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#1 of 9 Old 11-11-2012, 06:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know urologists do, but do any other doctors perform circumcisions?

 

Also, my husband is considering a vasectomy soon, and we'd prefer to not use a doctor who is so unethical as to routinely circumcise infants.  Any tips for us?


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My understanding is the most of the time, obs perform circ's.  Doesn't make sense since they are surgeons who are supposed to deal w/ women.  I think there are also Peds who do it.

 

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My understanding is the most of the time, obs perform circ's.  Doesn't make sense since they are surgeons who are supposed to deal w/ women.  I think there are also Peds who do it.

I'm very familiar with two large healthcare systems.  In both, pediatricians and urologists are the only ones who do circumcisions.  In these systems, OBs stopped doing the circumcisions back in the 1960s.  It may be different in other areas of the country/world, but around here no OB would even consider doing a circumcision.

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My understanding is the most of the time, obs perform circ's.  Doesn't make sense since they are surgeons who are supposed to deal w/ women.  I think there are also Peds who do it.

 

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I'm very familiar with two large healthcare systems.  In both, pediatricians and urologists are the only ones who do circumcisions.  In these systems, OBs stopped doing the circumcisions back in the 1960s.  It may be different in other areas of the country/world, but around here no OB would even consider doing a circumcision.

I'm sorry, I should have stated where I am.  I'm in the northeast of the US.  I believe here it is mostly OBs.  

 

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OBs, pediatricians and urologists are all trained to do them. Whether or not they actually perform them on a regular basis likely depends on the hospital that they have privileges at. BTW, urologists in general do NOT do RIC. They would only be seeing someone if there was a problem.
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In my area, OBs cut newborns in the hospital.  If the surgery doesn't take place in the hospital before the newborn is released, urologists do it.  Urologists do perform RIC here, if for any reason the parents choose to cut but choose to wait until after leaving the hospital.  I don't know of any pediatricians around my area that will do it.

 

For your husband, if you find a urologist who specializes in vasectomies, you may have less chance of them performing RIC, although I'm not sure if there are any in my area that would actually refuse to perform the ritual.
 

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OBs, pediatricians and urologists are all trained to do them. Whether or not they actually perform them on a regular basis likely depends on the hospital that they have privileges at. BTW, urologists in general do NOT do RIC. They would only be seeing someone if there was a problem.
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I'm in the Northeast, too. When I had DS, the neonatologist (who was against RIC) was saying that one of the reasons rates are lower on the west coast is because over here OBs do it, while over there it is done by pediatricians. He said that pediatricians are less likely to want to perform them. Not sure if this is true or not, but its an interesting idea

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It seems to be mostly pediatricians around here.


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