Gender Identity Service
The Gender Identity Service at Parkside Hospital is headed by Mr James Bellringer and Miss Tina Rashid, Consultant Urological Surgeons supported by Martina Zurli and Sandie Ruston. The clinic is based at Parkside at Putney with all operations taking place at Parkside Hospital. The Gender Identity Service currently deals with transwomen only.
What is Genital Reconstructive Surgery?
Genital Reconstructive Surgery (GRS) involves reshaping the male genitals to anatomically and, as far as possible, functionally resemble that of female genitalia. Prior to surgery, patients undergo hormone replacement therapy and counselling from recognised gender specialists. Other associated operations that patients may elect to have are facial feminisation surgery and breast augmentation. The Gender Identity Service at Parkside currently offers vaginoplasty, labioplasty and orchidectomy.
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What support services do you offer?
Martina Zurli and Sandie Ruston will be your dedicated nurses should you choose to have the surgery at Parkside Hospital. Their role is to see you through, from the first consultation to post-operative check-ups, and are available to advise you at any time. Daniel and Laura are there to support you and your family during these changes and can liaise with other healthcare professionals, on your behalf, to ensure continued care and support during your journey.
How can I book a consultation?
If you are a private patient, or if you have private insurance which covers gender treatment, you can book a consultation with Mr Bellringer or Miss Rashid by calling one of our Client Service Advisors on 020 8971 8026.
If you are an NHS patient please contact the Service Coordinator, email@example.com who will advise you further.
Gender Identity Service Consultants