Transgender Surgery Services

Surgeons at NYU Langone use the most advanced techniques to restore both form and function for transgender men and women. We tailor gender-affirming procedures to meet the individual goals and expectations of each person.

Our team includes plastic surgeons, reconstructive surgeons, urologists, psychiatrists, pediatric specialists, and endocrinologists, specializing in the care of transgender and gender diverse individuals. We follow the standards of care guidelines set forth by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). We work with you and your health insurer to obtain the required approvals for presurgical and surgical procedures.

VIDEO: Sydney Walther chose a gender-affirming procedure with our transgender surgery services team. She and her parents share their experience.

We are at the forefront of innovation and research in gender-affirming procedures, conducting studies to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. We believe in providing comprehensive healthcare for transgender people. If you are traveling from outside of New York City and need information on local hotels, directions, or services available at NYU Langone, our guest services team is available to make your visit as comfortable and convenient as possible.

We offer both masculinizing and feminizing procedures, including the following.

Masculinizing Procedures (Transgender Men)

  • body contouring
  • chest masculinization (mastectomy, also called top surgery)
  • metoidioplasty, or construction of masculine genitalia
  • phalloplasty, or construction of a penis

Feminizing Procedures (Transgender Women)

  • breast augmentation
  • facial feminization, including hair line advancement, frontal bone contouring, brow lift, malar augmentation, fat grafting, lip lift, rhinoplasty, mandibular angle reduction, and chin reshaping (genioplasty)
  • orchiectomy, or removal of the testicles
  • tracheal shave, or reduction of the Adam’s Apple
  • vaginoplasty, or construction of a vagina

Our reconstructive plastic surgeons and urologic surgeons work together using a robotic surgical platform to perform vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, and phalloplasty. Robotic surgery provides surgeons with greater visibility and reach in the narrow cavity of the pelvis, which allows these procedures to be performed with a greater degree of safety and precision.

We are one of the country’s only transgender surgery programs that performs robotic surgery for these procedures in appropriate surgical candidates.

Revision Surgery

If you have had surgery elsewhere and are unhappy with the results, our experts specialize in the repair of complications, and revision surgery to achieve your desired outcome.

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team provides an array of medical services for transgender men, women, and adolescents, including surgery, hormone therapy, reproductive health services, and mental health services. Pre- and postoperative photographs are available at the time of your surgical consultation.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Urology

Adolescent Medicine

Psychiatry and Mental Health

Vocal Surgery and Voice Therapy

Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology

Gender and Health Education

Hormone Therapy

Gender Affirming Support Services

NYU Langone Health works with the OUT Foundation, which funds gender affirming surgeries and maintains a dedicated fund to help pay for additional medical services for transgender patients.

In addition to funding surgeries, the OUT Foundation works helps patients who qualify for Medicaid to navigate New York State requirements and develop a post-operative care plan. This includes complimentary dedicated fitness classes for newly transitioned patients, support groups, make-up tutorials, career workshops, and more.

To learn more or apply for a grant, please email info@theoutfoundation.org

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with NYU Langone Transgender Surgery Services, please call 646-501-4449.