Phimosis surgery, also known as circumcision, typically takes about 10-20 minutes to complete. However, the total time you spend in the hospital or surgery center may be longer, as you will also need time to prepare for and recover from the procedure.
The exact duration of the surgery will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the phimosis, the type of anesthesia used, and the surgeon’s experience. For example, if the phimosis is severe or if the surgeon is using a more complex surgical technique, the surgery may take longer.
Here is a general overview of what to expect during phimosis surgery:
- You will be given anesthesia to numb the penis. This may be done with a local anesthetic, a regional anesthetic, or general anesthesia.
- The surgeon will make an incision around the foreskin.
- The surgeon will remove the foreskin and stitch the remaining skin to the head of the penis.
- The surgeon may apply a bandage or dressing to the penis.
After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room to monitor your vital signs and make sure you are comfortable. You should be able to go home the same day as your surgery.
The duration of phimosis surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure being performed and individual factors. Generally, the time required for phimosis surgery is relatively short, often taking less than an hour to complete. The two most common types of phimosis surgery are circumcision and preputioplasty, and the time needed for each may differ:
- Circumcision: Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, although the exact duration can vary based on the surgeon’s experience and the specific technique used. Circumcision can be performed using different methods, such as the conventional surgical approach or newer techniques like laser circumcision.
- Preputioplasty: Preputioplasty is a less invasive surgical procedure that involves making small incisions in the tight portion of the foreskin to allow for stretching and improved retraction. This procedure may take a similar amount of time as circumcision, depending on the complexity of the case.