An Alabama man is claiming doctors took his entire manhood when he had only wanted his hood removed in a circumcision operation.

Johnny Lee Banks is claiming Princeton Baptist Medical Center chopped off his entire penis in a bungled procedure to remove the foreskin.

Unsurprisingly, Banks claimed that he has suffered intense pain as a result and is now suing the hospital for an unknown sum for medical malpractice.

He claimed his wife - named Zelda - is also suffering as a result of the sudden void in his pants.

But the hospital has disputed the claim by dismissing it as "non-meritorious."

A spokesman said: "We have reviewed the allegations and find them to be non-meritorious. We intend to defend all counts aggressively."