Gender Reassignment Surgery performed by Mr. Bellringer
James Bellringer was trained in Gender Reassignment Surgery by Mike Royle from Brighton UK. He now works at Charing Cross Hospital in London, and is happy to offer both NHS and private operations. In addition to using the peno-scrotal flap technique employed by Mr. Royle, he has developed a penile inversion technique. Whilst this technique is not possible in all patients it gives a larger capacity vagina than penoscrotal flap in most cases, and avoids the problem of hair growth in the neo vagina. Both techniques are discussed fully with all patients prior to surgery. In addition, for patients who do not wish to have a functional vagina, a "cosmetic" procedure can be performed. All patients are offered a sensitive clitoris; most patients porefer this option.
The operation takes approximately two and a half hours, and patients are normally able to be discharged a week later. The original post-operative protocol has been revisited and modernized. Both techniques give a good cosmetic result in most patients. Examples can be seen in the links below. (These are photographs of patients' genitalia; please do not follow this link if you do not wish to see such material.)
For patients in whom a primary GRS using penoscrotal skin has not provided a satisfactory vagina, COLOVAGINOPLASTY is offered. With the support of Mr. Alberto Isla at Charing Cross, the mobilisation of the colonic segment may be performed laparoscopically ("keyhole surgery") which reduces the scarring on the abdominal wall, and dramatically improves post operative recovery. Operative photographs from such a procedure should be available on this site soon.
for any further information regarding Gender Surgery
please email; James Bellringer
For information regarding the cost of surgery click
or for guidance regarding hair removal prior to surgery, click
Patients who wish to be referred to Mr. Bellringer for Gender reassignment should see the referral guidelines
I’m often asked regarding post operative instructions. If you’ve lost your printed sheet, (or are merely curious) the information is available here