Gender-Affirming Surgeons With No/High BMI Limits

This is a list of surgeons who have no body mass index (BMI) limit, or have a BMI limit higher than the average of 30-35. It can be difficult for fat* people and people in larger bodies to find surgeons willing to perform surgery. This list is intended to help these individuals access care by connecting them with affirming and competent providers.

This information is patient-reported and may not necessarily be verified with the surgeon or their office.

This is not a list of recommendations. Please do your own research prior to consult with and/or having surgery with one of the providers on this list.

There is an additional community-sourced list, which you can find here.

*Please read this article regarding my use of the word fat as a neutral descriptor.

NOTE: This page was previously hosted on transknowledge.me, which no longer exists.

This page was created and is managed by Elijah Castle. Find more info here.

RACHEL BLUEBOND-LANGNER

New York, New York

Procedures: Top Surgery, Vaginoplasty, Phalloplasty, Metoidioplasty

BMI Limit: < 35, preferably 33 for bottom surgery, 40 or under for top surgery

https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1902867393/rachel-bluebond-langner


LAUREL CHANDLER

Darien, Connecticut

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: None

https://www.laurelchandlermd.com/


MARIE CLAIRE-BUCKLEY

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://med.umn.edu/bio/surgery/marie-claire-buckley


ORIANA COHEN

New York, New York

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1275893331/oriana-d-cohen


PAUL COSTAS

Concord, MA

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: No limit

https://www.emersonhospital.org/find-a-doctor/paul-d-costas


SARA DANKER

Miami, Florida

Procedures: Top Surgery, Phalloplasty

BMI Limit: No limit for top surgery, < 30 for phalloplasty

https://doctors.umiamihealth.org/provider/Sara+Danker/1670918


MARK DAVENPORT

Rochester, New York

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: No limit

https://rochesterplasticsurgery.com/about-mark-davenport/


GABRIEL DEL CORRAL

Baltimore, Maryland

Procedures: Top Surgery, Vaginoplasty, Phalloplasty, Metoidioplasty

BMI Limit: < 40 for top surgery, < 35 for genital surgery

https://www.drdelcorral.com


ALAN DULIN

Plano, Texas

Procedures: Top Surgery, Body Contouring

BMI Limit: None

https://thetranscenter.com/dr-alan-dulin/


NICK ESMONDE

Scottsdale, Arizona

Procedures: Top Surgery, Phalloplasty, Metoidiplasty, Vaginoplasty

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://themeltzerclinic.com/nick-esmonde-md/


SIDHBH GALLAGHER

Miami, Florida

Procedures: Top Surgery, Phalloplasty, Metoidioplasty, Vaginoplasty

BMI Limit: Unknown

http://gallagherplasticsurgery.com


BEVERLY FISCHER

Timonium, Maryland

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.beverlyfischer.net


JULIANA HANSEN

Portland, Oregon

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.ohsu.edu/providers/juliana-e-hansen-md


ALEXES HAZEN

New York, New York

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: 40

https://www.alexeshazenmd.com


MARTIN HERTL

Chicago, Illinois

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://doctors.rush.edu/details/758/martin-hertl-surgery-chicago-oak_brook


TINA JENQ

Portland, Oregon

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.providence.org/doctors/profile/198421-tina-f-jenq


TRACY KAYAN

Minnetonka, Minnesota

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.kayanplasticsurgery.com


CLIFFORD KING

Madison, Wisconsin

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

http://topsurgerymidwest.com


DANIEL KWAN

Providence, Rhode Island

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.lifespan.org/daniel-kwan-md


ELLIE ZARA LEY

Scottsdale, Arizona

Procedures: Top Surgery, Facial Surgery, Metoidioplasty, Phalloplasty, Vaginoplasty, Orchiectomy

BMI Limit: 40

https://www.genderconfirmation.com/drellieley

Note: Dr. Ley will be moving from The Meltzer Clinic to the Gender Confirmation Center as of March 2022.


JARED LIEBMAN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://providers.einstein.edu/provider/Jared+Liebman/1451383


KEELEE MACPHEE

Durham, North Carolina

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: No hard limit, however patients over a BMI of 32 with any pulmonary, cardiac, or other conditions may be requested to lose weight or otherwise manage their medical conditions prior to having surgery.

https://keeleemacpheemd.com/


KEVIN MAGUIRE

Burlington, Vermont

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/provider/kevin-maguire-md-facs


ANTONIO MANGUBAT

Tukwila, Washington

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://labelleviecosmetic.com


JOYCE K. MCINTYRE

Worcester, Massachusetts

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: None

https://physicians.umassmemorial.org/details/3335/joyce-mcintyre-plastic_and_reconstructive_surgery-surgery-uxbridge-worcester


DANIEL MEDALIE

Cleveland, Ohio

Procedures: Top Surgery, Metoidioplasty

BMI Limit: 45

http://www.clevelandplasticsurgery.com/dr-medalie/


TOBY MELTZER

Scottsdale, Arizona

Procedures: Top Surgery, Phalloplasty, Metoidiplasty, Vaginoplasty, Facial Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://themeltzerclinic.com/the-meltzer-clinic-provider-information/


SCOTT MOSSER

San Francisco, California

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: No limit

https://drmosser.com


HARUKO OKADA

Columbus, Ohio

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.stratusplasticsurgery.com/female-to-male-top-surgery


PRAFUL RAMINENI

Washinton, DC

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.westendplasticsurgery.com/about/team/dr-ramineni/

Note: According to community anecdotes, Dr. Ramineni charges extra for liposuction. Confirm with the surgeon's office if this is a concern for you; you can inquire if your insurance will cover it.


PETER RAPHAEL

Plano, Texas

Procedures: Top Surgery, Metoidioplasty

BMI Limit: None for top surgery, unknown for metoidioplasty

https://thetranscenter.com/dr-peter-raphael/


JAVAD SAJAN

Seattle, Washinton

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.allureesthetic.com


RUSSELL SASSANI

Plantation, Florida

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.takeshape.info/about/


HOPE SHERIE

Charlotte, North Carolina

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: 40

https://www.cosmeticconciergemd.com


JOSEPH SHIN

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI: No limit

https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/findaprovider/provider/1811/Joseph-Shin


MATTHEW STANWIX

Richmond, Virginia

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: 40

https://www.drstanwix.com


GEOFFREY STILLER

Spokane, Washington

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.stilleraesthetics.com


HEMA THAKAR

Portland, Oregon

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: None

https://www.legacyhealth.org/providers/hema-thakar


SIMONE TOPAL

Northampton, Massachusetts

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: None

https://www.cooleydickinson.org/doctors-providers/simone-topal-md/


SAMINA WAHHAB

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: No limit

https://drwahhab.com


ANTHONY WILSON

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.awplasticsurgery.com/services/surgical/breast/top-surgery/


KENNETH WOLF

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

http://kwolfmd.com

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