Medical Definition of Plastibell Circumcision

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

Plastibell circumcision: This type of infant circumcision uses a device known as a Plastibell device. This is one of several currently used, accepted surgical techniques for circumcision and has been used for many years. The Plastibell device leaves a small ring on the tip of the penis that falls off on its own within five to eight days. See also circumcision.

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Reviewed on 4/15/2019

REFERENCE:

University of Michigan Health. "Circumcision: Plastibell Device." May 4, 2017. <https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hw142320>.

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