Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery

St. Louis
522 N. New Ballas
St. Louis, MO 63141
314 473 1285
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery to a friend?
Don't recommend: 100%2.7
2 assessments
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
6
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
8.8
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.
5.2
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
6
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
5.5
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

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
63
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
2.7
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
2 assessments
0
Age
22 - 23
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
0
The nursing staff [at Center for Reproductive Med and Robotic Surgery] was sweet and tried to give me free meds that they may have received from a trial basis so we didn’t have to pay so much out of pocket. They also checked on me once a week to see how I was doing. They smiled everytime they saw me.... The clinic strengths where that they made you feel welcome and that they were happy to see you. They had quick services as far as getting you back to the room with an appointment time. There weakness is calling in labs at a timely fashion. They needed more resources for how to fund ivf.
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Age
22 - 23
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
0
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery.
The clinic strengths where that they made you feel welcome and that they were happy to see you. They had quick services as far as getting you back to the room with an appointment time. There weakness is calling in labs at a timely fashion. They needed more resources for how to fund ivf.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery?
I am young and that’s exactly what dr. Jacobs kept saying. He said oh I’m sure you will get pregnant, everything looks good. Every time we asked a question he brushed us off and said we don’t need to worry about that it will happen. Instead of answering the questions, he was extremely confident in the unknown.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was sweet and tried to give me free meds that they may have received from a trial basis so we didn’t have to pay so much out of pocket. They also checked on me once a week to see how I was doing. They smiled everytime they saw me.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
How was your experience with Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery?
Dr. Jacobs was a very educated man but had a hard tome explaining things. He always said it will happen but when things didn’t plan out he wanted us to pay the money first then talk to him for consultation. Every office visit I had to pay a co pay even if it was just drawing blood. There office lost my results for blood testing and my 2 week wait turn into a 2 week 1/2 wait. I don’t feel that he was very comforting to our situation. He couldn’t explain things like over stimulated ovaries due to that I had some the embryo transfer and I urinated every two minutes and he had no explanation but he said it may be a Uti so he gave me more antibiotics while I actually had the transfer in my uterus.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery?
Don’t go to him because he will see you as a number rather than a desperate human that just wants and would do anything for a family.
Describe the protocols Saji Jacob used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery and their degree of success.
I was told to get my Fallopian tubes removed due to fluid with inthem and scarring. He said he thought it would be best for a successful cycle. He also prescribed follistem 30mg/ml, progesterone 550mg/ml, manutrex, estriol 10mg,hcg 200mg/ml, and birth control and prenatal. All meds where used in the event of a positive pregnancy test.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery.
For one cycle it averaged out to about 15000 with meds included. For the second transfer it was an extra 6000 with meds.
Describe Saji Jacob's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery.
He didn’t have a grasp on changing up protocol for meds on the second round. I feel if he would have tested embryos more it could potentially been beneficial instead of placing something back in me that didn’t work the first time.
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Saji Jacob
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery
St. Louis
Nursing
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5
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
5
I liked the small size of the clinic [Center for Reproductive Med and Robotic Surgery], you felt like you weren't just a number here. The nursing staff were kind and attentive. I liked that Dr. Jacob took the time to sit down and explain our situation with us in detail.... He was good at explaining our diagnosis but was kind of blunt and not as compasssionate as i'd like a doctor to be. he told us what he thought our course of action should be and really wasn't willing to try anything besides what he thought was best.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
5
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery.
I liked the small size of the clinic, you felt like you weren't just a number here. The nursing staff were kind and attentive. I liked that Dr. Jacob took the time to sit down and explain our situation with us in detail.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery?
He took the time to talk with you about the entire process and what he thought the best method to take was going to be.
How was your experience with Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery?
He was good at explaining our diagnosis but was kind of blunt and not as compasssionate as i'd like a doctor to be. he told us what he thought our course of action should be and really wasn't willing to try anything besides what he thought was best.
Describe the protocols Saji Jacob used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery and their degree of success.
was diagnosed metformin and spironolactone for PCOS even though i dont know if those were really helpful or the best things to be on to do anything for my symptoms or anovulation
5
Doctor
Saji Jacob
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery
St. Louis
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Operations
Scheduling
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