Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin covering the tip of the penis. It is most commonly performed on infants; however, some adults choose to have the procedure for religious, cultural, cosmetic, personal hygiene or medical reasons.
Adult circumcision is more complicated than infant circumcision, but it is still considered a minor surgical procedure. Adult circumcision is performed in a out-patient surgery center while the patient is under general anesthesia. The man will leave the surgery center on the same day as the operation. He should arrange to rest at home for about about a week before returning to work.
Depending on the reason for circumcision, insurance may cover the procedure. Urology San Antonio also welcomes private pay patients. For men without insurance or whose policy does not cover elective circumcision, the urologist’s fee is $625. The outpatient surgery center and anesthesiologist involved in the operation are separate businesses and will invoice you independently.
The first step in scheduling a circumcision is to book an in-office evaluation. At that appointment, your urologist will answer your questions, perform a physical exam and discuss pre-procedure instructions. To book an office appointment, simply call the urology clinic most convenient to you or call our main appointment desk at (210) 614-4544 and our team will assist you in selecting a urologist.
Updated Tuesday, September 21, 2010