Surgical Guide to Circumcision by David A. BolnickSurgical Guide to Circumcision by David A. Bolnick

Surgical Guide to Circumcision

byDavid A. BolnickEditorMartin Koyle, Assaf Yosha

Hardcover | July 24, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 1,243 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Surgical Guide to Circumcisionis a compendium of the who, what, where, why, and most importantly, the how of circumcision. Given that one third of the world's males have undergone this most ancient of surgical procedures, a contemporary resource on the subject is in order.

Most circumcisions are elective with no acute medical necessity; that is, most are done for cultural reasons. Thus, in addition to being a standard surgical guide for those who perform circumcision, this book is an anthology of circumcision, from its prehistoric roots to its present day admixture of religion, culture, and medicine.

Surgical Guide to Circumcisionis a fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to the most common techniques of circumcision and addresses aspects such as informed consent, religious and cultural sensitivities, pre-exam, post-care, pain control, and prevention and management of potential complications.

Written by experts in the field,Surgical Guide to Circumcisionwill appeal to family physicians, pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, nurses, urologist, and anyone with a general interest in circumcision.

Dr. Bolnick is an amalgam of scholar, scientist, technology design guru, media producer, and photographer. Bolnick's contributions have been recognized by numerous achievement awards including 7 US Patents (most recent , March 2010), United Nations Outstanding Achievement Award, US Vice President Gore's Hammer Award, 7 Telly Awards, Ca...
Title:Surgical Guide to CircumcisionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:303 pagesPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1447128575

ISBN - 13:9781447128571

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I Prelude to Circumcision.- 1 Current Circumcision Trends and Guidelines.- 2 Informed Consent: Principles for Elective Circumcision.- Part II Anatomy of Circumcision.- 3 Embryology of the Penis.- 4 Anatomy for Newborn Circumcision.- 5 Anatomic Contraindications to Circumcision.- 6 Complications of Circumcision.- Part III Newborn Circumcision.- 7 Pain Control in Infant Circumcision.- 8 Pre-circumcision Assessment & Exam.- 9 Newborn Circumcision Techniques.- 10 Healing, Bandaging, and Aftercare.- 11 Management of Acute Complications.- Part IV Pediatric Circumcision.- 12 Pediatric Circumcision.- 13 Dressings and Care After Surgical Circumcision.- Part V Adult Circumcision.- 4 Adult Circumcision.- 15 Foreskin Reconstruction.- Part VI The Case Against Circumcision.- 16 Circumcision - Case Against Surgery Without Medical Indication.- 17 Care and Conditions of the Uncircumcised Phallus.- 18 A Comment on Informed Consent.- Part VII The Case For Circumcision.- 19 Current Medical Evidence Supports Male Circumcision.- 20 Circumcision, Sexual Function and Sexual Satisfaction.- Part VIII Understanding Circumcision.- 21 Why Circumcision - From Pre-History to the 21st Century.- 22 Rituals, Culture, and Economics.- 23 Jewish Ritual Circumcision.- The Bris.- The Operating Room Bris.- 24 Islam and Circumcision.- 25 Female Genital Cutting: The Misnomer of Female Circumcision.- 26 Circumcision in the Early Christian Church: The Controversy That Shaped a Continent.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This textbook assembles exhaustive surgical information and provides the reader with a wide description of all non-medical aspects surrounding circumcision. Each chapter is well illustrated and most are completed with an editor's note. This original textbook is worthy of the attention of urologists and people involved in religious rites." (European Urology Today, Vol. 25 (5), October-November, 2013)"The authors of this book address the various historical and ethical aspects and describe the various technical methods used in male and female circumcision. . Reading this comprehensive review should serve to health care, legal and religious personnel to understand better the facts and problematic of this topic." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 10 (2), January, 2013)