October 30, 2014
My name is Britlyn and I’m a Transsexual woman. I am ready to have my SRS surgery and am trying to pick a doctor to do it. I have very limited money so I am trying find the most affordable way to do it but also want to do it as safely as possible. I have been on hormones for 11 years. Have had 7 years of therapy. I had an orchiectomy in 2009 and have been living full time as my true self since 2006.
Since choosing a doctor is such a big decision I was hoping to ask some questions.
Would I need to go there for a consultation before scheduling the SRS surgery? How long would I have to wait to have surgery once it’s scheduled? What other costs would I have to figure on other than the surgery, plane tickets and hotel stay. Since it is just a 24 hour stay would happen if there are any complications?
Good morning Britlyn,
Thank you for your interest in what we do. Sounds like you are well on your way.
Taking your thoughtful questions in the order posed….
Would I need to go there for a consultation before scheduling the SRS surgery?
Consultation is initiated by phone. Your consultation fee provides for your first visit to the office and many telephone calls and E-mail exchanges, review of letters and lab work, conferring with other providers Typically patients will see me the day before surgery.
How long would I have to wait to have surgery once it’s scheduled?
Please call then office and talk with Anne. She has the appointment book.
What other costs would I have to figure on other than the surgery, plane tickets and hotel stay.
The added expenses are hotel, travel for you and ideally a female friend or family member, food oral medications, stents, bed protectors, a house coat perhaps, antiembolism stockings (about 15.00) although we have several clean pairs.
Since it is just a 24 hour stay would happen if there are any complications?
We recommend you stay at Daddy O Hotel, 1 block away. If you sound the alarm most of the time I can be in your room within 5 to 10 minutes. You will be seen daily about 7:15 AM. I have hospital privileges at nearby Mt. Sinai Medical Center should a transfer be needed. This happens infrequently. Should you go to the hospital, I will follow you there and continue to take care of you gratis. However, any expenses incurred at the hospital are your responsibility. The hospital understands and I haven’t heard a patient complain yet.
After reading the attached, if you believe I am the doctor for you, please initiate a consultation over the phone with our office by sending us your name, address, and telephone number in an envelope along with a check for 250. We’ll get started ASAP. We’ll have a lot to talk about.
This coming year, 2014, we are re-vitalizing our Grant with a slogan similar to one a few years ago (“the first 10 in 2010″). Now it is “the first 14 in 2014.” So far 3 positions were filled this past month.
November is a promotional month. Because you have had an orchiectomy you can deduct 1000 for starters off our web-net fee.
Call the office and speak with Anne our amiable office manager for details.
Our fees may be slightly lower in that we own our facility, but that should not be your foremost consideration. In our office Anne is the brains behind pa and the maker of deals. She has my full encouragement without conferring with me to be extremely generous.
You have a dream, we have a mission.
Harold M. Reed, M.D. FICS
Senior Member of the American Urological Association
Member Society of Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons
Founding Member and Treasurer of American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons
Founding Member Sexual Society of North America