GENDER AFFIRMING SURGEONS WITH NO/HIGH BMI LIMIT

This is a list of surgeons who either have no BMI limit or have a BMI limit higher than the average of 30-35. It can be difficult for fat* people and people in larger bodies to find surgeons willing to operate on them. This list is intended to help people access care by connecting them with affirming and competent providers who are open to working with people with higher BMIs. 


This information is patient-reported and may not necessarily be verified with the surgeon or their office.

This is a list of providers and resources, not a list of recommendations. Please do your own research prior to consulting with and/or having procedures performed by those on this list.

There is an additional community-sourced list, which you can find here.

*Please read the article here regarding my usage of the word fat as a neutral descriptor. 

RACHEL BLUEBOND-LANGNER

New York, New York

Procedures: Top Surgery, Vaginoplasty, Phalloplasty, Metoidioplasty

BMI Limit: < 35, preferably 33 for bottom surgery, 40 or under for top surgery

https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1902867393/rachel-bluebond-langner

MARIE CLAIRE-BUCKLEY

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://med.umn.edu/bio/surgery/marie-claire-buckley

CHARLES L. CASTIGLIONE

Hartford, Connecticut

ORIANA COHEN

New York, New York

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1275893331/oriana-d-cohen

PAUL COSTAS

Concord, MA

Procedures: Top Surgery
BMI Limit: No limit
https://www.emersonhospital.org/find-a-doctor/paul-d-costas

SARA DANKER

Miami, Florida

Procedures: Top Surgery, Phalloplasty

BMI Limit: No limit for top surgery, < 30 for phalloplasty

https://doctors.umiamihealth.org/provider/Sara+Danker/1670918

MARK DAVENPORT

Rochester, New York

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: No limit 

https://rochesterplasticsurgery.com/about-mark-davenport/

GABRIEL DEL CORRAL

Baltimore, Maryland

Procedures: Top Surgery, Vaginoplasty, Phalloplasty, Metoidioplasty 

BMI Limit: < 40 for top surgery, < 35 for genital surgery

https://www.drdelcorral.com

SIDHBH GALLAGHER

Miami, Florida

Procedures: Top Surgery, Phalloplasty, Metoidioplasty, Vaginoplasty

BMI Limit: Unknown

http://gallagherplasticsurgery.com

BEVERLY FISCHER

Timonium, Maryland

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.beverlyfischer.net

JULIANA HANSEN

Portland, Oregon

Procedures: Top Surgery 

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.ohsu.edu/providers/juliana-e-hansen-md

ALEXES HAZEN

New York, New York

Procedures: Top Surgery 

BMI Limit: 40

https://www.alexeshazenmd.com

MARTIN HERTL

Chicago, Illinois

TINA JENQ

Portland, Oregon

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.providence.org/doctors/profile/198421-tina-f-jenq

TRACY KAYAN

Minnetonka, Minnesota

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown 

https://www.kayanplasticsurgery.com

CLIFFORD KING

Madison, Wisconsin

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

http://topsurgerymidwest.com

DANIEL KWAN

Providence, Rhode Island

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.lifespan.org/daniel-kwan-md

JARED LIEBMAN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://providers.einstein.edu/provider/Jared+Liebman/1451383

KEVIN MAGUIRE

Burlington, Vermont

ANTONIO MANGUBAT

Tukwila, Washington

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://labelleviecosmetic.com

JOYCE K. MCINTYRE

Worcester, Massachusetts

DANIEL MEDALIE

Cleveland, Ohio

Procedures: Top Surgery, Metoidioplasty

BMI Limit: 45 

http://www.clevelandplasticsurgery.com/dr-medalie/

SCOTT MOSSER

San Francisco, California

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: No limit 

https://drmosser.com

HARUKO OKADA

Columbus, Ohio

PAUL STEINWALD

Denver, Colorado

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limits: Unknown

https://www.thecenterforcosmeticsurgery.net/about/dr-steinwald/

PRAFUL RAMINENI

Washinton, DC

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.westendplasticsurgery.com/about/team/dr-ramineni/

Note: According to community anecdotes, Dr. Ramineni charges extra for liposuction. Confirm with the surgeon's office if this is a concern for you; you can inquire if your insurance will cover it.  

PETER RAPHAEL

San Antonio, Texas

Procedures: Top Surgery, Metoidioplasty 

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://thetranscenter.com/dr-peter-raphael/

JAVAD SAJAN

Seattle, Washinton

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.allureesthetic.com

RUSSELL SASSANI

Plantation, Florida

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.takeshape.info/about/

HOPE SHERIE

Charlotte, North Carolina

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: 40

https://www.cosmeticconciergemd.com

JOSEPH SHIN

Lebanon, New Hampshire

MATTHEW STANWIX

Richmond, Virginia

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: 40

https://www.drstanwix.com

GEOFFREY STILLER

Spokane, Washington

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: Unknown

https://www.stilleraesthetics.com

HEMA THAKAR

Portland, Oregon

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: None 

https://www.legacyhealth.org/providers/hema-thakar

SIMONE TOPAL

Northampton, Massachusetts

SAMINA WAHHAB

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Procedures: Top Surgery

BMI Limit: No limit 

https://drwahhab.com

ANTHONY WILSON

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

KENNETH WOLF

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Procedures: Top Surgery 

BMI Limit: Unknown

http://kwolfmd.com

ELLIE ZARA LEY

Scottsdale, Arizona

Procedures: Top Surgery, Facial Surgery, Metoidioplasty, Phalloplasty, Vaginoplasty, Orchiectomy

BMI Limit: 40

https://themeltzerclinic.com