible to retract. Phimosis can result in infection, pain, kidney stones, and UTIs. The condition affects approximately 1 in every 10 men over the course of their lives.

Decreased risk of penile cancer: Cancer of the penis occurs almost exclusively in men who have not been circumcised. While the reason for this is not entirely known, researchers suspect it is related to known risk factors, such as phimosis and the build-up of smegma (a thick smelly substance that forms beneath a poorly-cleaned foreskin).

Decreased risk of cervical cancer in women: By decreasing the spread of sexually transmitted viruses that cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, circumcision has been shown to significantly reduce the rate of cervical cancer in sexual partners.

Decreased risk of prostate cancer: Prostate cancer, which accounts for a quarter of all new cancers in American men, occurs at significantly lower rates in circumcised men. This is thought to be the result of lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases among circumcised men.

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Infant Circumcision in Denver

Circumcision helps reduce the risk of disease, cancers and sexually transmitted diseases

Doctors and scientists worldwide encourage infant circumcision due to the reduced risk of infection, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases. Circumcision can also serve benefit to the cosmetic appearance and heal damage from common problems like frenulum tears.

Request an Appointment

What sets us apart

Our expertise

Unlike most hospital doctors, who perform circumcisions sporadically, our doctors perform circumcisions on a daily basis. In our Denver clinic, Dr. Briana Oster is responsible for performing each and every circumcision. Dr. Oster has a background in pediatrics and has been performing circumcisions for over ten years. She is passionate about providing patients and families with the highest standard of medical care, and is happy to talk to parents about what they should expect from the procedure.

Attention to parents

Our top priority is to ensure the comfort and confidence of our patient’s families, while providing the highest standard of medical care. We never rush parents and are happy to take the time to answer all of your questions.

Reduced stress on your baby

While many parents choose to circumcise their babies in the hospital just after birth, medical research suggests that this is not the best option for your baby’s health. Birth is a traumatic experience for your baby’s body, and doctors suggest allowing at least a week of recovery time before performing circumcision. The best time to perform your baby’s circumcision is between 7-21 days of age. Families should try their best to have circumcisions done as close to this time period as possible, as very young babies are less aware, recover faster, and have a lower risk of complication.

Comfort

We know that circumcisions can be stressful, and our highly-trained doctors and staff are dedicated to ensuring an experience that is as quick, comfortable and straight-forward as possible. All of our clinics are newly renovated within the last year and are designed to provide our patients and their families with an unparalleled level of comfort and privacy. Our clinics include separate rooms for consultation, relaxation & waiting and procedures, and all are equipped with the most advanced medical technology. In order to ensure the privacy of our patients, all rooms are outfitted with full sound-proofing and white noise machines. From start to finish, our doctors are always happy to answer questions and ensure all of our families feel comfortable and confident in the procedure.

Benefits of Circumcision

Improved hygiene: In uncircumcised men, substances such as bacteria, dead skin cells, and bodily secretions often build up beneath the foreskin, which increases the risk of infection and swelling. Research shows that balanitis (swelling of the penis) is 3-4 times more likely in uncircumcised men. Many uncircumcised men also suffer from the build-up of a white, “cheese-like” substance called smegma, which gives off an unpleasant smell.

Decreased risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV: Due to improved hygiene, circumcised men have a greatly reduced rate of sexually transmitted infections. Clinical trials demonstrate that circumcision can reduce HIV infection risk by up to 60% and can reduce the risk of human papilloma virus (HPV) and herpes by up to 30%. Both HPV and herpes have been linked to penile cancer.

Decreased risk of urinary tract infections (UTI): UTIs are infections of the kidney, bladder, and urethra that can lead to discomfort, kidney problems, meningitis, and (in rare cases) infection of the bone marrow. Clinical studies show that uncircumcised baby boys contract UTIs at a rate 10-12 times higher than circumcised baby boys. Meanwhile, uncircumcised boys and men are 4 times more likely to contract a UTI over the course of their lifetime than circumcised boys and men.

Prevention of phimosis: The circumcision procedure entirely eliminates the risk of phimosis, a condition in which the foreskin becomes so tight that it is difficult or impossible to retract. Phimosis can result in infection, pain, kidney stones, and UTIs. The condition affects approximately 1 in every 10 men over the course of their lives.

Decreased risk of penile cancer: Cancer of the penis occurs almost exclusively in men who have not been circumcised. While the reason for this is not entirely known, researchers suspect it is related to known risk factors, such as phimosis and the build-up of smegma (a thick smelly substance that forms beneath a poorly-cleaned foreskin).

Decreased risk of cervical cancer in women: By decreasing the spread of sexually transmitted viruses that cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, circumcision has been shown to significantly reduce the rate of cervical cancer in sexual partners.

Decreased risk of prostate cancer: Prostate cancer, which accounts for a quarter of all new cancers in American men, occurs at significantly lower rates in circumcised men. This is thought to be the result of lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases among circumcised men.

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What You Can Expect & FAQs

For the comfort of your child, please feed him before coming to your appointment. We suggest bathing your son with soap on the morning of the procedure. Be prepared with extra diapers, blankets, and a pacifier.

You should arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. At the start of your appointment, the doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area and allow about an hour for it to take effect. Once anesthesia is achieved, the actual circumcision procedure will take only a few minutes to perform. You should expect your entire appointment to last approximately an hour and a half.

At Precision Medical Solutions®, we use the Plastibell method of infant circumcision. Originally introduced in the 1950s, the Plastibell is the most clinically tested and safest method available for babies. In contrast to the surgical method of circumcision, which relies on the steadiness of the doctors’ hands to ensure straight sutures, the Plastibell uses its perfect circular shape to guarantee a clean surgical line. The procedure, which can be performed in a matter of minutes, results in minimal bleeding, and does not require the use of sutures.

Our doctors use both a shorter-term topical anesthetic and a longer-lasting penile nerve block to ensure minimal discomfort both during and after the circumcision procedure. The anesthetic is applied topically at the start of the appointment and given at least 50 minutes to become fully effective. Once the treatment area is numb, a small injection of lidocaine is used to create a penile nerve block that lasts throughout the procedure and for hours afterward.

The circumcision procedure takes only a few minutes to perform once anesthesia is achieved. The doctor begins by fitting a thin bell-shaped piece of plastic or “Plastibell” between the head of the penis and foreskin and surrounding the foreskin with a small ligature. This naturally blocks the supply of blood to the foreskin and causes the excess skin to try and fall off. The process is similar to how an umbilical cord falls off. There is minimal bleeding and no need for sutures. Although the Plastibell device is left on the penis at the end of the procedure, it will fall off on its own in 3 to 14 days (10 is average). One of the main advantages of the Plastibell technique over surgical alternatives is that the device’s perfect circular shape ensures the correct amount of skin is removed and a clean surgical line is left behind. The Plastibell technique has been used safely and effectively on tens of thousands of patients over the last 60 years and is one of the most popular and trusted methods for circumcising infants.

At Precision Medical Solutions®, we use multiple pain blocking techniques, including a long-lasting anesthetic that remains effective for a few hours following the procedure. Parents will receive detailed care instructions to take home, which will be reviewed during the visit.

No. The anatomy of your child’s penis will not be affected. The foreskin is the only thing that is altered during circumcision, and there is no possibility of altering the penile length or girth.

There are a handful of existing medical conditions you should inform your doctor of prior to your child’s circumcision. For instance, you should tell your doctor if your child was born with hypothyroid, heart disease, or an infectious disease. You should also tell your doctor if there is any family history of a bleeding disorder. If your child was born prematurely (under 37 weeks at birth) or was born with a congenital abnormality of the penis, we recommend discussing your options with your doctor prior to the procedure.

While many parents choose to circumcise their babies in the hospital just after birth, medical research suggests that this is not the best option for your baby’s health. Birth is a traumatic experience for your baby’s body, and doctors suggest allowing at least a week of recovery time before performing circumcision. The best time to perform your baby’s circumcision is between 7-21 days of age. Families should try their best to have circumcisions done as close to this time period as possible, as very young babies are less aware, recover faster, and have a lower risk of complication.

Our fee for circumcising infants up to 2 months old is $395*.

*For all of our procedures, we require a credit card at the time of booking in order to hold the appointment. We charge a $100 fee for no-shows and last-minute cancellations. Please note that, although this fee is non-refundable, if you are able to notify us at least 7 days in advance of your original appointment and reschedule, the fee can be rolled over into the cost of the newly-scheduled appointment.

Yes, we offer financing for our infant circumcision procedures over a six-month period through CareCredit. To apply for the CareCredit card, click here.

No. The anatomy of your child’s penis will not be affected. The foreskin is the only thing that is altered during circumcision, and there is no possibility of altering the penile length or girth.

There are a handful of existing medical conditions you should inform your doctor of prior to your child’s circumcision. For instance, you should tell your doctor if your child was born with hypothyroid, heart disease, or an infectious disease. You should also tell your doctor if there is any family history of a bleeding disorder. If your child was born prematurely (under 37 weeks at birth) or was born with a congenital abnormality of the penis, we recommend discussing your options with your doctor prior to the procedure.

While many parents choose to circumcise their babies in the hospital just after birth, medical research suggests that this is not the best option for your baby’s health. Birth is a traumatic experience for your baby’s body, and doctors suggest allowing at least a week of recovery time before performing circumcision. The best time to perform your baby’s circumcision is between 7-21 days of age. Families should try their best to have circumcisions done as close to this time period as possible, as very young babies are less aware, recover faster, and have a lower risk of complication.

Our fee for circumcising infants up to 2 months old is $395*.

*For all of our procedures, we require a credit card at the time of booking in order to hold the appointment. We charge a $100 fee for no-shows and last-minute cancellations. Please note that, although this fee is non-refundable, if you are able to notify us at least 7 days in advance of your original appointment and reschedule, the fee can be rolled over into the cost of the newly-scheduled appointment.

Yes, we offer financing for our infant circumcision procedures over a six-month period through CareCredit. To apply for the CareCredit card, click here.

For the comfort of your child, please feed him before coming to your appointment. We suggest bathing your son with soap on the morning of the procedure. Be prepared with extra diapers, blankets, and a pacifier.

You should arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. At the start of your appointment, the doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area and allow about an hour for it to take effect. Once anesthesia is achieved, the actual circumcision procedure will take only a few minutes to perform. You should expect your entire appointment to last approximately an hour and a half.

At Precision Medical Solutions®, we use the Plastibell method of infant circumcision. Originally introduced in the 1950s, the Plastibell is the most clinically tested and safest method available for babies. In contrast to the surgical method of circumcision, which relies on the steadiness of the doctors’ hands to ensure straight sutures, the Plastibell uses its perfect circular shape to guarantee a clean surgical line. The procedure, which can be performed in a matter of minutes, results in minimal bleeding, and does not require the use of sutures.

Our doctors use both a shorter-term topical anesthetic and a longer-lasting penile nerve block to ensure minimal discomfort both during and after the circumcision procedure. The anesthetic is applied topically at the start of the appointment and given at least 30 minutes to become fully effective. Once the treatment area is numb, a small injection of lidocaine is used to create a penile nerve block that lasts throughout the procedure and for hours afterward.

The circumcision procedure takes only a few minutes to perform once anesthesia is achieved. The doctor begins by fitting a thin bell-shaped piece of plastic or “Plastibell” between the head of the penis and foreskin and surrounding the foreskin with a small ligature. This naturally blocks the supply of blood to the foreskin and causes the excess skin to try and fall off. The process is similar to how an umbilical cord falls off. There is minimal bleeding and no need for sutures. Although the Plastibell device is left on the penis at the end of the procedure, it will fall off on its own in 3 to 14 days (10 is average). One of the main advantages of the Plastibell technique over surgical alternatives is that the device’s perfect circular shape ensures the correct amount of skin is removed and a clean surgical line is left behind. The Plastibell technique has been used safely and effectively on tens of thousands of patients over the last 60 years and is one of the most popular and trusted methods for circumcising infants.

If you are considering circumcision for your toddler or older child, we may recommend the Shang Ring technique as an alternative to the Plastibell. The Shang Ring provides a similar experience to the Plastibell, but is designed specifically for older boys and adults. Like the Plastibell, it is safe, effective, and results in minimal bleeding and scarring. Precision Medical Solutions® is one of the only clinics in the country that offers the Shang Ring as an alternative to surgical circumcision. Please contact our office today if you would like to learn more about the Shang Ring method of circumcision for your toddler or older child.

At Precision Medical Solutions®, we use multiple pain blocking techniques, including a long-lasting anesthetic that remains effective for a few hours following the procedure. Parents will receive detailed care instructions to take home, which will be reviewed during the visit. Dr. Oster will also personally call you within 24 hours of the procedure to check on your child’s recovery.

We accept most PPO insurance plans and the majority of insurance companies do cover the procedure.

Research

Circumcision is supported as a beneficial procedure by an overwhelming amount of medical research. Studies on circumcision show the procedure reduces risk of cancers, diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. Below you’ll find some research from trusted institutions on the topic.

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