How was your experience with Ertug Kovanci at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Dr. Kovanchi is professional and explains well when asked about things. However, sometimes I felt like he could have done more to help me prepare for my cycle. If I asked what to eat, about supplements, acupuncture etc. he just said he doesn't really believe it makes a difference. After my failed cycle, and researching on my own, I believe it could have made a difference. He is very compassionate which I liked.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ertug Kovanci at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Do your own research too. Don't just rely on what the Doctor tells you. Ask many questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ertug Kovanci at Houston Fertility Specialists?
I did not see my Doctor very often, and felt like a number until the actual retrieval. During the retrieval, transfer and follow up after failed IVF he was warm and attentive.
Describe the protocols Ertug Kovanci used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol. I started on what he called normal dosage and was increased along my 12 days of stimming. He wanted as many eggs as possible. I ended up with 27 eggs, 16 mature, 5 fertilized and 1 blast made it to day 5. Negative beta.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The Katy nurse (Juanita) was wonderful. The Fannin Street nurses were not. I felt the lack of communication and attention to detail was a huge stressor for me during my cycle. The nurses in the lab where my procedures were done were excellent! Loved them all!
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Specialists.
Great lab and nurses at the lab. No long waits which I really enjoyed. I did not like how I thought all my monitoring was going to be done in Katy but then half the time I had to go downtown because the Doctors were out of the Katy office. I did like my Doctor for the most part as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ertug Kovanci at Houston Fertility Specialists.
$12000 for the IVF cycle, $550 for anaestesia, $1200 for monitoring, $1000 for freezing embryo + $3500 for medications
Describe Ertug Kovanci's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Specialists.
I only had one blast so there was no choice to make. I would have done eSET if I had more.
What specific things went wrong at Houston Fertility Specialists?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Failed to call with results
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Houston Fertility Specialists.
Issues with timely responses from nurses.
Conflicting dosage between my online flow chart and the communication I was given.
Lack of overview of the process.