Dr. Mosser knows that the transgender experience of healthcare in the US is still severely lagging in many cases. By carefully choosing a team that believes in the importance of this work, he works to create a completely different experience for his patients from the very start.
Dr. Mosser’s hope is that at the end of your healthcare experience through his office and these surgical facilities, you feel like you have taken a trip to the future of healthcare, where gender acceptance is an absolute given, and respect for everyone’s place on the gender spectrum is a core norm of life.
What you can expect when visiting us at The Gender Confirmation Center of San Francisco!
St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco California has embraced Dr. Mosser’s transgender work from the highest levels of leadership on down, by creating a Transgender Program at St. Francis, as well as specialized hospital training in trans sensitivity, pronoun usage and personalized support. There is even a transgender liaison nurse team which works directly with transgender patients whenever needed.
St. Francis has been helping to empower marginalized groups with state of the art healthcare for over 100 years, and they are excited to be on the forefront of transgender care in San Francisco.
Vista Surgery Center is a fully accredited surgery center located in the same building as Dr. Mosser’s office, on the 26th floor. Committed to providing transgender patients comprehensive care in a sensitive, inclusive and empowering setting, Vista Surgery Center features state-of-the-art technology and best-in-class medical professionals to make your stay safe, comfortable and supported.
Vista Surgery Center offers advantages over a traditional hospital environment, including size, quality, service, and cost. Because Vista is smaller than traditional hospitals, it’s a more intimate setting, where you can have your surgical procedure in a quieter and calmer environment. Further, the low patient-to-staff ratio ensures highly personalized and attentive pre- and post-operative care.
Dr. Mosser is a board certified plastic surgeon who has a deep and long-lasting commitment to gender confirmation surgery. He has over 13 years of experience performing gender affirming surgeries and has been exclusively devoted to gender affirming care since the opening of The Gender Confirmation Center in 2013. Dr. Mosser believes that the best results are obtained when he first understands the needs and desires of his patients, and then empowers them with understanding of what leads up to and comes after surgery, ensuring that the patient has realistic goals about what can be achieved. He emphasizes a superior level of customer service and compassion from start to finish, with the hope that his patients are constantly aware that they have the full support of the entire team from the initial consultation through the completion of recovery.
Dr. Mosser always works to educate himself on the emerging needs of the transgender community, and spends time educating fellow medical professionals on the challenges and inspiration that trans individuals bring to the surgical experience.
We strive to empower transgender individuals to take control and become the self-made person they want to be. From our website to our office experience, we provide a supportive environment for patients to ask questions and learn about best practices to be able to make the best decision for their surgical transition.
We believe that it is every person’s right to feel comfortable in their own body. This is why we use the Informed Consent model, and recognize that there are genders beyond the binary: FTM, MTF, nonbinary, genderqueer, transmasculine, transfeminine, genderfluid, agender, butch – this is just a slice of the spectrum of our patients’ gender identities. Moreover, we have an insurance advocacy team who have successfully secured insurance coverage for over 90% of our patients.
We hope to reinforce the confidence trans people already have in themselves across our entire patient experience. All of our staff members (even those who do not interact with patients) have received transgender competency education because in our office we already live in a world where trans inclusion is a part of everyday life.
We admire the authentic self that emerges from within throughout this journey. Since Dr Mosser is skilled in a wide variety of techniques, for every individual patient we lay out all possible options so they can personalize surgery according to their needs and preferences.
We strive to help trans people to reach the right balance between being comfortable with themselves and showing the world who they truly are. Through attendance at international transgender conferences, Dr. Mosser works to educate himself on the needs of the transgender community, and also educates fellow medical professionals on the challenges and inspiration that trans individuals bring to the surgical experience.
Dr. Mosser is a board certified plastic surgeon. He is a cofounder of the American Society of Gender Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), is a member of WPATH (World Professional Association of Transgender Health) and the United States Professional Association of Transgender Health (USPATH) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Learn more about Dr. Mosser’s medical training and meet the rest of our team here.
We strive to empower transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse individuals to become the self-made person they see themselves as. From our website to our office experience, we provide a supportive environment for patients to ask questions and learn about best practices so they can make the best decision for their surgical transition.
Our practice firmly believes that everyone has a right to feel at home in their body and we fully recognize the beautiful array of gender identities that exist within and beyond the gender binary. Access to gender surgery should not be limited by hormone use, BMI, or any other identifying factor. We are leaders in working with non-binary patients who want top surgery or body contouring, and we are growing our practice to include facial feminization surgery for femme identifying trans and non-binary folks.
Our practice uses the Informed Consent Model because we believe that our patients can make educated decisions about their unique gender journey. Moreover, we provide an Insurance Advocacy Team who has successfully secured insurance coverage for over 90% of our patients.
We hope to reinforce the confidence trans people already have in themselves across our entire patient experience. All of our staff members (even those who do not interact with patients) have received transgender competency education. We want to be a part of creating a world in which trans inclusion is a part of everyday life.
We admire the authentic self that emerges from within throughout this journey. Since Dr. Mosser is skilled in a wide variety of techniques, we lay out all possible options for each of our patients so they can personalize surgery according to their needs and preferences. We strive to help trans people to reach the right balance between being comfortable with themselves and showing the world who they truly are.
Patients come to Dr. Mosser for treatment in San Francisco from cities and countries all over the world. His experienced staff will help coordinate all the details, from pick up at the airport, local accommodations, consultation, surgical procedure, recovery and follow up visits. Your virtual consultation can be arranged by phone to learn about specific procedures and options available. Learn more about traveling to visit The Gender Confirmation Center in San Francisco here.
Scott W. Mosser, MD began his career in Medicine as a Fulbright Scholar to Ecuador, where he spent a year investigating the Ecuadorian healthcare system. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), where he completed his internship and six years of comprehensive general and plastic surgery training. This was followed by a year-long fellowship dedicated to cosmetic surgery, during which time he perfected his techniques in facial and body cosmetic surgery. Dr. Mosser is a board certified plastic surgeon and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. Dr. Mosser has a private practice with offices in downtown San Francisco at 450 Sutter Street, Union Square.
Dr. Mosser has been performing gender surgeries for over 13 years and opened The Gender Confirmation Center in 2013. Since then, he has dedicated himself exclusively to gender affirming care.
Learn more about Dr. Mosser’s commitment to gender surgery and The Gender Confirmation Center’s philosophy here.
Alexander Facque, M.D. got his start in gender-affirming care as a resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he first felt the importance of gender-affirming surgery. He then spent a year training under Dr. Loren Schechter as a fellow at Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Gender Confirmation Surgery and Practice Leadership in Chicago, continuing to expand his knowledge and practice. Dr. Facque is a board certified plastic surgeon and is proud to bring his skills in facial feminization surgery, top surgery, and body contouring to The Gender Confirmation Center.
Ellie Zara Ley, MD completed her general surgery residency at the University of Arizona before pursuing a career in plastic surgery. She then completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Utah. Dr. Ley also completed fellowships in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah under the tutelage of distinguished pediatric surgeon Dr. Louis Morales, Jr. This was followed by hand surgery and microsurgery fellowships at the University of Southern California. After serving as an assistant clinical instructor of plastic surgery at the University of Utah, she moved back to Arizona to work in private practice, which led her to the field of gender confirming surgery. Dr. Ley was trained by Dr Toby R. Meltzer, a well-known leader of the field of gender affirming surgery. Through her work with Dr. Meltzer, as well as her multi-speciality education Dr. Ley has become an accomplished and recognized expert with vast experience and knowledge in all aspects of transgender and gender diverse surgical care.
Daniel Jacobs, M.D. received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from U.C. Davis with highest honors and went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Jacobs completed a General Surgery residency at SC School of Medicine and a Plastic Surgery residency at USC School of Medicine. His exceptional work has been recognized through prestigious medical awards such as the ‘Sidney R. Garfield, MD Exceptional Contribution Award’ in 2017, San Jose Kaiser Permanente’s ‘Outstanding Inpatient Physician of the Year’ in 2017, and the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Medicine’ award from Santa Clara Medical Association in 2016. Dr. Jacobs is a board certified plastic surgeon and is proud to bring his skills in top surgery to The Gender Confirmation Center.
Manage all clinical & operational teams
Physician Associates at the Gender Confirmation Center assist surgeons in the O.R. & with pre/post-op care.
Medical Assistants at the Gender Confirmation Center conduct preoperative visits
The Nursing Team at the Gender Confirmation Center provides education to prepare our patients for surgery, assist with minor procedures in the office, and provides post-surgery recovery education. The nursing team also provides gender affirming laser hair removal and will soon offer electrolysis.
Patient Care Coordinators at the Gender Confirmation Center schedule consultations & write consult notes
Surgery Coordinators at the Gender Confirmation Center schedule patient surgeries
The Billing department at the Gender Confirmation Center collects payments & issues refunds. The Insurance department submits authorization requests to insurance companies.
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