What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is a safe procedure for men which generally involves a surgical intervention to provide relief from a range of conditions, including:

  • balanitis (swelling of the foreskin)
  • balanoposthitis (inflammation of the tip and foreskin of the penis)
  • paraphimosis (inability to return a retracted foreskin to its original position)
  • phimosis (inability to retract the foreskin)

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Pre & post operation

General information on what you can expect before and after your circumcision.

Circumcision Dictionary

General terminology related to the penis and circumcision.

Anatomy

Basic anatomy of the penis that will help you understand your problem and aid in the discussion of the solution

Circumcision

We aim to share our knowledge with you here, covering all the topics related to circumcision:

Phimosis

Do you have a tight foreskin?
Is it not retractable even in a flaccid state?
Does it result in painful erections or intercourse?

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If you are still unsure about your options, or would simply like some more information to help put your mind at ease, please just let us know, and we would be delighted to speak with you in a confidential and reassuring manner. 

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Our Clinic provides medical and surgical care to private clients seeking a discreet and private health care facility complying with Best Practice.

All services are provided by qualified Medical Doctors registered with the Irish Medical Council.

The Clinic has provided surgical services for circumcisions and vasectomies since 2006, and the doctor providing these services has been performing these surgeries for the last 23 years.

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How common are Circumcision?

30% of men are circumcised Worldwide.
On average 56% of men in America are circumcised compared with only 8.5% of men in the UK
In Ireland, that number is even lower, and this is generally thought to be a result of embarrassment. We aim to change this and to help many thousands of Irish men who are suffering with easily treatable conditions. 

What are the reasons?
In Europe, these are the most common reasons:

A persistent medical condition
Phimosis or tight foreskin
Paraphimosis
Chronic Balanitis
Lichen Sclerosa (white depigmentation of foreskin with/out phimosis)
Painful Erections
Recurrent infection of foreskin
Injury with or without painful scarring
Chronic medical conditions with increased risk of infection i.e. Diabetes
Elongated foreskin in flaccid state
Foreskin discoloration
Cosmetic appearance of a circumcised penis
Hygiene or perceived hygiene reason

How can it be fixed?
Under normal circumstances the foreskin should be able to retract over the glans when the penis is in a flaccid state, as well as when in an aroused state.
If this isn’t the case and foreskin doesn’t retract, you most probably have a phimosis
After examination of your presentation and condition, we will inform you of the different options available, accommodating your preferences
The narrowing foreskin is fixed through either a partial or classic circumcision
What are my options?
Full or Classic Circumcision:

In this case, the entire foreskin is removed
The glans is completely exposed at all times
Either have a narrow or wide cuff behind the glands, depending on examination findings

Partial Circumcision:

The most popular procedure
Only remove the mechanical stricture – correcting the concern
It is executed exactly like a classical circumcision, except less foreskin is removed
The procedure is slightly more complicated and takes a little longer to perform
Recovery is a bit slower, requiring more focused after care.
A more natural appearance afterwards, compared to a classic circumcision

Frenuloplasty / Preputioplasty / Frenulectomy:

Frenulum breve presentation (short frenulum)
This could be natural, or due to scarring
Most of the time its part of a bigger problem i.e. tight phimosis or paraphimosis
Surgical correction with a special technique allows lengthening of the frenulum to appropriate size.

Our Customers

I would definitely recommend it

I had a circumcision done with no problems. I had it done for cosmetic reasons. I would definitely recommend it done here. It costs €1050 plus €10 for a cream which you can get in pharmacist across from clinic. Dr Sam was excellent made me feel very comfortable and there were no problems with the procedure. Having it done with laser makes it heal quicker and it looks good. Plus I got a quick bit to eat before I left.

Raymond
24/10/2018
Doctor Sam
€ 1050

You’re treated so well, l they make you feel like a friend

For years I’ve suffered from extremely tight foreskin, it took me a long time to go about getting it sorted. I’m only sorry I didn’t find Dr Sam sooner as I’ve gone years in silence with this issue. I got a partial circumcision as my choice and I’m so happy with the results it’s a couple of weeks since the surgery. I’ve never felt as happy with the result. In the process I needed part of skin tested as lesion was found Dr Sam had it tested and all was ok. Another thing I have to say about Dr Sam is that he stays in touch with you regularly to make sure you are doing good and recovering well. I really liked that and it showed the good character this man has. I have a generalised anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember. I’m an extremely nervous person in my daily life we won’t go too much into that here. Going for this procedure I was beyond the point of tears I was so anxious but I knew deep down I was in good hands with Dr Sam after our previous consultation few weeks prior. He calmed me so much and reassured me everything will be ok. Played my favourite music allowed a friend to come in beforehand which made me even more relaxed. He is a true gentleman and he takes his work very seriously. A lot of places you call or attend for consultations is very in and out we want your money bye type vibe. By no means is this the case at this practice. I love a good distance from Malahide and I’m happy a made the trip. You’re treated so well, l they make you feel like a friend in a relaxed environment. I’m sorry I didn’t find you sooner Dr Sam thank you for everything forever grateful to you.

Jamie
24/10/2018
Doctor Sam
€ 900

“The results are exactly as he promised”

I suffered from phimosis for many years and visited numerous doctors and clinics about my issue, but I had no success as many doctors did not fully understand the problem. I then heard of Dr Sam and the Arte Novi Clinic from an online forum and decided to give them a call. I had an appointment booked within a few days of my call and the staff were incredibly helpful. Within 2 mins of Dr Sam examining my problem, he knew exactly what was wrong and what had to be done. His experience and knowledge in this area are incredible. He had a plan in place for me and assured me everything would be fine. I decided to have a partial circumcision done on the day and I was heading home on the bus within a couple of hours. Dr Sam gave me his personal phone number if I needed him day or night and discussed the recovery process with me. Dr Sam even took a phone call from me the next week while on his holiday abroad, which says a lot about him. The results are exactly as he promised as I was able to keep the majority of my foreskin and the visual look of it is perfect. Dr Sam’s experience in this area is impeccable and I’m sure he’s seen every problem imaginable, but what stands out is his patient care as he is very friendly and makes the experience much easier. As everyone says my only regret is not having the procedure done sooner. Thank you, Dr Sam.

Thomas
06/10/2018
Doctor Sam

I’m now 2 weeks post-op and happier than ever with the results

So I had suffered from Phimosis and only up until recently did read up about what it is via the website that is linked with Arte Novi Clinic. I booked a consultation for a Friday afternoon to find out more about the treatment involved and about recovery etc. I left the clinic and arranged the following week to have the treatment done. One of my main concerns was when I could resume work and return to exercising. The procedure we had agreed to do was Partial Circumcision and Frenuloplasty. When I went to the clinic I received a local anaesthetic which made me feel like I dozed off for 5 mins however 1-hour passed and the procedure was done! No pain at all, only a little nauseous that evening from the local anaesthetic which is a common side effect that lasts only about 20 seconds. I had no complications and by Tuesday morning I was able to resume to Spinning classes with zero pain or discomfort! The stitches dissolved within 7 – 10 days and I’m now 2 weeks post-op and happier than ever with the results. Dr Sam was always accessible through call or text with any concerns I had day or night. I would highly recommend this to anybody interested and to just book a consultation! The clinic was very welcoming and easy to find. The staff made me feel really comfortable, relaxed coming in for the consultation and then treatment.

Killian
25/08/2018
Doctor Sam

A top doctor, top clinic and very comfortable, painless experience

Classic circumcision and frenuloplasty. For years I had been suffering from ongoing infections/balanitis under the foreskin despite keeping myself clean. Post intimacy give or take a few days, balanitis would rear its ugly head constantly (excuse the pun). A number of years back I was sent to a urologist and I booked in the surgery but pulled out at the last second. A number of my buddies had adult circumcisions done and said it was going to be a painful recovery. Fast forward a few years and I wanted not to go through the whole process of waiting for surgery for months (again), but started looking online and came across Arte Novi. I am 1 week post my op and I can honestly say I have had ZERO pain since I first sat in the comfortable operating chair. The only bit of discomfort (minimal discomfort) is being awoken in the early hours with nocturnal tumescence. I was given a cream for these occurrences which I haven’t had to use once! Would highly recommend Arti Novi to anyone looking for a top doctor, top clinic and very comfortable, painless experience and really fast recovery! I told some folks at work I was getting an up on my leg, to preempt a limp I may have had on my return to work a few days later but there is no limp whatsoever! I chose Arte Novi because of the reviews I had read online on Whatclinic.com and I am glad I had my procedure done here. The clinic is in a beautiful location of Malahide. It is a spotless, friendly clinic and Dr. Sam is the man! A top surgeon, top guy. He is very friendly and makes his patients feel at ease from the very first discussion on the phone. A genius with that laser used to do the procedure (which ensures much much faster recovery) and I know Dr. Sam is a top hair transplant surgeon too. I have a bald patch so that could well be next on the list.

Mike
24/08/2018
Doctor Sam

I had a classical circumcision

I had a classical circumcision as I was suffering from balanitis and phimosis and it was really uncomfortable and hurt pretty bad. I was left on a public waiting list for over a year to even see a urologist and when I discussed the problem with him he told me that I might have to wait for almost a year again and to get the procedure done and that’s when I said enough is enough. I paid 1050 euro and I think the price is very reasonable I would definitely recommend this clinic to anyone who has this problem. After been told I had to wait a year to see a urologist and maybe another year to actually get the circumcision procedure done, I decided to go to a private clinic and I was surprised how friendly and relaxing the experience was. Dr. Sam was excellent and very welcoming I didn’t even feel like I was going to have an operation. Dr. Sam described everything about the procedure and after care and possible effects as well as giving his own opinion and experience. I would highly recommend this clinic.

Mihai
20/06/2018
Doctor Sam
€ 1050

The only regret I have is I didn’t get it done any sooner. Would highly recommend

Had been putting it off for a long time and finally decided to inquire about it and from the very start. Dr. Sam was very helpful and responded to all my emails very quickly and gave me all the information I needed. Booked my treatment and within a week it was done. I was made feel at ease from the very start and am really happy with the results. Had the procedure 3 weeks ago, went back to work the next day with no issues and literally no pain. The only regret I have is I didn’t get it done any sooner. Would highly recommend.

Brian
22/05/2018
Doctor Sam
€ 1290

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