Each client is a world unto themselves, presenting a wholly individual set of needs, goals and experiences that set them apart as completely unique. Because of this, every patient deserves the utmost personalized attention and resources, as well as an approach that is tailored expressly to their vision for success.
Dr. Satterwhite believes that the patient’s natural anatomy and appearance should serve as a guide during transgender surgery, so results appear seamless and organic. Harmony is thus achieved by incorporating and integrating the patient’s existing anatomy, while simultaneously producing the changes that reflect their new gender identity.
In order to fulfill this philosophy of customized care, Dr. Satterwhite believes the best way to satisfy his patients is to truly listen to them. This means an uncommon amount of time spent in consultation asking questions, reviewing photographs, meeting with family members, and creating a sense of security and trust before moving forward.
Embarking on gender transitioning can be quite daunting and nerve-wracking, so Dr. Satterwhite wants to do everything he can to ease the journey and make it enjoyable. He will discuss your options at every stage so you are fully empowered and educated, moving forward with all the information available at your disposal. He will give you alternatives whenever there is something you don’t feel comfortable with, and he will fully cover the risks of each procedure along with its advantages. After these extensive discussion and evaluation phases, Dr. Satterwhite will create a surgical plan with you that meets your needs and honors your quest for authenticity and congruence.
In general, Dr. Satterwhite and his team will discuss the follow during each consultation:
- The downtime and projected outcome of each procedure
- The potential alternatives to the procedure, should you find it is not right for you
- The potential risks and benefits of each procedure
- Where the surgery will be performed
- How to prepare for surgery
- The cost of surgery
- Insurance and financing options
Your care will be provided in a soothing and comfortable setting with the following qualities:
- Convenient San Francisco, Bay Area location
- Fully equipped with cutting edge software and technology
- AAAASF Certified facility
- Full recovery suites for your aftercare
- Easy access for patient pick-up post-op
- Dr. Satterwhite maintains operating privileges at several local hospitals in San Francisco and Marin
- Accurate scheduling out of respect for your time
A Message to Our Patients:
ALIGN SURGICAL REMAINS OPEN TO CONTINUE SERVING THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY
With the safety and well-being of our patients and staff as our highest goal, Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal are determined to provide the medical care and planning you need during COVID-19.
- VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS: we continue to be busy with phone and video visits providing access to all patients interested in gender confirming surgery
- FOLLOW UPS: we continue to provide needed care for our existing patients by phone and video, and in person when medically appropriate
- SURGERY: while we cannot currently perform surgery due to the shelter in place, we continue booking surgeries for future dates
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us and let us know how we can help. To the best of our ability, we pledge to keep you safe, healthy, connected, and informed!
With best wishes, Your Align Surgical Team
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