A team of doctors from the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in Bucharest conducted sex reassignment surgery on a 35-year-old woman on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, Mediafax informs.
The surgery lasted approximately 12 hours. Cristian Nitescu, a member of the team, pointed out that the patient is in a good condition. In a press conference Nitescu underlined that the 35-year-old woman was evaluated in order to establish whether she is truly transsexual.
The first surgery took place six months ago, this being the second stage in a process that will end one year from now, the doctor stated. Dr. Nitescu also stated that female-to-male sex reassignment surgeries are some of the most complex and demanding reconstructive surgeries.
The first sex reassignment surgery in Romania took place in 1995, being conducted by Professor Dr. Ioan Lascar, head of the plastic and reconstructive surgery clinic of the Floreasca Hospital. That surgery was a male-to-female sex reassignment. Prof. Lascar subsequently conducted four more sex reassignment surgeries, namely two female-to-man and two man-to-female surgeries.