Category Archives: Orchiectomy

Transgender orchiectomy cost

Dr. Reed, What is the cost for transgender orchiectomy.  My therapist has recommended you.  How long do I have to stay?  Miribal

Dear Miribal,  Our fee for transgender orchiectomy is $2,500 and that includes surgery, local anesthesia with IV sedation, use of the facility and any followup care we provide.  We ask that you stay at a nearby hotel for an additional 2 days of convalescence before travel.  Ideally, you should have a female friend or spouse with you at the hotel.

We do both sides through a singular 1 1/2 inch vertical scrotal incision.  The spermatic cord is also removed which helps to reduce scrotal mass (easier to tuck) and also the “tootsie roll” effect.  As a result you can typically lower your estrogen intake by a third and stop spironolactone.  Do stop estrogen intake for a month before the orchiectomy.

Needed are 2 letters of therapy clearance, lab work, and possible medical clearance if you are 40 years of age or older. visit our web-site for befofre and after transgender pictures.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery | Miami


after transgender vaginoplasty picture (patient of Dr. Reed)

Transgender orchiectomy

Dr. Reed, Need an orchiectomy.  Have been living as a transgender woman for 3 years (24/7) and would like to eliminate from my regimen spironolactone a testosterone blocker (also a diuretic which makes me weak)   How soon would you be available?.  Nelda Dear Nelda, Thank you for your interest in what we do, several orchiectomies…Continue Reading

Affordable orchiectomy

Dr. Reed,  I have seen social services at the Callen-Lorde transgender center and feel orchiectomy is appropriate for me in my male to female transition.  I have a case director and 2 therapists who can write letters of concurrence. What is the fee and please discuss a typical scenario in anticipation of the visit.  Audrey Dear…Continue Reading

(FAQ) How is MTF genital surgery done? | The Reed Centre | Miami

Dr. Reed, How is MTF genital surgery done?  Are there many options?   Olivia Dear Olivia, MTF genital surgery could imply a simple orchiectomy, but if we are talking about MTF vaginoplasty, a general comments can be made.  The procedure is normally done under general anesthesia after important  medical and psychological requirements are satisfied.  The essential differences…Continue Reading

(FAQ) Orchiectomy for Transgender Woman | The Reed Centre | Miami

Dr. Reed,  I have a very poor tolerance for spironolactone, makes me weak.  Would like an orchiectomy as soon as possible. Patricia Dear Patricia, Feminizing orchiectomy is irreversible surgery.  For that reason we require 2 letters of therapy clearance, one written by a therapist with a doctoral degree.  We have availability for orchiectomy just about…Continue Reading

(FAQ) Had an orchietomy. During vaginoplasty will you remove the spermatic cords?

Had an orchiectomy. During transgender vaginoplasty will you remove the spermatic cords? Sheila Dear Sheila, If you can feel the spermatic cords now (often referred to as a “tootsie roll“) surely, I will remove them, as the last question you want posed in an intimate situation is “what’s that?”  If I cannot feel them, I’d opt…Continue Reading

Transgender orchiectomy (FAQ) how long does it take? | Dr. Reed | The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery

Dr. Reed,  How long does it take to do a transgender orchiectomy?  Leverne Dear Leverne,  Transgender orchiectomy actual surgery about 15 to 18 minutes.  However, you’ll be in the operating room for about 45 minutes, and a dear friend is invited to be with you if you wish.  First we attach monitors for blood pressure, pulse,…Continue Reading

Orchy (FAQ) what to expect post-op | Dr. Reed | The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery

Am planning to have an orchiectomy in a month or so with Dr. Reed. What should I expect?  Arlene Dear Arlene, Please review our orchiectomy (FYI) E-mail we send to all prospective transgender orchiectomy patients.  We do recommend you have a lady friend be with you post op and that you stay at one of…Continue Reading

Take home orchiectomy? FAQ to | Dr. Reed | The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery

Dr. Reed,  Will be having a transgender orchiectomy with you this October. Will I be able to take home the specimen(s).  Nayla Dear Nayla, We do on average 100 orchiectomies a year and this past year, surprisingly 3 patients made the same request. Assuming that you have no complaints or symptoms referable to your testes…Continue Reading

FAQ Orchiectomy | Dr. Harold Reed | Miami

Dr. Reed,  Researching having an MTF orchiectomy I am a transgender woman, 50 years of age, and would like to reduce my estrogen intake and well as discontinuing spironolactone (Aldactone).  Any recommendations? Geena Dear Geena, As a rule after an orchiectomy you can reduce your estrogen intake by a third, and of course stop the spironolactone.  This…Continue Reading