Describe your experience with CCRM San Francisco.
Strengths are the following: game-changing, industry leading protocols, lab (it's the best in the world), and equipment.
Weaknesses: I cannot think of a single thing, except it's probably a little more expensive than other clinics. However, you will actually save money in the long run because they are so much more effective.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sunny Jun at CCRM San Francisco?
Dr. Jun has great bedside manner, but is very honest and upfront about what's happening at each visit. She remembers details of your fertility past, family plan, and protocol without always having to review her notes from prior visits. She has a very nurturing and loving approach to patient care, and makes you feel at ease.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM San Francisco.
My primary nurse was very organized, she was so much more organized than any other nurse I've worked with. I never had to remind her to order medicines, or schedule appointments. She always called on time, and has such a strong sense of urgency that I really felt that she cared for my well being and success.
The nursing staff is general learn your name, always say hello, and go out of their way to make you comfortable and feel accommodated. Most importantly, they treat you like a human...always.
How was your experience with Sunny Jun at CCRM San Francisco?
Dr. Jun is without a doubt one of the best reproductive endocrinologists in the industry. The fact that she is recently associated with such a high caliber fertility clinic made me feel very reassured that I was in great care. She did not waste any time putting together highly customized protocols from retrieval 1 to retrieval 2 that over doubled my yield. She also emphasized a more holistic approach to fertility including the vitamin cocktails and acupuncture. Based on this, I had remarkable success with the # of eggs retrieved, # of embryos created, and # of genetically normal day 5 embryos.
In the past, fertility doctors have been afraid to put me on specific medication which would support my egg quality due to high level theories. Dr. Jun was more aggressive in a positive way, and encouraged us to really put 100% effort into every single cycle. Not only does she have access to CCRM's amazing protocols, but she knows what to do with them, and adjusted my treatment plan with each cycle, which led to shockingly good results that the whole lab department was even surprised about. Another thing that she does very well is personally preparing her colleague, Dr. Tazuke, in case she cannot see you. While this only happened once or twice (they are a new facility so only have 2 doctors at the moment), Dr. Tazuke knew exactly how to assess and confirm her thoughts with Dr. Jun. It's also worth noting that for only having 2 doctors, I was able to see my doctor over 90% of the time. This is rare. I've been to bigger clinics with more doctors where I've had to see 3 doctors within one FET cycle.
I highly recommend this doctor and this clinic. I'm saying with experience at other reputable clinics, and also as a highly research-oriented, analytical individual.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sunny Jun at CCRM San Francisco?
Dr. Jun is careful and methodical. Do not be afraid to ask as many detailed questions as you have. She encourages patients to follow their intuition as well, and when appropriate, will keep that in consideration. For ex. I had an intuition that I needed to perform a series of three retrievals despite my young age due to some test results. She worked closely with me to weigh the pros and cons, and ultimately supported my decision.
Describe the protocols Sunny Jun used in your cycles at CCRM San Francisco and their degree of success.
My protocols included using some of the more complex plans CCRM has to offer. They were able to leverage unique medications like testosterone gel, which actually made a significant difference in my results. Dr. Jun also updated my trigger shot timing by 30 minutes, and this novel idea of hers led to mine, as well as other patients yielded several more eggs during retrievals. She performs highly customized treatment plans, and her ability to narrow in on details is what separates her from the majority of fertility doctors.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sunny Jun at CCRM San Francisco.
Probably around 60K for three retrievals and 1 transfer (successful). However this is part of their embryo banking program. Individual costs will vary a little.
Describe Sunny Jun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM San Francisco.
Due to CCRM San Francisco's extremely high success rates (I believe they were 90%+ for their first year - this data point is not confirmed), they promote eSET for the majority of their patients, unless there is a medical condition or reason not to. They are confident in their methods and results, and put patients at ease about only transferring 1 embryo if possible. They also have very honest conversations with patients about the gestational risk associated to twin pregnancies. They are not afraid to tell you the truth, before it's too late.