Adult Circumcision

Fees Table
Age Group Deposit Balance Total Fee
16 years and above £400 £400 £800

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At The Modality Circumcision Service, we pride ourselves on the fact that our surgeons are highly skilled and trained and capable of carrying out circumcisions in all age groups. Our youngest patient to date has been 4 days old and our oldest, 56 years.

Why do Adults choose to get circumcised?

Adults decide to get circumcised for numerous reasons. At our centre we have carried out adult circumcisions for cosmetic, personal hygiene, religious/cultural as well as medical reasons. The common medical conditions that have led to some of our adult patients seeking a circumcision are phimosis and BXO (Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans). We have also “re-done” previous circumcisions carried out at other clinics. Whatever the reason for circumcision, our doctors make every effort to ensure that the cosmetic outcome is satisfactory to the patient.

What Method of Circumcision is used for Adults?

The most preferred method of adult circumcision at The Modality Circumcision Service is the “sleeve resection” method. According to the World Health Organisation manual on Adult Male Circumcision, the sleeve resection method requires good surgical skill and cosmetic results are better than the forceps guided and dorsal slit method. At our circumcision centre the surgeons have the skill to carry out all three methods and will at times, when necessary, combine or modify the methods. This is because every patient is different and the experienced and skilled surgeon will be able to choose and adjust the circumcision method that is suitable for a specific patient.

What style of circumcision can I have?

The style of circumcision is also important to adults who seek to have the procedure carried out for cosmetic reasons. The commonly known styles of circumcision are: Medium, Low & Loose, Low & Tight, High & Loose and High & Tight. These differing styles of circumcision are dependent on how much outer and inner skin is removed and where the scar line is placed. Some men also prefer for the frenulum to be removed (frenulectomy).

The angle of the scar line is also important to those adults who seek a cosmetic circumcision. Again, the sleeve resection method allows for the “V” scar to be placed on the ventral aspect of the penis. This style of scar follows the natural outline of the sulcus of the penis and cannot be achieved with the forceps guided method of circumcision.

Will I feel any pain during the procedure?

Before the circumcision, the penis is made numb by injecting a local anaesthetic around the base of the penis. We use a combination of Dorsal Penile Nerve Block and a Ring Block. This ensures that there is no pain during the circumcision procedure and the anaesthetic effect can last up-to 6 hours. The patient remains fully awake during the circumcision procedure.

Do I have to come back to have the stiches removed?

We use absorbable/dissolvable stiches (commonly 4.0 Vicryl Rapide) and thus there is no need to come back to the clinic to have them removed. They can take between 2-6 weeks to completely dissolve but some patients report that the stiches dissolve within 10 days.

Some patients prefer to have non-absorbable sutures. In these situations we would use 4.0 Ethilon and the patients can either come back to our clinic or make their own arrnagments with their GP to have them removed.

What are your infection control policies?

Our circumcision clinic operating theatres are modern and of a high standard. They are equipped with electro-hydraulic operating beds and overhead theatre lights. This ensures a safe operating environment.

We have strict infection control procedures that meet all Care Quality Commission standards. We use only sterile single use equipment and instruments for the circumcision. This means we do not reuse any surgical instruments.

After the circumcision we dispose of all used materials. This ensures that we comply with the highest level of infection control and reduce the risk of our patients acquiring any type of infection. Because of this we do not use certain circumcision methods that require the same equipment to be reused on other patients.

What Aftercare is provided?

We will send out detailed written aftercare information, together with other important documents, once you make the booking. After the procedure you will be taken to a separate recovery room and the doctor will go through the aftercare in more detail.

Testimonials and Comments from Adults Circumcised at Modality Circumcision Service

The staff were excellent – from the administration at first point of contact, through to Dr Shafii. I was initially quite nervous, however Dr Shafii made me feel relaxed throughout the procedure. I am very happy with the cosmetic results and would highly recommend the Modality Circumcision Service.

Jason Gallagher – Exeter

Dear Dr Shafii, I had my circumcision carried out at your clinic in December 2014, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for a very professional service. Your communication and explanation of the procedure was excellent and I am very pleased with the final cosmetic outcome. There were no issues after the procedure, was reassuring to know that you were accessible 24 hours a day. Once again thank you for the excellent service.

Mr Stuart McLoughlin - Birmingham

Dear Modality Circumcision Service, I had my circumcision in November 2014. Overall I am very happy with the service you provided and was impressed by the facilities and your staff. I noted that you are CQC approved and the latest report on the clinic was very impressive. Not only would I recommend your service, I would also be very happy to speak to the Care Quality Commission for any future inspections.

Tariq Khan - Birmingham


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