Blood-less laser circumcision to treat discomforting penile infections like phimosis in Rajkot from Pristyn Care
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, which covers the glans of the penis. Infant circumcision is carried out in many religions and cultures. Adult phimosis is often carried out to treat and cure various conditions affecting the foreskin such as phimosis, paraphimosis, balanitis, lichen sclerosus, recurrent urinary tract infections, etc.
Phimosis is the condition when the foreskin of the penis becomes abnormally tight, due to which, the penis cannot be retracted to its normal position. Untreated phimosis can lead to other complications like recurrent urinary tract infections and recurrent balanitis (inflammation of the head of the penis, commonly due to infections) as it is difficult to maintain penile hygiene as the foreskin cannot be moved. A tight foreskin can also cause problems with urination, like pain and general discomfort. Phimosis may go away on its own if the condition is mild. But for severe phimosis, the patient may need circumcision surgery as nonsurgical treatment options including medications, phimosis exercises or steroid creams fail to work.
Similar to phimosis is the condition of paraphimosis, in which the foreskin after being pulled behind the head of the penis, becomes stuck there. gathers Paraphimosis is marked by permanently retracted foreskin which cannot be moved back to its regular position. Paraphimosis is a medical emergency as the foreskin gathers over the glans like a tight rubber-band around the penis, causing swelling and pain and restricting the blood flow to the penis. In most cases, paraphimosis is treated with circumcision surgery if other nonsurgical treatment methods are not helpful in pulling back the foreskin to its normal position.
For many males, infections like posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin) or balanitis (inflammation of the glans of the penis) tend to recur. Major complications of chronic penile infections include scar tissue (which can stick the foreskin and the glans together and it is impossible to retract the foreskin) and an increased risk of urinary tract infections. Repeated urinary infections can also affect the kidney function. The urologist may suggest the patient to undergo circumcision as a permanent solution for recurrent penile infections.
Circumcision surgery is usually not the first mode of treatment suggested by the urologist. After a thorough diagnosis, the urologist can find out the severity of the condition and decide if non-surgical treatments (including medications, natural remedies or other nonsurgical options) or surgery is right for the patient. If the condition is not severe, non-surgical treatments can help in the treatment. But for severe cases, where medications and other nonsurgical treatments fail to provide a cure, surgery becomes necessary and should not be delayed.
What are the risks and complications associated with circumcision surgery?
Traditional techniques for circumcision are highly invasive in nature and involve the use of sutures, which can be very uncomfortable as the sutures may take up to 6-8 weeks to heal completely. The risk of side effects and complications is also high in the case of conventional circumcision surgery. As sutures on the penis can be very discomforting and painful, is a relatively safe procedure, and severe complications are rare. The risks, complications and side effects associated with traditional circumcision can include-
- The foreskin might be cut too short or long.
- Improper sutures or other complications with the sutures.
- The wound may not heal properly.
- Excessive blood loss during the surgery.
- Meatal stenosis ( the condition that makes the urine stream to be deflected upward)
- Damage to the urethra
- In rare cases, accidental amputation of the glans of the penis may occur.
- Rarely, blood infection may develop.
- The part of the foreskin left behind may reattach to the penis, which would require another minor surgery.
- Decrease in the sensation of the penis.
Such complications and risks do not occur with laser circumcision. Laser circumcision is a less invasive technique of performing circumcision and is followed by a risk-free and safe recovery period. Consult expert doctors to undergo safe and successful laser circumcision surgery in Rajkot.
How can you make your appointment at Pristyn Care clinic in Rajkot?
You can consult our best doctors for phimosis treatment or to undergo laser circumcision in Rajkot at your nearest Pristyn Care clinic. To book an appointment with our top doctors and urologists, call us at our number or fill out your details and we will get back to you. You can also book an online consultation and consult the doctor via a video call from the comfort of your home.