Male circumcision is a surgical procedure in which part or all of the foreskin of the penis is removed.

Reasons for circumcision:

  • Medical reasons:
    Phimosis (narrowing of the foreskin)
    Inflammation of the foreskin and glans
  • cultural and religious reasons:
    People with a Muslim or Jewish background opt for ritual circumcision.
  • Hygienic reasons
  • Sexual reasons

Circumcision is performed under local anesthesia for infants from the age of 10 days to three months or under a light general anesthesia from the age of one year.

We use both the classic and the so-called ring method. With the ring method, there is no visible stitching after circumcision.

Circumcision is only covered by statutory health insurance if there is a medical indication.

In the case of a ritual circumcision, the costs are not covered by health insurance.

A written consent from the legal guardian (parents) is required.