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Why choose Nuffield Health Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital for your private circumcision?

Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital has been providing unrivalled private urology care in the North East for decades. Since opening in 1973, our dedicated team of urologists have built an exceptional reputation in Northumberland and surrounding regions for their personalised approach to private healthcare and excellent patient outcomes.

Whether you are considering circumcision to improve your wellbeing or for personal/religious reasons, our consultants will provide you with expert advice, explaining the benefits and possible risks associated with circumcision, so you are well informed before making a decision to go ahead with treatment.

Our hospital is conveniently located in Jesmond, a quiet suburb five minutes away from Newcastle's city centre. Our spacious hospital grounds enable us to offer plenty of free parking, as well as easy access to public transport.

How to book a private consultation with a urologist at Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital

If you are thinking of having a circumcision, you will need to book a consultation with one of our experienced men's health experts in Newcastle, who will discuss your treatment options and provide expert advice. To book, please call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 0191 281 6131.

Alternatively, fill out a contact form above and we will get back to you at a more convenient time to arrange a consultation.

What is the foreskin?

The foreskin is the flap of skin that covers the head of your penis. This skin flap is usually loose enough to be pulled back over the top of the penis (the glans). The foreskin protects the head of your penis from damage.

Why do I need circumcision?

  • Repeated infections may have damaged your foreskin
  • You may find sexual intercourse painful because the foreskin is too tight
  • Phimosis - a condition where the foreskin is very tight and cannot be pulled back over the head of the penis. Forcing it back may cause damage and form a ring round the penis, cutting off some blood supply
  • Balanitis - an infection with swelling and redness of the foreskin.

What happens during circumcision?

  • Circumcision takes 30 to 60 minutes
  • It can be done using a variety of anaesthetics
  • An anaethetist will discuss what method will be used before your circumcision
  • The procedure is usually done as a day case meaning you can go home the day of your surgery
  • Your consultant will make an incision behind the head of your penis and remove the entire foreskin
  • In older patients the skin may be stitched using dissolvable stitches.

After your circumcision:

  • Take pain relief medication for the first few days following surgery
  • You may experience swelling and redness
  • Wear loose clothing
  • A bit of petroleum ointment applied to the exposed skin may help ease any irritation
  • Patients can take up to 4-6 weeks to heal. Be sure and discuss any return to work with your consultant
  • Adult patients will be given specific instructions about resuming sexual activity once the wound has healed
  • Most patients make a good recovery from circumcision. As with any procedure there could be complications such as pain. bleeding or infection.

Specific complications of circumcision may include:

  • Decrease sensitivity during sexual activity
  • Damage to the urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder)
  • Unsatisfactory appearance.
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