Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Removes the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries. If you haven't already experienced menopause through age or testosterone, removing the ovaries initiates it. May be combined with Simple and Ring Metoidioplasty.
Pre-op and Post-op
- Cease taking aspirin / aspirin-like products one week prior to procedure.
- Arrive in San Mateo 2 days before your procedure.
- You will be admitted to the hospital for two nights, pending a normal recovery.
- Plan to stay in San Mateo 4-5 days past your release from the hospital.
Jamison Greene has an excellent discussion of FTM surgical procedures, including hyseterectomy and metoidioplasty, in his Under the Knife series (Planet Out): Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
See also the FTM Surgery Info Yahoogroup
The HBIGDA Standards of Care do require letters of recommendation for FTM persons seeking hysterectomy. However, Dr. Bowers is aware that 600,000 American women undergo hysterectomy each year without such approvals. AS such, she does not feel that letters are necessary for FTM's who are well-informed. Each transgendered man is an individual case; please feel free to discuss your transition and medical circumstances with Dr. Bowers to determine what letters of recommendation might be required.
Want to schedule surgery? Please use this Application Form in PDF Format or RTF Format when sending in a deposit for your procedure.
Have a date set? Please submit your Medical History using this form, in PDF Format or RTF Format at least one month prior to your surgery.