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Transgender Health Program

The Transgender Health Program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a multi-specialty comprehensive care center offering gender-affirming care to transgender and gender-diverse individuals.

Our Transgender Health Program provides both medical and surgical services in a safe and affirming environment. The program is co-directed by Dr. Dinamarie Garcia-Banigan, an endocrinologist, and Dr. Khushabu D. Kasabwala, a reconstructive urological surgeon.

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In order to schedule an appointment with our providers to learn more about our services, call Caryn Spano, LHMC Transgender Health Patient Care Coordinator, at 978-538-4685.

Transgender Health Programs & Services

The Transgender Health Program provides multi-specialty medical services as well as surgical services. Learn more about our gender-affirming services below.

Gender-Affirming Medical Services

Our behavioral medicine specialists care for adults with a full range of psychiatric,
psychological and behavioral health conditions, including gender dysphoria,
anxiety disorders, depression, and stress-related conditions.

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Our dermatologists offer medical, surgical, and cosmetic services to treat many different conditions that affect the skin, nails, and hair for gender-diverse patients.

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Our endocrinologists specialize in transgender hormone therapy and general endocrinology, including diabetes, thyroid and osteoporosis management.

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Our board-certified specialists in obesity medicine offer comprehensive medical, nutritional, and lifestyle assessments and collaborative support for weight loss.

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Our team of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners work together to deliver comprehensive and compassion care to our transgender and gender-diverse community.

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Our multi-disciplinary team works closely to help patients achieve their voice and communication goals through behavioral, medical and surgical interventions.

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Our physical therapists work with patients who have developed pelvic floor dysfunction. Through specialized, individual sessions patients are able to strengthen supporting muscles for the bladder, bowels and sexual organs.

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Gender-Affirming Surgical Services

Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons offer a variety of facial plastics and reconstructive procedures for trans-masculine and trans-feminine individuals.

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Our gynecological team offers hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (vaginal or laparoscopic). Individuals may also make appointments for abnormal uterine bleeding and screening for cervical cancer.

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Our gynecology and urology team offer a variety of services, including:

  • Fertility preservation and contraceptive management for trans-masculine individuals
  • Fertility preservation and orchiectomy for trans-feminine individuals

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Our multi-disciplinary team of fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive urological surgeons offers consultations for:

  • Primary gender-affirming genital surgery, including orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty and phalloplasty
  • Revision surgeries for individuals with previous genital surgery
  • Prosthetic surgery, including penile and testicular implants

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Our plastic and reconstructive surgery team are currently seeing consultations for feminizing and masculinizing top surgery.

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Meet Our Transgender Health Team

LHMC’s Transgender Health Program uses a multidisciplinary team approach to provide the most comprehensive care. Our team features experts from a wide range of specialties, including endocrinology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, gynecology, and urology. In order to schedule an appointment for any gender-affirming services, call Caryn Spano, LHMC Transgender Health Patient Care Coordinator, at 978-538-4685.

Learn more about our transgender health specialists below.

Behavioral Health
Dermatology
Endocrinology
General Internal Medicine
Gynecology
Medical Weight Loss
Physical Therapy
  • Chenin Duclos, DPT, specializing in pelvic floor therapy for post-surgery recovery, urinary incontinence, sexual function, and vaginal dilator therapy
Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Justin R. Fernandes, MD, specializing in gender-affirming top surgery
  • Brian Freniere, MD, specializing in microsurgery and innovative gender-affirming genital surgery
  • Lifei Guo, MD, PhD, specializing in microsurgery and innovative gender-affirming top surgery and phalloplasty
  • Alan Lim, MD, specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and craniomaxillofacial surgery
Primary Care
Speech and Language/Otolaryngology
  • Timothy D. Anderson, MD, is affiliated with Lahey Health and specializes in Otolaryngology/Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Cara Spang, SLP, specializing in gender-affirming voice care, voice evaluation with stroboscopy, voice femininization / masculinization
Urological Surgery