Answers to questions about city payin...

Answers to questions about city paying for gender reassignment surgeries

There are 4 comments on the SFGate story from Dec 1, 2012, titled Answers to questions about city paying for gender reassignment surgeries. In it, SFGate reports that:

Plenty of readers said they feared the city would be on the hook for any Tom, Dick or Harry who moved here seeking to become Tammy, Diane or Hilary.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at SFGate.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 Dec 1, 2012
Actually, the surgeries should cost no more than $10,000, and that's for a five star doctor. The only reason they charge so much in the first place is because the doctors know they can, since it's not treated correctly by the medical industry the few doctors who are willing to do it can write their own checks on it, and that's not right. It's not a complex surgery, one of the simplest actually. Seriously, medical care for anyone in this country is insane, and this is an excellent litmus test. When the transgendered people get affordable and effective health care, then we'll know the US is going in the right direction, until then, this country is lost.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#2 Dec 2, 2012
You're young and inexperienced so it's forgivable! But there is no way anyone is going to get SRS (sex reassignment surgery) for $10,000, My Dr is charging $19,000. I believe Dr Christine McGinn is charging the same. I've heard that Marci Bowers is charging over $20,000. Their actual fee may be only a fraction of this. The Hospital takes it's cut (operating room rental, nurses Rates, etc) Then there's that joker in the pack! The Anesthesiologist! Become an Anesthesiologist! They have a license to steal! Other Drs, charge by flat rate.] The "Gas man" works by the hour! And He's the one who keeps you under! And then charges you overtime! I am not kidding! Then, there is the "stand by" Dr. He gets paid to "stand by" in case the actual surgeon has a heart attack or some such event. Then we have incidentals such as drugs used, oxygen, blood supply and anything else that might be needed. It is a complex procedure requiring many people and much equipment.
Regards, Terri
KittenKoder wrote:
Actually, the surgeries should cost no more than $10,000, and that's for a five star doctor. The only reason they charge so much in the first place is because the doctors know they can, since it's not treated correctly by the medical industry the few doctors who are willing to do it can write their own checks on it, and that's not right. It's not a complex surgery, one of the simplest actually. Seriously, medical care for anyone in this country is insane, and this is an excellent litmus test. When the transgendered people get affordable and effective health care, then we'll know the US is going in the right direction, until then, this country is lost.

“Don't steal my happy”

Since: Aug 12

Shelbyville, Ky.

#3 Dec 2, 2012
TerryE wrote:
You're young and inexperienced so it's forgivable! But there is no way anyone is going to get SRS (sex reassignment surgery) for $10,000, My Dr is charging $19,000. I believe Dr Christine McGinn is charging the same. I've heard that Marci Bowers is charging over $20,000. Their actual fee may be only a fraction of this. The Hospital takes it's cut (operating room rental, nurses Rates, etc) Then there's that joker in the pack! The Anesthesiologist! Become an Anesthesiologist! They have a license to steal! Other Drs, charge by flat rate.] The "Gas man" works by the hour! And He's the one who keeps you under! And then charges you overtime! I am not kidding! Then, there is the "stand by" Dr. He gets paid to "stand by" in case the actual surgeon has a heart attack or some such event. Then we have incidentals such as drugs used, oxygen, blood supply and anything else that might be needed. It is a complex procedure requiring many people and much equipment.
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
From my own fairly extensive research, the prices and info you listed are spot on. Personally, I'm looking at Dr. Brassard in Montreal, and the total package price they quoted me for bottom surgery was $19,300. Sounded pretty reasonable to me, seeing as it's a procedure I would like to have performed correctly. And to me, I wouldn't call a surgery that last anywhere from 3-6 hours, fairly simple either. Especially judging from the videos I've seen.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4 Dec 5, 2012
TerryE wrote:
You're young and inexperienced so it's forgivable! But there is no way anyone is going to get SRS (sex reassignment surgery) for $10,000, My Dr is charging $19,000. I believe Dr Christine McGinn is charging the same. I've heard that Marci Bowers is charging over $20,000. Their actual fee may be only a fraction of this. The Hospital takes it's cut (operating room rental, nurses Rates, etc) Then there's that joker in the pack! The Anesthesiologist! Become an Anesthesiologist! They have a license to steal! Other Drs, charge by flat rate.] The "Gas man" works by the hour! And He's the one who keeps you under! And then charges you overtime! I am not kidding! Then, there is the "stand by" Dr. He gets paid to "stand by" in case the actual surgeon has a heart attack or some such event. Then we have incidentals such as drugs used, oxygen, blood supply and anything else that might be needed. It is a complex procedure requiring many people and much equipment.
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
Your doctor is ripping you off. The surgery is not that invasive and requires no more than what a "nose job" does. US doctors like to rip off everyone, most of what they do doesn't require nearly as much in cost as they claim it does.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Transgender Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
massage in jeddah (Feb '16) 26 min Moh 19
I need a sexy massage in jeddah 1 hr Moh 5
goodlooking filipino offering massage in jeddah (Jul '13) 2 hr bader3951 751
News Study: Children Of Same-Sex Parents More Likely... 3 hr superheterodyne 18
i am bottom in dammam (Aug '12) 3 hr Faheem1881 705
Looking for both with place in Dammam or Khobar 3 hr TinySam 1
News How Donald Trump is slowly teaching Republicans... 6 hr Solid Blue November 40
The Growing trend of eunuchs/men without balls (Nov '08) Tue sparebits 195
More from around the web