Phimosis is a common condition that occurs naturally in young boys usually noticed by the age of 17. The inability to retract the foreskin on the penis is the main symptom that indicates Phimosis. Injury, infection, scar tissue or inflammations of the penis can lead to secondary phimosis where the foreskin tightens or gets stuck to the head of the penis over a period of time. A tight foreskin when forcibly pulled back, can form a constricting ring that impedes blood supply to the glans, causing a condition called Paraphimosis. For such conditions requiring safe, quick, efficient and permanent solution, the best treatment for Phimosis is Laser Circumcision.
Signs of Phimosis to treat by Laser circumcision
- Foreskin stuck over the tip of the penis.
- Foreskin is not retractable over the head of the penis.
- Foreskin expands like a balloon when voiding.
- Pain with an erection/during sex.
- Recurrent urinary tract infections.
- Pain or burning sensation while voiding.
- Pain in the lower abdomen or back.
- Urge to urinate even when the bladder is empty.
- Citing blood in the urine stream or in the toilet.
- Force of the urine stream may be weaker.
- Foreskin pain with discharge.
- Swelling and pain of the penile head or the whole penis.
- The foreskin opening shows a white ring similar to scar tissue.
What is Laser circumcision for Phimosis ?
Surgery for phimosis is described as circumcision. It can be performed using several methods and materials, including a conventional scalpel or laser technique. In laser circumcision, the symptomatic tight foreskin is removed with a laser beam. The laser beam cuts the skin and controls bleeding from the skin, resulting in very minimal wound. This technique allows exact proportions of the foreskin and mucous membrane to be removed. Laser circumcision is chosen as the best technique for children circumcision and adult circumcision.
Why Laser circumcision is best treatment for Phimosis ?
Phimosis is not a condition that can improve on its own or can be corrected by topical or internal medicines. Complications of phimosis include balanitis, posthitis, paraphimosis, voiding dysfunction and penile carcinoma. Patients with phimosis may seek acute medical care when signs and symptoms of infection, such as pain and swelling of the foreskin and a purulent discharge develop. Eventually, elective laser circumcision should be considered for persistent symptoms or recurrent infections caused by phimosis in order to avoid complications and to protect the penis from permanent damage.
Clinical benefits of Laser circumcision
The use of a Holmium YAG laser circumcision is a novel, less complicated, less invasive and easier alternative procedure for circumcision. Lasers circumcision involves accurate cutting, haemostasis with less tissue damage and pain. Efficacy and safety of circumcision using the Holmium YAG laser shows shorter operative time, less blood loss, faster recovery and fewer complications which makes it the best alternative choice in clinical treatment of phimosis. Laser circumcision devices shorten the operating time, enable dry incisions and cause minimal tissue damage. Present day efficacy and safety of the Holmium YAG laser for circumcision has resulted in more widespread use of circumcision in treating Phimosis.
Laser circumcision for Phimosis – Advanced, minimal invasive surgical technique.
Commonly used conventional circumcision techniques include the dorsal slit, sleeve and guillotine techniques. Other non-invasive circumcision techniques using various devices such as probes, shields, clamps, rings and bells though have become popular, the recovery period is increased with these devices. Lasers when used for circumcision as electrocautery devices instead of a scalpel or other instrumental tools, has a short destruction length in the tissue due to strong absorption of water molecules and the penetration depth allows coagulation and a vaporization-incision. Its thermocoagulation cauterizes small blood vessels with the surrounding tissue, achieving haemostasis and therefore a dry field. The collimation, coherence and monochromaticity of the laser helps in precise cutting.
Qualified Laser circumcision expert for Phimosis
In the hands of the well trained practitioner at Chennai laser circumcision clinic, a large range of advantages with great precision for techniques involving incision, excision, vaporization and coagulation are offered. This combined effect of laser device with the surgeons’ expertise, positively meets the principles of circumcision which are asepsis, adequate excision of outer and inner preputial skin layers, haemostasis, protection of the glans and urethra and cosmetic aesthetics. In a broader sense, laser technique is much more cost effective for circumcision than the conventional technique and the morbidity rates remain favourable compared with the conventional technique.
Advantages of Laser circumcision at Chennai Circumcision Clinic
Permanent solution – Laser circumcision ensures permanent freedom from tight foreskin and recurrent symptoms of phimosis.
No hospitalisation – Laser circumcision being an outpatient clinical procedure, the patient can return home the same day.
Bloodless – Laser circumcision being very precise, involving minimal tissues of the foreskin and done at highly reduced operative time makes the procedure bloodless.
No postoperative pain – Pain is negligible, which increases the comfort of the patients.
Speeder recovery – Laser circumcision enables the patient to return to daily activities within 24 to 48 hours.
No follow up needed – The precision of the procedure leaves no wound and allows for no requirement of dressing or suture removal.
Eliminates complications – significant control of oedema, redundancy, infection and bleeding.
Affordable best laser circumcision – Best cost estimation is offered for phimosis as per patient condition.
Scarless procedure – The electrocautery by laser minimizes the appearance of scar making the penis look cosmetically appealing.
Does not affect voiding – The procedure does not involve the urethral opening and voiding will resume normally with no pain or discomfort.
Faster return to sexual intercourse – The procedure allows for rapid healing and faster return to sexual intercourse with no pain.
No impact on fertility – Laser circumcision removes only the foreskin and does not affect the glans or the ejaculation of sperms.
Circumcision is one of the earliest, most common and minor procedure yet carries the risk of complications and associated apprehensions among men. The use of laser circumcision at Chennai circumcision clinic is a novel, less complicated, easy and less painful alternative procedure to conventional methods as the best treatment for phimosis.