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The Transgender Surgery Institute Team

Our Team has a reputation for providing innovative Male to Female (MTF) Gender Reassignment Surgery and Female to Male (FTM) Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS). Dr. Youssef is ranked among America’s best research scientists and he is committed to pursuing excellence in patient care and treatment. Our team is as follows:

  • Dr. Mark Youssef

    Dr. Youssef is an honors graduate from the University of California Irvine and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery and the American Medical Association.

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  • Dr. Howard Singer

    Dr. Howard Singer is our amazing anesthesiologist with more than 25 years of experience. He will be keeping you pain-free and relaxed during any major procedure you have here at TSISC.

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  • Michele Yacso

    Michele graduated from the Long Island University Brooklyn Hospital Physician Assistant’s program, and has been practicing for more than 15 years. Michele has a wonderfully connected and aware way of practicing healthcare, aiming for natural results that are the product of her experience administering thousands of injectable, laser, and light therapy treatments.

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  • Blanca Carmona

    Blanca is our Certified Surgical Technologist at our surgery center for the Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California. She has over ten years’ experience in the surgery industry. Blanca works very closely with our surgical team. She is able to anticipate each surgeons needs and helps keep the operating room running smoothly, efficiently and most importantly safely.

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  • Paty Rivas

    Paty has more than 20 years of experience in the field and is extremely experienced with all of the major insurance companies. Her cheerful attitude and positive personality immediately put patients at ease. She is efficient, friendly and always willing to help. Paty plays an incredibly important role in our office and is your go-to person for insurance or billing questions.

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  • Karen Cox

    Karen, our surgical supervisor, has spent over 25 years working in the medical field with more than 19 years of that working with surgical centers. Karen manages our accredited surgical center as well as facilitates the booking of all surgical appointments.

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  • Tracy Louder

    A native of the Los Angeles area she is proud to offer premier services to the community she grew up in. She has over 11 years of experience in leadership and management of medical practices. You are sure to feel at ease with her caring demeanor and extensive knowledge of the industry.

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The Transgender Surgery Institute Team

Our goal is to make your transition as comfortable and easy as possible. Dr. Youssef and his team, including the office and hospital staff, are committed to serving you during this exciting but anxious stage of your life. Those who access this web site should consult their Physician before following any of the suggestions or making any conclusions from the web site.

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1551 Ocean Avenue Suite 200
Santa Monica, California, 90401

Tel : 310.434.1144
Fax : 310.434.0099

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