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Department of transgender surgery

Dr. med. Paul Jean Daverio
plastic surgery, transgender surgery

About the department

The department of transgender surgery at MEOCLINIC Berlin offers a team with extensive expertise in more than 1,000 internationally performed female-to-male (FtM) and more than 400 male-to-female (MtF) transgender surgeries. The head of the department is among the most experienced transgender surgeons worldwide. Especially in complications, the department is regularly consulted by patients and peers. At the department, transsexual people who have not had any previous operations connected to GAOP can have their entire gender reassignment surgically in just one operation. One-stage phalloplasty is a surgical procedure that does not require any previous operations such as metaiodioplasty (Klitpen) to prepare for the larger intervention. The urethral/penoid reconstruction takes place at the same time - together with the colpectomy. An expert team of plastic, gynaecological, microsurgical, and urological specialists simultaneously performs the mastectomy (removal of the breast), hysterectomy (removal of the womb), and ovariectomy (removal of the ovaries), and colpectomy (removal of the vagina) in operation lasting approx. 8-9 hours.

The department performs MtF and FtM gender reassignment surgeries, corrections of complications, and counselling for gender diversity.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Range of treatments:

  • Gender reassignment from male to female (MtF) 
  • Erection prosthesis and testicle replacement
  • Secondary operations after complications
  • Counselling and surgery for diversity - non-binary, intersex 
  • Gender reassignment from female to male (FtM) 

One Stage Phalloplasty All in One, AiO (three specialist teams operate simultaneously):

  • Lengthening of the urethra
  • Clitoral displacement on the urethra
  • Penoid construction with free radial flaps from the forearm, including the microsurgically obtained nerves and blood vessels
  • Direct glans build-up
  • Mastectomy on both sides (removal of the female breast)
  • Hysterectomy (removal of the womb)
  • Ovariectomy with adnexectomy (ovary with fallopian tube removal)
  • Colpectomy (Vagina Removal)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Studied medicine at the University of Strasbourg (1962-63), the University of Friborg (Switzerland) (1964-65), and at the University Hospital in Lausanne, where he received the Diplome de Médecine Universitaire and license to practice medicine in 1973
  • ​​From 1975 to 1983 specialization in plastic reconstructive surgery at the CHUV ( Center Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois )
  • 1983 dissertation on repairing nerves with fibrin glue

Experience

  • 1983 founded the Ruchonnet Medico-Surgical Center as a polyclinic
  • 1985 chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Montreux - Vevey "Samaritain - Providence" hospitals.
  • 1988 - 1990 worked in the Clinique La Rosiaz in Lausanne Pully.
  • 1990 - 1995 operated at the Clinica Pro Salud in Madrid 
  • ger to Potsdam and from then on managed all transgender-operations (FtM / MtF)
  • In July 2018, moved with the core group of his surgical team in Germany to MEOCLINIC in Berlin-Mitte

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2018 brought the one-stage-operations-procedure (all-in-one-transgender-operations) he had developed to Germany at the invitation of Michael Krüger to Potsdam and from then on managed all transgender operations (FtM / MtF)
  • 1986 the first surgeon to perform one-stage phalloplasty sex reassignment procedures, including phalloplasty with microsurgery
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