Medical Care for Transgender and Non-Binary Patients
Transgender and non-binary people often seek to change their bodies to better align with their gender identities. The Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery (CTMS) can help. We offer hormone therapy and other gender-affirming medical care. CTMS also provides primary care to meet all of your health needs. We maintain a sensitive and supportive environment.
At CTMS, our highly experienced primary care team can meet all of your general health care needs. We provide routine screening and health maintenance, as well as yearly physicals and sick visits. In addition, we can refer you to specialists experienced in working with transgender and non-binary people.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Transgender and non-binary patients can access hormone replacement therapy at CTMS. This is the case whether you receive primary care here or elsewhere. Our expert providers offer the best possible hormone care. Our team includes highly trained endocrinologists. Before you begin therapy, we sit down with you and discuss the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. Then, we develop a regimen to maximize effects from hormones and keep you safe.
- Feminizing Hormone Therapy
Many transgender and non-binary people take feminizing hormones to help develop a more feminine appearance. These medications can help you develop breasts. They can change the shape of your face and body. And they can even alter some of your body hair growth patterns. We use estrogen therapy and testosterone-suppressing therapy. CTMS will create a hormone replacement therapy plan for all patients. This includes those undergoing male to female (MTF) procedures.
- Masculinizing Hormone Therapy
Many transgender and non-binary people take hormones to develop a more masculine appearance. Using testosterone therapy, we can help you develop facial and body hair and deepen your voice. The medications can change the shape of your face and body. And they can stop menstruation. CTMS will tailor a hormone replacement therapy plan for patients looking to achieve this, including those undergoing female to male (FTM) procedures.
Our endocrinologists are experienced with transgender and non-binary patients with expertise in hormone replacement therapy. We can also assist with general endocrine needs, including:
- Adrenal disorders
- Bone health
- Cardiovascular disease
- Interaction of hormone-replacement therapy with other medical treatment
- Thyroid disorders
- Weight management
Our plastic surgery team offers a comprehensive range of surgical procedures for transgender and non-binary people. We have no wait list. Our readiness team will help customize your surgery to fit your needs. Our plastic surgeons bring years of experience in transgender health. We offer high quality, innovative care and the best possible surgical outcomes.
Our gynecology team is experienced in treating transgender and non-binary people. We provide both routine and gender-specific care. We offer screenings and care in a sensitive manner. We can also help you prepare for hysterectomy, vaginectomy, and other gynecological procedures. We are here for you.
Our urology team collaborates on phalloplasty and vaginoplasty cases. We can also help take care of you after these procedures. In addition, we offer removal of the testes (orchiectomy). The team is also here to help with any issues that affect genitals or urination. We can treat you regardless of your surgical status.
Otolaryngology and Vocal Training
We work with Mount Sinai Hospital’s Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology) Department to provide surgical procedures and voice training (MTF and FTM). Speech-language pathologists offer vocal coaching. We can also help you change the pitch of your voice and avoid vocal strain. Otolaryngologists can perform surgery for Adam’s apple reduction (tracheal shave) and voice feminization. We work together so you can meet your personal goals.
Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Our pediatric and adolescent team is specially qualified to provide gender-affirming care for your child. adolescent Our medicine and pediatric endocrinology specialists provide gender-affirming medical care. Our clinical psychologists perform gender assessments, parent and caretaker consultations, and psychological assessments.