MTF orchiectomy, requirements and how long a stay?

Dear Dr. Reed, Am considering an MTF orchiectomy because I cannot afford a full vaginoplasty now.  What are your requirements and how long would I need to be in Miami.


Dear Natalie,

The Orchiectomy Procedure is an independent procedure that can be performed for those who wish to eliminate testosterone surge and achieve some degree of secondary feminization without complete penectomy and vaginoplasty.  A typical visit would be consultation at the office on day one, orchiectomy the next Please see orchiectomy before and after photos.

As this is an irreversible procedure, 2 letters of therapy clearance are required.

One therapist (psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, sexologist) must have a doctoral degree, and one of the two therapists must know the patient for an extended period of time. Conceivably one of the two therapists can satisfy the requirements for a doctoral degree and knowing the patient for an extended period of time. Consideration may be given to sperm banking prior to orchiectomy.

Pre-op lab is also required. Fee to include orchiectomy, local anesthesia with IV sedation, and followup care as provided by the Reed Centre.

Our affordable fee for orchiectomy is: $2,500.

For those patients who wish simultaneous removal of scrotum, please add an additional $1,500 to the orchiectomy fee.  We will be happy to give you a $1,000 credit towards your vaginoplasty in addition to any other promotional fees offered by our office.  Contrary to what you may hear, your scrotal potential for vaginoplasty scrotal graft extension remains unaltered.

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

Orchiectomy Example 2: Another patient status post orchiectomy and scrotal removal, unsure if she was ever capable of going all the way. P.S. she now wishes to have complete MTF and loss of scrotum poses no problem whatsoever.  Hoping to post followup photos in a few months.

Patient who requested orchiectomy and scrotal removal

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