Although many men were circumcised as children, some men desire circumcision as adults, either for cosmetic reasons or because of certain health conditions (infections or stuck foreskin: phimosis). The reconstructive urologists at University of Utah Health are expert in both circumcision and frenulotomy, which are precise plastic surgery procedures. Schedule a consultation with one of our specialists and learn your options.

How the Procedure Is Performed

Circumcision

Typically, a newborn circumcision is done using a clamp device. With a teenager or adult, a much more precise surgical procedure is required to get a good cosmetic outcome. For either circumcision or frenulotomy (also known as a frenulectomy), the procedure can be performed under a good local anesthetic or the patient may elect a general anesthetic. Both procedures are done as outpatient. A special dressing is left on for several days and then is removed, either at home or in the office.

Some men are concerned about the cosmetics and sensation of the penis after circumcision. There are vocal groups that consider circumcision to be a barbaric practice. While it is certainly true that the penis looks and feels differently after a circumcision, patient choice and the treatment of painful and harmful conditions of the foreskin are the most important. Most studies do not show worsening of sensation or sexual pleasure after circumcision. Additionally, circumcision does not shorten the penis. If a patient has unsightly scarring from a previous circumcision, these can also be repaired successfully.

Frenulotomy

A variation of circumcision is when a patient has a tight frenulum (the tissue between the head of the penis and the underside of the penis). This may cause pain or bending during erection. This condition can be treated by a procedure called frenulotomy.

James M. Hotaling, MD, MS, FECSM

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Dr. Hotaling is a fellowship-trained urologist specializing in Male Infertility and Men’s Health. He completed his undergraduate work at Dartmouth, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in history and biophysical chemistry.  He then went to Duke for medical school and completed a 6-year residency at the University of Washington, where he t... Read More

Specialties:

Andrology, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Urology, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center 801-587-1454
University Hospital 801-587-1454
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 801-587-1454

Sara Lenherr, MD, MS

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Dr. Lenherr is a urologist who focuses on treatment of female incontinence and management of bladder dysfunction caused by neurologic disorders or prior surgeries. She also cares for patients with urethral diverticuli, vesicovaginal or urethral fisutlas and mesh complications in the bladder or urethra. She preforms many procedures in the clinic inc... Read More

Jeremy B. Myers, MD

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Dr. Myers completed specialty training with Dr. Jack McAninch at University of California, San Fransisco. His fellowship was in trauma and urologic reconstructive surgery. In his practice, Dr. Myers treats a variety of conditions. These include conditions like urethral strictures, ureteral scarring from previous surgery or congenital development... Read More

Specialties:

Bladder Augmentation, Complications of Spinal Cord Injury, Complications of Urologic Surgery, Female Incontinence, General Urology, Mesh Erosion, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Fractures and Urethral Injury, Radiation Injuries, Transgender Health, Trauma and Reconstructive Urology, Ureteral Stricture, Urethral Stricture, Urinary Diversion, Urinary Strictures and Fistula, Urology, Vesicovaginal Fistula

Locations:

University Hospital
Urology
801-213-2700

Specialties:

Adrenal Cancer, Bladder Augmentation, Bladder Cancer, Complications of Spinal Cord Injury, Complications of Urologic Surgery, Endourology, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Incontinence, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopy, Male Incontinence, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Mesh Erosion, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Fractures and Urethral Injury, Penile Cancer, Peyronie's Disease, Radiation Injuries, Robotic Cystectomy and Diversion, Robotic Kidney Surgery, Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Ureteral Reconstruction, Robotic Ureteral Reimplant, Stone Disease, Testicular Cancer, Ureteral Stricture, Urethral Stricture, Urinary Diversion, Urinary Strictures and Fistula, Urologic Oncology, Urology, Vasectomy, Vesicovaginal Fistula

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Kelley E. Taylor, NP

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Kelley is a board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AG-ACNP). She has been with the University of Utah Department of Urology since 2014. Prior to this, her educational emphasis was adult urology. Clinical emphases include men’s health and male infertility as well as clinic procedures for hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, ... Read More

Specialties:

Erectile Dysfunction, Hypogonadism- Low Testosterone, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Nurse Practitioner, Peyronie's Disease, Urology

Locations:

Farmington Health Center 801-587-1454
South Jordan Health Center 801-587-1454
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 801-587-1454
University of Utah Hospital
3rd Floor, Room 3A100
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Farmington Health Center 165 N. University Ave.
Farmington, UT 84025
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801-213-2700
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
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801-213-2700