Cedars-Sinai

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots is not offered: Not OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Los Angeles
444 S. San Vicente Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-423-9964
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Cedars-Sinai to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Don't recommend: 27.7
6 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 33% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
78
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
6.2
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
6 assessments
10
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
The entire staff [Cedars-Sinai] is knowledgeable and familiar with the most current/ up to date infertility treatments. They are open and honest from the beginning that this is a journey that will take time. During failures and loss, they hold your hand and continue to stay positive and give you hope. They answer all questions no matter how crazy.... Nursing staff was amazing, many had gone through fertility treatments as well so have their personal stories of success and failure
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Age
38 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
The entire staff is knowledgeable and familiar with the most current/ up to date infertility treatments. They are open and honest from the beginning that this is a journey that will take time. During failures and loss, they hold your hand and continue to stay positive and give you hope. They answer all questions no matter how crazy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
Constant communication , availability, she would call and check in, she got to know me and my husband well
Describe your experience with your nurse at Cedars-Sinai. (Assigned nurse: Hazel and Katy)
Nursing staff was amazing, many had gone through fertility treatments as well so have their personal stories of success and failure, all available via phone,email, quick response time
How was your experience with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
Erica Wang is conservative in treatment, your overall health is of utmost importance, she is optimistic and gives hope even when dealing with the difficult topic of infertility. She is very clear in her explanations and why certain treatments are being chosen over others, she values your voice in discussing overall treatment plan and care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
Have your questions ready, she is great about going through each question and making sure everyone is on the same page
Describe the protocols Erica Wang used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai and their degree of success.
First 2 IUIs was with letrozole , with letrozole being chosen because it showed more success with PCOS. Next 7 IUIs was with clomid because my body responded better to the Clomid. Next was an egg retrieval cycle that would be a frozen embryo transfer after genetic testing. Started with Estrace prior to cycle day one, then ultrasound on cycle day 2 and started injections that night. The injection protocol was 2 injections the first few nights, then added another to ward off ovulation, then trigger shot prior to egg retrieval. Unfortunately the egg retrieval did not produce embryos for transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai.
All IUIs were covered under insurance. Egg retrieval was around 6,000 for the clinic care, additional costs for retrieval clinic
Describe Erica Wang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Cedars-Sinai.
Dr. Wang is more conservative and prefers single embryo transfers
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Doctor
Erica Wang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
They [staff at Cedars-Sinai] are very knowledgeable and lay options out clearly. Clean facility with kind staff. Front desk is very kind. They tested me like a person not a statistic...Vaginal progesterone with sex, saline ultra sound, hysteroscopy with possible scar tissue removal, genetics testing, sperm analysis and clomid...She [Dr. Wang] treated me af a person and tried to address my strange and difficult case...She was patient in answering all my questions however in my situation there are things no one can explain. She wanted to jump into IVF, but I still wanted to try naturally since the odds were still in my favo
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Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
They are very knowledgeable and lay options out clearly. Clean facility with kind staff. Front desk is very kind. They tested me like a person not a statistic. They did in with my primary obgyn and an oncologist for my case with the molar pregnancy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
She treated me af a person and tried to address my strange and difficult case. I had miscarried twins unexplained at 8 wks in june 2017 then had a trisomy 10 miscarriage in Jan 2018 at 11 wks and lastly a month later sy the end of February I had a complete molar pregnancy with a trisomy 10 miscarriage again which is very rare. I needed 2 dncs for that pregnancy and now may have scar tissue. I have a hysteroscopy scheduled July 19th to check. The strange thing is the genetics tests came back normal for both my partner and myself. It's a situation no one can explain.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very kind and gentle. Easy to speak to.
How was your experience with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
She was patient in answering all my questions however in my situation there are things no one can explain. She wanted to jump into IVF, but I still wanted to try naturally since the odds were still in my favor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
Have money so you can afford her complete services. My insurance only covers half.
Describe the protocols Erica Wang used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai and their degree of success.
Vaginal progesterone with sex, saline ultra sound, hysteroscopy with possible scar tissue removal, genetics testing, sperm analysis and clomid.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai.
Nothing so far.
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Doctor
Erica Wang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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5
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
[Cedars-Sinai is] Way to expensive, they charge you for every little thing with NO exception. I was informed by the office to change insurance plans from a PPO to an HMO for better coverage, but was the complete opposite. The billing is confusing and the coordinator who goes over the fees can never give you a solid answer as to how much you will end up paying.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
Way to expensive, they charge you for every little thing with NO exception. I was informed by the office to change insurance plans from a PPO to an HMO for better coverage, but was the complete opposite. The billing is confusing and the coordinator who goes over the fees can never give you a solid answer as to how much you will end up paying.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
As a patient, I felt too small to fit in the huge reproductive office the doctor was running along with the other physician. All my direct questions and concerns were not heart felt answers I received either of the nurses or the team members. For the doctor’s office, I was yet another number they treated and it truly echoed that way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Total robots....no sort of compassion or sympathy towards their patients.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
Dr. Pisarska is aware of her practice and has a great load of knowledge. But as a patient I did not receive that compassionate warmth from her. She can be a great educator and a good resource to her patients, but not someone to provide infertility treatments as it’s a sensitive topic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
Don't walk into the office expecting to be greeted as a "fertility" patient. The office atmosphere feels cold and not welcoming. She is always way too busy to have a direct conversation with her patients.
Describe the protocols Margareta Pisarska used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai and their degree of success.
I was put on clomid on both of my IUI's. Based on her experience she recommended to have back to back IUI's to result in pregnancy. WRONG!!! that wasn't the case and it did not result in pregnancy as to her hopes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai.
An estimate of $3,800 for IUI
Describe Margareta Pisarska's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Cedars-Sinai.
I did not do embryo transfer with this doctor.
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Doctor
Margareta Pisarska
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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1
Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
1
The lack of communication [at Cedars-Sinai] lead to problems and the billing is impossible. I spent hours unscrambling problems....Pay closer attention and get out of Cedars. The staff are terrible and the billing is problematic for a patient base that is by and large cash.
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
1
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
It's a normal office at Cedars Sinai
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
The doctor herself treated me like a human but the office staff were terrible. Every single step of the way we had billing issues, couldn't get calls back, etc
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very friendly but the lack of communication around protocol for my treatments almost lead to problems multiple times.
What specific things went wrong at Cedars-Sinai?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
She's very nice but not everything was tested and she accidentally did an insemination during a cycle where I ovulated 5 follicles and I had to pay for the ultrasound to figure out that they messed that one up. She also still thought I could get pregnant that cycle when my estrogen was crashing. She never prescribed estrogen to thicken my lining and never did ultrasounds the day of IUI.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
Pay closer attention and get out of Cedars. The staff are terrible and the billing is problematic for a patient base that is by and large cash.
Describe the protocols Erica Wang used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai and their degree of success.
First cycle was a natural IUI cycle. The second was a clomid and IUI cycle and the third was also clomid and IUI
Describe the costs associated with your care under Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai.
Inconsistant. They depended upon the length of the appointment and the questions asked, not the service provided. An ultrasound didn't have a cost, it had a range. I was never sure what to expect. Also I was a cash patient and every time I paid in cash, something got confused with the office. Then something else got confused with the hospital and I would get bills for thousands of dollars that were 1) inaccurate and 2) based on appointments that were already paid for.
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Doctor
Erica Wang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
38 - 42
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
...The best part of Dr. Pisarska's practice is her staff. I loved the nurses and was sad when it was time to move on to our OB as they became a welcomed, comforting presence in a long and sometimes disappointing arduous journey.
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Age
38 - 42
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
Highly skilled. Professional.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
She took her time and really got to know me and my husband. But the best part of her practice is her staff. I loved the nurses and was sad when it was time to move on to our OB as they became a welcomed, comforting presence in a long and sometimes disappointing arduous journey.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love Dr. Pisarska, but her nursing staff was my favorite part of my visit. They remembered everything, were emotionally invested in my care and always made each visit a pleasant experience. They set the bar so high that the nurses at my OB's office nor the hospital where I delivered, could ever live up to their level of care and compassion.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
She was patient, knowledge and highly skilled. I had two successful pregnancies thru her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
Listen to her... she knows what she's doing!
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Doctor
Margareta Pisarska
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The nursing staff is incredible. The front desk staff is also great. Overall, an excellent practice. I would highly highly recommend to anyone I know....She [Dr. Margareta Piskarska] answered all questions and is highly experienced and skilled. She is knowledgeable and a leader in her field. She listened to me and was thorough and thoughtful in her responses. I appreciated her optimism, honesty, and availability.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
The nursing staff is incredible. The front desk staff is also great. Overall, an excellent practice. I would highly highly recommend to anyone I know.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
She is very personable and really gets to know her patients. She is kind, warm, and very knowledgeable
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is incredible. So kind, so thoughtful, so patient. I can't say enough good things about them. Excellent excellent team of professionals.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
She answered all questions and is highly experienced and skilled. She is knowledgeable and a leader in her field. She listened to me and was thorough and thoughtful in her responses. I appreciated her optimism, honesty, and availability.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai?
Ask all of the questions any time!
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Doctor
Margareta Pisarska
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
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