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Gender Affirming Surgery Pathways and 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.

Surgery Consultation FAQs

Gender-Affirming Surgery Information Sessions

All sessions at the MST clinic include surgical information as well as preparation and recovery information from our multi-disciplinary team. Most sessions also include a patient panel. If you are interested in attending, please call the MST clinic at 510-752-7149.

  • FFS Information Session:
    presented quarterly
  • Metoidioplasty/Phalloplasty Information Session:
    presented every other month on the 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Top surgery Information Session:
    presented monthly on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month
  • Vaginoplasty Information Session:
    presented every other month on the 4th Thursdays of the month

Gender-affirming facial hair removal

The MST department assists members with referrals for gender-affirming facial hair removal.  If you are in need of facial hair removal services, please call the MST clinic at 510-752-7149.  Our MST Medical Assistant will send you a message through kp.org with a few questions and a request for photos. The images and your responses will be delivered to the dermatologists for review.

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