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Surgeons at Fortis SL Raheja Hospital successfully conduct sex reassignment surgery

Surgeons at Fortis SL Raheja Hospital successfully conduct sex reassignment surgery

Mumbai : Doctors at Fortis SL Raheja Hospital in Mahim conducted a sex reassignment procedure, giving a young 21 yr old Bangalorean woman a whole new life and identity. Over a period of several months, surgeons from SL Raheja worked to transform the young IT professional into a male.

Dr Parag Telang, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Fortis’ SL Raheja Hospital, led a team of skilled surgeons to successfully transform the young female patient into a male. The process began in January this year, when the young woman underwent a Mastectomy to remove both her breasts. This was followed by another procedure which she underwent in Bangalore, to remove both her Ovaries and Uterus. The next step of the Sex Reassignment involved the construction of the Penis. This was done by the removal of the flap from the forearm called the back flap, which was then used to create the Penis and the Urethra inside. Blood cells taken from the forearm were then planted into the newly assembled penis.

Speaking about the sex reassignment procedure, Dr. Parag Telang said, “The sex reassignment process is a long, elaborate one that is often difficult for patients. We were impressed with the resolve and courage showed by our young patient and it was heartening to see her receive much support and strength from her mother during this process. This is very rare, especially in India. The final step of the transformation will be the insertion of an inflatable pump to enable erection, this will be done after 2-3 months. We are confident that our new young man will love his new identity and body.”

Source: Press Release

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  1. Well done. If the patient is happy and the doctors have done what the patient wanted no one can raise an eye brow. after all a lot of skill, is involved. The patient should be encouraged to share her/now his experiences.

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    Dr. Harinath Sagar November 7, 2016, 8:04 pm

    I\’m a doctor and I condem such surgical procedures. It is against nature.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan November 7, 2016, 11:08 am

    Loss to the patients , Big gains to Hospital and Doctors, they have literally ripped the the wealth of the Innocent Girl by performing useless operation of no value. I think these hospitals are turning patients it to Gurney pigs . For performing one such stupid operation in Hyderabad both the Hospital and Doctors were penalised…………for increasing the height of the individual.

  4. Dr RAMESH VARDHAN It\’s not a useless procedure, tha fact that you can say such an ignorant statement just goes on to show how ignorant and outdated your knowledge is. Read beyond DSM III and look into the new world. People have the right to live the way they want and why shouldn\’t they. Everyone deserves to be happy. And a humble request to you , Kindly read about gender identity issues before touching another patient.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan November 7, 2016, 12:09 pm

    DSM 111, is 1 book out of millions, I have come across Innocent INDIVIDUALS repenting after going through such an useless procedure, just by restructuring the penis which is more DUMMY, These procedures may be show off one own skills doing for the first time, but these are nothing new to me , I have seen patients going nuts later on….