What is the Meaning of Circumcision
The sleeve of skin and mucosal tissue that ordinarily covers the glans (head) of the penis is surgically removed with circumcision surgery. The foreskin is a double layer that is sometimes referred to as the prepuce.
What is the Purpose of the Foreskin
When erect, the foreskin provides adequate loose skin for the penis to occupy. It’s a moveable skin sheath for the penis that reduces friction and the need for artificial lubricants while also allowing the glans and foreskin to naturally stimulate each other during intercourse.
What are Some of the Causes for Circumcision Surgery
It is used to treat and prevent a variety of medical problems, including balanitis, balanoposthitis, phimosis, and para-phimosis. Dr. Purnendu Bhowmik, one of the most experienced circumcision doctors in Kolkata, discusses each of these in detail:
Phimosis: The foreskin does not pull back from the tip of the penis in phimosis. A baby boy’s foreskin is usually tight when he is born. With time, the foreskin begins to retract. By the time the boy reaches the age of three, the foreskin has completely loosen up, and this is no longer a concern. Phimosis is a prevalent problem among young males that is self-curable. Adults, on the other hand, require prompt and appropriate treatment because it may result in infertility.
Para-phimosis: The foreskin becomes caught behind the head of the penis in this scenario. The blood supply to the end of the penis may be reduced as a result of this. Para-phimosis is a medical emergency that requires rapid medical attention.
Balanitis: Balanitis occurs when the head of the penis becomes inflamed or swollen as a result of a variety of sexually transmitted infections, such as skin irritation, thrush, or other skin disorders. Circumcised individuals are usually unaffected by this issue. The best treatment for this condition is surgical circumcision. Balanitis is not only treated with laser circumcision, but it is also prevented in the future.
Balanoposthitis: It is a condition in which the glans penis and foreskin become inflamed. Pain, discomfort, a burning sensation, and peculiar discharge from the penis are all symptoms of this condition. This syndrome can sometimes result in skin erosion or sores.
What is Laser Circumcision Surgery and How It is Done
Laser circumcision is regarded as the most effective and long-lasting treatment for phimosis and other foreskin-related disorders in Kolkata. The urologist removes the excess foreskin from the head of the penis during laser circumcision. It is a painless and bloodless surgical technique with nearly no risk of infection or problems during or after the procedure. It also doesn’t leave any scars or wounds. It takes about 10-20 minutes to perform the operation. Painless laser circumcision is a simple procedure that can be performed on both adults and children. After laser circumcision, healing is also swift and painless. Because laser circumcision is a day-care operation, the patient can go home the same day after resting at the hospital for a few hours.