Choosing the Right Doctor for Circumcision: What to Consider

Choosing the right doctor for adult circumcision is an important decision that should be approached with careful consideration. It is a vital part of meeting your body goals because intimate procedures can permanently affect your quality of life, relationships, and the way you feel about your body. Urologists have specialized training in the male reproductive system and urinary tract. This in-depth knowledge is crucial for performing circumcisions, as they understand the anatomy and potential complications better than general practitioners.

Dr. Mo Bidair is a board-certified urologist with over 20 years of experience specializing in adult circumcision and has helped thousands of patients achieve life-changing results. With his expertise, he has helped many patients personalize their treatments for a look that compliments their natural features and helps them feel more comfortable. Contact our office conveniently located near San Diego or call (619) 485-5005 to learn more about how we can help you meet your body goals.

The Right Surgeon for You

Circumcision is a procedure that removes the foreskin (prepuce) from the head of the penis (glans) for your desired look. When choosing the right doctor, it is important to remember discretion and respect are key to a successful surgery. You will need to feel comfortable discussing your aesthetic and functional concerns. The following factors are also important to consider if you are thinking of undergoing adult circumcision.

  • Expertise & Experience: An experienced doctor is more likely to perform the procedure with precision, reducing the risk of complications. Their expertise ensures the surgery is done safely and effectively.
  • Aesthetic Results: For adults, cosmetic outcomes are often a significant concern. A skilled doctor can employ techniques to ensure the circumcision looks clean and natural, which can impact self-esteem and satisfaction.
  • Minimizing Complications: A qualified doctor knows how to minimize and manage potential complications, such as infection, excessive bleeding, or unfavorable scarring. This reduces recovery time and enhances overall results.
  • Pain Management: Experienced doctors are adept at managing pain before, during, and after the procedure, ensuring a more comfortable experience.
  • Customized Care: The right doctor will take the time to understand your specific needs and concerns, providing personalized care and ensuring that the results align with your expectations.
  • Follow-up and Support: Post-operative care is crucial for a smooth recovery. A good doctor will provide comprehensive follow-up care and be available to address any concerns or complications that may arise after the procedure.
  • Reputation and Reviews: A reputable doctor with positive patient reviews can give you confidence in their ability to deliver satisfactory results.

Board-certified urologists like Dr. Bidair undergo rigorous training to ensure they are properly equipped to perform circumcision. Board certification requires approximately 14 years of education and 6 years of residency. Although all urologists are trained to perform circumcisions, most do not prioritize cosmetic results. Dr. Bidair, however, employs plastic surgery techniques to ensure a clean and aesthetically pleasing outcome. He also takes the time to understand your specific needs to ensure your satisfaction with the result.

Types of Circumcision

There are several different styles of circumcision, each varying in terms of the amount of foreskin removed, the final appearance, and the techniques used. Your doctor will need to have the expertise necessary to perform the correct style of circumcision for your desired look.

Each style can have variations based on individual preferences and anatomical considerations. When choosing a circumcision style, it’s important to discuss with a qualified surgeon like Dr. Bidair who can explain the differences and help select the best option for your needs and desired outcome.

Considering the Benefits of Circumcision

After a circumcision, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Improved Hygiene: Foreskin removal promotes easier cleaning of the penis, reducing the risk of infections and maintaining optimal genital hygiene.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing Results: Many individuals opt for adult circumcision to achieve their desired aesthetic appearance, enhancing self-confidence and satisfaction with their genital area.
  • Reduced Risk of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): UTIs are more common in uncircumcised males. Adult circumcision decreases the likelihood of developing UTIs, reducing discomfort and potential complications.
  • Lower Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Several studies suggest that adult circumcision can decrease the risk of acquiring certain STIs such as genital herpes; circumcision reduces this risk by up to 34%. (1)
  • Decreased Risk of Penile Cancer: Adult circumcision reduces the risk of penile cancer, (2) although this type of cancer is rare overall. Regular examinations and appropriate preventive measures remain essential for early detection.
  • Prevention of Balanoposthitis: Balanoposthitis is an inflammation of the glans and foreskin. Adult circumcision can help prevent this condition, eliminating discomfort and potential complications.
  • Enhanced Sexual Satisfaction: Some individuals report increased sexual sensitivity and improved sexual experiences after adult circumcision.
  • Cultural and Religious Considerations: Adult circumcision allows individuals to fulfill cultural and religious obligations, fostering a stronger sense of identity and belonging.

What to Consider During Your Consultation

Dr. Mo Bidair

Dr. Bidair believes in providing personalized care and attention to each patient considering adult circumcision. During your consultation, he will discuss various aspects of the procedure, gather information about your medical history, and address any concerns or questions you may have. He will also discuss anesthesia and the best treatment plan based on your needs. Dr. Bidair can provide an initial consultation virtually if you are considering traveling to San Diego for the procedure. Please be prepared to discuss your aesthetic goals in detail and your expectations for the procedure to help Dr. Bidair determine the best treatment plan.

If you are not sure a circumcision is right for you, see our circumcision pros and cons guide.

How to Prepare for Circumcision

Proper preparation prior to adult circumcision is crucial for ensuring a successful surgical experience. During your initial consultation with Dr. Bidair, he will provide detailed instructions specific to your needs and desired outcome. General preparation guidelines may include:

  • Following preoperative instructions, such as discontinuing certain medications or supplements that may interfere with the procedure.
  • Refraining from smoking or using nicotine products leading up to the surgery and throughout the recovery period to promote optimal healing and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Coordinating time off from work or social commitments to allow for an appropriate rest and recovery period.

Your preparation may vary based on your individual circumstances. Dr. Bidair will provide you with comprehensive guidance during the personal consultation, ensuring that all necessary steps are taken for an optimal surgical outcome. Contact us at (619) 485-5005 to schedule your consultation and begin your adult circumcision journey.

Recovery and Results

Your recovery is an important consideration when choosing the right doctor for your procedure. You will need a surgeon who will support you throughout the entire recovery process. Dr. Bidair will monitor your progress closely and provide pain medication to help you feel more comfortable while your body heals. Patients are typically advised to rest and avoid strenuous or rigorous activities to facilitate proper healing. It may be necessary to take time off work or modify certain lifestyle habits temporarily. After a circumcision, you can enjoy a smoother contour and improved sexual health.

Additional Considerations

Dr. Bidair will discuss your goals with you during your consultation to choose a procedure that will meet your needs. As well as providing expert adult circumcision, Dr. Bidair can address concerns with your sebaceous glands or pearly penile papules. To learn more about corresponding procedures, see our blog.

Cost of Adult Circumcision in San Diego

The cost of your circumcision will depend on the type of circumcision you need. After your consultation, we will provide an all-inclusive quote if you need additional procedures. Contact our office or call (619) 485-5005 to learn more about how we can help you meet your body goals.


Will adult circumcision affect the size of my penis?

A circumcision will not affect the size of your penis. It will, however, enhance your aesthetics for your desired look. Choosing the right doctor will, however, be important for meeting your body goals.

Will adult circumcision affect sexual function?

Commonly reported benefits of adult circumcision include improved sexual satisfaction, although individual experiences may vary.

How long is the recovery period after adult circumcision?

The duration of the recovery period varies from patient to patient. Generally, patients can expect a few days to a couple of weeks for the initial healing process. However, it may take several weeks for the surgical area to heal fully.

Will adult circumcision affect my ability to urinate?

A circumcision will not affect your ability to function or urinate. However, choosing the right doctor will be important for having a smooth recovery and meeting your aesthetic goals.

Do I need to be a certain age to be circumcised?

No, you do not need to be a certain age to have a circumcision. Many older patients have circumcision revisions for a more youthful appearance.


  1. Tobian AAR, Gray RH. The Medical Benefits of Male Circumcision. JAMA. 2011;306(13):1479. doi:
  2. Larke NL, Thomas SL, dos Santos Silva I, Weiss HA. Male circumcision and penile cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Causes & Control. 2011;22(8):1097-1110. doi:
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