you will find a complete resource for pertinent information, such
as costs, how to schedule a procedure, travel information, forms
to complete prior to arrival, and post-operative care instructions.
Remember that if you have any questions that are not addressed here,
please do not hesitate to contact
us. We pride ourselves on our high level of professionalism,
so please know that your confidentiality is highly respected and
of February 19, 2008 the fee for first-time circumcisions and revisions
is $2500. If the foreskin is non-retractable, the fee is $3000.
We do not accept insurance for these services.
procedures are performed on Mondays.
you are not comfortable with having the procedure performed using
local anesthesia given by injection in the penis, please contact
us to speak with someone about the costs and requirements for having
the procedure performed under general anesthesia.
All patients 50 years of age and older must obtain a statement from a primary care physician stating that he is an appropriate candidate for a minor procedure under local anesthesia.
the time of scheduling, a 50% deposit will be required. This payment
is accepted via major credit card and is non-refundable. Your balance
will be respectfully requested on the day of your procedure and
can be paid via cash or credit card. No personal checks
To make an appointment, please call (678) 904-0833
will work with you to schedule a convenient time for your consultation
and procedure, which both can be on the same day if you so wish.
to keep your wait in our offices to a minimum, we have put the following
forms online that you should print out, complete, and bring with
you to your initial office visit.
New Patient Forms
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The Circumcision Center® is located in Atlanta, Georgia. There are
many low fares into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and
our location is a convenient 40-minute, $2.50 train ride by MARTA.
a map of the area, please click
You will not
be given general anesthesia (you will not be put to sleep), so please
eat a light meal before arriving. Closely trim all of the pubic hair from
the base of the penis.
It is recommended
that you have supportive underwear, such as briefs or boxer briefs
to wear after the circumcision. Feel free to bring reading material
or a personal stereo with headphones.
underwear and elevate the penis on your abdomen to minimize swelling.
It is also recommended that you limit fluid intake to that amount
which satisfies your thirst. Excess fluids may lead to more swelling.
Also, limit salt intake.
with which you leave the procedure holds the healing wound in place.
Without it, the wound will become disrupted. You will be told how
long to leave the dressing in place after the procedure. The dressing
must be left in place for the full amount of time specified. Cover
the dressing with waterproof material for showering. The dressing
may cause the urine stream to spray. Use a hair dryer to dry the
dressing if it becomes wet.
To remove the
dressing, first sit in the tub to saturate it with water and then
unwrap it. You should not expect the sutures to be ready to come
out at this point, though in some cases they may be. The sutures
will break down and dissolve under the skin line such that it will
not be obvious that they are dissolved. You should gently pull on
the knots of the sutures with tweezers, and when they have dissolved,
the sutures will pull out easily and painlessly. If it hurts when
pulling on them, then stop and wait a few more days before trying
again. Soaking in the bathtub and keeping the suture line lubricated
with Neosporin and/or Vitamin E ointment will help the material
dissolve more quickly. Some sutures will not be ready to come out
until three or four weeks after the surgery.
Do not expect
the wound to have a good cosmetic appearance when the dressing is
removed. In fact, the incision usually looks terrible. The photos
on the Web site are at three to twelve months postoperatively. Be
patient and it will improve dramatically. It is also common to develop
gaps in the wound between the second and fourth weeks. The wound
is not going to open up. Just allow it to heal and the gaps will
disappear in a few months. Re-suturing is not appropriate and is
harmful to the final outcome. If you have questions about healing,
e-mail photos to Dr. Cornell for his review.
may be resumed after one month.