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Surgeons Who Accept Medicaid for Top Surgery

Medicaid is a state-run health insurance program that provides payment for medical services for low-income citizens.

The map below shows which states have have clarified that the state Medicaid program covers transition-related care.

Medicaid and FTM Top Surgery

Note: Even in states not listed here, transgender exclusions in Medicaid plans may violate the Affordable Care Act and other federal and state laws. - National Center for Transgender Equality

How to Proceed With Medicaid

1. Your primary care provider (PCP) writes a letter of medical necessity and requests a referral to a surgeon.

2. If approved, Medicaid will send the referral along to the surgeon, and the surgeon's office will contact you about your consultation date.

3. The surgeon will request a medical release from your PCP, a letter of recommendation from a therapist, and prior authorization from Medicaid for surgery. (Depending on your age and medical history, the surgeon may also order lab tests, a chest X-ray and a mammogram.)

Surgeons Who Accept Medicaid

Dr. Kathy Rumer, DO
Rumer Cosmetics
105 Ardmore Ave.
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Pennsylvania Medicaid; approved out-of-state Medicaid provider for New York and Massachusetts; Board-certified; WPATH member; accepts financing & insurance; accommodation package available; wait list 2-4 months; $75 consult fee.
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Dr. Clifford King, MD
Madison Plastic Surgery
2275 Deming Way, Suite 200
Middleton, WI, 53562
Board-certified; accepts insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
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California (Medi-Cal)

Dr. Esther Kim, MD
UCSF Department of Surgery at SFGH
1001 Potrero Ave., Ward 3A
San Francisco, CA, 94110

Dr. Gordon Lee
Dr. Dung Nguyen
Dr. Irene Wapnir

Stanford Medicine
725 Welch Rd.,
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Dr. Thomas Satterwhite, MD
Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
(Medi-Cal through Anthem only.)


Dr. Joyce Aycock, MD
Plastic Surgery - University of Colorado
12348 E. Montview Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80045


Dr. Charles Castiglione, MD, FACS
Hartford Medical Group, Farmington-Specialty Location
399 Farmington Ave., Suite 10
Farmington, CT 06032

Dr. John A. Persing, MD
Yale Plastic Surgery
Yale Physicians Building, 800 Howard Ave., Ste 4th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519


Dr. Pranay Parikh, MD
Medical Office Building 2
Medical Center Dr., Suite 309
Springfield, MA 01107

Dr. Jaromir Slama, MD
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Center
725 Albany St., 8th Floor, Suite 8A
Boston, MA 02118

Dr. Adam M. Tobias, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215


Dr. Cassidy Mitchell, MD
Lincoln Aesthetic Surgical Institute
Bryan West Campus, West Medical Plaza, Tower A,
2222 S. 16th St., Suite 430,
Lincoln, NE 68502

New York

Dr. Jose G. Christiano, MD, FACS
UR Medicine Plastic Surgery
160 Sawgrass Dr., Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14620

Dr. Thom R. Loree, MD
100 College Pkwy., #290
Buffalo, NY 14221

Dr. Jess Ting, MD
Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
Institute for Advanced Medicine
275 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Dr. Paul Weiss, MD
1049 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2D
New York, NY, 10028


Dr. Jens Berli, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Transgender Health Program
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.,
Portland, OR 97329

Dr. Juliana Hansen, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Dr. Hemangini Thakar, MD, FACS
Legacy Medical Group - Reconstructive Surgery
2800 N. Vancouver Ave., Suite 130
Medical Office Building 1
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97227

Rhode Island

Dr. Daniel Kwan, MD
Rhode Island Hospital
Dept. of Plastic Surgery
235 Plain St.
Providence, RI 02905


Dr. Anh Nguyen, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Center for Aesthetic Surgery
Jamail Specialty Care Center
1977 Butler Blvd., 6th Floor, Suite E6.100
Houston, TX 77030



Washington (Apple Health)


Washington DC

Last updated: 12/06/16

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