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...