Harold M. Reed, M.D., F.I.C.S.
Dr. Harold M. Reed is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology, and an active member of the American Urological Association and American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons. Graduating from the University of Rochester and S.U.N.Y. Medical Center, he interned on the Cornell surgery service at Bellevue Hospital, and completed urology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received certification in post-graduate microsurgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
While a Captain in the U.S. Army, he served as a squadron surgeon in Korea. Dr. Reed has authored several urological papers and produced two genital reconstruction videos, “Penile Revascularization” and “Augmentation Phalloplasty” (penile enlargement), both accepted for viewing by the American Urological Association.
Dr. Reed has published articles both in the Annals of Plastic Surgery and American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. He was privileged to have 2 operative videos selected for viewing by the American Urological Association during the same year. He has appeared as a guest on the Maury Povich show, CNN Sonya Live, CBS Morning News, Jenny Jones Show, Christina and with Howard Stern. His work has received mention in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, Penthouse and Playboy. He has been a guest on 3 out of 4 national British TV channels including BBC, Granada, and Tyne-Tees.
Dr. Reed recently participated in an international transgender symposium in Trieste, Italy. He is an active member of the Greater Miami Urological Association, the Harry Benjamin IGDA, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the American Urological Association having attended consecutively 30 annual meetings.
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin and is the most commonly performed operation in the world. Some religions require this, and many parents prefer that their boys be circumcised for sanitary reasons.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated there is no absolute indication for routine circumcision. However, a study involving 2,500 babies determined that the uncircumcised male is 20 times more likely to develop a urinary tract infection than the circumcised infant. The Academy has modified their statement to say there are potential benefits and risks.
Adult circumcision should be performed with delicate sutures that results in level of healing comparable to a newborn circumcision. Individuals with urethral (urinary channel) defects should postpone circumcision as the foreskin may be used in repair of a congenital defect.