smiling peopleHaving surgery  is one of many ways you could align your physical body to your gender. Indigo Gender Service works with the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health to offer onward referral for certain types of surgery that are available on the NHS.  

For chest contouring or ‘top’ surgery, we can undertake assessment and provide a direct referral to an appropriate NHS surgeon.  

For genital or ‘bottom’ surgery we are able to refer you directly following two positive letters of recommendation. Indigo can undertake your first surgical assessment and Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health is able to provide the other, after an assessment with them. This can be done remotely and you do not need to necessarily travel to Nottingham. This process is in line with current national guidelines around surgical referrals.

As with any treatment, surgery comes with a number of risks as well as benefits. Therefore, it’s important that you consider whether this is an appropriate option for you and if you’re ready for a referral.     

You are not obligated to undergo any surgery  and  you can choose at any point to opt in or out of a referral for surgery.

If you are unsure or would like more information, you can speak to your care navigator or the Indigo clinical team.