December 7, 2011
I know this email is almost a year after your response. I was able to contact Dr. M. but unfortunately he was unwilling to do a phalloplasty on me. I have been in continued therapy for this and I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that an ordinary phalloplasty is not for me until I feel like I’ve exhausted all other options.
Was a genetic male, had a vaginoplasty and would like a penis again.
So I have a new question for you: I know that at least theoretically, given the various organ transplants that have been in the news lately (hand, face, etc) a penis transplant is possible. In fact, they even tried it in China about 5 years ago but had to remove it because of a psychological reaction between the patient and his wife. And I know there are downsides to organ transplants such as anti immune system drugs. However, I feel the trade off – FOR ME – is worth it. My quality of life regarding what I have between my legs is awful (whereas the rest of my life is fine) so I want to try to find a doctor and a medical board willing to let me try a transplant. I know this is a truly ONE IN A KIND thing. I would be maybe the 2nd person in the entire world to have this done. It’s not something that most doctors would be able to even begin to point me in the right direction – however, I’m wondering IF you can help me in my endeavor. Can you give me any idea where to start on finding such a doctor who would be willing to do this?
Decemeber 7, 2011
Good morning Raulene,
Problem # 1 is to find a therapist who will say this is right for you. Given the unusual nature of your request this could be a stumbling block.
Then look at the attached letter and choose another surgeon. Consider Dr. Salgado, Dr. Djordjevic, Dr. Djinovic.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.