Need a bilateral orchiectomy. Have been living as a woman for a little over a year and take low dose estradiol. My family is supportive and would like to begin with an orchiectomy? What’s the next step?
I trust that you are a qualified surgical candidate ad have 2 letters of therapy clearance, one written by a therapist with doctoral degree. You may also wish to consider cryo sperm preservation (freezing and kept in a sperm bank) just in case this could become important in the future. Remember an orchiectomy is an irreversible procedure so give due deliberation. Most usually we do this under local with IV sedation. Patients seem to tolerate the procedure very well, and if desired a loved one can be in the operating room with you. Leave your compressive dressing on for a good 2 days, and then it can be removed, and you are welcome to take a nice warm shower. Leave the steri-strips on for 2 weeks. Your sutures ill melt out, but could be remo9ved at 2 weeks to avoid the remote possibility of cross-hatch marks.
At the Reed Centre we typically do several orchiectomies every week. Do compare our fees with other facilities for orchiectomy
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery
Bilateral Orchiectomy and scrotum removal
requested by an older patient