I got an email today from someone with whom I had been in contact for a little while about possibly doing her soon-to-be-born son's bris.
She apologized profusely, saying "my husband wants to try a doctor this time." This was followed by "Hope no hard feelings."
First of all - there are NEVER hard feelings when people are doing research and being open. You must do what you feel is best for your son and your family. And I support that.
However, you must also do RESEARCH and know what you are getting into, no matter who you hire for your son's bris.
This isn't a question of Dr. v. Mohel. A mohel, after all, is a specialist in this field. So being a Doctor doesn't make anyone better at circumcisions than a mohel.
What DOES matter, is how the circumcision is performed.
What METHOD is used
Whether the precaution of a marker is utilized
How much foreskin (see #5 there) and membrane is removed
And, of course, the follow up.
There are MANY fine mohels. There are MANY fine doctor-mohels. The questions every person must ask before hiring either one is, "Have I done my research? Do I know what I want for my son? Have I found the right mohel-specialist for the experience I want my son to have, and the experience I want to have?"
When the answer to all of these questions is YES, then proceed accordingly. Until that time, there is work to be done as a parent. Best of luck!!
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