Medical Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients
Transgender and gender diverse 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 gender diverse people.
Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
Transgender and gender diverse patients can access gender affirming hormone 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 diverse people take feminizing hormones to help develop a more typically 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 other adjunct testosterone-suppressing therapy. CTMS will create a hormone therapy plan for all patients.
- Masculinizing Hormone Therapy
Many transgender and gender diverse people take hormones to develop a more typically 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 therapy plan for patients looking to achieve this.
Our endocrinologists are experienced with transgender and gender diverse patients with expertise in gender affirming hormone therapy. We can also assist with general endocrine needs, including:
- Adrenal disorders
- Bone health
- Cardiovascular disease
- Interaction of gender affirming hormone therapy with other medical treatment
- Thyroid disorders
- Weight management
Our plastic surgery team offers a comprehensive range of surgical procedures for transgender and gender diverse 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 gender diverse 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 is experienced with phalloplasty and vaginoplasty. 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
Our Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology) Department team expertly provides surgical procedures and voice training (feminizing and masculinizing). 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 youth. Our adolescent medicine and pediatric endocrinology specialists provide gender-affirming medical care. Our clinical psychologists perform assessments, parent and caretaker consultations, and psychological direction for other support if needed.