We understand the importance of gender-affirming surgery to your well-being and helping you more closely align with your gender identity. Should you decide that surgery is the right decision, you’ll receive support at every step on this journey from our experienced and compassionate team of experts. We take seriously the trust you have placed in our care.
Gender-affirming surgery is not simple and results will vary, as every person’s body is different. But you can feel confident that our goal for every surgery is to create female genitalia, including the vagina (internal pouch) and vulva (external features), that is both natural-looking and physically and sexually functional.
No referral is needed to schedule a consultation. To talk with our team and learn more about gender-affirming surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please call 614-293-8155 to schedule a consultation.
Your Steps to Surgery
2. Hair Removal
3. Affirmation Letters
Your Gender-Affirming Surgery Team
We’re proud to provide you thoughtful and sensitive care. Here are the experts who’ll meet with you and perform your surgery.
For your convenience, Dr. Chandawarkar and Dr. Baradaran will meet with you together in one visit.
Nima Baradaran, MD, is a urologist in the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Urology. After finishing urologic training, Dr. Baradaran completed an additional year of training in reconstructive urology, which focuses on surgery for complicated situations involving the genitals and urinary tract.
Dr. Baradaran performs genital surgery regularly and is often asked to manage the most difficult genital and urinary problems. He has continued to study and learn new techniques, and has visited several transgender surgery centers around the country.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Rajiv Chandawarkar, MBBS, is a plastic surgeon in Ohio State’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has extensive experience in complex reconstructive surgeries, and is passionate about caring for the transgender community. He performs chest surgery and will join Dr. Baradaran in performing vaginoplasty.
Resident physicians are doctors who have completed medical school and are in training to become a specialist. You may meet residents who are working with our surgeons at your consultation, in the hospital or at follow-up visits.
Our Transgender Primary Care Clinic provides many aspects of care including primary care, hormone therapy, basic mental health and gynecologic services, and referrals when needed. If you would like to see one of our Transgender Primary Care Clinic physicians, please call 614-688-6490.
Pelvic floor physical therapists will work with you before and after surgery to teach you about your anatomy and progress with vaginal dilators as needed.