Dr. Esmonde is a plastic surgeon in Portland, Oregon who has extensive knowledge about Gender Affirmation Surgery and works almost exclusively with transgender and non-binary patients. During his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Esmonde worked in the Transgender Health Program at OHSU. He subsequently completed a Gender Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Toby Meltzer and Dr. Ellie Zara Ley. Beginning in June 2021, Dr. Esmonde will serve as a full-time Associate Surgeon with The Meltzer Clinic offering the full spectrum of gender-affirming procedures.
Dr. Safir is a board-certified urologist in San Francisco who specializes exclusively in gender-affirming bottom surgery procedures. With subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Safir is one of a handful of urologists in the world with individual fellowship training and experience in both male and female genital reconstruction. Dr. Safir’s vast experience in urology and compassion for his patients has made him a popular choice among transgender people seeking bottom surgery on the West Coast.
Dr. Crane is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs Gender Affirming Surgery procedures in Austin, Texas. Dr. Crane is one of only a few surgeons in the world who is trained as both a plastic surgeon and urologist and has also completed fellowships in reconstructive urology and gender reassignment surgery. He has been performing gender surgery since 2005. Now with offices in both San Francisco and Austin, Dr. Crane and his team of surgeons at the Crane Center for Transgender Surgery have performed more than 600 Phalloplasty surgeries since 2012, and also perform approximately 130 Vaginoplasty and 120 Top Surgery procedures every year.
Dr. Santucci is an expert in Reconstructive Urology who has devoted his career to transgender surgery after spending 18 years as one of the nation’s most distinguished academic Reconstructive Urologists. Dr. Santucci joined the practice of Dr. Curtis Crane in January 2018, working out of the Austin location of the Crane Center for Transgender Surgery. Dr. Santucci’s deep experience with complex genitourinary surgery uniquely positions him to excel at the most technically challenging gender affirming procedures, such as Phalloplasty and Vaginoplasty.
Dr. Meltzer is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been performing Gender Reassignment Surgery since the early ’90s. Dr. Meltzer is widely recognized as one of the leading surgeons in the field of Gender Surgery, having completed over 4000 gender affirming surgeries. He currently performs approximately 200 genital reconstruction surgery cases per year in Scottsdale, Arizona and Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Ley is an accomplished board-certified plastic surgeon who had more than 15 years of specialized training in plastic, craniofacial and micro surgery before learning the art of Gender Confirmation Surgery under the tutelage of the globally recognized leader in the field, Dr. Toby Meltzer. Dr. Ley offers the full spectrum of FTM and MTF surgery procedures in both Scottsdale, Arizona and Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Schechter is one of the country’s foremost experts on transgender surgery. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he also directs the hospital’s transgender surgery fellowship program. Dr. Schechter has been performing Gender Confirming surgeries for 20 years. Since 2013, he has performed approximately 100-150 Gender Confirming procedures every year. He offers the full spectrum of Gender Confirmation procedures, including Vaginoplasty, FFS, Metoidioplasty and Phalloplasty.
Dr. Salgado is a board-certified plastic surgeon with deep expertise in gender-affirming procedures. In fact, he is one of the most experienced gender surgeons in the world. In practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Salgado performs all aspects of transgender surgeries, from Facial Feminization and Top Surgery, to complex genital procedures such as Vaginoplasty and Phalloplasty.