Circumcision (removal of the foreskin)
Circumcision is the total or a partial removal of the foreskin of the penis for urologic reasons or on the patient’s request. The surgery helps cureredness, swelling, pain, itchiness, and undesirable secretions caused by inflammation of the foreskin.
We recommend this surgery if:
- inflammation of the foreskin recurs more than 3-4 times a year;
- the foreskin is constantly red, sensitive, has patches, begins scarring;
- phimosis is diagnosed.
Boys who are diagnosed with congenital phimosis must undergo a circumcision but doing it before the child is 1 year old is not recommended. It has been proven that men with congenital phimosis who did not undergo circumcision in their childhood have a 10 times higher chance of getting a penile cancer.
The patient can go home and take on activities which are not physically demanding within 24 hours after the surgery. Those who do manual labour can go back to work the next day. The patient can resume sexual relations after 6 weeks.
We close the incision with dissolvable thread, therefore you will not need to return to have your sutures removed.
Do not delay! Treatment is easier and scarring and cancer risk can be averted if inflammatory diseases of the foreskin are diagnosed in time.
Circumcision price includes the urologist’s consultation, an ultrasound, lab tests necessary prior to the surgery, and the surgery itself.
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
When are the examinations are carried out:
What should you know about the circumcision procedure?
- a complete blood count;
- blood coagulation test (APTT);
- electrocardiogram (EKG) and its evaluation;
- blood glucose level test;
- other tests if you have chronic diseases, as prescribed by your doctor.
The patient can bring their test records from other healthcare institutions, or they may have them done at the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. The tests take 2 hours. The tests must be performed no earlier than 14 days before the surgery.
The foreskin of the penis is cut off and frenuloplasty is performed during the surgery. The surgery takes 45-60 minutes. The patient can go home on the same day, usually 3-4 hours after the surgery. The patient can take a shower after a few days and workout after a week. There is very little post-operative pain. The dressing has to be changed once a day, and the wound specially cleaned. Thread does not need to be removed. It is dissolvable and falls out in 3-4 weeks. Once the last piece of thread falls out, the patient can resume sexual relations.
For 2 weeks after the surgery, it is recommended that the patient:
- abstain from sexual activity;
- not have a bath and not swim in a pool or open water.
If the wound is healing well, does not weep, and there are no signs of infection, the patient is allowed to take a shower 3-4 days after the surgery.
Reasons to choose us
- Consultation and exams done in 1 day.
- The surgery can be performed the same week after the consultation.
- The patient can go home within 24 hours after the surgery.
- The rate of hospital-acquired infections is 0 in 5 years.
- The surgery is performed by some of the most experienced doctors in Lithuania.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
More common complications:
- wound infection.
Less common complications:
- excessive foreskin removal resulting in shorter penile length or ‘buried’ penis;
- insufficient foreskin removal resulting in secondary phimosis;
- injuries to the glans penis, urethra, or corpora cavernosa.
If circumcision is not an absolute necessity, we recommend discussing all possible positive and negative consequences of the surgery in detail with the doctor and then making a responsible decision.
It is important to remember that if circumcision is professionally done and a surgical wound is appropriately cared for, complications are rare.