Describe your experience with Geisinger Medical Center Fertility Center.
This is a relatively small office. The convenience of the location was very important to me. Usually very adaptive in scheduling and during on appointments when I needed them. Lab nearby for all the blood work is a plus.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jennifer Gell at Geisinger Medical Center Fertility Center?
I feel as if my doctor truly knows me despite all the countless patients and cycles she's monitoring.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Geisinger Medical Center Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Grace)
Over the last few years I have become very familiar with all the staff at this clinic. I feel very welcomed and cared for by everyone present.
How was your experience with Jennifer Gell at Geisinger Medical Center Fertility Center?
Strengths include being completely honest about a patient's chances of conceiving. Dr. Gell always takes time to answer all my questions, no matter how silly I feel asking them. No judgement, just honest answers to my concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jennifer Gell at Geisinger Medical Center Fertility Center?
Be patient! You well learn all the details you need to know at the right time.
Describe the protocols Jennifer Gell used in your cycles at Geisinger Medical Center Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We first tired 3 attempts of IUI since my insurance covered 3 lifetime attempts. The sperm counts were not in range for a successful IUI, but we tried it anyway because it was covered by insurance. I feel my doctor always took financials into consideration, trying and recommending what is least expensive and least invasive first.
My first retrieval cycle included folistim, menopur, and ganirelix. This resulted in 10 eggs retrieved, 9 able to inject by ICSI, 4 fertilized, and only 1 blastocyst making it to day 5, but it was chromosomally abnormal.
2nd retrieval cycle included a change of meds to folistim and leuprolide. This resulted in 13 eggs retrieved, 11 able to inject by ICSI, 9 fertilized, 6 made it to day 5 blastocysts. Of the 6, 4 were normal euploid blastocyst, when was abnormal, and one was a low-level mosaic. to prepare for a frozen embryo transfer, the first thawed embryo did not hold together, so we lost one. A second embryo was thawed and transferred, however this resulted in a biochemical pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jennifer Gell at Geisinger Medical Center Fertility Center.
$15,203 was the cost for one full cycle, retrieva and transfer. Genetic testing was an extra fee.
Describe Jennifer Gell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Geisinger Medical Center Fertility Center.
Are doctor explained that to limit risks, it is preferred to now only transfer one embryo. We elected to complete genetic testing so that we knew a chromosomally normal embryo would be selected to prevent risks of miscarriage. If genetic testing is used, our doctor explained that they will only transfer one euploid embryo.