NYU Langone Fertility Center

9 doctors work here

Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 15%8.5
70% strongly recommend
197 reviews
Operations
9
9
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.7
8.7
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.7
7.7
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.1
9.1
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
9.7
9.7
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
8.4
8.4
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.

For more information please see our FAQs.

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
3,147
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

NY - 1st Ave
660 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212.263.8990
NY - Westside
109 West 27th St
New York, NY 10001
212.263.8999

197 patient reviews

2012 - 2014, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 37
4 IUI
4 IVF
European
Income $500K
Marketer or PR
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I could always see Dr Berkley what I needed to and he always promptly returned my calls.
Nurses were so nice and friendly, they remembered your name, doctor was always available and they don't take thousands of patients so the waiting room isn't a zoo.
How was your experience with Alan Berkeley at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
See previous feedback
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alan Berkeley at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Think positively!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alan Berkeley at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I was at Cornell for close to a year with horrible results....felt like a cattle call each morning for monitoring and you never saw the same doctor...it was like starting over each time. When we finally switched to NYU and Dr Berkeley the experience couldn't have been more different. Nurses were so nice and friendly, they remembered your name, doctor was always available and they don't take thousands of patients so the waiting room isn't a zoo. I could always see dr berkley what I needed to and he always promptly returned my calls. I am a fi believer that the positive experience and feeling I had under NYU's care was the differences! I had 4 failed cycles with no answers at Cornell and one cycle later at NYU a beautiful daughter with 9 frozen embryos....resulting in my now 6 month old. Success on both tries with Dr Berkeley!!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
They were friendly, and always remembered you. My experience at Cornell was so cold and awful that walking into NYU and the nurses greeting you by name was a welcome surprise!
10
Doctor
Alan Berkeley
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Successful
10
10
Age 39
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Prefer not to answer
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
What I loved the most is that he [Dr. David Keefe] described very complicated things in a basic way so that i would understand. Instead of a patient, he made me feel like a WARRIOR!... Expect a long time to get an appt with Dr. Keefe.... He spoke Portuguese, as do I so it helped that we had something in common . ... It sort of felt like a factory, the nurses went by my birth date, not name :(
The clinic [NYU] was clean which was important . The waiting room was kind of sad, all you see are women with similar issues waiting to be seen. The wait time was rather long too which gives you too much time to think of negative things. One day, while waiting for an appt, I saw what I assumed was a past patient, she had brought in hee baby to introduce to Dr. Keefe and the Receptionist, that made me feel so hopeful.
How was your experience with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He spoke Portuguese, as do I so it helped that we had something in common . What I loved the most is that he described very complicated things in a basic way so that i would understand. Instead of a patient, he made me feel like a WARRIOR!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Expect a long time to get an appt with Dr. Keefe.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He always called me by my first name
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
It sort of felt like a factory, the nurses went by my birth date, not name :(
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The clinic was clean which was important . The waiting room was kind of sad, all you see are women with similar issues waiting to be seen. The wait time was rather long too which gives you too much time to think of negative things. One day, while waiting for an appt, I saw what I assumed was a past patient, she had brought in hee baby to introduce to Dr. Keefe and the Receptionist, that made me feel so hopeful.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Very very early morning monitoring which I hated but it was necessary or id. e late for work all the time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Since insurance covered the majority, all I had to pay out of pocket was 1k
10
Doctor
David Keefe
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014, Successful
10
10
Age 37
4 IUI
Donor Sperm
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Licciardi returned phone calls personally and when we were getting impatient and wanted to explore adding medication to our IUIs he suggested another round of natural before going that route and that's the cycle I got pregnant. We now have a two year old and are starting the process again with Dr. Licciardi for baby number two.
The practice is large and runs like a well oiled machine. We appreciated that monitoring hours were strictly for monitoring. Other clinics also performed IUIs during monitoring hours. NYU also included blood work in their monitoring and not all clinics do.
How was your experience with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Licciardi was great - very personable and put us at ease immediately. We never felt rushed or pressured to do anything and we began treatments even after declining some recommended testing (HSG). Dr. Licciardi returned phone calls personally and when we were getting impatient and wanted to explore adding medication to our IUIs he suggested another round of natural before going that route and that's the cycle I got pregnant. We now have a two year old and are starting the process again with Dr. Licciardi for baby number two.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Andrea and Carol)
The nurses and monitoring staff were all fantastic and hugged us goodbye when we graduated from fertility clinic to an OB.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The practice is large and runs like a well oiled machine. We appreciated that monitoring hours were strictly for monitoring. Other clinics also performed IUIs during monitoring hours. NYU also included blood work in their monitoring and not all clinics do.
10
Doctor
Frederick Licciardi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2009 - 2014, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 43
3 IUI
IVF
Donor Eggs
European
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I really can't say enough good things about Dr. Noyes. After our very long tenure at NYU, I missed her...Dr. Noyes is very honest and straightforward. Sometimes the truth is pretty ugly, but the sooner you know what your situation is, the sooner you can figure out the best course of action.
They [the staff at NYU Fertility Center] are all professionals yet they understand the emotions that infertility brings about and they are very sensitive to that...From our first meeting, Dr. Noyes made us feel like we were in this together and that she was confident that based on my previous cycles, she could get us pregnant.
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Noyes enabled us to have our family, so she will always hold a very special place in my heart. We did get to know her perhaps a little more personally than most patients, which just made my husband and I respect her even more. I really can't say enough good things about Dr. Noyes. After our very long tenure at NYU, I missed her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Noyes is very honest and straightforward. Sometimes the truth is pretty ugly, but the sooner you know what your situation is, the sooner you can figure out the best course of action.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
From our first meeting, Dr. Noyes made us feel like we were in this together and that she was confident that based on my previous cycles, she could get us pregnant. She is very honest and straightforward, something that we value very much.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: It varied by cycle)
They are all professionals yet they understand the emotions that infertility brings about and they are very sensitive to that.
10
Doctor
Nicole Noyes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 27 - 28
IUI
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Ashkenazi Jewish
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I was 26 and diagnosed with dor. Dr Licciardi diagnosed me with one look and after receiving results from my testing. Dr Licciardi gave me his cell phone number and walked me through the entire process. He even took the time to console me after a failed cycle while he was in Hawaii with his family. Great doctor. Felt extremely comfortable with him and felt like I was well taken care of even though I didn't receive the results I wanted from him.
I loved it there [at NYU]. However after switching to Cornell I feel on a larger scale Cornell has a better lab...[Dr. Liccardi is a] great doctor. Felt extremely comfortable with him and felt like I was well taken care of even though I didn't receive the results I wanted from him
How was your experience with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Great doctor. Felt extremely comfortable with him and felt like I was well taken care of even though I didn't receive the results I wanted from him
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Your in good hands and if you have questions ask hell be happy to help
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I was 26 and diagnosed with dor. Dr Licciardi diagnosed me with one look and after receiving results from my testing Dr Licciardi gave me his cell phone number and walked me through the entire process. He even took the time to console me after a failed cycle while he was in Hawaii with his family. Great doctor. The only reason I switch was for insurance purposes
Describe the protocols Frederick Licciardi used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I don't remember much. I remember estrogen patch with menopur and gonal f and ganerelix
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I honestly don't remember much
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I loved it there. However after switching to Cornell I feel on a larger scale Cornell has a better lab
Describe the costs associated with your care under Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Insurance didn't cover any of my treatment so it was about $15,000 each time including ivf icsi and meds
10
Doctor
Frederick Licciardi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
6 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr david Keefe] is warm and relatable, making me feel comfortable while remaining professional. I trusted him implicitly and am so glad we did. I only actually met with him once or twice - his team is amazing...The team at NYU fertility is amazing. They felt like family. I was always seen promptly and felt I received the best care...Insurance covered my care. I think one round of IVF would have been upwards of $25k
He [Dr david Keefe] is warm and relatable, making me feel comfortable while remaining professional. I trusted him implicitly and am so glad we did. I only actually met with him once or twice - his team is amazing...The team at NYU fertility is amazing. They felt like family. I was always seen promptly and felt I received the best care...Insurance covered my care. I think one round of IVF would have been upwards of $25k
How was your experience with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He is warm and relatable, making me feel comfortable while remaining professional. I trusted him implicitly and am so glad we did. I only actually met with him once or twice - his team is amazing
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Talk open and honestly and listen. Come with questions and a thorough knowledge of your own medical history
Describe the protocols David Keefe used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Don't remember
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The team at NYU fertility is amazing. They felt like family. I was always seen promptly and felt I received the best care
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Insurance covered my care. I think one round of IVF would have been upwards of $25k
10
Doctor
David Keefe
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Unknown Success
7
5
Age 30
3 Fertility Medications
Other
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Park is not necessarily warm & fuzzy (which i was okay with). Very kind, good bedside manner. Thorough with her details.
NYU is a very busy office, getting an appointment was very tough...There was some confusion a few times in terms of what tests were needed and where they needed to happen.
How was your experience with Joonhee Park at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
very kind, good bedside manner. thorough with her details.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joonhee Park at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
not necessarily warm & fuzzy (which i was okay with)-- but could find that to be not for everyone.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joonhee Park at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
very busy office, getting an appointment was very tough. I also had to call several times once I had a miscarriage to understand what I had to do next since Dr. Park was away. Staff was kind was in the office (nurses)-- but there was some confusion a few times in terms of what tests were needed and where they needed to happen
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
front desk staff was horrible.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
dr. park was great-- her front desk staff was difficult, rude and showed zero compassion.
7
Doctor
Joonhee Park
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
5
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
2014, Successful
8
9
Age 33
4 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Keefe is warm, takes time to establish bedside manner and tells great and relevant anecdotes....Listen to his stories. They seem longwinded but are designed to reassure you as a patient.
[The NYU Fertility clinic is] efficient, clean and functional...Monitoring from 7-9 AM. Pleasant enough waiting area....[The staff is] very professional, educated and direct. They are efficient and well-trained...They failed to bill me several times for embryo storage. When I called several times to inquire, I was neither given a bill nor reassurance about the status of my embryos.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Listen to his stories. They seem longwinded but are designed to reassure you as a patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Keefe is warm, takes time to establish bedside manner and tells great and relevant anecdotes.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Very professional, educated and direct. They are efficient and well-trained.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Efficient, clean and functional.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Monitoring from 7-9 AM. Pleasant enough waiting area.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
They failed to bill me several times for embryo storage. When I called several times to inquire, I was neither given a bill nor reassurance about the status of my embryos.
8
Doctor
David Keefe
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Successful
8
10
Age 35
5 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Although, he [Dr. Alan Berkeley] is not super warm and fuzzy, I have a beautiful 2 year old and am 20 months pregnant with my second. I appreciated his matter of fact style and is incredibly smart. I trust his judgement and would recommend!... even with the high volume of patients, I always felt supported and that I could get my questions answered. I would recommend getting there by 6:45. I was out by 7:30 the latest with bloodeork and ultrasound.
The nursing staff at NYU were all wonderful and very supportive and responsive. They were very comforting as well. I was very satisfied with the nursing staff,.... even with the high volume of patients, I always felt supported and that I could get my questions answered. I would recommend getting there by 6:45. I was out by 7:30 the latest with bloodeork and ultrasound.
How was your experience with Alan Berkeley at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Although, he is not super warm and fuzzy, I have a beautiful 2 year old and am 20 months pregnant with my second. I appreciated his matter of fact style and is incredibly smart. I trust his judgement and would recommend!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alan Berkeley at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Contact his assistant if you need anything. She is very responsive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The nursing staff at NYU were all wonderful and very supportive and responsive. They were very comforting as well. I was very satisfied with the nursing staff,
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
even with the high volume of patients, I always felt supported and that I could get my questions answered. I would recommend getting there by 6:45. I was out by 7:30 the latest with bloodeork and ultrasound.
8
Doctor
Alan Berkeley
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011 - 2013, Successful
9
9
Age 31 - 33
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $500K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Long initial consultation, he let me chose when to start treatment and what course to follow...I chose Dr. Licciardi based on the very thorough way he explains everything and his detailed approach. He may be more "scientific" than some patients prefer it I knew I was in good hands. The nurses in the practice are very hands on and knowledgeable.
Loved the nursing staff [at NYU]. Personable and very experienced. They are who you will see most often...This is a busy, first rate clinic. I felt I was in excellent hands and loved knowing the entire team and best-in-class equipment and procedures were dedicated to round the clock care. Like any NYC practice, you will need to be your own advocate and ask questions if you missed something, but I felt very well cared for.
How was your experience with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I chose Dr. Licciardi based on the very thorough way he explains everything and his detailed approach. He may be more "scientific" than some patients prefer it I knew I was in good hands. The nurses in the practice are very hands on and knowledgeable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Trust his approach and go to him if you are comfortable with a top notch Doctor in a very busy practice. You may not get a ton of 1:1 attention but you will get great care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Long initial consultation, he let me chose when to start treatment and what course to follow
Describe the protocols Frederick Licciardi used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Clomid and IUI for several years of unexplained infertility prior to seeing him. He prepared me well that it would likely not work and we would need to move to injections but surprise, it worked!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Loved the nursing staff. Personable and very experienced. They are who you will see most often. There were two main nurse coordinators during my treatment and they were excellent with the many many follow up phone calls after each blood draw. They would leave messages on my voicemail (at my request) with very specific instructions and then would work hard to get back to me quickly if I needed to ask additional questions.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
This is a busy, first rate clinic. I felt I was in excellent hands and loved knowing the entire team and best-in-class equipment and procedures were dedicated to round the clock care. Like any NYC practice, you will need to be your own advocate and ask questions if you missed something, but I felt very well cared for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
My insurance covered a portion (up to $5k per year I think). I covered the rest.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
After a successful pregnancy was confirmed, I had to go in person to get my records to pass onto my OB. The file wasn't ready so I had to return the next day. It was inconvenient.
9
Doctor
Frederick Licciardi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013, Successful
10
10
Age 43
1 IUI
IVF
Donor Eggs
Other
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
First consult he [Dr Liccardi] was kind, encouraging and listened. He explained everything and made a plan that worked for me. On important appointments, for sonos and pregnancy tests he was present. Always asked how I was doing and made the visit very personal. He was genuinely happy for me when we got the positive results.
Very modern. From signing in to leaving from blood work it was never more then 30 minutes. Everything is at the facility from counseling, bloodwork, sonos and transfer. Cant think of any weaknesses...Anytime I called before and during cycle Amber always called me back same day. She explained things to me 100 times and told me what to expect. The nurses for bloodwork were great and the wait time was never long. Day of transfer the nurse who talked me thru it was amazing and so positive and caring.
How was your experience with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
First consult he was kind, encouraging and listened. He explained everything and made a plan that workedfor me. On important appointments, for sonos and pregnancy tests he was present. Always asked how I was doing and made the visit very personal. He was genuinely happy for me when we got the positive results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I feel he has your personal best interest in mind when working with you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He was always there for sonos. Very kind and encouraging.
Describe the protocols Frederick Licciardi used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
First my issue was not getting pregnant, it was having a healthy baby. I have a chromosome translocation which leads to miscarriage or fetus death. It was a hard pill to swallow when I had to turn to using donor eggs. He never made me feel like I was alone. Once I chose a donor from a private agency they did ALL the work for me. I just showed up for blood testing during cycle. I cant remember what injectable I used to sync our cycles. But Week prior to transfer I injected progesterone oil I think so embryo will have better chance to stick. Day of transfer went so smoothly and contined the oil injections a few more days. This IVF resulted in a positive pregancy. I have a gorgeous baby girl who is now 2 1/2 years old. We are choosing not to tell our child and family about using donor egg. I have a 9 year old daughter using my own eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Amber I think)
Anytime I called before and during cycle Amber always called me back same day. She explained things to me 100 times and told me what to expect. The nurses for bloodwork were great and the wait time was never long. Day of transfer the nurse who talked me thru it was amazing and so positive and caring.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Very modern. From signing in to leaving from blood work it was never more then 30 minutes. Everything is at the facility from counseling, bloodwork, sonos and transfer. Cant think of any weaknesses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Including using private donor. This cucle cost us around $30,000
10
Doctor
Frederick Licciardi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2013, Successful
9
9
Age 44 - 48
3 IUI
IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Overall, I think he [Dr. Frederick Licciardi] is neither mushy-concerned nor cold about his assessments. He seems genuinely interested in his patients and in helping them. And when I pushed a little to do something he did not recommend, he quickly took my side. This was important because I think being very downbeat about the process or feeling like your doctor is annoyed or unsupportive because you don't agree with him can make it all too hard. I never had that kind of negative experience with him. But he also was honest and "to the point" about the process at each stage, which might seem uncaring to some women. I am not the kind of person who pushes hard to get my way, and I think that had a positive effect on my interactions with him. I do not know if that aspect of my personality may have hurt my chances, such as when I only had 2 follicles with my IVF cycle (at a high level o
They [nurses at NYU] were very helpful, but also very busy in the mornings. The donor egg staff were very professional but very warm as the process went on. The lead nurses on the regular staff were very kind to me and I appreciated it...Dr. Licciardi found the right balance of understanding/sympathy and honesty when I was unsuccessful and couldn't help but cry. He also gave me a chance at IVF with my own eggs after honestly telling me that he would not recommend it, and he had a positive attitude throughout the process. Finally, the nurse staff were very supportive of me during the various processes I went through.
How was your experience with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I partially answered this with the "number or person" question. Dr. Licciardi was very upbeat with my initial assessment and FSH levels, and quickly got me started on testing and polyp removal to make my chances as high as possible (I had never tried to get pregnant and was doing this with donor sperm). When my FSH levels subsequently elevated, he was sympathetic but to the point that I might get lucky with IUI and he would support that for 2 or 3 cycles. I think some women might have taken that as uncaring, but I felt like he was only being honest and not judging me nor did he want to mislead me. When I failed at IUI but my FSH and estrogen had improved I met with him regarding IVF. He was not in favor of it, but said we could try and then he had a positive, supportive attitude throughout that process. When it failed and I cried, saying I felt stupid for trying at my age (I was at that point 44 years old), he told me I shouldn't feel bad at all about that and he seemed quite genuine with his supportive comments. I commented that I had a family member interested in donating eggs and he was very positive about it. Overall, I think he is neither mushy-concerned nor cold about his assessments. He seems genuinely interested in his patients and in helping them. And when I pushed a little to do something he did not recommend, he quickly took my side. This was important because I think being very downbeat about the process or feeling like your doctor is annoyed or unsupportive because you don't agree with him can make it all too hard. I never had that kind of negative experience with him. But he also was honest and "to the point" about the process at each stage, which might seem uncaring to some women. I am not the kind of person who pushes hard to get my way, and I think that had a positive effect on my interactions with him. I do not know if that aspect of my personality may have hurt my chances, such as when I only had 2 follicles with my IVF cycle (at a high level of hormone treatments) and he said we needed to convert the cycle to IUI. I now feel pretty confident he made the right call.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
The patient should expect honesty, but understand he and the clinic are trying to get good numbers. He will recommend what he thinks gives you the best chance of success at having a baby, especially considering most of us have limited resources and usually can't do more than two IVF cycles with our insurance. As a patient, you want to pull out all the stops. I think that dynamic goes on with all the doctors. But I do believe he really believes in his work and wants to help.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Licciardi found the right balance of understanding/sympathy and honesty when I was unsuccessful and couldn't help but cry. He also gave me a chance at IVF with my own eggs after honestly telling me that he would not recommend it, and he had a positive attitude throughout the process. Finally, the nurse staff were very supportive of me during the various processes I went through.
Describe the protocols Frederick Licciardi used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
It's been quiet a while and don't remember a lot of details. He recommended IUI cycles with HG injections to time the injections. With IVF he went high on the hormones, which I think was right given my age. He also said with IVF that they won't do retrievals unless there are at least three follicles. I only had two so he recommended I stop the medications and just to HG injection with IUI. With the donor egg cycle, we synchronized our cycles with birth control pills and then went to estrogen pills and progesterone shots daily. I don't know the rest of the protocols for the egg donor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
They were very helpful, but also very busy in the mornings. The donor egg staff were very professional but very warm as the process went on. The lead nurses on the regular staff were very kind to me and I appreciated it.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I really like the no appointment, two-hour window in the morning for the blood draws. But sometimes there are problems/back-ups and you never know when you will have one of those mornings when everyone shows up at the same time and you have to wait quite a while. So be prepared to wait and perhaps be late for work if that is where you are going next.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Frederick Licciardi at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I don't remember much. I think the first IVF cycle was maybe $10k or $12k before insurance. The frozen embryo cycle was less than $5k. Frozen embryo cost $1,200 plus another $1k annually for storage. IUI was much cheaper
Describe Frederick Licciardi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Since I used a younger donor and told him I couldn't handle having twins, he was very supportive of doing just a single embryo transfer. It worked out great for me.
9
Doctor
Frederick Licciardi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2013, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The first meeting with him was very personal...He had his own history with infertility that helped him connect
Well oiled machine. First come, first served. Between the hours of 7am-9am, cycled you through. [Nurses were] Very kind but wish that they would call you prior to 12pm- sometimes you had to wait for results until 4/5pm.
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He was very personable and always was around to schedule a call if we had questions. I do think it's important to always read up and be on top of your own care. My thyroid kept spiking and I felt I needed to be on top of it bec no one else was. This may or may not have contributed to infertility as it wasn't that high (3-4 max), but I had read that fertility doctors did need to see it below 2.5 in order for treatment to be effective. So that's my only complaint... But I truly think he is the best.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Always do your own research and be aware of the right questions to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
The first meeting with him was very personal. He is a big shot doctor and was on the second to have a successful IVF transfer ever so it was nice to see that he was personal as well. He had his own history with infertility that helped him connect
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Very kind but wish that they would call you prior to 12pm- sometimes you had to wait for results until 4/5pm
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Well oiled machine First come first serve between the hours of 7am-9am Cycled you thru
10
Doctor
James Grifo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2013, Successful
9
9
Age 33
1 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Fino was very nice, took a lot of time with us listening. Seemed very intelligent and knowledgeable. Gave us all our options... Understand that you won't see her every time you come in for visits (and there will be a lot of them). But that she is aware of what's going on and is monitoring everything.
I definitely felt like I was treated as an individual [at NYU Fertility]. I understand how some people think it can feel like a factory when you are getting monitored and during the numerous appointments...Understand that you won't see [Dr. Fino] every time you come in for visits (and there will be a lot of them)... Someone was always available to speak with on the phone whenever I had questions.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Fino was very nice, took a lot of time with us listening. Seemed very intelligent and knowledgeable. Gave us all our options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Understand that you won't see her every time you come in for visits (and there will be a lot of them). But that she is aware of what's going on and is monitoring everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I definitely felt like I was treated as an individual. I understand how some people think it can feel like a factory when you are getting monitored and during the numerous appointments. But I would rather get in and out fast since I had to go some many times. Everyone was always nice and friendly and personable during my many many monitoring appointments. Dr. Fino was very nice and gentle and honest.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
Someone was always available to speak with on the phone whenever I had questions.
9
Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2005 - 2012, Unknown Success
10
10
2 IUI
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
Ashkenazi Jewish
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. James Grifo] and his staff were personable... knowledgable, straight forward, reliable and honest. He adjusted treatments in response to results. He and the other physicians in the group were well coordinated, so I never felt as if there was a lapse in care if he was out of the office on the day of my visit...
[NYU is] well coordinated...Psychologist who evaluates prior to IVF, etc was excellent. Secretaries are efficient and responsive. One thing I do not like is the new answering system that they have created, although efficient it is impersonal...[nurses are] helpful...I was mistakingly removed from the egg donor list by one of the nurses...I went first thing in the morning. Hours were convenient. Very efficient, was able to always leave clinic and be on time for work. It is a first come first served process so getting there before the doors open is recommended
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Grifo is knowledgable, straight forward, reliable and honest. He adjusted treatments in response to results. He and the other physicians in the group were well coordinated, so I never felt as if there was a lapse in care if he was out of the office on the day of my visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Perhaps the only thing I would have advised was only doing IUI once and if that failed to go straight to IVF.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He and his staff were personable
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
helpful.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
well coordinated. good success rates. Psychologist who evaluates prior to IVF, etc was excellent. Secretaries are efficient and responsive. One thing I do not like is the new answering system that they have created, although efficient it is impersonal
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I went first thing in the morning. Hours were convenient. Very efficient, was able to always leave clinic and be on time for work. It is a first come first served process so getting there before the doors open is recommended
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
total over the yrs probably over $150K
Describe James Grifo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I am very happy that they placed 3 embryos at a time. I strongly believe this is the most appropriate option for women who are in their late 30's or older.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I was mistakingly removed from the egg donor list by one of the nurses.
10
Doctor
James Grifo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2010 - 2011, 13 Eggs Frozen
8
10
Age 39 - 40
2 Egg Freezing (cancer)
Cancer
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Noyes] is a guru in the field and has special expertise around protecting women like myself who are also undergoing treatment for breast cancer. It was disappointing to me that I only saw Dr. Noyes though at the initial consultation and then at the egg retrievals...Dr. Noyes took a lengthy amount of time with me at my initial consultation...Don't expect warm and fuzzy but a very experienced doctor who will get you good results..She explained things very clearly and took time with me as I was overwhelmed by the whole process.
The clinic [NYU - 1st Ave] gets good results which is the most important thing. However, it does feel like a factory with so many people going in and out of the clinic and meeting different doctors and different nurses each time you visit the clinic...The clinic was open between 7am and 9am which made it very convenient with work. For the most part, the wait was about 15 minutes. The clinic ran fairly smoothly...I did not have a care coordinator but Wana was very involved in my care. She was helpful at instructing me about how to do the injections. Also, she assisted me when I ran out of medicine and needed to expedite orders the pharmacy.
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
She is a guru in the field and has special expertise around protecting women like myself who are also undergoing treatment for breast cancer. It was disappointing to me that I only saw Dr. Noyes though at the initial consultation and then at the egg retrievals.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Don't expect warm and fuzzy but a very experienced doctor who will get you good results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Noyes took a lengthy amount of time with me at my initial consultation. She explained things very clearly and took time with me as I was overwhelmed by the whole process.
Describe the protocols Nicole Noyes used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I do not remember the entire regiment of medicine I took but I did take the follicle stimulating hormone Gonal F my first round and then switched to a different stimulating medicine the second round in an effort to produce more eggs; although, I produced about the same amount. I was also on Femara to protect me as I had hormone related breast cancer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Wana)
I did not have a care coordinator but Wana was very involved in my care. She was helpful at instructing me about how to do the injections. Also, she assisted me when I ran out of medicine and needed to expedite orders the pharmacy.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The clinic gets good results which is the most important thing. However, it does feel like a factory with so many people going in and out of the clinic and meeting different doctors and different nurses each time you visit the clinic.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The clinic was open between 7am and 9am which made it very convenient with work. For the most part, the wait was about 15 minutes. The clinic ran fairly smoothly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I received financial assistance from Live Strong so each cycle was discounted. My cost per cycle was $6750.
8
Doctor
Nicole Noyes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 40
2 IUI
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We were listened to and treated with respect [by Dr Grifo] - and it was obvious he loved helping people create families. He shared things about his own life as well...We got the results we wanted and were always treated compassionately. I had had a previous bad experience with an HST test and he redid it in a much better way and made me feel like it was the other doctor's fault and not mine. At a time when I felt very vulnerable that my body wasn't doing what it was supposed to do, he never made me feel like it was my fault and he always made me feel like we had options...
Very efficient and professional [at NYU - NY - 1st Ave] - checkin with iPads, quick and easy - never a long wait. Staff helpful and friendly...Competent and quick to answer questions. Everyone always friendly, even early in the morning when I usually went in...Be prepared for a wait to get an appointment but once you're in, it's all good...
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
We got the results we wanted and were always treated compassionately. I had had a previous bad experience with an HST test and he redid it in a much better way and made me feel like it was the other doctor's fault and not mine. At a time when I felt very vulnerable that my body wasn't doing what it was supposed to do, he never made me feel like it was my fault and he always made me feel like we had options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Be prepared for a wait to get an appointment but once you're in, it's all good.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
We were listened to and treated with respect - and it was obvious he loved helping people create families. He shared things about his own life as well.
Describe the protocols James Grifo used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Both pregnancies -- Clomid (lowest dose) one cycle with monitoring (ultrasound). IUI at the right time and I got pregnant. Very lucky, I know.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Competent and quick to answer questions. Everyone always friendly, even early in the morning when I usually went in.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Very efficient and professional - checkin with iPads, quick and easy - never a long wait. Staff helpful and friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I'm sorry - it was a long time ago. I remember they didn't take my insurance so I had to submit by hand, but they always had the paperwork ready for me. It wasn't cheap, but we weren't expecting it to be.
10
Doctor
James Grifo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2010 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
IVF
Donor Eggs
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Strengths: [Dr. Grifo] was real and honest and encouraged us to 'stir the pot' with the donor eggs which we really liked. Weakness: he was speaking at an event the day of my embryo transfer so he didn't perform the day of the big event, which made me upset.
The entire [NYU] practice was great...I called NYU and they talked us through options and put us at the top of the list since we were off it for about 6 months that we thought we had a donor.
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Strengths: he was real and honest and encouraged us to 'stir the pot' with the donor eggs which we really liked. He showed us pictures of his IVF children and made us feel comfortable with the procedures. Weakness: he was speaking at an event the day of my embryo transfer so he didn't perform the day of the big event, which made me upset. However, like the entire process, I just went with the flow and now have two beautiful and healthy twin girls who I love and adore with all my heart.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Request him to be present at the transfer if important to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
The entire practice was great. While on the wait-list for a donor, they called me to tell me they typically don't refer patients to agencies, but one had several girls who fit my profile so we ended up using this agency. Ended up 2 girls backed down - 1 2 weeks before she was set to come for the procedure. It was emotional to say the least. I called NYU and they talked us through options and put us at the top of the list since we were off it for about 6 months that we thought we had a donor. The entire practice treated us very kindly and like we were humans throughout this emotional stage.
10
Doctor
James Grifo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2007 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 41 - 45
4 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I really liked him [Dr. James Grifo] and was very knowledgeable. He followed up when the IUI wasn't working and did further testing to find out if I wasn't having a problem. Since I was okay we moved into IVF. The first time was successful...Since I did not really meet with him much it took away for the personal touch
[NYU was a] smooth running team. the worked well together and got you in and out quickly in the morning...Nursing Staff were compassionate and a pleasure to deal with...I really liked him [Dr. James Grifo] and was very knowledgeable. He followed up when the IUI wasn't working and did further testing to find out if I wasn't having a problem. Since I was okay we moved into IVF. The first time was successful...Since I did not really meet with him much it took away for the personal touch
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I really liked him and was very knowledgeable. He followed up when the IUI wasn't working and did further testing to find out if I wasn't having a problem. Since I was okay we moved into IVF. The first time was successful
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
To be upfront about everything and clear on your history. Be prepared it is group of Doctor's so he may not be the one performing your extractions and implantation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Since I did not really meet with him much it took away for the personal touch
Describe the protocols James Grifo used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
sorry I do not remember anymore.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
they were compassionate and a pleasure to deal with.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
smooth running team. the worked well together and got you in and out quickly in the morning.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
there were set monitoring hours and would make sure to go early to beat any waits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
don't remember
Describe James Grifo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
He did not provide an feedback on that. I only had 2 good embryos so we went with both of them.
10
Doctor
James Grifo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2010, 33 Eggs Frozen
10
10
Age 32 - 33
3 Egg Freezing
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Noyes] spent a lot of time asking me questions about myself, family, job, education, social life etc. She really wanted to know who should could be working with. She made me feel like I was doing the right thing, and that I was light years ahead of my counterparts. It was obvious from this meeting that Dr. Noyes's compassion and bedside manner matched my needs. Once my cycles started I did not see Dr. Noyes very often. I saw her an average of 2 times per cycle, and Dr. Noyes did not do either of my two retrievals...
The nurses [at NYU- 1st Ave] were amazing. I was coming in from Westchester and needed to get back to work in Westchester by 8:30 am, so I would get to monitoring at 6:30 am. They did their best to take me back first each morning, which was a huge relief...
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Our initial meeting with her lasted almost an hour. She spent a lot of time asking me questions about myself, family, job, education, social life etc. She really wanted to know who should could be working with. She made me feel like I was doing the right thing, and that I was light years ahead of my counterparts. It was obvious from this meeting that Dr. Noyes's compassion and bedside manner matched my needs. Once my cycles started I did not see Dr. Noyes very often. I saw her an average of 2 times per cycle, and Dr. Noyes did not do either of my two retrievals.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Be ready to have complete strangers give you internal ultrasounds at 7:05 am. If you this bothers you, than NYU, Cornell, or any big time center, is not the place. Talk to the person in the finance office that deals with medications and insurance. I was able to get my medication covered through Aenta Speciality Pharmacy. Aetna themselves did not tell me this, one of the patient coordinators at NYU told me to go through Aenta Speciality Pharmacy. The medications are brutal but you just need to power through it with your eye on the end result. Write everything down the doctors and nurses tell you during monitoring and nightly calls. Stay organized by inputting your medication doses and timing on the calendar on your phone. Keep track of your medication supplies daily, and check with the doctors/nurse weekly to be sure you have the correct supplies and enough medication to complete your cycle. Never give up. After having my first cycle cancelled I was devastated. I pushed through and ended up with 34 eggs...
Describe the protocols Nicole Noyes used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Round 1: Non-Lupron Cycle (10/27/09-11/4/09) - Cycle Cancelled 10/27/09: Nothing 10/28/09: Blood work and Ultrasound- saw Dr. Noyes: 450 Follistim pm 10/29/09: 225 Follistim am & 225 Follistim am 10/30/09: 225 Follistim am & 225 Follistim am 10/31/09: Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, saw a fellow: 450 Follistim pm 11/01/09: 450 Follistim pm 11/02/09: Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, saw a fellow, only 4 eggs, was told by fellow that these were disappointing results. The fellow was also about 8 months pregnant, so that did not help the situation. Antagon injected at NYU, 450 Follistim pm 11/03/09: Antagon am & 450 Follistim pm 11/04/09: Blood work and Ultrasound- saw Dr. Noyes, only 2 eggs, cycle cancelled. HcG shot taken at home Round 2: Lupron Cycle (11/11/09-12/10/09) - 12 eggs 11/11/09-11/22/09 - .1 injection of Lupron 11/23/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, saw a fellow, possibility of cysts 11/23/09 - 11/27/09 - .5 Lupron 11/25/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - saw Dr. Noyes, possibility of cysts so may delay start 11/28/09 - ok'd to start - .5 Lupron, 450 Follistim, 150 Menpur 11/29/09 - .5 Lupron & 450 Follistim am, 150 Menpur pm 11/30/09 - .5 Lupron & 450 Follistim am, 150 Menpur pm 12/01/09 - Blood work - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/02/09 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/03/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, 9 eggs, .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/04/09 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/05/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, 9 eggs, .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/06/09 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/07/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - saw Dr. Noyes, 9 eggs, .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/08/09 - Blood work 0- HcG shot at 11pm 12/09/09 - nothing 12/10/09 - retrieval - 12 eggs Round 3: Lupron Cycle (01/08/10-02/20/10) - 22 eggs ( I didn't seem to write down when I saw Dr. Noyes at morning monitoring) 01/08/10 - 1/26/10 -Blood work and Ultrasounds every 3 days. Progesterone levels were low, ovulation was delayed, and there was a cyst on my ovary. 01/27/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - saw Dr. Noyes - got the ok to start as ovulation had occurred. 01/28/ - 02/05/10 - .1 Lupron until period 02/05/10 - Day 1 of cycle. Called NYU to let them know that I had gotten my period and did not receive a call back 02/06/10 - continued the .1 of Lupron. Did not hear from NYU all day. Called at 5:30pm, got a call back at 7pm from a doctor I had never met. 02/07/10 - .1 Lupron 02/08/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - ok'd to officially start stims - .1 of Lupron in the am, .5 Lupron, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur in the pm 02/09/10 - .5 Lupron & 450 Follistim am, and 150 Menpur pm 02/10/10 - .5 Lupron & 450 Follistim am, and 150 Menpur pm 02/11/10 - Blood work - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/12/10 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/13/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/14/10 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/15/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/16/10 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/17/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - .5 Lupron am, 150 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/18/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - .5 Lupron am, 11pm HcG 02/19/10 - Blood work 02/20/10 - Retrieval - 22 eggs
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The nurses were amazing. I was coming in from Westchester and needed to get back to work in Westchester by 8:30 am, so I would get to monitoring at 6:30 am. They did their best to take me back first each morning, which was a huge relief.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
10k for Each egg retrieval and close to 2k for meds each round
10
Doctor
Nicole Noyes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2003 - 2010, Successful
9
9
Age 43 - 50
3 IUI
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Noyes was straightforward, candid, warm but a bit brisk (I am OK with that), and made it clear that she would give you as much or as little detail as you wanted. She told me at the first visit that she thought she could get me pregnant "one way or another," and she did...Dr. Noyes discharged me from the fertility clinic at 3 months but sent a lovely note when my first daughter was born. Somewhat amazingly, I got pregnant again -- also the old-fashioned way -- when daughter #1 was 6 months old. Even though Dr. Noyes had nothing to do with that (except, perhaps, in the karmic sphere) and she sent another lovely note when my second daughter was born. Both girls are now in high school...
Strengths [of NYU - 1st Ave clinic]: top talent, eminent research and treating physicians, deep bench, efficient protocols. Weaknesses: big place, big staff, standardization can make certain aspects of treatment feel cookie-cutter. Also, they were constantly asking for money up front. I know the process is expensive, and I know insurance often doesn't cover it, or doesn't cover much, but sometimes I felt like NYU was more interested in my wallet than my womb...
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I saw Dr. Noyes a long time ago -- 1999-2000. I was 42 years old and had failed a number of IUI and IVC rounds with injectable hormones, as well as two previous donor egg attempts at a different clinic. Dr. Noyes was straightforward, candid, warm but a bit brisk (I am OK with that), and made it clear that she would give you as much or as little detail as you wanted. She told me at the first visit that she thought she could get me pregnant "one way or another," and she did. She originally planned to go straight to a donor egg cycle, but while waiting for a donor I unexpectedly got pregnant the old fashioned way (courtesy of my husband) for about ten minutes, until I had an early miscarriage. Still, that was enough evidence to prompt Dr. Noyes to suggest one more cycle using my own eggs. We tried that, but it did not work. Next, a donor became available and we had a long talk about how many embryos to implant. I wanted to be aggressive, in light of my age and history. Dr. Noyes eventually agreed to 4, with all kinds of contingency plans if I ended up with too many. As it turned out, one took. Dr. Noyes discharged me from the fertility clinic at 3 months but sent a lovely note when my first daughter was born. Somewhat amazingly, I got pregnant again -- also the old-fashioned way -- when daughter #1 was 6 months old. Even though Dr. Noyes had nothing to do with that (except, perhaps, in the karmic sphere) and she sent another lovely note when my second daughter was born. Both girls are now in high school.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Don't be shy. She responds well to questions: ask them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Noyes treated me like a human being. Sometimes I felt like a bit of a number while waiting to see her and while interacting with others at NYU. it is a big place.
Describe the protocols Nicole Noyes used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
See above. I don't remember any of the names of the drugs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The nurses were generally efficient and competent, and most were also friendly. But it is a big staff and you did not always gets someone you felt simpatico with.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Strengths: top talent, eminent research and treating physicians, deep bench, efficient protocols. Weaknesses: big place, big staff, standardization can make certain aspects of treatment feel cookie-cutter. Also, they were constantly asking for money up front. I know the process is expensive, and I know insurance often doesn't cover it, or doesn't cover much, but sometimes I felt like NYU was more interested in my wallet than my womb.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Don't recall the details. It was a lot, and most was not covered by insurance.
9
Doctor
Nicole Noyes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2003 - 2010, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 33 - 40
3 IUI
4 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Noyes at NYU] is smart, and tells it like it is. I appreciated her sense of humor. I didn't ask alot of questions, because I didn't feel the need to. I'm not a doctor, but I am smart, and I trusted her expertise. If you are older, she indicates that will work against you. She did follow up with me....Be prepared that she will be honest. She is not going to sugar coat your chances.
The facility, I felt, was private and the nurses took care of you. The billing was the billing, who likes to hand over $10K, but the billing staff was pleasant and provided me with what I needed....[The nurses were] a multitude of ages and personalities. All competent, all caring. Some were better at explanations and follow through, but I did not have any negative experiences. I also liked to talk to them and show an interest in their own lives, they knew so much about me, I felt they would like someone to show an interest in what was happening in their lives.
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
She is smart, and tells it like it is. I appreciated her sense of humor. I didn't ask alot of questions, because I didn't feel the need to. I'm not a doctor, but I am smart, and I trusted her expertise. If you are older, she indicates that will work against you. She did follow up with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Be prepared that she will be honest. She is not going to sugar coat your chances.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Had direct contact with her and discussed the treatment failures, she felt the disappointment I experienced as well.
Describe the protocols Nicole Noyes used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was prescribed the usual IVF protocols and each cycle produced eggs and embryos, but for some reason there was a failure to implant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
A multitude of ages and personalities. All competent, all caring. Some were better at explanations and follow through, but I did not have any negative experiences. I also liked to talk to them and show an interest in their own lives, they knew so much about me, I felt they would like someone to show an interest in what was happening in their lives.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The facility, I felt, was private and the nurses took care of you. The billing was the billing, who likes to hand over $10K, but the billing staff was pleasant and provided me with what I needed.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Depended on the day, I was taken in the order I got there. Sometimes there was a line, sometimes not. I tried to get there early and get in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
$8K per cycle
10
Doctor
Nicole Noyes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources