Mr Thyer offers specialist management of prostate cancer.
Mr Thyer has a special interest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer but also performs surgery for many other urological conditions.
The penile foreskin (Prepuce) is a fold of skin that covers the glans penis in the flaccid state. During erection of the penis the foreskin should retract to expose the glans penis. Mr Thyer may recommend circumcision to remove the foreskin in certain medical situations.
Please note, he does not perform circumcision for cosmetic or religious reasons.
Reasons in which circumcision may be recommended include:
Ten days prior to the procedure you should notify Mr Thyer’s rooms if you are taking any blood thinning medication or you feel that the foreskin may be infected.
On arrival at hospital you will be prepared for theatre by nursing staff. Mr Thyer will see you just prior to being taken into the operating theatre. You will have the choice of local or general anaesthetic. The procedure should take approximately 30 minutes. Mr Thyer will remove the foreskin and send it to a pathologist for examination (you may incur a fee from the pathologist). The skin will be sutured closed using dissolving sutures. A tight bandage will be applied to the penis. After the procedure you will be checked by the nurse to ensure there is no bleeding and that you are able to urinate. You will be discharged home after a few hours.
You can remove the bandage around the penis yourself 2 days after the procedure. Mr Thyer’s rooms will contact you to arrange a follow up 8 weeks after the circumcision to check your recovery and pathology. You should rest, avoid heavy lifting or exertion for 1 week following the circumcision. Sexual intercourse and masturbation should be avoided for 6 weeks following the procedure.
Following the procedure, you should contact Mr Thyer if you: