Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
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Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
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Mental health counseling: Offered
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Nutrition counseling
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Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
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Providing backup medication: Offered
Providing backup medication
Honolulu
1319 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
808-946-2226
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 20%8.4
4 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
9.2
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
10
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
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
8.8
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
9.6
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
7.8
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

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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.

Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
483
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
4 assessments
10
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
The staff at Pacific IVF are very accomodating and compassionate. Lynnea [nurse] is trustworthy and took time to listen to our concerns and would address them honestly. She always responded to my needs and would give quality advice...$5,500 for FET (own eggs retrieved at another clinic and donor eggs) $15,500 for clinic fees associated with donor egg cycle.... All the nurses are seasoned and compassionate and personable.
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
The staff at IVF made always gave me world class treatment and were always quick to respond to our needs. All the nurses are seasoned and compassionate and personable. The clinic is very accomodating to your schedule and will make adjustments as needed. I preferred my primary doctor but was seen once by another Dr which resulted in a negative experience for me. I requested to be exclusively seen by my primary Dr. and Lynnea, my nurse accomodated my request by making slight changes to my calendar for my upcoming FET.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
Dr. Kosasa is kind hearted and values his work and cares about his patients.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute. (Assigned nurse: Lynnea)
The staff at Pacific IVF are very accomodating and compassionate. Lynnea is trustworthy and took time to listen to our concerns and would address them honestly. She always responded to my needs and would give quality advice. Again, I was never treated like a number. I am glad that I was referred to Dr. Kosasa and Pacific IVF. Not an ounce of regret.
How was your experience with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
I was never treated like a number. Always treated with respect. I sometimes felt like I had to repeat my questions and still wasn't satisfied. He is smart, compassionate and very positive but sometimes a man of little words which sometimes left me with questions unanswered or adequately answered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
If you have any questions, ask. Don't be afraid to keep on asking.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kosasa used in your cycles at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute and their degree of success.
I was prescribed heparin for my donor cycle. I became pregnant; however miscarried at 10 weeks. Doubled up on progesterone injections at 6 days past 5 day transfer due to bleeding.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
$5,500 for FET (own eggs retrieved at another clinic and donor eggs) $15,500 for clinic fees associated with donor egg cycle
Describe Thomas Kosasa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
Dr. always pushed to transfer two embryos to increase odds.
10
Doctor
Thomas Kosasa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
Nursing
Operations
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

5
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
5
Most experienced in the state. However, we felt like a number in the clinic [Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute]. Despite numerous cycles in the clinic, staff did not readily know us by name, without first looking at our chart....He has great bedside manner and is compassionate. He didn't explain procedures to us, what to expect, etc. His descriptions were always very brief and not informative. Our course of treatments were never discussed in detail beforehand. For example, he mentioned trying IUI first with us, but did not explain why, possible statistics, etc.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
5
Describe your experience with Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
Most experienced in the state. However, we felt like a number in the clinic. Despite numerous cycles in the clinic, staff did not readily know us by name, without first looking at our chart.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
He is compassionate with great bedside manner.
What specific things went wrong at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
He has great bedside manner and is compassionate. He didn't explain procedures to us, what to expect, etc. His descriptions were always very brief and not informative. Our course of treatments were never discussed in detail beforehand. For example, he mentioned trying IUI first with us, but did not explain why, possible statistics, etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
Do research and come prepared with questions. We went in without researching what we should have been asking, expecting he would provide information first.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kosasa used in your cycles at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute and their degree of success.
We had a long agonist protocol, first starting off with birth control and Lupron. Menopur and Follistim were added. They produced 12 follicles. There was no rationale nor explanation given to us for using them. We showed up to our injection lesson and were told what medications we would be on, how to administer, etc. This was never discussed prior, e.g. during the consultation.
3
Doctor
Thomas Kosasa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
Nursing
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8
Age
23 - 25
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS
8
Organized and on top of everything! The clinic [Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute] was always accommodating whenever we had questions or concerns. They were compassionate when we found out our pregnancy had ended and made sure we knew that they would be there when we were ready to try again. Infertility is tough to go through and having an office that will make themselves available for you is much appreciated.
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Age
23 - 25
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS
8
Describe your experience with Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
Organized and on top of everything! The clinic was always accommodating whenever we had questions or concerns. They were compassionate when we found out our pregnancy had ended and made sure we knew that they would be there when we were ready to try again. Infertility is tough to go through and having an office that will make themselves available for you is much appreciated.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Bruce Kessel at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
We were always treated very well and he was great at explaining every procedure or test that was needed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very compassionate
How was your experience with Bruce Kessel at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
As a patient you always want to feel welcome and and he definitely made me feel at ease as a new IVF patient. Also, will make sure all testing is complete for your specific concerns prior to a cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Bruce Kessel at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
They work as a team so you may not always see the same doctor. Ask any questions you may have. He is very knowledgable!
7
Doctor
Bruce Kessel
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
Nursing
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9
Age
31 - 36
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
He [Dr. Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute] took time to speak with me every time about the procedure. Did not make me feel like I couldn't have a baby....He was trustworthy with his diagnosis.
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Age
31 - 36
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
He took time to speak with me every time about the procedure. Did not make me feel like I couldn't have a baby.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Friendly and very helpful
How was your experience with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
He was trustworthy with his diagnosis.
8
Doctor
Thomas Kosasa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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