Tag Archives: Balano-posthitis

Why an adult circumcision? Why not just a dorsal slit?

Why is there a need to remove the prepuce?  Why not just a dorsal slit?   Clyde

Dear Clyde,

A dorsal slit is performed under unusual circumstances, such as a patient who needs justifiable relief from phimosis or intractable balano-posthiits, and usually is too ill or not safe to proceed with full adult circumcision.  Example: a patient with diabetes out of control, or a patient with a serious acute process such as a stroke or coronary.

When a dorsal slit is done, the foreskin hangs down like a “beard” and doesn’t look pretty.  For a seriously ill patient, this is the least of his problems.

For those patients who don’t want their foreskin removed there’s a procedure called a preputioplasty.  This involved making a vertical incision like a dorsal slit over the phimotic area, which is closed gtans transversely.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision  – Miami



(FAQ) What’s balanitis, posthitis, are they related to phimosis? | Dr. Harold Reed | The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision

Dr. Reed, I am uncircumcised but told because I have difficulty retracting my foreskin I have phimosis.  Does this mean I also have balanitiis and posthitis?   This could be an insurance coverage issue.  Greg Dear Greg, Most insurance companies will fund for an adult circumcision to correct phimosis, regardless if you have balanitis or…Continue Reading

Will Circumcision Revision Cure my Balanitis? FAQ | Dr. Harold Reed M.D. | Chronic balanitis

Dr. Reed,  Had an adult circumcision because of balanitis, and thought this would cure it.  Perhaps the doctor left the foreskin too long.  Do you think if more skin was removed which covers a portion of my head, this would result in a cure.  My wife and I enjoy sex.   Will circumcision revision Cure…Continue Reading

Have Phimosis, would you propose an adult circumcision

Dr. Reed,  My foreskin retracts with difficulty, a condition I have had ever since I can remember.  Occasionally there is tearing and some bleeding with sex.  Would you recommend an adult circumcision? Myron Dear Myron, Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin of the penis cannot be pulled back past the glans.  The word…Continue Reading

Recurrent inflammation of the foreskin and glans (posthitis and balanitis)

I’m sixty-one years old and have had recurrent inflammation of the foreskin and glans.  Circumcision has been a consideration but until now I haven’t had the nerve. Presently I’m covered under Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and was wondering if you were a participant in this plan? Thank you, Ralph Dear Ralph, Appreciate your interest…Continue Reading

Posthitis – What is the Cure for Posthitis?

Dear Dr. Reed,  I have been diagnosed with posthitis and am uncircumcised.  What recommendations could you offer? Lester Dear Lester, Posthitis means an inflammation of the foreskin. Balantiis (think balanos or acorn) is an inflammation of the glans or head of the penis. Usually they occur together .  Unless your partner has a yeast infection…Continue Reading