Elena Yanushpolsky

Brigham & Women's Hospital

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolHarvard
ResidencyHarvard
FellowshipHarvard
Boston
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-4222
South Shore
1032 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA 02190
(781) 682-4564
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Elena Yanushpolsky to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 16%8.9
5 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 16% Neutral (7-8)
  • 16% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Brigham & Women's Hospital to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 8%8.9
72 assessments
  • 72% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 8% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Yanushpolsky has been awesome so far. She’s thorough, kind, and compassionate. She reassures me and doesn’t mind to take the time to answer all of my questions. She listens to me and plans my treatment accordingly. As a single woman trying to have a baby, it’s easy to lean toward judgement but Dr. Yanushpolsky didn’t seem to mind; she was just as glad to help me.... Dr. Yanushpolsky and I decided to do four rounds of natural IUI
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Yanushpolsky has been awesome so far. She’s thorough, kind, and compassionate. She reassures me and doesn’t mind to take the time to answer all of my questions. She listens to me and plans my treatment accordingly. As a single woman trying to have a baby, it’s easy to lean toward judgement but Dr. Yanushpolsky didn’t seem to mind; she was just as glad to help me. I found the idea of going to an RE intimidating and still do but Dr. Yanushpolsky makes it less stressful. I don’t have any complaints yet but I’ll be sure to update you if things change.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Yanushpolsky is upbeat and tends to move fast- don’t be afraid to ask questions! She’s happy to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She has always been warm and kind. She takes the time to explain everything and it’s easy to get an appointment.
Describe the protocols Elena Yanushpolsky used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
Dr. Yanushpolsky and I decided to do four rounds of natural IUI. She explained that because of my age (27) and the results of my blood work/HSG we would try without medication and follow up if I wasn’t pregnant after four cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Kathy C. )
Kathy has been helpful and easy to get a hold of- she always responds promptly to my messages.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The front desk staff are kind and knowledgeable. I had an amazing experience when I went for my first IUI. The medical assistant who checked me in was really nice; she allowed me to be a part of the whole process, and even explained what she was doing along the way. At the end she allowed me and friends view the sperm under the microscope! Very cool!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I paid a little over 200 before the procedure, which was the fee for the doctor. The remained was billed to me- I think around 500 dollars.
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Doctor
Elena Yanushpolsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Educational Resources
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7
Age
37 - 42
Treated
2006 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
It was my first time as a fertility patient so it was definitely an overwhelming experience. Dr. Y [Yanushpolsky] was very practical and knowledgeable. She has a lot of strengths but the office was so busy that there could have been more help for newbies like myself...Do you research, be prepared as you won't have a lot of individual time with Dr. Y. She cares tho and is very professional and knowledgeable.
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Age
37 - 42
Treated
2006 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
It was my first time as a fertility patient so it was definitely an overwhelming experience. Dr. Y was very practical and knowledgeable. She has a lot of strengths but the office was so busy that there could have been more help for newbies like myself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Do you research, be prepared as you won't have a lot of individual time with Dr. Y. She cares tho and is very professional and knowledgeable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
It was busy practice so the front office staff and Dr. Y really didn't get to know you very well. As a patient you spend more time with the blood lab and ultrasound people. I was very fortunate to get pregnant on my 3rd IUI with Dr. Y. I was with a more local doctor when trying for my second years later.
Describe the protocols Elena Yanushpolsky used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
Back in 2006, insurance companies were still requiring the 3 IUIs first so that's what we did and my 3rd IUI was successful and now my beautiful daughter is almost 10 :) I was happy that my insurance covered the injectable pen then as it was relatively new and less intimidating than the thicker ones they had then.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It was a long time ago. My experience varied depending on who I got to see. Some had more bedside manner than others.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Since it's at the Brigham, it can be overwhelming given all the other focus areas of the hospital overall. Do your homework and prepare to make the most of your time there. I remember sitting in an orientation clinic with a large group of hopeful parents-to-be and getting a large folder of information. It was overwhelming but doable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I was fortunate that my insurance picked up most of my care.
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Doctor
Elena Yanushpolsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
6
She [Dr. Elena Yanushpolsky] recommended to move directly to IVF due to my abdominal pain from endometriosis. She was honest that IUI would not be the right plan for me and would just prolong pain. I started with the pre-treatment testing and then moved to treatment. I started with birth control and then injection for several days with close monitoring via blood work and ultrasound. I had a HCG trigger and then egg retrieval. They then did a 5 day fresh transfer one one embryo
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
6
How was your experience with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
The only down side is she was always far behind on her schedule, but it was usually because she had emergencies. She was thoughtful and thorough. She listened to my concerns and responded accordingly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Make sure you have time for the appointments. As things may take some time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She is kind and thoughtful.
Describe the protocols Elena Yanushpolsky used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
She recommended to move directly to IVF due to my abdominal pain from endometriosis. She was honest that IUI would not be the right plan for me and would just prolong pain. I started with the pre-treatment testing and then moved to treatment. I started with birth control and then injection for several days with close monitoring via blood work and ultrasound. I had a HCG trigger and then egg retrieval. They then did a 5 day fresh transfer one one embryo.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
During my cycle the staff were great and very responsive. After my cycle I needed paperwork for insurance and I couldn’t get anyone to return my call. It took weeks before I got a response and then was never able to get what I needed.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
They were kind and thorough. They have a lot going on and it lead to long waits for monitoring some mornings. They were responsive when I was in cycle, but not after I was done. They did not call to update me as my embryos grew, but that may have been related to the study we participated in.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
There were many women in the waiting room and some morning they didn’t have enough techs. This lead to long waits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I was lucky to have good insurance coverage due to mandatory coverage in Massachusetts.
Describe Elena Yanushpolsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
We participated in a study that required single embryo transfer. If we didn’t participate In the study our doctor still have strongly recommended eset. That recommended was based on my age and experience.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Elena Yanushpolsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
Dr Yanushpolsky was very thorough in explaining the issues I was facing medically and why I had suffered miscarriages in the past. She was sympathetic but clear and concise in explaining how she would address the issues...she met with me and explained clomid was not what was needed and I tried one round of Ovidrel as she prescribed and was pregnant that month and had my son.
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I had visited 2 other reproductive endocrinologists prior to Dr Yanushpolsky and I found them to have "better" bedside manner but they were not as results oriented as Dr Y. Although she wasn't as chatty or warm as others I had seen she was very nice and very to the point. I felt very confident in her understanding and her care plan for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Don't expect hugs, but expect results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Yanushpolsky was very thorough in explaining the issues I was facing medically and why I had suffered miscarriages in the past. She was sympathetic but clear and concise in explaining how she would address the issues.
Describe the protocols Elena Yanushpolsky used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I had been on clomid for months and had experienced 3 miscarriages. Dr Yanushpolsky ran a new set of blood tests and arranged several tests to check my ovaries, eggs and fallopian tubes. As soon as the results of these tests were available she met with me and explained clomid was not what was needed and I tried one round of Ovidrel as she prescribed and was pregnant that month and had my son.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every nurse and staff member that I encountered was very kind and compassionate and great at their job. I can't say enough good things about my experiences with them!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The tests and Ovidrel were covered by my insurance
Describe Elena Yanushpolsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
NA
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Doctor
Elena Yanushpolsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
She [Dr Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's] was very cold but she was an excellent doctor. She was always right about her predictions...She was cold and blunt. However, I always felt very confident about her knowledge. She explained everything in detail and answered all my questions. She opened appointment times to fit me in. She's up to date with the current fertility research. Her nurses were always very nice.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
How was your experience with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She was cold and blunt. However, I always felt very confident about her knowledge. She explained everything in detail and answered all my questions. She opened appointment times to fit me in. Shes up to date with the current fertiliy research. Her nurses were always very nice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Trust her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She was very cold but she was an excellent doctor. She was always right about her predictions.
Describe the protocols Elena Yanushpolsky used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
Natural frozen cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very friendly!
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Very professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I only paid 150 out of pocket.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Elena Yanushpolsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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