Charing Cross GRS Waiting Lists - 2015

December

Updated information about the waiting lists for genital surgery at Charing Cross have been published. Please note that this is statistics for the surgical team at Charing Cross, regardless of which GIC the patient has been referred from. Also it is not currently possible to get information about waiting ...

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New Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital

Published - 2015-12-08

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (who provide vaginoplasty, vulvoplasty and related GRS at Charing Cross hospital) have confirmed a new surgeon, Roland Moorley, will begin seeing patients later this month. They have also confirmed that they will shortly be transferring additional patients to Parkside Hospital. These changes are ...

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Silicone Breast Implant Safety and Efficacy

Overview

A great deal of safety research combined with more than 40 years of clinical experience has proven the efficacy and relative safety of silicone gel breast implants. Aside from the unique adverse effect of capsular contracture, the complication rate of silicone implant surgery approaches that of any clean elective ...

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Silicone Breast Implants Still Lack Proof of Safety

Good evidence on the safety of silicone gel breast implants is still lacking almost 10 years after they were reintroduced to the U.S. market, researchers reported November 9 online in Annals of Internal Medicine.

"Owing to the flaws and inconsistencies among the studies reviewed, further investigation is required to ...

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Charing Cross surgery figures for August 2015

Published: August 2015

We will update our FAQs monthly in order to provide you with the most up-to-date information about our gender reassignment service and its performance.

As of the end of July 2015:

  • There are 377 people on our waiting list.
  • 17 people have been approved for their operation ...
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Frequently asked questions

Published: August 2015

We will update our FAQs monthly in order to provide you with the most up-to-date information about our gender reassignment service and its performance.

As of the end of July 2015:

There are 377 people on our waiting list.

  • 17 people have been approved for their operation ...
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Vaginoplasty - SRS/GRS

What is Vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty is a major surgical procedure used to create a (neo-)vagina where either one didn't exist before (such as in the case of male to female (MTF) sexual or gender reassignment patients) or, when absolutely necessary as an adjunct to vaginal agenesis or vaginal stenosis ...

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A follow-up study for estimating the effectiveness of a cross-gender hormone substitution therapy on transsexual patients

© Archives of Sexual Behavior : 10/1998

Authors - Schlatterer, Kathrin; Yassouridis, Alexander; Werder, Klaus von; Poland, Dorette; Kemper, Johannes; Stalla, Gunter K.

Introduction

Gender dysphoric disorders have been known from antiquity onward across national and cultural boundaries. They have been described in classic literature from Heroditus to Shakespeare (Pauly, 1965; Green ...

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Ensuring that having a vasectomy is an informed decision

Vasectomy or male sterilisation is the surgical operation of severing or electrocoagulation (Marie Stopes method) of the two ducts (vas deferens) that connect the testes to the seminal vesicles and urethra. The operation can be performed under either a local or a general anaesthetic. The procedure is quick and easy ...

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Zen And The Art Of Post-Operative Maintenance

So, you are planning your surgery. You have your reservations, your tickets, your suitcase, etc, etc. But what about when you get home? This information was gathered primarily to help get you through the rough times after surgery. What you are going through will not be easy, but you have ...

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How a Wife fixed up the first sex change

It was a marriage with three people in it. A wife, her husband and his female alter ego. In 1930 the Danish artist Einar Wegener became the first man to have a sex-change operation, after he had been married for 15 years to Gerda, another painter. With her support and ...

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Hysterectomy

Introduction

Hysterectomy simply means the surgical removal of the uterus. Having a hysterectomy can be devastating for some women, especially those who find difficulty in accepting an end to their fertility. For others, however, it is seen as offering a welcome relief from pain or discomfort, or debilitating heavy blood ...

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Hysterectomy: Nursing the Physical and Emotional Wounds

Date Tags surgery

During 1997-98, over 55,000 hysterectomies were performed in England on the NHS. One in five women aged 20 - 80 years faces a hysterectomy: in the UK it is the fifth most common operation. Most hysterectomies are performed on women aged 35 - 45.

Hysterectomy means the removal of the uterus ...

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Pre-operative fasting: putting research into practice

Abstract

In this article Rebecca Jester and Suzanna Williams describe an action research project that led to a marked reduction in the fasting times of pre-operative orthopaedic patients.

Authors

Rebecca Jester BSc(Hons), RGN, ONC, DPSN, is a lecture practitioner, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Orthopaedic Hospital, and Suzanna Williams ...

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Psychiatric Aspects of Sex Reassignment Surgery

Sex reassignment surgery is perhaps the most controversial issue in psychiatry today. Clinicians involved in the treatment of transsexualism have been accused of "playing God" or colluding with the patient's psychopathology. This paper reviews the literature and argues for a systematic approach to the treatment of transsexualism.

The first ...

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Preoperative fasting: we need a new consensus

Abstract

Fasting before surgery is necessary to avoid the risk of regurgitation and vomiting; it is also a legal requirement. But the current practice of fasting overnight or up to eight hours before surgery can cause dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition and general malaise. Evidence shows that patients can benefit from ...

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Statement on the Safety of Trilucent Breast Implants in the UK

In May 2000, the Medical Devices Agency (MDA) convened an Advisory Group (consisting of toxicologists, plastic surgeons and a lay representative) to consider new data on the safety of Trilucent breast implants. The Group considered the available scientific evidence, made an assessment of the risk to patients and, based on ...

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Understanding the benefits and risks of breast augmentation

Abstract

Hall, A. (2004) Understanding the benefits and risks of breast augmentation. Nursing Times; 100: 2, 30-33.

There are a number of reasons a woman might consider breast augmentation, including cosmetic improvement, reconstruction after a mastectomy, or to address a congenital or developmental abnormality. Nurses should ensure that patients considering ...

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