Leavitt Women's Healthcare -  - OB/GYN

Leavitt Women's Healthcare

OB/GYNs located in Idaho Falls, ID

Infant Circumcision Specialist

The doctors at Leavitt Women’s Healthcare, located in Idaho Falls, Idaho provide infant circumcision services to new mothers and their new baby boys from throughout southeastern Idaho.

Infant Circumcision Q & A

Leavitt Women's Healthcare

What is Circumcision?

Infant boys often have their foreskin, a layer of skin that covers the glans of his penis. This quick surgical procedure is often performed before the newborn is even released from the hospital, although if the baby is not healthy, circumcision may be postponed. Circumcision is entirely elective. There is no medical reason for the procedure to be carried out, although in American society, it is considered normal. Recovery from the surgery is quick and usually does not cause any complications.

Why Do Parents Choose to Circumcise Their Sons?

Some people believe that circumcision is more hygienic as a discharge can build up under the foreskin which can lead to odor or infection. However, with proper cleaning technique, this can be avoided. For some people, circumcision is a religious practice, and others want their sons to look the same as their father or peers. Circumcised penises also have a lower risk of contracting a urinary tract infection. The doctors at Leavitt Women’s Healthcare have many years of experience in performing this routine surgical procedure and would be happy to assist any family who wants to circumcise an infant.

What Happens During the Circumcision Procedure?

The procedure only takes a few minutes. The penis and foreskin are cleaned, and an anesthetic is applied. Then, a special clamp is applied to the penis, and the foreskin is trimmed away. After the procedure, petroleum jelly and a bandage are applied to prevent the penis from rubbing against the diaper and becoming irritated. After surgery, the bandage will fall off the next time the baby urinates, and parents will need to keep the baby’s penis clean and bandaged until the skin heals, usually within 7-10 days. Parents should use a gentle soap and water to keep the penis clean and change diapers frequently to prevent a wet or dirty diaper from causing irritation.

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    "All were amazing and really helped me feel comfortable, especially in high stress situations. All of their staff is so kind and welcoming to everyone as well."

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    "I figured it was one to leave a male point of view for this guy. Dr Leavitt has delivered all 3 of my children. Perhaps the most personable doctor I have ever met."

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    "He has a wonderful bedside manner, spends all the time you need answering any questions and/or concerns, and most importantly you're never rushed..."

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    "I really felt like they all cared about me and my health and overall wellbeing. Scott even called over a weekend to give me my test results!"

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    "Talk about friendly staff and Doctor!! He always has the time. His bedside manner is the best! Pregnant or not, you are #1 priority. I will never go elsewhere."

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    "As a first time mom, I could not be more satisfied with my experience at Leavitt Women's Center with Dr Adams as my OB! All around great people!"

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    "I went to Dr Adam's for my 2nd pregnancy and I have never felt so comfortable with a doctor's office like I did this one."

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    "I had an incident a few days after I gave birth at 2:00 in the morning; where other offices wouldn't be available Dr. Leavitt answered the phone after just two rings."

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    "With every birth Dr. Leavitt always made sure I had wonderful experience and included my husband in every delivery. I'm so thankful I had him as my doctor."

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    "I have had one appointment with Dr Adams and he was very nice and took time to get to know me."

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    "They are very professional & Dr. Leavitt always took the time to talk to me! I never felt rushed during an appointment."

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    "I couldn't have chosen a better doctor to care for me and my baby! Dr. Leavitt went above and beyond for us and was willing to answer every question!"

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    "Dr. Adams has been absolutely amazing! The pregnancy has been a little rough and he was always more than willing to answer any questions and address any concerns I had."

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