Circumcision | Apple Valley & Victorville Children's Pediatrics Care

In 2012, after a comprehensive review of all the current scientific evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) found that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks, but the benefits were still not considered great enough to recommend that every single male newborn should be routinely or automatically circumcised. The AAP recommended that the final decision should be left to parents to make in the context of their religious, ethical and cultural beliefs, which is exactly the way Dr. Matney has practiced newborn male circumcision for over 20 years.

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Dr. Matney can educate you about this sometimes-controversial issue and advise you about the risks and benefits for your child. He is happy to answer questions like:

  • What are the benefits of male circumcision?
  • At what age should I have my son circumcised?
  • How safe is circumcision?
  • Does Dr. Matney use a local anesthetic on the baby to reduce pain? (Yes.)
  • Is it OK if I don’t circumcise my son? (Of course it is, it’s your personal choice.)
  • Can I watch the procedure? (Of course you can.)
  • Do I have to watch the procedure? (Of course you don’t.)
  • How do I take care of it afterwards?
  • Can Dr. Matney circumcise my older baby boy or male toddler? (In most cases, yes.)

Dr. Matney has performed thousands of newborn male circumcisions, and parents of boys all over Victorville, Hesperia, Phelan, Adelanto, Apple Valley and Barstow, have found him to be an excellent choice when you need sound professional advice about circumcision for your child.

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