Gender surgery

About

The gender surgery service provides male-to-female gender reassignment surgery.

Commissioned by NHS England, our service draws expertise from specialist nurses, surgeons and our partners at gender identity clinics, and provides the majority of male to female reassignment surgery in England.

Additional information

Published: February 2017

Current statistics on gender reassignment surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, as of the end of January 2017:

  • There are 309 people on our waiting list
  • 59 people have been approved for their operation and given a date
  • 10 people have been approved for their operation and are awaiting a date
  • 147 people are ‘on hold’ as they are not yet fit for surgery
  • 93 people are waiting for an initial consultation with the consultant
  • one patient left the waiting list without surgery (this includes patients who have been discharged back for not attending their appointments or who no longer wish to proceed with surgery)
  • the average waiting time for patients who received treatment was 44.7 weeks 
  • These totals include 40 patients transferred to a private provider 

During January 2017:

  • six people had surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (one procedure was performed by Phil Thomas, three by Roland Morley and two by Tina Rashid)
  • 14 pre-operative assessments were carried out 
  • we received 15 new referrals 
  • 21 Imperial patients were treated by a private provider 

During December 2016:

  • three people had surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (two procedures were performed by Phil Thomas and one by Roland Morley)
  • five pre-operative assessments were carried out 
  • we received 12 new referrals 
  • seven Imperial patients were treated by a private provider 

During November 2016:

  • five people had surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (two procedures were performed by Phil Thomas and three by Roland Morley)
  • eight pre-operative assessments were carried out 
  • we received 13 new referrals 
  • 16 Imperial patients were treated by a private provider 

Patient perspective

"Changing your body to reflect your real gender isn't quick or easy, but it is a longer, lonelier road trying to deal with it on your own." 

Chloe Oliver, a former patient of our gender surgery service, shared her story in the Autumn 2016 issue of Pulse, the Trust's magazine. Read her story.

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Contact

Outpatients appointments
020 3311 5053
Charing Cross Hospital
 

I had sexual reassignment surgery at Charing Cross Hospital and am very satisfied with the results - actually, I'm over the moon. The care I received from the whole team, from the nurses on the ward, the specialist nurses and my surgeon was exemplary. The whole process was relatively painless and the little pain I did have was swiftly and efficiently dealt with. The difference this team of people has made to my life cannot be measured or put into words. I cannot thank or praise them enough.

Anonymous