BEVERLY HILLS416 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Gary J. Alter, M.D. and his entire team are committed to ensuring compassionate, individualized care for all our patients seeking gender-reassignment surgery, where ensuring your comfort and achieving the very best outcome is our top priority.
Dr. Alter is one of the rare doctors (only a handful in the United States), who is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Urology. He specializes in genital reconstruction as well as facial and body surgery for transgender patients. He has extensive experience in genital surgery, including male-to-female and female-to-male reassignment
Dr. Alter’s office is located at 416 North Bedford Drive, in the heart of Beverly Hills. We’re approximately 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and in close proximity to a wide range of hotels, shopping, and sightseeing.
Zena DelVecchio, our patient coordinator, will help you every step of the way, including answering general questions, scheduling appointments and surgery, and assisting in travel and lodging arrangements. She has been working in plastic surgery for 20 years and understands the myriad of operations and options available to you. She has worked with transgender patients for years and thoroughly understands your particular needs during this exciting but stressful time.
Olympia Medical Center is a fully accredited 200-bed hospital located a mile from our office in Beverly Hills. Most patients undergoing gender-affirming surgery will have a private room in this modern, comfortable hospital. Midway staff have supported many patients through gender-affirming surgeries, so you can be at ease while in their care every step of the way. They are also very familiar with caring for a wide range of patients, including celebrities, politicians, and royalty, so your privacy is assured.
The Summit Surgical Center is a fully accredited facility adjacent to Dr. Alter’s office. It is used for secondary genital surgery and most cosmetic outpatient procedures. The highly professional and friendly staff is also very experienced caring for transgender patients, while anesthesia is performed by highly skilled, board certified anesthesiologists.
Post-gender-affirming surgery, patients can return home, to short-term accommodations with a friend, family member, or trained attendant, or plastic surgery recovery hotel.
Dr. Alter follows the guidelines of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. These guidelines are in place to help prepare patients prior to undergoing gender-reaffirming surgery.
Prior to surgery, we require letters from two therapists recommending you for the surgery. These therapists must be experienced with gender dysphoria patients and must have worked with you for at least a year. They also need to be a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker with a master’s degree.
If any questions arise as you’re fulfilling these requirements, we request you be evaluated locally by:
Christine Milrod, MA, MFT ag http://www.transgendercounseling.com
or The Gender Wellness of Los Angeles – http://www.genwell.org .
or The staff of Los Angeles Gender Center –
Dr. Alter and the entire team are dedicated to providing every patient with exceptional individualized care—from consultation to recovery. We take the time to learn about your concerns, goals, and desires, so we can build a plan that addresses your concerns and gets you the
results you deserve.