Circumcision is the surgical removal of foreskin, the skin covering the tip of the penis.
Circumcision is an ancient practice that has its origin in religious rites. Today, many parents have their sons circumcised for religious or other reasons. It can be a matter of family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive health care. Sometimes there's a medical need for circumcision, such as when the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back ( retracted ) over the glans. In other cases, like in certain parts of Africa, circumcision is recommended for older boys or men to reduce the risk of certain sexually transmitted infections.
Alisklamp is a new generation disposable circumcision clamp device. It has been recently introduced in India, and works on the basis of an advanced circumcision technique.
Circumcision using the Alisklamp technique is extremely simple and safe. After cleaning the area, local anaesthesia is given. At times, just a local anaesthetic spray is also sufficient. The Alisklamp device has 2 parts : a plastic tube and a plastic clamp . During the procedure the plastic tube is placed over the glans penis to secure it. The extra foreskin is pulled over the plastic tube. The clamp is then applied on the plastic tube over the foreskin, which strangulates the foreskin in a 360 degree round circular fashion. There is no bleeding, and because the nerve supply is cut off, there is no sensation of pain too. The extra foreskin which is on the tube above the clamp is removed by making a clean cut on it.
As with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks involved with circumcision as well. These include pain, bleeding and infection. Side effects related to anesthesia are possible as well.
Note : Circumcision does not affect fertility. Some people claim that circumcision either lessens or heightens the sensitivity of the tip of the penis, decreasing sexual pleasure later in life. But none of these subjective findings are conclusive.
After giving appropriate anaesthesia, the foreskin is freed from the head of the penis, and the excess foreskin is clipped off. If done in the newborn period, the procedure takes about five to 10 minutes. Adult circumcision takes longer. The circumcision generally heals in seven to ten days in newborns. Healing may take longer in boys and adults.
Yes, it's almost bloodless as it compresses the extra foreskin ( prepuce ) in 360 degrees. Due to this compression effect, all the blood vessels, including minor blood capillaries also get blocked. Consequently, there's no chance of bleeding during and after the procedure.
Due to 360 degree compression, the sensations to the brain ( carried by the nerve supply ) get blocked. Thus post operative pain is negligible.
Suturing or taking stitches is basically done to stop bleeding anywhere in the body. The device used in this method compresses the extra foreskin ( prepuce ). As a result of this compression the procedure is anyways bloodless,thus eliminating the need for suturing/stitches.
The device remains there for a specific period of time, making it a closed wound method ( not open to atmosphere ) thus preventing the bacteria from entering your blood stream. As a result there are almost no chances of infection. In other methods the wound is open to the atmosphere which allows the bacteria to enter your blood stream and cause infection.
NONE AT ALL! ONE DEVICE FOR ONE PATIENT. As it is a disposable device, a separate, new device is used for each individual. This ensures that there are no chances of transmitting any Iatrogenic ( procedure-induced ) infections.
Its virtually SCARLESS! The clamp strangulates the extra foreskin in 360 degree which causes normal removal of the compressed foreskin, giving no surgical cuts and stitches, hence providing scarless results.
There is NO DRESSING at all! As it is a bloodless and closed wound procedure ( not open to atmosphere ) with no stiches/sutures, there is no need for dressing.
Due to the clamp there is no dressing in this procedure, hence just a single follow up is required for the removal of the clamp.
Circumcision surgery can be performed at any age as there are various sizes avaliable with this device.