Weiss Hospital

Gender Confirmation Surgery

Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery

The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital is ready to help make transitions complete. We’re one of only a handful of centers in the country that offers a comprehensive approach to gender confirmation surgery. 

 

A New Beginning Starts Here 

The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital is ready to help make transitions complete. We’re one of only a handful of centers in the country that offers a comprehensive approach to gender confirmation surgery. We invite you to discover how the expert, compassionate staff at Weiss Memorial Hospital works with people as they embark on a new beginning.

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We invite you to discover how the expert, compassionate staff at Weiss Memorial Hospital works with people as they embark on a new beginning.

4700 N. Marine Drive
Suite 515
Chicago, IL 60640

 

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A Unique Program

The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery, led by medical director Loren S. Schechter, MD, FACS, offers the full spectrum of gender-confirming procedures consistent with the guidelines established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Our top priority is to provide high-quality, compassionate care in a welcoming, patient-centered environment.

Program Coordinator

Our program coordinator helps patients throughout the process, including:

  • Navigating travel arrangements, if needed
  • Confirming pre-surgical requirements and assisting with coordinating medical information before and after surgery
  • Coordinating care needs after surgery
  • Helping with referrals to support resources, as needed

Meet Our Team

Get to know our compassionate, experienced team of professionals that are with you every step of your journey. Meet our team.

Hospital Care

After surgery, patients recover on a dedicated post-surgical unit. Privacy and comfort are enhanced with large, private rooms providing beautiful views of Lake Michigan. An extra bed is also available in each room, allowing a visitor to stay with the patient.

Insurance Coverage and Financing

An increasing number of insurance plans are offering coverage for gender confirmation surgery. Our program coordinator assists patients with the insurance precertification process.

Surgery Requirements

Requirements for surgery depend on the procedure requested. Our program coordinator will assist with questions and arrange an in-person evaluation with our doctor. Request more information below or call us at (773) 564-6500.

Gender Confirmation Procedures

    • Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty
    • Shallow-Depth Vaginoplasty (Zero-Depth Vaginoplasty)
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Body Contouring
    • Facial Feminization Surgery
    • Metoidioplasty
    • Phalloplasty
    • Chest Surgery/Chest Contouring

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Meet Our Gender Confirmation Team

Our top priority is to provide high-quality, compassionate care in a welcoming, patient-centered environment.

The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery, led by medical director Loren S. Schechter, MD, FACS, offers the full spectrum of gender confirming procedures consistent with the guidelines established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Get to know our compassionate, experienced team of professionals that are with you every step of your journey. 

Meet the Team