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How easy is to do a meatotomy while doing a circumcision?

Dr.  I have a narrowing of my urinary opening which another urologist called metal stenosis.  He said I’d need a meatotomy to have a full forward directed steam. Jeff

Dear Jeff,  A meatus has to be calibrated with bougie a boules to be sure the constriction is just at the opening and not deeper, which is more complex to handle.

Below are pictures of bougie a boules which could be inserted under local anesthesia to check on the patentcy of the rest of the urethra.

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Opening a meatal stenosis or doing a meatotomy is easy in the you already have local anesthesia for your circumcision.  A few absorbable sutures are placed on either side to be sure it heals smoothly. The rest of the circumcision and circumcision style is performed as per Jeff.

Please do visit our web-site penisdoctor.com for before and after pics of adult circumcision


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision – Miami

After pic for adult circumcision (patient of Dr. Reed)

Should I ask for glue or stitches to close my adult circumcision when at the Reed Centre | Miami

Dr. Reed, Some doctors use glue, some use sutures, for an adult circumcision.  What do you recommend?  Had a friend who had open heart surgery and they closed his skin with glue.  Brad Dear Brad,   For adult circumcisions we use fine (4-0 and 5-0) Vicryl Rapide sutures and do a 2 layered closure.  Unless…Continue Reading