How was your experience with Brandon Bankowski at Oregon Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bankowski has a way of being clear and direct while also calm and caring. My husband and I always felt we had a good understanding of every step. He provided us with multiple forms of education and I think that really helped. When describing things he would also make drawings and notes and we were always sent home with those notes. It was a great reference to jog the memory and help us feel empowered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brandon Bankowski at Oregon Reproductive Medicine?
Listen. He has so much knowledge and great advice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brandon Bankowski at Oregon Reproductive Medicine?
Everyone at ORM from the front desk, phlebotomy, RNs, and Dr Bankowski made a point to always be present when interacting with me. I never felt rushed.
Describe the protocols Brandon Bankowski used in your cycles at Oregon Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Egg retrieval: good responder antagonist protocol. Birthcrontrol for suppression. Dexamtheasone, ASA, menopur 1-2, follistim 150-200, ganirelix. Leuprolide trigger. Resulted in 13 eggs retrieved. All mature. Dr Bankowski had hoped for more eggs to be retrieved however met the goal for mature eggs. No Over stim symptoms. Eggs fetilized with icsi. 8 made it to day 5. Biopsy for ccs testing. One mosaic the other 7 are chrom. Normal all top quality embryos.
FET: Deleatrogen no Lupron protocol. Birth control for suppression. Delestrogen 0.3-0.25, doxycycline, medrol 1 tab, PIO 1-2 ml, after positive pregnancy test slow transition to endometrin and taper off both that and PIO around 12 weeks gestation. Delivered at 42 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Rachel )
Rachel was always clear and concise. She was available by phone anytime I had a question.
Describe your experience with Oregon Reproductive Medicine.
Strength. Everyone is there to make sure you have a positive experience. They are calm and supportive. They celebrate your victories with you.
I really enjoyed that everything happened in the same building. I always felt comfortable because I knew exactly where I was going and what the environment would be like.
Weakness. In Portland proper. I live and work in the suburbs so I had to commute into town for appointments before driving back to the suburbs for work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brandon Bankowski at Oregon Reproductive Medicine.
From our first appointment we had a very clear breakdown of costs. We met with the financial counselor the same day we met Dr. Bankowski. They provided an estimate worksheet that estimated cost at $28922 for all testing, egg retrieval, Icsi, ccs, FET, one yer embryo storage and freezing, meds. Our actual cost ended up being $28206.
Describe Brandon Bankowski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Bankowski very clearly outlined he pros and cons of single to multiple embryo transfers. He helped us make an informed decision based o our circumstances and risks that single embryo transfer was the beat choice for us.