Transsexuals seeking sex reassignment surgery require at least one, and usually two, referrals from medical professionals. Ordinarily, in order to get these referrals the patient must have completed one year of real-life experience (the "real-life test"), where they live consistently as their stipulated gender.
Question: Are there other surgeries with comparable restrictions to the real-life test for transsexual genital surgery?
I'm not aware of any. I know there can be long waiting lists for surgery, but that's different to waiting to be put on a waiting list for surgery.
I've heard in some places to obtain an abortion you need to wait a few days. That's the closest I can think of.