Blog

Shopping around for Transgender Orchiectomy

Dear Dr. Reed,  I am a 38 year old transsexual woman, live in Daytona, and would like to have an orchiectomy
before the end of the year.  I think this would help with my feminine appearance especially breast growth.

Veronica

Dear Veronica,

Orchiectomy is of course an irreversible procedure, so 2 letters of therapy clearance are required, one written by a
therapist with a doctoral degree.  Ideally you should be living 2 years in your chosen gender 24/7 to be sure this
is right for you.  If you are on testosterone blockers such as spironolactone, they can be eliminated, and as a rule
of thumb your estradiol intake is reduced by a third.

Scheduling in has to be preceded by a consultation which can be initiated over the telephone.  We’ll go over all the advisories of what to do to best prepare including cessation of estrogens completely for a month before to reduce coagulopathy. About 10 days later you can resume estrogens as per your hormone doctor.

Typically we remove the spermatic cords as well so you will not have a palpable tootsie roll effect in your scrotum.

Plan on staying at a nearby motel for 2 days before traveling home.  You can remove your compressive dressing then and take a nice hot steamy shower.  Our sutures will melt out, but you may wish to have them removed 2 weeks later.

You may wish to visit our web-site http://srsmiami.com/orchiectomy/

Cordially,

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery – Miami
305-865-2000

Leave a reply


*