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 and reconstructive surgeons, urologists, psychiatrists, pediatric specialists, and reproductive 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.
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.
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 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
Psychiatry and Mental Health
Vocal Surgery and Voice Therapy
Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender and Health Education
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 212-263-3030.