Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt/Children’s Hospital

12 Dec


Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 692-8650


What type of medicine does the provider practice?        

Top surgeon. Pediatric plastic surgeon.

Would you recommend this provider to others?              

I’d absolutely recommend her to transmasculine people who are eligible for keyhole top surgery. She and her staff are very nice. Her scheduler even took care of getting insurance to preapprove and pay for my surgery! I saw Dr. Grunwaldt once before my surgery and she spent time answering my many questions and showed me results photos. Everyone at the hospital the day of my surgery was respectful to both my partner and I. My scarring isn’t visible, the contour of my chest is good, and everything healed smoothly. Because she’s local, I’ve been able to have multiple follow up appointments, which most folks who have top surgery can’t do because they need to travel for it. I’m in my mid thirties and was able to go to her, so don’t be discouraged that she operates out of Children’s and is generally pediatric.

When was your last visit with the provider          

0-5 months ago

Why did/do you see this provider?         

I saw her for top surgery (double mastectomy, keyhole method)

What was/is your experience making an appointment with this provider?           

Her scheduler is super nice and responsive. You can get her direct line and email.

Was/is the provider affordable?              

She’s out of UPMC, so they take UPMC insurance.

Please describe your experience with the provider.       

I was very comfortable, and felt respected and validated

 Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff (if applicable).            

They’re great too.

What identities do you have?    

White, transmasculine, nonbinary, queer, able bodied, thin

Tell us if the provider or practice is especially good with a certain community, has special skills or services.           

Trans friendly. Will do top surgery for minors, which not everyone will.

What can you share about this provider’s identities and/or the practice’s affiliations that may be important to their clients?               

White, cis woman. I believe straight but am not sure.

What did you observe or experience about the accessibility of the practice?       

At Children’s Hospital, so very accessible.

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