Wednesday, April 05, 2017

More & More

Hospitals are looking in to starting gender clinics, sort of one stop shopping for us. The latest is in New York City at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
There is a growing, unmet need in the New York City metropolitan area for a multidisciplinary approach to health care for transgender individuals that incorporates primary care, transition care, and behavioral health in an affordable and accessible program. To meet this need, the Mount Sinai Health System’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery provides compassionate and comprehensive health care services for the transgender community. A team of professionals within the Mount Sinai Health System help patients in their journey from initial assessment and screening through hormonal therapy, surgical procedures, and post-transition care. Through a holistic approach, we refer patients to primary care and to specialists in the areas of endocrinology, behavioral health, plastic surgery, urology, and gynecology, working together to guide you through a successful transition.

We help our patients work with their health insurance to obtain necessary approvals for pre-surgical and surgical transitioning reimbursements.
What do they offer?
The Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery provides outpatient care services at Mount Sinai’s Institute for Advanced Medicine at 275 Seventh Avenue, and surgical services at various sites in the Mount Sinai Health System.

With our commitment to the highest levels of quality, we are bringing the most advanced transgender surgical procedures to the Mount Sinai Health System. In pursuit of excellence, Mount Sinai surgeons from the specialties of plastic surgery, urology, and gynecology are collaborating with international experts in transition surgery. Vaginoplasty surgery is performed by the Mount Sinai surgical team led by Jess Ting, MD with collaboration from renowned transgender surgeon Marci Bowers, MD, Professorial Lecturer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Ting, and another expert, Miroslav Djordjevic, MD, of Belgrade, Serbia, perform metoidioplasty, a type of female-to-male genital surgery. An international expert team specializing in phalloplasty surgery will travel to Mount Sinai in the coming months. Mount Sinai surgeons also perform chest reconstruction surgery, known as “top surgery,” for transgender men and breast augmentation for transgender women. Learn more about our surgical offerings. Expert and holistic transgender care and surgical services are also provided by gynecologist Zoe Rodriguez, MD and urologist Aaron Grotas, MD.
World renowned plastic surgeon Marcelo Di Maggio, MD, of Buenos Aires, Argentina is collaborating with Jess Ting, MD, to offer facial feminization procedures at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.
And who is on the team of healthcare providers?
Zil Goldstein, NP, Program Director, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
Zil Goldstein is a nurse practitioner and a transgender activist working to promote better health care in marginalized communities. Now transitioning her practice to the Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine, she practiced previously as the transgender health specialist in the Peter Krueger Clinic and Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Medical Group at West 14th Street.  Ms. Goldstein provides education and training in transgender-competent care for providers and residents throughout the Health System. She is a published author on transgender and sex worker health and is a nationally recognized leader in both fields.
Zil was an intern at CTAC back around 2008-2009 time frame, while she was at CTAC she helped compile of list of trans friendly healthcare providers.

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