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Gender Reassignment Surgery Before After
Complicated: This is a very complicated topic to even start covering here. ...Read more
Techniques vary: The urethra is dissected out of the penis and relocated. The glans penis becomes the clitoris to allow for orgasmic response; scrotal tissue is used to construct the labia and a "neo-vagina" is created. There are several extraordinary us surgeons who do this surgery routinely - and the results are astonishingly good! Facial feminization surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery. Google wpath. ...Read more
F to M surgery: After starting testosterone, most FTM individuals experience deepening of the voice, increased hair growth, clitoral enlargement. "top" surgery (breast reduction) is the most common surgery done - and results are excellent. Genital surgery is now possible. A penis can be constructed using grafted skin, the labia can house a testicular implant and a pump for the penile implant to enable erections. ...Read more
Experienced surgeon: I am hoping you have been taking female hormones with the supervision of a medical doctor, preferably an endocrinologist who specializes in gender reassignment hormone therapy. Such a specialist may help guide you to a surgeon that is experienced in gender reassignment surgeries. Also you could search online and make sure the chosen surgeon has a lot of experience and has done many such surgeries ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone in the midwest do sexual reassignment surgery? I am an FTM in the Kansas city metro area and I was wondering if there are any doctors that do top surgery and if so, does insurance cover the surgery?
The majority of gender reassignment surgeries are performed in private facilities outside of the United States. Here are some doctor who perform â€œtopâ€ surgery for female-to-male:
michael brownstein, md
san francisco, california, 415.625.3230, www. Brownsteinmd. Com
charles garramone, md,
sunrise, florida, 954.752.7842, www. Drgarramone. Com
perry johnson, md,
village pointe aesthetic surgery, omaha, nebraska, 402.596.4000, www. Lookingyourbest. Com
toby meltzer, md
scottsdale, arizona, 480.657.7006, www. Tmeltzer. Com
peter raphael, md
american institute for plastic surgery, plano, texas, 972.543.2477, www. Ai4ps. Com
I would be very doubtful that this would be covered by insurance. Normally, you need to have been through therapy and have been psychologically evaluated before consideration is given for sex reassignment surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Treatment for gender identity disorder may include hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery, but much more is involved. There needs to be extensive psychiatric evaluation first, as well as much discussion and talk therapy. However, gender identity issues may persist even after hormone therapy and surgery. Depression and anxiety are very common components too. ...Read more
Just got news, I am approved 4 sexual reassignment surgery. I hav a vag lump and I see gyn tues, if cancer and get rid of it can I still have srs?
Consult a surgeon!:
The US does not have a monopoly on surgeons. There are qualified surgeons everywhere in the world. Just as I would advise in the US, do a bit of research to try to find the best hospital in the area and a surgeon with good credentials. You may also want to get a second opinion.
One thing you will find is that surgery outside the US is probably much more affordable! ...Read more
Not rare: I can't give you a percentage, but if you consider all the variety of procedures possible, from oral extractions to skin lesions to orthopoedic repairs to simple hernias to the complex GI procedure to cardiothoracic procedures, there's a good chance something will be needed, and I'm not even including colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 4 weeks out from surgery and am expereincing pain. ..it feels like spasm s is their anything you recommend?
How are the holes made in the abdomen for robotic prostectomy surgery, by the robotic machine or by the doctor using s scalpel?
Scalpel: The approximately 1/2 inch incisions for robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) are made by scalpel. The "holes" into the abdomen are created by manually inserting sharp-tipped trocars through the incisions. The DaVinci Robot is a set of articulating arms that hold and handle the various instruments passed through the trocars and controlled by the surgeon who sits at a console ...Read more
Some are a concern: Certain ones are considered premalignant, and need to be removed to biopsy. If you are not sure, go for another opinion. ...Read more
ORA: You may want to ask your surgeon about the ora (intraoperative aberrometer) which allows for intraoperative measurements for the implant after the cataract is removed. This may help to confirm the iol power, especially beneficial in patients with previous refractive surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?
Seek attention: The ESR being high is normal after surgery to a certain degree. Your grandmother needs to see her doctor to determine if she is having effects from a low hb, what her normal is, and to evaluate to see if a transfusion is needed. If she has no other symptoms than it may be normal for her. Seek physician attention ...Read more
How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?
Should I get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.
It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty, or cosmetic gynecology, is the fastest growing segment of cosmetic surgery in the U.S. The vast majority of women presenting for consideration of labiaplasty have normal genitalia. However, most women complain of discomfort with activities such as sports, bike riding, or during intercourse. Also, many do not like the appearance in certain clothes such as swimsuits, etc. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers