Gomco Clamp Defined
The Gomco clamp is a circumcision surgical procedure device used to remove the foreskin of the penis. The foreskin also is known as the prepuce. The Gomco clamp is one of three common devices used to remove the foreskin. The other two devices are the Plastibell device and the Mogen clamp.
Gomco Clamp Technique/Procedure
- Surgeon provides adequate local anesthesia. If the procedure is performed in the Operating room the Anesthetists can provide general anesthesia.
- Surgically prep the area under strict sterile technique.
- The preputial is stretched to expose the glans penis with any adhesions dissected until the corona of the glans penis is exposed.
- A liberal amount of surgical lube is applied to the glans and the Bell of the Gomco clamp is placed over the glans and corona of the glans.
- The foreskin is then pulled over the bell of the Gomco clamp.
- The foreskin is then placed and secured in the clamp.
- The urologist will at this point make a circumferential incision separating and removing the foreskin from the penis.
- Any remaining bleeding is stopped with either direct pressure or stitch if necessary.
- Antibiotic ointment and dressing if appropriate is applied.