Gynecologist Specializing in FTM Surgery
Dr. Burt Webb, MD is one of the most experienced surgeons in the United States when it comes to gynecological surgery for transgender men. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Webb performs laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Vaginectomy, often for Dr. Toby Meltzer‘s Metoidioplasty and Phalloplasty patients. His many years of experience with trans gynecological care coupled with his deep knowledge of FTM bottom surgery, dedication to reducing complications, and genuine interest in helping trans men have made Dr. Webb the go-to Gynecologist for trans men in the U.S. as well as from abroad.
Dr. Webb is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists, American Medical Society, Arizona Medical Society and Scottsdale Healthcare. Dr. Webb is also a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH.)
Dr. Webb has superior education and training. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in California, and his medical degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Webb completed a 4-year residency at Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he was appointed Chief Resident. Dr. Webb has been in private practice since 1984.
- 1987 – 2000: OB/GYN Professor for the Family Practice Residency Program at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital Osborn
- 1994 – 1998: Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at University of Arizona College of Medicine
- 1994 – 2001: Designated on-call OB/GYN Trauma Physician at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital Osborn
- 1999 – 2004: Designated instructor and advisor for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE). SANE provides training to all sexual assault nurses in Maricopa County Hospitals.
- 2000 – 2007: OB/GYN Supervisor of the Mayo Clinic Family Practice Residency Program
Dr. Webb was named Arizona TOP DOC of the Year in 1997, 2003, 2006, and 2007. He is a frequent presenter at the annual Gender Odyssey conference in Seattle.
Dr. Webb offers the following transgender surgery procedures:
Every once in a while… Life shows you something that you had not considered and it changes you. I learned about the FTM community through my work as a surgeon. I was shocked at how poorly patients were treated and how much hate people had to deal with—especially when their physical, emotional and spiritual selves were significantly stressed. I felt there was something important I could do with my skills to help this underserved population achieve what they want in life. I got involved, started learning and haven’t stopped since. I enjoy giving lectures and doing research to help make the quality of life better throughout this community. – Dr. Burt Webb
Dr. Webb offers multiple types of Hysterectomy: Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH), Laparoscopically-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) and Abdominal Hysterectomy.
Dr. Webb prefers to perform Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, including removal of ovaries and Fallopian tubes. (If possible, Dr. Webb also tries to remove the upper part of the vagina as this makes a future Vaginectomy easier to perform.) However, this is a personal decision, based on patient needs, future fertility, hormone replacement, as well as any current conditions that may be aided or exacerbated by ovarian removal, such as endometriosis.
Note: Only a trained and experienced laparoscopic surgeon should perform TLH. It is a newer and technically more difficult surgery to perform, but it has many advantages to the patient, such as shorter operating time, smaller scars and a faster recovery.
In Dr. Webb’s experienced hands, Vaginectomy is a safe and effective surgery. The procedure includes the removal of the vaginal lining, also known as the mucosa, fusion of the vaginal walls, and closure of the vaginal opening. Vaginectomy can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other procedures, such as Hysterectomy. Dr. Webb learned how to perform Vaginectomy from the world-famous Dr. Desmond Johnson, and in the years since has worked to perfect his technique to minimize bleeding and the risks of injury to both the bladder and the rectum. Furthermore, Dr. Webb’s technique allows for faster healing, recovery and less post-operative pain.
Note: In Dr. Meltzer’s practice, Vaginectomy is required for all patients having urethral lengthening, as it has been shown to dramatically lower the risk of fistulas in the lengthened urethra.
Dr. Webb performs FTM surgeries primarily at Greenbaum Surgical Center in Scottsdale and is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. OR staff are well-versed in transgender care, and patients, their loved ones and families are treated with respect and compassion.
- Dr. Webb is a member of WPATH and follows WPATH guidelines for surgery. You will require a support letter from a qualified mental health professional recommending surgery.
- Good physical and psychological health
- Dr. Webb will operate on minors with parental consent.