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Gender-Affirming Surgery Information

Kaiser Permanente supports members pursuing gender-affirming surgeries through established pathways of care. Gender-affirming surgery pathways begin with an informing session conducted by a gender therapist. Kaiser has gender therapists located throughout the Northern California region and the MST department can help link you to your closest provider.  A primary care visit within the last 12 months is also required prior to sending your surgical referral.  Generally, an office visit with your primary care provider is required, but during the covid-19 pandemic, a virtual visit is an acceptable alternative.

For most surgical referrals, once the above has been completed, one of our nurses will do a medical review.  If you are seeking genital surgery, we will then refer you for our multi-disciplinary team visit.  If you would like to begin the process of a surgical referral, please call the MST clinic at 510-752-7149.

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Gender-Affirming Surgery Information Classes

Surgery Information Classes are conducted virtually and coordinated through the MST clinic. 

The following classes are offered through the MST Department: 

  • Top surgery  
  • FHS/FFS (Facial Harmonization Surgery / Facial Feminization Surgery) 
  • Metoidioplasty/Phalloplasty  
  • Vaginoplasty/Vulvoplasty

Classes cover the following material: 

  • Surgical options and techniques 
  • Surgery planning and pathway at Kaiser 
  • Post-operative care and recovery  
  • Most sessions also include a patient panel  

If you are interested in attending, please call the MST clinic at 510-752-7149.


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