Why is transsexual surgery “medically necessary needed?

July 3, 2015

Dear Dr. Reed,

Can you explain the reason for “medically necessary”.


Hi Debbie,

The hospital admitting office is bringing you in as a patient and giving you the green light to expend thousands of dollar in your care.  They wish to be assured, your insurance company will pay them afterwards without a hassle.

This is a required phrase that helps validate the admission.  Your insurance company also wants to verify that the indications are there for transsexual surgery.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
Transgender surgeon
Transsexual surgeon






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