The LSC carries out baby circumcisions at its practice in East London from the East London Mosque’s flagship centre, the Maryam Centre.
What is a circumcision?
Circumcisions are common for baby boys in certain parts of the world, and it involves removing the foreskin covering the tip of the penis. Whether you are circumcising your baby boy for religious practice or for his general health and well-being, the London Surgical Centre is here to help you through the process. We carry out circumcisions for baby boys in a sterile and safe environment, from our clinic in London.
When should you circumcise a baby?
Most parents tend to arrange a circumcision for their child when they are still a baby, if not a newborn. This makes it easier to manage and the least amount of pain or discomfort is caused to the little one, and they are unlikely to remember the procedure ever took place.
It is crucial your baby is healthy and well, before any circumcision procedure should ever take place. This will help reduce any risks
Muslims and Jews usually circumcise their male children in accordance with the laws and practices of their faith, and there are also numerous health benefits for individuals that are circumcised. It is important to note that there is absolutely no basis for ‘female circumcisions’ in Islam – and these practices are illegal and criminal offence by law in the UK.
Other cultures, also practise circumcisions for boys as part of their traditions. But it is highly advised to have the procedure carried out by a professional surgeon and with local anaesthetic.
The most common and surgical standard for carrying out a circumcision on a baby boy, is using the Plastibell (™) Circumcision Device. This is a clear plastic ring that is used for the procedure during a short 10 minute surgery, to remove the foreskin.
The surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic, which helps to reduce the pain from the surgery and virtually painless other than 10 seconds pain from the injection with a smallest needle.
The plastic ring usually falls off after the surgical procedure within 3-7 days. Parents are usually advised to monitor the progress of their baby, and keep the area clean.
Benefits of Circumcisions
Boys who have been circumcised benefit from fewer infections and are at reduced risk for:
- Foreskin infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Penile cancer
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
- Phimosis, a condition sometimes observed in uncircumcised males which makes full and free retraction of foreskin impossible