Chelsea Centre for Gender Surgery
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been commissioned by NHS England to provide masculinising gender affirmation surgery.
Chelsea and Westminster has launched its values to patients and members of the public to demonstrate the standard of care and experience they should expect from our service:
Putting patients first
Responsive to patients and staff
Open and honest
Determined to develop
Getting ready for surgery
The information provided is a general overview of what to expect before your surgery date. Exact information around preoperative appointments and preparations will be provided once a referral has been accepted.
Your surgery day and stay
Resources and information will be provided to help with your arrival at the hospital and your stay with us.
Aftercare following surgery
The information provided is a general overview of what to expect after your surgery. We have a multidisciplinary team who are available to provide tailored aftercare and advice.
Gender surgery options
Content Warning: the content below uses some anatomy/biological terms where it’s important to be precise.
Arriving for your surgery
Watch our video showing your journey through the hospital on your day of surgery.
Watch the video
Advice, support and
Patients help and advice
Helplines as well as guidance and advice for patients.
Advice for friends, family and carers
Information for visiting patients in hospital and our pledge to you as a carer.
Health professionals, advice and further info
Advice for Primary Care Providers and guidance supporting transgender patients.
Referral criteria and GDNRSS Hub
Advice for referrals to our service and information about the Gender Dysphoria National Referral Support Service (GDNRSS).
Frequently asked questions
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been commissioned to provide masculinising surgery for transmasculine and nonbinary patients. We are currently preparing to perform our first round of metoidioplasty surgeries, with phalloplasty to commence in 2023.
The Trust is proud to be the first NHS hospital site to perform this life-saving operation. We will work closely with NHS England and the Gender Dysphoria National Referral Support Services (GDNRSS) to prioritise those who have been waiting the longest. Our service has been created with the belief that patients should be provided with the care they need in a compassionate and timely manner. As a team, we have worked hard to build our service and are working even harder to continually improve and grow so we are able to offer our services in a timely manner.