Circumcision

For parents of baby boys, the decision of whether or not to have a newborn male circumcision is a very personal and sometimes difficult one. Like any surgical procedure, there are certain risks and benefits, and some pros and cons. Whether you have a circumcision or not, Dr. Matney and his staff will support you in either decision.

If you wish to have your new baby boy circumcised, Dr. Matney is very skilled in the procedure and he has done many thousands of them. His staff can schedule the procedure in his office, and give you all the necessary information and medical recommendations you will need in order to make the right decision about newborn circumcision that is best for you and your baby boy. If you are unsure, you can discuss everything in person at your first newborn visit with Dr. Matney, and then our staff can scheduling the procedure at a later time. Staff can also answer any questions you may have about the procedure fee or insurance coverage.

Most parents of baby boys getting circumcisions usually incorporate that procedure into their first or second office visit, but others want to wait a little longer. Dr. Matney can typically do the routine procedure for baby boys up to 10 pounds or 2 months of age, whichever comes first, but he can also discuss other circumcision options with you in person for any older or bigger baby boys.

At the time of the procedure, you will be allowed to observe the procedure if you wish to, but that will be your choice to make, and we won’t push you either way. We prefer to let baby have a small amount of milk or sugar water to drink, which keeps him calm and helps with pain, and Dr. Matney will be using a local anesthetic injection. You will be given printed aftercare instructions, which Dr. Matney and his staff will go over with you. For aftercare, you will need some Tylenol, and Neosporin ointment.