Transgender Surgical Program

About Our Program

Hahnemann University Hospital’s Transgender Surgical Program, led by board certified plastic surgeon Kathy L. Rumer, DO, FACOS, offers the Male to Female (MTF) and Female to Male (FTM) gender confirming surgeries. Patients also have access to face, breast, and chest, body contouring and other related procedures.  Dr. Rumer is the director of the Transgender Surgical Program.

The launch of this program is the first for an academic medical center in the Philadelphia region. Here at Hahnemann University Hospital, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. We work to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for those who are undergoing gender confirmation.

Hospital Care

After surgery, most patients recover on a dedicated post-surgical unit. Clinical nursing staff is specially trained to care for patients recovering from gender confirmation surgery.

Procedures Offered

  • Male to Female (MTF) Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty
  • Intestinal Vaginoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Body Contouring
  • Facial Feminization Surgery
  • Female to Male (FTM) Metoidioplasty
  • Phalloplasty
  • Chest Surgery and Chest Contouring

This is not an all-encompassing list of the procedures offered at Hahnemann.

Insurance Coverage and Financing

An increasing number of insurance plans are offering coverage for gender confirmation surgery. Even with insurance coverage, patients may still be responsible for fees such as deductibles, co-insurance, and portions of the surgical procedure not covered by insurance.

Requirements for Surgery

Patients interested in gender confirming surgery must meet certain requirements, depending on specific procedures, as specified by their insurance company or the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care. 

Surgical Risks

Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that each patient understand the risks involved. Potential risks are reviewed with patients at the time of consultation. 

Learn More

For more information about gender confirming surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital, please call Dr. Rumer’s office at (855) 782 5665