The Circumcision Center® Procedures

David Cornell, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs large numbers of adult circumcision procedures, both initial circumcisions and revisions of prior circumcisions. He aims to achieve or exceed the cosmetic quality of neonatal circumcision for adult patients. He also respects and seeks out specific cosmetic outcomes that patients may desire. Patients are encouraged to make suggestions and provide guidance to promote their utmost satisfaction.

The Sleeve Resection Method

Dr. Cornell utilizes the sleeve resection method. This involves incisions made with a scalpel in both the outer and mucosal surfaces of the foreskin. The foreskin is removed as a ring of tissue. Frenulectomy (frenulum removal) is also carried out if the patient desires.

Circumcision Procedure Recovery

All bleeding is stopped with the use of electrocautery. The procedure is completed with suture closure of the incision with interrupted, fine, absorbable sutures. The needle utilized for skin suturing is an atraumatic cosmetic surgery one. Additional incision closure is with paper wound closure tapes to further reduce tension on the sutures and more accurately reapproximate the edges. Finally, a sterile compression dressing is placed. All these steps are taken to optimize the rapid healing of tissues and minimize suture marks and tunnels. After the procedure, you will be told how long to leave the dressing in place.

What are the most common reasons
for an adult circumcision?

Adult circumcision can offer numerous benefits, including improved hygiene, reduced risk of certain infections, and decreased risk of certain types of cancer. Many men report increased sexual satisfaction following the procedure.

Cosmetic Appearance

Some men choose to be circumcised for personal or aesthetic reasons, such as a desire for an improved appearance. Often, young men see that their penis looks different than others, which can drive them to want to have a circumcision performed. 

Health benefits

Circumcision has been linked to a lower risk of certain sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and a lower risk of urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and foreskin-related medical problems.

Phimosis (tight foreskin)

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin of the penis is too tight, making it difficult or impossible to retract over the head of the penis. This can cause discomfort during sexual activity or urination and increase the risk of infection. Phimosis can be congenital or develop later in life due to injury, infection, or other causes. In some cases, circumcision may be recommended as a treatment option, while in others, less invasive interventions such as stretching exercises or topical steroids may be effective.


Paraphimosis is a medical condition where the foreskin of the penis, once retracted, becomes trapped and cannot be pulled back over the tip of the penis (the glans). This can cause swelling and discomfort, and if left untreated, can lead to more serious complications such as tissue damage and infection.

Balanitis and balanoposthitis

Balanitis and balanoposthitis are medical terms used to describe the inflammation of the glans (head) and foreskin of the penis, respectively. Balanitis refers to inflammation of only the glans, while balanoposthitis is inflammation of both the glans and foreskin.

These conditions can be caused by various factors, including poor hygiene, bacterial or fungal infections, allergies, and sexually transmitted infections. Symptoms may include redness, swelling, itching, pain, discharge, and difficulty retracting the foreskin.

Treatment for balanitis and balanoposthitis depends on the underlying cause and may include topical or oral medications, such as antibiotics or antifungal agents, as well as improved hygiene practices. In some cases, circumcision may be recommended as a more permanent solution to recurrent infections.

Frenulum breve

Frenulum breve is a medical condition where the frenulum, the small band of tissue connecting the foreskin to the glans of the penis, is shorter than normal. This can cause pain or discomfort during sexual activity, as the frenulum may tear or stretch excessively. In severe cases, it may even cause bleeding or difficulty retracting the foreskin. Treatment options include topical creams, stretching exercises, or surgical procedures such as frenuloplasty or circumcision.

The Circumcision Center® Procedures

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Traveling from out of town?

The Atlanta airport is a massive travel hub that makes it easy for circumcision patients to travel from all over the United States - and the world - to receive the highest quality circumcision treatment.

Patients have come to Dr. Cornell from all 50 states and many other countries.