It's important to note that there is no logic in circumcising a boy in hopes of preventing phimosis (or surgery later in life)
Because phimosis is a circumcision complication that strikes MORE circumcised boys in it's iotragenic form than strikes intact boys in it's pathological form. Circumcisers CAUSE phimosis at a greater rate than would occur if all boys were left alone.
More surgeries are caused (above and beyond the surgery happening right then) than avoided.
Check the AAP statement to read the list of complications- right at the top of the list- Phimosis.http://www.cirp.org/library/statements/aap1999/
"There also are isolated case reports of other complications such as recurrent phimosis, wound separation, concealed penis, unsatisfactory cosmesis because of excess skin, skin bridges, urinary retention, meatitis, meatal stenosis, chordee, inclusion cysts, and retained Plastibell devices.26 Case reports have been noted associating circumcision with such rare events as scalded skin syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, sepsis, and meningitis, as well as with major surgical problems such as urethral fistula, amputation of a portion of the glans penis, and penile necrosis"
Their numbers do not reflect the actual incidence though. Here is a article outlining cases and their incidence within one practice:http://www.cirp.org/library/complications/blalock1/
If you feel concerned or uneasy about a decision to not circumcise just because you heard of this "phimosis" ... you can relax and know that for people who are afraid of phimosis- NON-circumcision is the obvious answer.