This case involves a newborn male infant who was the result of a healthy pregnancy and an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. The patient was born full-term and weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces. Physical examination and testing in the neonatal period did not reveal any health problems. At six weeks-old the patient was brought to a pediatrician’s office for to undergo an elective circumcision for religious reasons. The surgery was conducted using a plastibell device. The treating pediatrician forcefully removed the ring during the procedure causing trauma to the penis. This resulted in an extreme bending of the penile shaft, a highly pigmented scar and significant loss of tissue at the glans and shaft at the tip of the penis. The patient required additional surgery, including a degloving procedure to attempt to correct the damage now suffers significant loss of tissue and long-term loss of function as a result of the initial surgery.