Unicirc is a single-use circumcision instrument that is fit to the penis head. As in other procedures, the foreskin is separated from the penile shaft and a local anaesthetic is injected.
The head of penis is placed in an appropriately-sized clear plastic tube and the foreskin is pulled up over the tube. A second piece is lowered down over the tube, with a plate on the bottom and tightening screws on each side.
The screws are tightened to cut off the blood flow to the skin. After a 5-minute waiting period, the foreskin is cut, using the bottom plate as a guide. As the device is removed, the detached foreskin comes off with the original tube. A skin glue is applied to seal off the incision line where the foreskin was cut.
Once the foreskin is loosened, a bell-shaped section of the Gomco clamp is slipped underneath it, covering the glans (or head) of the penis. It’s not unusual for a dorsal slit (a cut on side of the foreskin) to be necessary to fit the clamp.
Once the bell’s in place, the foreskin is pulled up and over it. Then the doctor tightens the clamp around the extended skin to cut off the blood flow. Using a scalpel, the doctor lops off the skin to complete the procedure. Typically, no sutures are required.