home circumcision. I am convinced that a
circumcision performed in the home is safer and much less
traumatic.To accomplish this, I incorporate several
elements. I use Elamax topical anesthesia, loading doses of
acetaminophen, sweet Kosher wine or grape juice/sugar water,
an antibiotic with lidocaine ointment as an aftercare
dressing and homeopathic remedies upon request. My
instruments are autoclave steam sterilized and I use a
traditional method of circumcision called the Mogen shield
which results in a shorter procedure time.
The decision to circumcise a newborn is an important one
new parents. I believe the choice of which professional
to perform this service is as essential as the
decision of whether
or not to circumcise.
As a physician and a mohel, I perform both ritual and
non-ritual newborn circumcision. I am honored to work with
Jewish families from all affiliations such as the
Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and Renewal
I embrace all who desire a spiritual, respectful and loving
or circumcision experience no matter what their family
be it interfaith, non-Jewish, single
parent or alternative lifestyle.
You should be aware, there are differences between hospital and
As you will see in the information within this web site,
I perform the Bris Mila ceremony for Jewish and interfaith
families with warmth, dignity and sensitivity. I believe the
ceremony should have meaning to the family and should
transcend the purely surgical component of the circumcision.
The Bris Mila ceremony should be educational, enlightening,
spiritually uplifting and should include all significant
family members and friends no matter what their heritage.
The ceremony should take place in a beautiful setting and
should be traditionally performed. In this way, families
will be left with wonderful memories of an experience they
will never forget.
If you have any questions pertaining to the Bris Mila
ceremony or newborn circumcision or would like me to be a
guest speaker, please feel free to contact my office (800) 644-4479 or email
Dr. Fred R. Kogen.