Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute

4 doctors work here

Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 39%Neutral: 37%Don't recommend: 24%7.9
39% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Operations
8.8
8.8
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.8
9.8
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
8.4
8.4
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.5
9.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8.5
8.5
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
513
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling is not offered
Genetic counseling is not offered
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Honolulu
1319 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
808-946-2226

2 patient reviews filtered by:

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 34 - 35
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Endometriosis
PCOS
Immunological
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Dominguez is different than the first two doctors I saw in that she approaches infertility holistically. There is definitely the traditional Western view on what kind of treatment (IVF, IUI) to pursue, but she also takes into consideration what is going on with your body in general, and how to heal it from the inside out. ... She's so knowledgeable and I can tell that when she is seeing me, she is trying to figure out the best course of action for me; no one else.
As I have only been to the clinic [Pacific IVF] once (I've seen Dr. D. at her private practice much more) I have nothing bad to say. The clinic has a large waiting room and from what I've heard, they can be busy and you may have to wait longer than expected. The good thing is that this clinic is open 7 days a week. ... The nursing staff is always friendly and informative.
How was your experience with Celia Dominguez at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
Dr. Dominguez is different than the first two doctors I saw in that she approaches infertility holistically. There is definitely the traditional Western view on what kind of treatment (IVF, IUI) to pursue, but she also takes into consideration what is going on with your body in general, and how to heal it from the inside out. I have been a patient of Dr. Dominguez for about 5 months and I appreciate how honest she is with me. I've never felt like she was too busy to talk to me or answer my questions. She's so knowledgeable and I can tell that when she is seeing me, she is trying to figure out the best course of action for me; no one else.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Celia Dominguez at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
Don't be intimidated! She's not a timid, quiet doctor. She says what is on her mind and what she thinks will be best for you. Don't get me wrong, she is very compassionate, but her main goal is to figure out what the issue is and fix it.
Describe the protocols Celia Dominguez used in your cycles at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute and their degree of success.
So far, I have done a cycle with injectable meds in order to trigger ovulation. This would have been an IUI cycle, but she wanted to do a test called the Receptiva first. This test needs to be done at a certain point after ovulation, and since I do not regularly ovulate, I had to use injectables. She suggested this test after I had a failed FET with another doctor with an excellent quality embryo and an ERA test that showed I was receptive at the correct time. This Receptiva test shows if there is inflammation of the lining which can cause pain and failure to implant. Unfortunately, my test came back super positive (1.4 is considered positive and I had a 3.9) but for once, I finally had an answer as to why the FET may have failed and what was causing me such severe pain during that time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
The nursing staff is always friendly and informative.
Describe your experience with Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
As I have only been to the clinic once (I've seen Dr. D. at her private practice much more) I have nothing bad to say. The clinic has a large waiting room and from what I've heard, they can be busy and you may have to wait longer than expected. The good thing is that this clinic is open 7 days a week.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Celia Dominguez at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
Currently, the cost has not been outrageous. Luckily for me, I have good insurance that covers most of the office visits (aside for a small copay) and some of the medication costs. We were quoted that an FET would run us around $5k plus the cost of meds due to the fact that that portion would not be covered under insurance.
Describe Celia Dominguez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
We have not gotten to IVF yet, but because I do only have two frozen, I think we will only be doing one. Not sure on what her exact views on eSET are and how much input she takes from patients on this subject.
10
Doctor
Celia Dominguez
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2010 - 2012, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 23 - 25
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
We were always treated very well and he [Dr. Bruce Kessel] was great at explaining every procedure or test that was needed...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...They work as a team so you may not always see the same doctor. Ask any questions you may have. He is very knowledgable!
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.
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!
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 at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
Very compassionate
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.
7
Doctor
Bruce Kessel
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
8
Clinic
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5