Genetics & IVF Institute

3 doctors work here

Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 79%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 5%9.3
79% strongly recommend
13 reviews
Operations
9.4
9.4
Operations

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Scheduling
9.7
9.7
Scheduling

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Billing Department
8.8
8.8
Billing Department

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Nursing Team
9.5
9.5
Nursing Team

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Attention to Detail
9.3
9.3
Attention to Detail

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Annual Cycles
301
National Avg
635
This Clinic
National Avg
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60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Fairfax
3015 Williams Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
703.698.7355

13 patient reviews

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2014 - 2020, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 35 - 41
1 IUI
2 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Udoff was very knowledgeable about the latest research related to IVF and could answer any question about procedures/supplements that I read about. He was very realistic with me and my husband about what to expect, what he could control what he could not and was very open to trying different strategies to combat our specific infertility issue...
We have mostly communicated by email [with the Genetics & IVF Institute nurses]. Very fast response time, very empathetic and knowledgeable...$25950 for a multi cycle IVF (3 tries if under 42), not including pgd testing if needed or medication...It has never been crowded when I get there, so that's a plus! Front desk staff is very pleasant and efficient. Phlebotomist is pleasant and skilled at what she does. Everything from ultrasounds, blood work, genetic counseling is all done at the same site which is great. The clinic runs very smoothly in my opinion.
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr Udoff was very knowledgeable about the latest research related to IVF and could answer any question about procedures/supplements that I read about. He was very realistic with me and my husband about what to expect, what he could control what he could not and was very open to trying different strategies to combat our specific infertility issue. I was very pleased with this approach as my previous Doctor was ready to give up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
That he is very knowledgeable and has a warm personality and makes the atmosphere light while reassuring you that he will do his best to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Udoff has a warm humorous bedside manner. He also had very good eye contact and explained the process of IUI/IVF in a manner my husband and I could understand.
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
I have done a IUI with Dr. Udoff and am now preparing to do IVF. The IUI was a long time ago and pretty standard. We have discussed the treatment plan for IVF but I have not started yet to give a review on that process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Valerie Cyrus)
We have mostly communicated by email. Very fast response time, very empathetic and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
It has never been crowded when I get there, so that's a plus! Front desk staff is very pleasant and efficient. Phlebotomist is pleasant and skilled at what she does. Everything from ultrasounds, blood work, genetic counseling is all done at the same site which is great. The clinic runs very smoothly in my opinion.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
$25950 for a multi cycle IVF (3 tries if under 42), not including pgd testing if needed or medication.
Describe Laurence Udoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
No comments yet.
10
Doctor
Laurence Udoff
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
Operations
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Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I talked to Dr. Udoff through video call for my initial consultation and follow-up consultation, he asked about my medical background and told me the specific process and any possible risks. Dr. Udoff is really nice and considerate, he adjusted my medicine dose timely according to my actual situation. He is definitely worth trusting, I fully followed his instruction during my treatment.
My bilingual-speaking nurse Mandy [at GIVF] timely communicated with me according to the physician's treatment plan, she had comprehensive consideration on the treatment schedule, time difference between China and US and got everything ready ahead of time. She was detail-oriented, she emailed and called me to tell all the details in next step, she showed me the video class and also arranged face-to-face class
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
I talked to Dr. Udoff through video call for my initial consultation and follow-up consultation, he asked about my medical background and told me the specific process and any possible risks. Dr. Udoff is really nice and considerate, he adjusted my medicine dose timely according to my actual situation. He is definitely worth trusting, I fully followed his instruction during my treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
He is knowledge and worth trusting, please follow his instruction during your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
they treated me like an old friend and gave me a lot of support.
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
For my 1st cycle, I took birth control pill, and injection (menocpur and gonal f) and trigger shot, then egg retrieval, he only retrieved 8 eggs, and no embryo developed to a stage suitable for biopsy and PGS testing. For my 2nd cycle, I used a patch at first, then injection (menocpur and gonal f) and trigger shot, then egg retrieval, and I did Frozen embryo transfer. He retrieved almost 20 eggs and did PGS testing on 5 embryos and all of them were normal, and he transferred 1 embryo and I am pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy and Angela)
My bilingual-speaking nurse Mandy timely communicated with me according to the physician's treatment plan, she had comprehensive consideration on the treatment schedule, time difference between China and US and got everything ready ahead of time. She was detail-oriented, she emailed and called me to tell all the details in next step, she showed me the video class and also arranged face-to-face class on how to do the injection by myself. Angela arranged my itinerary timely and efficiently, she also gave me a lot of information on restaurant, accommodation and local tours.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
Strengths: Since I am from China, my English is very limited. GIVF arranged Chinese coordinators to help me book hotel, recommended restaurants and local tour and shops. The medical team in GIVF works very well. In my whole treatment process in GIVF, every time I went for morning monitoring at my scheduled appointment time, I was able to do my blood draw and ultrasound right away, no waiting time. The sonographer concerned about my personal feelings and privacy and paid attention to many details which made me relaxed. I was successful at my 2nd trial through GIVF. Weaknesses: I wish I could successfully conceive at my 1st trial.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
around $20,000
Describe Laurence Udoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
Udoff explained the benefit of carrying single baby, and I agreed with him.
10
Doctor
Laurence Udoff
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I trust him [Dr. Udoff], he eases my worry...is able to think from my perspective. He is rigorous, but he also reads my mind and makes clear corresponding explanation on my treatment plan and techniques...My protocol was not complicated, since I have two girls and want a boy, so we chose family balance(gender selection) through IVF plus PGD. I went through stimulation, egg retrieval, genetic screening and embryo transfer without any special treatment or complication, then I was pregnant this May! Since I trust the professionalism of Dr. Udoff, I am confident that he will make me pregnant.
They [nurses at Generics & IVF Institute] are careful and thoughtful, patient and meticulous in answering every question I have. When I need help, especially on the time schedule, they will do their best to coordinate and try to give me the best arrangement...Easy come and easy go...The monitoring was smooth and easy...The clinic is elegantly-decorated, cozy, clean and well-equipped, staffs and friendly, I felt comfortable in every visit, I also received many educational materials on IVF before my treatment. Easy to schedule or adjust appointment time, even if I had urgent question on my injection at night, I was able to reach my primary nurses to solve problems. And I didn't have any issue on billing either.
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
I trust him, he eases my worry. Dr. Udoff is an expert in assisted reproductive medicine, he is empathy and is able to think from my perspective. He is rigorous, but he also reads my mind and makes clear corresponding explanation on my treatment plan and techniques.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
From the day I chose Dr. Udoff to treat myself, I have fully trusted him and the nurse, I trusted their judgement, I followed their calendar and suggestion, I communicated with them immediately if I had any questions. Only when GIVF and I work as a team will increase my successful rate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
I felt like home and was treated as a family member, they not only cared about me during the treatment, but also provided me a lot of information on local tours, restaurants, shop and transportation, we had a pleasant and delighting trip in VA and Greater Washington DC during my treatment.
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
My protocol was not complicated, since I have two girls and want a boy, so we chose family balance(gender selection) through IVF plus PGD. I went through stimulation, egg retrieval, genetic screening and embryo transfer without any special treatment or complication, then I was pregnant this May! Since I trust the professionalism of Dr. Udoff, I am confident that he will make me pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy and Jenny)
Jenny and Mandy. I like these two nurses quite much. They are careful and thoughtful, patient and meticulous in answering every question I have. When I need help, especially on the time schedule, they will do their best to coordinate and try to give me the best arrangement. I am grateful to them.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
The clinic is elegantly-decorated, cozy, clean and well-equipped, staffs and friendly, I felt comfortable in every visit, I also received many educational materials on IVF before my treatment. Easy to schedule or adjust appointment time, even if I had urgent question on my injection at night, I was able to reach my primary nurses to solve problems. And I didn't have any issue on billing either.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Genetics & IVF Institute.
Easy come and easy go: I just checked in, wait till my name to be called, done my blood draw and transferred to another waiting area, and then done my ultrasound. The monitoring was smooth and easy.
Describe Laurence Udoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
He prefers eSET and explained to us the reasons, and we followed his suggestion, I also prefer to carry only one baby at a time.
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Doctor
Laurence Udoff
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
8
Age 32
3 IUI
IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Udoff is very considerate of our diagnosis with infertility. He has always explained our options thoroughly and has been honest about our chances of success. I trust his medical guidance when undergoing any treatment.... Husband has azoospermia (0 sperm) which was diagnosed after 2 TESE surgeries by 2 different urologists. Now we are using a directed donor for treatment. For the 3 cycles of IUI: HSG prior to treatment to ensure open tubes. Clomid for 5 days, blood work and ovulation cycle monitoring.
The strengths would definitely be the medical staff [GIVF] (nurses and Dr. Udoff in my case). They are knowledgeable, helpful and flexible. I would say that the weakness lies in the financial advisory department. I understand that they need to provide you with the facts of how the financial "plans" work but the staff isn't the kindest or knowledgeable. There have been times that I've showed up for a cycle monitoring after a failed cycle
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Udoff is very considerate of our diagnosis with infertility. He has always explained our options thoroughly and has been honest about our chances of success. I trust his medical guidance when undergoing any treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Listen to his guidance. He has a lot of experience and is knowledgeable on an array of infertility cases. Ask all the questions you need to that will help you make the right decision for your situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
I felt and still feel like a human under Dr. Udoff's care. I truly believe he cares about our goals to start a family and he answers all of our questions and concerns. He has always provided the information we are seeking to the best of his ability and his bedside manner is great. I feel comfortable and under safe care during all my treatment.
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
Husband has azoospermia (0 sperm) which was diagnosed after 2 TESE surgeries by 2 different urologists. Now we are using a directed donor for treatment. For the 3 cycles of IUI: HSG prior to treatment to ensure open tubes. Clomid for 5 days, blood work and ovulation cycle monitoring. Unfortunately the cycles failed but we were told in advance that the chances of pregnancy were low. Currently preparing for the 1st IVF cycle which I will undergo an HYS, use an ovulation predictor kit, wear an Estrogen patch, use medications/hormone injections to stimulate egg growth/retrieval. We were told that IVF, while it is way more expensive, will double our chances of success, but is not guaranteed. We are hopeful that this will work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Valerie Cyrus)
My primary lead nurse is wonderful and kind. She is very thorough in her instructions. She reaches out constantly and has been so compassionate throughout this whole process. The nursing staff at GIVF has been great to work with. The nurse who handles the blood work has been caring and she converses with me so early in the morning I really appreciate that. The nurse who does the sonograms doesn't have the most kindest demeanor but she does care and is gentle so that is also appreciated.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
The strengths would definitely be the medical staff (nurses and Dr. Udoff in my case). They are knowledgeable, helpful and flexible. I would say that the weakness lies in the financial advisory department. I understand that they need to provide you with the facts of how the financial "plans" work but the staff isn't the kindest or knowledgeable. There have been times that I've showed up for a cycle monitoring after a failed cycle and the receptionist says that I owe money when we've paid in full already and that is the last thing I want to hear. Everything has to be paid in full at GIVF prior to treatment. There are no payment plans which makes it really difficult.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
I find GIVF to be pretty expensive but I just think that is the norm for fertility clinics and fertility treatment. The stuff that could be done with insurance was but it was just basic doctor visits or tests like the HSG or HYS. Everything else has been out of pocket and paid in full prior to treatment.
Describe Laurence Udoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
Dr. Udoff thoroughly explained the risks of multiple embryo transfer so he does not recommend doing that if it can be avoided. He feels strongly that the safer route and higher chances of a successful healthy pregnancy will be yielded from a single embryo transfer.
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Doctor
Laurence Udoff
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
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Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
European
East Asian
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Udoff] explains everything thoroughly and professionally while also being considerate of our emotional and financial situation. He has never given us false hope or higher expectations, which I prefer. I trust him intrinsically and recommend him 100%.... We were both tested for genetic disorders and determined each egg had to be tested using PGD. This round we will be doing an endometrial lining test as well to ensure embryo implantation will be at the most opportune time.
I only have positive things to say. They [Genetics & IVF] are always helpful, quick to help and respond to questions, as well as sweet and caring. Although I would like more flexible monitoring hours in the morning (I'm just not a morning person), they have always been very flexible for me. Not to mention professional.... They worked with my insurance, which covered a certain percentage. The rest we had to pay but GIVF was very helpful to figure options that were affordable.
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
He explains everything thoroughly and professionally while also being considerate of our emotional and financial situation. He has never given us false hope or higher expectations, which I prefer. I trust him intrinsically and recommend him 100%.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Listen to his advice. He gives you all your options, gives you his thought, but ultimately leaves the final decisions to you without any pressure.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
He spoke to me without sugar coating anything. He was realistic but always on the side of thinking positively. He has handled every situation perfectly and professionally.
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
Used hormone injections to stimulate egg growth and had egg retrievals both times. We were both tested for genetic disorders and determined each egg had to be tested using PGD. This round we will be doing an endometrial lining test as well to ensure embryo implantation will be at the most opportune time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Valerie)
She is amazing, professional, kind, and most importantly always availavle to talk or to ask her question. I can't imagine any other nurse through this process!
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
I only have positive things to say. They are always helpful, quick to help and respond to questions, as well as sweet and caring. Although I would like more flexible monitoring hours in the morning (I'm just not a morning person), they have always been very flexible for me. Not to mention professional.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Genetics & IVF Institute.
They put you in for a scheduled time but they are flexible each time knowing things come up or things happen, I.e. traffic. You simply wait as first come first serve at that point. It all goes very smoothly without a long wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
They worked with my insurance, which covered a certain percentage. The rest we had to pay but GIVF was very helpful to figure options that were affordable.
Describe Laurence Udoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
He prefer eSET to ensure there is little to no danger to the mother and the potential embryo. I believe he is willing to discuss multiple embryo transfer if there is a limited health risk.
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Doctor
Laurence Udoff
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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2014, Unsuccessful
7
9
Age 37
1 Egg Freezing
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Lincoln was quite welcoming and informative, although I did occasionally feel like he was slightly impatient to hand me off to the rest of the clinic staff. But in general, I felt very comfortable with him and trusted him to make wise choices with my course of treatment...The nursing staff was exceptional - truly exceptional. I felt incredibly supported throughout the process, including with the emotional ups and downs of the procedure. The staff was knowledgeable, kind, warm and efficient. They were also excellent at communicating next steps throughout the process.
The nursing staff [at Genetics & IVF Institute] was exceptional - truly exceptional. I felt incredibly supported throughout the process, including with the emotional ups and downs of the procedure. The staff was knowledgeable, kind, warm and efficient. They were also excellent at communicating next steps throughout the process...I would certainly recommend this clinic, and especially the nursing and care staff. I would have appreciated seeing a single doctor throughout - as opposed to have a different doctor doing the egg retrieval - but I recognize that timing is unpredictable and there's really no way to assure that.
How was your experience with Stephen Lincoln at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Lincoln was quite welcoming and informative, although I did occasionally feel like he was slightly impatient to hand me off to the rest of the clinic staff. But in general, I felt very comfortable with him and trusted him to make wise choices with my course of treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephen Lincoln at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Don't hesitate to ask any and all questions you'd like - and don't feel like you ever need to stop asking!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephen Lincoln at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Lincoln was thoughtful and detailed in explaining options and procedures, but I did occasionally feel as if I was being rushed to wrap up my time with him.
Describe the protocols Stephen Lincoln used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
I must admit I don't remember many of the specifics related to drug choices and dosages, unfortunately. I do remember that my egg retrieval wasn't particularly successful (eggs were retrieved, but they were quite low in number), but I was adequately prepared for the unpredictability of the results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute.
The nursing staff was exceptional - truly exceptional. I felt incredibly supported throughout the process, including with the emotional ups and downs of the procedure. The staff was knowledgeable, kind, warm and efficient. They were also excellent at communicating next steps throughout the process.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
I would certainly recommend this clinic, and especially the nursing and care staff. I would have appreciated seeing a single doctor throughout - as opposed to have a different doctor doing the egg retrieval - but I recognize that timing is unpredictable and there's really no way to assure that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephen Lincoln at Genetics & IVF Institute.
I believe the costs included about $4,000 in medication and $9,000 in additional fees. This was all out of pocket, given that this was an elective procedure and not covered by my insurance.
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Doctor
Stephen Lincoln
Humanity
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9
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Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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2010 - 2011, Successful
6
6
Age 39 - 40
6 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
1st of 5 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
Dr Udoff was a good listener but his bedside manner was a bit cold. I do like that he was very direct and gave detailed explanations of treatments, diagnosis, etc. I did not like that he followed protocols without any room for analyzing whether it was necessary. For example, he insisted I get a mammogram before my second transfer even though I had only just finished nursing twins and the results of the mammogram would be unreliable.
There wasn't a lot of personal care [at Genetics & IVF Institute] but I felt they were very efficient and I never had to wait for long periods of time for my appointments... Overly expensive. It cost $2000 more than some other nearby clinics for the FET...The nurses were very helpful but getting in touch was sometimes challenging...He [Dr. Laurence Udoff] was a good listener and spent time to really understand my history. However, when it came to the treatment cycle I rarely saw him and he did not do my FET
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr Udoff was a good listener but his bedside manner was a bit cold. I do like that he was very direct and gave detailed explanations of treatments, diagnosis, etc. I did not like that he followed protocols without any room for analyzing whether it was necessary. For example, he insisted I get a mammogram before my second transfer even though I had only just finished nursing twins and the results of the mammogram would be unreliable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
If you are his patient, he's great for providing information but not very flexible. He has no bedside manner but he does seem to genuinely care about successful outcomes for his patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
He was a good listener and spent time to really understand my history. However, when it came to the treatment cycle I rarely saw him and he did not do my FET
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
N/A I did a frozen embryo transfer with donated embryos because I was in premature ovarian failure
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Kristen?)
The nurses were very helpful but getting in touch was sometimes challenging.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
There wasn't a lot of personal care but I felt they were very efficient and I never had to wait for long periods of time for my appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
Overly expensive. It cost $2000 more than some other nearby clinics for the FET
Describe Laurence Udoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
My doctor let me decide. I did a double embryo transfer and I got pregnant with twins on my first try. I was overjoyed with this outcome and I appreciated the doctor respecting my right to choose.
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Doctor
Laurence Udoff
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
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Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 40
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Udoff is friendly and gets right to the point. He explains everything thoroughly and addressed my concerns and willingness to try a different protocol. I appreciated his willingness to help me achieve my dream of being a mom...is willing to try different options. He addressed my concerns about wanting to try something different from the last cycle with another clinic...475iu follistim, 25 menopur, instead of BC I primed with estrogen patch
I think that she [nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute] could better communicate. It's a little hard to understand her. However, when I asked questions, she did get the answers for me. I wish she would call instead of emailing me...The clinic is in an older building with dated decor but i dont mind all that much. They should clean or remove the fish tank, it's dirty and gives a negative impression. They offer tea and water which is nice. Easy to park.
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr Udoff is friendly and gets right to the point. He explains everything thoroughly and addressed my concerns and willingness to try a different protocol. I appreciated his willingness to help me achieve my dream of being a mom.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
He gets to the point. He addresses concerns and explains thoroughly, just ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
The office staff is friendly and Dr Udoff is willing to try different options. He addressed my concerns about wanting to try something different from the last cycle with another clinic. The staff has thus far explained everything they were going to do and asked if I had any questions each visit.
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
475iu follistim, 25 menopur, instead of BC I primed with estrogen patch
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy)
I think that she could better communicate. It's a little hard to understand her. However, when I asked questions, she did get the answers for me. I wish she would call instead of emailing me.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
The clinic is in an older building with dated decor but i dont mind all that much. They should clean or remove the fish tank, it's dirty and gives a negative impression. They offer tea and water which is nice. Easy to park.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
Paid a $4200 deposit
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Laurence Udoff
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Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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2012 - 2015, Successful
3
7
Age 39 - 42
5 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Successful
Don't expect someone to hold your hand or make eye contact. He is a bit rough during transfers and it can be painful. He is probably talented, but just sharp edged.
There was a miscalculation of dates which led to a cancellation of a cycle and the wrong medication amounts used. Also had troubles getting the right call to the pharmacy for medication.
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
For the first transfer, I was so well cared for by the nurses that I didn't mind so much that he was so cold. However during retrieval he had lots of issues with the transfer and wasn't very kind about it. I had had five previous transfers, so I was pretty well acquainted with the process and knew it was going poorly(and painful!). He did not acknowledge this at all nor explain anything while he was working. However, he also did my fourth transfer which did result in a successful second pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Don't expect someone to hold your hand or make eye contact. He is a bit rough during transfers and it can be painful. He is probably talented, but just sharp edged.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Udoff doesn't really have a very kind way about him. He is just there to do his job.
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
Donor eggs
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Ashley mckittrick)
Ashley was wonderful. A gem. She worked so hard and was so fabulous. Unfortunately, due to some strange re organisation at GIVF, she was forced out. It was very sad as she was amazing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
About $30 000 +/-
What specific things went wrong at Genetics & IVF Institute?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Genetics & IVF Institute.
There was a miscalculation of dates which led to a cancellation of a cycle and the wrong medication amounts used. Also had troubles getting the right call to the pharmacy for medication. On several occasions (after Ashley had left) they mucked up responses and information.
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Laurence Udoff
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Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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2016, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 44
5 IUI
2 IVF
3 Egg Freezing
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 4 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Laurence Udoff] explained very carefully my case, the expectations of finding a good egg due to my age (44 at the time) and was honest in his approach...he is very strong in genetic implications of age related infertility, he is honest and open. He was encouraging without over promising. He is a balanced professional and has significant experience, I would have liked to be told about CQ10 and DHEA before the treatment and not after it didnt work, but outside of that, i dont have any complaints.
[Genetics & IVF Institute] strengths - genetic testing, medium size clinic in which you see the same staff over and over and they know your case well and follow your progression. You are very well treated...20 K covered by insurance + 5 k for PGD...he [Dr. Laurence Udoff] is very strong in genetic implications of age related infertility, he is honest and open. He was encouraging without over promising. He is a balanced professional and has significant experience, I would have liked to be told about CQ10 and DHEA before the treatment and not after it didnt work, but outside of that, i dont have any complaints.
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
he is very strong in genetic implications of age related infertility, he is honest and open. He was encouraging without over promising. He is a balanced professional and has significant experience, I would have liked to be told about CQ10 and DHEA before the treatment and not after it didnt work, but outside of that, i dont have any complaints.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
he is someone you can rely on
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
He explained very carefully my case, the expectations of finding a good egg due to my age (44 at the time) and was honest in his approach.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy)
She was very accommodating and thorough in her follow up and a very nice person
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
strengths - genetic testing, medium size clinic in which you see the same staff over and over and they know your case well and follow your progression. You are very well treated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
20 K covered by insurance + 5 k for PGD
Describe Laurence Udoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
they transfered 2 embryos that seemed to be doing Ok and were from a frozen cycle i did at age 39 and let the other 5 embryos be tested using PGD
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Laurence Udoff
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Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 46 - 47
15 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Other
Black or African-American
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Udoff is a very skilled and knowledgeable doctor. Everything he does is heavily investigated and fine detailed to be fair to you. He takes precautions and lets you know any concerns. ... I feel, Dr. Udoff is good at double checking everything first to make sure our reproductive systems are okay to start the IVF so we can have the best possible outcome scenario.
I would say to follow up call and make sure you are being correctly billed. ... Has good weekend hours [at Genetics & IVF Institute] for convenience, Also they have good morning appointment hours for people who cannot take off work. ... Valerie [nurse] is very responsive and keeps me up to date ... Nice clinic, professional and nice location
How was your experience with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
I began my consulting and egg retrieval with Dr. Lincoln in 2012, who was very positive and encouraging. I went back several years later in 2019 after getting married and consulted with Dr. Udoff. Dr. Udoff was honest and caring at the same time. I have yet to do full IVF because my husband needs treatment for low sperm count and I had to get and MRI to make sure my uterus was okay first. My uterus looks good. Additionally the government shutdown and Coronavirus has delayed us, as I am a government contractor and not a permanent employee. Even though I am an attorney my invome is not stable and my husband has not been working since his job ended. I feel, Dr. Udoff is good at double checking everything first to make sure our reproductive systems are okay to start the IVF so we can have the best possible outcome scenario. Others doctors may not be so thorough. We went to one in person consultation, one surgery at his office for polyps, and several phone follow ups.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
I would say you are in very good hands. He knows what he is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Like a human. Dr. Udoff is a very skilled and knowledgeable doctor. Everything he does is heavily investigated and fine detailed to be fair to you. He takes precautions and lets you know any concerns.
Describe the protocols Laurence Udoff used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
We have yet to start IVF. But I have had surgery fornpolyps and MRI and my husband is getting reccomended treatment for a low sperm count. My eggs are frozen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Genetics & IVF Institute. (Assigned nurse: Valerie Cyrus)
Valerie is very responsive and keeps me up to date
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
Nice clinic, professional and nice location I would say to follow up call and make sure you are being correctly billed. The clinic does a good overral job. Has good weekend hours for convenience, Also they have good morning appointment hours for people who cannot take off work. Dr. Udoff kindly met with us in the early morning hours around 7:30 am , I believe.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurence Udoff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
I paid for genetic testing, vaginal ultrasound, surgery. My insurance helped. My first retrieval for eggs was with Dr. Lincoln. Over eight years, I have paid about , around $10,000 dollars so far.
Describe Laurence Udoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
None
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Laurence Udoff
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Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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2021, Successful
10
10
Age 29
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From the start with the consultation appointments, she [Dr. Sarhan] was knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and determined for my husband and I. She always made sure we knew exactly what was going on and explained everything thoroughly. After trying to conceive for more than 2 years, IVF was our best option according to Dr. Sarhan...She had a strong preference that we only transfer one embryo...
my first nurse there [at Genetics & IVF Institute] was not that compassionate and kind and would never respond to any of my emails and I always felt like I was harassing by calling the clinic to get answers. I was then referred to a new nurse named Missy and She is absolutely amazing and so sweet and when she found out I was pregnant she send the most amazing email that made me cry I really felt like I was cared for...
How was your experience with Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute?
She’s intelligent, knowledgeable ,friendly ,compassionate and determined. I truly felt cared for under her care. She always answered my questions in a positive but truthful way, I respected that. From the consultation appointments to my transfer everything was so smooth and I couldn’t be any happier and thankful
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Abba Sarhan is absolutely an amazing doctor. From the start with the consultation appointments, she was knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and determined for my husband and I. She always made sure we knew exactly what was going on and explained everything thoroughly. After trying to conceive for more than 2 years, IVF was our best option according to Dr. Sarhan, so we decided to jump right in. I felt confident. I can proudly say that from the first cycle of IVF, I am pregnant and currently almost 9 weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Abba Sarhan. She’s hard working and intelligent, and doesn’t just treat you like a number. I felt cared for genuinely. Thank you so so much for everything! I can’t thank you enough, Dr. Sarhan
Describe the protocols Abbaa Sarhan used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
Birth control Stims for 2 weeks Egg retrieval Progesterone in oil Estrogen pills Transfer
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Genetics & IVF Institute.
I want to protect this person‘s name but my first nurse there was not that compassionate and kind and would never respond to any of my emails and I always felt like I was harassing by calling the clinic to get answers. I was then referred to a new nurse named Missy and She is absolutely amazing and so sweet and when she found out I was pregnant she send the most amazing email that made me cry I really felt like I was cared for
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
Definitely ask all the questions that you may have. Infertility is difficult and can be very confusing. This office definitely had the strength of answering all the questions in depth until you truly understand.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute.
I had really good insurance through the government and I’m thankful for that so I didn’t pay as much as other people may have paid but it was still a significant amount. I prefer not to say
Describe Abbaa Sarhan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genetics & IVF Institute.
She had a strong preference that we only transfer one embryo at a time because of my age. At first I was hesitant and upset but I know she had the best intension for us
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Abbaa Sarhan
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Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
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2021, Successful
10
10
Age 38
4 IVF
Other
Latinx
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sarhan is detailed oriented, pays attention to all the data available to her, and makes recommendations that sound very reasonable and grounded...Dr. Sarhan listened to my concerns and requests and allowed me to get 2 embryos transferred instead of one...she had taken the time to understand all my infertility history. She leveraged all the information that was unearthed during my prior treatments and was able to help me get pregnant...
The clinic [Genetics & IVF Institute] runs like an well oiled machine. I am so grateful for the receptionists, the sonographer, the phlebotomist, and specially the Embryology folks (Michael and his team)...Dr. Sarhan listened to my concerns and requests and allowed me to get 2 embryos transferred instead of one....
How was your experience with Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Sarhan is detailed oriented, pays attention to all the data available to her, and makes recommendations that sound very reasonable and grounded. I ended up as a patient of hers when I ran out of insurance benefits through my husband's employer and had to use mine at a different practice. That's when I was blessed to meet Dr. Sarhan. Although the treatment she outlined for me was a bit longer than what I had initially anticipated, it made sense when she explained to me and I realized that she had taken the time to understand all my infertility history. She leveraged all the information that was unearthed during my prior treatments and was able to help me get pregnant. I also was very grateful that Dr. Sarhan listened to my concerns and requests and allowed me to get 2 embryos transferred instead of one. She explained all the risks associated but it the end, it worked out. As a side note, I was a bit nervous about Dr. Sarhan performing my embryo transfer (I had only had embryo transfers at a previous practice and had read that skill was key on this piece), but she did a wonderful, careful and meticulous job and today I am happy to report that I am finally pregnant!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Try to communicate directly with her and not through the nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Sarhan took time to review a long file with data worth 18 months+, and contacted me whenever she had questions or wanted to provide me with additional context and understanding. The fact that she took her time to digest all my data AND to come up with a carefully elaborated plan to help me get pregnant, meant the world to me.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
The clinic runs like an well oiled machine. I am so grateful for the receptionists, the sonographer, the phlebotomist, and specially the Embryology folks (Michael and his team). There is one nurse also that is really amazing but I didn't get to work with her. I think her name is Wendy or Heidi.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute.
I just came to review Dr. Sarhan and this has turned into the longest survey ever.
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Abbaa Sarhan
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Genetics & IVF Institute
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