Circumcision is the surgical removal of the layer of skin (called foreskin or prepuce) that is covering the tip (glans) of the penis. Although it is a very common procedure, it is complicated as well that requires medical care and needs to be done by a well-experienced circumcision doctor. ALSA Pakistan is leading the way in healthcare and always prioritize patient safety and satisfaction. We provide circumcision in Lahore with the best possible care at reasonable circumcision cost.
Circumcision cost in pakistan
ALSA Pakistan is the go-to place for all types of circumcision surgery for infant boys. Since it is difficult to find an atmosphere as peaceful and welcoming as the one we provide here at our surgical institute for circumcision or Khatnay. However, circumcision surgery is also known as sunatain in Pakistan. The circumcision cost in Pakistan ranges from 15,000 – 20,000 with local anesthesia and 30,000 – 35,000 pkr under general anesthesia. We can circumcise infants as little as a few days old and as old as six months. Moreover, Dr Muhammad Mohsin, our in-house pediatric surgeon, conducts circumcision in Lahore with the utmost care and adherence to all applicable safety conventions, guaranteeing your child’s health and well-being.
Scope of interests
Newborn circumcision is performed usually within 10 days after birth. When done by a professional khatna specialist, the risk of complications and discomfort is minimized.
1:The newborn lies at his back with legs and arms restrained.
2:We proceed by cleansing the penis and surrounding area.
3:Then we apply either an anesthetic injection or anesthetic cream to avoid any discomfort.
4:We attach a plastic ring is to the penis and remove the foreskin.
5:Then we cover the penis with an ointment such as topical antibiotic or petroleum jelly and wrap it loosely with gauze.
6:The whole procedure takes about 5-10 minutes.
Circumcision care and swift healing of your newborn at ALSA Pakistan
1: Your newborn can be irritated or fussy as the anesthetic wears off, and you will have to be extra gentle with him and avoid putting pressure on the penis while holding him. Giving the baby pacifier dipped in sugar water and swaddling him can also keep the baby calm and comfortable.
2: The penis heals within the next seven to ten days. The tip of the penis may be sore, swollen, and the penis may look red. There might be a small amount of yellow fluid at the tip of the penis as well. This occurs as a part of the normal healing process.
3: It’s OK to wash as the penis heals but don’t use diaper wipes. You can change the dressing with each diaper change which will be required for the first two or three days. Change the diaper often and make sure it is not tightly wrapped. You can apply a dab of petroleum jelly on the tip of the penis even when the dressing is no longer required to keep it from sticking or rubbing to the diaper.
4: If there is a plastic ring rather than a bandage, it will drop off on its own, usually within one week. Once the penis heals, you can wash it normally with soap and water during bath time.
Lifelong circumcision benefits
Many studies show that the health benefits of circumcision surgery outweigh the minor risks of the procedure and are rewarding for the rest of life as it prevents many problems later in life as well. Circumcision benefits include;
ALSA Pakistan for best circumcision surgery
Complications such as bleeding or infection are possible when circumcision is not done by qualified personnel. At ALSA Pakistan, our child specialist Dr Muhammad Mohsin performs circumcision with extreme care and strict hygiene measures to make sure the safety and security of your baby.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the baby circumcision take to heal?
It can take some weeks to get healed completely. The bruising on the scrotum and at the base of the penis is normal, and it should disappear in some days. There may be green/yellow scabbing that indicates healing. Using Vaseline/ petroleum jelly or an antibiotic ointment on the penis around the incision helps with the sensitivity.
How should I care for the baby after the circumcision surgery?
Here are a few tips you should keep in mind for postoperative care of your child.
- Keep the area clean to minimise the risk of infection.
- A small amount of blood is expected after the circumcision surgery. However, watch out for excessive bleeding.
- Keep track of how often your baby urinates.
- If your son is irritable or crying excessively, you should see your pediatrician immediately.
- Swelling of the penis in the first few days is quite normal. However, if you observe that it is not getting better or worsening with time, it may be an infection.
- Watch out for any visible symptoms of infection, such as swelling, pus, and fever.
When should I call the doctor after the surgery?
Just like any other surgery, there may be some complications in circumcision surgery. However, they are not that frequent. So, if you see any of the following signs, you must call the doctor.
- Excessive bleeding
- Extreme redness
- Swelling of penis or scrotum
- Fever: more than 101℉ oral, under arm or forehead temperature, and more than 102℉ rectal temperature.
When is the best time to get my boy circumcised?
Circumcision is performed in nurseries. Pediatric urologists and pediatricians also provide this service. It is recommended that you get your baby circumcised as soon as possible because, in the later stages, the risk of complications worsens. Typically, the child is circumcised before he reaches 12lbs. Approximately it is about two months of age for a full-term infant. If your child is past this stage, it is better to wait until he is six months old. Hence, circumcision surgery can be performed under general anesthesia in an operating room.
Is the circumcision surgery performed under anesthesia?
During the circumcision surgery, the baby receives a numbing injection at the tip of the penis. It is more like getting a numbing injection in the root of a tooth for a procedure. This injection relieves the pain for about two hours. You can also try giving the baby Tylenol to settle the pain.
When can I start bathing my child after the surgery?
Avoid bathing your child for at least two days after the surgery. It is recommended that you sponge bathe your child instead of bathing. A warm bath cleaning the penis gently with soap and water is good. Carefully clean the area near the scrotum and anus. If there are any stool residues on the incision, gently pour warm and soapy water and tap it to dry.