Reproductive Institute of South Texas

1 doctors work here

Rated 5.3
Strongly recommend: 51%Don't recommend: 49%5.3
51% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Operations
7.1
7.1
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.1
8.1
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
8
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
6.1
6.1
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8.2
8.2
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
117
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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60%
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35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

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

McAllen
110 E Savannah Ave
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 687-2693

5 patient reviews

Successful
10
10
1 IUI
3 IVF
Surrogacy
Male Factor
PCOS
Latinx
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Brown was very honest, made us feel like we were the only patients, took his time to explain process, procedure and plan. He scheduled retrievals and transfers when the timing was best for eggs and embryos, even if it meant weekends...He was very meticulous and thorough throughout the course...He does not have the warmest bedside manner but I did feel like he valued me as a patient and cared
She [Reproductive Institute of South Texas nurse] was very organized, would go over the plan with me, answer any questions, she'd always call me back, she was very knowledgeable...His clinic is easy to get to and it made it easy for me while I was working. People will answer the phone. Retrieval and transfer in the same clinic. It is close to the pharmacy. It is close to the lab. It is clean.
How was your experience with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Dr. Brown was my second IVF specialist. I had already been treated in Houston with IUI, IVF fresh cycle and had remaining frozen embryos in Houston when we started seeing Dr. Brown. I had not gotten pregnant. In our initial consult with Dr. Brown, he showed much confidence explaining what he thought had been the issue and how we'd work through it and that we would get pregnant. We did not achieve pregnancy with the frozen embryos from Houston, but our first fresh cycle with Dr. Brown, we got pregnant. He was very meticulous and thorough throughout the course. He had us see him more often than the specialist in Houston adjusting doses along the way. It wasn't just the set plan I had experienced before - here is your schedule now follow it and we will see you on such and such date. No, with Dr. Brown it was "this is the dose for these days and we will rescan or we will draw a lab and we will readjust". It was very important for him to get us pregnant, and I think he feels this way for all his patients. Later, we wanted to get pregnant again. This time we also had a surrogate. Both she and I got pregnant with a fresh cycle. Dr. Brown is very dedicated. Dr. Brown is very honest. He does not have the warmest bedside manner but I did feel like he valued me as a patient and cared. Compared to my previous IVF doctor, I had a better relationship with Dr. Brown.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Dr. Brown is honest. He is experienced. Be prepared to hear what he thinks it will take to get you pregnant and trust him. IVF can be a very emotional course, have supportive partner, friend or family member.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Dr. Brown's staff was very friendly, answered questions, they were compassionate and worked with my work schedule. Dr. Brown was very honest, made us feel like we were the only patients, took his time to explain process, procedure and plan. He scheduled retrievals and transfers when the timing was best for eggs and embryos, even if it meant weekends.
Describe the protocols Esteban Brown used in your cycles at Reproductive Institute of South Texas and their degree of success.
I'm sorry, I don't remember the medications it was so long ago. I do remember him making adjustments along the way based on scans and/or labs depending. I responded very well to his treatments. My previous IVF specialist sent me into hyperstimulation and I believe it was because it was not a personalized protocol or strategy. Dr. Brown tailors his protocols - You can't ask for anything better.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Nursing staff was compassionate, friendly. My nurse coordinator - I wish I remembered her name - she was great. She was very organized, would go over the plan with me, answer any questions, she'd always call me back, she was very knowledgeable. Her demeanor was positive and happy, which made her very approachable and easy to talk to .
Describe your experience with Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
His clinic is easy to get to and it made it easy for me while I was working. People will answer the phone. Retrieval and transfer in the same clinic. It is close to the pharmacy. It is close to the lab. It is clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
It was comparable to my treatment in Houston.
Describe Esteban Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Dr. Brown gave us risks and benefits to single versus multiple embryo transfers along with success rates he's seen with both. He'd tell us how many best graded embryos we had, he recommended transfer 1-3 and then we decided how many embryos to transfer.
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Esteban Brown
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
Reproductive Institute of South Texas
McAllen
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Brown] couldn’t even recall any of my info. He would file his nails while I spoke to him. Soooo freakin rude!... He has zero bed-side manners. He didn’t personalize my treatment at all. He made comments that were uncalled for and even made a mistake during one of my transfers, I had waned two embryos transferred but only transferred one.... There was no calendar provided for me, only little post-its here and there. It was so confusing.
There was no nurses, only medical assistants that didn’t explain things correctly.... I had asked for a meeting with Dr. Brown prior to my 3rd FET. I had it and I made it clear that I wanted to thaw 2 embryos on my third transfer, I even signed paperwork! On the day of the transfer, they [Reproductive Institute of South Texas] tell me that they only thawed 1. That it was too late to thaw another one.... [Cost Of Treatment] Traditional IVF @$12,000 PGS @$5000 Additional FET $3000
How was your experience with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
He has zero bed-side manners. He didn’t personalize my treatment at all. He made comments that were uncalled for and even made a mistake during one of my transfers, I had waned two embryos transferred but only transferred one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Don’t waste your money!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
He couldn’t even recall any of my info. He would file his nails while I spoke to him. Soooo freakin rude!
Describe the protocols Esteban Brown used in your cycles at Reproductive Institute of South Texas and their degree of success.
He did not personalize my treatment at all. There was no calendar provided for me, only little post-its here and there. It was so confusing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
There was no nurses, only medical assistants that didn’t explain things correctly. I caught several errors.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
No strengths, the only reason I went there is because it was the only fertility clinic within the 3hour range. This clinic/dr have the only ones that have been around south Texas for decades. Fourtunetly, now there’s a new clinic with wonderful staff that I switched over to.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Traditional IVF @$12,000 PGS @$5000 Additional FET $3000
Describe Esteban Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
I wanted two embryo transferred on my 3rd try and he went ahead and only transferred one any way. So mad about it still. We considered suing but we didn’t want additional stress throughout this already hard road
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
I had asked for a meeting with Dr. Brown prior to my 3rd FET. I had it and I made it clear that I wanted to thaw 2 embryos on my third transfer, I even signed paperwork! On the day of the transfer, they tell me that they only thawed 1. That it was too late to thaw another one.
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Esteban Brown
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0
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Reproductive Institute of South Texas
McAllen
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2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 26
1 Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Esteban Brown was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, he explained in full detail every step or procedure that we may have needed. Dr. Brown also showed a great amount of compassion towards my husband and I, always ensuring that we were comfortable and understanding before any procedures or tests were done.... First test I had done was an HSG test to determine if I had tubal blockage and was prescribed Clomid 50mg, first pill started cycle day #5 and the last pill ended cycle day #10.
The clinic [Reproductive Institute of S. Texas] was very easy to find, the entire staff was very helpful and caring towards their patients. As for weaknesses I couldn’t describe any. The entire staff has very professional in every aspect of our visits.... The entire nursing staff was very helpful from the moment we walked into the office until we walked out, communicated with us very well and had very positive attitudes towards all the patients.
How was your experience with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Dr. Esteban Brown was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, he explained in full detail every step or procedure that we may have needed. Dr. Brown also showed a great amount of compassion towards my husband and I, always ensuring that we were comfortable and understanding before any procedures or tests were done.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
He is a very trustworthy doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
He was very kind and made sure we knew exactly everything that was going on before we left his office.
Describe the protocols Esteban Brown used in your cycles at Reproductive Institute of South Texas and their degree of success.
First test I had done was an HSG test to determine if I had tubal blockage and was prescribed Clomid 50mg, first pill started cycle day #5 and the last pill ended cycle day #10.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
The entire nursing staff was very helpful from the moment we walked into the office until we walked out, communicated with us very well and had very positive attitudes towards all the patients.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
The clinic was very easy to find, the entire staff was very helpful and caring towards their patients. As for weaknesses I couldn’t describe any. The entire staff has very professional in every aspect of our visits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
$3,000.00
Describe Esteban Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
N/A
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Esteban Brown
Humanity
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Trustworthiness
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10
Clinic
Reproductive Institute of South Texas
McAllen
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Consult
10
10
Age 32
Fertility Medications
Other
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Esteban Brown] needs to be more sincere & explanatory also more compassionate & take more time with patients... dr.browns not so compassionate or informative strenths good in front books of pictures of all the successful twin births or single births & gender selected births weaknesses dr.brown wasnt so welcoming.... Did a vaginal ultrasound & that's it & said my left ovary would be best to get eggs from that's it... myself & my partner went in & had a consultation for boy gender selection ivf & I was treated very well by the staff & explained thoroughly & well where we could understand & I still hold dear & often look @ the paper work in high hopes we get to proceed in fulfilling our prayers in having a gender selection ( Boy ) IVF.
My self & my partner went in & had a consultation for boy gender selection ivf & I was treated very well by the staff [at Repro Institute of S TX] & explained thoroughly & well where we could understand & I still hold dear & often look @ the paper work in high hopes we get to proceed in fulfilling our prayers in having a gender selection ( Boy ) IVF.... Strenths the nurse staff weaknesses dr.browns not so compassionate or informative strenths good in front books of pictures of all the successful twin births or single births & gender selected births weaknesses dr.brown wasnt so welcoming
How was your experience with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
My self & my partner went in & had a consultation for boy gender selection ivf & I was treated very well by the staff & explained thoroughly & well where we could understand & I still hold dear & often look @ the paper work in high hopes we get to proceed in fulfilling our prayers in having a gender selection ( Boy ) IVF...it's been about two yrs going on 3 & I'm 34 going on 35 in May 2019 since then I have seen a OBGYN to find out why I haven't been able to conceive & come to find I have scar tissue & narrowing of my tubes that I can still get pregnant but more likely be a tubal or misscarige...which I've had two already the only safe sure way would be IVF I Thank you for this opportunity to share my story & I hope in the near future I'll be able to add in my gender selection ( Boy ) IVF in to our already family of five two boys & one girl.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Be open & honest & if you truly desire to add to the family to completely follow through & make this dream into a reality
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
I felt they explained everything to me & my partner in a understanding manner
Describe the protocols Esteban Brown used in your cycles at Reproductive Institute of South Texas and their degree of success.
Did a vaginal ultrasound & that's it & said my left ovary would be best to get eggs from that's it
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Kind very explanatory
Describe your experience with Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Strenths the nurse staff weaknesses dr.browns not so compassionate or informative strenths good in front books of pictures of all the successful twin births or single births & gender selected births weaknesses dr.brown wasnt so welcoming
Describe the costs associated with your care under Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
250 dollar's for consultation
Describe Esteban Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
He needs to be more sincere & explanatory also more compassionate & take more time with patients
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Esteban Brown
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
Reproductive Institute of South Texas
McAllen
Operations
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Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Consult
6
6
Age 36 - 37
Anovulation
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Esteban Brown is a] Great doctor but when one is going through this I wanted his recommendations on what would work best . Being that this process is so expensive a recommendation would be great . Since we don’t have the means to do Ivf it was that or hormone injections...I wanted someone to walk me through this process. I was so confused with everything I felt as if it was explained well
[Reproductive Institute of South Texas] Strength is you see doctor ,weakness is lack of guidance through process. And the ton of information handed to you . Ask for a private room to discuss the plans what insurance covers and so forth . Don’t leave until you understand the financial side...Plan was discussed in the entrance with no privacy...It was expensive . Every single visit was expensive
How was your experience with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Great doctor but when one is going through this I wanted his recommendations on what would work best . Being that this process is so expensive a recommendation would be great . Since we don’t have the means to do Ivf it was that or hormone injections .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Don’t leave until you understand completely and ask for additional guidance
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
I wanted someone to walk me through this process. I was so confused with everything I felt as if it was explained well
Describe the protocols Esteban Brown used in your cycles at Reproductive Institute of South Texas and their degree of success.
Didn’t follow through with treatment didn’t have the means .
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Plan was discussed in the entrance with no privacy
Describe your experience with Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Strength is you see doctor ,weakness is lack of guidance through process. And the ton of information handed to you . Ask for a private room to discuss the plans what insurance covers and so forth . Don’t leave until you understand the financial side
Describe the costs associated with your care under Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
It was expensive . Every single visit was expensive
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Esteban Brown
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Reproductive Institute of South Texas
McAllen
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