Gender-affirmation Surgery

The gender surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Center for Transgender Health have extensive expertise performing advanced gender-affirming surgery. Our team uses the latest medical technology to ensure optimal outcomes. This includes virtual surgical planning tools, custom implant design and tissue engineering.

As leaders in research as well as clinical care, our surgeons provide innovative treatment options designed to meet every patient's individual needs and goals. We have the experience and skills to perform even the most complex gender surgery, including complicated revision surgery.

Customized Surgical Treatment

We work with patients to create a treatment plan designed to meet their gender surgery objectives rather than provide one-size-fits-all solutions.

We use the most advanced technology to provide natural-looking results with the best possible functionality. Our surgeons use the latest in 3D technology, tissue engineering and biomedical engineering to create customized surgical approaches tailored for each patient’s anatomy and goals. This allows us to provide the best possible outcome.

Before surgery, we work with you by guiding you through the process of establishing surgical readiness with physical and mental health evaluations.

No matter what kind of treatment you seek, our surgeons are here for you. We provide a spectrum of gender-affirming surgical treatments, including the following:

  • Top surgery: Eliminating or enhancing the shape, size and appearance of the chest through mastectomy or augmentation
  • Vaginoplasty: Constructing a vagina and external female genitalia using penile or other tissue
  • Phalloplasty: Constructing a penis and urethra using tissue from a donor site
  • Metoidioplasty: Constructing a penis using existing genital tissue
  • Facial gender surgery (facial feminization/facial masculinization): Using various surgical techniques and reconstruction procedures, including contouring, augmentation and implantation, to reshape the bones and soft tissues of the face
  • Orchiectomy: Removal of the testes
  • Hysterectomy/oophorectomy: Removing the uterus and/or ovaries
  • Vocal cord surgery: Changing the tone or pitch of the voice through modification of the vocal cords
  • Revision surgery: Repair or correction of complications after gender-affirming surgeries performed at other institutions

Contact the Center for Transgender Health

To schedule an appointment with a physician in the Center for Transgender Health, please contact our patient coordinator at: 617-732-5303 or email us at:

If you are a physician seeking to refer a patient to the Center for Transgender Health, please call 617-732-5303. To contact one of our physicians with a question, patient referral or second opinion, you may also email:

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