Urologist and Fellowship-Trained Gender Surgeon Focused Exclusively on Providing Gender-Affirming Surgery in Texas
Dr. Dany Hanna, DO is a Urologist and fellowship-trained Gender Surgeon who works exclusively with transgender and non-binary patients at the Hanna Gender Center in Dallas, Texas. He completed a yearlong fellowship in gender-affirming surgery and also trained with the renowned Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic in Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Hanna specializes in Vaginoplasty and also offers Metoidioplasty, Phalloplasty, Nullification, Top Surgery and Breast Augmentation.
Dr. Hanna obtained a Bachelor of Science from Worcester State University and a Master of Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.) He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England, a school that featured a comprehensive LGBTQ curriculum for medical students. He graduated in the top of his class and served as Class President for all four years. Dr. Hanna subsequently moved to Philadelphia and trained in general surgery at Hahnemann Hospital, followed by a residency in urology at Bryn Mawr Hospital, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Hanna got “hooked” on gender-affirming surgery after observing a bottom surgery procedure during his general surgery training.
“I enjoyed the reconstructive aspects of it. As opposed to cancer surgery or some other process, where you’re cutting something out of the body, I like the fact that I was able to rearrange and personalize existing anatomy to better reflect the true individual inside, ” said Dr. Hanna. “Taking care of the patients, taking down the dressings, seeing the smiles on the patients’ faces, I really felt like I was making a difference.”
Dr. Hanna is one of only a handful of surgeons in United States who has completed a yearlong fellowship in Gender Surgery. He has also traveled to Belgrade, Serbia to learn advanced techniques in gender-affirming genital surgery with Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, a pioneering Gender Surgeon and leader in urogenital reconstructive surgery.
In 2005, Dr. Hanna enlisted in the Army National Guard, serving as an Infantryman. He was commissioned as an officer and trained at the US Army Military Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca, and went on to serve as a tactical intelligence officer with the 223rd Military Intelligence Company in Massachusetts. He later served as the Battalion Surgeon for 1-181st Infantry in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Dr. Hanna is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) and the American Urological Association. He serves as the Medical Advisor for the Transgender Military Advocacy Organization SPARTA, and is involved with transgender community outreach groups.
Feminizing Surgery in Texas
Dr. Hanna has received in-depth training over a full year in the latest MTF Vaginoplasty techniques. He performs Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty with follicular cautery, which eliminates the need for painful and expensive pre-operative hair removal. The procedure results in minimal scarring, a natural looking appearance and sufficient depth for intercourse, while minimizing the risks of long term complications compared to other Vaginoplasty techniques. To increase vaginal depth, or to perform a revision to a previously performed Vaginoplasty, Dr. Hanna can use the Robotic Peritoneal (PPT) or Sigmoid Colon Vaginoplasty methods.
Dr. Hanna offers Orchiectomy either as a part of the Vaginoplasty procedure or as a standalone procedure.
For those who are not concerned with having a vaginal canal but do desire feminine appearing genitals, Dr. Hanna offers Vulvoplasty. This procedure uses existing genital tissue to create a vulva with a clitoris and labia. Vulvoplasty is less invasive than Vaginoplasty, has an easier recovery and doesn’t require a dilation regimen. It is therefore well-suited for those who have concerns about age and recovery or have higher risk factors associated with previous radical prostatectomy, pelvic radiation or cardiovascular health. Additionally, people who identify as non-binary may feel that Vulvoplasty is more appropriate for their needs.
While estrogen hormone therapy can help with breast development, surgery is often required to achieve a truly feminine breast contour. Dr. Hanna is well-versed in the technical nuances of achieving natural looking results with gender-affirming Breast Augmentation. He generally recommends silicone breast implants for their natural look and feel. Dr. Hanna will work with you to identify the most appropriate sized implants based on your body and surgery goals. Breast Augmentation can be done at the same time as feminizing genital procedures.
Masculinizing Bottom Surgery
As a Urologist with comprehensive training in Gender Surgery, Dr. Hanna is uniquely qualified to provide genitourinary reconstruction for transgender men and non-binary people. Dr. Hanna is pleased to offer variations of the Metoidioplasty procedure to suit individual needs. He performs Full Metoidioplasty, also known as Belgrade Metoidioplasty which he learned directly from Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, as well as Simple Release and Ring Meta. Full Metoidioplasty can be done as a 1-stage procedure that includes Scrotoplasty and placement of Testicular Implants. Dr. Hanna can also provide complimentary procedures to optimize your Metoidioplasty results, such as a Mons Resection (pubic lift), aesthetic revisions and urological repairs.
Dr. Hanna works with a multidisciplinary team that includes experts in gynecology, plastic surgery and microsurgery. He can refer you to a gynecologist for a standalone Hysterectomy, or Hysterectomy can also be performed at the same time as Metoidioplasty.
Dr. Hanna offers Abdominal Phalloplasty, with or without Urethral Lengthening. Dr. Hanna uses Coloplast penile implants (semi-rigid, 2- and 3-piece inflatable) and testicular implants (saline). He can use solid silicone testicular implants by request.
Top Surgery Texas
Dr. Hanna offers the Double Incision, Buttonhole and Peri-Areolar methods of Top Surgery. Dr. Hanna will make a recommendation for which method to use based on your surgery goals, as well as chest size and skin elasticity. For those with smaller chests and good skin elasticity, he may recommend Peri-Areolar. Double Incision is great choice for those with larger chests, while Buttonhole is most often performed for those with larger chests who prioritize nipple sensation.
Dr. Hanna will be involved with every aspect of your care from start to finish. Your care will not be transferred to a resident or fellow trainee after surgery. Dr. Hanna will see you post-operatively and follow-up with you for a full year after your surgery.
Dr. Hanna follows WPATH guidelines for surgery:
- You will need to provide two referrals from qualified mental health professionals for genital procedures; one referral for other procedures unless otherwise specified by insurance.
- A letter from your hormone specialist stating you have been on 12 months of continuous hormones for genital procedures, unless clinically contraindicated.
Patients must be 18+ years of age.
While Dr. Hanna has BMI limits that vary by procedure, these are general guidelines only and he considers overall patient health to be a better indicator of surgical readiness.
Financing & Insurance
Dr. Hanna accepts cash, credit/debit cards, cashier’s check and medical financing via CareCredit. He accepts insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna, as well as United HealthCare (on a single case agreement.) Dr. Hanna also accepts Medicaid plans that cover gender-affirming surgery and Tricare. While Medicare doesn’t cover Dr. Hanna’s professional fee, Medicare does cover the expenses of a hospital stay which drastically reduces the overall cost of surgery.
Booking a Consultation
Dr. Hanna is available for phone, virtual and in-person consultations in Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Hanna also speaks Arabic. Yatahadath alearabiat huna.
If insurance is out-of-network, then the cost of the consultation is $100. If in-network, the consultation fee is the specialist co-pay. Contact Dr. Hanna’s office to book your consult and you’ll hear back with more details.
Current wait list: The wait time for a consultation with Dr. Hanna is one month, with surgery dates booked approximately three months out from your consultation.
The Hanna Gender Center
The Hanna Gender Center was founded to provide excellence in surgical care for a historically under-served community. We only treat transgender and non-binary patients and are proud to care for patients from the greater Texas region and across the United States. Our staff has received sensitivity training and we use gender-affirming intake forms. Dr. Hanna and his staff would be honored to be a part of your transition team.