A circumcision is a procedure to surgically remove the foreskin from the penis. A circumcision can be done in the office on infants that weigh 10 pounds or less and are less than 28 days old. Several methods are used to minimize discomfort and calm your baby during the procedure. At Pediatric Surgical Associates this includes a marcaine / lidocaine injection and a pacifier dipped in sweetened water. The advantages of office-based circumcisions include greater convenience for the family, lower cost when compared to hospital-based circumcisions and access to surgeons who are specifically trained in this area. If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about this important service, please call Pediatric Surgical Associates at 612-813-8000.