What Is Circumcision?

Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, whose functions include protecting the head of the penis and contributing to sexual pleasure. Medical Circumcision is circumcision to treat a disease, such as pathological phimosis (lichen sclerosus), recurrent balanitis or recurrent urinary tract infections.

Public Wait time can be up to

0 days

The Public health system has a waiting period for Circumcision surgery in Australia - which is an average across the year

Circumcision SURGERY - who is it for?

Who is Circumcision surgery for?

Circumcision is usually performed on young boys, as a preventative measure, but it can also be belatedly performed on older boys. Medical Circumcision is usually for men who have foreskin-related complications.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits for circumcision which included:

Young boys:

  • 10x lower risk of a getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) in his first year of life 
  • zero risk of getting infections under the foreskin
  • easier genital hygiene


Older boys & men:

  • much lower risk of cancer of the penis — although this is a very rare condition and good genital hygiene also appears to reduce the risk
  • a possibly lower risk of getting sexually transmissible infections (STIs) — although this has not been scientifically confirmed, and safe sex practices are proven to be effective

What happens During Surgery?

Circumcision for young boys is just a few minutes.
For older boys & men, Medical Circumcision can take 30 – 60 minutes.

How long is my hospital stay?

You should be able to go home the same day.

What is my recovery time?

For young boys, recovery can take up to 2 weeks.
For older boys & men, it’s usually 4 weeks.

Self Pay Surgery Costs for Circumcision Surgery in Australia

Circumcision Self Pay Surgery Package includes

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SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You have a Body Mass Index under 40
  • You are over 16 years of age
  • Your are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

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