(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 whenever and do on average several every month. Most recent case was today.  As a rule you’ll be able to reduce your estrogen dosage by a third.  Typically orchiectomy is done via a midline vertical incision about 1 1/4″ long, and this allows us to remove each testicle with high ligation of the cord.  You will feel some lumps where the cords have been tied off for a few weeks.  Our orchiectomy surgical fee includes local anesthesia and IV conscious sedation.

We recommend convalescence with a generous amount of bed rest for 2 days, and no strenuous physical activity for a good 2 to 3 weeks.  Please see before and after pictures of male to female sex change surgery on our web-site  We hope you’ll find our orchiectomy fee of $2,500 to be affordable.


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

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