transsexual surgery


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Noun1.transsexual surgery - surgical procedures and hormonal treatments designed to alter a person's sexual characteristics so that the resemble those of the opposite sex
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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On May 30, the Department of Health & Human Services departmental appeal board overturned a Medicare national coverage determination issued in 1989 that stated that transsexual surgery for sex reassignment would not be covered by the government because it was "experimental" and had a high rate of serious complications.