Our goal is to make your transition as comfortable and easy as possible. Dr. Alter and his team, including the office and hospital staff, are committed to serving you during this exciting but anxious stage of your life.
Your choice of surgeons and program is determined by many factors including the credentials of the surgeon, the friendliness of the office and hospital staff, the location, and the price. We believe that our total package is the premier choice.
Your first priority is usually the skill and credentials of the surgeon.
Gary Alter, M.D. is one of the rare doctors (only a handful in the United States), who is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Urology. He specializes in genital reconstruction and facial and body surgery for transgender patients. He has extensive experience in genital surgery including genital reassignment.
The office is located at 416 North Bedford Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, approximately 30 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport. Access to the office is very easy, and Beverly Hills obviously offers a wide range of hotels, shopping, and sightseeing.
The office staff:
Zena is the patient coordinator, who will deal directly with you to answer general questions, schedule appointments and surgery, and assist in travel arrangements. She has been working in plastic surgery for 15 years and understands the myriad of operations and options available to you. She has worked with transgender patients for years and understands their particular needs and desires.
You will find all my office staff very receptive to your needs.
Olympia Hospital is a fully accredited 200 bed hospital located adjacent to Beverly Hills, California. Each patient undergoing SRS surgery will have a private room in this modern comfortable hospital. The staff is very familiar with transsexual patients, so you can be at ease with them. They are used to caring for a wide range of patients including celebrities, politicians, and royalty, so your privacy will be assured.
The Summit Surgical Center:
The Summit Surgical Center is a fully accredited facility located within my office. This surgical center is used for secondary genital surgery and most cosmetic procedures that can be performed as an outpatient. The highly professional, friendly staff is also very experienced caring for transgender patients. Board Certified anesthesiologists perform the anesthesia. After surgery, the patient can return home, to the hotel with a friend, family member, or trained attendant, or can enter a plastic surgery recovery hotel.
Dr. Alter follows the guidelines of the World Professional Association for Gender Health. The guidelines are established to protect you from undergoing surgery unless you are prepared. We must receive letters from two therapists recommending you for genital reassignment surgery. A therapist must be experienced with gender dysphoria patients and must have at least a one year relationship with you. The therapist must be a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker with a master’s degree. If any questions arise as to
The Gender Wellness of Los Angeles -http://www.genwell.org
or The staff of Los Angeles Gender Center - http://www.lagendercenter.com
or Christine Milrod, MA, MFT at http://www.transgendercounseling.com
Feel welcome to contact Beverly Hills / Manhattan Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gary Alter to make an appointment at either his Beverly Hills, California or Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery Office: (310) 275-5566 or email the Plastic Surgeon at firstname.lastname@example.org.