Dr Moshe Singer

I am a general medical practitioner in practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa-the HPCSA.

I qualified at the University of Cape Town in 1981, and was an intern at the famous Groote Schuur Hospital.

I have been doing circumcisions on newborns ,children and adults for the past 25 years.

Generally speaking , newborns are circumcised in my rooms or similar place,while older children and adults are operated upon in a formal operating theatre.

Anaesthetic may be local ( patient awake) ,or general (patient asleep) depending on circumstances.

The patient goes home the same day,and the recovery period at home is quite quick.Pain killers are prescribed as necessary.

Apart from circumcisions I am also a regular general practitioner. I see the full range of conditions. I am a doctor at a large old aged home, and also am contracted to various embassies to do immigration medical examinations for entry to those countries.

Welcome to my circumcision site.

I hope that you will find the information you need .



Newborns are usually circumcised at about 1-3 weeks of age.

Bath him on the morning of the procedure and don't put on any creams or ointments.

It is a good idea to feed him about an hour or so before the circ, so that he is not starving hungry but no so full that he vomits.

I put a dressing onto the wound which can be removed after 1-2 days.

Important. Call me if one of three things happen.

1. If there is bleeding.What I mean is a significant ooze, not a tiny streak of blood.

2. If the dressing comes off on the first day.

These can indicate that the dressing may be too loose.

3. He must pass urine within 6 hours or so .

If he doesn't the dressing may be too tight .

Whatever happens don't panic. Just call me and things usually are easily sorted out.

Call me any time you are worried


  Older children and adults

These circumcisions are performed in the operating theatre.

Children are always fully anaesthetised by an expert anaesthetist.

Adults may opt for local anaesthetic instead of being put to sleep.This depends on the person. Either way is fine, and the patient goes home the same day.

I insert dissolving stitches which start to fall out by themselves after 10 days or so.

Painkillers are prescribed.

Call me if you are at all concerned.


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