Gender Reassignment Surgery

Thank you for your interest in gender reassignment surgery at Denver Health. We are proud to offer confirmation surgeries with a truly talented multi-disciplinary team of surgeons. Below you will find information about each type of surgery and the surgeon performing these procedures.

See why Denver Health is leading the way in gender confirmation surgeries.
Gender reassignment surgery, also known as sex reassignment surgery (SRS) or confirmation surgery, is the surgical procedure(s) by which a transgender person’s physical appearance and functional abilities are changed to the gender they know themselves to be.

 

Female to Male Surgery (Transmasculine Procedures)

Transmasculine procedures help to align individuals assigned female at birth change into their body they have always known themselves to be.

  • Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy | Dr. Jennifer Hyer
    Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes; a gender-affirming, masculinizing lower surgery. Oophorectomy is a surgery to remove the ovaries; a gender-affirming, masculinizing lower surgery.
  • Metoidioplasty (in development) | Dr. Marci Bowers, Dr. Jennifer Hyer (in training) and Dr. Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva (in training)
    Metoidioplasty is a surgical procedure that uses existing genital tissue to form a new penis.
  • Chest Reconstruction Surgery | Dr. Meryl Livermore and Dr. Stephanie Malliaris
    Chest reconstruction surgery is a gender-affirming, masculinizing, top surgery that removes breast tissue and forms remaining tissue into a shape that is typically considered to be more masculine.

Male to Female Surgery (Transfeminine Procedures)

Transfeminine procedures help to align individuals assigned male at birth change into their body they have always known themselves to be.

  • Vaginoplasty | Dr. Jennifer Hyer and Dr. Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva
    Vaginoplasty is a gender-confirming, feminizing, lower surgery to create a vagina and vulva (including mons, labia, clitoris and urethral opening) and remove the penis, scrotal sac and testes.
  • Breast Augmentation | Dr. Meryl Livermore & Dr. Stephanie Malliaris
    Breast augmentation, or breast construction, is a gender-affirming, feminizing, top surgery that creates or enlarges one’s breasts. *Most insurance does not cover this. Please check with a Transgender Care navigator to find out more.
  • Orchiectomy | Dr. Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva
    Orchiectomy is a surgery to remove the testes; a gender-affirming, feminizing, lower/bottom surgery. Some people have orchiectomy and later have vaginoplasty, although they are often done in a single procedure. Some people only ever have orchiectomy. Denver Health recommends waiting to have orchiectomy if you plan on having vaginoplasty in the future due to tissue atrophy.

Other Services

Denver Health is proud to be an LGBT Center of Excellence. In addition to our transgender surgeries, we offer the following services:

  • Primary care and specialty care services
  • Cross-sex hormone therapy
  • Behavioral Health services
  • Treatment and addiction services
  • HIV treatment
  • PEP and PrEP services
  • Voice therapy

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Contact our Transgender Care Navigator at 303-602-6819.