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Doctors Re-Attach Part Of Baby’s Penis After Israeli Circumcision Accident
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Urologists at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem re-attached part of a baby's penis following a botched ritual circumcision, Israel Hayom reported today.
Five months ago, the mohel (ritual circumciser) cut part of the baby’s urethra during the circumcision and after the parents noticed profuse bleeding,the baby was rushed to Hadassah.
"The baby was admitted with severe bleeding, and we immediately proceeded to suture the affected area, under local anesthesia of course. The parents were understandably much more concerned than we were, and they had little hope. They have had a tormenting few months," Dr. Guy Hidas, a pediatric urologist, reportedly said, adding that 80% of the reattached tissue was successfully accepted by the baby’s body. "The baby will need at least one more surgery in the coming year, but it is unlikely that this will have long-term impact on his reproductive system," he said.
Israel’s Health Ministry says severe complications following circumcision take place in less than 1% of all circumcisions in the country. The most common of those complications is excessive bleeding.