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"Mount Sinai Beth Israel Advances Transgender Medicine and Surgery"

  • HANYS News
  • New York, NY
  • (September 26, 2018)

Transgender individuals experience unique health disparities, and transgender medicine, surgery, and mental health outcomes often go unaddressed by providers. Yet the need for this knowledge is ever-expanding in the healthcare field. Recognizing this growing gar in care, Mount Sinai Beth Israel began to concentrate on providing comprehensive care to its transgender population in 2016. Mount Sinai Beth Israel began by amassing a multidisciplinary team of professionals to provide comprehensive care, including primary/preventive care, hormonal therapy, behavioral health, surgical services, and post-transition care. Surgery increased from 130 cases in 2016, the first full year of services, to 282 cases in 2017. An increase in surgery requests led to an expansion of operating room “block time” for Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) ambulatory and inpatient procedures. A total of 1,300 CTMS patients were seen at the outpatient clinic since March 2016, contributing to further research in transgender medicine and surgery.

- The Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

- Mount Sinai Beth Israel

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