Transgender surgery is performed as part of the treatment process for patients with “gender dysphoria” or “gender identity disorder”. From the time they were very young, transgender patients have felt that they were born with the wrong external genitalia. They view gender-altering surgery more as “gender confirmation surgery” rather as “sex re-assignment surgery”. In other words, they simply want their outward appearance to mirror the person they are inside.
All transgender-related surgical procedures are performed on patients only after appropriate psychological evaluation is in place, and it has been determined that the planned procedures are in the patient’s best interest and welfare. The Institute has an international reputation for for the quality and innovative surgical techniques provided to transitioning patients. Our transgender surgery techniques have been featured on several Discovery Health Channel and Showtime medical documentaries.
Learn more about our Transgender Procedures at The International Center for Transgender Care.
Despite our efforts to coordinate with Medicare, we have been unable to communicate with any Medicare representatives who can guarantee approval and reimbursement for transgender surgery. In addition, no one offered contractual agreements with us to provide service. In our test cases with Medicare coverage, there continue to be denials of our claims. Until we receive confirmations of coverage and proof of reimbursement, the language suggests only a lifting of the ban. As a result, we cannot accept Medicare for transgender surgery at this time with such uncertainty still in effect.