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Dr. Daniel J. Freet

Gender Affirming Surgery at the University of Texas

Dr. Daniel J. Freet, MD, FACS, is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who offers the full spectrum of Gender Affirming Surgery procedures at the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Freet is the Medical Director of UT’s Transgender Medicine & Surgery Program where he leads a multidisciplinary team that performs both male-to-female and female-to-male surgery, including facial and chest surgeries as well as Vaginoplasty, Metoidioplasty and Phalloplasty. Dr. Freet is pleased to work with patients from Texas as well as those coming from out of state.

Originally from San Diego, Dr. Freet received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and went on to complete both general and plastic surgery residencies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Fellows are “board-certified surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct are reviewed and consistent with the high standards of the American College of Surgeons. Not all surgeons are accepted as Fellows.” (

Dr. Freet maintains active membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is also a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH).

FTM Surgery in Texas

Dr. Freet and the University of Texas offer the full spectrum of gender affirming surgeries for trans masculine individuals, including multiple methods of Top Surgery, Metoidioplasty and Phalloplasty. Dr. Freet’s multidisciplinary team includes an excellent OB/GYN who can perform Hysterectomy, as well as a Urologist who assists with Phalloplasty. Dr. Freet performs the microsurgery and plastic surgery aspects of Phalloplasty surgery. In addition to the popular RFF and ALT flap Phalloplasty procedures, Dr. Freet also offers MLD, Abdominal Flap, Groin Flap and Fibula Flap Phalloplasty.

  • Top Surgery: Keyhole, Peri-areolar, Double Incision w/ nipple grafts, Inverted-T
  • Metoidioplasty: Simple Release, Ring Meta, Full Meta; Scrotoplasty and Testicular Implants
  • Phalloplasty: RFF, ALT, MLD, Abdominal, Groin, Fibula; Glansplasty, Urethroplasty, Scrotoplasty and Testicular implants
  • Body Sculpting and Mons Resection
  • Facial Masculinization Surgery

MTF Surgery in Texas

For trans women and those on the feminine spectrum, Dr. Freet offers complete surgical solutions for female gender alignment, from Facial Feminization and Breast Augmentation to full SRS. Dr. Freet performs both penile inversion and sigmoid colon methods of Vaginoplasty.

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Facial Feminization Surgery: Hairline Correction, Forehead Recontouring, Brow Lift, Rhinoplasty, Cheek Implants, Lip Lift, Chin Recontouring, Jaw Recontouring, Tracheal Shave
  • Hair Grafting
  • Vaginoplasty: Penile Inversion and Sigmoid Colon
  • Buttock Augmentation
  • Body Sculpting

Gender Reassignment Surgery in Houston. Texas

Dr. Freet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at McGovern Medical Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. He is associated with the Memorial-Hermann Hospital System and performs surgeries at First Street Surgical Facility in Bellaire and Westside Surgical Facility in Houston.

Surgery Requirements
Dr. Freet follows the WPATH Standards of Care and letters recommending surgery are required.

Financing & Insurance
Dr. Freet accepts insurance, including Cigna, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Aetna, as well as Medicare Advantage (also known as Part C or MA.) Cash, credit cards, certified check, and medical financing are also accepted.

Booking a Consultation
Dr. Freet is available for phone and in-person consultations for a fee of $124. During the consultation, Dr. Freet will discuss your surgical options in detail. You’ll also learn about what to expect before, during and after your surgery. To book a consult, contact Dr. Freet by clicking the Send Inquiry button and you’ll hear back with more details about how to prepare for your consultation. A surgery date can usually be booked within weeks of your consultation.