A circumcision device “similar to a pizza cutter”

New technology to watch out for:

CIRCUMCISION DEVICE AND PROCEDURE,” US patent application 2012/0303040, R. Michael Johnson, York, PA, (US); Pietro Ranieri, Haddonfeld, NJ (US); Kristin Chrouser, Baltimore, MD (US); Sheila Green, November 29, 2012. The document includes this passage:

“Several alternative cutting means can be used to make the circumcision cut around the circumference of the foreskin. Among these are a scalpel, a rotary cutting instrument (similar to a pizza cutter), a cutter of the configuration as used to cut the foil on a wine bottle, or a garrote (thin wire).”

This drawing, from the patent, shows an idealized version of the device:



BONUS: A video interview, about modern medical care in general, with co-inventor Kristin Chrouser, MD, MPH:

BONUS (mostly unrelated): Pizza circumcision: