Childhood Diseases

Posted by: k | 2007/03/27


circumcision advice needed soon


i have a little boy of 16 months and would like to have him circumcised. What procedure do i follow and who do i contact to perform the surgery.
I have heard that GP's can do this in their rooms, is this true?

please help!!

Expert's Reply



Cicumcision is now only done if there is a definite medical or religious reason for the procedure. I would not recommend that the operation, if it is indeed necessary, be done in a GP's rooms.

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Posted by: Fee | 2007/03/29

Hi there,

All our male members in our family had this done. As Zulfa says its a quick procedure. If you are in the PTA area there is GP that does this in Laudium. Dr Aboobaker 0123742775. He does a very professional job and the wound heals in two or three days. All our kids were taken to him to be circumcised witin the first week that they were born due to religious reasons and none had any problems. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

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Posted by: zulfa | 2007/03/29

my son was 6 months when i had him curcumcised due do religious reasons, the procedure is very quick, it takes about 4 days to a week to heal, i haven't heard of GP"s that do it but know of professionals that do circumsitions, where do you live cos if in Cape town there is a surgery in Salt River that is well known for years.

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