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United States:



Arizona:



Dr. Toby R. Meltzer M.D.
7025 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite # 302
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: (1) 480 657-7006
Fax: (1) 480 657-7020 Toll Free: (1) 866-876-6329 (TRM-MDAZ)
Email: info@tmeltzer.com
Website: www.tmeltzer.com

Dr. Meltzer Surgery Guide, Includes Cost, Reviews

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Facial Feminization
Labiaplasty
Orchiectomy
Tracheal Shave
Vaginoplasty (SRS/GRS)
 
Female to Male (FtM)
Genital Masculinization
Hysterectomy
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)
Metoidioplasty
Scrotoplasty



California:



Dr. Gary Alter M.D.
416 North Bedford Drive
Suite 400
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Phone: (1) 310 275-5566
Fax: (1) 310 271-0521
Email: altermd@earthlink.net
Website: www.altermd.com
Website: www.garyalterplasticsurgeon.com

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Facial Feminization 
Vaginoplasty (SRS/GRS) ($39,000 as of 2013)

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery) (About $11,000 depending on size)
Metoidioplasty with Silicone Testicle Implants (About $12,000)



Dr. Joel B. Beck, M.D., F.A.C.S. 
66 Bovet Road Suite 101 
San Mateo, CA 94402 
Phone: (1) 650-570-6066
Website: www.bayareaaestheticsurgery.com

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)



Dr. Marci Bowers, M.D.
PO Box 1044
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: (1) 877-439-2244 or (1) 719 846-6300
Fax: (1) 877-439-9922 or (1) 719-846-9500
Email: mail@marcibowers.com
Website: www.marcibowers.com

This information is still valid, but Dr. Bowers is currently performing surgery in San Mateo, CA, since December 2010.

Dr. Bowers Surgery Guide, Includes Cost, Reviews

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Labiaplasty
One Stage MTF SRS/GRS
Orchiectomy
Tracheal Shave

Female to Male (FtM)
Hysterectomy
Ring Metoidioplasty
Simple Metoidioplasty
Testicle Implants




Dr. Curtis N. Crane, M.D.
Dr. Michael L. Brownstein, M.D.
Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
1001 Mariposa St., Ste. 101
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (1) 415-625-3230 or toll free (1) 877-255-2081
Fax: (1) 415-625-3233
Email: curtis@brownsteincrane.com and mlb@brownsteinmd.com
Websites: www.brownsteincrane.com and www.brownsteinmd.com

Dr. Brownstein retired at the end of 2012 and was replaced by Dr. Crane. The practice has been renamed Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services. Video about it here.

Dr. Crane Surgery Guide and Reviews

Male to Female (FtM)
Breast Augmentation 
Facial Feminizing Surgery (FFS)
Labiaplasty
Orchiectomy
Trach Shave
Vaginoplasty (SRS/GRS)

Female to Male (MtF)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)
Metoidioplasty
Phalloplasty



Dr. Peter K. Davis, M.D., F.A.C.S.
1691 El Camino Real, Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: (1) 650 326-6800
Email: pkdavismd@aol.com
Website: www.davisplasticsurgery.com

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Vaginoplasty (SRS/GRS)

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)



Dr. Katherine Hsiao, M.D.
Suite 204
3905 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (1) 415-876-8500
Website: www.sfgynsurgery.com

Female to Male (FtM)
Gynecological Services for TG Patients
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (TLH/BSO)



Dr. Eugene Kaplan
Center for Advanced Gynecologic Surgery
and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
120 La Casa Via, Suite 209
Walnut Creek, CA. 94598
Phone: (1) 925 979-9969



Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett, MD
2070 Clinton Av, Alameda, CA 94611
Phone: (1) 510-864-1800
Website: www.moulton-barrett.com

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)



Dr. Toby G. Mayer, M.D.
Beverly Hills Institute of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery
416 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (1) 800-854-8823
Email: info@bevhills.com
Website: www.bevhillstg.com

Dr. Mayer Prices and Reviews

Male to Female (MTF)
Breast Augmentation
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)
Feminine Hairline Reconstruction
Tracheal Shave
Voice Feminization Surgery



Colorado:


Dr. Marci Bowers, M.D.


Contact information is listed under California. Dr. Bowers is currently performing surgery in San Mateo, CA, since December 2010.

Dr. Bowers Surgery Guide, Includes Cost, Reviews




Florida:



Dr. Charles Garramone, M.D.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute, PA
12651 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Suite 102
Sunrise, FL 33323 USA
Phone: Toll-Free (1) 888-986-7362
Email: apsifrontdesk@drgarramone.com
Website: www.drgarramone.com

Dr. Garramone Surgery Guide, Includes Cost, Reviews

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)
ManSculpture (Body Masculinization)



Dr. Harold M. Reed, M.D., F.I.C.S.
1111 Kane Concourse
Bay Harbor, Florida 33154
Phone: (1) 305 865-2000
Email: Reed@srsMiami.com
Website: www.srsmiami.com

Dr. Reed Surgery Guide, Includes Cost, Reviews

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation (saline)
Labiaplasty
Vaginioplasty (SRS/GRS)
Orchiectomy

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)
Metoidioplasty
Penile Implantation
Testicle Implants




Dr. Vartan Mardirossian
Dr. Vartan Mardirossian
Jacobson and Mardirossian
Plastic Surgery Center for Excellence
600 Heritage Drive, Suite 220
Jupiter, FL
Phone: (1) 561-624-0900
Website: www.palmbeachplastics.com

Male to Female (MtF)
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)




Massachusetts:



Dr. Robert Oates
Boston Medical Center
Department of Urology
Shapiro Center
3rd Floor, Suite 3B
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (1) 617-638-1007
Fax: (1) 617-638-8487
Email: Robert.Oates@bmc.org
Website: www.bmc.org

Male to Female (MtF)
Orchiectomy



Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel
1200 Boylston St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (1) 617 566-3223
Email: info@drspiegel.com
Website: www.drspiegel.com

Male to Female (MtF)
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)



Michigan:



Dr. William Kuzon Jr., M.D., PhD.
Dr. John F. Randolph, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Dana Ohl, M.D.

University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (1) 734 936-6641 or (1) 734 936-4000
Website: www.uofmhealth.org/medical-services/transgender-services



Dr. Neal Wilson (Retired)
Website: www.nealwilsongendersurgery.com



North Carolina:



Dr. Keele Macphee, M.D.
Renaissance Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PA
4414 Lake Boone Trail
Rex Medical Plaza
Suite 407
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (1) 919-341-0915 or (1) 919-341-0966
Fax: (1) 919-341-0917
Website: www.renaissancenc.com

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation (Implants)

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy



Ohio:



Dr. Daniel A. Medalie, M.D.
Multiple Locations
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone: (1) 216-778-4450
Email: vrowan@metrohealth.org
Website: www.clevelandplasticsurgery.com

Dr. Medalie Surgery Guide, Reviews, Requirements and Pricing

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)
Metoidioplasty



Dr. Steven Robinson
Ohio Plastic Surgeons
4661 Sawmill Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220
Phone: (1) 866-377-1780
Websites: www.ohioplasticsurgeons.com and www.stevenrobinsonmd.com

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Body Contouring
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

Female to Male (FtM)
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)



Oregon:



Dr. Tuan A. Nguyen, M.D., D.D.S.
15820 Quarry Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: (1) 503 635-1955
Fax: (1) 503 635-1958
Email: drtuannguyen@comcast.net
Website: www.mdtnguyen.com

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Buttock Implants
Labiaplasty
Orchiectomy
Tracheal Shave
Vaginoplasty (SRS/GRS)



Dr. James P. Thomas, M.D.
James P. Thomas LLC
909 Northwest 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (1) 503-478-1845
Fax: (1) 503-478-1846
Email: thomas@voicedoctor.net
Website: www.voicedoctor.net

Male to Female (MtF)
Feminization Laryngoplasty (Voice)


Pennsylvania:



Dr. Sherman Leis, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
The Center For Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
19 Montgomery Avenue 
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone: (1) 610-667-1888
Email: DrShermanLeis@DrShermanLeis.com
Websites: www.thetransgendercenter.com and www.drshermanleis.com

Dr. Leis Surgery Guide, Includes Cost, Reviews

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Buttock Augmentation
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)
Orchiectomy
Vaginoplasty (SRS)

Female to Male (FtM)
Facial Masculinization
Mastectomy (Top Surgery)
Metoidioplasty
Phalloplasty
Testicular Implants



Dr. Christine McGinn, D.O.
Papillon Center
18 Village Row, Suite 43
Logan Square
Lower York Road (202)
New Hope, PA 18938
Phone: (1) 215-693-1199
Fax: (1) 215-693-1197
Email: PapillonCenter@gmail.com
Website: www.drchristinemcginn.com

Dr. McGinn Surgery Guide, Includes Cost, Reviews

Male to Female (MtF)
Breast Augmentation
Labiaplasty
Orchiectomy
Tracheal shave
Vaginoplasty (SRS/GRS)

Female to Male (FtM)
Hysterectomy
Metoidioplasty
Metoidioplasty Repositioning and Liposuction
Scrotoplasty
Subcutaneous Mastectomy (Top Surgery)
Testicular Implants
Urethral Fistula Repair



Dr. Kathy L. Rumer, D.O.
Delaware Valley Aesthetics
19 Montgomery Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Beny and Yael Gangian spent more than $30,000 to help their transgender daughter Eimy complete her long-sought-for change of sexual identity. For the Israeli family, who used money saved for 18 years, borrowed from a bank and donated by family and friends, there was only one place they felt would give immediate, affordable and high-quality treatment: Thailand.

The Southeast Asian nation is at the forefront of the growing practice of transgender surgery, capitalizing on decades of know-how, low-cost health care, and a ready supply of surgeons trained to perform the male-to-female procedures.

“They have the best doctors here and I feel I can count on them,” Eimy said in an interview on the eve of her surgery in Bangkok in September. While the 18-year-old could have had the operation free in Israel, the surgeon wouldn’t have been as experienced and she probably would have had to wait years — a delay her mother Yael says Eimy couldn’t have endured. “I want to undergo the surgery, to lead my life with happiness, in truth — to become a woman, completely, without any question at all,” Eimy says.

Thailand is the most popular overseas destination for patients seeking sex-reassignment surgery, according to Josef Woodman, chief executive officer of Patients Beyond Borders, a consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

“The surgery can be done for probably a third in Thailand of what it can be done for here,” says Curtis Crane, a San Francisco plastic and urological surgeon, who spent six weeks in Bangkok in 2009 learning from Preecha Tiewtranon, the pioneer of Thailand’s SRS industry. “For some people who have no insurance and who need to have the surgery, it’s the only option.”

Gender-affirming surgery, as it’s known in the transgender community, is a small but growing niche in Thailand’s medical tourism industry, which attracts more than 2 million visitors a year. Those patients generated about 140 billion baht ($4 billion) in revenue last year, an 18 percent increase on 2013.

Preecha, who performed Thailand’s first gender surgery in 1975, attributes the country’s popularity for the procedure to three things: “No. 1, it’s very cheap in Thailand,” he says. “No. 2, good result, and No. 3, good hospitality — they can have a side trip for tourism.”

Preecha and five surgical colleagues at Bangkok’s Preecha Aesthetic Institute perform two to three gender operations a week — a total of more than 3,500 over the past three decades. At least 90 percent of their clients are from outside Thailand — mostly China, the Middle East and Australia.

While there are no publicly available statistics on the number of people undergoing the surgery in Thailand, surgeons say that at least 100 Thai doctors are qualified to perform the operations. Websites show that at least 20 Thai medical centers perform them, including Bumrungrad Hospital Pcl and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Pcl.

Packages, including medical and surgical expenses, hotel accommodation, massages and a city tour start at $9,770.

“It’s got the reputation and it’s well set up,” says James Bellringer, a urological surgeon who’s performed more than 1,000 male-to-female operations in London. “The Thais are doing a perfectly satisfactory and safe job.” 

Demand for gender identity services are surging worldwide, often overwhelming government-subsidized centers. London’s Charing Cross Hospital, whose gender identity clinic opened in 1966, had 364 people on a waiting list for surgery at the end of September. Last month, it received 27 new referrals, almost three times the number of operations performed, with patients waiting an average of 72 weeks.

“There has been a massive increase,” said psychiatrist Fintan Harte, director of the gender dysphoria clinic at Melbourne’s Monash University, the only state-funded center of its type in Australia. “People are more prepared to come out of the closet, as it were.”

There are multiple reasons for that, Harte says: the Internet and more societal acceptance, and legal changes that prevent discrimination.

“A big part of it has been some of the people who are out there as role models — Caitlyn Jenner and Chaz Bono,” says Jaimie Veale, a psychology researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Former Olympic champion Jenner and author Bono are among an increasing number of prominent transgender professionals from business, the judiciary, sports, science, and the arts.

Gender surgery is a growing niche in Thailand's $4 billion medical tourism market

 

In May last year, Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset in the Netflix television series “Orange Is the New Black,” became the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine. Last month, Jeffrey Tambor won an Emmy award for playing a transgender woman in the comedy series “Transparent,” and dedicated his performance to the transgender community.

The media attention is eroding prejudices and helping people to see that “maybe transgendered people aren’t all sex-mad freaks who live on the streets and take drugs,” says Katherine Cummings, who lived as John, a father of three daughters, before transitioning in 1986 at age 51.

“There has been a big change in societal acceptance,” says Cummings, 80, a librarian and information worker at the Gender Centre in Sydney.

That’s encouraging more transgender people to come forward for surgery, says Sam Winter, head of the sexology team at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Still, he says, not all patients having their genitalia changed necessarily want the operation.

In all but a half-dozen countries worldwide, the sterilizing surgery, which risks causing permanent disfigurement, is a prerequisite for a change of gender to be recorded on birth certificates and other official documents.

“A lot of trans people don’t find it medically necessary to get surgery — it becomes a social necessity,” Winter says. “In that sense, it can be argued to be cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.”

For Israeli teenager Eimy, the 3 1/2-hour procedure she had at the Piyavate Hospital in central Bangkok was the final step in becoming a woman.

“I want to get it over with and go home as soon as possible,” says Eimy, who prefers to go by “Amy — like Amy Winehouse.”

“It wasn’t simple to come here,” she says. “It’s a big deal.”

For two years, Eimy was depressed, refused to go to school and wouldn’t leave the house, her mother, Yael, says. The family moved from Tel Aviv to a small town 20 miles away to make it easier for Eimy to transition at age 16 and make new friends.

Now a slender young woman, brimming with confidence, Eimy works part-time in a hospital and wants to pursue a career as a classical singer.

“If she’s happy, I am happy,” Yael says.

Eimy’s father, Beny, who sells and repairs carpets, says the $33,000 cost of the trip is a small price to pay for the happiness and wellbeing of a child who’s already faced many challenges and especially needs her family’s love and support.

“I got here with my family’s help,” Eimy says. “All my friends supported me. There are always some who aren’t interested in supporting people like us — like me — who make the transition. The world needs to be open and to understand our situation.”

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