Safe, effective, and a virtually painless procedure for a quick and comfortable patient experience.
At BPH Canada, Dr. Zorn and our team of dedicated specialists offer the Zorn EZ Circumcision™ – a virtually painless circumcision operation for teens and adult men.
We often ask ourselves; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is almost invariably “no”.
There are a number of reasons why men may choose to get circumcised at an adult age. Some require circumcision as a cure for conditions like phimosis (an overly tight foreskin), while others choose circumcision for cosmetic and personal reasons.
Zorn EZ Circumcision™ procedures offer patients optimal results with the least discomfort.
The Zorn EZ Circumcision™ involves the surgical removal of the foreskin, which is the tissue covering the head of the penis.
Due to medical advancements, doctors can now conduct virtually pain free circumcision procedures which are quick, painless, effective and successful and the benefits of circumcision are more widely understood.
Our method uses a local anasthesia block using a powerful topical anasthesia gel (tetracaine and lidocaine) and meticulous precision dissection. This is then followed by absorbable suture invisible horizontal mattress closure, and additional Dermabond glue fixation.
At our clinic, we offer circumcision procedures for adolescents and adult men.
Patients desire to have a circumcision for a variety of reasons, including the following:
Whatever the reason may be, we offer an effective solution for adolescents and adult men.
The potential benefits of a circumcision include the following:
The Zorn EZ Circumcision™ offers a safe and effective way for you to get your circumcision done.
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The Zorn EZ Circumcision™ procedure for adolescents and adult men offers optimal results with the least discomfort.
The Zorn EZ Circumcision™ is an outpatient procedure that is performed to remove the excess foreskin overlying the glans penis, and for the reconstruction of the skin edges to allow for optimal healing.
Having a circumcision will NOT affect your libido, your ability to get or maintain erections, or fertility.
To begin the procedure, the patient is positioned on their back to expose the genital area.
Local anesthesia is used to ensure there is no pain whatsoever during the procedure.
The anesthesia used is composed of two steps.
Incision and Removal of Excess Skin
Prior to making any incisions, a marking pen is used to circumscribe the proximal area to cut. The foreskin is retracted to expose the glans penis. The incision itself requires two circular incisions to help with the removal of the superficial skin overlying the glans tissue.
The base of the small defect area is then assessed for any bleeding called hemostasis. Once the tissue has been removed, it is sent off to pathology for analysis.
The reconstruction begins on the undersurface of the penis to assure a nice alignment. An absorbable Vicryl suture is used, which absorbs within 6-8 weeks.
A medical-grade, waterproof Dermabond glue is applied to support the wound, reduce infection, and reduce dehissence.
A compressive dressing is then placed to the wound for 48 hours. This reduces the risk of bleeding or the formation of a hematoma.
A Zorn EZ Circumcision™ is typically completed in less than 45 minutes.
Due to the anesthetic, patients will not experience any pain throughout or after the procedure.
During the first 24 hours following the procedure, patients are advised to use cold compresses to apply pressure to the treated area. It is also recommended to avoid any physical activity.
For pain control, the use of anti-inflammatories, such as Advil or Motrin, is recommended. We also typically provide our patients 7 days worth of antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Empracet, a codeine-based medication, is recommended to reduce pain within the first 3-5 days, and for nocturnal erections.
To help with wound healing and minimization of swelling, it is recommended to keep the penis upright against the abdominal wall with fitted underwear. This helps reduce any bleeding, swelling, or edema, which is the swelling tissue that could gravitate downward if the penis is not kept upright. Patients are advised to look for any signs of active bleeding or infection.
Effective treatments for male sexual health that are low risk and minimally invasive.
Few risks are associated with the Zorn EZ Circumcision™.
Although rare, the following complications can be associated with the Zorn EZ Circumcision™:
We employ a highly effective local anesthetic to ensure you are numb prior to proceeding.
It is recommended to shave or trim pubic hair surrounding the penis in order to minimize infection and allow the application of Dermabond glue.
It is also recommended to have a meal prior to the procedure to reduce the risk of a vasovagal event during the procedure.
For those with an office job, you may return in 2-3 days. For those who work physical jobs, we suggest you rest for 5-7 days.
After your first week of taking it really easy you may resume regular activities as long as you are pain free, including sports or going to the gym. You should avoid any activity that puts pressure on the penis or scrotum for at least 3 weeks (biking, etc.). No contact sports for 6 – 8 weeks.
You should not have sex or masturbate for 6 weeks after getting circumcised as an adult.
Beginning on day 2, we ask our patients to take a warm short bath to gently remove the bandage. Patients are asked to tap dry the wound after exposing it and to keep it clean. Patients are advised to only apply Polysporin ointment twice a day to help prevent infections.
Most adult circumcision patients find that there is minimal pain post operatively. Expect some mild discomfort after your procedure for a couple days just like with any surgery, after which there may be some discomfort during the first 2 weeks with nocturnal erections but they are generally mild and relieved with paracetamol or ibuprofen.