Local Anesthesia for Circumcision: What are the Benefits?

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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What is Local Anesthesia?

Local anesthesia refers to the administration of pain medications in the immediate area of interest to decrease the sensation of pain. With local anesthesia, the patient is fully awake but does not feel or experience pain as the area is anesthetized.

Anesthesia in AdultsWhat is General Anesthesia?

General anesthesia refers to the administration of anesthesia to the entire body, usually by injection of anesthetic medications in a vein.  General anesthesia can also be administered using inhaled gases.  General anesthesia affects the entire body by affecting the brain.  With general anesthesia, the patient typically goes to sleep and does not remember anything afterward.

What are the Advantages of Local Anesthesia?

The advantages of local anesthesia are its safety. Because the medications do not affect the brain, the patient can breathe on his or her own.  Because there is a minimal amount of medications in the bloodstream, these medications tend not to affect the heart rate.

What are the advantages of General Anesthesia?

The advantage of general anesthesia is that the patient is asleep and does not feel any pain. Many areas of the body can be operated on. Longer and more invasive surgeries can be performed under general anesthesia as there is a limit of how much local anesthetic can be safely given in a given period of time.

What is Better – Local or General Anesthesia?

When possible and safe, local anesthesia is preferred for most patients as it has the least risk of side effects.  General anesthesia may be preferred in children and patients with high anxiety.

For most patients who require circumcision, circumcision revision or frenuloplasty, local anesthesia offers an excellent option.

For more complex surgeries, long surgeries and surgeries that require a significant amount of manipulation, general anesthesia is preferable.

What You Need to Know:

Where to Get Adult Circumcision in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day circumcision treatment for men

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5545 or make an appointment online.  

We perform cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, and offer treatment for phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and redness. We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. 

Read Real Stories of men who underwent circumcision at New York Urology Specialists.

Read RealStories: Circumcision for a 49-year-old man with BXO – out-of-state  – Drove

Read RealStories: Foreskin irritation and recurrent balanitis  – 21 yo balanitis and frenulum breve

Read RealStoriesTears and bleeding of the penile frenulum after sex 36-year-old male.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Circumcision and Treatment of Penile Problems?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, and penile frenuloplasty. We treat men with phimosis, balanitis, BXO, penile skin bridges, and other penile problems such as symptoms of pain, irritation, and cuts on the penis, foreskin problems, and genital warts.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery including circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, ShangRing Circumcision, as well as complex penile surgery including penile plication for Peyronie’s disease, and penile implant surgery for ED.

What do Penile Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Circumcision at New York Urology Specialists


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Circumcision With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexual problems in men.  We understand the challenges that penile problems such as pain in the penis, cuts on the foreskin, irritation, and curvature create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for penile problems including appearance concerns, foreskin problems, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction that fit your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems that include penis problems, scrotal problems, and erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for any problem that affects the penis.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s sexual problems.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Penis and Foreskin Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, penoscrotal web repair, testicular implants, inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5545.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients. Find out our office hours or directions to our office.

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.

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