Will my insurance cover MTF hospitalization and anesthesia

Dear Dr. Reed,  Would like you to be my transgender male to female surgeon for vaginoplasty.  Will my insurance cover vaginoplasty hospitalization and anesthesia.  Genevieve T.

Dear Genevieve,

Thank you for your interest in what we do.  We would like to make MTF vaginoplasty as affordable as possible. Many insurance companies are following Medicare’s lead and paying for transgender surgery. However Medicare as a supplement to an HMO plan may not.  Please call our office and have us check.  You can also call your insurance agent and have the rep check for you.  Ideally we would like to make a conference call with you on the line.  We have done several transgender patients at the hospital under insurance and hope we can do more.

For sure, plan on staying overnight and for a day or 2 afterwards, until you are fully ambulatory. Our hospital nurses have received excellent reviews from our patients.  To safeguard your privacy, most usually the hospital will place you in a private room without any additional cost. Upon discharge I will follow you at a hotel close to our office.

Cordially and Happy July 4th,

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



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