Authors: Jacob Tannenbaum, Bryan Herzog, Omer Raheem. Department of Urology, Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans Louisiana
Key Words: Simple Orchiectomy, Surgical technique, gender dysphoria
In this video we demonstrate a step-by-step surgical technique for a simple orchiectomy of a neonatal male who identifies as female. An orchiectomy is the complete removal of both testicles and their surgical indications including gender dysphoria, metastatic prostate cancer, and chronic orchalgia. According to World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), patients who elect to undergo gender affirming surgeries can proceed with bilateral simple orchiectomy as standards of care. It is critical that the simple orchiectomy is performed meticulously to avoid any potential surgical complications as demonstrated in this video.