Circumcision and phimosis: Phimostop innovation for the phimosis treatment
Up until a short time ago, the presence of a phimosis of medium or high severity, was always dealt with by circumcision to remove the part of the foreskin causing the phimosis. Depending on the proportion of the foreskin that was phimotic, the surgeon would perform a partial or total circumcision.
That was until we patented and manufactured Phimostop.
Circumcision is classified as a routine operation, so is usually performed on an out-patient basis, followed by a post-operative period of about one month.
The intervention is generally scheduled after visiting a specialist, and along with the pre-operation examinations, is generally performed in a day-hospital, mainly with local anaesthesia. The foreskin is removed using a laser or scalpel and, of course, resolves the phimosis.
The after-effects of the surgery (stitches, scars, possible swelling, redness and burning) vary from person to person, but it is always important to follow the hygiene instructions and guidance on post-operative medications that the medical staff provides.
Articles and papers have been written about the features and issues involved in such operations, and these seek to capture the various facets of the operation, such as “age-old” and “sensitive“. The debate usually focuses mainly on the consequences of the intervention, the medical- (for treatment and prevention of some diseases) and sexual aspects (in the context of the perception of pleasure).
For the patient, however, circumcision can be extremely traumatic psychologically, and an irreversible physical impairment that’s difficult to accept. Not infrequently, patients prefer to live with their phimosis, rather than undergo surgery.