Bay IVF

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
is not offered
Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
is not offered
Selling medication is not offered: Not Offered
Selling medication
is not offered
Providing backup medication: Offered
Providing backup medication
Palo Alto
1681 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-322-0500
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Bay IVF to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
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Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
6
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
10
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
10
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
10
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics.

For more information please see our FAQs.

Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
131
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
10
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
1 assessment
10
Age
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Every person working for Dr Polansky [at Bay IVF] knew my name, where I was in my cycle, and were incredibly supportive during the whole process.
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Age
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francis Polansky at Bay IVF?
Every person working for Dr Polansky knew my name, where I was in my cycle, and were incredibly supportive during the whole process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They knew me by name and without being too intrusive, and we're just as relieved and overjoyed by my outcome. They called me a year later to ask how my daughter was doing.
How was your experience with Francis Polansky at Bay IVF?
His bedside manner was frank and compassionate without being condescending or over-promising. His confidence never seemed like arrogance and his overall lifestyle/diet/supplement suggestions were in line with my own.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francis Polansky at Bay IVF?
Don't expect too much hand holding. He is very matter of fact and I've heard he will urge women to consider donor eggs of their own are low quality. I personally believe this to be a positive thing since he understands the high costs associated with ART and the desire for the patient to have a positive outcome.
10
Doctor
Francis Polansky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Bay IVF
Palo Alto
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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