Do babies receive anesthesia before circumcision procedure?

Your doctor will tell you everything you need to know about this intervention and how it is performed so that you are fully aware of what your child will go through.

Babies who undergo circumcision will be given a local numbing injection before the procedure.

Depending on the size and age they’ve reached, they might also be eligible for a full anesthesia.

Generally, the anesthesia given to babies that are approximately 2 months resembles the one used by dentists as its effect is numbing the surgical site.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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