The removal of the tissue at the end of the penis called the glans, usually in the area under the foreskin this is termed as glansectomy. The surgery may make the penis slightly shorter than previous the surgery. But the basic shape will remains the same. Occasionally the doctor will use a skin graft, by extracting a thin piece of skin from the thigh, to cover the end of the penis by where the incision has been made. This is not always essential. If there is sufficient foreskin this will be pulled forward to cover that area.

  • Initially before starting the surgery, patient will be a general anesthesia. When the doctor will remove the cancer and the tissue at the tip of the penis, if a skin graft is used this will be taken from the upper end of the thigh.

  • The doctor will put the skin from the thigh over the area where the tip of the penis was detached and stitch this in that place.

  • The stitches are required to hold the skin graft in place is dissolvable and it is not need to taken out. A dressing will be done on both the penis and the thigh.

  • If a skin graft is not required the surplus skin was taken the foreskin by pulling forward and stitched down to cover the penis tip.

  • Again these stitches are dissolvable no need to be remove. A catheter (a small plastic tube) is passed from the opening in penis into the bladder and it will stay in place till the first part of the healing process was done (usually between 5 and 7 days). All the urine will pass through this tube.

After this surgery your penis will reassembles like a circumcised penis. You will be able to pass urine normally and most men who were sexually active before the surgery will remain as same as after the operation.