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Welcome to the

New Orleans

Transgender Institute

A collection of medical and surgical resources

for the New Orleans transgender community

We’re a growing, community-sourced resource site for information about gender affirmation surgery and other aspects of transgender medical care. We’re also a group of care providers across disciplines including plastic surgery, endocrinology, urology, psychology, and more, here to share resources and elevate the standards for transgender care in our region.

Meet Dr. Sol Mundinger

I’m a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in pediatric and adult plastic, micro- and reconstructive surgery, a member of WPATH, and one of few experienced practitioners of gender affirming top, bottom, and facial surgeries here in New Orleans. I started the NOLA Transgender Institute because I believe everyone should have quality access to all surgical aspects of transgender care.

This belief is shared by the Institute's multi-disciplinary team of care providers, who have come together from practices and institutions across the city to help build this central resource for members of the Southern Louisiana community exploring transgender surgical care options. Learn more about us and our partnering care providers.

Check out our FAQ, help us add to it by asking us a question, or drop us a line to share your thoughts.


Thanks for joining us.

Dr. Mundinger


What Is Gender Affirming Surgery?

Gender Affirming Surgery is a suite of elective plastic surgery procedures that transgender patients may choose in order to more closely align one’s physical body to one’s gender identity.


It’s also known as transgender surgery, MTF (transfeminine) surgery, or FTM (transmasculine) surgery, and by outdated or inaccurate terms including gender confirmation surgery, gender reassignment surgery (GRS), sex change surgery, and sex reassignment surgery (SRS).

Phalloplasty, vaginoplasty, breast augmentation or chest masculinization, facial feminization or masculinization, fat transfer to change the shape of one’s figure, or all of the above, may be part of a gender transition plan. Everyone’s process is wholly their own. Read about gender affirming surgical procedures here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will

gender affirming

surgery cost?

Could my surgery be covered by insurance?

Why is it important to choose a local surgeon?

What should I ask a surgeon to make sure they're qualified for my procedures?

Which surgeries require a hospital stay? Which don’t?

Schedule a Consultation

Speak one-on-one with a qualified, experienced, vetted member of Dr. Mundinger's surgical team to find answers to questions about how to prep for and pay for gender affirming surgery, how to best explore your hormonal and surgical options for a gender transition, how to choose a doctor you trust and how to ensure you get an individualized plan of care that's right for you.

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