Island Reproductive Services

2 doctors work here

Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 81%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 2%9.5
81% strongly recommend
63 reviews
Operations
9.6
9.6
Operations

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Scheduling
9.8
9.8
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
9.2
9.2
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.5
9.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
9.3
9.3
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

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
584
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

South Plainfield
3000 Hadley Road
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
908-412-9909
Staten Island
237 Richmond Valley Rd
Staten Island, NY 10309
718-948-6100

63 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 35 - 37
3 IUI
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
It was the first time a doctor didn't judge me based on my weight. I felt heard and whenever I went to doubt myself, [Dr. Traub] would quickly reassure me that he can help. The consultation was thorough and detailed...he did not want to put my body in any other harms way, and believe to transfer on embryo at a time...His strength is his timely communication. For example, when I would email him from home at any hour on any day, I would get a response almost immediately.
[the Island Reproductive Services nurse] is very friendly in person, and seems different in person vs on the phone. She is also very direct and made me feel confident in the instructions she gave me...They always answer your calls, and you always feel comfortable when interacting with everyone, from the technicians to the Phlebotomists. The phlebotomists is quick and efficient. The office building itself is kind of run down and a little sketchy, but once you walk into the office, you have a better vibe with their updated décor and furniture.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub was extremely compassionate to my husband and I. He would make me feel heard, and provided incredible detail of all the procedures I had. He was confident, compassionate, patient, and took his time to make sure I was comfortable. I feel like he is on this journey with us, and is just as invested as we are. His strength is his timely communication. For example, when I would email him from home at any hour on any day, I would get a response almost immediately. I have never had a doctor provide that type of resource. He was definitively the first doctor to not judge me based on my weight. Other doctors saw my limitations as a liability, yet not matter what I faced, Dr. Traub found a way to find a solution. Even though the 3 IUIs and 3 IVF cycles I have had did not produce a child, I still remain hopeful since the doctor is invested in the plan he has for me. There were not many weaknesses that I had to deal with in my experience. I appreciated his direct, yet warm delivery.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I would tell a prospective patient to be persistent and persevere. Dr. Traub remains approachable, and if for any reason, you have concerns or are unclear of the direction your journey will take you, just ask your questions. I assure you he will answer then without judgement and a whole lot of hope.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
It was the first time a doctor didn't judge me based on my weight. I felt heard and whenever I went to doubt myself, he would quickly reassure me that he can help. The consultation was thorough and detailed, and I left his office feeling hopeful, enthusiastic, and excited.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Genetic Testing to show any issues between my husband and I. HSG- results showed a blockage in my left tube, which led him to believe I may have endometriosis. Further surgery is needed to determine diagnosis Saline Sonogram-results were normal 3 IUIs: Letrozole for a week, then trigger shots,ovidril, along with Lovenox (since I have Factor V Leiden) 2 full IVF cycles that was from July-October. Currently preparing for another egg retrieval. I am day 2 of stim drugs at the highest dose. 3 powder vials of menapur and 525 units of Gonal F. After my retrieval, the plan is to have an hysteroscopy to determine why implantation is being compromised. If in fact it shows I have endometriosis, I would assume I would prepare for more surgeries in the future. I had a mock transfer cycle to prepare for my ERA after my first transfer failed, which showed that I need an extra day of Progesterone. Drugs included for every procedure: Metformin and Adipex (phentermine) to help me bring down my weight Gonal F and Menapur, Ganirelix, Clomid, Lovenox, azithromycin, prednisone, Ovidrel, Lupron, progesterone in oil and estradiol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally)
Sally is very approachable, yet I feel she is a little unorganized. I had issues with some prescriptions being sent to the incorrect pharmacy. She wouldn't remember my protocol and would have to get back to me after speaking to the doctor. I also felt like she tries to rush me off the phone. She is very friendly in person, and seems different in person vs on the phone. She is also very direct and made me feel confident in the instructions she gave me. She was extremely comforting after I woke from my retrieval and answered all the questions I had.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The staff is so friendly and welcoming. They always answer your calls, and you always feel comfortable when interacting with everyone, from the technicians to the Phlebotomists. The phlebotomists is quick and efficient. The office building itself is kind of run down and a little sketchy, but once you walk into the office, you have a better vibe with their updated décor and furniture.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Reproductive Services.
Super quick and efficient! I was able to be in and out, and never waiting long in the waiting room. Leslie is amazing. She is warm and welcoming, and makes you feel very comfortable while performing the ultrasound. I would get my results every time around 1pm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
$500 for each IUI.I had to pay $2500 for my egg retrieval, $200 for each tested embryo. $20 co pay for every visit
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Due to my high risk in my weight, as well as my diagnosis of Factor V Leiden, he did not want to put my body in any other harms way, and believe to transfer on embryo at a time.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
9
8
Age 31 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
The best part under Dr Traub was communication...he always responded within half hour...I was given the right diagnosis and realistic numbers with male and female infertility factors. He made it look like there are chances even after factors that contributed in no pregnancy for us in last 3 years. He made sure to still try with IUI before going to IVF and when we started IVF , the medications were tailored to my response.
The nursing staff [Island Reproductive Services] has always been helpful with my questions or care...Weakness: The financial team and coordinators...Because of them we paid out of pocket for the medications which were actually covered by our insurance. The main coordinator was out of office and nobody realized there was pre authorization from my insurance company pending for approval which costed us 3K out of pocket.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
The best part under Dr Traub was communication, even though every visit with him was related to the procedures performed that day but all questions asked that time were answered and those which were unanswered were covered through contacting him on emails which he always responded within half hour.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Ask as many questions as you like. Doctors can’t tell you everything until you ask them
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I was given the right diagnosis and realistic numbers with male and female infertility factors. He made it look like there are chances even after factors that contributed in no pregnancy for us in last 3 years. He made sure to still try with IUI before going to IVF and when we started IVF , the medications were tailored to my response. All the nurses were there to help out especially the Nidhi and Leslie. Daily monitoring and blood work were easy on schedule while going to work.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
For my IVF cycle, - 1st Injections Protocol starting 9/9 MENOPUR 75IU + Folistim 150IU for 4 nights 2nd protocol starting 9/13 - Monday and Tuesday night- FOLLISTIM and Menopur as prescribed - Tuesday morning start Ganilerix until told to stop ( 1 inch below belly button) Premixed take out air and inject Wednesday 8am ultrasound bloodwork 3rd protocol starting 9/15 - 75 units of FOLLISTIM and menopur Wednesday and Thursday - Ganirelix Morning injection till Friday - Friday Ultrasound 4th Protocol starting 9/17 - FOLLISTIM 75 units only. no menopur - Last ganirelix - Saturday night 2 trigger shots - Novarel IM - 5cc of liquid into the powder - Draw 1cc that’s 1000 at 9pm - Lupron @9 pm belly - Zpack 2 tabs bedtime at night no liquid no food - Sunday morning 9am another Lupron trigger shot Day 0- Egg retrieval day 9/20 Retrieved 15 eggs Cramps, pain & fever, low energy Day 1 after Retrieval 9/21 11 matured and 8 fertilized Pain and fever bed rest Energy low Day 3 after fertilization 9/23 8 made it to Day 3 No fever but back pain, cramps Energy low Day 5 Blastocyst 9/25 4 embryos reached blastocyst stage Energy little better Day 6 Blastocyst 9/26 2 more embryos reached blastocyst 9/27 Monday Biopsy cells sent for PGT Testing. Back to office but with low energy. Slept early for recovering. TRANSFER PROCESS STARTS 10/1: Period day 1 Light flow to medium 10/2 Period day 2 Normal flow 10/3 Period day 3 Normal flow 10/4 Period day 4 Light flow 10/4 PGT TESTING RESULTS IN - [x] 3 embryos perfectly normal 😄 - [ ] 3 embryos abnormal (1 embryo with less chromosomes so considered abnormal) - [ ] Ultrasound and blood work - [ ] Started Estradiol tabs 3 times a day
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: sally)
The nursing staff has always been helpful with my questions or care. Nidhi, Leslie at NJ office were efficient and helpful always. Ultrasounds were a breeze with Leslie. She was gentle and caring and always greeting me with smile at my appointments. They were always ready to accommodate with timings even if I got late for my appointment. Nobody rushed me through any of my ultrasounds. Sally and Melissa over phone were always there and helpful in instructions
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
Strength: Dr Traub’s knowledge and putting effort to make it happen. The nurses with their ability to communicate all the details and instructions with care. The ability to contact Dr Traub anytime of the day with any type of questions. Weakness: The financial team and coordinators. You need to make sure that the medication is covered or not through your insurance. Don’t rely on them solely to contact the insurance company. Because of them we paid out of pocket for the medications which were actually covered by our insurance. The main coordinator was out of office and nobody realized there was pre authorization from my insurance company pending for approval which costed us 3K out of pocket.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Reproductive Services.
It was well oiled machine. The appointments were scheduled for the morning schedule well before the office timings so it wasn’t an issue at all for me. 15-20 mins at max with minimal wait time. Leslie did my usual ultrasound monitoring at the south Plainfield office and she was gentle and efficient every-time. Very cordial and always smiling.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
The Ivf cycle including transfer costed around 13K Monitoring ultrasounds were covered by insurance Ivf medications costed 3K PGT was out of office service costing $100 per embryo plus shipping. Freezing embryo for 1 year costed $1200
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Yes my doctor had a strong approach towards eSET because of health implications to the mother and baby. He was determined towards single transfer and educated us on the positives of it
What specific things went wrong at Island Reproductive Services?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Island Reproductive Services.
As i mentioned before about the goof up with the finance department over my ivf medications pre authorization approval. They failed to put another person in charge when the coordinator handling my case was out of office which resulted in 3K out of pocket expense which is a huge deal.
9
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
2 IVF
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was very attracted to transferring multiple embryos. Dr. Traub explained the risks of transferring multiple embryos. My husband and I didn't questions him or the scientific research that he stood by for his reasoning...always took the time to answer my many questions and made me feel at easy about the ever changing symptoms that I was experiencing...spent 45 minutes with my husband and I explaining next steps as well as potential risks. I really appreciated that time that he spent with us in going through everything in detail. We were just there for a consult without any guarantee of staying on as his patients. This time that he spent with us helped make a difficult decision very easy. Every interaction with him was very positive.
Lesile [nurse at Island Reproductive Services] was wonderful and took the time to help me with treatment related questions as well as insurance related. She is very friendly and took the time to keep the office very clean especially during covid...It is a small office so if you are looking for the big factory like feel, you are not going to get that here. They are in a large building with other providers and plenty of parking... I felt the smaller practice was a better match for me because of the more focused attention my treatment was getting.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I was impressed from the first time I came into the practice. I was very hesitant and confused because I had already gone through 2 IVF procedures with my previous doctor and they were unsuccessful. Dr. Traub spent 45 minutes with my husband and I explaining next steps as well as potential risks. I really appreciated that time that he spent with us in going through everything in detail. We were just there for a consult without any guarantee of staying on as his patients. This time that he spent with us helped make a difficult decision very easy. Every interaction with him was very positive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I would advise them to trust him. I know this process is very emotional and physically challenging. I was very skeptical because of what I had already been through, but trusting him makes the process go a lot smoother. He will answer all your questions, so don't hold back. Let him know your concerns and trust him to take care of them and put you at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I was previously getting my fertility treatment at a large facility in New Jersey where I felt like I was not given the special attention that I required for a successful result. Dr. Traub, always took the time to answer my many questions and made me feel at easy about the ever changing symptoms that I was experiencing. I felt the smaller practice was a better match for me because of the more focused attention my treatment was getting.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Before I had come to see Dr. Traub I have done 1 egg retrieval and 2 FET. Dr. Traub asked my husband and I to decide if we wanted to do a second egg retrieval due to the average quality of embryos. We decided to do a second egg retrieval followed by a third FET. The drugs I used were slightly different from my previous experience. I asked why I was taking certain drugs and Dr. Traub always took the time to explain why I was taking them.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services.
Lesile was wonderful and took the time to help me with treatment related questions as well as insurance related. She is very friendly and took the time to keep the office very clean especially during covid.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The clinic is very clean and presentable. Distance was an issue for me. I drove about 1 hour each way to get to the clinic. That just shows that they were worth the drive. It is a small office so if you are looking for the big factory like feel, you are not going to get that here. They are in a large building with other providers and plenty of parking.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Reproductive Services.
Quick and easy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
5000-6000
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
The idea of having twins or multiple children at once is attractive to many families. After going through so much treatment already I was very attracted to transferring multiple embryos. Dr. Traub explained the risks of transferring multiple embryos. My husband and I didn't questions him or the scientific research that he stood by for his reasoning.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 28 - 32
2 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
From the get go he [Dr. Michael Traub] was able to figure out why we are having trouble conceiving. The way he speaks is so confident, he knows what he is talking about and he knows something needs to change with protocol. He won’t sit there and keep trying the same thing when he knows it is not going to work. He responds to you through email at any time...nights...weekends....it’s amazing.
Strengths: they call when they say they are going to. They elaborate on EVERYTHING. They are on time with appointments. They are accommodating to your needs. Weaknesses: okay honestly I have never been in a situation where I was like “I wish they did...” I have experience in the medical field and they really make your experience as smooth sailing as possible. Smiles all around...even the sad crappy appointments they somehow make it alright.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
From the get go he was able to figure out why we are having trouble conceiving. The way he speaks is so confident, he knows what he is talking about and he knows something needs to change with protocol. He won’t sit there and keep trying the same thing when he knows it is not going to work. He responds to you through email at any time...nights...weekends....it’s amazing. Things aren’t going our way with treatment and he’s determined to get something to work for us. We’re on the Ivf route now and it’s scary and exciting but there’s a calm feeling knowing that I’m going to be under his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Prepare for bluntness. I actually love that more than sugarcoating it. Just lay it all out there, give it to me straight doc.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He addressed all my concerns, answered all my crazy questions. He is so honest and so blunt which is appreciated more than he knows.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
For both iuis I went for baseline bloodwork and ultrasound, then I took letrozole CD 4-8 (the first time) and CD 3-7 (the second time). I went back for a follicle check twice since My follicles we’re slacking. I did the trigger shot 36 hours before iui both times. The iui procedure took 2 minutes and then he talked to us for a few minutes more. Unfortunately they both ended in negative results which now brings us to Ivf. We have not started because we have no coverage and the expenses are a little steep.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services.
They are just the loveliest bunch! They speak to you and treat you like they care, they sympathize, they explain everything in detail. I can’t tell you how many times my questions were answered before I even asked.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
Strengths: they call when they say they are going to. They elaborate on EVERYTHING. They are on time with appointments. They are accommodating to your needs. Weaknesses: okay honestly I have never been in a situation where I was like “I wish they did...” I have experience in the medical field and they really make your experience as smooth sailing as possible. Smiles all around...even the sad crappy appointments they somehow make it alright.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
Both iuis were $1250
What specific things went wrong at Island Reproductive Services?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Island Reproductive Services.
When faxing over my insurance cards numerous times they were not receiving it even though I kept getting “ok” from the confirmation page. It wasn’t that big of a deal but I waited two days for them to call back and they didn’t because they never had the cards to figure out coverage. I ended up emailing it which I should of done in the first place. It all worked out in the end anyway.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IVF
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub is one of the most genuine doctor I have had a pleasure of meeting. He was so attentive and answered all my questions properly and with kindness no matter how often I asked him. I appreciate how motivated he was to help us reach our goal and how comfortable he made us throughout the journey...Dr. Traub has a stronger preference on the single embryo transfer...
All the nurses and staff [at Island Reproductive Services] are highly knowledgeable and were great at kindly educating me on any questions I had throughout the process...This clinic is super neat and clean...The nursing staff is absolutely amazing. All the nurses are so kind and polite. Very supportive, caring, professional staff and office...
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub is one of the most genuine doctor I have had a pleasure of meeting. He was so attentive and answered all my questions properly and with kindness no matter how often I asked him. I appreciate how motivated he was to help us reach our goal and how comfortable he made us throughout the journey. I would highly recommend him to others!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Under Dr. Traub care I never felt like a number. I was always respected and treated with kindness and compassion. All my questions and concerns were promptly answered. They helped me every step of the way and made this journey less stressful. All the nurses and staff are highly knowledgeable and were great at kindly educating me on any questions I had throughout the process.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
No
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services.
The nursing staff is absolutely amazing. All the nurses are so kind and polite. Very supportive, caring, professional staff and office.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
This clinic is super neat and clean. Everyone is amazing at this clinic. Dr. Traub and his staff is excellent. His staff are very friendly and very helpful and caring. I highly recommend Island Reproductive and Dr. Traub to others.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
I did gender selection in ivf. So all the treatments and medications were almost $20000.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Dr. Traub has a stronger preference on the single embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 39
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub very concisely explains each step during the process. He found fibroids no other doctor bothered looking for. He would take the time to go through procedures and ease my fears. Other doctors would see my history of cancer and turn me away in fear of messing up their stats and numbers. Dr. Traub put me first, and made sure to always be candid and honest about what to expect...
The entire team at the facility [Island Reproductive Services] is compassionate and caring. They treat you like a real person versus a statistic like other doctors/clinics I have been to in the past. The office is immaculate and very organized...Sally [nurse] was incredible. She would call me back with results in a timely fashion. She was very encouraging and insisted I ask any questions I had...
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub very concisely explains each step during the process. He found fibroids no other doctor bothered looking for. He would take the time to go through procedures and ease my fears. Other doctors would see my history of cancer and turn me away in fear of messing up their stats and numbers. Dr. Traub put me first, and made sure to always be candid and honest about what to expect. Even if I did not get the outcome I had hoped for (which I did), I would be able to walk away happy knowing that he tried.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Ask any and all questions that you have, Dr. Traub will answer them and put your mind at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub understood my cancer history and took the time to explain any setbacks I may have. He honestly told me what to expect and always was available to answer any questions and concerns I had.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Post Embryo Transplant: Estradiol 3x per day. Progesterone 1ml per day via IM injection.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally)
Sally was incredible. She would call me back with results in a timely fashion. She was very encouraging and insisted I ask any questions I had.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The entire team at the facility is compassionate and caring. They treat you like a real person versus a statistic like other doctors/clinics I have been to in the past. The office is immaculate and very organized.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Due to my age and medical history, I full agree with eSET.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 36 - 37
IUI
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub explained everything clearly and honestly from the moment my husband and I first began seeking treatment. He answered calls and emails even during non office hours and was incredibly patient and knowledgeable...He gives you lots of information so bring a notepad to take notes and remember questions...took the time to talk to my husband and I several times through the course of our treatment even when it was just to answer questions.
she [nurse at Island Reproductive Services] was so sweet and answered so many questions (many multiple times since I would forget sometimes) and made me feel so comfortable. Sally goes above and beyond to make sure you understand everything about your treatment, even guiding us to financial resources even though it’s not necessarily in her job description...Costs were fair and well explained by the financial team
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub explained everything clearly and honestly from the moment my husband and I first began seeking treatment. He answered calls and emails even during non office hours and was incredibly patient and knowledgeable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He gives you lots of information so bring a notepad to take notes and remember questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub and his medical staff were friendly and informative. Dr. Traub took the time to talk to my husband and I several times through the course of our treatment even when it was just to answer questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally)
Prior to Dr. Traub, my husband and I went to a different reproductive medical facility. They had a very “good reputation” and beautiful office but the nurse was very cold and always made us feel like we had to rush to ask questions bc she was so busy. Sally was NOTHING like that-she was so sweet and answered so many questions (many multiple times since I would forget sometimes) and made me feel so comfortable. Sally goes above and beyond to make sure you understand everything about your treatment, even guiding us to financial resources even though it’s not necessarily in her job description. Sally is amazing!
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The NJ office is in a strange location and the office is older but everything is very clean and up to date. Then office staff does a great job ensuring privacy for everyone and making appointments, follow ups, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
Costs were fair and well explained by the financial team
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 35
2 IVF
Egg Freezing
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub is a very caring doctor. He took time to answer any questions i ever had. I would email him constantly, and would get a response even if it was Friday or Saturday night. He explained every procedure to me and explained why or how things accrued. I wouldn't have my family if not for him...He is very straight forward and to the point. You need to meet with him a few times before you understand how he is as a doctor. After your first few visits you wont want any other doctor!
There is usually not a long wait at all [at Island Reproductive Services]. It is very clean and a friendly environment. Blood work happens early morning, the good thing is you are able to go without missing work. I would go in for my blood work and scan at 7 am, then be able to make it to work on time. They would call with any changes to my medication that i needed...When a nurse called me to change my medication they would go over it and not hang up until they were sure i understood.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub is a very caring doctor. He took time to answer any questions i ever had. I would email him constantly, and would get a response even if it was Friday or Saturday night. He explained every procedure to me and explained why or how things accrued. I wouldn't have my family if not for him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He is very straight forward and to the point. You need to meet with him a few times before you understand how he is as a doctor. After your first few visits you wont want any other doctor!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Going through this process is extremely difficult. Dr Traub and his staff took time out to speak with me and explain things to me. Sometimes i was emotional, when that occurred they were patient. Dr Traub understood I wanted to get straight to the point, even when he was delivering bad news, he took his time and over the years made me feel as if i was his only patient. He didnt give me up, and made me feel hopeful when i wanted to give up.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services.
Super Friendly. Caring. When a nurse called me to change my medication they would go over it and not hang up until they were sure i understood.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
There is usually not a long wait at all. It is very clean and a friendly environment. Blood work happens early morning, the good thing is you are able to go without missing work. I would go in for my blood work and scan at 7 am, then be able to make it to work on time. They would call with any changes to my medication that i needed.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 39 - 40
3 IUI
2 IVF
Black or African-American
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Traub was the second RE I visited as I was with treatment from the first. Dr. Traub was candid and plainly explained the entire IVF process and expectations. I like that he was always pleasant, positive and knowlegeable.... My first RE had me on a mini IVF and this I found was wasteful considering the expense. I yielded 3 egg. Dr. Traub disagreed with this treatment. His treatment was just a "norma" IVF protcol. I was able to get 8 eggs and 5 day 5 embryos. All were PGS tested normal.
The wait to see doctor is sometimes quite long [at Island Reproductive Services]. However they never seem to schedule too many patients on one day. I have never seen more than 4 patients waiting. The office staff is quite pleasant and helpful.... Both doctor and nurses and other office workers were pleasant and helpful. They made it a point to know you name and was quick to answer any questions.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr Traub was the second RE I visited as I was with treatment from the first. Dr. Traub was candid and plainly explained the entire IVF process and expectations. I like that he was always pleasant, positive and knowlegeable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I would advise you to ask ask any questions you might have to better know the entire fertility journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Both doctor and nurses and other office workers were pleasant and helpful. They made it a point to know you name and was quick to answer any questions.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
My first RE had me on a mini IVF and this I found was wasteful considering the expense. I yielded 3 egg. Dr. Traub disagreed with this treatment. His treatment was just a "norma" IVF protcol. I was able to get 8 eggs and 5 day 5 embryos. All were PGS tested normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services.
They were nice and available to answer any questions.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The wait to see doctor is sometimes quite long. However they never seem to schedule too many patients on one day. I have never seen more than 4 patients waiting. The office staff is quite pleasant and helpful.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Dr. Traub prefers single transfer. I was given the option to select the specific embryo I wished to transfer.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
10
10
Age 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub is very knowledgeable about the latest protocol in regards to fertility treatment. From the first consultation he pinpointed exactly the issues, detailed the likelihood of conceiving, and kept us informed through the whole process...His thinking ahead of time prevented us from waiting longer to start the IVF process which worked the best for us...strict protocol based on my biological responses to ovarian stimulation and not just standard dosages...
[Nurses at Island Reproductive Services] were always soothing, friendly, and remembered my name and face (even with the mask!)...responsive and informative when calling regarding lab results/instructions...not too long wait times, responsive, good hours in the morning for lab work and ultrasounds...no weekend hours for procedures...small and personable so one does not feel like a number...
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub is very knowledgeable about the latest protocol in regards to fertility treatment. From the first consultation he pinpointed exactly the issues, detailed the likelihood of conceiving, and kept us informed through the whole process. I went into the process intending to trust him and I was never disappointed. The process itself can be frustrating/disappointing but never with his medical decision making. From the first appointment based on my previous labs/experience he immediately stated I had lean PCOS with irregular ovulation cycles. We decided to go with IUI with Ovidrel injection for 2 cycles that were unsuccessful. After the 2nd cycle he brought us in for a consultation, decided IVF with FET was the next step but while we got the paperwork settled we did one more cycle of IUI. When that was unsuccessful we immediately, the next month, moved into IVF which was successful the first try. His thinking ahead of time prevented us from waiting longer to start the IVF process which worked the best for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
To trust him and the clinic. I cannot speak for other patients with more complicated diagnoses but his straightforward medical approach kept me calm through the process. Being in healthcare I wanted someone who followed the latest research, which he definitely does. He is also very careful in not overstimulating patients with PCOS and I was informed multiple times I was kept on the lowest dose of injections to prevent hyperstimulation and still get positive results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub and the entire staff at the New Jersey office were very personable. Dr. Traub was always contactable by e-mail, very prompt in responding and even once called me personally on a Sunday regarding the timing of my IVF cycle. Leslie, Sally, Melissa, and Nidhi were always available on the phone and were very reassuring through the whole process.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
From the first appointment based on my previous labs/experience he immediately stated I had lean PCOS with irregular ovulation cycles. I had come to him on Letrozole that was begun by my previous OBGYN. He immediately converted that cycle to a medicated IUI cycle with Ovidrel injection. We did one more cycle after that with both unsuccessful. After the 2nd cycle he brought us in for a consultation, decided IVF with FET was the next step but while we got the paperwork settled we did one more cycle of IUI. When that was unsuccessful we immediately, the next month, moved into IVF which was successful the first try. His thinking ahead of time prevented us from waiting longer to start the IVF process which worked the best for us. In IVF I had the lowest dose of injections for 10 days and I finally triggered with two injections. In the NJ office it seems most procedures happen on Friday. After my egg retrieval (16 eggs) I was given updates every 2 days regarding my embryos. We opted for genetic testing. Dr. Traub personally called with the testing results (6 embryos, 3 tested genetically normal) and we decided together which embryo to move forward with. He was clear from the beginning that only one embryo would be transferred and I completely agreed with his medical reasoning. Before my embryo transfer he had a strict medical protocol which involved prednisone and regular bloodwork and calls from Sally regarding my dosages. The whole process was clearly done under a strict protocol based on my biological responses to ovarian stimulation and not just standard dosages. He was very careful not to cause hyperstimulation and serious side effects.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally)
Staff was wonderful. Leslie and Nidhi were always soothing, friendly, and remembered my name and face (even with the mask!). Sally and Melissa were always responsive and informative when calling regarding lab results/instructions. Sally was with me after the egg retrieval and was very helpful.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
Strengths: not too long wait times, responsive, good hours in the morning for lab work and ultrasounds, small and personable so one does not feel like a number Weaknesses: none that wouldn't apply to all fertility clinics, the whole process can be overwhelming/frustrating and they cannot predict every single thing that is going to happen; there are no weekend hours for procedures if that is important regarding work scheduling
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
Insurance provided $10K toward fertility treatments. We decided to pay for 2 IUI (500 each) out of pocket to save it toward an IVF cycle which worked out the best in the end. Medications and genetic testing were also out of pocket ($6K approx) but I made the decision to pay more to make the protocol easier for myself (clinic pre-mixed injections for me and I chose Crinone gel over the progesterone injections).
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Dr. Traub firmly believes in eSET. I had no particular feeling either way but when I asked his opinion he stated that no doctor should take the risk of a multiple pregnancy in my case (healthy woman less than 35). However, I do think that if we had a differing opinion he would have taken that into account.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Successful
10
10
Age 23
5 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
Other
Income $200K - $499K
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My husband and I were told by numerous previous REs in NYC that my husband had a less than 1% chance of ever having a biological child (even with IVF) as he allegedly had zero sperm...when we came to Dr. Traub, he redid my husband’s SA and each time...he had sperm. Dr. Traub also concluded that my PCOS diagnosis previously given to me, had little to no validity...I didn't get OHSS as my previous RE swore I would. Dr. Traub was extremely thorough in our initial consultation and reassured me that IVF wouldn’t be my demise (lol). He’s never been late to an appointment, and always answers questions either during appointments or via email where he’s easily reached. Had we not gone to Dr. Traub, we wouldn’t have been given the chance to have biological children for absolutely zero reason. However, I do struggle with pain believed to be caused by ‘suspected endometriosis’ and haven’t been given the reassurance that it’ll ever get better :(
[Island Reproductive Services] was very affordable compared to other clinics I’ve previously been to...very organized. I’ve never had complications with scheduling and never endured a long wait time. I would say that the insurance/finance gal always had an attitude with me because my treatment plan kept changing, thus causing insurance approvals to change. It made me feel really awful because I felt like a nuisance at times, BUT my doctor and nurse resolved these issues which makes it forgivable :)
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub was very sympathetic to my situation. My husband and I were told by numerous previous REs in NYC that my husband had a less than 1% chance of ever having a biological child (even with IVF) as he allegedly had zero sperm. Then, I was told I would have uncomfortable complications (OHSS) if I ever pursued IVF anyhow. So we opted in for embryo adoption. Long story short, when we came to Dr. Traub, he redid my husband’s SA and each time...he had sperm. Dr. Traub also concluded that my PCOS diagnosis previously given to me, had little to no validity. I had been doing donor sperm IUIs with my previous RE which were costing thousands and extremely inefficient (obviously). We ended up pursuing IVF with Dr. Traub and it was a breeze. Pain and discomfort was minimal for me, and I didn’t get OHSS as my previous RE swore I would. Dr. Traub was extremely thorough in our initial consultation and reassured me that IVF wouldn’t be my demise (lol). He’s never been late to an appointment, and always answers questions either during appointments or via email where he’s easily reached. Had we not gone to Dr. Traub, we wouldn’t have been given the chance to have biological children for absolutely zero reason. However, I do struggle with pain believed to be caused by ‘suspected endometriosis’ and haven’t been given the reassurance that it’ll ever get better :(
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I began fertility treatments at a relatively young age which lead me to make swift decisions based on incorrect medical advice from previous REs [I was overly trusting]. When I began working with Dr. Traub, he wasn’t condescending over my human errors and instead just resolved the issue(s). I was never made to feel inadequate for the red flags I missed along the way of my treatment at other facilities before working with Island Reproductive Services and Dr. Traub.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
I believe I had a relatively standard IVF protocol. I was on stimulate injections (menopur, gonal-f, and night before retrieval ovidrel[sp*] for trigger shot) for roughly 8-10 days. I went in for monitoring every couple of days. I opted out of birth control but was on it for two days prior to stims due to some internal error (but it wasn’t a big deal). Egg retrieval was a bit scary and had a bit of a panic upon awaking but it was all fine and smooth sailing from what I understand. The only thing I would make note of is they never told me what my lining was at or my follicular count. This did ease anxiety, but also kind of heightened it. But I’m sure had I asked, I could’ve found out.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally)
Sally is so lovely. She is the sweetest angel you can have on your side throughout IVF. She GENUINELY listened to me and took me seriously when I said certain medications were a HARD no. She didn’t try convincing me and fully supported me when I was worried or apprehensive about things. She has amazing bedside manner and I feel like I’ve known her for a long time! We clicked right away. Every woman undergoing IVF deserves a Sally! General nursing staff are really sweet as well!
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
IRS are very organized. I’ve never had complications with scheduling and never endured a long wait time. I would say that the insurance/finance gal always had an attitude with me because my treatment plan kept changing, thus causing insurance approvals to change. It made me feel really awful because I felt like a nuisance at times, BUT my doctor and nurse resolved these issues which makes it forgivable :)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Reproductive Services.
Monitoring was straightforward and simple. Showed up between 7am-8am. Bloods would be drawn and then ultrasound. Bloodwork results would typically arrive back mid-afternoon.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
My IVF cycle cost around $6,800 after insurance. Medications were $480 after insurance (huge win there). And I think maybe $200ish for freezing my husband’s sperm? PGS testing was an additional $1,500 I believe. It was very affordable compared to other clinics I’ve previously been to.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Dr. Traub only allows single embryo transfers unless the situation is unique. I had one embryo transferred which I was initially worried about because I was convinced one would not be enough to actually be successful. I was wrong. And I’m glad I was. The idea of multiples is unnerving.
What specific things went wrong at Island Reproductive Services?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Island Reproductive Services.
The only issue I ever had was with the insurance/finance department. This is probably extremely common in EVERY practice so I wouldn’t necessarily deem this as shocking or critical. Insurance is complicated PERIOD. I just wish I wasn’t made to feel guilty for having my treatment change suddenly outside of my control.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Successful
8
9
Age 29 - 31
4 IUI
IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub was great and helped my dreams of becoming a mother come true. He was honest and helpful along the way. He always was available through email and answered promptly. Also, if something was clear he explained it until you understood.... It’s very convenient that this office [Island Reproductive Services] has multiple locations for their patients. Appointments were always easy to make and there was always somewhere there to answer the phone.
It’s very convenient that this office [Island Reproductive Services] has multiple locations for their patients. Appointments were always easy to make and there was always somewhere there to answer the phone. The new office in Staten Island is very clean, however the NJ office could use a little updating.... Dr. Traub was great and helped my dreams of becoming a mother come true. He was honest and helpful along the way.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub was great and helped my dreams of becoming a mother come true. He was honest and helpful along the way. He always was available through email and answered promptly. Also, if something was clear he explained it until you understood.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Stay positive along the way.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
It’s very convenient that this office has multiple locations for their patients. Appointments were always easy to make and there was always somewhere there to answer the phone. The new office in Staten Island is very clean, however the NJ office could use a little updating.
8
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
South Plainfield
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 25
3 IUI
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Traub always spends as much time in the room as the patient needs. He always answers questions very thoroughly and explains the treatment in detail in a way that is easily understandable and approachable...so far I have done 3 IUIs with [him]. He constantly checked my hormone levels and implemented medications to help elevate my progesterone when it was excessively low...He has a calming presence and a reassuring nature which is so valuable during this journey.
All of the nursing staff and office staff at Dr. Traub's office [at Island Reproductive Services] is very present and responsive and able to promptly help with any questions or concerns. They are always there for you. Every time i've called the office someone has answered ready to help me with any request. I have never had to wait long for test results or anything else...Feel free to ask any questions you may have as everyone on the staff is there to help you and make you feel comfortable as you embark on this journey.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub is an exceptional provider who has an incredible amount of knowledge and is able to give over that knowledge in a way that is understandable and approachable to the patient. He is there for the patients and is always answering questions quickly and effectively. Dr. Traub takes his time with every patient and spends as long as the patients need answering questions or clarifying anything that the patient may worry about. He is able to make something that is potentially extremely overwhelming into something very approachable and understandable. He has a calming presence and a reassuring nature which is so valuable during this journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I would tell the patient to never hesitate to ask Dr. Traub any question - he is there for YOU and he wants to help you. Never worry that a question is a bad question, because he is happy to explain anything you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub always spends as much time in the room as the patient needs. He always answers questions very thoroughly and explains the treatment in detail in a way that is easily understandable and approachable for the patients. Dr. Traub is always there for the patients and has very accommodating hours to best be there for the patients through out this journey. I would never know that he has a room full of people to see because he spends time explaining everything to us, which is one of the many reasons why I feel like a human at the office.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
I am still in the middle of treatment but so far I have done 3 IUIs with Dr. Traub. He constantly checked my hormone levels and implemented medications to help elevate my progesterone when it was excessively low.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally)
All of the nursing staff and office staff at Dr. Traub's office is very present and responsive and able to promptly help with any questions or concerns. They are always there for you. Every time i've called the office someone has answered ready to help me with any request. I have never had to wait long for test results or anything else, as they are very efficient and very compassionate in making sure that we get the answers we need as quickly as possible so the proper care can take place.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
I think the clinic is a great place to go when facing the challenges of building a family. You will feel heard, understood, and cared for at this clinic. Feel free to ask any questions you may have as everyone on the staff is there to help you and make you feel comfortable as you embark on this journey.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2021 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From our first consultation we could tell Dr. Traub was genuine, kindhearted, and authentic...Any questions or concerns they were there to respond with care (even over the phone or through email)...we had our 3rd failed IUI. We then had the choice of taking a break, another IUI, or our first round of IVF...we decided to do our first round of IVF...[he] informed me of some success stories of only needing one great embryo, but mentally at that time I was preparing for the worst. With great patience, love and science my one embryo stuck!
Overall, working with Island Reproductive Services was amazing...The training on how to administer IVF shots was very helpful...With time, knowledgeable staff, organized appointments, commitment, patience, and care we were able to reach a successful round...Dr. Traub’s staff/team are absolutely amazing...Any questions or concerns they were there to respond with care.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
My husband and I have been trying to have our first child for four years. Honestly we held off on seeking professional consultation for infertility due to my health issues and all the horror stories that we’ve heard. We were at the point that if results came back too invasive then we would take some time to heal and possibly adopt in the future. After some research, we reached out to Dr. Traub. We figured it wouldn’t hurt to go to the first visit. From our first consultation we could tell Dr. Traub was genuine, kindhearted, and authentic. We truly loved his honesty and putting things into detailed perspective. In September 2021 we had all necessary check ups, bloodwork, and tests for both my husband and I; we spoke about our potential options. Late November 2021, we had our 3rd failed IUI. We then had the choice of taking a break, another IUI, or our first round of IVF. After much thought, we decided to do our first round of IVF with complete hesitancy. Luckily, Dr. Traub and his staff/team are absolutely amazing! Any questions or concerns they were there to respond with care (even over the phone or through email). The training on how to administer shots was very helpful as well. Late January 2022 eggs and sperm were retrieved. After all testing only 1 embryo was considered viable. With this emotional rollercoaster, my husband and I agreed in taking a fertility break after this round. March 1st embryo was finally transferred. Staff and Traub informed me of some success stories of only needing one great embryo, but mentally at that time I was preparing for the worst. With great patience, love and science my one embryo stuck! I’m currently starting my 5th month of being pregnant. We are still over the moon! All are healthy and well! I know every person’s story is different, and I remember reading billions of reviews (being skeptical). My only suggestion is do everything at your own pace, if you have questions then ask, and don’t hesitate to at least make that first visit. Thank you Dr. Traub and team 💗
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I know every person’s story is different, and I remember reading billions of reviews (being skeptical). My only suggestion is do everything at your own pace, if you have questions then ask, and don’t hesitate to at least make that first visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I was treated with care and compassion.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services.
Luckily, Dr. Traub’s staff/team are absolutely amazing! Very kindhearted, compassionate, and reliable. Any questions or concerns they were there to respond with care. The training on how to administer IVF shots was very helpful as well.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
Overall, working with Island Reproductive Services was amazing! I would definitely recommend them to new inquiring patients. As I said prior, I was quite skeptical about the process and nervous about what sort of results I would find. With time, knowledgeable staff, organized appointments, commitment, patience, and care we were able to reach a successful round.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 34
5 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
European
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I did a second retrieval this year [with Dr. Jain] in which Clomid was added in since my FSH was borderline high. Otherwise I took Menopur and Gonal-F for stimulation and then Cetrotide to prevent premature ovulation when the time came...I was on Medrol and Doxycycline and had been on Lupron for a few weeks prior. I have a history of failed transfers so that’s why we tried the Medrol. I have endometriosis so the Lupron helps with Estrogen suppression.
The only negative thing I would say [about Island Reproductive Services] is that morning monitoring hasn’t been as efficient as it used to be. It’s a longer process and can be stressful if you’re trying to get to work. Otherwise the clinic is great- short wait times for appointments and staff is super friendly...They [nurses] are compassionate and kind. They help in whatever way they can and never seem annoyed or bothered by questions.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to answer my questions. He is also available by email in case something comes up that I need to ask quickly. He always included me in the decision making and would clearly explain the various options. Couldn’t ask for a better doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I would say to trust that is making the right decisions for you, and ask questions if you don’t fully understand- he is more than willing to answer questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He doesn’t use a “one treatment fits all” approach. He individualizes care based on the patient and it’s clear he is prepared before his consults with his thoughts and ideas for next steps. He also includes patients in the decision making.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
I did a second retrieval this year in which Clomid was added in since my FSH was borderline high. Otherwise I took Menopur and Gonal-F for stimulation and then Cetrotide to prevent premature ovulation when the time came. I triggered with Lupron and HCG. For my transfer, I was on Medrol and Doxycycline and had been on Lupron for a few weeks prior. I have a history of failed transfers so that’s why we tried the Medrol. I have endometriosis so the Lupron helps with Estrogen suppression.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services.
Sally and Melissa are great. They are compassionate and kind. They help in whatever way they can and never seem annoyed or bothered by questions.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The only negative thing I would say is that morning monitoring hasn’t been as efficient as it used to be. It’s a longer process and can be stressful if you’re trying to get to work. Otherwise the clinic is great- short wait times for appointments and staff is super friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
Thankfully I had insurance coverage this time so I paid about 3k for genetic testing, storage costs and coinsurance fees.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
He is definitely an advocate for single embryo transfers if they are genetically tested.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 33
8 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Michael Traub] always answered all my questions (big and small) at our appointments and even by email! We feel very comfortable with him...had two laparoscopy / robotic procedures done by him for endometriosis, fibroids and tubal blockage...sent me for a ton of tests before any treatment and really does purposeful work in my opinion. We’ve done IUI’s and IVF. We have our beautiful 2 year old baby girl through IVF.
[Dr. Michael Traub] and his staff [at Island Reproductive Services] truly care for their patients. He answers emails in a very timely manner, no matter how silly you may think your question might be. I needed my prescription one evening and the pharmacy gave me an issue and my doctor himself, called cvs pharmacy and fixed it for me. He is human and treats you like one too...Bloodwork and ultrasounds for monitoring are done at two sites on Staten Island from 6:45AM to 8:30AM. If it’s only bloodwork, you can walk in. If it’s bloodwork and ultrasound, it’s an appointment during that time.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He is extremely knowledgeable and always answered all my questions (big and small) at our appointments and even by email! We feel very comfortable with him and never had a bad experience. We really think he knows best for us and our situation. I had two laparoscopy / robotic procedures done by him for endometriosis, fibroids and tubal blockage. He’s sent me for a ton of tests before any treatment and really does purposeful work in my opinion. We’ve done IUI’s and IVF. We have our beautiful 2 year old baby girl through IVF. I am forever grateful to him. We always recommend Dr. Traub to our family and friends. I always go to my appointments prepared with questions and never get to them since he always answers them first! He reads my mind and is an incredible doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He will always be professional but you may not like what you hear. He is direct sometimes blunt and will always go over options with you but sometimes the news isn't what you want to hear but it’s what you need to hear.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He and his staff truly care for their patients. He answers emails in a very timely manner, no matter how silly you may think your question might be. I needed my prescription one evening and the pharmacy gave me an issue and my doctor himself, called cvs pharmacy and fixed it for me. He is human and treats you like one too.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
For our miracle daughter, our IVF cycle started with 6 estradiol pills / 2 inserts / 2 progesterone tablets / 1 baby aspirin / 1 lovenox shot daily. As time went on, we adjusted progesterone and estradiol as needed. I had appointments often to monitor how my body was reacting to the medication and at around 6 weeks pregnant, an ultrasound to confirm the heartbeat.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Nurse Sally was really our primary nurse. )
Nurse Sally and Dr. Traub are an incredible team! She is a human, compassionate, caring and absolutely in the right profession. She walks you through how to administer shots or dosage on meds and has you repeat it and really wants to make sure you’re supported throughout the process.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
There are two doctors here. Everyone I know who went to Dr. Traub felt similar to how I feel about his care. Those who went to the other doctor either liked him and had decent results or did not like him at all and had a bad experience due to his poor bedside manner. If there’s a wait for you to see Dr. Traub, I would recommend waiting to begin treatment with him. I’ve spoke with and met the other doctor before and he doesn’t have a good bedside manner. He does gets back to you quick if you need anything on the weekend since Dr. Traub is not in the office on the weekend (although accessible by email) but other than that, I am so happy we ended up with Dr. Traub right from the start!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Reproductive Services.
Bloodwork and ultrasounds for monitoring are done at two sites on Staten Island from 6:45AM to 8:30AM. If it’s only bloodwork, you can walk in. If it’s bloodwork and ultrasound, it’s an appointment during that time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
Full price for a frozen embryo transfer is $4,000.00. We had insurance partially cover other costs with our treatment.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
He seems to only do eSET. This is probably my own experience as I began this journey at 29 and I’m now 32. He wouldn’t transfer more than one embryo for me due to the risks of multiples. The goal was to have a live birth and a safe pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 39
1 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Michael Traub] believes one embryo at a time is best so minimize any unnecessary complication...he will call you back himself immediately. I have even had to bother him for medication renewals and such on a holiday and he still gets back to you (just maybe after his run)...was wonderful to work with. Kind, caring, explained everything in as much detail as I requested...most importantly treated my husband and I like a person ALWAYS and not a number. He is intelligent and an expert in his field and will go out of his way for you to have a baby. I thank God for him and his knowledge every day.
Leslie in the NJ office [of Island Reproductive Services] was a "Do it all". From front desk to sonograms to phone calls she was doing it all. It was actually really nice because over the course of my care we got to know each other and it made it less stressful...PGD and embryo cryopreservation cost about 2000-3000 depending on how many embryos you had...The New Jersey office can use some updating but to me it's more the doctor and staff that matter than the decor. Both offices were spotless. All staff members are friendly, efficient, and caring. You can tell they enjoy their work and treat patients from their heart.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr Traub was wonderful to work with. Kind, caring, explained everything in as much detail as I requested. Returned phone calls, even on holidays and most importantly treated my husband and I like a person ALWAYS and not a number. He is intelligent and an expert in his field and will go out of his way for you to have a baby. I thank God for him and his knowledge every day.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Make sure that you ask questions because this is a scary stage to enter into. Fertility treatment is not easy but with Dr Traubs help, guidance and expertise you will get your goal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
What can I say about Dr Traub and his amazing staff? If you are having difficulty getting or staying pregnant don’t hesitate and go see him. He is brilliant, sweet, caring and will use all of his skills and knowledge to get you to have a baby. This is my second time with Dr. Traub. We had a frozen embryo from previous successful IVF with PGD and it worked. By the grace of God and Dr Traub my husband and I are expecting our second child, a baby boy in August. This time due to insurance I had to use the NJ office. Leslie and all of the girls there are wonderful. The IVF nurses answer any questions you have. Sally is always a sweetheart and Melissa adds in a scientific approach. Any questions that the IVF nurses cannot answer go directly to Dr Traub and he will call you back himself immediately. I have even had to bother him for medication renewals and such on a holiday and he still gets back to you (just maybe after his run). I add Dr Traub and his staff to my daily prayers and am so thankful to him that he helped make me a mom now twice over.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: sally, Leslie, Melissa)
Leslie was always so sweet. (I had to use the NJ office due to insurance). Sally and Melissa always answered all my questions. Sally added a mom feeling to everything which helped calm me down some days and Melissa added in her science-geared side. Both were wonderful to work with.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
Staten Island is star of the art, brand new and amazing. The New Jersey office can use some updating but to me it's more the doctor and staff that matter than the decor. Both offices were spotless. All staff members are friendly, efficient, and caring. You can tell they enjoy their work and treat patients from their heart.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Reproductive Services.
Leslie in the NJ office was a "Do it all". From front desk to sonograms to phone calls she was doing it all. It was actually really nice because over the course of my care we got to know each other and it made it less stressful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
frozen embryo transfer no cost besides copayments. PGD and embryo cryopreservation cost about 2000-3000 depending on how many embryos you had.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
He believes one embryo at a time is best so minimize any unnecessary complications which I agree with although I secretly was hoping for twins the second time around ;0)
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I would tell a prospective patient that Dr. Traub is very knowledgeable and will be very honest about your situation and your options...Ask questions, he will always take the time to answer them whether it be during an appointment or through email...has proven to be knowledgeable, attentive, dedicated to his work and passionate about what he does. Following endometriosis surgery with Dr. Traub, it was time to start our IVF cycle, an experience that I can only describe as being an emotional roller-coaster. From sitting down to discuss insurance, to training us on how to administer the medications needed, to blood-work, ultrasounds, phone calls and office visits, Dr. Traub and his staff were truly amazing! His office staff were always polite and friendly and his nurses were always patient and compassionate. When we were going through this process, we always had questions and concerns and Dr. Traub was always available through email to ease our minds. Under his care, and over time...after surgery, a retrieval, and a transfer in addition to countless appointments, we have the utmost Respect For and Trust In Dr. Traub. If it were up to us he would be delivering our baby! At our last appointment, I told him that we didn't want to leave him... but leaving him means that what
Monitoring appointments [at Island Reproductive Services] allowed you to go in between the hours of 6:45 and 8:45 am which was convenient because I was able to go before work. When you arrive you fill out a form, pay your copay and wait to be called. I never waited longer than a few minutes to be called for bloodwork and ultrasound...In my situation, after the retrieval and the genetic testing of the embryos, I only had one healthy, viable embryo so single embryo transfer was our only option...The clinic was very organized and clean and its staff was always available and patient. Towards the end of my time with the clinic, it happened to be during the COVID19 pandemic. The clinic took every precaution in ensuring that its patients were safe and protected.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
When my wife and I decided that we wanted to start our family and we started preliminary testing to see which of us should try to conceive first, it was suspected that I had endometriosis. My OBGYN referred us to Dr. Traub. From the moment we first met with Dr. Traub to discuss our options and a plan, to where we are today, pregnant and continuing to hope for the best!...Dr. Traub has proven to be knowledgeable, attentive, dedicated to his work and passionate about what he does. Following endometriosis surgery with Dr. Traub, it was time to start our IVF cycle, an experience that I can only describe as being an emotional roller-coaster. From sitting down to discuss insurance, to training us on how to administer the medications needed, to blood-work, ultrasounds, phone calls and office visits, Dr. Traub and his staff were truly amazing! His office staff were always polite and friendly and his nurses were always patient and compassionate. When we were going through this process, we always had questions and concerns and Dr. Traub was always available through email to ease our minds. Under his care, and over time...after surgery, a retrieval, and a transfer in addition to countless appointments, we have the utmost Respect For and Trust In Dr. Traub. If it were up to us he would be delivering our baby! At our last appointment, I told him that we didn't want to leave him... but leaving him means that what we have wanted for so long, has become a reality. We will certainly be seeing Dr. Traub in the future and recommend him to anyone who is hoping to grow their family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
I would tell a prospective patient that Dr. Traub is very knowledgeable and will be very honest about your situation and your options. As a patient you would need to trust him and the process. Ask questions, he will always take the time to answer them whether it be during an appointment or through email.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
When my wife and I decided that we wanted to start our family and we started preliminary testing to see which of us should try to conceive first, it was suspected that I had endometriosis. My OBGYN referred us to Dr. Traub. From the moment we first met with Dr. Traub to discuss our options and a plan, to where we are today, pregnant and continuing to hope for the best!...Dr. Traub has proven to be knowledgeable, attentive, dedicated to his work and passionate about what he does. Following endometriosis surgery with Dr. Traub, it was time to start our IVF cycle, an experience that I can only describe as being an emotional roller-coaster. From sitting down to discuss insurance, to training us on how to administer the medications needed, to blood-work, ultrasounds, phone calls and office visits, Dr. Traub and his staff were truly amazing! His office staff were always polite and friendly and his nurses were always patient and compassionate. When we were going through this process, we always had questions and concerns and Dr. Traub was always available through email to ease our minds. Under his care, and over time...after surgery, a retrieval, and a transfer in addition to countless appointments, we have the utmost Respect For and Trust In Dr. Traub. If it were up to us he would be delivering our baby! At our last appointment, I told him that we didn't want to leave him... but leaving him means that what we have wanted for so long, has become a reality. We will certainly be seeing Dr. Traub in the future and recommend him to anyone who is hoping to grow their family.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services.
The nurses were both kind and compassionate. They were always patient and were there to answer questions and update us on bloodwork, ultrasounds and changes in medication. They were also very comforting during procedures.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The clinic was very organized and clean and its staff was always available and patient. Towards the end of my time with the clinic, it happened to be during the COVID19 pandemic. The clinic took every precaution in ensuring that its patients were safe and protected.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Reproductive Services.
Monitoring appointments allowed you to go in between the hours of 6:45 and 8:45 am which was convenient because I was able to go before work. When you arrive you fill out a form, pay your copay and wait to be called. I never waited longer than a few minutes to be called for bloodwork and ultrasound.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
In my situation, after the retrieval and the genetic testing of the embryos, I only had one healthy, viable embryo so single embryo transfer was our only option.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 30
3 IUI
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Treatment strategies [with Dr. Traub] included IUI with Letrozole and Prometrium after the insemination because my progesterone levels were low...always took the time to answer all my husband's and mine questions. He understood our concerns and always addressed them...we could email Dr. Traub at any time and he would respond so quickly...was always honest and set realistic expectations. He got to the root of our problem and gave us a plan for achieving our goal with what to expect (and not to expect - including a quick result) at each turn. Dr. Traub dilige
The nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services were very nice and quick to respond...IUI was $500 per cycle...The clinic has great hours and a great staff. The staff shows compassion, understanding the challenges you're going through. The clinic also makes taking blood work during IUI and IVF treatments less of a disruption to daily life since there are two locations, one on each side of Staten Island, with great hours.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub helped my husband and I through the scariest and darkest time of our lives. Faced with infertility, we did not know what to expect. Dr. Traub was our guiding light. Dr. Traub was always honest and set realistic expectations. He got to the root of our problem and gave us a plan for achieving our goal with what to expect (and not to expect - including a quick result) at each turn. Dr. Traub diligently diagnosed the cause of our infertility and explained our situation to us, the treatments, the potential outcomes and the likelihood of success. He taught us about IUI and IVF and explained the pluses and minuses of each, but he never pushed us one way or the other. He advised, gave his opinions and always let us take the time to decide. Dr. Traub was always available to address our concerns, even communicating with us via email (he responds very quickly). We will always be grateful for Dr. Traub, as after undergoing treatments with him, we welcomed our first child one week ago today.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Trust Dr. Traub and the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub always took the time to answer all my husband's and mine questions. He understood our concerns and always addressed them. Dr. Traub was always patient with us, even when our questions became repetitive and prolonged. We still marvel at how we could email Dr. Traub at any time and he would respond so quickly.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Treatment strategies included IUI with Letrozole and Prometrium after the insemination because my progesterone levels were low.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services.
The nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services were very nice and quick to respond.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The clinic has great hours and a great staff. The staff shows compassion, understanding the challenges you're going through. The clinic also makes taking blood work during IUI and IVF treatments less of a disruption to daily life since there are two locations, one on each side of Staten Island, with great hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
IUI was $500 per cycle.
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Successful
10
10
Age 30
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub first performed a laparoscopy to treat my tubal blockage. 1 tube was removed and the other was cleared. We decided to skip straight to IVF to avoid risk of ectopic pregnancy that can result from IUI. For IVF I was on menopur and gonal-f. During the cycle 17 eggs were retrieved and resulted in 6 genetically normal embryos. After the transfer I was on prednisone, progesterone, estradiol and aspirin. At all times, Dr. Traub and his staff kept in constant communication and explained everything thoroughly.
All of the care I received [at Island Reproductive Services] was 100% personal. I was completely informed every step of the process and access to both my doctor and his nurses or office staff was stress-free...I cannot say enough great things about Sally [nurse]. From our very first encounter when she walked me through all the steps for IVF to my very last visit she has been amazing...For IVF and associated genetic testing I was self-pay. The cost was around $13K after military discount
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
My experience with Dr. Traub was amazing. When I first saw him, I did not know what to expect as it was my first time seeing an RE but had been struggling to conceive for over 2 years. From the first visit, he told me what he thought was the challenge and even though I had my doubts, after a series of thorough testing it turns out he was spot on. After each test, I was informed right away of the results and he took the time to explain to me what it all meant. One of the attributes I appreciated most was how realistic and honest he was with me. This allowed me and my husband to make informed and smart decisions. To be honest, my first instinct after being diagnosed with blocked tubes was to see another doctor for a second opinion to make sure this was the right diagnosis. Around that same time, Dr. Traub called me personally to talk through my diagnosis and his recommended next steps. He took the time to list to all my fears and answer all my follow up questions. After hanging up with him, I had no doubts, he was the doctor for me! Dr. Traub projects confidence in a way that is comforting and I felt like I was in great hands every step of the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Trust him! Listen to him and if you have any questions, reach out to him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
All of the care I received was 100% personal. I was completely informed every step of the process and access to both my doctor and his nurses or office staff was stress-free.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Dr. Traub first performed a laparoscopy to treat my tubal blockage. 1 tube was removed and the other was cleared. We decided to skip straight to IVF to avoid risk of ectopic pregnancy that can result from IUI. For IVF I was on menopur and gonal-f. During the cycle 17 eggs were retrieved and resulted in 6 genetically normal embryos. After the transfer I was on prednisone, progesterone, estradiol and aspirin. At all times, Dr. Traub and his staff kept in constant communication and explained everything thoroughly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally)
I cannot say enough great things about Sally. From our very first encounter when she walked me through all the steps for IVF to my very last visit she has been amazing. She was always thorough in explaining everything to me and even if I felt overwhelmed she was accessible so I could always call her. As a self-pay patient she helped call around to get me the best prices and set aside any reserve medications.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
Island Reproductive Services is the best. During every call and every visit you are getting 100% personalized care. I never felt like just another patient. All the nurses knew me by name and always provided a comforting environment. Both Dr. Traub and his staff are amazing and providing high quality care!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
My insurance covered all of my doctors visits and laparoscopic surgery. For IVF and associated genetic testing I was self-pay. The cost was around $13K after military discount
10
Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I found him [Dr. Knochenhauer] to be nice, smart and to the point. He doesn’t sugar coat things. He isn’t going to hug you and coddle you. But he will explain everything in detail. He’ll let you know all the bad things that can happen. He keeps it real and I liked that. He also has a sense of humor which is nice.... After my husband and I were tested (blood work, semen analysis, sonogram, HSG) he advised that my husband has slight male factor and our best option would be to start with IUI. 1st cycle was without any medication.
The strengths are that ALL of the staff [Island Reproductive Services] is lovely. The main office where IUI/IVF is done has a wonderful, friendly staff that know you by name. They’re always helpful, friendly & accomodating. The office is also very nice & clean. The location I go to (which is closer to my house) is specifically for the early morning blood work & sonograms. That staff is also wonderful. Always greeted nicely no matter how early. I feel very comfortable going there. I
How was your experience with Eric Knochenhauer at Island Reproductive Services?
I found him to be nice, smart and to the point. He doesn’t sugar coat things. He isn’t going to hug you and coddle you. But he will explain everything in detail. He’ll let you know all the bad things that can happen. He keeps it real and I liked that. He also has a sense of humor which is nice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Knochenhauer at Island Reproductive Services?
Don’t expect to have your hand held or be talked to like a child. You’re getting the facts, you’re getting what you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Knochenhauer at Island Reproductive Services?
I felt like a human because of his delivery and explanations. He looked us in the eye when giving us the very detailed information. He drew us pictures to better explain. He joked around at times making it a little more lighthearted. He answered any question no matter how many times I asked. It’s always been a good experience thus far.
Describe the protocols Eric Knochenhauer used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
After my husband and I were tested (blood work, semen analysis, sonogram, HSG) he advised that my husband has slight male factor and our best option would be to start with IUI. 1st cycle was without any medication. It resulted in a negative result. 2nd cycle was with clomid, estradiol & progesterone - also negative. 3rd cycle with clomid, estradiol & progesterone - also negative. At this point we sit down with him & go over everything. He says that a polyp (which was detected during HSG should be removed - I had initially decided against the surgery out of fear of surgery - I have Lupus & don’t usually recover well from surgery). He advised me that where my polyp is can cause a miscarriage (70% chance). He left it to us if we wanted to do the next IUI cycle before my surgery (January ‘19) or to not risk it & put it on hold til after surgery. We decided to put it on hold. I had surgery in January - he removed the whole polyp which was bigger than expected. I healed well with no issues & am scheduled for my 4th IUI tomorrow. I’ve taken clomid & estradiol so far this cycle & will most likely be put on progesterone afterwards.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
I really like Katie. She did one of my IUIs and I had no issue with it. She always returns calls promptly and answers any & all questions, no matter how repetitive. One cycle when i couldn’t make it in on IUI day due to a snow storm that left me stranded, she talked to me with such compassion. We were calling each other back & forth. She was comforting & overall very helpful. She’s extremely knowledgeable. I trust her very much.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The strengths are that ALL of the staff is lovely. The main office where IUI/IVF is done has a wonderful, friendly staff that know you by name. They’re always helpful, friendly & accomodating. The office is also very nice & clean. The location I go to (which is closer to my house) is specifically for the early morning blood work & sonograms. That staff is also wonderful. Always greeted nicely no matter how early. I feel very comfortable going there. I honestly don’t have anything bad to say about this clinic. I have yet to encounter any issues with them thus far.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Knochenhauer at Island Reproductive Services.
Sonograms $30 each time Blood work $20 each time Visit $30 each time IUI $20 each time Clomid $6 each prescription Estradiol $6 each prescription Progesterone $6 each prescription Trigger shot $165 each Surgery $300
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Doctor
Eric Knochenhauer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 30
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
South Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Michael Traub] was very caring and helped us throughout the treatment giving us all the information and help needed through the treatment. He was available whenever we needed him. Would respond to our emails right away even during Non office hours and days. He knew our concerns and would explain elaborately about each and very questions we had. Explained us all the possible outcomes at each step and gave us the best advise and treatment.
The Clinic [Island Reproductive Services] has all the facility with the Egg retrieval and Embryo transfer available at the same clinic. The clinic was organised as well as there was no wait time to meet the doctor or other tests. The staff at the clinic was very helpful.... They [the nurses] were helpful and gave us as well showed us how to take medications especially the progesterone shots. Very caring and were always available for any of our questions.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He was very caring and helped us throughout the treatment giving us all the information and help needed through the treatment. He was available whenever we needed him. Would respond to our emails right away even during Non office hours and days. He knew our concerns and would explain elaborately about each and very questions we had. Explained us all the possible outcomes at each step and gave us the best advise and treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He is the best doctor to help you get the right treatment as well as helping and assisting you at every step.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
He understood our concerns and out situation and explained us thoroughly about each and very step of the treatment. He was very Helpful.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Started with Clomid one cycle. No Positive result. Then we started IVF treatment. Used Medication - Follistim and menopur before the egg retrieval. 24 eggs were retrieved. 7 Embroys created. One Embroy transfer yielded in negative pregnancy. Second Embroy transfer resulted in Positive Result.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally)
They were helpful and gave us as well showed us how to take medications especially the progesterone shots. Very caring and were always available for any of our questions.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
The Clinic has all the facility with the Egg retrieval and Embryo transfer available at the same clinic. The clinic was organised as well as there was no wait time to meet the doctor or other tests. The staff at the clinic was very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
Total Cost - $20,000
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Due to the age being 30 and below, we were advised to have Single Embryo transfer since we had more chance of positive pregnancy due to the age.
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Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Successful
10
10
Age 34
5 IUI
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub was willing to answer any questions I had at any time of the day. He listened to our concerns and made me feel comfortable. ... ... we went through 5 iui cycles ... Dr. Traub was extremely understanding and made me feel safe under his care. I trusted him each step of the way and felt that he has a great understanding of my situation. I knew he was looking out for our best interested and was very patient through the process, which made me feel calmer throughout as well.
Anytime I was unsure of payments or if a medication would be covered the staff [Island Reproductive Services] helped me to figure out a way to get the costs down. ... I felt that this clinic was exactly what I was looking for. Everyone was very friendly and made you feel like you belonged there. They were willing to answer questions and you felt like they really knew each patient. It was clean and I never had to wait long. I always left smiling and looking forward to the next visit. ...
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub was extremely understanding and made me feel safe under his care. I trusted him each step of the way and felt that he has a great understanding of my situation. I knew he was looking out for our best interested and was very patient through the process, which made me feel calmer throughout as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Listen to him! He knows best! Also, no question is “silly”. Ask away!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub was willing to answer any questions I had at any time of the day. He listened to our concerns and made me feel comfortable.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Dr. Traub first had us take tests to see exactly what the problem was. We started off with a natural cycle and then continued with letrozole and estrogen. Next, we moved onto using a shot to help me ovulate. After this we went through 5 iui cycles. The last cycle worked!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally )
Sally, as well as the rest of the staff was very compassionate and understanding. She was available to answer any questions and always willing to talk at any time. She made me feel calm and comfortable.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
I felt that this clinic was exactly what I was looking for. Everyone was very friendly and made you feel like you belonged there. They were willing to answer questions and you felt like they really knew each patient. It was clean and I never had to wait long. I always left smiling and looking forward to the next visit.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
Anytime I was unsure of payments or if a medication would be covered the staff helped me to figure out a way to get the costs down. Although some of the process was costly, it was not more than any other treatments. Always check with the doctor or insurance company to see if there are other ways to save money. They will help.
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Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Successful
10
10
Age 41
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $200K - $499K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Traub always started with a benchmark blood test. After establishing information, medicine would be prescribed followed by more blood tests to ensure that the levels were correct. As we got closer to retrieving the eggs, sonograms were given every few days. The idea was to stimulate my ovaries, but not over stimulate gathering many eggs, but not all viable for fertilization...thorough and explained every step of the process.
I did not experience a weakness with the clinic [Island Reproductive Services]... it’s a one stop shop. Everything you need for fertility treatments is present. Having to go to the same place for various procedures helps keep the patient calm, always knowing what to expect. The staff makes a point to learn names and call you by your name before filling out paper work. The entire staff showed deep compassion and decorum to my husband as he went for sperm samples. My husband is very humble and he felt comfortable with all the staff.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
During my initial consultation, Dr. Traub explained the method he uses in diagnosing potential infertility. This included a battery of blood tests, x-rays, and sonograms. After each of these steps, Dr. Traub informed my husband and I of our next steps. Dr. Traub gave us all the necessary information to make our decision in starting our family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
The advice does not relate to Dr. Traub as a physician, but rather the process. Dr. Traub is thorough and a prospective patient needs to be patient with the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub and his team were thorough and explained every step of the process.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Dr. Traub always started with a benchmark blood test. After establishing information, medicine would be prescribed followed by more blood tests to ensure that the levels were correct. As we got closer to retrieving the eggs, sonograms were given every few days. The idea was to stimulate my ovaries, but not over stimulate gathering many eggs, but not all viable for fertilization.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Island Reproductive Services. (Assigned nurse: Sally and Melissa; they worked as a team and knew me well.)
Sally and Melissa walked me through the process of my IVF medicine. They called me around the same time every day, considerate of my work schedule. Sally was the nurse at my egg retrieval seeing me through the entire process.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
Strengths: it’s a one stop shop. Everything you need for fertility treatments is present. Having to go to the same place for various procedures helps keep the patient calm, always knowing what to expect. The staff makes a point to learn names and call you by your name before filling out paper work. The entire staff showed deep compassion and decorum to my husband as he went for sperm samples. My husband is very humble and he felt comfortable with all the staff. I did not experience a weakness with the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
Our insurance covered 75%. We were responsible for 25% of the total cost.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
I only had one viable embryo after genetic testing. Previous to this, Dr. Traub explained that given my age, weight, and pre existing condition of high blood pressure, more than one embryo transfer would be unsafe to my overall health.
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Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 38 - 39
4 IUI
3 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Traub was straight forward with what we were dealing with and answered my many many questions. He presented our options and shared his opinions on what we could do. The clinic is small so I could email Dr. Traub directly whenever I had questions or concerns and he was quick to reply back....Dr. Traub was an excellent doctor for general fertility needs including IUI and IVF dealing with PCOS and male factor. He was able to adjust meds so that we retrieved a reasonable amount
They [Island Reproductive Services] are a small clinic with offices in both Staten Island, and New Jersey which worked wonderfully for me as at the time I was driving from NJ to SI everyday for work. They have an in house lab which allows them to analyze their own lab results and their embryo lab is excellent. However, because they are a small facility if the rare emergency arises for an individual staff member or equipment (computer issue, phlebotomist sick ...), it can be hassle to adjust to say get labwork elsewhere.
How was your experience with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub was an excellent doctor for general fertility needs including IUI and IVF dealing with PCOS and male factor. He was able to adjust meds so that we retrieved a reasonable amount; 16 eggs all of which were mature and fertilized, 9 made it to blast, and 5 were genetically normal. Unfortunately, as we were dealing with autoimmune issues resulting in recurrent miscarriages we needed more than his expertise was able to provide.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Don't be afraid to ask questions, he will answer them. There were several times when we first started this process where I unnecessarily worried about stuff that I later asked and felt better once I had answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services?
Dr. Traub was straight forward with what we were dealing with and answered my many many questions. He presented our options and shared his opinions on what we could do. The clinic is small so I could email Dr. Traub directly whenever I had questions or concerns and he was quick to reply back.
Describe the protocols Michael Traub used in your cycles at Island Reproductive Services and their degree of success.
Retrieval- clomid, ganirelix, gonalF, Menopur 3 FETs (2 miscarriages, 1 negative*) - baby aspirin, estrogen pills, progesterone pills, crinone *Benadryl & lovenox for last transfer
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Reproductive Services.
They were very warm and compassionate as well as helpful in accommodating my timing for phone calls (i.e. right after work) with instructions. They understood that I needed a time when I could have them repeat, ask questions, and write down information as especially in the beginning I was nervous.
Describe your experience with Island Reproductive Services.
They are a small clinic with offices in both Staten Island, and New Jersey which worked wonderfully for me as at the time I was driving from NJ to SI everyday for work. They have an in house lab which allows them to analyze their own lab results and their embryo lab is excellent. However, because they are a small facility if the rare emergency arises for an individual staff member or equipment (computer issue, phlebotomist sick ...), it can be hassle to adjust to say get labwork elsewhere.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Island Reproductive Services.
Clinic opened for monitoring at 7 I arrived 6:45 and usually was the first one or two people there, so not often a line. They have ultrsound techs so don't explain everything or tell you what they are seeing but you can ask.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Traub at Island Reproductive Services.
The insurance I had at the time (United Healthcare) covered some of this and thankfully we had a family friend help us out for copays and meds not covered.
Describe Michael Traub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Reproductive Services.
Strongly recommended eSET as we had tested embryos
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Doctor
Michael Traub
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Island Reproductive Services
Staten Island
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources