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Gender Affirmation Surgery

The Gender Affirmation Surgery Program at UI Health understands transitioning is a journey that begins long before your surgical procedure. Each transition is a personal, distinct experience that involves a myriad of factors: psychological, hormonal, aesthetic, legal, and more.

UI Health is proud to be recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index. This designation signals to LGBTQ patients and allies that UI Health meets the foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered treatment and care.

Our surgeons, physicians, and staff are trained to lead you through this process and here to answer the unique questions and concerns you may have. Our goal is to make your transition as comfortable and easy as possible.

Gender Affirmation Surgery Procedures

UI Health is one of the few centers in the Chicago area where complete gender reassignment is available for both genders. We offer the full spectrum of gender affirmation procedures, including vaginoplasty, penile inversion vaginoplasty, breast augmentation, chest surgery/contouring, and genitalia surgery, consistent with the guidelines established by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). Supported by specialists from the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, & Cosmetic Surgery, and the Departments of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Gender Affirmation Surgery Program is dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care and an excellent experience to every patient.

Male-to-Female (MTF) or Transwoman Surgeries

  • Penile inversion vaginoplasty
  • Intestinal vaginoplasty
  • Breast augmentation
  • Body contouring
  • Facial feminization surgery

Female-to-Male (FTM) or Transman Surgeries

  • Metoidioplasty
  • Phalloplasty
  • Chest surgery and chest contouring

The details of the procedure, the course of recovery, the expected outcomes, and the possible complications will be explained to you during your initial surgical consultation.

Contact Information

Patients considering gender affirmation surgery will have many questions and concerns. Our staff will begin by scheduling an initial evaluation with your surgeons, Dr. Loren Schecther and Dr. Ervin Kocjancic. To get started, please call 866.600.CARE.