Kofinas Fertility Group

9 doctors work here

Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 8%9
84% strongly recommend
70 reviews
Operations
9.1
9.1
Operations

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Scheduling
9.3
9.3
Scheduling

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Billing Department
7.3
7.3
Billing Department

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Nursing Team
9.3
9.3
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
9.8
9.8
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
8.7
8.7
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
928
National Avg
738
This Clinic
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35-37
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Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
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 4 offices

Brooklyn Center
118 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.243.1600
Lower Manhattan
65 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
718.736.2218
Staten Island
1550 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 356-4000
Upper West Side
55 Central Park W
New York, NY 10023
(718) 701-6267
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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
7
Age 33 - 34
2 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Narine] has nice bed side manners and seems to care. She does answer questions that we might have by email which is nice...We only did egg retrieval so far. Everything seems pretty standard with what is needed for that including pre natal supplements, trigger shots etc. Our eggs retrieval count seems to be below average. Not sure if that can be control by them or us.
It [Kofinas Fertility Group] does seem a bit on the expensive side compared to other clinic. Also it is out of network for our insurance. Strength the friendly and helpful staff, as well as the early morning and sometimes late clinic times which is helpful for people who are working... Only complaint is that sometimes we don't get a call back [from nurses] as promised and twice our prescription wasn't sent to our local pharmacy and we had to call and have them resend.
How was your experience with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
She has nice bed side manners and seems to care. She does answer questions that we might have by email which is nice. We are still in the process so we don't know if it will work or not yet. We did egg retrieval but it wasn't as many as we have hoped for. Not sure if that is within their control or ours.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I would recommend her as she is nice and knowledgeable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Everyone at the downtown Manhattan clinic would greet us by name. Friendly Staffs who answers your questions quickly via phone or email.
Describe the protocols Levica Narine used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
We only did egg retrieval so far. Everything seems pretty standard with what is needed for that including pre natal supplements, trigger shots etc. Our eggs retrieval count seems to be below average. Not sure if that can be control by them or us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Overall very nice and friendly. We like them. Only complaint is that sometimes we don't get a call back as promised and twice our prescription wasn't sent to our local pharmacy and we had to call and have them resend.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Overall it is a decent clinic. It does seem a bit on the expensive side compared to other clinic. Also it is out of network for our insurance. Strength the friendly and helpful staff, as well as the early morning and sometimes late clinic times which is helpful for people who are working.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Monitoring hours are usually early mornings around 7am to noon I think. Unfortunately sometimes there is a bit of a wait time as you can come in anytime but everyone else are coming in during that time too so we can all go to work by 8am
Describe the costs associated with your care under Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group.
While the clinic is out of network, our insurance did cover a majority of the visits so far. We only have a limited amount of lifetime coverage for fertility which will unfortunately run out soon. some stuff were not covered like genetic testings, medicine, supplements, various other tests.
Describe Levica Narine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I think the doctor is hesitant to do more than one embryo at a time since we are not in the older age range.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group.
The nurses forgot to send in our prescription to our local pharmacy twice. Sometimes there is a slight wait time in the morning hours which is not good for people who needs to run to work.
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Levica Narine
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7
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Kofinas Fertility Group
Staten Island
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
5
7
Age 42
2 IUI
4 IVF
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
If your looking for a hand holding doctor, this is not the place for you. However, he [Dr. Jason Kofinas] does respond to emails and thoroughly answers all questions and concerns. Dr. Kofinas does use different protocols and considers suggestions that you may have within reason...is aggressive with medication protocol and tend to cancel multiple cycles for those poor responders or if you didn’t meet Doctors expectation Of follicle count. He is experienced and comes from a family that specializes in fertility, but if I had to do it over again. I would of gotten a second opinion before pursing a laparoscopic procedure.
Kofinas institute is aggressive with medication protocol and tend to cancel multiple cycles for those poor responders or if you didn’t meet Doctors expectation Of follicle count...Nurses were professional...It’s a family practice started by George Kofinas. They have several locations, one in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. Other than infertility they do specialize in Endometriosis, hydrosalphinx and laparoscopic procedures ect... Kofinas fertility institute is costly with or without medical insurAnce. They charge an additional facility fee of 3500 that all insurances do not cover.
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas is knowledgeable and brutally honest. If your looking for a hand holding doctor, this is not the place for you. However, he does respond to emails and thoroughly answers all questions and concerns. Dr. Kofinas does use different protocols and considers suggestions that you may have within reason. Kofinas institute is aggressive with medication protocol and tend to cancel multiple cycles for those poor responders or if you didn’t meet Doctors expectation Of follicle count. He is experienced and comes from a family that specializes in fertility, but if I had to do it over again. I would of gotten a second opinion before pursing a laparoscopic procedure.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Make sure you do your own research and pay attention to your body when taking the medication. I found that Dr. Kofinas had a standard protocol for meds and In the beginning i didn’t feel that the regime was personalized. Keep a record of your sonograms with medications that were prescribed. You will learn what doesn’t work for your body.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Nurses were professional.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
It’s a family practice started by George Kofinas. They have several locations, one in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. Other than infertility they do specialize in Endometriosis, hydrosalphinx and laparoscopic procedures ect... Kofinas fertility institute is costly with or without medical insurAnce. They charge an additional facility fee of 3500 that all insurances do not cover.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I would spend about an hour at then clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It is not affordable and there are additional cost.
Describe Jason Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Dr. Kofinas was open to both.
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Jason Kofinas
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7
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Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn Center
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Consult
7
7
Age 37
Male Factor
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Jason Kofinas] was friendly and was very open to working around our insurance difficulties...He worked with us around dietary and behavior changes to increase sperm count, and provided me with the testing I needed to see if the fertility issues we had could be explained...responsive to our questions, good treatment but went 3 times and only got some of the more pressing information later on...
They [Kofinas Fertility Group] advertise as LGBTQ friendly, and I think everyone there is nice, but they weren't really prepared to work with a trans couple. They were very open to working on our suggestions however. When we needed a more informed physician were were given one quickly...He [Dr. Kofinas] referred me to testing facilities that took my medicaid, there was a pretty hefty cost for sperm testing even with insurance - I think 200 per test...
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Jason was referred to working with us after we were with a different clinician who wasn't knowledgeable about trans issues. He was friendly and was very open to working around our insurance difficulties. The office was open to working with us and addressing some of the gender essentializing forms, but we were definitely having to do a lot of work to explain what we needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Jason is very nice and was helpful, my advice would be to make sure immediately that you are connected to a trans informed provider, as everyone there was 'nice' but our first provider said a lot of things that made it difficult to build trust
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He was friendly and responsive to our questions, good treatment but went 3 times and only got some of the more pressing information later on
Describe the protocols Jason Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
He worked with us around dietary and behavior changes to increase sperm count, and provided me with the testing I needed to see if the fertility issues we had could be explained
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
They advertise as LGBTQ friendly, and I think everyone there is nice, but they weren't really prepared to work with a trans couple. They were very open to working on our suggestions however. When we needed a more informed physician were were given one quickly
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
He referred me to testing facilities that took my medicaid, there was a pretty hefty cost for sperm testing even with insurance - I think 200 per test
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call with results
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Jason Kofinas
Humanity
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LGBTQ Care
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7
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
9
8
Age 42
4 IUI
4 IVF
Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 8 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Brzechffa] never came up with our treatment strategies himself. He was a facilitator but not a planner...He is not a proponent of multiple embryo transfer. Anytime we brought it up, he always expressed a negative opinion about it...He is thorough, kind, and patient. One of the best bedside manners of any doctor we've ever dealt with...He always took the time to answer all questions thoroughly and with compassion. He never left us with any doubts. He was very kind but didn't sugarcoat, so we still trusted his opinion. An excellent and straightforward doctor.
They [Kofinas Fertility Group] are overworked and unorganized. A lot of the time, they are trying hard but the staff seems stretched thin...Their administration handles too many cases with too few employees. This is probably how they are able to keep costs low, but the organization suffers as a result...They [monitoring appointments] are usually relatively quick and painless...Everything is a la carte and adds up quickly. Prices are on the low end, but they increase often.
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He always took the time to answer all questions thoroughly and with compassion. He never left us with any doubts. He was very kind but didn't sugarcoat, so we still trusted his opinion. An excellent and straightforward doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
What you see is what you get.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He is thorough, kind, and patient. One of the best bedside manners of any doctor we've ever dealt with.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Dr. B never came up with our treatment strategies himself. He was a facilitator but not a planner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
They are overworked and unorganized. A lot of the time, they are trying hard but the staff seems stretched thin.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Excellent doctors, overworked staff, and very unorganized administration. They do excellent work, but be prepared for long waits on return emails with their financial dept and be on top of your bills, because they are known to accidentally double bill.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
They are usually relatively quick and painless
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Everything is a la carte and adds up quickly. Prices are on the low end, but they increase often.
Describe Peter Brzechffa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
He is not a proponent of multiple embryo transfer. Anytime we brought it up, he always expressed a negative opinion about it.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Their administration handles too many cases with too few employees. This is probably how they are able to keep costs low, but the organization suffers as a result.
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Peter Brzechffa
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8
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Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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2018, Unsuccessful
10
8
Age 34
5 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Kofinas was kind and soft spoken. He routinely expressed confidence in his ability to assist my wife in getting pregnant. He expressed his understanding of the emotional aspect of the process and would personally call myself or my wife if we had any questions or concerns.... Dr. Kofinas wanted us to try IUI procedures first before going into IVF... He took great care in comforting my wife routinely stating that he was almost sure it would be when and not if we get pregnant
Transportation and parking is tough at this facility [Kofinas Fertility Group]. It is located in a hospital so tends to be a busier area. Also the office does not seem to be too modern and seems slightly dated. However the staff and personnel at the clinic seemed knowledgeable and supportive of the patients. They also had plenty of material on hand for reading and research on fertility procedures....IUI was 3,900$ and the explained the IVF assurance fund but did not get into the finances of it
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas was kind and soft spoken. He routinely expressed confidence in his ability to assist my wife in getting pregnant. He expressed his understanding of the emotional aspect of the process and would personally call myself or my wife if we had any questions or concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He tends to be more general then specific in his explanations
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas kept a consistent level of confidence and seemed to understand the emotional aspect of the process. He took great care in comforting my wife routinely stating that he was almost sure it would be when and not if we get pregnant
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Dr. Kofinas wanted us to try IUI procedures first before going into IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I had very limited exposure but they where kind and informative in the limited capacity that we dealt with them.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Transportation and parking is tough at this facility. It is located in a hospital so tends to be a busier area. Also the office does not seem to be too modern and seems slightly dated. However the staff and personnel at the clinic seemed knowledgeable and supportive of the patients. They also had plenty of material on hand for reading and research on fertility procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
IUI was 3,900$ and the explained the IVF assurance fund but did not get into the finances of it
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
We did not get that far.
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George Kofinas
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Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
8
8
Age 46
1 IUI
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Melissa Montes] listened and was reassuring yet honest in terms of my conditions of fibroids. She shared that her job was to get me pregnant and there were options if I was willing. They would conduct IVF on me despite my advanced age...She did a through consultation and discussed full medical history. She conducted a physical exam...single embryo transfer.
The [Kofinas Fertility Group] clinic 's staff are through and professional. They are kind and respectful to the diverse group of clients. The billing department also ensures that the services are through. Weaknesses - none...he nursing staff was kind and compassionate... clinic has taken Blue Cross/Blue Shield - I've only had to pay co-pays ($30 per visit/bloodwork). For IVF is over 45 years of age, they take GHI/Emblem Health.
How was your experience with Melissa Montes at Kofinas Fertility Group?
She listened and was reassuring yet honest in terms of my conditions of fibroids. She shared that her job was to get me pregnant and there were options if I was willing. They would conduct IVF on me despite my advanced age. This was reassuring to me. I was terrified that my dream of becoming a mother would not come to pass. There are no guarantees yet I am holding onto to hope and faith that I can get pregnant and carry my baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melissa Montes at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Be open.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Melissa Montes at Kofinas Fertility Group?
She did a through consultation and discussed full medical history. She conducted a physical exam.
Describe the protocols Melissa Montes used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Natural supplements such as a Prenatal Vitamin, CoQ10, Mitchrondial Optimizer. I also added DHEA. I was given Clomid and did well.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
The nursing staff was kind and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic 's staff are through and professional. They are kind and respectful to the diverse group of clients. The billing department also ensures that the services are through. Weaknesses - none
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melissa Montes at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I have been fortunate to say what the clinic has taken Blue Cross/Blue Shield - I've only had to pay co-pays ($30 per visit/bloodwork). For IVF is over 45 years of age, they take GHI/Emblem Health.
Describe Melissa Montes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Wanted to optimizer chances of healthy pregnancy - single embryo transfer.
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Melissa Montes
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8
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Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn Center
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 43
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
DR. Narine was very kind and explained everything to you with great bedside manners....She is a very patient doctor with great bedside manner and make sure you understand what the procedure is gonna be and how to take all medications that's assigned to you. I love that she is straight forward with you and dont tell you what she wants you to hear or what sounds good.... They have a good friendly staff but they are too expensive
They [Kofinas Fertility] have a good friendly staff but they are too expensive and when it comes to my medication it took a while for me to get them cause they didnt put it into the right pharmacy so I had to come out of pocket and purchase their meds til I get my own to reimburse them after... DR. Narine was very kind and explained everything to you with great bedside manners....She is a very patient doctor with great bedside manner and make sure you understand what the procedure is gonna be and how to take all medications that's assigned to you. I love that she is straight forward with you and dont tell you what she wants you to hear or what sounds good.
How was your experience with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
She is a very patient doctor with great bedside manner and make sure you understand what the procedure is gonna be and how to take all medications that's assigned to you. I love that she is straight forward with you and dont tell you what she wants you to hear or what sounds good.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Ask lots of questions and call her if she is good with returning call.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
DR. Narine was very kind and explained everything to you with great bedside manners.
Describe the protocols Levica Narine used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Clomid menopur gonal f and cetrotide
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Patients and kind
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
They have a good friendly staff but they are too expensive and when it comes to my medication it took a while for me to get them cause they didnt put it into the right pharmacy so I had to come out of pocket and purchase their meds til I get my own to reimburse them after
Describe the costs associated with your care under Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group.
21000
Describe Levica Narine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
No comments didnt make it that far
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Levica Narine
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Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn Center
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