How was your experience with Bruce Tjaden at Center for Reproductive Medicine in Kansas?
Dr. Tjaden is a very unique doctor! He is very honest, very knowledgeable but very passionate about the emotional well being of the me as the patient and my husband and I as a couple! He is so kind and very honest about the risks, success rate and medical protocol but I couldn’t imagine going through this not knowing all of that information.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Bruce Tjaden at Center for Reproductive Medicine in Kansas?
Do not leave if you have any questions or concerns! Ask any and all questions even if he’s just giving you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ simple answers. Don’t be afraid to ask him to elaborate!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Bruce Tjaden at Center for Reproductive Medicine in Kansas?
Everytime i walked into the clinic, they all knew me and my husband and always talked to us and took great care of us.
Describe the protocols Bruce Tjaden used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine in Kansas and their degree of success.
We were male factor so he told me he didn’t want me to get tons of eggs because I’m a healthy 24 year old who is dealing with a husband with no sperm. He had me on Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide, HCG trigger and progesterone post egg retrieval. At my retrieval, I had 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, 11 fertilized and 6 day 5 healthy embryos. One 5AA embryo was transferred and I am currently 8 weeks pregnant. The other 5 embryos have been frozen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Reproductive Medicine in Kansas. (Assigned nurse: Megan)
Megan was absolutely amazing! She always called me back ASAP when I had a question, was always available on email even on a Friday night at 10pm and she was so kind and even gave us free meds because we needed one more dose of menopur! She was amazing!
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine in Kansas.
My clinic was smaller so it was very nice to be known by the staff and have appointments readily available! As a new patient, make sure you meet all the nurses because not all the nurses work with all the doctors. I loved how peaceful the clinic was and how positive and happy all the staff was when you’re dealing with lots of injections and hormones!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Bruce Tjaden at Center for Reproductive Medicine in Kansas.
I paid $4,000 to Dr. Tjaden for monitoring and everything.
I paid $7,000 to KU Med in Kansas City and that included all of my egg retrieval and transfer needs! Including anesthesia and all of that.
Describe Bruce Tjaden's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Reproductive Medicine in Kansas.
I wanted to transfer two embryos but Dr. Tjaden was 100% against it because I am 24 and healthy and he told me he knew I would get pregnant and he didn’t want me to deal with multiples or miscarriage. He told me ‘just because we transfer 2 it doesn’t mean you’ll be pregnant with 2 and it honestly doesn’t increase your chances of pregnancy.’ So we did one and are so happy we did!