Once your baby is born, there are many decisions that you’ll have to make. You obviously want to be well informed so that you can make the best choices that will help your child and benefit them in their life. When you find out that you’re having a boy, there is one specific choice that you will have to make a decision about.
You may not be aware that we provide circumcisions in our office at The Pediatric Specialist Medical Group. Dr. Hasell has been performing circumcisions for over 30 years so in that respect is a circumcision specialist. We will be happy to explain exactly what circumcision is and help you determine if circumcision is the right choice for your baby.
What is a Circumcision?
Circumcision is a simple procedure that removes the foreskin from the end of the penis. You may get your child circumcised for religious or cultural reasons, but there are also benefits to circumcision. Baby boys that have been circumcised are shown to be less likely to develop urinary tract infections, especially in the first few years of life. As an adult, people that are circumcised also have a reduced risk of spreading sexually transmitted infections.
It's important that you speak to us after your baby boy is born so that you can be properly informed and make the best decision. We will be happy to discuss exactly how the circumcision is done as well as the risks and benefits and timing of the procedure, which is best done in the first month of life. Most insurances cover this procedure but your baby must be enrolled on your insurance plan first.
Contact Your Pediatrician Today!
Find out if circumcision is the best choice for your child. Contact us at The Pediatric Specialists Medical Group in New Port Richey, FL, to learn more today. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (727) 375-5437.