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Gender Affirmation Surgery

Urologists at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)specialize in providing gender affirming surgery, together with colleagues at BWH's Center for Transgender Health. Gender dysphoria results when biological sex and gender identity do not align. Along with medical and mental health care, surgery can play an important role in treating gender dysphoria. Urologists at BWFH and BWH, as part of a multidisciplinary team, are well suited to meet your needs. With a focus on individualized, patient-centered care, we will work closely with you to reach your goals.

Gender dysphoria is common (affecting about 44 million people in the world). Our board-certified, internationally recognized specialists are highly trained in performing both feminizing and masculinizing procedures. We are committed to advancing gender affirming care and promoting an inclusive, welcoming environment for all to thrive.

William R. Boysen, MD

William R. Boysen, MD

Nikki Lewitt, Administrative Assistant

Office: (617) 732-5153
Fax: (617) 525-6347

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Dr. William Boysen, the Director of Reconstructive Urology at BWH, is an esteemed member of the multidisciplinary team at BWH's Center for Transgender Health. He has extensive experience in gender affirming surgery and works closely with colleagues in the Center for Transgender Health to provide the highest quality care for our patients. He is a strong advocate for transgender and gender diverse patients, and will work closely with you to ensure that your goals are understood and achieved.

Feminizing Procedures

  • Vaginoplasty is a reconstructive surgery performed to create a vulva (external genitals) and vagina from your own body tissue (from the penis and scrotum).
  • Orchiectomy is an operation performed to remove the testes.

Masculinizing Procedures

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Multidisciplinary Care

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital practice a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, routinely collaborating with colleagues in other medical specialties. Urologic surgeons work closely with BWH's Center for Transgender Health in providing patient-centered, gender-affirming care.

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