December 29, 2011
Dear Dr. Reed,
I am wanting a castration. I am bound by the scripture found in Matthew 5: 27-30. This procedure is not listed as one of your services but I think that you might be able to perform this. Please contact me to discuss this.
December 29, 2011
Good afternoon Aaron,
Read the scripture. It talks about adultery and lust.
Yes, we will consider doing orchiectomy for men such as yourself, but there are a few advisories we need to put out first.
Assuming you are not a transgendered patient, yes, we will consider doing an orchiectomy with or without scrotal removal for men such as yourself. As this is not conventional urological surgery, a letter of psychiatric clearance from an American Boarded psychiatrist is required. We want to be sure you are mentally stable, will be a happy and more productive person after your orchiectomy, and most importantly that you will have no remorse. The letter should state if correct, that you have had no emotional problems or suicidal ideation. One resource would be to look
up psychiatrists under Physicians and Surgeons in your yellow pages or any neighboring
If you are a transgendered patient, seeking to be a female or wish feminization, then you can approach 2 therapists (a list of South Florida therapists is appended below) who work with transgendered patients.
Mention should be made that there are medical (non-surgical) ways to achieve the same effect. At least you may wish to have a clinical trial with these methods to see if this is really for you.
Next, if you are married we will need a release from your wife. Remember this is an irreversible procedure and unless you sperm bank, you are forfeiting your right to pass on your excellent genetic potential to the next generation.
If there is further interest, we are available for consultation. Our fee is 250 for consultation and 2500 for the orchiectomy. For scrotal surgery, add an additional 1500.
If you are over 40 or on medications, a letter of medical clearance with reference to an EKG is required. Routine lab work for all patients includes a CBC, platelet count, PT and PTT.
Typical scenario, day one consultation, day two orchiectomy, You will need to stay for two additional days with a generous amount of bed rest, and be seen before departure.
We recommend the Baltic Hotel in Miami Beach at 7643 Harding Avenue (phone 877-622-5842), where Christina the owner-manager takes a special interest in our patients.
Please no aspirin or aspirin products, no anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin, Advil, Alleve, or Cox 2 inhibitors such as Celebrex or Vioxx (withdrawn from the market for safety concerns) for a week before surgery. No Vitamin E or excessive alcohol or spices for a week before surgery as this may promote bruising.
Bruising can be reduced (many believe) with Bromelain 500 mg 1 twice a day, Arnica montana (Boiron brand) dose 30C (take 4 small tablets sublingually, 4 times a day), vitamin C 500 mg (3 times a day) starting 1 week before surgery. Do take these medications unless there are specific reasons why you choose not to and let’s discuss it beforehand.
Boiron brand is available at Whole Foods and on the web at http://www.vitaminshoppe.com for “pennies” and we do notice a difference. You will need 2 vials.
We hope to have the pleasure of serving you whenever your travel plans include the South Florida area.
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