Transgender Medicine

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The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City offers a multidisciplinary approach to your individual transformation. Our goal is to alleviate gender dysphoria, which may require a variety of services that differ from person to person. We aim to assist people who identify as transgender, transsexual, gender variant, gender nonconforming and gender questioning. 

We are among a select group of nationally recognized healthcare providers who have received Leader Status from the Human Rights Campaign. In fact, we earned a perfect score on the Healthcare Equality Index 2018. We pride ourselves on providing excellent medical and surgical care to all individuals, regardless of sex or gender. And we promote equality and respect across all aspects of transgender health, including research and education. Our team stands ready to assist you in your transition.
Nurse Judy Gay with transgender medicine patient Terrell Smith.
In 2018, The University of Kansas Health System began offering gender affirming bottom surgery. We are the only hospital within 500 miles offering such comprehensive care.

Becoming a patient

We provide concierge service for gender affirming consultation. Contact the transgender clinic coordinator, Judy Gay, RN, at 913-588-8553.

To initiate hormone treatment, our team requires a referral from a mental health professional, as outlined in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, or WPATH Standards of Care. We work closely with gender therapists in the region to provide continuity of care. Our physicians and staff can help direct you toward other transgender resources as well, including mental health, medical or surgical care and ancillary services, such as electrolysis or speech therapy.

Getting to your appointment

Most initial gender-affirming consultations take place at: 
10777 Nall Ave., Ste. 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
 
However, we offer several convenient locations throughout the Kansas City metro area. Depending on your schedule, the purpose of your appointment, and the availability of our staff, you may be asked to visit one of our alternate locations.
 
To confirm your appointment location, call 913-588-8553. Existing patients can also view their appointment location on MyChart.
2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader logo.

Healthcare equality

The University of Kansas Health System is among a select group of nationally recognized healthcare providers receiving Leader Status from the Human Rights Campaign based on the Healthcare Equality Index.

Complete care for you

You’ll benefit from the strengths of an academic medical center, where patient care, research and education come together to give you more options. We have multiple physicians on our team who assist in both male-to-female and female-to-male hormonal transition. We also provide referrals within The University of Kansas Health System for other services as required for you to reach your goals. Our services include:
  • Hormone therapy
    • Key points about hormone therapy
  • Primary care
  • Psychology
  • Transgender surgery
    • Male-to-Female (MTF): tracheal shave, breast augmentation, facial feminization, vaginoplasty
    • Female-to-Male (FTM): hysterectomy, oophorectomy, vaginectomy, chest reconstruction, metoidiplasty and phalloplasty
  • Fertility preservation
  • Adolescent care
  • Dermatology, med spa
  • Voice therapy and vocal surgery

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