Why Choose Dr. Wittenberg

With her background in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Wittenberg has trained extensively to perform gender confirmation surgeries. Her expertise using multiple gynecological, urological, and plastic surgery techniques enables her to assist patients in making the transition to the gender with which they identify. Below are three transgender surgical procedures are offered at UGCSF: vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, and hysterectomy.


A vaginoplasty refers to the surgical construction or reconstruction of a vagina.


A metoidioplasty is a transgender confirmation surgery that can construct male sexual genitalia in transgender patients.

Hysterectomy and Transgender Surgery

Some patients may choose to undergo a hysterectomy as part of their surgical transition. This procedure may be performed as a single procedure prior to gender confirmation surgery or simultaneously, in combination with metoidioplasty.

Prior to your procedure, you and your surgeon will discuss your specific goals, risks and benefits of the procedure, and identify any limitations to develop a personalized plan.

We encourage patients seeking transgender confirmation surgery options to contact our practice to learn more. For additional information regarding transgender surgery, you may also check out our blog post on Transgender Confirmation Surgery.