Emre Seli

Yale University

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Medical SchoolIstanbul U.
ResidencyYale
FellowshipYale
New Haven
150 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
203-785-4708
Stamford
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06912
(203) 341-8899
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Emre Seli to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 50%Don't recommend: 50%6
2 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 50% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
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
8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6
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 Yale University to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 51%Neutral: 32%Don't recommend: 17%7.9
24 assessments
  • 51% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 32% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
2
Age
31 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
2
I felt Dr. Seli works hard to be personable, caring and to answer all questions thoroughly. My husband very much liked him and felt comfortable with his care and he tends to hate all doctors! However there have been times he has forgotten important details during my treatment - like medications I was taking/not taking, which I believe adversely affected one of my IVF cycles. I also found him to be focused on the treatment part of things to the point of being dismissive of the human repercussions of undergoing years of fertility treatment, both physical and emotional.
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Age
31 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
South Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
2
How was your experience with Emre Seli at Yale University?
I covered most of this in the "number vs human" questions. Dr. Seli is extremely knowledgeable, but he does not always explain things in a way I understand clearly so I rely on the nurses to take the time to clarify. He is also dismissive of the emotional/physical costs of fertility treatment - I do not expect him to hold my hand, or even to listen to emotional concerns, but any concern I have brought up about struggles with the process has usually felt like he just brushes it off. He is also dismissive of any supportive or holistic modalities to improve fertility - he told me acupuncture would have no benefit unless "I was just feeling really stressed out" maybe it would help me relax - again always this response that made me feel an implication I was weaker than other women or struggling more than I should! I finally consulted a nutritionist and acupuncturist on my own, without telling my doctor, and that was the cycle when I finally conceived!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emre Seli at Yale University?
I felt Dr. Seli works hard to be personable, caring and to answer all questions thoroughly. My husband very much liked him and felt comfortable with his care and he tends to hate all doctors! However there have been times he has forgotten important details during my treatment - like medications I was taking/not taking, which I believe adversely affected one of my IVF cycles. I also found him to be focused on the treatment part of things to the point of being dismissive of the human repercussions of undergoing years of fertility treatment, both physical and emotional. For example, when I asked if they had recommendations for local support groups, he seemed taken aback and made me feel very uncomfortable, stating, "well if YOU'RE having a really hard time with this..." as if I was particularly weak or overemotional in some way. Every time I have mentioned struggling with some painful or invasive aspect of the protocol (such as doing multiple SHGs which have been painful for me) he has brushed it off - literally just chuckling when I mentioned how much I was struggling with the daily progesterone injections for weeks on end. So I have had multiple negative experiences over the years, but thank god for the nurses who take the time to explain everything in depth, provide a listening ear, acknowledge the emotional strain of the process, and have given me practical and helpful ways to manage the physical symptoms and side effects (e.g. prescribing smaller gauge needles which have helped with the bruising, etc).
Describe the protocols Emre Seli used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
I did 4 cycles of IUI - the first was canceled due to hyperstimulation with Clomid. I used Letrozole all of the other cycles, and used Ovidrel for the trigger shot. All were negative. I did one IVF cycle during which, due to elevated progesterone levels, we could not do a fresh transfer after so froze all embryos. I used Follistim, Menopur, Cetrotide, Crinone, and hcg for the trigger shot. I used birth control to time my cycle. During my frozen cycles, I have used progesterone in oil injections, Crinone vaginal progesterone inserts, and Estrace pills. Typically a few weeks of estrogen supplementation prior to starting injections and vaginal progesterone supplementation for 6 nights prior to the transfer, then continuing all meds until the pregnancy test. My first FET was negative, the second was chemical pregnancy, and I am now 6 weeks pregnant after completing my third transfer. All were single embryo transfers.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses have kept me going during my years of treatment here! They are so compassionate, kind, knowledgeable and if there is something they don't know, they get answers for you right away. They are very response to the online portal for messaging (MOST of the time...) My only complaint would be that none of the morning nurses that do bloodwork seem to be very skilled - anytime I go to an actual lab, the phlebotomists have NO trouble finding a vein, and it is usually quick and painless. I have NEVER been told I have "bad" veins before coming to this clinic, where I am regularly stuck several times, left badly bruised, and the nurses often move the needle around or go in at a weird angle that makes it very painful. This wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't sometimes going every 1-2 days during a cycle! Once I learned that I can ask to have my blood draw done at the actual lab downstairs outside the clinic, it dramatically improved my experience as they do it in seconds, though I always fee bad/uncomfortable asking!
Describe your experience with Yale University.
Strengths: morning monitoring visits are fast and efficient. Do not expect this to be a time when you'll ask a lot of questions or consult with anybody - they are trying to get everyone in and out in time for work! Show up by 6:30-6:45 am if you want to be toward the front of the line if you need to get out quickly. Weaknesses: NOT holistic - overly medicalized and seem to scoff at supportive measures like fertility, emotional support like groups or psychotherapy, nutritional support, yoga, etc. You will likely see a different doctor/fellow at every visit, except for your scheduled cycle planning visits with your main doctor. Not all the fellows are as skilled with that vaginal wand...
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Yale University.
Morning monitoring is done between 7 am and 8 am on weekdays, and 7:15 to 8:15 on weekends. Some days there are only a few of us, on others there are over 20. It's on a first come, first served basis, so many are waiting by 6:30 am so they can get in and out and to work on time. I always found the actual process quick and efficient once they started and I was typically out within 10-15 min of signing in. I have heard others in line complain about delays but after 7 different cycles here, I always found it incredibly efficient!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emre Seli at Yale University.
Not sure, as I was lucky to have insurance cover most of my costs. I had a high deductible plan when I started and I hit our $6000 deductible just from the testing procedures they required! I changed jobs/insurance and since then have paid nothing out of pocket but I have used up all my benefits now so if we have to continue, we'll find out how much everything will really cost....
Describe Emre Seli's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Yale University.
Dr. Seli supported my decision to transfer single embryos each time. I was on the fence after two failed cycles, but he told me the chances of conceiving with multiple embryos is only marginally higher, but for those who do conceive, the chance of have multiples (which I REALLY do not want) was at least 30%. I initially opted to transfer two embryos for my final cycle, but after considering the risks of a multiple pregnancy, I changed my mind and went back to SET. Dr. Seli allowed me to make the choice of what I felt most comfortable doing.
What specific things went wrong at Yale University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Emre Seli
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Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Yale University
New Haven
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10
Age
37 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Dr Seli is honest, real and empathetic. He takes the time to listen and accepts feedback. He will spend as much time as needed to talk to us and thoroughly answer all of our questions and concerns and tells us the truth about our ability to conceive with the various treatments.... Dr Seli was very clear with his expectations (or lack thereof) in that we were only doing this as it was cheap and so that the insurance company would allow us to move onto IVF.
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Age
37 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Emre Seli at Yale University?
Dr Seli is honest, real and empathetic. He takes the time to listen and accepts feedback. He will spend as much time as needed to talk to us and thoroughly answer all of our questions and concerns and tells us the truth about our ability to conceive with the various treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emre Seli at Yale University?
Feel free to ask Dr Seli ALL the questions you want. Come to appointments prepared and don’t leave until you are satisfied with the answers. He will listen and answer all questions and concerns you may have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emre Seli at Yale University?
Dr Seli really spends the time to thoroughly discuss the process, concerns and results. He is honest and forthcoming and laughs at all of our infertility jokes. We always go in with many questions and he takes the time to patiently answer them all.
Describe the protocols Emre Seli used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
So far, we have completed three cycles of clomid, using a trigger shot with the third. Dr Seli was very clear with his expectations (or lack thereof) in that we were only doing this as it was cheap and so that the insurance company would allow us to move onto IVF. (We have an $11k lifetime maximum of fertility benefits) We then moved onto an IVF cycle, which only produced two decent sized follicles, so we turned that into an (unsuccessful) IUI. It should be noted that Dr Seli was out of the country when we had the two follicles result and Dr Mak called me and spent nearly a half hour on the phone empathizing with our situation and helping me work through the decision as to how to proceed (we literally had just two hours to decide) with the cycle. She even provided me with her mobile phone number and invited me to share it with my fiancé so that he could call her with questions/concerns. We chose to not “waste” those two follicles and turn the cycle into an IUI. Again, Dr Mak was extremely honest in that our chances of conceiving with the IUI were not that great, especially because I had done an additional three days of stims to even get those follicles large enough. We still wanted to try. When we returned to the office to discuss next steps/cost of IVF with Dr Seli (completely out-of-pocket) he was honest that at my age and with our unexplained infertility in addition to the limited success with our previous cycle in getting follicles to grow, our expectation should be to only get one healthy embryo (max). We then brought up the possibility of using known donor eggs (from someone in her early twenties, married, with two beautiful children) for the next cycle. Well, Dr Seli’s eyes lit up! We then very bluntly asked him what our chances were with my eggs vs a very healthy donor’s eggs and he honestly told us less than 10% vs greater than 60%. Well all my fiancé and I did was look at each other, look back at Dr Seli and say, okay, what do we have to do to use our donor? We have just started the donor testing and hope to get this party started in the next month or two. To be continued...
Describe your experience with your nurse at Yale University. (Assigned nurse: Joanne)
Our nurse is so kind, empathetic and responds right away to questions or concerns. Joanne is the best!
Describe your experience with Yale University.
The clinic is clean, coordinated and caring. Privacy is taken seriously and all of the staff we have encountered are knowledgeable and kind. Morning monitoring is on a first-come, first-served basis and is done early and quickly enough to get to work on time. By early afternoon, you typically have heard from your nurse and can check the online portal for your results and a detailed report of what the next steps are (return in X days, increase/decrease/start/stop Z medicine). Everything is very clear and there’s no way to misunderstand anything about how your treatment is going to proceed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emre Seli at Yale University.
So far, we have only used our insurance benefits. To be continued...
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Doctor
Emre Seli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Yale University
New Haven
Nursing
Operations
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