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What is Stapler Circumcision?

It involves removing the skin of the penile organ with the use of a circumcision stapler (also known as an anastomat), an instrument specifically designed for the purpose of circumcision.

Staples are fitted over the penis during surgery, and once fired, the stapler removes the foreskin in a single motion, closing the incision with silicone rings and non-bioabsorbable staples. The procedure is extremely safe, as the amount of foreskin to be removed is predetermined in advance, and provides both the patient and the surgeon with the desired results.

What to Expect After Stapler Circumcision Surgery?

Following surgery, you will be discharged from the hospital within a few hours so that you may rest and recover at home. You will need to see your urologist 2-3 days following the procedure for a follow-up consultation and wound examination.

During this visit, the surgeon will remove the compression bandage and examine the surgical site for signs of bleeding or infection, followed by leaving the wound open for recovery. Within 10-14 days after the incision has healed sufficiently, the silicone ring left on the penis will fall off on its own.

In the following week, you will be able to return to work, but for at least a month after the surgery, you must refrain from sexual activities, including masturbation. Running and weight lifting are strenuous exercises that can strain the muscles surrounding the penis and delay recovery.

Prior to your child's circumcision, you should consult their pediatrician regarding anesthesia usage and recovery time.

When is Stapler Circumcision Required?

The following is a list of some of the reasons why you might require or want circumcision surgery.

  • The size, shape, or general appearance of your foreskin may cause aesthetic problems with your penis.
  • When peeing, you may experience pain or discomfort.
  • Your foreskin cannot be retracted without pain and bleeding.
  • When your penis has a foul discharge.
  • You may experience swelling in your penis, etc..

In addition to treating balanitis, phimosis and paraphimosis, laser circumcision is quite effective in treating balanoposthitis as well.

What Happens During Stapler Circumcision Surgery?


If the stapler circumcision is not medically necessary, then a general health checkup is all that is required as part of the diagnostic process. In some cases, patients are circumcised for religious or aesthetic reasons, in which case, only a general health examination is required prior to surgery.

The surgeon will perform a variety of diagnostic tests in order to determine whether you need a circumcision for medical reasons. These tests include:

  • Urinalysis: A laboratory test to determine whether a patient is suffering from UTIs, kidney problems, etc., based on the appearance, concentration, and content of his or her urine.
  • Tissue culture: A culture is performed if any discharge is present, in order to determine whether it is caused by bacteria or fungus
  • Blood tests : In cases of systemic health problems, the patient may be required to undergo blood tests such as random blood sugar tests, bleeding tests, and so on.

Compared to open circumcision, stapler circumcision can provide better results, faster recovery and less pain. It is possible to perform the procedure both under general anesthesia and under local anesthesia.

When the patient is anesthetized, the penis is disinfected and the stapler is applied. To prevent tearing of the foreskin and protect the penis glans from the surgical blade, it is important to properly fit the device on the penis. Following the removal of the foreskin, the stapler is activated, which means that a silicone ring is used simultaneously to close the incision.

To complete the procedure, the instrument is unscrewed and removed and the penis is pressed with gauze to stop any bleeding. The wound is dressed with a compression bandage and the patient is transferred to the recovery ward to observe the patient after surgery.

Benefits of Stapler Circumcision

It is generally considered that circumcision surgery is most commonly performed on adults with penile problems and newborns for religious reasons. The benefits of stapler circumcision outweigh the risks, according to most research studies. It reduces the risk of contracting UTIs, STIs, HIV, and other diseases. It can also lower the risk of men developing penile cancer and their sexual partners developing cervical cancer.

The traditional method of circumcision for both of these types of patients was open, but nowadays staplers and lasers are preferred. Of these two techniques, stapler circumcision is preferred because it provides better results with fewer complications.

With stapler circumcision, the surrounding tissue is preserved, and the foreskin is removed with minimal blood loss. It has a short recovery period and the patient is completely recovered within a couple of weeks. The silicone ring left on the penis helps prevent infections after surgery and speeds up recovery.

Recovery Rate and Tips After Stapler Circumcision

Generally, stapler circumcisions are performed in both children and adults with similar recovery steps. However, newborns generally recover faster, with a 7-10 day recovery period. The silicone ring falls off in newborns within 5-7 days, compared to 10-14 days in adults.

In order to promote recovery, you may wish to follow the following tips:

  • To prevent the surgical wound from sticking to the diaper, wrap the wound with petroleum jelly and soft gauze, and reapply it after every diaper change. You should also ensure that your baby is not sitting in a wet, dirty diaper for extended periods of time. Keep the diapers loose and do not put any pressure on the surgical incision as you hold your baby.
  • The first few days after surgery, give your baby a sponge bath instead of a proper bath. Do not scrub the penis with a soap or washcloth during the recovery period, only rinse with warm water.
  • Similarly, the recovery tips for adults remain the same, i.e., they should not rub their penis harshly and bandage it for 24-48 hours following surgery. As a precaution against sticking to their underwear, they should wear loose-fitting underwear and use petroleum jelly. Additionally, they must refrain from sexual activity for at least five to six weeks in order to allow time for their penile tissues to heal completely.

While laser circumcision is a highly effective treatment for balanitis, phimosis, paraphimosis, and balanoposthitis surgery, any discomfort or pain experienced by the penis should be treated very seriously and promptly, as if the treatment is delayed, irreversible damage may result.

What is Laser Circumcision?

The laser circumcision procedure is considered to be one of the most advanced circumcision procedures available today. The surgeon uses a high-energy laser beam to cut off the foreskin during the procedure. By using a laser to create the incision, there is little to no bleeding and the wound edges are clean. It is also ideal for tissue preservation since it preserves the surrounding tissues completely.

Laser circumcision requires only 10-15 minutes of surgery and is associated with a much shorter recovery period than other circumcision procedures. Laser circumcision is preferred over other procedures due to the little postoperative pain or discomfort.

What Happens During Laser Circumcision Surgery?


Foreskin circumcisions are available for religious and cosmetic purposes, as well as for people who are unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of their foreskin. Medical circumcision may be appropriate for individuals who have pain, inflammation, or infection in their foreskin or the tip of their penis.

To determine whether surgical treatment is needed, your urologist will retract your foreskin to examine your penis glans for signs of infection, injury, or inflammation.

Common diagnostic tests performed before circumcision are:

  • A urine analysis is performed to detect UTIs by observing the appearance, concentration, and content of the urine of the patient.
  • Foreskin tissue culture/swab tests to determine whether the foreskin has been infected with bacteria or fungi.
  • For diabetic patients, random blood sugar and glucose urine tests are conducted in order to determine their glucose levels.

Laser circumcision is one of the most advanced circumcision procedures available. Incisions are made using a laser beam that produces almost no bleeding and clean wound edges. Laser circumcision is the most advanced circumcision procedure. Additionally, it is ideal for tissue conservation since it completely preserves the surrounding tissues.

Laser circumcision only takes 10-15 minutes and has a much shorter recovery time than other procedures. The procedure is also preferred over other procedures due to minimal postoperative discomfort and pain.

What to Expect After Laser Circumcision?

When compared to conventional circumcision, recovery after laser circumcision is often faster and less complicated. In less than 30 minutes, a laser circumcision can be completed and patients are discharged from the hospital within a few hours. Pain or discomfort is minimal after surgery and can be managed with NSAID painkillers. Antibiotics may also be required to prevent infection in patients.

Patients can expect to have penile swelling and discomfort for about three to four days, and are usually able to return to their regular lives and work routines within one to three days (six to seven days for people who perform manual labor). Healing generally takes approximately seven to ten days.

When is Laser Circumcision Required?

Laser circumcision may be necessary if:

  • Your foreskin looks, feels, or is shaped differently than you would like.
  • Peeing causes you pain or discomfort.
  • Your foreskin cannot be retracted.
  • A foul-smelling discharge is emitted from your penis.
  • A swelling has developed in your penis.
  • Your penis tips are swollen with blood.

While laser circumcision is a highly effective treatment for balanitis, phimosis, paraphimosis, and balanoposthitis surgery, any discomfort or pain experienced by the penis should be treated very seriously and promptly, as if the treatment is delayed, irreversible damage may result.

Benefits of Laser Circumcision

By performing a laser circumcision operation, the foreskin can be permanently removed from the penis with a minimal amount of postsurgical complications. During surgery, no hospitalization is required and local anesthesia is used, which minimizes postsurgical complications associated with anesthesia.

Furthermore, it offers a much faster recovery time compared to open circumcision procedures. It also offers a much cleaner scar than stapler circumcision surgeries and therefore provides good aesthetics following the procedure.

  • The procedure takes ten minutes
  • Loss of blood is minimal
  • The procedure leaves no wounds or scars
  • An infection risk that is negligible
  • There is no need to dress every day
  • Does not affect the fertility of a man
  • All foreskin problems can be resolved permanently
  • Sexual contact is painless
  • A success rate of 100%
  • There is no recurrence after the laser procedure, which is a permanent solution
  • After the next day, he is capable of resuming his normal lifestyle.

While laser circumcision is a highly effective treatment for balanitis, phimosis, paraphimosis, and balanoposthitis surgery, any discomfort or pain experienced by the penis should be treated very seriously and promptly, as if the treatment is delayed, irreversible damage may result.

Recovery after Laser Circumcision

In order to ensure that your recovery from laser circumcision surgery is as smooth as possible, you should follow the following tips:

  • For hygiene purposes, it is essential that you clean and shave your pubic region. Wear tight-fitting underwear or compression undergarments immediately following surgery to ensure that the gauze remains in place.
  • In order to allow your penis to heal completely, you should refrain from sex and masturbation for approximately six weeks following surgery.
  • For the first few days after recovery, apply petroleum jelly to the tip of the penis in order to prevent it from sticking to your underwear.
  • If you want to ensure that your penis does not become irritated during the healing process, wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
  • When recovering, avoid heavy lifting and physical exertion.
  • Make sure your wound is well cared for.
  • Make sure that you clean your wound twice a day.
  • While your penis is healing, do not pull or scratch it.
  • The best way to manage pain is to take over-the-counter pain medications. If you do not find relief from these medications, talk to your urologist.

While laser circumcision is a highly effective treatment for balanitis, phimosis, paraphimosis, and balanoposthitis surgery, any discomfort or pain experienced by the penis should be treated very seriously and promptly, as if the treatment is delayed, irreversible damage may result.

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