The decision whether or not to have this procedure done is usually a religious, cultural or cosmetic one. However, evidence abounds that shows that circumcision helps the prevention of certain diseases later in life. Circumcision may be performed in the hospital prior to discharge or in our office up to four weeks of age. Dr. Tega prefers to do his circumcisions in the office. Be sure to discuss this option with our office ahead of time. However, he may be able to circumcise your male newborn in the hospital if you prefer to have it done there. The procedure can also be performed by your obstretrician.