How was your experience with Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine & 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 & 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.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine & 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 the protocols Saji Jacob used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine & 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 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.
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine & 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.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Saji Jacob at Center for Reproductive Medicine & 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 & 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.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine & Robotic Surgery?
- Failed to call with results
- Lost results
- Failed to consider drug intolerance