Dr. Loren Schechter
Dr. Loren Schechter
Dr. Schechter earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Schechter completed his residency in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals, and completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the University of Chicago, where he currently holds an associate teaching position.
Dr. Schechter has been performing Gender Confirming surgeries for 20 years. Since 2013, he has performed approximately 100-150 Gender Confirming procedures every year.
Currently, about 85-90% of his patients are transgender individuals seeking Gender Confirmation surgeries. He offers the full spectrum of Gender Confirmation procedures, including but not limited to Phalloplasty. His outstanding surgical skills and extensive experience have made him a popular choice for those seeking Gender Confirmation Surgery.
Dr. Schechter Performs;
- Double incision with nipple grafts
- Short scar peri-areolar
- Vaginectomy (performed w/ GYN)
- Metoidioplasty: Simple Release, Ring Meta
- Phalloplasty: RFF, ALT, MLD
- Penile Implant (performed by URO): Semi-rigid, 2- and 3-piece inflatable
- Scrotoplasty & Testicular Implants (w/ or w/o expanders)
- Hysterectomy (performed by GYN)
- Body Sculpting
- Facial Masculinization
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Financing and Insurance
Dr. Schechter accepts CareCredit, and will also work with insurance and Medicare for some procedures. His insurance specialist can assist in precert/predetermination, etc. Dr. Schechter has also reviewed insurance criteria coverage for insurers and worked with patient advocates to assist in insurance coverage.
Dr. Schechter doesn't accept Medicaid.
Dr. Schechter follows WPATH guidelines for surgery.
- Medical evaluation by primary MD or MD providing hormones*
- Letter of recommendation from a psychologist or other mental health professional*
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