The Meltzer Clinic: Toby Meltzer

Toby R. Meltzer in 2016

Toby Roger Meltzer (born September 19, 1957) is an American plastic and reconstructive surgeon.


Meltzer earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Michigan. He was appointed clinical professor of plastic surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU).

In 1993 he began performing vaginoplasty, and he became widely known in the community. In 1996, he opened his own private practice in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, Meltzer was forced to relocate to Scottsdale, Arizona after a conservative physicians consortium, Symphony Healthcare, purchased Eastmoreland Hospital. Symphony Healthcare filed for bankruptcy soon after, and the entire hospital was torn down.

In 2016, The Meltzer Clinic added surgeon Ellie Zara Ley to their roster of providers. Ley left to start her own practice, after which Nick Esmonde joined the clinic.

See also

My surgical journal (1998)

G’s surgical journal (2003)


The Meltzer Clinic (

Original site [1998-2019] (

Historic links

General pages:

LINK: Indigo Pages on Toby Meltzer

LINK: Electrolysis Preparing for SRS by Susan Diskin and Cheryl Naumoff (2002)

LINK: Vaginoplasty with Toby Meltzer from his commercial site

Related pages:

LINK: Labiaplasty with Toby Meltzer from his commercial site

LINK: My Labiaplasty by Andrea James (1998) /physical/labiaplasty/index.html

Consumer experiences (most recent first)

LINK: My surgery with Dr. Toby Meltzer in Scottsdale, Arizona by G (2003) /physical/vaginoplasty/meltzer0603.html

LINK: My GRS With Dr Toby Meltzer by Melanie l’Heuremaudit (2002)

LINK: SRS in a Patient Homozygous for Factor V Leiden By Teri; ed. by Anne Lawrence (2002)

LINK: Dr. Toby Meltzer: Vaginoplasty Results by Anne Lawrence (1997 through 2001) (note: graphic images)

LINK: My Gender Reassignment Surgery in Portland by Teri, (2000)

LINK: Vulvar Reconstruction Post-Vaginoplasty by Alexis (2000) via Anne Lawrence

LINK: SRS Notes by Janet Bowman (1999)

LINK: Dr. Toby Meltzer Performs SRS by Anne Lawrence (1998) (note: graphic images)

LINK: My surgical experience by Andrea James (1998)

LINK: The Meltzer Page by raspy (1997)

LINK: Taking Portlandia’s Hand by Anne Lawrence (1996)