Referral for Gender Reassignment Surgery
Mr Bellringer is happy to receive patient referrals from psychiatrists with an interest in gender dysphoria and transsexualism. Before proceeding to surgery, he will require two psychiatric opinions to the effect that a patient has fulfilled the Harry Benjamin criteria for surgery. These include the completion of a Real Life Test.
Unfortunately, he is not able to see patients who self refer other than to discuss aspects of possible future surgery, unless they can bring with them two recommendations for surgery from recognised specialists. If any such patients wish to proceed at a later date to surgery, they will need the two psychiatric opinions before any operation can be offered. Mr Bellringer knows several psychiatrists in this field, and is happy to arrange for patients to undergo the necessary psychiatric evaluation.
In the case of post-operative patients who may need revision surgery, no psychiatric opinion is needed prior to consultation, and Mr. Bellringer is happy to see patients referred from their own General Practitioner, or those who self refer.
Mr. Bellringer works closely with the Gender Identity Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital (the largest of its kind in the world). Contact information for that clinic may be found here.
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