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SERVICES & TREATMENT

Gender Identity Service

The Gender Identity Service at Parkside Hospital is headed by Mr James Bellringer and Miss Tina Rashid, Consultant Urological Surgeons supported by Iffy Middleton, Lead Nurse for Genital Reconstructive Surgery. The clinic is based at Parkside at Putney with all operations taking place at Parkside Hospital. The Gender Identity Service currently deals with transwomen only.

 

What is Genital Reconstructive Surgery?

Genital Reconstructive Surgery (GRS) involves reshaping the male genitals to anatomically and, as far as possible, functionally resemble that of female genitalia. Prior to surgery, patients undergo hormone replacement therapy and counselling from recognised gender specialists. Other associated operations that patients may elect to have are facial feminisation surgery and breast augmentation. The Gender Identity Service at Parkside currently offers vaginoplasty and labioplasty.

If you would like to know more detail about the two surgeries, please click the link in the box on the right.

What support services do you offer?

Iffy Middleton will be your dedicated nurse should you choose to have the surgery at Parkside Hospital. Her role is to see you through, from the first consultation to post-operative check-ups, and she is available to advise you at any time. Iffy is there to support you and your family during these changes and can liaise with other healthcare professionals, on your behalf, to ensure continued care and support during your journey.

How can I book a consultation?

If you are a private patient, or if you have private insurance which covers gender treatment, you can book a consultation with Mr Bellringer or Miss Rashid by calling one of our Client Service Advisors on 020 8971 8026.

If you are an NHS patient please contact the Service Coordinator, jacqui.coldham@parkside-hospital.co.uk who will advise you further. 

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