Circumcision/Phimosis Surgery

Circumcision in Barcelona with Clínica Sants


Urologist Visit + Circumcision / Phimosis surgery with Local Anesthesia


Urologist Visit + Circumcision / Phimosis surgery with General Anesthesia





Circumcision / Surgery for Phimosis in Barcelona with Clínica Sants

Do you feel pain and tightness when engaging sexual intercourses because of the skin that covers the glans? At Sants Clinic we offer you phimosis surgery in Barcelona. This is the most comfortable, complete and safe option.

Discomfort gone in 3-4 days

If you’re feeling discomfort after phimosis surgery, you’ll be provided with pain killers.

Ambulatory Circumcision

The intervention is performed at the clinic with no hospital admission, on local or general anesthesia.

40min surgery

You will spend at most 1 to 1:30 hours in total at the clinic, enabling you to get back quickly to your daily activities.


Phimosis and circumcision are two terms related to male anatomy and refer to surgical procedures performed on the foreskin area of ​​the penis.

Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin, which is the skin that covers the tip of the penis, is too narrow or tight, preventing it from fully retracting to expose the glans, which is the head of the penis. This can cause discomfort, difficulty with hygiene, and possible complications, such as urinary tract infections. The phimosis operation is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the narrow or tight tissue of the foreskin to allow its normal retraction.

On the other hand, circumcision is a surgical procedure in which the foreskin of the penis is totally or partially removed. This practice can be for religious, cultural, medical, or aesthetic purposes, and is performed in different cultures and countries around the world.

In some cases, circumcision is done as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, penile cancer, and other health problems. Circumcision can also be performed for cosmetic or personal reasons.

1. Are phimosis and circumcision the same?

No, phimosis and circumcision are not the same, although they are often used interchangeably. They are two different concepts related to the anatomy and function of the foreskin of the penis.

It is important to note that circumcision is a personal decision and must be performed by a qualified medical professional in an appropriate clinical setting.

Phimosis, on the other hand, can be treated in a number of ways, depending on the severity and cause of the condition. Treatment may include conservative measures such as topical steroid creams, foreskin stretching exercises, or in more severe cases, circumcision may be considered as a treatment option.

In summary, although phimosis and circumcision are related to the foreskin of the penis, they are not the same. Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin is narrow and cannot be retracted, while circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of all or part of the foreskin. Circumcision may be considered as a treatment for phimosis in certain cases, but it is a personal decision that should be discussed with a medical professional.

2. Who should undergo circumcision, and at what age is it recommended?

The decision to undergo a phimosis or circumcision operation should be made in consultation with a doctor or other health professional, and may vary according to each person’s individual clinical situation. In general, the following groups of people may consider having these procedures:

Phimosis: The phimosis operation is recommended in cases where the foreskin is too narrow or tight, causing discomfort or making it difficult to properly clean the area. This can occur at any age, from infancy to adulthood. In severe cases of phimosis that cause symptoms such as pain, recurrent urinary tract infections, or urination problems, phimosis surgery may be necessary at an early age, even in childhood. However, in less severe cases, the phimosis operation can be delayed until adolescence or adulthood.

Circumcision: Circumcision can be considered in different situations. For religious or cultural reasons, some men may choose to be circumcised at any time in life. In terms of medical reasons, circumcision may be recommended for recurrent urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, specific health problems, or to reduce the risk of certain conditions, such as penile cancer. Circumcision can also be performed for cosmetic or personal reasons. The recommended age for circumcision can vary depending on the clinical situation and personal preference, and can be performed at any time in life, from infancy to adulthood.

Children: in childhood, the phimosis or circumcision operation can be performed when the skin that covers the glans does not allow them to urinate correctly. At Clínica Sants we do not perform interventions on minors.

3. How is the intervention of phimosis or circumcision?

The phymosis or circumcision operation is ambulatory. This means that hospital admission is not necessary and that recovery is relatively quick and easy.

At the time of the intervention, local anaesthesia is usually placed on the skin of the penis. Even so, in our clinic you’ll have the option to have the surgery under general anaesthesia if you wish.

The duration of the intervention is about 40 minutes, although it may vary slightly depending on the case, and you can spend 1h-1:30h at the clinic if necessary.

4. Is phimosis surgery / circumcision painful?

The phimosis or circumcision operation is usually performed under local or general anesthesia, which means that the area will be numbed during the procedure and pain will not be felt during the operation itself. However, after surgery, it is common to experience some discomfort or pain in the treated area, especially during the first few days after the procedure. The level of pain can vary according to the sensitivity of each person, the surgical technique used and the individual recovery process.

Swelling, tenderness, and redness in the treated area is normal after the operation, and it may be necessary to take pain medication prescribed by your doctor to relieve discomfort. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions regarding medications and post-operative care, as well as to report any significant increase in pain or any complications to your doctor immediately.

It is important to take into account that the recovery from the phimosis or circumcision operation may vary depending on the type of procedure performed and the age of the patient. In children, recovery is usually faster, while in adults it may take longer. It is essential to follow the doctor’s instructions and maintain good hygiene in the treated area to prevent infections and promote proper recovery.

In summary, while the phimosis and circumcision operation can be uncomfortable during the recovery process, it is performed under anesthesia to minimize pain during the procedure itself. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and communicate any concerns or complications during recovery for a successful experience and recovery.

5. When can sexual activity be reinitiated after the surgery?

It is important to wait 25-40 days after circumcision/phimosis surgery for the incisions to be fully healed and having sexual relations again.

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Clínica Ginecológica Sants

Calle de Roger, 23
08028 Barcelona

Opening hours

Monday - Friday  8am - 8pm

Saturday 8am - 2pm