surgery to remove the skin that covers the head of the penis. This skin is
called the foreskin.
Your child will be asleep during the surgery. The doctor may use pain medicine to numb the nerves in the
surgery area. This is called a nerve block. It helps control pain for several hours after surgery.
You will probably be able to
take your child home 2 to 4 hours after the surgery. You can expect him to
fully recover in 2 to 5 days.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to
all appointments, and call your doctor if your child is having problems. It's
also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the
medicines your child takes.
Surgery can be
stressful both for your child and for you. This information will help you
understand what you can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for your child's surgery.
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Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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