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FTM Top Surgery in California

California was one of the first places in the United States to become a Top Surgery "Mecca," due in part to the work of the now retired Dr. Michael Brownstein, a pioneer of gender reassignment surgery. Today, California is still one of the most popular places in the country to go for Top Surgery, boasting more than 30 surgeons offering the procedure.

California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) covers Top Surgery and while finding a surgeon who takes Medi-Cal can be a challenge there are a few: Dr. Joel Beck - Some Managed Medi-Cal plans, will submit prior authorization for most PPO plans; Dr. Esther Kim at UCSF; Dr. Thomas Satterwhite - Medi-Cal through Anthem only.

Medicare: If you need a surgeon in California who takes Medicare, contact Dr. Josef Hadeed.

Surgeons in California

Dr. Scott Mosser, MD, FACS
450 Sutter St., Suite 1000
San Francisco, California, 94108
855-398-7778
www.genderconfirmation.com
Board-certified; WPATH member; accepts insurance & CareCredit; FREE in-person or virtual consultations; uses informed consent, will operate on minors with parental consent; wait list 1 month.
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Dr. Miguel Delgado, MD, FACS
Marin County Office: 165 Rowland Way, Suite 300, Novato, California 94945
415-898-4161
San Francisco Office: 450 Sutter St., Suite 2433, San Francisco, California 94108
415-989-2221
TopSurgerySanFrancisco.com
Board-certified; accepts insurance & CareCredit; FREE in-person or phone consultations; wait list 8-12 weeks.
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Dr. Mark Youssef, MD
Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California
1551 Ocean Ave., Suite 200
Santa Monica, California 90401
310-434-1144
TransgenderSurgeryInstitute.com
Accepts insurance & CareCredit; FREE in-person or phone consultations; wait list 4 weeks.
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Dr. Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS
Hadeed Plastic Surgery
465 N. Roxbury Dr, Suite 1020
Beverly Hills, California, 90210
310-970-2940
www.josefhadeedmd.com
Board-certified; WPATH member; accepts insurance, Medicare & medical financing.
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Dr. Joel Beck, MD, FACS
Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery
1241 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 190
Foster City, California, 94404
650-570-6066
www.bayareaaestheticsurgery.com
Board certified; WPATH member; accepts medical financing, insurance and Medi-Cal; free consults; operates on minors with parental consent; wait list 2 months.
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Dr. Orna Fisher - FTM Top Surgery Palo Alto Bay Area San Francisco California

Dr. Orna Fisher, MD
Elite Transformations
1795 El Camino Real, Suite 200
Palo Alto, California 94306
650-372-5559
www.elitesurgerymd.com
Board certified.
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  • Dr. Gary Alter, MD
    416 North Bedford Dr., Suite 400
    Beverly Hills, California, 90210
  • Dr. J. Brian Boyd, MD, FRCS, FRCSC, FACS
    UCLA Cosmetic Surgery Center
    200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 465
    Los Angeles, California, 90095-6960
  • Dr. Diana Breister Ghosh, MD
    DBG Plastic Surgery
    2275 Rio Bonito Way, Suite 220
    San Diego, California 92108
  • Dr. David Buchanon
    Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center
    427 W. Pueblo St.
    Santa Barbara, California, 93105
  • Dr. Ben Childers, MD, FACS
    Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates Inc.
    4605 Brockton Ave., Suite 200
    Riverside, California, 92506
    Accepts insurance and Care Credit.
  • Dr. Christa Clark, MD
    The Natural Result
    2220 East Bidwell St.
    Folsom, California, 95630
  • Dr. Babak Dadvand
    8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 615
    Beverly Hills, California, 90211
  • Dr. Peter Davis, MD
    1515 El Camino Real, #400
    Palo Alto, California, 94306
  • Dr. Brian Eichenberg, MD
    Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center
    24687 Monroe Ave.
    Murrieta, California, 92562
  • Dr. Robert Foster, MD
    UCSF Department of Surgery
    350 Parnassus Ave #509
    San Francisco, California 94117
  • Dr. Jed Horowitz, MD, FACS
    991 MacArthur Blvd., #320
    Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Dr. Raffi Hovsepian
    416 North Bedford Dr., Suite 200
    Beverly Hills, California , 90210
  • Dr. David Kahn, MD
    Stanford Plastic Surgery Clinic
    1000 Welch Rd, MC 5348
    Palo Alto, California, 94304
  • Dr. Vishal Kapoor
    Beverly Hills Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
    436 N. Roxbury Dr., Suite #117
    Beverly Hills, California, 90210
  • Dr. David Kaufman, MD
    The Natural Result
    2220 East Bidwell St.
    Folsom, California, 95630
  • Dr. Esther Kim, MD
    UCSF Department of Surgery at SFGH
    1001 Potrero Ave., Ward 3A
    San Francisco, California, 94110
    Acceps Medi-Cal and insurance.
  • Dr. Gil Kryger, MD
    Kryger Institute of Plastic Surgery
    425 Haaland Dr., Suite 102
    Thousand Oaks, California, 91361
    Accepts insurance.
  • Dr. Douglas Mackenzie
    Pacific Plastic Surgery
    225 W Pueblo St.
    Santa Barbara, California, 93105
  • Dr. Laura McMillan, MD
    5893 Copley Dr.
    San Diego, California, 92111
    Takes Kaiser Permanente health insurance.
  • Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett, MD
    2070 Clinton Ave., 4th Floor
    Alameda, California, 94501
  • Dr. Usha Rajagopal, MD
    SF Cosmetic Surgery
    490 Post St.
    San Francisco, California 94102
  • Dr. Janet Salomonson
    2021 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 421-E
    Santa Monica, California, 90404
  • Dr. Thomas Satterwhite, MD
    Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
    575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 1
    Greenbrae, California, 94904
    Accepts insurance and Medi-Cal (through Anthem only.)
  • Dr. Jaime Schwartz, MD, FACS
    421 North Rodeo Drive, Penthouse 1
    Beverly Hills, California 90210
  • Dr. Roderick Simonds, MD
    Kaiser Foundation Hospital
    2200 O'Farrell St.
    San Francisco, California 94115
    Accepts insurance, Kaiser Permanente provider.
  • Dr. Winnie Tong, MD
    Kaiser Foundation Hospital
    San Francisco, California 94115
    Accepts insurance, Kaiser Permanente provider.
  • Dr. Robert Tuchler, MD
    6670 Alton Pkwy.
    Irvine, California, 92618
    Kaiser Permanente provider.
  • Dr. P. James Voloshin, MD, FRCS
    Newport Surgery Institute
    360 San Miguel Dr., Suite 406
    Newport Beach, California, 92660
  • Dr. Justin West, MD
    Finesse Plastic Surgery
    230 S Main St. Suite 210
    Orange, California 92868
  • Dr. Ginger Xu, MD
    Richmond Medical Center
    901 Nevin Ave.
    Richmond, California 94801
    Accepts insurance, Kaiser Permanente provider.
  • Dr. Karen Yokoo, MD
    Richmond Medical Center
    901 Nevin Ave.
    Richmond, California, 94801
    Accepts insurance, Kaiser Permanente provider.

Last updated: 10/06/17


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