Private Circumcision Surgery

Foreskin removal

Removal of the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis

What is a circumcision?

The foreskin is the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis. The procedure to remove it, known as circumcision, is carried out for religious, cultural, or medical reasons, including where the foreskin:

  • is too tight
  • becomes infected
  • develops cancer

Learn more about the specilist men's health we offer here at HCA UK

Need to know - circumcision procedure

  • What happens during circumcision surgery? icon plus

    Circumcisions are usually carried out under general anaesthetic. However, you may be able to have a spinal or local anaesthetic to numb the area. If your child is being circumcised, they'll probably have local anaesthetic instead of general.

    Once you're anaesthetised, your surgeon will use surgical scissors or a scalpel to detach your foreskin (the sleeve of skin that surrounds the head of the penis). They will then seal any blood vessels with heat (cauterisation) and close the edges of your skin with dissolvable stitches. 
  • How to prepare icon plus

    ​As with all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects. Your consultant will explain these to you and answer any questions you may have.

    You'll be asked to sign a consent form — either for yourself or on behalf of your child. If you're having general anaesthetic, your consultant will let you know how long you should avoid eating and drinking before your procedure.
  • Recovery from a circumcision icon plus

    You should be able to go home the same day. Please arrange for someone to collect you as you won't be able to drive.

    It usually takes about 10 days for your penis to heal initially but the process continues for four to six weeks. It'll take about the same amount of time for the swelling to subside. If your child has been circumcised, it could take up to two weeks.

    You'll probably have some discomfort for a few days, so feel free to use pain relief as directed by your consultant. They'll let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, but you shouldn't have sex for at least four weeks and you'll need to take a few days off work.

Cost Of a Private Circumcision

Hospital stay and procedure

Prices from

Paediatric: £2,995 and Adult: £3,237 subject to the specifics of your treatment as recommended by your consultant.

Expected length of stay

1 day


Before admission

  • Pre-assessment

During your hospital stay

  • Accommodation in a standard room as quoted above.
  • Routine admission tests
  • Patient meals are included but not transferable.
  • Nursing care and facilities
  • Theatre fees, drugs and dressings
  • Removal of stitches, dressing and plaster as required.
  • Take home medication 


  • Any additional nights in hospital not described in the above.
  • Specialist nursing above and beyond required level of care.
  • Any post-operative treatments/consultations which may be required.
  • Any additional or more complex procedures not included in our initial agreement.
  • Any readmission due to complications will result in additional charges in line with our standard prices.
  • Personal costs including visitors’ meals and drinks as well as newspapers.
  • Any costs not specified as included.

Our urology consultants

Our world-class consultants are all experts in their fields and are dedicated to using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to give the best quality, individual care.

We offer circumcision for children and adults. 

Our locations across London

All our facilities provide high-quality care delivered by the world's best consultants in comfortable surroundings.

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Book an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you can make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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