Would like a transgender orchiectomy

Dr. Reed, Would like a transgender orchiectomy.  How does this differ from a regular orchiectomy?  Trinity

Dear Trinity,

Transgender orchiectomy in our practice whether being performed during transgender vaginoplasty or as a procedure unto itself involves the removal of the spermatic cord with high ligation.  High ligation refers to sub-inguinal removal of the testicle and cord as one unit.  One patient likened the cord to a tootsie roll and could not understand why her surgeon did not remove it.

Transgender orchiectomy takes between 15 and 20 minutes.  Closing a singular vertical 1 1/4″ incision in 3 layers provides for a very neat cosmetic result.  For your comfort a compressive dressing is applied which you should leave on for 2 days.  The use of a sheathed ice pack in the recovery room reduces bruising.

Please see before and after male to female bottom surgery pictures on our web-site


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

Male to female transgender orchiectomy with vaginoplasty picture
(patient of Dr. Reed)

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