If a Jewish boy received a milah without p'ri'ah by a Jewish doctor, halakhically does he need to get more cutoff later in life? Preference for Sephardic sources.

When I asked a Rabbi he said there are opinions on which to rely for not needing further circumcision, but he didn't cite anything. When asked for sources he recommended checking Sefer haBrit.

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The Mishna (Shabbat 19:6) states:

מל ולא פרע את המילה, כאלו לא מל.‏
If he did Milah but not Priah, it is as if he didn't do Milah.

Rambam (Milah 2:4) and Shulchan Arukh (YD 264:4) rule accordingly.

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    The Rambam and Mishna you cited is for the person performing the circumcision. Not the one who had it performed on him.
    – Aaron
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 19:56
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    I'm not sure how you know that or what difference it makes.
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 19:57

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