How was your experience with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
Erica Wang is conservative in treatment, your overall health is of utmost importance, she is optimistic and gives hope even when dealing with the difficult topic of infertility. She is very clear in her explanations and why certain treatments are being chosen over others, she values your voice in discussing overall treatment plan and care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
Have your questions ready, she is great about going through each question and making sure everyone is on the same page
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai?
Constant communication , availability, she would call and check in, she got to know me and my husband well
Describe the protocols Erica Wang used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai and their degree of success.
First 2 IUIs was with letrozole , with letrozole being chosen because it showed more success with PCOS. Next 7 IUIs was with clomid because my body responded better to the Clomid. Next was an egg retrieval cycle that would be a frozen embryo transfer after genetic testing. Started with Estrace prior to cycle day one, then ultrasound on cycle day 2 and started injections that night. The injection protocol was 2 injections the first few nights, then added another to ward off ovulation, then trigger shot prior to egg retrieval. Unfortunately the egg retrieval did not produce embryos for transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Cedars-Sinai. (Assigned nurse: Hazel and Katy)
Nursing staff was amazing, many had gone through fertility treatments as well so have their personal stories of success and failure, all available via phone,email, quick response time
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
The entire staff is knowledgeable and familiar with the most current/ up to date infertility treatments. They are open and honest from the beginning that this is a journey that will take time. During failures and loss, they hold your hand and continue to stay positive and give you hope. They answer all questions no matter how crazy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai.
All IUIs were covered under insurance. Egg retrieval was around 6,000 for the clinic care, additional costs for retrieval clinic
Describe Erica Wang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Cedars-Sinai.
Dr. Wang is more conservative and prefers single embryo transfers