Sher Fertility Solutions New York

2 doctors work here

Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 81%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 8%9.1
81% strongly recommend
158 reviews
Operations
9
9
Operations

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Scheduling
9
9
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.9
7.9
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.7
8.7
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
7.9
7.9
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
967
National Avg
738
This Clinic
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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

New York
425 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016
(646) 792-7476
Purchase (closed)
3020 Westchester Ave
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 696-7476

158 patient reviews

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 35 - 36
3 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K+
Marketer or PR
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. T[ortoriello] is supportive of immune protocols, experimental supplements, and the like in order to come up with creative solutions for personalized treatment. But I needed a second opinion to find success my second time around...was incredibly warm and personal. He always looked into my eyes, remembered my history, checked in with me as a human. He responded within minutes by email and was always thoughtful in his responses. I always felt cared for and like he was in the fight with me to create my family.
The process [at Sher Fertility] was less formal than the NYC hospital RE clinics and a lot of times that felt like a better patient experiences. But I don't think that the lack of formality helps Sher. It seems like doctors (outside of Dr T) come and go and so do nurses. Also I didn't get a sense that the equipment or labs were as new or updated as Cornell, for example.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. T is an incredibly warm and caring doctor who always made me feel cared for. He is calming, methodical, and thoughtful about very personalized treatment. I felt like the patient experience at Sher, because of Dr T, was very special .... a unicorn in the fertility world.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. T is supportive of immune protocols, experimental supplements, and the like in order to come up with creative solutions for personalized treatment. But I needed a second opinion to find success my second time around. Don't be afraid to compare protocols and ensure you are on the right path.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. T was incredibly warm and personal. He always looked into my eyes, remembered my history, checked in with me as a human. He responded within minutes by email and was always thoughtful in his responses. I always felt cared for and like he was in the fight with me to create my family.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
My first retrieval with Dr. T was successful enough. We retrieved 16 embryos, 13 were mature and 12 fertilized. 3 made it to day 5 frozen and all 3 tested normal. One is my daughter. The second implanted but I miscarried, and it turned out that it was not a normal embryo even though it tested as such. The third didn't result in a pregnancy -- but it turned out that I had severe uterine scarring (Asherman's Syndrome) and that embryo would have never implanted. I was also told by Dr. T to use the IVF meds intramuscularly, and to this day found that an odd recommendation. My second cycle with Dr. T yielded only 3 embryos and none made it to day 5. I got a second opinion and learned about the scarring, did another retrieval with a new doc where my meds were all increased based on my weight. That retrieval yielded 6 day 5 frozen embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
In my first retrieval with Sher I had a clear nurse and her name was Lindsey and she was incredible. She was personal, clear, communicative, etc. In my second transfer, I felt like I didn't have a head person taking care of me and just had to email the whole clinic to get answers. I found Cynthia to be cold and clinical. The billing department (Yisraela) was always WONDERFUL as was Frances (I wish she could have been my nurse!).
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Sher is a special place in the NYC fertility scene. It is SO personal and provides a really special patient experience. It does not feel like a cattle call of monitoring and the staff always recognizes you. It is not difficult to get appointments and I loved that my own doctor did my retrievals, transfers, etc. The process was less formal than the NYC hospital RE clinics and a lot of times that felt like a better patient experiences. But I don't think that the lack of formality helps Sher. It seems like doctors (outside of Dr T) come and go and so do nurses. Also I didn't get a sense that the equipment or labs were as new or updated as Cornell, for example.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I had insurance coverage for everything except a few medications and PGS testing.
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
based on my history the preference for me was always single!
7
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
9
9
Age 36
6 IUI
1 IVF
3 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Dicken is a skilled doctor who is willing to treat patients with severely diminished ovarian reserve. I went to retrieval with an AFC of 7 and an AMH of below .4. She specializes in this type of treatment and did not overmedicate me, in order to avoid compromising the quality of remaining eggs. She was willing to incorporate HGH at my suggestion, based on outside research I had done. At one point we had some communication glitches, which resulted in our having to delay a cycle, but we came to learn this was more the result of failed communication between her and the office staff. We are very grateful to her for her willingness to help patients like me - she will go to retrieval for only one egg, because she understands how precious that one egg is.
SHER is willing to work with patients who have DOR which was our biggest priority. I previously did a cycle at RMA who treated me like a number for sure. All doctors are skilled in this sub-area. The clinic is great about sending instructions and calendars, has very responsive and communicative staff who are always available by email, and has a great late-night nursing call back system. I would highly recommend for a patient with diminished ovarian reserve as they are one of few clinics who will go to retrieval for one or two eggs.
How was your experience with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Dicken is a skilled doctor who is willing to treat patients with severely diminished ovarian reserve. I went to retrieval with an AFC of 7 and an AMH of below .4. She specializes in this type of treatment and did not overmedicate me, in order to avoid compromising the quality of remaining eggs. She was willing to incorporate HGH at my suggestion, based on outside research I had done. At one point we had some communication glitches, which resulted in our having to delay a cycle, but we came to learn this was more the result of failed communication between her and the office staff. We are very grateful to her for her willingness to help patients like me - she will go to retrieval for only one egg, because she understands how precious that one egg is.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Ask questions, and be sure that you understand every aspect of the proposed treatment as well as the rationale. Maintain communication throughout.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Dicken is excellent at maintaining active correspondence during treatment. She always responded to our emails, which were often sent during periods of heightened emotion and anxiety, within 24 hours, and was both reassuring and realistic. She always read our chart before seeing us, and asked us how we were before delivering news.
Describe the protocols Cary Dicken used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
Our first cycle, we used 150iu of Menopur and 150iu of Gonal F, then added in 250mg of Cetrotide three days before retrieval. We triggered with HCG. The rationale was to not overmedicate, as I have DOR and too much medication can compromise the quality of eggs. We retrieved 4 eggs, and froze one 5-day embryo, which tested PGS normal. The second cycle, we hoped to have similar results but possibly retrieve more eggs without compromising quality, so we kept the protocol the same for the first five days, but then increased the Gonal f to 225iu on the sixth day, and added 1mL of Omnitrope (HGH) to increase egg quality. We also started the Cetrotide sooner to allow the eggs to grow a bit longer while preventing premature ovulation. We triggered with a combination of HCG and Lupron. That cycle, we retrieved 9 eggs, though only 6 were mature. Of those six, three made it past day 3, and 2 made it to freeze. We tested both - one came back PGS normal, and the other was inconclusive (the cells that were biopsied did not have enough DNA to run the test - annoying). We are about to start a third cycle and will probably keep the treatment the same as the second, because we were happy with the results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Marian Gerges)
Marian was responsive, kind, and organized. We had one problem with communication that was frustrating - when we started our second cycle we did not have a full consultation, only a partial, so some decisions were made without our knowledge. They were responsive and rectified the situation with a mid-cycle consultation. We will not make the mistake again - the office staff in that case needed to be better as communicating as an entire team, but Marian herself was great. she even answered our late-night call when we had a panic attack about administering the double trigger We really love her and hope to work with her again.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
SHER is willing to work with patients who have DOR which was our biggest priority. I previously did a cycle at RMA who treated me like a number for sure. All doctors are skilled in this sub-area. The clinic is great about sending instructions and calendars, has very responsive and communicative staff who are always available by email, and has a great late-night nursing call back system. I would highly recommend for a patient with diminished ovarian reserve as they are one of few clinics who will go to retrieval for one or two eggs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
We had two cycles covered by insurance. The next will be self pay. The first two cycles came out to about 5K each including the cost of PGS testing and co-pays. They have quoted the self pay cycle at about 12K.
Describe Cary Dicken's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Dr. Dicken recommends transferring two past the age of 35, though she is more cautious with PGS-tested normal embryos and the last time we spoke, indicated that it was ultimately up to us. We will most likely transfer the PGS normal embryo along with the inconclusive embryo at the same time, because that (according to her) gives us the highest chance of a single live birth. Overall, she is a good combination of realistic but cautious.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
As written in the nursing section, we had a glitch with our second cycle where the staff didn't give us a full consultation appointment so decisions were being made without communicating to us the rationale. Also, we had to delay a cycle because Dr. Dicken didn't tell us to abstain from intercourse in the weeks prior and didn't want to risk proceeding if I was possibly pregnant (I wasn't). This was very frustrating, though they were responsive to our concerns. Overall we were happy enough with the outcome and so grateful to her for treating us with DOR that we took this as a lesson to always make sure we are asking the right questions and insisting on appointments and rationale. We will take it upon ourselves to be hypervigilant in the future. This is the only reason for the lower ratings.
9
Doctor
Cary Dicken
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2021 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
3 IUI
3 IVF
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. T [Tortoriello] took the time to look at our case and to speak with us about why things may not have worked in the past and what might work for us in the next try...I appreciated how Dr. T looped in all relevant parties on emails to work together on various stages of our care. It was good to have them working as a team. I was a little surprised by the use of email for some sensitive information (they do have a patient portal but it was used mostly for communicating my calendar of medications), but I ended up just going with it because it made it easy for us to communicate with all relevant parties...
Overall the nursing staff at Sher was very good and caring. I often had to ask clarifying questions to get all of the information that I needed, but they were good partners in my care and I appreciated them...I often had to ask clarifying questions to get all of the information that I needed, but they were good partners in my care and I appreciated them...I appreciated how Dr. T looped in all relevant parties on emails to work together on various stages of our care. It was good to have them working as a team. I was a little surprised by the use of email for some sensitive information (they do have a patient portal but it was used mostly for communicating my calendar of medications), but I ended up just going with it because it made it easy for us to communicate with all relevant parties...
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
We are extremely grateful to Dr. Tortoriello for his expertise and care. We came to Dr. T after having 2 failed FETs and 3 failed IUIs. Within the first round of treatment we had an extremely successful IVF round, ending up with 6 genetically normal embryos (!!) from one round, versus the two we'd gotten from our 1st round and one that we'd gotten from our second round, and our FET with Dr. T worked on the first try, versus two failed FETs we'd had before coming to Dr. T. Based on the effectiveness of his approach alone I would 100% recommend Dr. T to anyone who is looking for a fertility doctor in NYC.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I would say that, as with many doctors, you always have to be your own best advocate. I found that it was very important to stay super organized and to ask questions. Dr. T is amazing, but he's not infallible, and there were a couple of times when I needed to ask "didn't you mean this?" when we were confirming a detail of a medication regimen, based on what he'd told me before. I think this is true with most doctors, so just a general word of wisdom going into this process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
We came to Dr. T (Dr. Tortoriello) on the recommendation of our previous fertility doctor after 2 FETs (and 3 IUIs) had not worked with him. We first met Dr. T as part of a consultation to discuss what our case and to understand whether there might be another approach that could work for us. Dr. T took the time to look at our case and to speak with us about why things may not have worked in the past and what might work for us in the next try.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
For the IVF cycle we did with Dr. T, the biggest difference between this regimen and the two we'd done before with another doctor was the use of HGH (human growth hormone), or Omnitrope. That seems to have made a huge difference -- we ended up with six (!!) genetically normal day 5 embryos (from 27 eggs), vs. the two we'd gotten in our first round (from about 20 eggs), and the one we'd gotten in our second round (from about 30 eggs). It's a little hard to remember everything we did but looking back at my treatment calendar it looks like we did Cetrotide, Estrace, and Omnitrope for about a week, in the week *before* my period. Then once I was at day 2/3 we stopped the Cetrotide and Estrace, kept doing the HGH, and added in Gonal F and Menopur. We did this for about a week and half. Then used HcG and Lupron for trigger shots before the IVF procedure. After the IVF, and before the FET cycle, we did a mock transfer to two tests: (1) a Receptiva test to test for endometritis or endometriosis (came back negative) and (2) an ALICE test to test for any problematic bacteria (came back negative). With my previous doctor we'd done an ERA (endometrial receptivity assessment) to test for the ideal # of hours for me to do FET after starting progesterone and we used those results in our FET with Dr. T. For the FET, before the transfer, Dr. T had me on estrace (estrogen) twice a day (4 MG twice a day); folic acid (1 pill); prenatal vitamins (which I'd already been taking for a long time); HGH injection once a day; vaginal viagra (! yes, vaginal viagra! this was new also, I'd never done this before) twice a day; predisone (a steroid) twice a day; and neupogen (an injection-- 20 iu once a day). I was on all of these meds for about 4 weeks (a little more) leading up to FET (my timeline was about a week longer than typical because the lining of my uterus wasn't getting to ideal thickness and so he gave it a little more time). We also did 2 PRP infusions and I had an intralipid infusion about every 3 weeks. As mentioned my uterus lining wasn't getting to ideal thickness so Dr. T also added in vaginal estrace (1 pill inserted into the vagina at night) about 2 weeks (maybe a little longer) into taking medications. My lining never got beyond about 7mm, but the trilaminal (trilaminar?) architecture/shape was good, and the FET worked :-) As far as rationale for all of this: The Vaginal Viagra, acupuncture (I did this also), and intrauterine PRP lavage were to help thicken the endometrial lining. The HGH was to help with egg quality. The predinose and neuogen I believe were used under the assumption that I might have a hyperactivated immune system that was rejecting the previous embryos (this is the "natural killer cell activity" theory which is relatively new in the fertility world).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Marian Gerges)
Overall the nursing staff at Sher was very good and caring. I often had to ask clarifying questions to get all of the information that I needed, but they were good partners in my care and I appreciated them.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I appreciated how Dr. T looped in all relevant parties on emails to work together on various stages of our care. It was good to have them working as a team. I was a little surprised by the use of email for some sensitive information (they do have a patient portal but it was used mostly for communicating my calendar of medications), but I ended up just going with it because it made it easy for us to communicate with all relevant parties.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
We were extremely fortunate to be able to use insurance coverage for our IVF + FET with Dr. T (1 of each). This was our 3rd and final covered cycle. This also covered standard medications. The experimental medications were not covered by insurance. By the time we're done with medications total cost will probably be $14,000-$15,000. This includes medications, office co-pays, 2 PRPs, 5 intralipid infusions, and the receptiva and ALICE tests.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Overall Sher was a very well run operation. No big complaints. There was one time we're fairly certain they forgot to call us with results, but as soon as we called in to ask ourselves they called us right back, so it wasn't a huge deal.
10
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 37
IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $500K+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tortoriello is an amazing doctor who spent quality time whether in person, on the phone, or through email every time we needed him. He gave all information and valued opinion in a way we could not only understand, but respect...I did 3 rounds of IUI, all unsuccessful. We then switched to begin the IVF process which included oral medicine as well as the injections and trigger shot before transfer
Everyone at Sher is professional, respectful, honest and takes the time to work with you...Every appt was on time, the staff was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of treatments and processes. They were able to easily explain everything from fertility calendar to financial questions. I never felt rushed or that my questions were annoying anyone. I always felt valises and respected !
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. T always made me feel 100% comfortable in every setting - office visits, IUI, retrieval, and transfers. I never felt confused about anything and was totally relaxed in every moment being a patient of Dr. T. I felt that any of my concerns were valued and discussed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Follow Dr. Ts directions and opinions 100% - he is an amazing expert !
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Tortoriello is an amazing doctor who spent quality time whether in person, on the phone, or through email every time we needed him. He gave all information and valued opinion in a way we could not only understand, but respect.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
I did 3 rounds of IUI, all unsuccessful. We then switched to begin the IVF process which included oral medicine as well as the injections and trigger shot before transfer. I was able to get 6 eggs from 1 retrieval - only 2 made it to viable embryos. My first transfer (5 day fresh eggs) resulted in my daughter. 2nd transfer a year later (frozen embryo) resulted in my son. We listened to every bit of advise and instructions given by Dr.T and we could not have been happier with our total experience over the past 5 years at Sher.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia)
Everyone at Sher is professional, respectful, honest and takes the time to work with you.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Every appt was on time, the staff was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of treatments and processes. They were able to easily explain everything from fertility calendar to financial questions. I never felt rushed or that my questions were annoying anyone. I always felt valises and respected !
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
My insurance covered all
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
At our first transfer, we went in thinking we wanted to transfer our only 2 viable embryos, but we’re not aware of any concerns regarding doing this. Dr. T talked us through all of our options and without giving his opinion, he gently guided us in the safest most effective outcome. But he did not use his opinion to sway us in a direction, he openly gave us the opportunity to chose what we wanted. We ended up transferring 1 egg which led to a successful pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 42 - 46
1 IUI
IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Immunological
Unexplained
European
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tortoriello is an excellent doctor and also very compassionate. He is warm and caring which makes the whole process so much easier to deal with...[he] always explained everything happening during the process and answered all of my questions. He is also available by email and will always reply right away...Over several years of treatment he never turned me away
[Sher Fertility Solutions NY] Exceptional care and compassionate doctor, nurses and staff. You can sometimes wait a little while in the waiting room but that is because they are not rushing any patients. When you have a question don’t hesitate to ask or email them as they are responsive...staff were great, always very responsive and compassionate
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. T is truly a great doctor and compassionate, caring and patient. Over several years of treatment he never turned me away, we did several IVF cycles and embryo transfers that were not successful he realized I had immunological issues and sought the advice of a reproductive immunologist who assessed my case, performed endometriosis surgery and added medications to my cycles to suppress the immune system. With a frozen embryo transfer done at Sher I was able to become pregnant and recently delivered a healthy baby. I highly recommend Dr. T and Sher for those struggling to conceive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Don’t lose faith it may take a few cycles but maintain a positive attitude. You are in good hands with Dr. T.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Tortoriello is an excellent doctor and also very compassionate. He is warm and caring which makes the whole process so much easier to deal with. Dr T always explained everything happening during the process and answered all of my questions. He is also available by email and will always reply right away. You are cared for as a patient and treated like a human.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia )
Dr. T’s staff were great, always very responsive and compassionate. Cecilia worked with me the longest and I trusted her completely and she was great to work with.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Exceptional care and compassionate doctor, nurses and staff. You can sometimes wait a little while in the waiting room but that is because they are not rushing any patients. When you have a question don’t hesitate to ask or email them as they are responsive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Several IVF cycles covered by insurance some out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 36
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Immunological
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Tortoriello] tested us for things that other clinics either overlooked and blew off or didn't bother to look into at all. He is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. He always takes the time to answer all of your questions thoroughly...It is amazing that I was able to contact him directly instead of communicating via his nurses...He is open to ideas from his patients, but will also tell you when he disagrees and the reasons why. His bedside manner is warm, friendly, and compassionate. He takes the time to communicate both good and difficult information directly to his patients.
The doctor and nurses [at Sher Fertility Solutions New York] were very supportive throughout my treatment and beyond...They worked around the clock and were available all the time regardless of night, or weekends. They responded immediately to my emails and calls...Cecilia was my nurse and she was available both in-person and thru email and phone. I felt supported and that she cared about me/the success of my treatment
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
How to describe Dr. Tortoriello (Dr. T.)?? Honestly speaking I don't have words the only thing I can say that he is the best doctor in the whole wide world. I am his international patient. I saw doctors both in the USA and out of the USA as well but only got a positive result thru him. My first cycle didn't work however I just delivered my twin boys thru my second cycle done by Dr. T. The only thing I can say that if you have been to other clinics and had failed IVF cycles but you are not done fighting infertility yet, you absolutely need to see Dr. T. He tested us for things that other clinics either overlooked and blew off or didn't bother to look into at all. He is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. He always takes the time to answer all of your questions thoroughly. Dr. T understands that the infertility journey is difficult, scary, and ambiguous. He is open to ideas from his patients, but will also tell you when he disagrees and the reasons why. His bedside manner is warm, friendly, and compassionate. He takes the time to communicate both good and difficult information directly to his patients. Above all, you feel like you are part of a true doctor-patient relationship with Dr. T and you feel like you can trust his recommendations. Even when some cycles don't work out as hoped, you never feel like no one is watching you or a true attempt wasn't made.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Just listen to his recommendation and trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
He always takes the time to explain and give me satisfactory explanations for all of my questions and concerns. It is amazing that I was able to contact him directly instead of communicating via his nurses.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
I don't remember all of the exact treatment and strategies that he used , however, the only thing I clearly remembered that he prescribed HGH during my egg retrieval cycle as well as in my transfer cycle. My second cycle was a success and resulted in a positive pregnancy with 2 healthy babies.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia)
Cecilia was my nurse and she was available both in-person and thru email and phone. I felt supported and that she cared about me/the success of my treatment.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
The doctor and nurses were very supportive throughout my treatment and beyond. I don't remember the names of all of the nurses who took my blood and assisted Dr. T during my treatment. All of them were amazing. They worked around the clock and were available all the time regardless of night, or weekends. They responded immediately to my emails and calls.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I paid $14,500 for 1 egg retrieval and a frozen embryo transfer cycle.
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Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
10
10
Age 43
IVF
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Drew Tortoriello] is a very kind person. He performed the treatment by himself every time I visited the clinic, and he responds my emails usually in 1-2 hours, and sometimes in a minute. I still remember the first consulting with him, he listened very carefully, and can accurately replied my questions...He is definitely a reliable doctor...he loves this job and has full passion on his patients and his career
[Sher Fertility Solutions New York] Clinic is clean, in good order. As a patient, every visit, the waiting time is less than 5 minutes. Finance billing staff is also very polite and reasonable. Location is quite good, in midtown NY, very convenient to NY, NJ residents...In general, nursing staff are nice, especially Cecilia Choe, she replied my emails even in late night.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. T is a very experienced, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and kind doctor. After the first consulting with him, I know I found the right doctor. As a patient, I can see him every time I visit the clinic; I can receive his response on my questions promptly; even when I don't have sufficient medications, his clinic immediately provided me some for urgent use. I really appreciate it. I feel he is not only for the money, he loves this job and has full passion on his patients and his career. The Clinic is quite clean and in good order. In general, nurses are all nice and friendly, especially Cecilia Choe.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Follow Dr T's instructions, he knows what he is doing and would find the best treatment for you. Trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr.T is a very kind person. He performed the treatment by himself every time I visited the clinic, and he responds my emails usually in 1-2 hours, and sometimes in a minute. I still remember the first consulting with him, he listened very carefully, and can accurately replied my questions. I feel I am a human not a number at Sher. He is definitely a reliable doctor.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
cant remember the treatment protocols, I just followed Dr. T's instructions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
In general, nursing staff are nice, especially Cecilia Choe, she replied my emails even in late night.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Clinic is clean, in good order. As a patient, every visit, the waiting time is less than 5 minutes. Finance billing staff is also very polite and reasonable. Location is quite good, in midtown NY, very convenient to NY, NJ residents.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
did not calculate yet; but feel reasonable.
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Did not discuss this question with him, as I have only one embryo to be transferred.
10
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020, Successful
10
10
Age 40
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
East Asian
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I have very low sperm and the motility was close to 0. Dr. Tortoriello was very helpful in talking about this with me and my wife in a sensitive and non-judgmental way...got us the right tests and treatment without wasting time. Plus my wife has English as her second language...Dr. Tortoriello always took time to listen and speak with her slowly so she understood...He recommended one embryo per transfer.
The location [of Sher Fertility Solutions NY] for me was perfect as it's near the path train...more of a boutique clinic. They give each patient appointments so it is never crazy or crowded...We had 2 nurses but Cecilia was the main one and she was great. She called or emailed me and my wife almost daily. The nice thing about Sher is they always send these calendars with medications on them so you always know what to take
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
He is calm and thorough. He never got agitated, even when at times I was frankly a lot to handle. My baseline mode borders on panic to begin with. I thought I was going to burst from anxiety when he told me my sperm count was super low. But he worked through this with us and got us the right tests and treatment without wasting time. Plus my wife has English as her second language and speaks English not very well and Dr. Tortoriello always took time to listen and speak with her slowly so she understood.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Trust him and ask questions at each visit in the AM.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
It is a bit hard to know that the reason for my wife and I's failure to have a child was my fault. I have very low sperm and the motility was close to 0. Dr. Tortoriello was very helpful in talking about this with me and my wife in a sensitive and non-judgmental way. He made it clear that it could be very hard to overcome without IVF but with IVF we had an excelletn chance.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
Urology consultation showed me that only IVF with ICSI was the way to go so we didn't bother with inseminations. My wife did a regular protocol with follistim and menopur. We did well. I wanted a fresh day 5 transfer so we did but it was only a brief pregnancy (chemical). We did PGT testing on the rest and had 2 normal embryos. We took a 2 month break to recharge our batteries and then did a frozen transfer with one girl embryo. Thank goodness it took.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia)
We had 2 nurses but Cecilia was the main one and she was great. She called or emailed me and my wife almost daily. The nice thing about Sher is they always send these calendars with medications on them so you always know what to take. Cecilia would send these and if we had any questions we could email her immediately.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
The location for me was perfect as it's near the path train. They just redid the 3rd floor location and it looks very modern and clean. At the time COVID was still big but they were very COVID minded and had barriers, hand cleanser, etc. The only thing I did not like was one receptionist who I found aloof, but she was gone after a few weeks. But I found that nearly everyone knew my wife's name when she came in.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Sher is more of a boutique clinic. They give each patient appointments so it is never crazy or crowded...a good thing especially during COVID.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
~13k
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
He recommended one embryo per transfer.
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Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020, Unknown Success
10
6
Age 38
1 IUI
2 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
East Asian
Income $500K+
Investor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I switched to Dr Dicken after a failed IVF cycle at another clinic and the difference is night and day. Dr Dicken is compassionate yet straightforward, always reachable, did 99% of my scans. She gave me information but also provided advice. She has customized my treatment and allowed for flexible timing depending on the likelihood of success at each baseline...she has been present at every scan and been very forthcoming with information, describing her thought process step by step. She was much more thorough in the diagnostic workup and has found potential issues that other doctors had missed.
I’ve worked with different nurses [at Sher Fertility of New York]. Some senior nurses are great, very helpful and compassionate. First primary nurse was kind but extremely disorganized - forgot to send my calendar, forgot to order meds, missed some consents, didn’t submit insurance authorization for meds...I’ve had repeated problems ordering meds...I asked four separate times to order meds through my insurance company’s in-network pharmacy but it never got done so i had to pay out of pocket.
How was your experience with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I have had an excellent experience so far with Dr Dicken, she has been present at every scan and been very forthcoming with information, describing her thought process step by step. She was much more thorough in the diagnostic workup and has found potential issues that other doctors had missed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Get educated, ask questions, be an active partner in your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I switched to Dr Dicken after a failed IVF cycle at another clinic and the difference is night and day. Dr Dicken is compassionate yet straightforward, always reachable, did 99% of my scans. She gave me information but also provided advice. She has customized my treatment and allowed for flexible timing depending on the likelihood of success at each baseline.
Describe the protocols Cary Dicken used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
Estrogen prime antagonist protocol + PICSI: - estradiol, follistim 150iu, menopur 150iu, ganirelix, HGH, dual trigger (Lupron, Novarel) Supplements, acupuncture, thyroid medication. We prime every month but base treatment on my antral count at baseline to maximize results, delay stims until CD4 or 5 (long cycles). Results: 3 eggs retrieved, one day 6 embryo frozen. Prior doctor said I would never be able to retrieve more than 1-2 eggs per cycle, so this was above expectations.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
It varies. I’ve worked with different nurses. Some senior nurses are great, very helpful and compassionate. First primary nurse was kind but extremely disorganized - forgot to send my calendar, forgot to order meds, missed some consents, didn’t submit insurance authorization for meds. Every step required chasing with repeated reminders, zero communication. Since then I have rotated between different nurses, some better than others.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Strengths: I really like my doctor, and like that it’s a smaller clinic with more personalized care. I love that my doctor does every scan and procedure herself, this is a huge advantage over larger clinics. Weaknesses: they are experiencing financial difficulties and it shows, they seem increasingly disorganized and understaffed. Logistics at every step have been a challenge, if I didn’t have leftover meds from my prior clinic I would have had to cancel my cycle. I saw a different attending doctor one day who provided conflicting (incorrect) information with poor bedside manner. However, this only happened once vs my prior clinic where it was the norm to see a different doctor every day.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I’ve had repeated problems ordering meds. Eg I asked four separate times to order meds through my insurance company’s in-network pharmacy but it never got done so i had to pay out of pocket. It can be difficult to reach someone after hours. I have also had problems with billing since they began financial restructuring, hoping this gets rectified once the new billing team is in place.
10
Doctor
Cary Dicken
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 38
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
Prefer not to answer
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had gone to [Dr. Tortoriello] because I was told my egg quality was not good. On top of that, I had ashermans syndrome (scarring of the uterus due to 2 DNC's caused by another doctor). [He] was honest...I can successfully say I now have a healthy 4 month old son because of Dr. T. We did use a donor egg however I was able to carry my son the entire pregnancy - gave birth at 38 weeks - myself
Not one bad thing to say about [Sher Fertility Solutions New York]! The clinic was small which I liked because they knew me by name. I was always greeted with a smile. I ALWAYS saw my doctor. He ALWAYS answered my emails (questions or anxieties). The clinic and staff was clean and professional, yet warm...Bushra and Franny were the 2 nurses I had most contact with...every nurse was pleasant.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I was skeptical about Dr. T in the beginning because I had been through so many negative experiences with fertility doctors. But with every questions, concern, or anxiety I had, he stayed calm, patient, and kind. He treated me like a friend as opposed to a number. Hands down, the BEST experience. I recommend him to everyone looking for an IVF doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Don't let your anxieties get in the way of Dr. T's expertise. He will tailor the treatment to you and will actually care about your outcome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Tortoriello treated me, not only as a human, but more. From the first time I met him until the last, he was with me very step of the way. He did not turn his back. He always answered my questions and eased my anxieties, not only with his answers and experience, but with his calm demeanor.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
I'm not sure the name, if there was a name, of the protocol Dr. T used but I can tell you we used Letrozole, Estrogen patches, baby aspirin, and progesterone suppositories. I had gone to Dr. T because I was told my egg quality was not good. On top of that, I had ashermans syndrome (scarring of the uterus due to 2 DNC's caused by another doctor). Dr. T was honest. He made no promises and in my eyes that's all I wanted! I can successfully say I now have a healthy 4 month old son because of Dr. T. We did use a donor egg however I was able to carry my son the entire pregnancy - gave birth at 38 weeks - myself!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Bushra and Franny were my go to nurses. )
Bushra and Franny were the 2 nurses I had most contact with. However, I will say, that every nurse was pleasant.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Not one bad thing to say about them! The clinic was small which I liked because they knew me by name. I was always greeted with a smile. I ALWAYS saw my doctor. He ALWAYS answered my emails (questions or anxieties). The clinic and staff was clean and professional, yet warm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
It cost us approx $90k
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I told Dr. T the gender of the baby my husband and I wanted and I let him pick with embryo looked the best and would give me the best chances. Can you tell I had faith in him?!
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Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Successful
9
10
Age 32 - 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Prefer not to answer
Lawyer
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I felt that Dr. T[ortoriello] knew who I was as a patient - he was prepared to discuss my case every time and was very accessible...put me at ease during every appointment. He has an extremely calm bedside manner and explained what we were trying to accomplish at the beginning of every appointment. When we had an unsuccessful frozen embryo transfer, I felt that he truly took the results personally and had a different path to my care for the following attempt. I trust his professional judgment...was conservative in administering hormones (in a good way) so I wasn't overstimulated. I had heard horror stories from other clinics and felt fortunate to definitely avoid that experience.
Nursing and care coordination [at Sher Fertility of New York] was not very memorable. I didn't need hand holding so I don't think I relied on them for much other than coordinating beta tests...During my first transfer I was told I had a negative pregnancy test, which joyfully turned out to be incorrect. It was stressful to get re-tested at the time and was definitely shocking but a happy accident...doesn't employ the friendliest individuals on the phone. I know the staff may feel overrun but you are in the business of helping desperate families, a little compassionate would go a long way. I think there is some room for improvement when delivering bad news.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. T put me at ease during every appointment. He has an extremely calm bedside manner and explained what we were trying to accomplish at the beginning of every appointment. When we had an unsuccessful frozen embryo transfer, I felt that he truly took the results personally and had a different path to my care for the following attempt. I trust his professional judgment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I would advise anyone to come in equip with questions you have in mind. He is extremely knowledgeable but cannot read your mind and expectations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I felt that Dr. T knew who I was as a patient - he was prepared to discuss my case every time and was very accessible.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
I don't remember all of the exact treatment strategies used, however, I do think Dr. T was conservative in administering hormones (in a good way) so I wasn't overstimulated. I had heard horror stories from other clinics and felt fortunate to definitely avoid that experience.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia Choe)
Nursing and care coordination was not very memorable. I didn't need hand holding so I don't think I relied on them for much other than coordinating beta tests.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
The clinic doesn't employ the friendliest individuals on the phone. I know the staff may feel overrun but you are in the business of helping desperate families, a little compassionate would go a long way. I think there is some room for improvement when delivering bad news.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
We had care under the Progeny insurance network.
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Dr. T was very firm to transfer a single embryo each time given my younger age.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
During my first transfer I was told I had a negative pregnancy test, which joyfully turned out to be incorrect. It was stressful to get re-tested at the time and was definitely shocking but a happy accident.
9
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 38
3 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr T [Tortoriello] really took the time to learn my entire background going back to teenage eating disorders to my current high blood pressure to recommend the next steps. He was an amazing listener (my husband and I are both talkers!) and asked questions that we were able to fill in. The day of our consultation we immediately got the ball rolling with an ultrasound and blood tests.
Incredibly clean and calming. There are two floors [at Sher Fertility of NY] and I'm occasionally confused about which floor to report to. As I had said, the receptionists are wonderful! They start off my appointments on the right foot.... I have received extremely prompt contact from my assigned nurse with very detailed instructions/suggestions over email. When we received our results for blood tests/semen analysis I received a call from both my nurse and a follow up with Dr. T to confirm my understanding.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr T really took the time to learn my entire background going back to teenage eating disorders to my current high blood pressure to recommend the next steps. He was an amazing listener (my husband and I are both talkers!) and asked questions that we were able to fill in. The day of our consultation we immediately got the ball rolling with an ultrasound and blood tests.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Ask as many questions as you need - he will take the time to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I have received extremely prompt contact from my assigned nurse with very detailed instructions/suggestions over email. When we received our results for blood tests/semen analysis I received a call from both my nurse and a follow up with Dr. T to confirm my understanding. My nurse (Cecelia) was thorough, but Dr. T was very comforting and understanding in the plan that we were hoping to move forward with. He understood my concerns and helped me set in place our path.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
We are still in testing consultation mode after returning from a two week vacation. Our next steps will be IUI if needed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecelia)
I have appreciated how through Cecelia has been, but on the phone she can speak a little too quickly for me to comprehend. I have made her slow down/repeat multiple times. She has been very kind to repeat. All nurses that have taken blood have been AMAZING! I usually have very bad veins and I have come out unscathed an mostly without any busing. Even the receptionists are very friendly and cheerful. I really appreciate for my 9 am appointments.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Incredibly clean and calming. There are two floors and I'm occasionally confused about which floor to report to. As I had said, the receptionists are wonderful! They start off my appointments on the right foot.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
We have coverage through my husband's employer.
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
N/A
9
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 42 - 43
3 IUI
3 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Tortoriello] wanted to make sure to explain things to me and would not provide an opinion as to the best course of action until he conducted preliminary tests/did a workup. Dr. T communicated with my husband and me throughout all of the treatments we did...I had to do three egg retrievals. Given my age, we PGS tested all embryos that survived to day 5. For the third retrieval, Dr. T decided to add in HGH...it was this cycle that led to the ONE embryo that tested viable and which we then transferred.
The doctors and nurses [at Sher Fertility of New York] are very communicative and supportive. I did feel as though there needed to be more communication between billing and the drs/nurses. We were initially billed for storage of embryos that did not PGS test as viable and which [Dr. Tortoriello] wouldn't transfer, which was a little frustrating...I felt very supported and that she [nurse] cared about me/the success of my treatments. She was genuinely very sad to let me know the results of the PGS testing for the first round (none of the embryos tested as viable).
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Tortoriello was kind and communicative from the second I consulted with him. I had previously been to another clinic where I felt like a number and that the clinic had decided I needed to undergo IVF before even diagnosing me or conducting any tests. The experience with Dr. T was entirely opposite. He wanted to make sure to explain things to me and would not provide an opinion as to the best course of action until he conducted preliminary tests/did a workup. Dr. T communicated with my husband and me throughout all of the treatments we did.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Ask him any questions you have...he will answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Tortoriello was always available by email and his office was as well (by email and by telephone). He was sensitive to what I was experiencing emotionally and was encouraging.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
I first went through three IUIs for insurance coverage purposes. I used clomid in the first and third cycles. The third cycle led to a chemical pregnancy which slightly delayed moving forward with IVF. I had to do three egg retrievals. Given my age, we PGS tested all embryos that survived to day 5. For the third retrieval, Dr. T decided to add in HGH...it was this cycle that led to the ONE embryo that tested viable and which we then transferred.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia Choe)
Cecilia was available. She even called me on her day off to let me know the results of a day 5 check of embryos. She spent time with me on the telephone when I had questions or doubts or needed assistance in thinking through what made the most sense. I felt very supported and that she cared about me/the success of my treatments. She was genuinely very sad to let me know the results of the PGS testing for the first round (none of the embryos tested as viable).
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
The doctors and nurses are very communicative and supportive. I did feel as though there needed to be more communication between billing and the drs/nurses. We were initially billed for storage of embryos that did not PGS test as viable and which Dr. T wouldn't transfer, which was a little frustrating.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Fortunately, my insurance covered a large portion of treatments. IUIs were covered; i had $50 co-pays every time I went for an appointment. IVF was 75% covered so I had a co-pay prior to treatment. Same for the transfer. I had to pay for medications.
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I only had one viable embryo to transfer.
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Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 42 - 45
2 IVF
5 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Tortoriello] always changed my plan according to my needs. If something didn’t work, he looked for a solution. In my case he found it and we are blessed today at my age 44 with my own eggs. This is truly a blessing and miracle and It couldn’t happen without him. He didn’t turn me away where others did so it speaks to his compassion. He is dedicated and very diligent. I always felt 100 trust in him and his approach. He leveled with us when we asked the difficult questions and never gave us false hope... but somehow still managed to give us hope. I always felt relaxed with him because he is so easy going and very calm. That helps during such difficult times. I will forever be grateful to him.
[The staff at Sher Fertility of New York are] very responsive via email and in person and I never felt like a number. I felt unique in my journey and it was there approach that made me feel this way. They are amazing... They [nurses] were very responsive even communicating via email. I always felt comfortable knowing they would provide instructions when it came to my calendar and medications dosages. A couple times I ran out of medicine over a weekend and they provided me with some until I was able to get mine so I didn’t miss a cycle.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I don’t have enough words to describe the great Doctor he is. He is smart and is very knowledgeable in the latest research. He always changed my plan according to my needs. If something didn’t work, he looked for a solution. In my case he found it and we are blessed today at my age 44 with my own eggs. This is truly a blessing and miracle and It couldn’t happen without him. He didn’t turn me away where others did so it speaks to his compassion. He is dedicated and very diligent. I always felt 100 trust in him and his approach. He leveled with us when we asked the difficult questions and never gave us false hope... but somehow still managed to give us hope. I always felt relaxed with him because he is so easy going and very calm. That helps during such difficult times. I will forever be grateful to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Don’t ever give up and Trust Dr. T. And his approach. I feel he is not about the money.... but truly cares. I believe that he really is in this to help in this difficult journey of infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
The office staff and Dr. T were always very responsive via email and in person and I never felt like a number. I felt unique in my journey and it was there approach that made me feel this way. They are amazing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia Choe and Frances Faundez)
I mainly worked with Frances Faundez and Cecilia Choe. They were both very easy to work with. They were very responsive even communicating via email. I always felt comfortable knowing they would provide instructions when it came to my calendar and medications dosages. A couple times I ran out of medicine over a weekend and they provided me with some until I was able to get mine so I didn’t miss a cycle. Frances was so compassionate and sweet when I had a miscarriage. And she took the time to make me feel like a person and not just another patient.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I think all the nurses should all be as compassionate and on the same page. I know it’s hard when dealing with so many patients but it really does help. When the staff are all professional and kind and take the time to know your name It separates the practice from any other infertility practice. This journey is hard as it is and when you deal with a practice that is professional and doesn’t treat you like a number or rush you or lose patience with you it makes it more tolerable. Their strength I feel is that they are all compassionate and willing to help... even when they seemed swamped. The one advice I would have is to make sure that their front desk staff (not the 6th floor) is professional. Sometimes on the other floor when I would go in for a procedure the girls were a little loud and not well spoken or professional. I felt they were not as approachable.
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
We asked Dr. T what he thought would be best for us and our situation. He would always give us his expert suggestions but ultimately try to let us decide how many we wanted transferred as long as it was safe. Based on my age we would transfer no more than two.
10
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
9
9
Age 40
1 IUI
Anovulation
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Tortoriello] was always nice and kind and polite. I always met with him every visit except for one weekend monitoring appointment where I met with his partner. He always answered my emails and all my questions...He was always right about my treatment...we moved to injectables and timed intercourse which failed the first time but worked more in harmony with my body and again he was correct 100% on which drug protocol to use despite me asking about trying other drugs and him assuring me that his choice would be best for me. My 2nd round of injectables we tried IUI and I got pregnant.
I never had to long wait or really any wait at all at [Sher Fertility of New York]...it was well run...very flexible in my appointment scheduling which was such a relief because there was no way I could have attended other well known NYC clinics with my schedule...[The nurse is] Always lovely and kind and helpful and answered emails promptly even after business hours at times...they are very busy and sometimes some details are forgotten but minor things and all in all lot better than most clinics. Clinic Nps
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I have a very tricky schedule living in NYC with two toddlers (one with special needs) and no family to help out so Dr. T was very flexible in my appointment scheduling which was such a relief because there was no way I could have attended other well known NYC clinics with my schedule. He always answered my questions via email or in person and I asked huge amount of questions. He was straight forward and honest but kind and compassionate at the same time. He was always right about my treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Just ask questions and ask the office staff questions as well to put your mind at rest and email him your concerns. I never had to long wait or really any wait at all at his office...it was well run.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
He was always nice and kind and polite. I always met with him every visit except for one weekend monitoring appointment where I met with his partner. He always answered my emails and all my questions.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
Started with clomid even though I pushed that because I was new to fertility treatments and nervous about injectables, IVF etc and wanted to try something as simple as possible. He was right when he said it probably wasn’t the best course of action to take in my situation and it caused more issues for me. Then we moved to injectables and timed intercourse which failed the first time but worked more in harmony with my body and again he was correct 100% on which drug protocol to use despite me asking about trying other drugs and him assuring me that his choice would be best for me. My 2nd round of injectables we tried IUI and I got pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Frances and Ivana )
Frances is Dr. T’s right hand woman. Always lovely and kind and helpful and answered emails promptly even after business hours at times.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Strengths - small, kind, helpful, compassionate staff. Frances and Ivana went above and beyond. Also, I forget her name but the nurse who took my bloods and assisted Dr. T during examinations etc. was wonderful as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I only had co-pay each visit and co insurance until I met my deductible.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
As with any clinic you just have to follow up sometimes in case they are very busy and sometimes some details are forgotten but minor things and all in all lot better than most clinics.
9
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Tortoriello] is very professional, he answers all your questions and also is always available via email. He is kind and compassionate but also direct. Sometimes when you get bad news, you would prefer not to be direct but he isn’t dismissive of your hopes and dreams. We had two miscarriages with both of our transfers so the embryos likely had chromosomal abnormalities and he indicated this early on when signs showed it via sonogram but also let me have hope.
It [Sher Fertility] is one of the best clinics I have been to for any healthcare. They really don’t have any weaknesses. They worked around my cycle, they are available at night, on weekends, they respond immediately to emails and calls.... Everyone is great, they explain in detail what to expect, they comfort you when you are upset, they are loving and compassionate.... 14,000k for IVF cycle, $3800 for frozen embryo transfer
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
He is very professional, he answers all your questions and also is always available via email. He is kind and compassionate but also direct. Sometimes when you get bad news, you would prefer not to be direct but he isn’t dismissive of your hopes and dreams. We had two miscarriages with both of our transfers so the embryos likely had chromosomal abnormalities and he indicated this early on when signs showed it via sonogram but also let me have hope.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Go with Dr. T and Sher, they are kind and know what they are doing. Ask questions when you need to and know that Dr. T is usually right when he says things don’t look right.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Everyone at Sher is so warm, they genuinely want to help you. Dr T. Is sensitive but also direct and tells you what to expect and doesn’t give you false hope. He also tries things when other Dr.s give up on you.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
He put me on an estrogen patch for 5 days to increase my follicle count and it worked. He followed my follicles very carefully and didn’t have me trigger too early, he adjusted my medicines daily as needed and as a result he got 4 eggs and all of them made it to 5 day blastocyst.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Frances )
Everyone is great, they explain in detail what to expect, they comfort you when you are upset, they are loving and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
It is one of the best clinics I have been to for any healthcare. They really don’t have any weaknesses. They worked around my cycle, they are available at night, on weekends, they respond immediately to emails and calls. I love Sher!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
14,000k for IVF cycle, $3800 for frozen embryo transfer
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
He let me make the decisions.
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Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 42
2 IUI
7 IVF
3 Egg Freezing
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
7th of 7 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She did a very thorough phone consultation for us before cycling again, obviously reviewed our extensive records, and has been extremely responsive while cycling. ... Dr Dicken added a few tweaks to that protocol for poor responders (like a dual trigger, for example). I liked that she had poor responder data and observations to back up her protocol tweaks.
I believe the embryology lab at SIRM is top notch. Financial can be difficult to navigate. And honestly it would be so much easier if each patient were assigned a dedicated clinical coordinator/nurse. It’s also no picnic trying to cycle out of town as a satellite patient. You really have to be your own advocate and review all of the calendars they send you. ...
How was your experience with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Honestly, when Dr. Wang left, I wanted to follow him to his new clinic. But because of various logistical reasons we decided to stay at SIRM. Dr. Dicken has been fantastic. As a poor responder, I appreciate that her protocol for our most recent freezing cycle hasn’t simply been a canned response.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
If you’re a former patient of Dr. Wang’s and you’re thinking about staying with SIRM, Dr. Dicken is a wonderful option.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I went to Dicken after Wang left the Sher Institute. Nobody will ever be Wang, but Dicken is a good substitute! She did a very thorough phone consultation for us before cycling again, obviously reviewed our extensive records, and has been extremely responsive while cycling.
Describe the protocols Cary Dicken used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
Our protocol has been shaped mainly by past failures and though our work with Dr. Wang. We use a combination of low-stims and estrogen priming, plus hGH. Dr Dicken added a few tweaks to that protocol for poor responders (like a dual trigger, for example). I liked that she had poor responder data and observations to back up her protocol tweaks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
There are a lot of clinical coordinators at SIRM. Sometimes you’re not sure who to communicate with when a problem arises.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I believe the embryology lab at SIRM is top notch. Financial can be difficult to navigate. And honestly it would be so much easier if each patient were assigned a dedicated clinical coordinator/nurse. It’s also no picnic trying to cycle out of town as a satellite patient. You really have to be your own advocate and review all of the calendars they send you.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I am a satellite patient and I monitored out of town and flew in for egg retrievals. It’s difficult but not impossible to do this but you have to be prepared to manage a lot of the appointment go-betweens yourself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I am fortunate to finally have IVF coverage but it’s not the greatest and many thing still aren’t covered. The things we have had to pay out of pocket for are required to be paid for before cycling. SIRM is much more expensive out of pocket than other clinics we have been to.
Describe Cary Dicken's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Dr. Dicken counsels each patient on this individually.
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Doctor
Cary Dicken
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 28 - 30
3 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
After 2 successful IVF cycles at another boutique clinic...that resulted in 2 miscarriages at ~8 weeks (devastating), we switched to Dr. T[ortoriello]. During my initial consult with Dr. T he recommended a different protocol, adding several new medications. On my 1st cycle with Dr. T, I became pregnant and successfully carried to term and delivered a beautiful baby boy into the world. 2 years later, we went back to Dr. T., the man worked his magic again, and voila, we now have baby boy #2. I intend to visit Dr. T again soon as my husband is eager for baby boy #3...ha!
It was a combination of Dr. Tortoriello's bedside manner and the fact that Sher Institute's process is personable and didn't have the feel of an assembly line...After 2 miscarriages at ~8 weeks while at another clinic, Dr. T added Lovenox and intralipids to my cycle medications. My previous clinic did not prescribe these. I was 27 during my 1st cycle, my husband was 45, and our issue becoming pregnant was likely male-factor though it also seemed that I had an issue maintaining pregnancy beyond 8 weeks.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
It is my great honor and pleasure to write this recommendation for Dr. Tortoriello. He is a miracle worker. After 2 successful IVF cycles at another boutique clinic (on East 69th St. in Manhattan) that resulted in 2 miscarriages at ~8 weeks (devastating), we switched to Dr. T. During my initial consult with Dr. T he recommended a different protocol, adding several new medications. On my 1st cycle with Dr. T, I became pregnant and successfully carried to term and delivered a beautiful baby boy into the world. 2 years later, we went back to Dr. T., the man worked his magic again, and voila, we now have baby boy #2. I intend to visit Dr. T again soon as my husband is eager for baby boy #3...ha!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Be proactive about your case. This is true for any fertility doctor you visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
It was a combination of Dr. Tortoriello's bedside manner and the fact that Sher Institute's process is personable and didn't have the feel of an assembly line.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
After 2 miscarriages at ~8 weeks while at another clinic, Dr. T added Lovenox and intralipids to my cycle medications. My previous clinic did not prescribe these. I was 27 during my 1st cycle, my husband was 45, and our issue becoming pregnant was likely male-factor though it also seemed that I had an issue maintaining pregnancy beyond 8 weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
The nurses were friendly, organized and communicative.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Sher Fertility's strength is that it is a boutique clinic that can provide personalized care. You never feel like a number. The staff is professional, organized and efficient. They are open on weekends, and I never had any issues with wait times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I was covered by insurance up to $25,000.
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
After I had my first son Dr. T recommended eSET for subsequent transfers due to my age and success getting pregnant with previous transfers.
10
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 35 - 37
2 IUI
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Dicken was very compassionate...was always available on email and very through during all the consults I had including phone consults. She is a very kind woman and made me feel empowered and involved in my treatment plan. She never was condescending and she would get back to me with through responses via email during very stressful times and always put me at ease...I have DOR and we attempted to bank embryos and she usually stuck to the same protocol of low dose folistim and 1 vial of menopur but at my urging we did add other things into my protocol. I urged her to raise my dose once and she finally complied and it was a mistake and ended up a canceled cycle but I’m glad we at least tried.
My nurse Marian [at Sher Fertility of New York] was lovely. Jackie another nurse there was incredible to me. All the nurse staff even the ones that naturally had a rough way about them were all my angels...There were a few mishaps here and there but nothing egregious. Doctors and nurses are human too...PICSI cost $1000 even if it was just 2 eggs retrieved. Consults were $50. Most of my other costs I was lucky enough to have covered by insurance.
How was your experience with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr Dicken was always available on email and very through during all the consults I had including phone consults. She is a very kind woman and made me feel empowered and involved in my treatment plan. She never was condescending and she would get back to me with through responses via email during very stressful times and always put me at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Tell her what you are thinking and she will work with you to do the best treatment for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
I felt that this clinic treated me very well. Everyone was always kind as Dr. Dicken was very compassionate
Describe the protocols Cary Dicken used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
I have DOR and we attempted to bank embryos and she usually stuck to the same protocol of low dose folistim and 1 vial of menopur but at my urging we did add other things into my protocol. I urged her to raise my dose once and she finally complied and it was a mistake and ended up a canceled cycle but I’m glad we at least tried.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Marian)
My nurse Marian was lovely. Jackie another nurse there was incredible to me. All the nurse staff even the ones that naturally had a rough way about them were all my angels.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
This clinic is small and personal. The doctors are flexible and the nurse staff is wonderful. I felt well taken care of even though I did not have the outcome I wanted. When I got naturally pregnant after years of failed treatments I went back to this clinic because I could not imagine getting treatment from anywhere else. That was unfortunately a miscarriage at 8 weeks but I was so grateful to go through that surrounded by so many kind people who knew me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
PICSI cost $1000 even if it was just 2 eggs retrieved. Consults were $50. Most of my other costs I was lucky enough to have covered by insurance.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
There were a few mishaps here and there but nothing egregious. Doctors and nurses are human too.
9
Doctor
Cary Dicken
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
10
9
Age 55
2 IVF
Male Factor
Other
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Latinx
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My wife had a serious complication that resulted from ovarian over-stimulation. She wound up in the hospital. Dr. Tortoriello actively participated in her treatment and remotely was able to correctly diagnose my wife's condition. His correct diagnosis allowed us to avoid a very dangerous surgery proposed by the hospital staff. ... Dr. Tortoriello treated my wife and I as if we were the only patients that mattered.
The clinic [Sher Fertility of New York] offers a variety of fertility doctors. It is centrally located. It is not the cheapest. But, its quality to cost ratio is very good. A little more nursing help (in the form of a dedicated nurse assigned to the case) would eliminate the majority of confusion that occasionally crept in ... Frequently, the persons responding to a phone call were confused as to who should be consulted on a particular question. Appointment times were sometimes shuffled.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
My wife had a serious complication that resulted from ovarian over-stimulation. She wound up in the hospital. Dr. Tortoriello actively participated in her treatment and remotely was able to correctly diagnose my wife's condition. His correct diagnosis allowed us to avoid a very dangerous surgery proposed by the hospital staff. For that, we are eternally grateful
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Tortoriello is a very tactful person. Try to tamper your aggression. Trust this doctor to do the best for you. Ulterior motives exit when Dr. T enters
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
A number is faceless, a human (especially, a patient) requires compassion, attention to details, understanding, and I dare say empathy. Dr. Tortoriello treated my wife and I as if we were the only patients that mattered.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Sometimes, there was confusion as to the appointment dates, test results, etc. We attribute this to a lack of primary nursing help assignment. No malice.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
The clinic offers a variety of fertility doctors. It is centrally located. It is not the cheapest. But, its quality to cost ratio is very good. A little more nursing help (in the form of a dedicated nurse assigned to the case) would eliminate the majority of confusion that occasionally crept in
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
The cost of the cycle (hormonal pre-retrieval therapy, egg retrieval, ICSI, pre-implantation hormonal therapy, PGS/PGD, fertilization, implantation) ran close to $20,000
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Unfortunately, we did not have the luxury of having the availability of multiple embryos. Therefore, this question is moot
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Frequently, the persons responding to a phone call were confused as to who should be consulted on a particular question. Appointment times were sometimes shuffled.
10
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 38
3 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr T. [Tortoriello] is very responsive to emails, typically responding within 2 hours. Unfortunately, because I wasn’t a local patient and did remote monitoring (through another clinic), I didn’t get to have the regular/ frequent interaction with him during monitoring or speak with him about my results.... I have DOR so he did not want to use BC for priming since it would suppress my eggs. He had me on Estrogen patches before my cycle started, then Gonal F and Menapur.
Strength: you feel less like a number comparing to other clinics since it's a small clinic. They [Sher Fertility of NY] accept insurance. They treat DOR patients and don't give them the donor egg speech. Weakness: if you are not a local patient, you don't have the frequent interaction with your doctor.... On one occasion my test results were misread and they asked me to proceed with stims on a cycle that would have ended up being canceled due to a lead follicle.
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
He is patient and understanding of what his patients are going through. He is also very candid but you have to ask a lot of questions and be an educated patient. I had to ask about other options available. At times, I felt as a number. On one occasion he misread my test results and didn’t realize until I questioned it. He is very responsive to emails and gets back to you promptly which is great but his emails were abbreviated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Be an educated patient. Ask questions. Schedule follow-up appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr T. is very responsive to emails, typically responding within 2 hours. Unfortunately, because I wasn’t a local patient and did remote monitoring (through another clinic), I didn’t get to have the regular/ frequent interaction with him during monitoring or speak with him about my results. If you do remote monitoring like I did, I would recommend arranging follow-up phone consultations after each monitoring. I found his emails too brief so I always had follow-up questions. All in all, I would have appreciated more communication and personal guidance.
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
I have DOR so he did not want to use BC for priming since it would suppress my eggs. He had me on Estrogen patches before my cycle started, then Gonal F and Menapur. He added another injectable to prevent early ovulation around D11. He then had me go in every couple of days and adjusted my dosage according to the results. he added HGH during my 2nd cycle which got cancelled due to a lead follicle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia Choe)
Cecilia is organized and helpful. On one occasion, she located a local pharmacy close to midnight for me when I was traveling and that allowed me to continue stims.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Strength: you feel less like a number comparing to other clinics since it's a small clinic. They accept insurance. They treat DOR patients and don't give them the donor egg speech. Weakness: if you are not a local patient, you don't have the frequent interaction with your doctor.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I do remote monitoring in another state, so Im not aware of Sher's practice when it comes to monitoring
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I haven't received a bill yet.
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
n/a
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
On one occasion my test results were misread and they asked me to proceed with stims on a cycle that would have ended up being canceled due to a lead follicle.
7
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 38
11 IUI
3 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Dicken was always clear, efficient, and realistic but positive. She responded to emails quickly, within 24 hours on weekends and much sooner during business hours. She easily answered any questions I had, and I always felt cared for. She went out of her way to support me when a cycle went awry financially and while it was a small thing for her, it made a huge difference to me. She responded conscientiously to my financial needs as well as my body to adjust treatment and I never felt like I wasn't getting the best care just because I couldn't afford every option.
Very nice facility [Sher Fertility of NY]. Some weird art. The staff knew me and again always struck me as efficient and conscientious. While Dr. Dicken was based on the 6th floor mostly, many procedures are on the third floor, and that could sometimes be confusing. Doctors cover for each other occasionally, and the in interactions I had with Dr. Tortoriello and Dr. Wang, I found them both pleasant, responsive and effective.
How was your experience with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Dicken was always clear, efficient, and realistic but positive. She responded to emails quickly, within 24 hours on weekends and much sooner during business hours. She easily answered any questions I had, and I always felt cared for. She went out of her way to support me when a cycle went awry financially and while it was a small thing for her, it made a huge difference to me. She responded conscientiously to my financial needs as well as my body to adjust treatment and I never felt like I wasn't getting the best care just because I couldn't afford every option.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
If you're not sure, ask and she'll tell you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Dicken and nurses and staff at the clinic were all kind and responsive in communicating.
Describe the protocols Cary Dicken used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
I had exhausted my covered IVF cycles and prescriptions and was limited to paying out of pocket for all drugs but had unlimited covered IUI cycles. She prescribed letrazole for low side-effect follicle stimulation, which I responded well to, producing 3-6 follicles for each of 5 cycles, the third resulting in a chemical pregnancy. Around that time, she suggested injectables would produce more eggs, if I could afford it. After two more negative cycles, I felt I was ready to try the more aggressive injectables. She gave me the choice of Menopur or Gonal-F, giving me a timeline and estimated number of doses, saying the output would be about the same. She did not indicate that the number of doses could go much higher, based on how my body responded, but it did, by five days, the follicles needing more time to grow than anticipated. I might have made a different choice had I known, but when it happened, I couldn't just scrap the cycle and while I did incur some unforeseen debt, she helped me out with a box of Menopur they had on hand at the clinic. This made a big difference to me both in how much I had to pay and struck me as a caring, humane gesture that certainly she didn't have to make. It was worth it, though, since that sixth cycle has ended up in a viable pregnancy!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Jacqueline Piccardo)
The nursing staff I encountered on visits were always kind, professional and efficient. I wish they all wore name tags because I often ended up seeing the same people and while they knew me, after a while, it was awkward not to know theirs and to have to ask. Jacqueline, the coordinating nurse, once or twice was party to minor miscommunication, but it was always resolved quickly. She always had a lovely affect, which goes a long way.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Very nice facility. Some weird art. The staff knew me and again always struck me as efficient and conscientious. While Dr. Dicken was based on the 6th floor mostly, many procedures are on the third floor, and that could sometimes be confusing. Doctors cover for each other occasionally, and the in interactions I had with Dr. Tortoriello and Dr. Wang, I found them both pleasant, responsive and effective.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cary Dicken at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
$50 copay each visit--30 for seeing the doctor, 20 for labs whether I had them done or not. I was billed later for fees. I ended up spending an average of $800 a month at the clinic and on associated out-of-pocket drug costs (I used Kings in Brooklyn) for IUI cycles using letrozole. I did not investigate discount online fertility pharmacies, and I wish I had.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Once a prescription was not sent in to the pharmacy. I sent an email and they remedied it quickly.
10
Doctor
Cary Dicken
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
10
10
Age 33
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The moment my husband and I met Dr. Wang we felt a breath of fresh air...Dr. Wang sat with us and answered ALL of our questions. Not once did we feel rushed. He made us feel like all of our questions were important questions. He also suggested supplements that he felt might help us and told us not to hesitate to contact him via email...For my current cycle, Dr. Wang suggested I lower my sim doses...
I liked this clinic [Sher] very much. Everything was organized and I always felt I was treated with respect. The nurses were always friendly and there was never a long wait. I was always seen within minutes of arriving at the office. Since I am a teacher, the office staff worked with me to accommodate my schedule. I like how they communicate via email and are always quick to answer any questions.
How was your experience with Jeffrey Wang at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Wang truly listens to his patients' concerns and does his best to answer any questions with complete honesty. Every time I asked him something, he was quick to offer his suggestions and feedback about what he think would work best for my cycle. At every appointment he sat with me for a few extra minutes so that he could answer all of my questions. I never felt rushed! He never hesitated to make sure I felt comfortable with the course of action.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Wang at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
If you have felt that all doctors have given up hope on you, please seek out Dr. Wang!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Wang at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
The moment my husband and I met Dr. Wang we felt a breath of fresh air. Coming off a very bad experience with a different doctor at a different clinic, we felt we were given no other options but donor eggs, after only one IVF cycle. On the contrary, Dr. Wang sat with us and answered ALL of our questions. Not once did we feel rushed. He made us feel like all of our questions were important questions. He also suggested supplements that he felt might help us and told us not to hesitate to contact him via email. I already felt like I was in good hands even though we hadn't even started our cycle yet. Whenever I emailed Dr. Wang he was always quick to write a response. It felt good that Dr. Wang actually cared.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Wang used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
For my current cycle, Dr. Wang suggested I lower my sim doses. At my prior clinic I was on very high doses, but Dr.Wang felt that lower doses would be just as effective. I was on Gonal, Menopur, Omnitrope, and also Predisone. I also did a double trigger for egg retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia Choe)
All the nurses at Sher were extremely organized and caring. I liked how they provided me with an email of what I had to do during sims. I liked this much better than phone communication. If I had any questions, I could email the nurse. Anytime I emailed them, they always got right back to me.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I liked this clinic very much. Everything was organized and I always felt I was treated with respect. The nurses were always friendly and there was never a long wait. I was always seen within minutes of arriving at the office. Since I am a teacher, the office staff worked with me to accommodate my schedule. I like how they communicate via email and are always quick to answer any questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Wang at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I believe my treatment was approximately $7,000 with my insurance.
10
Doctor
Jeffrey Wang
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
2 IUI
7 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Immunological
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Wang is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. He takes the time to answer all of your questions thoroughly. It is amazing and refreshing that patients are able to contact him directly instead of just communicating via nurses. Dr Wang understands that the infertility journey is difficult, scary, and ambiguous. He is open to ideas from his patients, but he will also tell you when he disagrees and the reasons why.
This clinic [Sher] is great to work with whether you are local to NY or if you live in another city. By being so easy to communicate with the nurses and the doctors, you never feel like you are far away or that you will be forgotten. They do make mistakes now and then... The only team that can be difficult to get answers from is the financial team...The other nurses - Cecilia and Lindsay - are also great. They are quick to reply to emails, and send out prescriptions to pharmacies quickly and to other clinics if you are monitoring remotely.
How was your experience with Jeffrey Wang at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr. Wang is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. He takes the time to answer all of your questions thoroughly. It is amazing and refreshing that patients are able to contact him directly instead of just communicating via nurses. Dr Wang understands that the infertility journey is difficult, scary, and ambiguous. He is open to ideas from his patients, but he will also tell you when he disagrees and the reasons why. You also never feel like his recommendations are just part of a script. Your protocols and other tests are always done for a specific reason and he will tell you those reasons. His bedside manner is warm, friendly, and compassionate. He takes the time to communicate both good and difficult information directly to his patients. Perhaps the only criticism is that sometimes he will leave some decisions up to his patients when sometimes as a patient you just want to be told what to do. However, he only does this when the outcome for either decision will remain unknown until tried, as every individual will react differently and there is know way to know ahead of time. Above all, you feel like you are part of a true doctor-patient relationship with Dr Wang and you feel like you can trust his recommendations. Even when some cycles don't work out as you hoped, you never feel like noone was watching or that a true attempt wasn't made. And that makes such a difference in the journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Wang at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Ask every question you have, no matter how silly you think it might be. Dr Wang is a rare doctor that never makes you feel like any question is dumb, or that you are bothering him or insulting his role as a doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Wang at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr Wang gives very personalized care. And you can actually communicate with him directly. He takes the time to explain what he recommends and you never feel like he is just throwing out a cookie-cutter protocol.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Wang used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
Micro-dose lupron with Follitism and hgh - 1st cycle cancelled due to only 4 follicles growing. 2nd cycle - retrieved 4 eggs. Antagonist with follistim and hgh - 1st cycle cancelled due to low response. 2nd cycle - 5 eggs retrieved. Micro-dose lupron with Follitism, hgh, letrezole - 7 eggs retrieved.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Leslie)
Dr Wang has great nurses. Leslie is the main nurse and Dr Wang's right hand. She's amazing. The other nurses - Cecilia and Lindsay - are also great. They are quick to reply to emails, and send out prescriptions to pharmacies quickly and to other clinics if you are monitoring remotely.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
This clinic is great to work with whether you are local to NY or if you live in another city. By being so easy to communicate with the nurses and the doctors, you never feel like you are far away or that you will be forgotten. They do make mistakes now and then as all clinics, and people in general, are apt to make, but because they are so readily available through email, corrections are made quickly. The only team that can be difficult to get answers from is the financial team.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Wang at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
$9950 freeze all cycle - if monitoring not done at Sher. $3820 - FET (does not include monitoring. I'm a remote patient) $1800 - PGS testing. covered up to 8 embryos over 9 months.
Describe Jeffrey Wang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Dr Wang approved transferring 3 embryos due to my age and embryo quality. Otherwise, I'm not sure if he has strong feelings to doing eSET vs multiple in other circumstances.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
There was a miscommunication in follistim dosage that was put on the calendar that was sent out. But I was able to confirm with Dr Wang directly with what had been discussed previously for dosage, and the nurse sent out a corrected calendar.
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Doctor
Jeffrey Wang
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
8
8
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He [Dr. Tortoriello] is quiet and introverted...For the first two FET rounds: Crinone Estrace Prednisone (slightly elevated NK levels) Lovenox (for slightly elevated anticardiolipin) Intralipids (slightly elevated NK levels) For third, I switched to PIO thinking maybe it was affecting implantation, skipped prednisone and intralipids and waited on the lovenox until a positive beta. This transfer worked, and so far so good.
[Sher Fertility has] Appointments rather than open monitoring...Don't feel like a number...It's almost always empty which makes me nervous! Big staff and sometimes feels disorganized...Modern facilities Modern communications...Financial coordination is great...She [nurse] was very responsive and supportive. Easy to talk to by email...I believe they misplaced a test result (test for initial clearance for an FET) but overall were very organized
How was your experience with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
Dr T is a wonderful person, and I feel safe and well cared for with him. He knows his stuff and has zero ego. He is open to experimental treatment but committed to the standard fundamentals. I did have two failed transfers with him, however, with tested embryos. He recommended a very different protocol than I had had previously, and I wonder if it was too different, or too out there. His protocol included things like prednisone and intralipids, which I know are controversial. When I wanted to switch back to a more standard protocol he was very supportive, and so far this one has worked (I'm 11 weeks). I would feel very comfortable going to him for a future cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
You must do your own research and be proactive! He is quiet and introverted ... Make sure you ask all your questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
His bedside care is amazing. He is warm, open, and caring. He listens and is incredibly patient. He remembers my case and responds to every email!
Describe the protocols Drew Tortoriello used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
For the first two FET rounds: Crinone Estrace Prednisone (slightly elevated NK levels) Lovenox (for slightly elevated anticardiolipin) Intralipids (slightly elevated NK levels) For third, I switched to PIO thinking maybe it was affecting implantation, skipped prednisone and intralipids and waited on the lovenox until a positive beta. This transfer worked, and so far so good.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay )
She was very responsive and supportive. Easy to talk to by email. Seems to know her stuff but for some reason I'm not blown away by her capabilities as a nurse.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Boutique Appointments rather than open monitoring Don't feel like a number It's almost always empty which makes me nervous! Big staff and sometimes feels disorganized Modern facilities Modern communications Financial coordination is great
Describe the costs associated with your care under Drew Tortoriello at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
$1540 per transfer with insurance Plus other costs
Describe Drew Tortoriello's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
He was very open and asked my preference. Because I said single without hesitating, we didn't discuss it further
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
I believe they misplaced a test result (test for initial clearance for an FET) but overall were very organized
8
Doctor
Drew Tortoriello
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources