SUBJECT...Dr. Biber on TV
Here is the referral information you requested regarding SRS surgeons.
CISHSXGLDL9:SURGRY.001 June 1990
THIS FILE SUPERCEEDS SURGRY.001 AND CLINICS
The following is a listing of Doctors who perform gender
reasignment surgery, and relavant comments about them their work
and their clinics. Also is a number of helpful comments on
selection from Tara C and Jackie K. These are personal per
spectives and are only meant as a guideline to help you in
selecting a program. Factual information is the latest available
as the date of upload and where possible is dated. - Jennifer W.
Anyone having more complete or current information is asked to
submit that information to my attention at UID (72467,3063) or by
mail to PO Box 1417, Troy, NY 12181.
The criteria for selecting a surgeon has a lot of points, but one
of them should be the surgical technique used, as the latest
inversion techniques give very good results with a minimum of
post op complications. One should select a surgeon with care, as
you are going to have to live and function as a woman (M to F)
for the rest of your life, based on his or her surgical skills.
- Jackie K
The patient's common sense and diligence are far more important
to uncomplicated and successful results than any of the
particular surgeons' techniques or programs. The surgery itself
is just the beginning of the revision...plan on giving yourself a
good 6 to 8 weeks of convalescence, *and* be prepared to find
yourself not 100% recovered for 6 months (99.9%, yes...but that
last 0.1% gets really tedious!) ...don't push or rush yourself
too fast - Tara C
You may want to check for future uploads in this series under the
name SURGRY.002, SURGRY.003 etc. These files will provide in
depth descriptions of each clinic's techniques, proocedures and
prices as they are recieved, as well as post operative care.
Some doctors you may want to stay away from. Two are refered to
here. One is a famous surgeon at U of Pennsylvania who I
personally would NEVER allow to touch me, as I personally know 4
of his botch jobs. The guy is even on television. Another with a
reputation as a butcher runs a clinic and does surgery out of
Tijuana, Mexico, with a front organization for referals based in
Southern California. (Note - this surgeon was convicted for
medical malpractice in 1989 and is believed to be serving time at
this writing - JW) So ask the people who have been there when
you go for surgery! - Jackie K.
Dr. Stanley Biber, 406 First National Bank Bldg.,Trinidad, CO
81082 - 719-846-3301 & 719-846-3302 (Marie Pachino) 719-846-9213
(Mt. San Rafael Hospital) His Surgical rate is $3800 as of 3-89,
with additional hospital and associated costs expect a total
bill without complications and extra surgeries of about
$10,000. "Biber is the most experienced, and one of if not the
best M to F surgeons around." - Jackie K.
Dr. Yvon Menard, 1003 Est St. Joseph, Montreal
514-288-2097, QUE H2J 1L8, Canada is good, reportedly uses same
technique as Biber, but has limited patient base and long
waiting list. $3500 US est. its unknown just what this figure
Dr. Micheal Seghers, Avenue DeBroqueville 60,1200 Bruxelles,
Belgique. Belgium - Costs reportedly are the lowest available
including the travel expenses. Caryn, director of the Ingersoll
Center and authoress of the book the Belgium Experience writes:
"My SRS was done by Dr. Seghers in Brussels Belgium in 1989. He
is a plastic surgeon. He trained in the US some years ago. He
is about 50 or so and has been doing SRS for 21 years. He does
between 50 and 100 per year. I feel that he is the best. (Most
post-ops feel that way about their surgeons, tho'). The
functionality and aesthetics of his work are unequalled. I
know of 15 girls who have gone to him since April 88. EVERYONE
of them is pleased with his work." For a copy of THE BRUSSELS
EXPERIENCE write the Ingersoll Center, 1812 East Madison,
Seattle, WA 98122.
Dr. Ted Huang, C/o Collier Cole Ph.D, Rosenberg Clinic, 1130
Rosenberg, Galveston, TX 77550. Costs reportedly are similar or
a little higher than Biber. Technique is the same as Biber. "Dr.
Huang is certainly competent and experienced. Dr Haung does
about 8 to 10 a year, all his SRS patients come to him through
the Rosenberg Clinic the whole program is an autonomous part of
the Univ. of Texas Medical Branch. I think he's done a couple
hundred over the last dozen years or so". - Tara C.
Dr. Bergman, Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH
43216. Results reportedly are similar to Biber and Huang.
Price Structure Unknown. "Bergman ... has done a couple dozen
over the past 10 years or so, and seems competent enough. a
friend went to him and she is doing pretty well...he had told her
he would be doing some 'touch up' when she had healed from the
first surgery, other than some anticipated internal scarring
which causes her some pain everything was fine". - Tara C.
Dr. Alan Neal Wilson M.B. B.S. F.R.C.S., Detroit Medical
Center, 573 Fisher Theater Bldg., Detroit, MI 48202. Intestinal
Loop program. Reportedly his prices are very high. One report
was in the $50,000 range. He works in conjunction with Dr.
Donald Brown (Psyc). Wilson reports that his is the third
largest clinic in the US per HBIGDA. Referal clinics which work
in conjunction with this program for inpatient referals include
one run by Justina Williams, and one by Lydia/Hunt.
Dr. Melnick, Montesorie Hospital, 111 East 210 St.,Bronx, NY.
Pricing, Technique and patient comments unknown.
Dr. Milton Edgerton, Dr. John Kenney - University of Virginia
Medical Center, Gender Identity Clinic, PO Box 376,
Charlottesville, VA 22908. Pricing structure unknown. In the
past they reportedly used the Intestinal loop procedure but have
abandoned this for the Biber type inversion. Patient Comment not
available. This clinic apparently does quite a bit of FTM
Dr. J.W. Futrell, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
Pittsburgh, PA. 15261. Information Unknown.
Dr. Azid Hashmat, 555 Prospect St., Brooklyn, NY 11238.
Dr. Charles E. Horton, 400 W. Brambleton Ave. #300,
Norfolk, VA 23510. Information Unknown.
Dr. David Leach, Henry Ford Hospital Endocrinology Dept.,
Detroit, MI 48202 (May work in conjunction with Dr. Wilson
above.) Information Unknown.
Dr. D. V. McConnell, 1300 Chapline St., Wheeling, WV 26003.
Oklahoma Memorial Hospital, Gender Reassignment Program,
Oklahoma City, OK 73104. This hospital is excellent for FTM
surgery, however it is unknown if they do MTF. Price structure
Dr. David Raezer, 2 Bailey Rd, 2nd Floor, Yeadon, PA.
19050. Pricing and technique information not available.
Dr. David Wesser, 37 E. 28th St., New York, NY 10016.
Pricing and technique information unknown.
Dr. Edward Falces, 1150 Bush, San Francisco, CA 94109.
Surgeon fee (1987) $5500. Associated hospital and other fees
bring the total bill to the $15,000 - 20,000 neighborhood.
Patient comment not available.
Dr. Laub, Palo Alto CA. Complete address unknown, will only
accept patients from his gender program for surgery. Price and
technique information not available. Patient comments not
Dr Gerando & Son. New York City. Address Unknown. This
Father - Son team are reportedly good. They are the ones who did
Renee Richards surgery. Pricing Structure unknown.
Dr. Eugene A. Schrang, 240 1st St, Neenah, WI 54956
phone: (414)-725-6661 Pricing and technique reported to be similar
to Dr. Biber.
I'd like to recognize the efforts of Jan Redbear who did much of
the preliminary work in compiling large parts of this list in
Pleaase note, the address given above for Dr. Wesser is no longer
valid. I hope to have his new address for the next update.
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I hope this information helps. As you can see, it's not entirely up to
date so you'll have to check out all leads for accuracy. There may also
be some surgeons who have come on the scene since this listing. If you
should discover any, or any innaccuracies, please let me know.
Origin: I CAN! BBS * Chicago, IL * (312) 736-7388 (1:115/738)