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Dr. Daniel Medalie

Over 20 Years Experience With MTF Transgender Surgery

Dr. Daniel Medalie, MD is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been performing MTF 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 offers Breast Augmentation and Tracheal Shave surgeries for trans women. His vast experience and trans-friendly staff have made Dr. Medalie a popular choice among trans women for many years.

Dr. Medalie graduated magna cum laude from the prestigious Harvard University, attended Cornell University Medical College, and was accepted into the highly regarded University of Pittsburgh Medical Center integrated plastic surgery training program, which combined six years of general and plastic surgery training with two years of research work.

His new private practice location in Beachwood, Ohio, 35 minutes east of Cleveland. He operates almost exclusively at the Wright Surgery Center, and is also affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland.

MTF Breast Augmentation

MTF Breast Augmentation provides full breasts and a feminine chest contour. With Dr. Medalie's procedure, incisions are discreet. During your consultation, Dr. Medalie will discuss the type of breast implants as well as the surgical methods available to you. The cost of MTF Breast Augmentation surgery with Dr. Medalie ranges from $6100-7100.

Tracheal Shave Surgery

Chondrolaryngoplasty, also known as a Tracheal shave, is a surgical procedure that reduces the thyroid cartilage in size by shaving down the cartilage through an incision in the throat. Thyroid cartilage sits in front of the larynx and above the thyroid gland, and is composed of two halves which form a peak called the laryngeal prominence, or more commonly, the Adam's apple. Tracheal Shave surgery generally takes less than one hour to complete and can be performed alone or in conjunction with other Facial Feminization procedures. The cost of Tracheal Shave surgery with Dr. Medalie is $3500.

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.
  • Smokers must quit at least 6 weeks prior to surgery.

Have Questions? Contact Dr. Medalie here.