Aida Shanti

Aurora Fertility Services

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Medical SchoolJordan
ResidencyCase Western
FellowshipWayne State
West Allis
8901 W Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227
414-329-4300
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Aida Shanti to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 39%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 28%7.6
14 assessments
  • 39% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 28% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.7
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
7.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.5
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Aurora Fertility Services to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 28%Don't recommend: 12%8.4
32 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 28% Neutral (7-8)
  • 12% Don't recommend (0-6)
14 assessments
10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other
10
Doctor Shanti is blunt and to the point. She will ask you multiple times if you have any other questions which can sometimes make you feel as though she is rushing you, but she will stay and explain in detail the answers to your questions.... Doctor Shanti remembered personal details from my life (the fact that at one appointment I said I had a test for school coming up and the next appointment she asked me how it went). At my most recent appointment following laparoscopic surgery she assured my husband and I they would take good care of us several times.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other
10
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Doctor Shanti is blunt and to the point. She will ask you multiple times if you have any other questions which can sometimes make you feel as though she is rushing you, but she will stay and explain in detail the answers to your questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
She is abrupt, blunt and to the point, but it is not in a rude manner. She will take the time to sit and explain things to you if you ask the questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Doctor Shanti remembered personal details from my life (the fact that at one appointment I said I had a test for school coming up and the next appointment she asked me how it went). At my most recent appointment following laparoscopic surgery she assured my husband and I they would take good care of us several times.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
I have only had surgery under doctor shanti’s care, but she explained fully what the surgery would be like and what we would do after the results were obtained.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Doctor Shanti’s nursing staff is hit or miss, and they seem to have a lot of them come and go. The ones that have stayed can be rude, but the new ones sometimes don’t cover all their bases. For example, I had an HSG done and I had to call back and remind the new nurse to send an antibiotic prescription to my pharmacy. As another example, I had a well established nurse insist I called and requested HCG results when I never called for such a thing. She never apologized when she realized her mistake.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
Doctor Shanti, Colleen (the financial specialist) and the receptionists are knowledgeable. The nurses can sometimes be their biggest weakness, but that doesn’t stop me from continuing my care at this clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
I have great insurance so my OOP cost was almost non-existent.
What specific things went wrong at Aurora Fertility Services?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
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5
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
I like how she explained everything with the initial consultation and next steps. She is straight forward and doesn’t sugar coat things but she is positive thinking & she does soften when she notices you are having a hard time. I wish I worked with her a little more than always seeing her staff but the staff is pleasant too. I definitely trust she knows what she is doing but she isn’t very personable.... I trust Dr. Shanti but I think the staff is a bit unorganized & doesn’t communicate all the necessary instructions
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
I like how she explained everything with the initial consultation and next steps. She is straight forward and doesn’t sugar coat things but she is positive thinking & she does soften when she notices you are having a hard time. I wish I worked with her a little more than always seeing her staff but the staff is pleasant too. I definitely trust she knows what she is doing but she isn’t very personable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Think about finding a Therapist who specializes in fertility so that can talk to someone who is familiar with your ups and downs of the infertility journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
I don’l always feel like her staff is organized and provided all the necessary details I needed especially for my first IUI treatment.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
Baseline Ultrasound. Letrozole 2 tablets each day for 5 days starting on the Day 3 of cycle. Ultrasound around Day 10 with HCG trigger shot usually that evening. IUI around Day 12. Suppositories starting 6 days after HCG shot. Blood pregnancy test 16 days after HCG.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
For clarification, my earlier comments were decribing Dr. Shanti and team as a whole. I trust Dr. Shanti but I think the staff is a bit unorganized & doesn’t communicate all the necessary instructions needed to be done but do an ok job overall.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
The clinic is very responsive to scheduling appointments and accomadating with special requests. It is a clean, friendly facility. It is open according to the patients cycle makes appointments 7 days a week.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
Initial out of pocket consult of about $545. Insurance covered the majority of everything else.
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Aurora Fertility Services?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
5
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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8
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
She [Dr. Shanti] highly recommended doing genetic testing of the embryos and thus has a strong preference for single embryo transfer. She feels the results are better. ... One strength about her is that she is dedicated to the patients she sees. One weakness is that she may not always communicate information well because she thinks you already know it. ... She can be blunt at times which is something I've had to get use to, but she isn't going to suggest doing a procedure unless she thinks it is going to work. ...
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
At the start of seeking care from Dr. Shanti I felt like more of a number because all of this new information was thrown at me and it didn't feel like she was willing to take the time to really go through it all with me. Over time she has got way better and I can tell now that she really cares for me and is doing everything in her power to result in a baby. She can be blunt at times which is something I've had to get use to, but she isn't going to suggest doing a procedure unless she thinks it is going to work. One strength about her is that she is dedicated to the patients she sees. One weakness is that she may not always communicate information well because she thinks you already know it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Don't be put off by her bluntness and make sure you ask a lot of questions if you don't know something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
At the start of seeking care from Dr. Shanti I felt like more of a number because all of this new information was thrown at me and it didn't feel like she was willing to take the time to really go through it all with me. Over time she has got way better and I can tell now that she really cares for me and is doing everything in her power to result in a baby. She can be blunt at times which is something I've had to get use to, but she isn't going to suggest doing a procedure unless she thinks it is going to work.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
For IUIs: Was monitored after I got my period to watch how thick my lining was. Took Letrozole. Used a HCG trigger shot. All negative pregnancy tests. For 1st Frozen embryo transfer: Monitored when I ovulated with over the counter predictor kits as I cannot be on regular birth control pills. Once I ovulated I was on 2 weeks of Lupron until I got a period. Then I started Estradial Valerate injections 2x a week. My lining thickness was monitored over 3 weeks. 1 week before FET started progesterone in oil at first just 1x a day then 2x two days before transfer. Resulted in chemical pregnancy. For 2nd FET: On progesterone only birth control until starting Lupron. Taking a low dose aspirin daily. On Lupron for a total of 28 days (some of which occurred while taking other medication. Estradial Valerate injections 2x a week. My lining thickness was monitored over 3 weeks. 1 week before FET progesterone in oil injections were started 2x a day. Results unknown at this time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There seems to be a recent turnover of a few nurses resulting in some newer faces. Most of the staff is really friendly and caring. A few of the nurses seem more down to business-like rather than trying to comfort you. There are some amazing nurses who feel like your best friend.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
Strength- Higher than average success rate. The financial adviser does a good job of showing you what your options are and how much they will cost (with an estimate on the medication only) Weakness- Only one doctor at this clinic right now so sometimes I think the staff is overworked.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Aurora Fertility Services.
For FET monitoring appointments they like to have them done before 11am because there is also blood work that gets drawn at the same time. This allows them to make sure all the results are finished by 4pm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
My cycles have been covered by insurance so far.
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
She highly recommended doing genetic testing of the embryos and thus has a strong preference for single embryo transfer. She feels the results are better.
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Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
Operations
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9
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
9
Dr Stanti was knowledgeable of my case. She gave me a protocol based on diagnosis and changed it when it needed to be...She is a fact based doctor. At times she is blunt in her delivery of facts, which I appreciate. She is great at explaining procedures and why they are being done. If anything in my protocol was changed she explained why...Sometimes Dr Shanti would explain things and it would go over my head as I am not a medical professional. Whenever I asked questions she was more than willing to go back and answer them.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
She is very knowledgeable. She is a fact based doctor. At times she is blunt in her delivery of facts, which I appreciate. She is great at explaining procedures and why they are being done. If anything in my protocol was changed she explained why.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Ask questions. Sometimes Dr Shanti would explain things and it would go over my head as I am not a medical professional. Whenever I asked questions she was more than willing to go back and answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr Stanti was knowledgeable of my case. She gave me a protocol based on diagnosis and changed it when it needed to be.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
For my egg retrieval, Dr Shanti put me on Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur. I was started on a low dose, but my medication had to be increased since I was not responding to the lower dose. I used a HCG trigger shot before the retrieval. We were successful in retrieving 15 eggs. For my FET, I was on Lupron, injectable estrogen, and progesterone in oil. Right before the transfer I was also prescribed an antibiotic, a steroid, and vaginal progesterone. This transfer was successful, however it ended in a chemical pregnancy at 5 weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love the nursing staff! They are all very friendly and knowledgeable. They have called with good news and bad news and have been fantastic in both situations. They always provide clear information and instructions to move forward especially if there is a change in protocol.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
This clinic is small which has benefits and drawbacks. Your care is individualized and they really get to know you. However, at times there is a lot of waiting to make appointments since it is a small practice. Once you get started with your protocol it’s fine however getting started takes some time.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Aurora Fertility Services.
Monitoring appointments were very easy to get. I needed to schedule them as early as possible due to my job. Most of the time I was able to get the first or second appointment of the day. I barely had to miss any work for my monitoring appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
IVF package $13,500 PGS testing $2000 Medication for egg retrieval $8,000 Medication for FET $1,000
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
Dr Shanti recommended transferring one embryo. We agreed on this decision and were not interested in transferring multiple embryos.
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Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
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8
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
Dr. Shanti is to the point, in that way you can feel a little like a number, but I found her bluntness and direct manner helpful in getting whatever needed to be done accomplished.... She is confident in her skills and makes you feel like she will do anything to help you.... After using medications like clomid and Femara without success with ovulation she knew we needed to use injectable medications, she adjusted my medication as the cycle went on for a planned IUI.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
8 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr. Shanti is very talented and she knows what she is doing, I feel confident with my care in her hands. Her personality is very direct and to the point, knowing that going into her office, don't expect any warm fuzzy feelings. She is confident in her skills and makes you feel like she will do anything to help you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Go in with your questions written down. Go in knowing she is very direct.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr. Shanti is to the point, in that way you can feel a little like a number, but I found her bluntness and direct manner helpful in getting whatever needed to be done accomplished.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
After using medications like clomid and Femara without success with ovulation she knew we needed to use injectable medications, she adjusted my medication as the cycle went on for a planned IUI. Unfortunately with those medications it was challenging for my follicles to reapond appropriately and my cycle got cancelled. She has explained in detail, extensively on what my body was doing and she had a plan for future cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff overall was very pleasant and compassionate. I had one nurse I didn't really care for, she barely spoke a word to me while she was doing blood draws or ultrasounds, it just made me feel uncomfortable.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
I don't have another clinic to compare it to, but I feel like they are well organized, friendly and compassionate. I do wish you were assigned one specific nurse everytime to gain rapport and comfort ability.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
For a consultation it was in the 300-400$ range. For my cancelled IUI cycle it cost about 2500.
What specific things went wrong at Aurora Fertility Services?
  • Failed to call with results
8
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
Operations
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7
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
Overall, she [Dr. Shanti] did not sugar-coat our prognosis or challenges. She appeared very vigilant about our case, making recommendations and changes along the way to optimize our chances. She was blunt, which we needed, but sometimes it lacked warmth. She seemed to be uncomfortable with my emotions, which invalidated the emotional roller-coaster of IVF at times. However, she still heard my needs and appeared to do her best to meet them. She always answered my questions and provided a lot of hope for us when other doctors didn't. Above all, the hope she instilled in our case was powerful.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Overall, I liked my experience with Dr. Shanti. She provided a lot of detail to us about our case along the way. She made adjustments to the treatment as things arose. She heard our needs and concerns and sat down to address them. She was blunt in her communication, which was a double edged sword as we needed to be realistic about our chances and progress, but when we displayed or expressed emotion, we sometimes felt invalidated as she appeared uncomfortable with our emotions. She provided us with a lot of hope when other doctors had not. Her hope appeared to be founded in reality and we trusted her. We did get pregnant, but lost it right away. Although the loss was devastating, we did get pregnant under her care and this silver lining supported the hope she instilled within us. Additionally, she encouraged our seeking support of alternative care to supplement our treatment with her (i.e., acupuncture, abdominal massage, etc.), while other doctors seemed either indifferent or didn't support this.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Ask lots of questions. Don't feel like you are burdening the doctors, even if they make you feel that way. It is your right to know everything you can about your case, treatment protocol, results, and what to expect.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Overall, she did not sugar-coat our prognosis or challenges. She appeared very vigilant about our case, making recommendations and changes along the way to optimize our chances. She was blunt, which we needed, but sometimes it lacked warmth. She seemed to be uncomfortable with my emotions, which invalidated the emotional roller-coaster of IVF at times. However, she still heard my needs and appeared to do her best to meet them. She always answered my questions and provided a lot of hope for us when other doctors didn't. Above all, the hope she instilled in our case was powerful.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
We did an IVF cycle before we met with Dr. Shanti. That first cycle with the other doctor failed. However, I responded fairly well to my stimulation, so Dr. Shanti made a few tweaks to optimize those results, but kept most of it the same (I do not remember the details). Our case is male factor infertility, and so she decided to have my husband do a testicular biopsy to get testicular sperm in addition to fresh samples on the morning of egg retrieval (which our previous IVF doctor cancelled his surgery due to finding sperm in his sample on the morning of). She wanted us to get both ejaculated sperm and testicular sperm and do ICSI with both sperm sources on my eggs. However, the biopsy was not successful (no sperm found) and we did not have enough fresh sperm to fertilize my eggs. She decided to freeze the remaining 9 eggs and place my husband on a different protocol with supplements for 4 months before attempting a second round of fertilization. We had good results the second time we fertilized and ended with a strong 5 day blastocyst. She found fluid in my uterus and decided to freeze the embryo and do a FET a few months later after the fluid cleared up. I got pregnant, but lost it within a week. We did not do genetic testing, but she suspects that there may have been a chromosomal issue with the embryo. She highly recommended we do PGS testing the next time we do IVF. She explained her rationale along the way and we trusted all her decisions. In the end, her decisions and tweaks along the way did get me pregnant, which provided me even more hope that I can get pregnant (and hopefully have a baby) in the future. She was very cautious and vigilant with our case and we felt she truly cared about our results. We did not feel like just a number.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aurora Fertility Services.
The nurses and staff were so wonderful! They were so invested in our case, appeared genuinely happy to see us for each appointment and provided a lot of emotional support. We truly felt welcomed and supported by the staff. They always took the time to explain things to us and check in on how we are doing.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
The clinic's strengths is that they are organized and coordinated. They provide a lot of support and consult on your case well. They even had the lab director sit with us in a meeting to go into more detail about our case and what his suggestions are from his perspective. They were able to help us work out a payment plan for our treatment and they communicated well with us. We felt heard and supported overall.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
IVF was about 10,500, ICSI was an additional 1,500-2,000. Our FET was about 4,600 (in addition to the IVF cost).
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
She did have strong opinions about the number of embryos transferred. Had we had more than one healthy embryo, she strongly suggested we only transfer one at a time as our case was male-factor infertility and I was young (26 at the time). She felt the risks of multiple pregnancy were too high. However, we only had one healthy embryo to transfer and so we did not have to challenge her protocol. Had we had multiple embryos, we would have wanted to transfer more than one, and would have pushed on this issue with her. However, we did not have multiple embryos and cannot speak to how that communication would have evolved.
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Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
Dr Shanti got to know me and my husband. She was kind and always talked to us like people instead of treatments. I even saw her in the grocery store well into my pregnancy and she gave me a big hug!... We were encouraged to transfer one embryo because we did a frozen transfer with generic testing and all of that gave us a higher chance for success. We probably could have pushed for two if we wanted to do that, but we felt like one was enough and that way we could keep our other (lower graded) embryos for later transfers
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
She’s very direct and to the point, which I appreciate. But there’s a real warmth and sense of caring about her too! I always thought that I was in good hands and knew what to expect (as much as possible at least).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr Shanti got to know me and my husband. She was kind and always talked to us like people instead of treatments. I even saw her in the grocery store well into my pregnancy and she gave me a big hug!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I loved the nursing staff here!! They were always our first point of contact and at times did a lot of heavy lifting in the fertility process. They were knowledgeable and passionate about the work. And they understood that I was a little crazy and needed all of the information all of the time!
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
I liked the clinic since it was inside a hospital. It was a one stop shop for everything you might need. Lab, surgery, embryo storage, all of it was right there onsite. The only thing was that you did need to use an outside pharmacy for medication, but I liked the pharmacy we used.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
My treatment was all out of pocket but I was able to set up payment plans and even receive a discount through the hospital system because we didn’t go through insurance. I don’t remember exactly how much everything cost, but I know IVF with medication (egg retrieval and transfer cycles plus storage of frozen embryos) was about $20k
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
We were encouraged to transfer one embryo because we did a frozen transfer with generic testing and all of that gave us a higher chance for success. We probably could have pushed for two if we wanted to do that, but we felt like one was enough and that way we could keep our other (lower graded) embryos for later transfers
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Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
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8
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Other
8
My husband and I did IVF with donated embryos...Dr. Shanti constantly adjusted my protocol. We had two canceled transfers due to poor uterine preparation. She then planned a hysteroscopy as a day surgery procedure to better understand why I wasn't responding as expected. She showed great empathy toward my husband and I with each set back. She was realistic about the setbacks and I feel she prepared us in general for what was next.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Other
8
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr. Shanti constantly adjusted my protocol. We had two canceled transfers due to poor uterine preparation. She then planned a hysteroscopy as a day surgery procedure to better understand why I wasn't responding as expected. She showed great empathy toward my husband and I with each set back. She was realistic about the setbacks and I feel she prepared us in general for what was next.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask about what is next or what to expect. I was under prepared for setbacks. I was prepared to not get pregnant but all the various struggles in between came as a surprise,
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr. Shanti and her staff were supportive of every step of the process. My husband and I did IVF with donated embryos, which was not one of the choices earlier. They helped us from contacting signing to IVF cycles.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
Birth control, menstrual cycle, ultrasound on day 5 of menses, lupron, vaginal estrogen, IM estrogen and progesterone with ultrasounds. FET. IM and vaginal protesterone through week 11 of pregnancy
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aurora Fertility Services. (Assigned nurse: Yes Diana K. )
The nursing staff at Dr. Shanti's office is excellent. Diana K was our primary RN and she was terrific. She returned every phone call, answered every question. She was kind, compassionate and empathetic.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
The clinic is excellent. Early morning hours, clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
I remember our FET was $3500 We had two cycles canceled prior to the FET and we were charged 1/2.
8
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
Operations
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3
Age
31
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
3
Dr. Shanti definitely knew what she was talking about, but she didn't do a great job explaining test results or answering my questions. I stopped seeing her due to communication issues and thought I could find another specialist who could explain things better. We did lots of testing with her but never got any answers.... We did fertility testing with her which took a pretty long time. She said my husbands numbers were low but didn't explain what was wrong. Besides blood testing, she ordered a pelvic ultrasound and an HSSG, both of which were normal.
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Age
31
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
3
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr. Shanti definitely knew what she was talking about, but she didn't do a great job explaining test results or answering my questions. I stopped seeing her due to communication issues and thought I could find another specialist who could explain things better. We did lots of testing with her but never got any answers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Make sure you are clear about what information you need and speak up if you don't understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
She was cold and didn't answer my questions
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
We did fertility testing with her which took a pretty long time. She said my husbands numbers were low but didn't explain what was wrong. Besides blood testing, she ordered a pelvic ultrasound and an HSSG, both of which were normal. We didn't get any answers from testing, but she recommended starting IUI right away. We were only in our first year of dealing with infertility and weren't ready for that yet. We ended up going to someone else and didn't pursue any treatment with her.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Extremely kind and good communicators.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
I was originally referred to Dr. Hayes but she was not taking new clients so we made an appointment with Dr. Shanti. We didn't know anything about her and she was not specifically recommended, so we were already disappointed going into the experience. The nursing staff was very kind and gracious. They did a great job communicating and showing compassion. However, Dr. Shanti did not have a good bedside manner and it was all business with her. We did a lot of testing and never got any answers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
I don't remember
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
We never dealt with this.
3
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
28 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
When we were in the room being diagnosed with the ectopic, she sat there holding my face, in tears with me just saying "I am so so sorry". ... Although sometimes she can be abrupt, you can tell she cares. She truly goes the extra mile for you. I feel welcomed with her during treatments. She takes the time to explain things, and really wants to make sure that you get it.
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Age
28 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Although sometimes she can be abrupt, you can tell she cares. She truly goes the extra mile for you. I feel welcomed with her during treatments. She takes the time to explain things, and really wants to make sure that you get it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
She's a little rough around the edges, but so worth it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
When we were in the room being diagnosed with the ectopic, she sat there holding my face, in tears with me just saying "I am so so sorry". Although she doesn't have the most warm bedside manner, it was the most humble I have ever seen her.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
I had an agonist protocol with a lupron down reg. 125 gonal F, 75 menopur, hCG trigger. 11 oocytes, 10 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 3 blasts. 1 euploid embro- female. Transferred with an estradiol valerate/IM progesterone protocol- ectopic
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
they do seem rushed, but they care- and you can see that. They were a bit understaffed, but some of the staff have turned over.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
They need new ultrasound equipment as it is a bit dated, but it is clean and there are always snacks and coffee in the waiting room. They usually run on time too unless Dr. Shanti gets caught in a surgery
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
IVF: 13,500, PGS: 2800, Meds: 4000
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
we did PGS, so we were only able to transfer 1. We ended up only having 1 embryo anyway
What specific things went wrong at Aurora Fertility Services?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
Operations
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6
Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other
6
Pros: Friendly, always explained the next step, personally called with test results. Cons: Did not explain a very complicated diagnosis thoroughly, also did not give me a referral to see a genetic counselor when I asked for one. Dr. Shanti said our only option was to do IVF which is simply not true, many people with a balanced translocation do choose IVF with PGS testing but many people have children naturally as well.
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other
6
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Pros: Friendly, always explained the next step, personally called with test results. Cons: Did not explain a very complicated diagnosis thoroughly, also did not give me a referral to see a genetic counselor when I asked for one. Dr. Shanti said our only option was to do IVF which is simply not true, many people with a balanced translocation do choose IVF with PGS testing but many people have children naturally as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Be sure to have her explain all of your options, and ask as many questions as you need to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr. Shanti was very friendly, however I felt like she could have taken more time during appointments and also with explaining our diagnosis and options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Compassionate, warm, easy to talk to.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
This clinical was nice because it had flexible scheduling, I was able to have my labs drawn right in the clinic rather than going to the lab department. It has a very helpful financial department, Angie was very helpful with working with my insurance company and explaining all costs to us. The clinic was clean and comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
Initial repeat loss panel was approximately $5000
6
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
from our very first consultation I appreciated everything about her [Dr. Shanti]. She is knowledgeable and won’t waste your time. When you get to the point of needing fertility treatment, you don’t want to wait another minute for a baby, so when we hit the ground running it was comforting. She was very thorough and told us everything she was doing and why...was in high demand but always greeted me with enthusiasm and knowledge about me and our infertility journey. She made me feel like her only patient and gave me great confidence in everything she said and did.
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Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Middle Eastern
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
I was warned in advance by a friend that Dr. Shanti was very blunt and that I might not like her, but from our very first consultation I appreciated everything about her. She is knowledgeable and won’t waste your time. When you get to the point of needing fertility treatment, you don’t want to wait another minute for a baby, so when we hit the ground running it was comforting. She was very thorough and told us everything she was doing and why.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Get ready because things are going to happen quickly and she’ll help you achieve your dreams of starting a family!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Dr. Shanti was in high demand but always greeted me with enthusiasm and knowledge about me and our infertility journey. She made me feel like her only patient and gave me great confidence in everything she said and did.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There seemed to be high turnover, but everyone was compassionate and helpful
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
The clinic was private, secure, and very clean. The office staff have some major gaps in their policies and procedures that had a negative impact on my experience. I would encourage any patient to stay on top of billing/insurance and don’t wait for the staff to keep you informed.
What specific things went wrong at Aurora Fertility Services?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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4
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
4
I personally liked [Dr] Shanti’s blunt nature but know other patients were very turned off by her bedside manner. She seems very rushed and the clinic [Aurora Fertility Services] seems understaffed. As a result, I always felt like a number that they were trying to move along in the process in order to get to the next patient. was told the clinic wouldn’t do multiple transfers because it could result in a high risk pregnancy. ...
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
4
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
I personally liked Shanti’s blunt nature but know other patients were very turned off by her bedside manner. She seems very rushed and the clinic seems understaffed. As a result, I always felt like a number that they were trying to move along in the process in order to get to the next patient. While the staff is nice, they seem to lack experience and knowledge.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Fight for yourself and ask a lot of questions...no one else is going to do it for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
While the staff is great and friendly, I felt they were desensitized to the process. I continually did additional research to understand whether there were different options to move foreword with, and felt I was always battling for myself. The clinic is so understaffed that the timeline continues to be extended for additional treatment.
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
I was told the clinic wouldn’t do multiple transfers because it could result in a high risk pregnancy.
4
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
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Nursing
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7
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
7
I’m early on in treatment with Dr Shanti. First appointment she was blunt & told me to lose weight. I didn’t like it at first because the truth hurts. Now I’m liking how direct & blunt she is. I’m looking forward to working with her more.... Walking through the hospital & inpatient on same floor felt weird at first [Aurora Fertility Services- West Allis] I came from a clinic that wasn’t in a hospital so it just had a different vibe. I got lost on my 2nd appointment because I went out the wrong exit. It was super confusing
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Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
7
How was your experience with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
I’m early on in treatment with Dr Shanti. First appointment she was blunt & told me to lose weight. I didn’t like it at first because the truth hurts. Now I’m liking how direct & blunt she is. I’m looking forward to working with her more.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Have a list of questions along.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services?
Let me ask questions.
Describe the protocols Aida Shanti used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
My “What’s Next” appointment is this next week so then we will know a lot more.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very knowledgeable & caring.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
Walking through the hospital & inpatient on same floor felt weird at first. I came from a clinic that wasn’t in a hospital so it just had a different vibe. I got lost on my 2nd appointment because I went out the wrong exit. It was super confusing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aida Shanti at Aurora Fertility Services.
N/A
Describe Aida Shanti's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
n/a
7
Doctor
Aida Shanti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
West Allis
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