Dr. Tang’s biography at mountsinai.org:
MD, University of Wisconsin
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynec
Montefiore Medical Group
“Dr. Jian Jenny Tang was born and raised in Shanghai, China and moved to the United States in 1988 with his family to pursue a higher education. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He then obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison where he graduated top of his class. He completed his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Tang received plenty of recognition and awards and was on the Dean’s Honor List on many occasions throughout college and medical school. He was awarded by his medical students for excellence in teaching. He also has been voted one of America’s top obstetricians and gynecologists yearly since 2006 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.
Dr. Tang has over 15 years experience in general obstetrics and gynecology and has delivered over 3,000 babies. He is skilled in diagnosing and providing basic treatment for patients with infertility issues. He also has a strong interest in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. Dr. Tang is an advocate for his patients by balancing modern western medicine and holistic eastern medicine.”
Under “Treatments and Procedures, Newborn Circumcision” at mountsinai.org:
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. The foreskin is a flap of skin that covers the tip of the penis.
Is an eyelid just “a flap of skin” too? How about the clitoral hood?
Further on, this gem:
Your baby may be given a pacifier to suck on. The pacifier will have some sugar water on it. This has been shown to decrease pain in infants.
Sugar water evidently not being enough, anesthesia is mentioned and this description of the procedure:
The baby will need to be very still during the circumcision. The baby may be carefully restrained on an infant board or someone will hold the baby. The anesthesia will be applied.
Once the area is numb the procedure will begin. The foreskin will be pulled away from the penis. Some parts of the foreskin may still be attached to the penis. The doctor will sweep these attachments away. The extra foreskin will then be cut away. It can be removed with a scalpel or special clamp.
Stitches may be needed. They will be used to sew the remaining bit of foreskin into place.
I’d hate to be the one holding the baby – or doing the ’pulling’ and ‘sweeping.’
If you are an expectant parent and are considering neonatal cutting on your daughter, please visit neonatalcutting.org before making that choice final.
His practice information follows:
Obstetrics/Gynecology Faculty Practice Associates
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029