CIRCUMCISION : presentation
Why perform a circumcision?
The foreskin is a fold of skin that covers and protects the glans.
Circumcision refers to the partial or total removal of foreskin in the case of phimosis or paraphimosis. Dr. Diacakis performs this operation at his practice or in clinic.
Phimosis refers to a narrowing of the preputial orifice which prevents the foreskin from retracting behind the glans. This may be congenital, or may be due to scarring.
Paraphimosis refers to a constriction of the preputial ring, which is retracted behind the glans and prevents it from recalculating. This is considered a surgical emergency; we perform a manual reduction under anaesthesia or a debridement of the skin through a superficial, longitudinal incision. If left untreated, patients risk urinary or sexual difficulties and infection or inflammation of the foreskin, glans, and urethra.
Prior to Circumcision
Patients are required to take a pre-operative consultation for assessment prior to a circumcision operation. The operation may be performed under local, loco-regional, or general anaesthesia. For cases requiring general anaesthetic, patients should see the anaesthetist at least 48 hours prior to the operation.
During the procedure, Dr. Diacakis removes the foreskin in order to leave the glans more or less completely uncovered. We use absorbable stitches. In most cases, it is necessary to cut and suture the foreskin brake during the operation.
This operation is carried out on an outpatient basis. Post-operative discomfort is typically minimal and temporary, though you will be provided with painkillers. Patients may feel discomfort in the glans for a few days after the operation.
Full healing from this operation usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. Stitches resorb on their own in two to three weeks. Patients will need to perform local treatments for a few days.
Patients may begin showering three days after the operation, and bathing after two to three weeks. Patients should refrain from sexual intercourse for a period of time determined in evaluation with Dr. Diacakis (typically four to six weeks).
Patients may experience bleeding or swelling after the operation; in some cases, local care or reoperation may be required. In rare cases, patients may experience painful, embarrassing or unseemly scarring. Patients have also occasionally reported a decrease in sensitivity during sexual intercourse.
Circumcision Operation Costs
A consultation for circumcision with Dr. Diacakis costs 100 euros.
The cost of a circumcision operation varies according to different factors, including the magnitude of the operation, the chosen clinic, desired services, and any potential associated operations.
During the consultation, you will receive an estimate including :
- The cost of the clinic (operating theater fees, accommodation in a single room)
- Surgeon fees
- Anaesthetist fees
- Assistance costs
- Application of 20% VAT (in cases not covered by social security)
Only the first consultation is charged. Dr. Diacakis does not charge a fee on any other pre- or post-operative consultation.
For all cosmetic operations, patients are given a minimum reflection period of fifteen days.