Information

Information for the patients

Consultation before the procedure

All adults need an assessment and consultation prior to the circumcision and other procedures. This can be done at the clinic. The consultation can be prior to, or on, the day of operation and all operations are carried out at Leyton Clinic, London.

Remote Consultation will be £45 if circumcision before the procedure. Separate face to face consultation costs a fee of £250.
If circumcision is not done due to any medical reason after assessment in the clinic, the consultation fee will still be charged.  A referral letter will be given to your GP for further management. 

How do you pay the deposit and fee for the circumcision and other procedures?

Pay a deposit of £250 to secure your appointment

Remote virtual Consultation £45

For face to face consultation only £250

Following prices include consultation and procedure on the same day

For adult circumcision £575 for stitches

For adult circumcision £650 for Glue.

For adult circumcision £750 for Staplers.

For Frenuloplasty £500 with glue and stitches

For preputioplasty £575

For adult revision / redo Circumcision £975

When patients cancel within 5 working days or fail to turn up for booked operations, £250 is non-refundable.
Please pay the booking fee of £250 and You can pay the rest of the money by bank transfer.

Please put the deposit in our bank account:
NAME: SPHS LIMITED
Barclays Bank
AC no. 33254519
Sort Code: 60-83-71

IBAN: GB49SRLG60837133254519    SWIFT/BIC: SRLGGB2L

Your Ref: Please puts your name and date of appointment
If you have paid only the booking fee, please transfer the rest of the money by bank transfer.

This quotation is valid for one month from the date of your enquiry

Where We Are

Address: London Circumcision Centre, 142 George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 1AY

Public Transport

By Tube: South Woodford Station on Central Line (Epping Branch) (5-minute walk)

By Bus: Take buses 179, W12, W13, W14

By Car: Via M25 to M11 joining to A406

Car Parking: These are available around the clinic. South Woodford Station car parking is a 5-minute walk. There is free parking on the streets. Local paid parking is also available near the clinic

What you need to do:

  • Please read the information carefully on our website
  • Please contact us if you have any question before the appointment.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the appointment.
  • Please wear tight underwear to restrict the movement
  • Please take pain killer 1 hour before the appointment
  • Bring your earphone or headphones to listen to or watch anything on your phone during your operation

Preparation for Adult Circumcision, Frenuloplasty or Preputioplasty

Pubic Hair

There is no need to completely shave your pubic hair, but it is desirable to trim it fairly short. This prevents infection during the operation and prevents hairs from becoming painfully trapped in the bandaging afterwards. Trim your pubic hair a few days in advance of the operation to allow time for the cut ends to soften again.

Sex

There will be a period of up to six weeks after circumcision when you will not be able to indulge in sex. It is desirable, therefore, that you reduce your desires beforehand. On the morning of the operation either have sex with your partner or masturbate to climax.

Alcohol

Do not take any alcohol, whether with or without a meal, prior to the circumcision as it can dehydrate you and may reduce the effectiveness of the local anaesthetic.

Aspirin and blood-thinning medicine

Do not take Aspirin or any blood-thinning medicine after your doctor (GP) advice since these thin the blood and has an anti-clotting action which can increase bleeding from a wound after the circumcision.

Hygiene

On the morning of the circumcision ensure that you take a good bath or shower and pay particular attention to your genitals. Retract your foreskin as far as you can and clean well under it. Immediately before the time of the operation empty your bladder.

Underwear

Adult men after the circumcision should bring a pair of tight-fitting briefs to wear afterwards, which will keep the surgical dressing in place. Continue to wear these at home until the swelling and soreness have eased.

Eat and Drinks

If you are having a local anaesthetic, eat and drink as per normal. Keep your fluids going as this will ensure that you are well hydrated. Vitamin E and C will promote healing.

Smoking

If you smoke, then stop as this interferes with the healing of the wound. Smoking can slow this down and your recovery in general, so stop smoking before your surgery.

 Time off from work

Arrange time off work from 2-7 days.

Postoperative care after adult circumcision, preputioplasty or frenuloplasty

After the circumcision, preputioplasty or frenuloplasty, your penis will be swollen and look very bruised. This is a normal effect of both the injected anaesthetic and the handling it necessarily receives during the operation. These will gradually reduce over 1-4 weeks.

Underwear

If you normally wear boxers, you may find that they give insufficient support immediately post-operative. You may wish to consider some form of briefs that will hold your penis in position and thus reduce the frictional stimulation, which it would otherwise receive if allowed to swing freely.

The Bandage

The doctor will bandage only the immediate area of the cut of circumcision. This bandage will normally be wound tightly around the penis. It serves two purposes, to protect the wound and to contain and reduce the swelling. Removal of the initial bandage is a compromise between maintaining the compression for as long as possible to reduce swelling as fast as possible and changing the dressing on the wound before it sticks too much to the healing skin. 2 to 3 days after the operation is generally regarded as the most opportune time to change the dressing. The bandage will, most likely, be well caked in the blood (particularly the inner layers) and will need to be soaked off in the shower to avoid tearing the healing wound. A thin coating of an ointment, e.g. Vaseline or Fucidin, before applying the bandage will reduce the possibility of blood, making it stick to the skin. Use Fucidin cream according to Dr Khan advice. If you choose not to use a bandage, then a gauze pad may be useful to prevent the stitches from catching in your underwear.

Promoting Healing

Do not apply any antiseptic cream to your penis, nor add any antiseptic to bathwater. Whilst they do help to kill germs, most are corrosive to the new skin and actually slow down healing. In the rare cases where an infection develops, see a doctor as soon as possible. You can take Vitamin C and E regularly for 10 days, this will promote healing. After 2 weeks, you can apply bio-oil to the wound for a few weeks

Pain Killers

Everyone reacts differently with respect to pain. For most people, circumcision will not be truly painful, but a degree of discomfort is to be expected during the first few days. If you choose to take painkilling tablets, then follow the instructions precisely. Do not take more than the recommended maximum dose. If you have a favourite brand of pain killer and the doctor has prescribed something else, be sure to ask about the effects of ‘mixing and matching. Do not take Aspirin or any blood-thinning medicine after your doctor (GP) advice since these thin the blood and has an anti-clotting action which can increase bleeding from a wound after the circumcision.

The Stitches and Glue

Circumcision with stitches (sutures in medical parlance) need to remain in place long enough for the cut edges to knit together, but not so long as to allow the skin around them to fully heal. In practice, this usually means they should remain for between 2 and 3 weeks. These soluble (or self-dissolving) stitches will fall off spontaneously in due course. Circumcision with glue usually comes off within 10 days. If there is any loose glue, you can cut this loose part of the glue, but do not peel off the rest of the glue from the wound.

Travelling

You can travel home safely within 1-2 hours distance after the circumcision or any other foreskin procedure. Avoid long journey for 24 hours. Do not fly for 24-48 hours. Take a flight after 48 hours if your flight is more than 4 hours.

Erections

To reduce the effect of nocturnal erections pulling on the stitches or glue during the first few days after the circumcision, empty your bladder before retiring and a few times during the night. Do not lie on your back, but on your side. It may be helpful to draw your knees up a bit into a more foetal position.

Sex

Do not be overeager to have sex until your circumcision has healed, which will normally take up to 4-6 weeks. If you need relief during the healing process, then try techniques that stimulate places other than the glans and scar line. These can include squeezing the shaft alone, massaging the nipples or prostate massage. To avoid excessive friction on the healing scar line you may wish to consider the use of a condom. A condom should always be used for penetrative sex (even with a regular partner) until the scar line is completely healed and settled down, which may take two to three months to achieve.

Time off Work

There is no absolute need to take time off school or work after circumcision, but you may find it very hard to concentrate on work for the first few days and so may find it useful to take a week off. A week (or even two) off work is very desirable if you do heavy lifting or if your job keeps you seated and unable to move around freely for long periods. Do not schedule a circumcision immediately before major examinations if you wish to pass them, as you cannot get up and walk around to relieve any pressure on your penis. You should naturally avoid fast-moving or contact sports, cycling and swimming until your circumcision has fully healed for at least 2-3 weeks.

Note: The content on our information page is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek advice from Dr Khan regarding any medical questions or conditions developed before or after circumcision, frenuloplasty or preputioplasty.