Dr. Shayne Taylor on Gender Transition: ‘These Surgeries Make a Lot of Money’

‘These are huge money-makers’
By Grabien Staff


TAYLOR: “These surgeries make a lot of money. So, female-to-male chest reconstruction could bring in $40,000. A patient just on routine hormone treatment, who we’re only seeing a few times a year, can bring in several thousand dollars because it requires lots of visits and labs that actually makes money for the hospital. Now, these I got from the internet, but it’s from the Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, which has — does a lot of surgery for patients. I just wanted to give you an idea of how much these bottom surgeries are making. And this is — I think this has to be an underestimate. This is for vaginoplasty, they’re saying, they’re quoting roughly around $20,000 for a vaginoplasty, but that doesn’t include your hospital stay, that doesn’t include your post-op visits, that doesn’t include your anesthesia, your OR. So I would think this has to be a gross underestimate. I think that’s just, like, the surgeon’s piece of it.”

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