Dr. Adler is currently an assistant clinical professor in the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Adler is the founding member of New York Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. and has been in private practice since 1993.
Dr. Adler received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from New York University, and was inducted into the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Adler received his medical degree from New York University Medical School where he was inducted into the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, and graduated as Valedictorian of his class. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Under “Treatments and Procedures, Newborn Circumcision” at mountsinai.org:
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. The foreskin is a flap of skin that covers the tip of the penis.
Is an eyelid just “a flap of skin” too? How about the hood of the clitoris?
Further on, this gem:
Your baby may be given a pacifier to suck on. The pacifier will have some sugar water on it. This has been shown to decrease pain in infants.
Sugar water evidently not being enough, anesthesia is mentioned and this description of the procedure:
The baby will need to be very still during the circumcision. The baby may be carefully restrained on an infant board or someone will hold the baby. The anesthesia will be applied.
Once the area is numb the procedure will begin.
How this is determined is unknown. It continues:
The foreskin will be pulled away from the penis. Some parts of the foreskin may still be attached to the penis. The doctor will sweep these attachments away. The extra foreskin will then be cut away. It can be removed with a scalpel or special clamp.
Stitches may be needed. They will be used to sew the remaining bit of foreskin into place.
I’d hate to be the one holding the baby – or doing the ’pulling’ and ‘sweeping.’
His practice information follows:
New York Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC
103 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028