Sex reassignment surgery

Haim Kaplan*, Eran Bar-Meir, Dalia Gilboa, Batia Yaffe, Osvaldo Rabinovitch, Avi Karasik, Mark Weiser, Igal Madgar, Jacoub Ramon, Eyal Schiff, Haggi Tsur, Arie Orenstein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Israel is among the few countries in the world where sex reassignment surgery (SRS) is performed in public hospitals. Today, the only center performing SRS in Israel is the Sheba Medical Center. A multidisciplinary committee grants authorization permitting surgery after a follow-up period of two years. We found that this multidisciplinary approach leads to the best therapeutic results. We briefly present the pre-operative evaluation, operative approach, postoperative course, final results and complications of sex reassignment surgery. This article aims to inform physicians of this therapeutic option, and the indications for referral.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-504+549
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Gender change
  • Gender identity
  • Sex change
  • Sex reassignment
  • Trans-sexual


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