Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the head of the penis. It is primarily performed for cultural or religious reasons.
If you choose to have your son circumcised, Valley will verify whether your insurance covers the procedure. If circumcision is not covered, the hospital cost will be $3,000, which is due when you are discharged from your hospital stay.
Circumcision is generally performed 12 to 24 hours after your son is born, either in the hospital or his doctor's office.
Most babies show signs of pain during the procedure and in the week to 10 days following. Your doctor or nurse will discuss ways to minimize any pain.