During your consultation or followup visit, we review your medical/surgical history and perform a physical exam, followed by an in-depth discussion of surgery, if indicated. Within 2 weeks of most consultations, you should be contacted via email by our OR scheduler. Once the office has your letters required by insurance and WPATH, then a surgery date can be scheduled.
Starting about 3 months before your surgery, we will contact your insurance company to start the authorization process. You will then be contacted with pre-op and post-op appointments, and you will also receive pre-op/post-op instructions and other related paperwork. Please do not make un-refundable travel plans, as insurance does not allow authorization prior to 90 days before surgery, and the occasional instances of insurance glitches can arise that require rescheduling surgery.
Some insurance companies require mental health letters that are within 6-12 months of your surgical date.
Surgeries are scheduled by first having a discussion with your surgeon. Your surgeon will then contact the OR scheduler and notify them on what procedures to schedule.