To Circumcise or Not to Circumcise
The official recommendation on circumcision has changed over the last 15 years. In the past, circumcision was recommended for medical reasons because it decreases the risk of urinary tract infections, scarring conditions of the foreskin and carcinoma of the foreskin later in life. However, after thorough research, these problems have turned out to be quite rare if proper hygiene is followed. The decision to circumcise is now more of a cosmetic and cultural choice rather than recommended for medical reasons.
When to Do It
Dr Mansour, Dr. Upton, and Dr. Meyer have extensive experience with performing newborn circumcision. Our providers can perform this procedure in office or at Sharp Mary Birch hospital. In most instances the circumcision is performed in the hospital. Note, circumcision is covered by most insurance plans with the exception of MediCal and Molina. In these cases, circumcision can be performed on a cash pay basis in the office.