Sleeve Circumcision in New York City

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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What is Sleeve Circumcision?

Sleeve circumcision refers to a surgical technique of performing circumcision. In sleeve circumcision, the surgeon marks two parallels lines circumferentially where incisions are made.  The foreskin between these lines is removed.  The edges of the two circumcision lines are sutured together to reapproximate the skin edges.

Sleeve CircumcisionWhen is Sleeve Circumcision Performed?

Sleeve circumcision is the most common method of circumcision in adults in the United States.  It is also the most common method of circumcision for children other than newborns. 

Sleeve circumcision can be used to treat foreskin problems including recurrent balanitis, phimosis, frenulum breve, BXO, penile cancer and to perform cosmetic circumcision. The sleeve circumcision technique is also used for circumcision revision.

What are the Advantages of Sleeve Circumcision

While in many situations, sleeve circumcision and clamp circumcision result in similar results when performed by highly skilled surgeons, each has certain advantages.

Sleeve circumcision allows greater versatility and can be used in any situation, including in patients with severe phimosis, BXO (balanitis xerotica obliterans), and frenulum breve.  Clamp circumcision is more limited and cannot be used in the treatment of more complex situations such as BXO, severe fibrosis, or edema.  Clamp circumcision is typically easier to perform and requires less training.

Traditionally, sleeve circumcision allows for more precision in the location of the incision.  However, our modification to the ShangRing circumcision procedure allows us to achieve similar precision for many men.

What are the Alternatives to Sleeve Circumcision?

Sleeve circumcision is a common technique of circumcision. Clamp circumcision is another circumcision technique. Clamp circumcision is the most common method of circumcision in newborn boys in the US. 

There are a number of different clamps used for circumcision. At New York Urology Specialists we use ShangRing, which is an innovative circumcision clamp.  Gomco clamp and PlastiBell clamps are commonly used for circumcision in newborns and babies.  In the Jewish tradition, mohels use a different technique that is similar to the ‘sleeve circumcision” utilizing a Mogen Circumcision clamp. 

A new clamp-based technique CircCurer which is an automatic stapled anastomosis combines the benefits of sleeve circumcision and clamp circumcision. It is going to be available in the US in a few years.

A dorsal slit is sometimes mistakingly classified as a circumcision technique.  Dorsal slit does not result in ‘circumcision’ and as a result, it is not a circumcision technique.  A dorsal slit can be performed alone for the treatment of phimosis or can be combined with sleeve circumcision or clamp circumcision (for example ShangRing circumcision). 

How Long does Sleeve Circumcision take to Perform?

Typically sleeve circumcision in adults takes about an hour to perform. In children, sleeve circumcision can be performed in less than 30 minutes.

Anesthesia, Pain, and Recovery after Sleeve Circumcision

Sleeve circumcision can be performed under local anesthesia or under general anesthesia.  At New York Urology Specialists we usually perform sleeve circumcision under local anesthesia.

What is the Relationship between Sleeve Circumcision and “Circumcision Style”. 

Circumcision style refers to the location of the scar after circumcision.  Sleeve circumcision technique can be used to achieve any circumcision style: low-cut or high-cut, tight or loose.  Sleeve circumcision refers to the technical details of how circumcision is performed, not the circumcision style.

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 the treatment of recurrent balanitis and balanoposthitis in a 43-year-old man

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

Read RealStories: Severe phimosis and pain in a 32-year-old adult man

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


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

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We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.


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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