Circumcision is a procedure where the foreskin is removed from the head of the penis. The Shang Ring circumcision is a no-suture method of adult circumcision performed by The Y Factor.

How The Y Factor Can Help


This procedure is a no-suture method performed in the office under local anesthesia. This procedure takes 30 minutes utilizing the Shang Ring device, which is an FDA-approved device endorsed by the World Health Organization.

The recovery time is reduced; most men are able to go back to work one day after the procedure.

Also, this method does not necessitate the use of sutures, making the appearance more aesthetic compared to the tradition circumcision procedure.


Providers from The Y Factor perform this procedure in a surgical setting under general anesthesia.


Benefits of Procedure

  • Reduced risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Protection against penile cancer and reduced risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners.

  • Prevention of Phimosis (inability to retract the foreskin).

  • Prevention of Balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans and foreskin).

  • Hygiene.

  • Aesthetic (cosmetic appearance).

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Adult Circumcision | Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, circumcision is very common in adults. A large percentage of the male population is uncircumcised.

To treat inflammation of the foreskin, to treat a painful foreskin, to prevent infections and to help with cleanliness.

A circumcision may be necessary if you cannot pull back the foreskin or it cracks and tears. Also, circumcision reduces the risk of bacterial infections and HIV transmission. If you do not have problems, then the choice is a personal choice more than a medical need.

This is a new procedure to North America and is known as the Shang Ring Circumcision. The Ring Circumcision is a procedure where the foreskin is placed between two rings and the rings are closed tight. The excess foreskin is removed, and you wear the ring for ten days. No sutures are needed.

We use skin numbing cream then a local penial block before placing the ring. The pain is described as a 1-3 minimal pain.

Yes, and we prescribe prescription pain medication. The pain is significantly reduced after the first ten days.

We have studied circumcision for many generations and sexual pleasure is unchanged.

The Ring Circumcision is less invasive, does not require a trip to a surgery center, does not require general anesthesia, is less costly, requires no sutures and creates a nice incision line.

Come in to our office for a physical exam because this will determine if you are a good candidate for this new technique (most are) or if you need the traditional technique.

Dr. Williams started performing the Shang Ring circumcision in 2017. He has performed over 300 in the last two years.

Infection, bleeding, reaction to a medication and regret.

No. There is no placing the foreskin back so be sure with your decision.

Most often yes. Check with our staff, and we can check your insurance. We also accept Care Credit.

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