Describe your experience with Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
They are very knowledgeable and up to date with the newest technology. Dr. Sweet is a genius when it comes to infertility. Weakness is they are sometimes very behind with appointments. Also, their billing. The person in charge of billing is no longer there. It would be very frustrating at times, but they would always seem to get it resolved.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Sweet at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery?
They were very compassionate and understanding with everything that has gone on during our path of having a child. My IVF nurse would always check on me and any questions I had, they were always answered. I never felt like I was a bother. My husband and I have been through so much with our IVF journey and trust that Dr Sweets office is doing everything they can to help us get our beautiful blessing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery. (Assigned nurse: Rebecca Ruano )
She is my rock. Very knowledgeable and understanding. She understands the whole process and explains it very well. I was even impressed when she responded to an email on her day off and weekend. She would always check on me and was a shoulder to cry on. She to this day checks on me (last miscarriage was in March of 2018). She will forever have a special place in my heart.
How was your experience with Craig Sweet at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery?
Dr Sweet is a genius at what he does. Very smart and knowledgeable. We have been a patient for 4 years of Dr. Sweets. He diagnosed me with stage 4 Endometriosis and performed surgery before we started IVF. My left ovary was covered with endometriosis and he wanted to ensure we had both ovaries to give me the most amount of eggs. He took 4 hours during my surgery to carefully remove the endometriosis rather then just removing the ovary. We had 7 embryos and each transfer (three) I did get pregnant. Unfortunately, with my last two, we had genetic testing done which showed chromosome abnormalities. Dr. Sweet was very understanding to my concerns when we would have our follow ups. Never made me feel as though it was my fault and never made me feel like he was rushing me. All though I am still not a mom, I know he will make me a mom one day.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery?
Be prepared for him to be blunt as possible. He does not sugar coat
Describe the protocols Craig Sweet used in your cycles at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery and their degree of success.
At first, Dr Sweet put me on Clomid to see if I would ovulate. Unfortunately, that didn’t work two cycles. So we just went to IVF. I used Gonal F, menapur, progesterone, and some other med that I can not remember. For my two frozen transfers, I did a medical assisted one to make my body act as if I ovulated (progesterone shots and other pills that I can’t remember the name). For my second frozen, I preferred a natural cycle with Letrozal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Sweet at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
The cost for IVF was about 12,500 for the fresh cycle. Then FET were about 4200 each transfer. Meds are pretty standard but all depends on insurance. When we do another cycle, we will receive a percentage off due to this would be our second full round
Describe Craig Sweet's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
He is open to what you would like to say, but he is very firm with single transfers, unless you have certain circumstances. He has discussed how multiples can have high risks and such. With me, I transferred two fresh (resulted in chemical) then two frozen (miscarried at 7 weeks w no heart beat) and theee embryos on my second frozen (one attached but miscarried at 10.5 weeks due to Turners Syndrome). He allowed this bc of not PGS testing my embryos. But, we did discuss if we do IVF again, he would suggest PSG testing and would only transfer 1.