Baby & Newborn Circumcision
At Comfort Procedures, we specialize in performing circumcision procedures for newborns, infants to 24 weeks, boys age 12 and up, teens, and men of all ages. Our team of trained professionals is dedicated to providing the highest standard of male medical care and we offer a range of circumcision options to meet your needs and preferences.
If you are considering circumcision for your son or for yourself, we encourage you to explore the information available on our website and to contact us for a consultation. Our team is here to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about circumcision.
If you have decided to have your son circumcised it is recommended to get the procedure done as early in life as possible.
You can contact Comfort Procedures at 469-931-0684 to confirm our next available appointment in Dallas at our Richardson clinic. We deliver the highest quality care to make the procedure as quick and easy as possible.
The price for infant circumcision starts at $385 for infants up to 28 days. The pricing changes depending on the age of your son. Please call us at 469-931-0684 so we can provide pricing for the age of your child.
Circumcising Your Infant at Our Clinic in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
At Comfort Procedures Clinic, our goal is to make the process as safe, comfortable, and stress-free as possible for all of our patients. Our practice specializes in providing a gentle, comfortable circumcision for your son. Our team is led by Dr. McAuliff, who has extensive experience in performing circumcision procedures and is committed to providing the highest level of care to all of his patients. We offer a range of services and support after the procedure to ensure that you and your child have the best possible experience at our clinic. If you have any questions or concerns about circumcision, we encourage you to contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.
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Dr. McAuliff and his team are available to answer any questions and provide detailed instructions on post-surgery care for your son.
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The Comfort Procedures Experience
Our practice is dedicated to providing only a few specialized male procedures and has optimized the circumcision experience for our patients as a result. We have served thousands of families, including clients from around the globe, with specialized systems and processes that are unmatched by even neighborhood hospitals.
The Best Care for Your Baby Boy
Before the circumcision, you will receive instructions on how to prepare your son for the procedure. To ensure your baby’s comfort, it is important to time his feedings correctly and give him Baby Tylenol before and after the surgery. During the procedure, we provide sugar pacifiers because it has been found that, because they are unusual, they tend to distract and entertain your baby during the procedure and frequently result in calming your baby so that he sleeps through the entire process.
Follow Up Care for Your Baby Boy
You will receive both written and verbal instructions for caring for your son after the circumcision. Our primary goal is to minimize discomfort and facilitate the healing process. We will provide detailed information on how to minimize the risk of infection and what warning signs to look out for in case of any complications. Dr. McAuliff is always available by phone and will promptly respond to any concerns or questions you may have.
Baby Circumcision Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ideal age for a baby circumcision?
The ideal age for the circumcision of your son is between 7-28 days of age, as newborns have a shorter recovery period and a lower risk of complications. We do perform the procedure on babies up to 24 weeks old. Because our appointments fill up quickly, it is generally best to schedule the procedure as soon as you have a delivery date or as early as possible during the recommended time period.
Does the circumcision operation hurt my baby?
Our pain control process, which has been shown through published research to be highly effective and results in little to no pain often leads to babies sleeping through the entire procedure. If they cry, it is because of sensations which are new to them; it is not because of pain.
What can I expect my baby to be like after the circumcision?
It is normal for a baby to sleep for 6-8 hours and potentially miss a feeding after the procedure. It is also normal for a baby to be slightly irritable for a few hours. Most babies return to their normal selves within a day or two.
You prefer this comfortable circumcision method. What do other doctors use?
Many doctors use the Gomco clamp technique for circumcision; however, we do not because it is more complex and takes longer to perform than our method.
Some doctors use the Plastibell technique, which requires that a small plastic device remains attached to the penis for several days. This can be a longer and potentially more uncomfortable procedure for the baby.
Why are doctors recommending Comfort Procedures for their patients?
Our circumcision procedure takes only a few minutes and includes various pain mitigation methods such as soothing music, a sugar pacifier which has been shown to reduce pain perception, a custom baby cradle, a topical numbing cream and a local anesthetic.
Patient care is our top priority. One major advantage of having the procedure done at our clinic is that we do not charge hospital administration fees. Our clinic is specifically designed to meet the needs of families seeking infant circumcision, and our focus on procedures and operations ensures the best outcomes, setting us apart from other circumcision providers.
What complications are possible from circumcision?
Actual complications are extremely rare. Temporary break-through bleeding may occur; however a piece of gauze held on the area for 2-3 minutes with pressure will generally staunch the bleeding. Prolonged major bleeding is uncommon but may require a visit to an emergency room. Redness and pus indicates infection; however, this is generally avoided by following post-surgery instructions or using Polysporin. A desired cosmetic result is an individual preference.
Are more serious complications possible, such as trauma to the penis?
While complications are always a possibility when surgery is involved, none of our patients who have undergone circumcision using this method have experienced trauma.
How long until the circumcision is completely healed?
Healing occurs gradually and occurs in stages. Most newborns show signs of healing within the first week.
Do I need a physician referral in order to make an appointment?
No physician referral is necessary for you to make an appointment. You may call our office to make an appointment: 469-931-0684.
Do all doctors use the same anesthetic method?
Not all doctors use our method because they may have different beliefs and practices regarding the use of anesthesia. Our technique is fast and comfortable for the patient. Using our topical numbing cream and the local anesthetic has been safe and effective for tens of thousands of patients over the last 25 years, reducing pain and discomfort when combined with multiple anesthetic methods.
A Baby Circumcision Clinic
Various doctors use various circumcision techniques so it is important to consider these various methods when selecting the facility for your son’s circumcision. Dr. McAuliff’s method has been refined and standardized through the experience of several thousands of procedures, ensuring that your baby receives the best care and the safest, most comfortable circumcision possible.
Infant Circumcision Care After the Procedure
You will receive detailed instruction for taking care of your son after the procedure. Please visit the “After Circumcision Care” page for full details.
Potential Benefits of Infant Circumcision
Parents who come to our Texas clinic choose circumcision for their son for cultural or religious reasons or for potentially improved health outcomes or for personal or cosmetic reasons. It is important to make an informed decision that is right for you and your baby.
Improved genital hygiene
Microorganisms can accumulate under the foreskin, leading to inflammation and conditions such as balanitis/balanoposthitis (inflammation of the head of the penis). Uncircumcised boys are twice as likely to experience balanitis. Smegma, which accumulates under the foreskin and produces an unpleasant odor when combined with bacteria, can also be a concern.
Reduced risk of urinary tract and bladder infections
Infants are more prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs) because the microorganisms under the foreskin have a greater chance of migrating up the urethra. Studies have shown that circumcised infants have a 10-fold reduction in the risk of UTIs. UTIs can be painful and potentially dangerous, leading to kidney inflammation and scarring. Some studies have indicated that newborn circumcision may provide a protective effect against UTI which can extend into adulthood.
Reduced risk of phimosis after circumcision
Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin is too tight to fully retract, possibly resulting in UTI, local skin infection, pain while urinating, retention of urine, kidney stones, or sexual dysfunction. Circumcision eliminates the risk of phimosis, which affects 1 in 10 older boys and men.
Reduced risk of penile cancer
Invasive penile carcinoma is strongly associated with a history of phimosis. Studies have shown that circumcision may substantially reduce the risk of invasive penile cancer by reducing a history of phimosis.
Reduced risk of prostate cancer
Uncircumcised men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer, which may be related to an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections and a chronic state of inflammation.
Reduced risk of HIV/AIDS
Circumcision has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission by 3 times. The inner lining of the foreskin is thin and vulnerable, making it easier for HIV to enter. Uncircumcised men are more prone to ulceration and tearing, which can increase the risk of HIV transmission.
Reduced cervical cancer in women
A circumcised male partner can reduce a female’s risk of cervical cancer by over 5 times. This is due to the reduced risk of adherence and colonization of the human papillomavirus. HPV multiplies in epithelial cells found on the surface skin of the penis and it is thought that the foreskin may facilitate the virus entry into those cells.
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What are the Risks of Circumcision?
While the circumcision procedure performed at our Richardson clinic is generally considered routine and low risk, it is always best to caution that with any surgery there is always a degree of risk.
Prolonged bleeding may occur after the circumcision for some infants but is usually controllable by gauze applied with pressure. In rare cases, it is advisable to go an emergency room or stitches may be required.
A bleeding disorder such as hemophilia may require advice from a pediatric hematologist before proceeding with a circumcision.
The risk of infection after surgery is low and usually preventable through the use of sterile technique and hygiene .
In cases where there is a significant amount of pubic fat, the penis may become covered by the fat and be partially buried. In rare cases medical intervention will be necessary; in most cases, as the baby grows and becomes more active, the buried penis resolves itself.
Meatal stenosis (narrowing of the urethra) or phimosis (a narrowing of the shaft skin opening over the head of the penis) as a result of the circumcision is extremely rare but may occur (1 in 1000) so it must be mentioned. Medical intervention will alleviate this.
Suboptimal cosmetic result (shaft skin too long or too short) is an individual opinion so is not predictable.
Trauma resulting in permanent damage to the penis or more serious complications, including death, have never occurred in Dr. McAuliff’s practice.
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