Services and Providers

Gender Expansive/Non-Binary Procedures  |  Transfeminine Procedures   |   Transmasculine Procedures   |   Providers


Our providers provide individualized surgical treatment options that may include full or modified procedures traditionally referred to as “transfeminine” or “transmasculine” (see below). We also provide primary care and consultation for those seeking support for healthy living in all gender identities and sexual orientations.  

At the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Gender Institute we offer:

Gender Expansive/Non-Binary Procedures

  • Individualized Surgical Options
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Hormone Management and Consultation
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • HIV Treatment and Consultation
  • Pre-operative Medical Clearance

Transfeminine Procedures

FFS / Facial Feminization Procedures
Particularly for FFS- Facial Feminization Surgery 

  • Brow Lifts
  • Facelift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasties
  • Forehead Contouring
  • Genioplasty-Chin Plasty
  • Jaw Contouring
  • Masseter Reduction
  • Rhinoplasties
  • Revision Rhinoplasties
  • Scalp Advance
  • Tracheal Shave (Chondrolaryngoplasty)
  • Tracheal Augmentation
  • V-Linen Procedures

Voice Feminization Surgery

  • Feminization (Laryngoplasty)
  • Laparoscopic Peritoneal Pull-Through
  • Vocal Folds Shortening and Retrodisplacement of Anterior Commissure (VFSRAC)

Chest Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation

Genital Surgery

  • Clitoral Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic Peritoneal Pull-Through
  • Labial Reconstruction; Labioplasty
  • Monsplasty
  • Orchiectomy
  • Penectomy
  • Penile Inversion
  • Penile Preservation
  • Prolapse Repair
  • Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Vaginal Stenosis Repair

Body Contouring Procedures

  • Body Feminization Surgery

Revision Surgery

  • Fistula Repair
  • Vaginal Revision Surgery

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Transmasculine Procedures

Chest Surgery
Mastectomy (“top surgery”)

  • Buttonhole
  • Double Incision
  • Fishmouth
  • Keyhole
  • Periareolar

Genital Surgery

  • Glansplasty
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ovary Removal
  • Laparoscopic Vaginectomy
  • Metoidioplasty
  • Monsplasty
  • Phalloplasty (Performed with Microsurgeon)
  • Phallus Reconstruction
  • Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Scrotal Reconstruction
  • Scrotoplasty
  • Simple and Complete Metoidioplasty
  • Testicular and Penile Implants
  • Urethroplasty 
  • Urethroplasty/ Urethral Lengthening

Body Contouring

  • Body Masculinization 

FMS Facial Masculinization Surgery 

  • Chin Masculinization/Augmentation
  • Forehead Augmentation/Masculinization
  • Forehead Lengthening
  • Jaw Augmentation
  • Lip Reduction

Revision surgery

  • Fistula Repair
  • Revision Surgery

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Mang Chen, MD - Urology Mang Chen is a reconstructive urologist who specializes in genitourinary surgeries for transmasculine individuals. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in urologic trauma and reconstruction in Detroit, returning to Pittsburgh thereafter to join the faculty as an assistant professor of reconstructive urology. After 3 years in Pittsburgh, he returned home to California to perform gender-related genitourinary surgeries, including phalloplasty (performed with microsurgeon), metoidioplasty, glansplasty, monsplasty, scrotoplasty, urethroplasty, fistula repair, testicular and penile implants, phallus reconstruction, scrotal reconstruction and related procedures.
Jordan Deschamps-Braly, MD - Plastic Surgery 
Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in several types of craniofacial reconstruction including: major reconstruction/cranial approach, malocclusion, mandibular osteotomy for class III, and maxillary osteotomy. Dr. Deschamps-Braly graduated from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency and internship at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Deschamps-Braly completed his fellowship in craniofacial surgery from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and a fellowship in orthognathic/maxillofacial surgery University Hospital Zurich. 

Walter Lin, MD - Plastic Surgery 
Dr. Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery. Dr. Lin completed his undergrad at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Neuroscience and completed medical school at the Health Sciences & Technology program from Harvard Medical School. He then attended UCSF for his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery, followed by a fellowship in hand, microvascular, and transgender surgery at The Buncke Clinic in San Francisco.

Charles Moser, PhD, MD - Internal Medicine and Sexual Medicine
Dr. Moser is board certified in Internal Medicine, HIV Medicine, and is a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM). He received his PhD in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and his MD from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University). He completed his internal medicine internship at Mt. Zion/UCSF and his internal medicine residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center, both in San Francisco. Dr. Moser has been helping gender diverse individuals attain their goals since 1994. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California and maintained a private psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of sexual and gender concerns prior to his medical career.

Scott W. Mosser, MD - Plastic Surgery     
Dr. Mosser is a board certified plastic surgeon who began his career in Medicine as a Fulbright Scholar to Ecuador, where he spent a year investigating the Ecuadorian healthcare system. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), where he completed his internship and six years of comprehensive general and plastic surgery training. This was followed with a year-long fellowship dedicated to San Francisco cosmetic surgery where he perfected his techniques as a facial and whole body cosmetic surgeon.

Bauback Safa, MD - Plastic Surgery 
Dr. Safa is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive microsurgeon and hand surgeon. He graduated from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar and then obtained his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford, followed by a fellowship in microsurgery and hand surgery at The Buncke Clinic located in San Francisco. Dr. Safa is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stanford and UCSF. 

Michael H. Safir, MD - Urology/Plastic Surgery     
Dr. Safir is a board certified urologist, urological surgeon, and author. He received his medical degree from Northwestern and completed his residency in urology at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He completed a fellowship in neuro-urology and reconstructive surgery from UCLA and, a fellowship in trauma and reconstructive urology from UCSF.  Dr. Safir specializes in both clitoralplasty and vaginalplasty.

Thomas Satterwhite, MD - Plastic Surgery 
Dr. Satterwhite is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery.  He attended the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his residency in plastic surgery. He completed his fellowship in craniofacial surgery from the Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Satterwhite has performed gender confirmation surgery in the Bay Area since 2014. His practice is devoted exclusively to serving the transgender and gender expansive community. He specializes in vaginoplasty, facial feminization surgery, breast augmentation, body contouring, and mastectomy (“top surgery”).

Heidi Wittenberg, MD - Surgery 
Dr. Wittenberg is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, female pelvic medicine and, reconstructive surgery. She specializes in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, working exclusively with trans-patients. She is the founding surgeon for Center of Excellence In Minimally Invasive Surgery at CPMC.  She is the Founding surgeon and Co-Director of Center of Excellence in Gender Confirmation Surgery at Greenbrae Surgery Center. She was awarded Master Surgeon honor by the Surgical Review Corporation. She is the Medical Director of The Gender Institute at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. 

Dr. Wittenberg received her Bachelors in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has a Master’s Degree in Applied Physiology and a Medical Degree from the Chicago Medical School. She was recruited to John Hopkins for residency. She was in the vanguard of certified Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, then she went on to do further training after 20 years of practice in Gender Realignment Surgery. She is devoted to helping people have the anatomy with which they should have been born.

Katherine Yung, MD - Otolaryngology 
Dr. Katherine Yung specializes in the care of the professional voice, transgender voice, as well as voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. Dr. Yung and her team carefully evaluate each patient, perform the necessary testing, diagnose, and treat every patient in a personalized, holistic approach. Her office, San Francisco Voice and Swallowing, offers state of the art testing for laryngeal disorders, behavioral treatment for voice and swallowing complaints, office based laryngeal surgery, minimally invasive microlaryngeal surgery, open laryngeal framework surgery, gender-affirming voice and speech therapy, and gender-affirming voice and laryngeal surgery.

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