The Gomco clamp is a metal device with a bell-shaped end. During
circumcision using a Gomco clamp, the baby's foreskin
is stretched over the bell, and the clamp is tightened over his
If the foreskin can't be pulled back (is not retractable), it
usually needs to be cut before the clamp is put in place. The foreskin is cut
away and the clamp removed.
Many doctors are familiar and comfortable with
It has good cosmetic results.
It allows for
easy removal of all foreskin tissue.
Applying the Gomco clamp is:
More complex than the other methods of
circumcision, such as the Plastibell device and the Mogen
More likely than the Mogen clamp to cause excessive
More likely than the other methods of circumcision to
remove too much skin from the shaft of the penis.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine