How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Dr. Witz is very knowledgeable, with a fantastic bed side manor. He gives accurate information with compassion for the patients feelings and needs. Visits with Dr. Witz were always pleasant. When dealing with sensitive or unfortunate news, he delivered the news in a professional and kind manor, explaining all the details, options, and shared sadness over the news.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Be patient, the process can be a long one. Worthwhile, but long.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Dr. Witz is wonderful, he has a fantastic bedside manor that makes you feel like a friend versus a patient. He gives information very matter of fact, but also gives information with compassion.
Describe the protocols Craig Witz used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Due to a low hormone/egg reserve, and hyseroscopy, the best route was to pursue IVF. I feel that the treatment was pretty routine, but the dosages adjusted to fit me personally. We did genetic testing so that we knew what the best embryo option was for us. Things proceeded as normal through the transfer process. We did have success becoming pregnant. However, at week 5, I experienced bleeding. I was fortunate to see Dr. Witz that day, and my hormones were adjusted immediately. I was seen weekly at that point. Unfortunately around week 7-ish, we experienced loss of the pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I enjoyed the nursing staff at the clinic. The phlebotomist was wonderful! Almost never hurt when drawing blood. She is also super compassionate and friendly! I didn't always get the warm and fuzzy feeling from all the nurses, but I do feel like they cared about me as a person, not a patient, and they were always super helpful and prompt in responses.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
I feel that the clinic is a welcoming and friendly place. I also feel that they are super efficient in seeing patients timely. I also feel that sometimes the efficientness can be perceived as a weakness, not allowing time to for the patient to ask all questions to feel 100% comfortable. However, anytime I needed any extra attention, I do feel that I was given the time needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute.
For us, the costs seemed high, especially having no idea of what the costs were before the process. We did receive a military discount, from my husband's time in the army, so that helped a little. With meds, proceedures, genetic testing, storing of embryos for a year, and everything else, we were close to $23,000, for one cycle, one transfer.
Describe Craig Witz's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Institute.
Dr. Witz gave us all the statistics and success rates of single transfer versus transferring two embryos. That information along with genetic testing led us to elect to transfer one embryo.