How was your experience with Bradley Trivax at Island Fertility?
Dr Trivax is an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate doctor . He made me feel comfortable with every decision my husband and I had to make . If it was not for him , I would have given up a long time ago . He explains every procedure in depth , makes you feel calm & confident about upcoming surgeries/procedures . I have referred two friends to him , both felt the same way and wound up pregnant . If I had insurance coverage I would love to remain his patient .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Bradley Trivax at Island Fertility?
You will never go any where else once you get to know Dr Trivax . Request him for all monitoring appointments .
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Bradley Trivax at Island Fertility?
Dr Trivax always had a an amazing way of keeping me positive and uplifted after a failed cycle . He always took the time to talk to me , tell me all the pros versus cons out of cycles , what we would do next , what we can do differently . He always told me I will become a mother , my Road is just unfortunately a bumpy one .
Describe the protocols Bradley Trivax used in your cycles at Island Fertility and their degree of success.
My first IVF that I did with another clinic was a fail . Being that I have a low AMH , they surpressed my ovaries so much I had no follicles . When I started my first IVF with Dr Trivax , I voiced my concern about my previous cycle so we tried the “ antagonist approach . I was on Femara 2 pills per day , 225 units of Follistim , 150 units of Menopur , and after 7 days we added two doses of ganarellix twice a day until retrieval , and also an HCG trigger shot . This cycle was succesful with 6 mature eggs retrieved , 4 fertilized , 3 made it to day 5 . I transferred one AA Embryo 5 days after retrieval , I was successful and stayed pregnant until 10 weeks , unfortunately I had a missed miscarriage due to a chromosomal abnormality . Due to insurance coverage and my age we did not to PGS . For my IUIs we also tried injectable meds , either gonal f or follistim in conjunction with Femara . I had 4-6 follicles each IUI but no pregnancy .
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Fran , Sam , Annette )
The nursing staff of Island Fertility , I don’t even know where to start . I’ve been with these women for two years and although I wish I’d be able to leave them , I love them all . Everyone was always rooting me on , telling me positive things after each procedure , ( this is it I know it ) ( yiur going to be pregnant I know it ) and regardless if it didn’t happen , the way they helped me stay positive was what mattered . When I had bad news , they would tell me to call at anytime with questions or concerns . If I had a bad day and would be upset in the office , they would personally come over and talk to me and hug me and tell me everything will be ok . I’ve built relationships with these women and I truly felt they wanted me to succeed and all were so supportive and there for me !
Describe your experience with Island Fertility.
I definitely feel that there are way more strengths than weaknesses for Island Fertility . The office itself is a little cold in the waiting room , I think that’s mostly all fertility clinics . They pretty much run on time for all monitoring appointments with a glitch here and there . My only issue I would say is to request to see the doctor of your choice on each monitoring appointment , if you don’t they will have you speak with a different doctor and sometimes that can leave you unsure of your protocol or results .
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Fertility.
I was always able to schedule my monitoring appointments to coordinate with my work schedule . Usually they liked blood and sono done before 10am so it could be sent out for results later in the afternoon. I never EVER had a scheduling conflict and was always accommodated .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Bradley Trivax at Island Fertility.
I am a self pay patient .
My monitoring was billed through insurance ,
My total cost for IVF not including meds was $10,000 . This included , retrieval anesthesia , transfer . My medications were donated to me by former IVF patients who didn’t need them anymore .
Describe Bradley Trivax's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Fertility.
Dr Trivax was very open to transferring two embryos . Especially in my case where we just wanted one to be a healthy pregnancy .
What specific things went wrong at Island Fertility?
- Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Island Fertility.
I only ever had one issue , and that was whenever I would call . I asked for results to be faxed over to a MFM and when I arrived for my appointment they did not have the results . The situation was quickly rectified when I called Island Fertility and let them know .