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Pediatric Circumcision

Key Points About Circumcision

  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the skin covering the end of the penis, called the foreskin.
  • In many cultures, circumcision is a religious rite or a ceremonial tradition. It is most common in Jewish and Islamic faiths.
  • In the United States, newborn circumcision is an elective procedure.
  • An estimated 55 to 80 percent of newborn boys undergo circumcision. However, this number varies among socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Hans Pohl

Hans Pohl

Division Chief, Urology
Urologist
Co-director, Spina Bifida Program
Daniel Casella

Daniel Casella

Director, Urology Fellowship
Medical Director, Informatics for Surgery
Urologist
Aaron Krill

Aaron Krill

Director, Kidney Stone Surgical Program
Urologist
Departments

Departments

Urology

At Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for disorders affecting reproductive and urinary organs.