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About Dr. Gurjala

Dr. Gurjala is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a highly experienced, dedicated gender confirmation surgeon practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. His passion for helping others and guiding his patients through the life-affirming journey to a happier, more fulfilling future is why he is considered one of the most compassionate and accomplished surgeons in his field.

His mission to advance gender confirmation surgery with modern, safe techniques that provide natural, innovative outcomes is motivated by the desire to help the transgender community with his significant training, surgical skills and expertise.

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Dr. Gurjala
Dr. Dev Gurjala

Background and professional history

Dr. Dev Gurjala is a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience performing hundreds of gender-affirming surgeries over the last 5 years. He utilizes his experience and expertise with gender-confirmation techniques to better serve the TG community with the most advanced surgical techniques.

  • Dr. Gurjala is an inventor, holding patents in the development of a novel type of suture used in reconstructive surgery.
  • He completed his training in aesthetic and reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Northwestern in Chicago, and a Microsurgery fellowship at Stanford doing complex reconstruction using free and perforator flaps.
  • He also holds a master’s degree in Engineering Design and Innovation from Northwestern, with coursework in Biodesign from Stanford.
  • He is a highly published author, having conducted four years of basic science research in wound healing, bacterial biofilms, and the reduction of scar formation, a strong foundation for his work in gender-affirming surgeries.

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The future of medicine and gender affirming surgery

Dr. Gurjala’s aim is to make you feel safe, secure, cared for, esteemed, and empowered. His belief is that gender confirmation surgery has been in the shadows for far too long and has yet to see the incredible benefits of what medicine can offer.

Innovator in surgical techniques for gender-affirming surgery

Dr. Gurjala’s background in engineering is critical to his success in achieving stunning results in surgery and has proven to be critical to his practice. Recreating the human body to reflect your true identity requires artistry, design, and a full understanding of how nature engineered the human body, so the most natural result is achieved. Dr. Gurjala has developed innovative surgical techniques for superior results.

Top and bottom surgery at Align

Dr. Gurjala specializes in top and bottom surgery, and he is actively developing the phalloplasty program at Align. He is available immediately for consultations on all aspects of gender confirmation surgery, and he is currently scheduling operations.

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