Male Health: Circumcisions – Episode #9

Aug 29, 2019 | Podcast | 0 comments

As part of our Male Health series, Dr.Sam van Eeden and Dr.Ernu de Villers discuss circumcision, a procedure that helps thousands of men every year with a variety of reproductive and genital issues.

They break down this simple procedure, discussing the indications, health benefits and possible complications of circumcisions, and remove the taboo from what is a very common and normal issue for men of all ages.


Hosts & Guests

Dan Campion

Dr.Sam van Eeden

Dr. Ernu de Villiers

Listen on:

Show Notes

 3.50 – Dr.Ernu de Villiers is from Namibia.

6.30 – Circumcision is often seen as a taboo subject, particularly in Ireland.

8.10 – Dr.Sam mainly sees medical circumcision cases.

11.40BXO is a precursor for penile cancer.

13.10 – In Namibia there is a national drive for voluntary circumcision.

14.40 – In Africa, the national circumcision rate is 62%.

15.45 – In the UK the rate is 7% , and in Ireland the rate is 5%.

19.00 – Circumcision is used in some cultures as part of a manhood initiation ceremony.

21.20 – There is an argument currently about the issue of young babies and consent for circumcision procedures.

23.20 – There are many different strains of the HPV virus.

26.50 – Dr.Sam outlines the risks involved in these procedures.

31.00 – Managing risk comes down to proper surgical practice.

32.40 – Complications are very rare with circumcisions.

36.00 – Exposing the glans and stretching the foreskin is vital from a young age.

40.00 – The doctors explain how a circumcision procedure is performed.

43.10 – Almost all Irish males request a partial circumcision.

48.30 – One risk of a partial circumcision is phymosis.

49.30 – Wound healing in the penis is very quick.

50.30 – Some people experience an increase in sensitivity post procedure, some people experience a decrease.

52.00 – Premature ejaculation is a medical condition.

53.50 – SSRI’s can reduce sensitivity.

58.00 – Hyaluronic Acid fillers in the penis can reduce sensitivity of the corona.

1.00.00 – Discussing pain and discomfort during and after circumcision procedures.

1.02.00 There is very little pain, all clients are discharged with pain medication but it is rarely needed.

1.04.45 – What is a frenuloplasty?

1.09.40 – The foreskin and the lower eyelid share similar physical characteristics.


Check out our previous podcast – Functional Medicine – Managing Disease or Promoting Health?

Related Episodes

Hair Loss – The Modern Approach – Episode #03

 About 50% of men and women are going to experience some form of hair loss by the time they hit 50. That means that either you, or someone you know, is going through this process right now.  A lot of the common questions we hear are: why am I losing my hair, is there...

read more

Stem Cells with Dr.Ali Ghanem – Episode #02

Stem-cells are specialized cells which develop into all the structures and tissues that make us up as human beings. Many modern regenerative treatments harness the power of these cells to help with injury, illness, aesthetic issues, medical concerns and more, but the...

read more

Wellness and Regenerative Medicine – Episode #01

What is wellness? Is it an airy fairy term used to describe something we can't see, or does it have a base in measurable medicine, with real outcomes? How does regenerative medicine fit into this picture, and how can this modern and functional approach to health...

read more



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.