Gender Affirming Surgery (Sex Reassignment Surgery)

Thank you for your interest in gender affirming surgery at Denver Health. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for the gender affirmation process and we are here to support you in your journey. We are proud to offer surgeries with a truly talented multi-disciplinary team of surgeons. Our services are growing as the unique needs of each individual evolve. Currently we offer the following gender affirming surgeries: MTF Top Surgery, FTM Top Surgery, OrchiectomyFTM Hysterectomy, and Vaginoplasty surgeries.

What is Gender Affirming Surgery?

Gender affirming surgery, also known as sex reassignment surgery (SRS) or confirmation surgery, is the surgical procedure(s) by which a transgender or non-binary person’s physical appearance and functional abilities are changed to align with the gender they know themselves to be.

Complete Our Surgical Interest Form

If you are interested in a gender affirmation surgery at Denver Health, please complete one of the following forms.

Top Surgery and Hysterectomy

For Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation and Orchiectomy

Our Approach to Surgical Assessment

Denver Health adheres to the guidelines for surgical assessment as described in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care, 8th Version. The standards were created by international agreement using the latest scientific research on transgender health so that doctors can best meet the unique health care needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Most insurance companies also adhere to these guidelines.

Patients may provide referral letters from their own outside mental health providers, or the assessment process via our Behavioral Health team. Patients seeking to undergo the assessment at Denver Health should make an appointment with our Behavioral Health Team.

Read more about common frequently asked general surgery questions:

How long will my hospital stay be?

Hospital stays will vary based on specific patient response. 

MTF top surgery, FTM chest surgery, FTM Hysterectomy, and orchiectomy surgery patients are usually released from the hospital the same day of surgery. Vaginoplasty patients typically spend 3 days in the hospital during recovery. 

What medications will I be prescribed after surgery?

You will likely receive painkillers and antibiotics to reduce the chance of infection.