Surgeons who Perform FTM-oriented Procedures
List compiled by C. Michael Munson/FORGE
(Please reproduce with credit)

Some of these surgeons I don't know anything about. The one's with "*"'s are members of HBIGDA and follow SOC.

Surgeon Type of Procedure
Gary Alter, MD
Los Angeles
chest only
Dr. Prabhat Ahluwalia
140 Burwell Street, Suite 1
Little Falls, NY 13365
(315) 823-1111
Dr. Jeffery H. Aldrich, M.D., PH.D., F.A.C.S.
Plastic Surgery Associates, Ltd.
385 N. Lexington Pkwy
St. Paul, MN 55104
phone: 612.645.3966
Chest only
27, Devonshire Place
London W1N 1PD.
Tel:0171 224 4333
* Fernando J. Bianco C., MD, Ph.D
PO Box: Apartado:
36 Altamira
Caracas 1062
chest only
* Stanley Biber, MD
Trinidad, CO

Stanley Biber does a decent chest, but is not the greatest for
phalloplasty. Biber considers phalloplasty "experimental" surgery, but will still perform the procedure. I've seen 2 of his phalloplasties and both were quite poor in aesthetics and function. The people who had them ended up seeing others to have work corrected. The main problems were with excessive scarring of the penis and necrosis. He has begun doing clitoral free-up. While he has done excellent MTF vaginoplasty, his work with FTMs is lacking.

Chest, phallo
Dr. Robert Brannon
Dallas Texas
* Michael Brownstein, MD
1717 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

7565 Ramshead
St. Ignatius, MT 59865

Brownstein does the most beautiful chests. His most common technique is double incision, though recently he has been using a variety of techniques (including keyhole and laser tissue removal). The nipples are resized, grafted and repositioned. The scarring is very minimal and in most cases seem to fade to virtually nothing.

He probably has the most experience in FTM chest reconstruction. His staff is well informed and sensitive to the special concerns and sensitivities of transgendered men. Brownstein makes his primary incision below the breast line in a place that ends up falling right along the natural 'shadow' of the pecs. I think this may be why his surgeries result in so little scarring. Beneath the nipple graft he places another layer of excess areola tissue, so that if a corner of the graft is lost, the skin underneath will grow forward and it will be the same color, etc.

He is VERY versatile and willing to work with patients to end up with the best possible results.

Chest (double incision and keyhole)
Dr. Anthony Carolla
(201) 625-8520.
Denville NJ
Peggy Ching MD
2000 Van Ness suite 603
San Francisco, CA 94109

She does the surgery in her office. She specializes in breast surgery including: reconstruction and gynocomastia.

Chest (keyhole)
* Daniel Cloutier, MD
70 Dalhousue, Suite 301
Wquebec City Quebec
Dr. Paul Costas
John Cuming Building, Suite 700
Concord, MA 01742
(508) 369-1579

He works with patients to find the best method for the patient’s body size, shape and desired end result.

Chest (keyhole and double incision)
Dr. Paul-J. Daverio
Chirurgie Plastique et Reconstructive
10. Av. Saypie
1003 Lausanne
Phalloplasty (forearm flap only – microsurgery)
* Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D.
Columbia University of Physicians & Surgeons
722 West 168 Street, Box 10
New York, NY 10032
Edwin Falces, MD
San Francisco

Decent chests reconstruction. Leaning towards keyhole only, but still does double incision.

Chest (keyhole and double incision)
Dr. Beverly Fischer
Aesthetic Institute of Maryland
2 Colgate Dr Suite 101
Forest Hill, MD, 21050
Chest (primarily keyhole, may do double incision)
Lawrence Foster, MD
Lake Tahoe, CA
Chest only
Dr. Futrell, U of Pittsburgh
(bottom only?)
* David A. Gilbert, MD
Suite 300
400 West Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

Gilbert does a moderate job on chests. He uses the t-incision
which leaves an unnecessary scar coming down from the nipple. Gilbert does the forearm flap technique for the phalloplasty which leaves an unsightly and impossible to hide scar on the forearm. The final results of this surgery leave much to be desired. Thepenis and scrotum are made from the forearm skin and are the same color as that skin. It looks like it is constructed and barely resembles a penis and scrotum. When he commented at one of the conferences that the results were reasonable a couple of people responded that this was so if (1) you were half blind and (2) if you were 400 yards away. Also it is extremely expensive starting at $50,000.00. He also prefers that people do ALL surgeries with him--chest and genital reconstruction.

Another possible downside, is that Gilbert requires a vaginectomy. It's been reported that he's said that a non-closed vaginal opening indicates that the person is just a "chick with a dick". He seems rigid in gender barriers.

Although the scarring is significant, he is probably the best in the Country (if not the world) on microsurgical phalloplasty technique(s) and trying to make the tissues sensate and "usable".

Leonard Glass
San Diego
* Louis J. Gooren, MD
PO Box 7057
1007 MB
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Chest (keyhole)
Lawrence J. Gottlieb, M.D.
Dept of Surgery
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 60637
(312) 702-6302 (F>M only)

This surgeon has a terrible reputation for "mutilating" and disfiguring people. Someone to definitely avoid!

Phalloplasty (microsurgery, forearm flap)
Roberto Granato, MD
Queens, NY
Dr. Daniel Greenwald
505 South Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-2425


Chest (double incision and keyhole) and phalloplasty (microsurgery, forearm flap)
Dr. Joris Hage (attn: Jos Megens)
Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Academic Hospital of the Free University
P.O. Box 7057, NL-1007 MB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Dr. Handal
Phone number: 561-391-2881
Contact person in office: Tina

Boca Raton, Florida

Mr. D. Harris
Sub-Regional Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit
Derriford Hospital
Plymouth, PL6 8DH
Tel: 0752 797110/792111
Peter Haertsch
Sydney, Australia

Breast reduction/chest reconstruction costs $2000 Aust. When you add anesthetist's fee and two days hospital care the total would be about $3500 Aust. This is about $2700 US.

Chest (modified keyhole)
Charles Horton, MD
Charles Horton, Jr, MD

Focus on phalloplasty. Former partners with David Gilbert.  Microvascular, forearm free-flap starting at $70,000.

Armand Hotimsky
Beautiful chest reconstruction


Chest (keyhole)
Patrick Hudson
New Mexico
Dr. Sheila Kirk
PO Box 38114
Blawnox, PA 15238-9998
St. Markus-Krankenhaus
Klinik für Plastische- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie
z.H. Chefarzt Dr. Med. Klaus Exner
Wilhelm-Epstein-Str. 2
60431 Frankfurt
* Donald R. Laub (double incision, metaoidioplasty, and phalloplasty)
Stanford University Medical School
Plastic Surgery Center
1515 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94306
Office: (415) 327-7163
talk to Judy at 415-326-4645

Donald Laub does a mediocre chest in that he leaves a fairly large scar and shaves off the nipples to resize (which results in a large discolored blotch). His chests are not very natural looking.

He was the best in the past for phalloplasty but he tends to be inconsistent in his results.

He is the "expert" and the "founder" of the clitoral free-up/metaoidioplasty technique. Most metaoidioplasties have great appearance and sensation.

Chest (double incision), metaoidioplasty ("founder" of the technique), phalloplasty (pedical flap and forearm flap)
Dr. Laub Jr.
3 Timberland
South Burlington, VT 05403
Chest (double incision), metaoidioplasty
Stephen F. Lex, MD
Flagstaff, AZ
Phillip McGinn, MD
San Francisco
Toby Meltzer, MD
1500 SW First Ave., Suite 1120
Portland, OR 97201

Great chest with minimal scarring and good positioning of nipples. Has a good track record for phalloplasties and clitoral free-ups. Probably the best US or Canadian surgeon doing metaoidioplasties.

His primary area was not SRS but reconstructive surgery for accident and burn survivors. He takes intense pride in his work and is very fair. Has an excellent bedside manner too! He is currently ONLY working with transgendered clients and only doing SRS surgeries.

He offers patients a lot of versatility and choice in their health care/surgical options. He is very willing to work with patients to give them the results they most want – if surgically possible.

Chest (keyhole and double incision), metaoidioplasty, testicular implants, phalloplasty (pedical flap only)
Yvon Menard, M.D.
1003 Boul. St-Joseph Est
Montreal, Quebec
H2J 1L2
Ph: (514)288-2097
Fax: (514)288-3547

Chest surgical results are mediocre. He is the leading keyhole surgeon in the North American continent – and the cheapest. The results are relatively poor, unless the patient is VERY small chested prior to surgery. He uses a two stage technique, the first to remove the tissue, the second to resize the nipples/areolas and take up the excess skin. Almost no visible scarring.

Phalloplasty method used is the forearm flap. Menard has performed less than 12 phalloplasties. The scarring was excessive, on the forearm, leg and genital area, resulting in a rather malformed penis.

He has the highest rate of fistulas and strictures (and infection). Every patient has had to have follow-up surgery, usually for strictures or fistulas, or necrosis.

Chest (keyhole) and phalloplasty, recently began metaoidioplasty
Mary Lee Peters
1229 E. Madison
Arnold Pavillion, 15th floor
Seattle WA 98104

She is a talented plastic surgeon. She's done a number of FTM chest surgeries and. She does both keyhole and double incision and contours the chest nicely. Cost is @ $5700 – everything included.

Chest (keyhole and double incision)
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik
der TU München
Abt. Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie
Ismaninger Str. 22
8000 München 80
Dr. Renee Bennet O'Sullivan
14 Denton Road
Wellesley, MA 02181
(617) 235-1007

She has become a popular chest surgeon amongst FTMs, especially those who are small-chested. The results are adequate. She believes that any sized chest is suitable for keyhole technique. Her technique leaves a great amount of residual tissue, and she does not remove the mammary tissue.

keyhole only
Dr. Peter Raphael, M.D
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
1600 Coit Road, Suite 105
Plano, Texas 75075

A very caring man. He has his own surgical center, it keeps the costs reasonable. His whole staff is very supportive

Chest, metaoidioplasty, testicular implants
James J. Reardon, MD
737 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 832-0770

Pleasant demeanor, good and predictable surgical results. Generally prefers double incision, though will use keyhole on requesting individuals who he believes will be good candidates.

Chest (double incision and keyhole)
Dr. Joseph Rosen
Dartmouth Medical Center
(603) 650-8068
Chest (double incision), metaoidioplasty
* Dr. Michel Seghers (keyhole)
Institute St. Joseph
Avenue Malou 56
1040 Bruxells Belgium
Keyhole, hyserectomy, oophrectomy
Gary Smotrich, MD
Lawrenceville, NJ
Dr. Kenneth L. Stein
414 N. Orleans, Suite 209
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 828-0060

Good results, though usually after several revisions. He works well with patients to find the best technique that will yield the best results. Caring and sensitive.

Chest (keyhole and double incision)
Dr. Morton Slutsky
Atlanta, GA

Specializes in larger breasted FTMs (and genetic women). Inconsistent results and "blotchy" nipples.

Chest (double incision)
P. James Voloshin, MD, FRCS
360 San Miguel, Suite 406
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Dr. Yosowitz
Green Park
7515 South Main, #730
Houston,Texas 77030
Dr. Weiss
Evans Medical Group
720 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 638-8131
(617) 638-8047
* Neal Wilson, MD
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202

No brouchure or literature. Would not give a price estimate over the phone. Dr. Wilson has office hours on Monday and Wednesdays. His prices for chest reconstruction are based on breast size.

He is becoming a popular FTM phalloplasty surgeon, although he does not have a very good reputation based on hearsay. His phalloplasty costs are less than many other phallo surgeons in the country.

Chest (double incision only), phalloplasty



*'s = members of Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA)