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Dr. Daniel Medalie

Top Surgery & Metoidioplasty in Ohio

Dr. Daniel Medalie, MD has been performing transgender surgery since 1996. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Based in the Cleveland area, Dr. Medalie's surgical offerings for transgender men are FTM Top Surgery and Simple Release Metoidioplasty. His many years of experience and trans-friendly staff have made Dr. Medalie a popular choice with trans men.

Dr. Medalie is an internationally recognized expert in the field of FTM Top Surgery. He performs Double Incision with nipple grafts, Inverted-T, Peri-areolar and Keyhole methods of Top Surgery. The cost of Top Surgery with Dr. Medalie ranges from $6700-7700.

Dr. Medalie also performs Simple Release Metoidioplasty. This procedure is a good option for those who do not require Vaginectomy or Urethroplasty. Scrotoplasty and Testicular Implants and Mons Resection are optional. The cost of Metoidioplasty with Dr. Medalie is approximately $10,000.

"Dr. Medalie was a great choice for my top surgery. He was very helpful with answering questions and always responded quickly, before the surgery and afterwards when I had a few post-op questions. His staff was AMAZING. I couldn't have been happier when I woke up because they treated me so incredibly well. I am very happy with my results and would recommend him to anyone looking for transgender ftm top surgery."

"Dr. Medalie is an exceptional doctor. I am very happy with my results and recommend him for highly recommend him for trans people. He also is very affordable compared to other surgeons for this procedure. Thank you doctor Medalie!"

"Really great guy, fantastic surgeon and probably the best top surgery experience anyone could ever ask for!"

— Reviews by patients, RealSelf.com

He operates almost exclusively at the Wright Surgery Center, and is also affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Surgery Pricing & Consultations
Pricing includes Surgeon fee, anesthesia fee, and facility fee. Costs are general estimates only (May 2017). Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation. Dr. Medalie offers phone and in-person consultations for a fee of $65. This fee is applied toward your surgery fee if you proceed with scheduling. The average wait time for a surgery date is currently 3-4 months.

Paying for Surgery
Dr. Medalie accepts cash, credit card, medical financing with CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit. He does not accept insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Surgery Requirements

  • General good health
  • Support letter(s) from qualified mental health professional, written to WPATH standards.
  • Dr. Medalie will operate on minors aged 16 and up with parental consent.
  • Testosterone is not required for Top Surgery; 1 year of Testosterone therapy is required for Metoidioplasty.
  • Smokers must quit at least 6 weeks prior to surgery.

Have questions? Contact Dr. Medalie here.