This operation will remove the foreskin from the tip of the penis. Circumcisions are often performed for cultural or religious reasons, or sometimes because there are medical problems such as tightening or thickening of the foreskin which can cause discomfort or infection.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the best consultant for you to see.

    For more information, call our Reservations team on 01622 237727 or email


  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Patient pathway Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post-discharge care Guide Price
    Hospital fees n\a £1,900 Included £1,900
    Guide price Nil £1,900 Nil £1,900
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose 
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you 
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

Circumcision is carried out under general anaesthetic and usually takes around 30 minutes. The surgeon will remove the foreskin and stitch the edges of the skin together.  You will then be transferred back to your room to rest, and you should be able to return home on the same day.

It is normal for the penis to be bruised and sore after the operation, and this should subside after a week. You should not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after the operation, and you should be able to return to work after about a week.  The KIMS medical team will advise you further on your recovery and follow up consultations.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on 01622 237727 or email

Our Consultants

  • Mr John Donohue


    • Circumcision
    • Prostate Resection (TURP)
    • Radical Prostatectomy
    • TURBT (Trans-urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour)
    • Vasectomy
    • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Mr Howard Marsh

    MBChB MD DRCS (Urol)

    • Circumcision
    • Prostate Resection (TURP)
    • Vasectomy
  • Mr Mark Cynk

    MB BS 1991: MB BS 1991 MSc (Urol) 2000 FRCS (Urol) 2000

    • Circumcision
    • HoLEP Treatment
    • TURBT (Trans-urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour)
    • Vasectomy Reversal