Orchiectomy | Dr. Harold Reed | The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery

Dr. Reed, Am contemplating transgender orchiectomy.  You mention a “tootsie roll.”  What’s that?  Brenda

Dear Brenda,

This is a term one of our patients gave to the spermatic cord which she could still feel after another doctor did a transgender orchiectomy.  Our approach is to remove the spermatic cord on each side.  This involves a sub inguinal ligation or tying off of the spermatic cord somewhat above the level of the scrotum so you or your intimates will not feel it.  Also less bulge with tight fitting undergarments.   All this is accomplished via one singular vertical midline scrotal incision which heals imperceptibly.

A transgender orchiectomy done in this manner will make transgender vaginoplasty a lot simpler.  For those who need sufficient vaginal depth via scrotal extension to penile skin inversion, orchiectomy and cord removal results in no appreciable loss of potential.

Please look at our before and after pictures of male to female sex change surgery on our web-site  Do shop around for an affordable orchiectomy by an experienced transgender surgeon.


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

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