Circumcision using bipolar diathermy scissors: a simple, safe and acceptable new technique

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2000 May;82(3):190-1.


Background: Circumcision may be performed by a variety of techniques. Postoperative haemorrhage is a recognised complication of the procedure.

Method: A method of circumcision using bipolar diathermy scissors is described. Foreskin vessels are coagulated as the foreskin is cut away.

Results: Thirty patients underwent this procedure without complication.

Conclusion: Circumcision using bipolar scissors can be a safe and simple operation.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Circumcision, Male / instrumentation
  • Circumcision, Male / methods*
  • Electrocoagulation / instrumentation
  • Electrocoagulation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Patient Satisfaction