Frank Yelian

Life IVF Center

Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 48%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 34%7.5
48% strongly recommend
31 reviews
Humanity
7.2
7.2
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
7.5
7.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4.6
4.6
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
7.5
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
Zhejiang U.
Residency
Zhejiang U.
Fellowship
Wayne State

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Frank Yelian works at

Life IVF Center
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 52%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 31%7.3

At 1 office

Irvine
3500 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92606
949-788-1133
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31 patient reviews

Verified

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2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 39 - 40
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
5th of 5 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
This clinic [LIFE IVF Center] is a last-ditch stop for women with DOR or POF to use their own eggs. There really aren't many other options out there...Be your own advocate! This is the most disorganized fertility office I have been to...You never communicated with the same staff, and they do not answer about 50% of their emails. Some are not native English speakers, which is fine and of course is common in CA, and are extremely difficult to communicate with over the phone. I had 4 egg retrieval cycles and one transfer, and every cycle had an annoying communication error.
This clinic [LIFE IVF Center] is a last-ditch stop for women with DOR or POF to use their own eggs. There really aren't many other options out there...Be your own advocate! This is the most disorganized fertility office I have been to...You never communicated with the same staff, and they do not answer about 50% of their emails. Some are not native English speakers, which is fine and of course is common in CA, and are extremely difficult to communicate with over the phone. I had 4 egg retrieval cycles and one transfer, and every cycle had an annoying communication error.
How was your experience with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
This clinic is a last-ditch stop for women with DOR or POF to use their own eggs. There really aren't many other options out there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
Be your own advocate! This is the most disorganized fertility office I have been to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
Office very disorganized and I had to manage my own case each cycle
Describe the protocols Frank Yelian used in your cycles at Life IVF Center and their degree of success.
Mini-IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Life IVF Center.
You never communicated with the same staff, and they do not answer about 50% of their emails. Some are not native English speakers, which is fine and of course is common in CA, and are extremely difficult to communicate with over the phone. I had 4 egg retrieval cycles and one transfer, and every cycle had an annoying communication error.
Describe your experience with Life IVF Center.
Poor communication. You never see Dr. Y unless it is in a procedure room. Whenever you talk with any of the doctors, they dismiss your concerns.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center.
3 mini cycles are about $13,000, including ICSI, excluding monitoring. Cycle management frustration is included gratis. :)
What specific things went wrong at Life IVF Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Frank Yelian
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
6
Clinic
Life IVF Center
Irvine
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Frank Yelian] is dirct to the point , no wasting time . Created a plan , and it was successful first try . Being over 40 and failled ivf with others I researched how high amounts of drugs and hormones damage fragile egg quality , Dr Yelian understands this and does not pump you with meds . I love that ! Easy on the body guided miminal stimulation resulted in my baby girl.
[Life IVF Center has] Good communication for ivf out of state . It is last minute instructions after reviewing labs so be ready to make fast appointments for Ultrasound. Nurses cares for me and gave warm blankets...Clean , comfortable and amazing fact dr yelian drove for me from Irvine clinic ! The only thing I d suggest following up for your PGA test because they said to wait 3 weeks but it was ready in 5 days and no one called .
How was your experience with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
He is dirct to the point , no wasting time . Created a plan , and it was successful first try . Being over 40 and failled ivf with others I researched how high amounts of drugs and hormones damage fragile egg quality , Dr Yelian understands this and does not pump you with meds . I love that ! Easy on the body guided miminal stimulation resulted in my baby girl. Doing ivf out of state was smooth and worth the drive. He did the retrieval successfully and transfer successfully, Dr Yelian is the only doctor that will make yout dream of baby come true .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
He is the only doctor you ll need .
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
Excellent follow up , clear instructions, directly to the point instead of chatting how many cups of coffee per day I drink . He called created a plan and we did it .
Describe the protocols Frank Yelian used in your cycles at Life IVF Center and their degree of success.
We did 25mg low dose chlomid 2 shots low low dose gonal f beginning cycle 2 low dose shots of menopur towards ovulation
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Life IVF Center.
Good communication for ivf out of state . It is last minute instructions after reviewing labs so be ready to make fast appointments for Ultrasound. Nurses cares for me and gave warm blankets
Describe your experience with Life IVF Center.
I drive to arcadia location , it was perfect for my dr from Vegas. Clean , comfortable and amazing fact dr yelian drove for me from Irvine clinic ! The only thing I d suggest following up for your PGA test because they said to wait 3 weeks but it was ready in 5 days and no one called .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center.
One round ivf about 6300$ Inc one testing. PGA was 1000$ sperm freeze 800 , transfer 4000 $ they have package deals for 2 or 3 ivfs too .
10
Doctor
Frank Yelian
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Life IVF Center
Irvine
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 23 - 24
Donor Eggs
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Frank Yelian] always makes sure you are comfortable and know exactly what is going on. He helped us beyond what anyone could imagine and made sure that we would have a family through this process. Never did I feel as if we were a number Dr.Yelian and his entire staff made us feel like family...3 transfers with donor eggs 2 fresh 1 frozen ( current pregnancy) Medications used during treatment: PIO, endometrin, estrace..knows what he is taking about. Trust him and trust the process.
Julie [nurse at Life IVF Center] was basically our rock through this entire process. She was there whenever I needed her which was often with all of my questions! She made sure that we were completely comfortable with every decision and that we understood exactly what was going on...Losing both of my ovaries before the age of 18 was beyond devastating to me and I never thought I would be able to carry a child. Life Ivf Center was dedicated to ensure that this was not my reality. After two failed transfers they could have given up but they didn’t they pushed me to keep going and now I am pregnant with our miracle baby.
How was your experience with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
If you are trying to find an amazing clinic that actually cares about you as a person not just a as a number you have found the place! I can not even begin to say how much Life Ivf Center changed our lives. They made the impossible possible and were beyond generous in doing so. I don’t think I could ever do anything to thank them enough. Losing both of my ovaries before the age of 18 was beyond devastating to me and I never thought I would be able to carry a child. Life Ivf Center was dedicated to ensure that this was not my reality. After two failed transfers they could have given up but they didn’t they pushed me to keep going and now I am pregnant with our miracle baby. Dr. Yelian, Julie, JoJo and the entire staff at Life Ivf Center made us feel like family. We were greeted every time with hugs, encouraged by all of the staff and checked up on even when they did not have to. I can not recommend Life Ivf enough. If you’re searching stop you’ve found just where you need to be!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
Be confident that you have chose the right clinic Dr. Yelian knows what he is taking about. Trust him and trust the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
Dr. Yelian always makes sure you are comfortable and know exactly what is going on. He helped us beyond what anyone could imagine and made sure that we would have a family through this process. Never did I feel as if we were a number Dr.Yelian and his entire staff made us feel like family.
Describe the protocols Frank Yelian used in your cycles at Life IVF Center and their degree of success.
3 transfers with donor eggs 2 fresh 1 frozen ( current pregnancy) Medications used during treatment: PIO, endometrin, estrace.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Life IVF Center. (Assigned nurse: Julie Alvarado )
Julie was basically our rock through this entire process. She was there whenever I needed her which was often with all of my questions! She made sure that we were completely comfortable with every decision and that we understood exactly what was going on. Flying in from out of state was stressful but she always made sure to accommodate us the best that she could and always checked on us Incase we had any questions or concerns I can’t thank her enough!
Describe your experience with Life IVF Center.
If you are trying to find an amazing clinic that actually cares about you as a person not just a as a number you have found the place! I can not even begin to say how much Life Ivf Center changed our lives. They made the impossible possible and were beyond generous in doing so. I don’t think I could ever do anything to thank them enough. Losing both of my ovaries before the age of 18 was beyond devastating to me and I never thought I would be able to carry a child. Life Ivf Center was dedicated to ensure that this was not my reality. After two failed transfers they could have given up but they didn’t they pushed me to keep going and now I am pregnant with our miracle baby. Dr. Yelian, Julie, JoJo and the entire staff at Life Ivf Center made us feel like family. We were greeted every time with hugs, encouraged by all of the staff and checked up on even when they did not have to. I can not recommend Life Ivf enough. If you’re searching stop you’ve found just where you need to be!
10
Doctor
Frank Yelian
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Life IVF Center
Irvine
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
N/A
Age 32
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Business Executive
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I felt like a human because he [Dr. Yelian] took time explaining my Fertility.to me and my husband he really cares about your infertility journey. problems he made sure he explained everything to the both of us he took his time with us knowing the day we went in for our consultation he seems very busy but still made us feel very comfortable and made sure we understand everything and asked us if we had any questions
The weakness I experienced was I had to make more then one dr app to dr Frank Becuase he is a very busy dr they kept canceling my appointments [at Life IVF] more then one time which was getting frustrating. ... The nurse made us feel very comfortable at this clinic. Asked us so many questions about our Journey they all interdeuce their selves to us and took me and my husband on a Tour to show us every where everything we would be doing step by step
How was your experience with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
Me as a patient he showed us so much compassion talking to us making us feel welcome to open up about anything he took his time to listen to us both why it’s been 7 years as a struggle for the both of us made different options for us to do ivf it was such a blessing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
That he was very honest dr and will try to help you with the best option for you my advice I will give him is that make sure he continue to be a honest dr to every patient he gets to know just like he did us please don’t change for anyone.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
I felt like a human because he took time explaining my Fertility.to me and my husband he really cares about your infertility journey. problems he made sure he explained everything to the both of us he took his time with us knowing the day we went in for our consultation he seems very busy but still made us feel very comfortable and made sure we understand everything and asked us if we had any questions he is the best i won’t not change to go to any other Dr but him hands down.
Describe the protocols Frank Yelian used in your cycles at Life IVF Center and their degree of success.
We wasn’t able to do any treatments do to our finances.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Life IVF Center. (Assigned nurse: Taylor )
The nurse made us feel very comfortable at this clinic. Asked us so many questions about our Journey they all interdeuce their selves to us and took me and my husband on a Tour to show us every where everything we would be doing step by step asked us if we had any questions please call or email us if you have any questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with Life IVF Center.
The weakness I experienced was I had to make more then one dr app to dr Frank Becuase he is a very busy dr they kept canceling my appointments more then one time which was getting frustrating. There strength was they do care about there patients They will take there time getting to know you and you’re history.
Describe Frank Yelian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Life IVF Center.
He advised us To do natural Ivf which is no medication as much with not so many multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Life IVF Center?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Life IVF Center.
Just my dr app when i kept making app to meet with the dr for the first time that’s all.
10
Doctor
Frank Yelian
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 36
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Investment Banker
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He’s a nice man with a big heart! He’s just very busy and you don’t always get to see him. Most of the time your are just dealing with the staff. I do feel like he truly cares and wants to help! He’s very optimistic and honest. ... I don’t like that you don’t get to speak directly to Dr/ Yelian. ... We did a mini cycle with minimal meds and specific meds to keep my FSH down.
The front desk staff [Life IVF] needs to be more welcoming. I feel like they are so busy and they don’t get to give the specific time each patient might need. I do like how clean and organized they are. I don’t like that you don’t get to speak directly to Dr/ Yelian. ... There so busy and so many people in and out. ... I think for two transfers and two egg retrieval’s cost about $10k plus meds and $795 per cycling fee. Embryo testing is about $1,500 per embryo. If you batch them it’s cheaper.
How was your experience with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
He’s a nice man with a big heart! He’s just very busy and you don’t always get to see him. Most of the time your are just dealing with the staff. I do feel like he truly cares and wants to help! He’s very optimistic and honest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
You have to be your own advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
There so busy and so many people in and out.
Describe the protocols Frank Yelian used in your cycles at Life IVF Center and their degree of success.
We did a mini cycle with minimal meds and specific meds to keep my FSH down.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Life IVF Center.
Some are really nice and care and for some it’s just a job. Sometimes there’s a language barrier.
Describe your experience with Life IVF Center.
The front desk staff needs to be more welcoming. I feel like they are so busy and they don’t get to give the specific time each patient might need. I do like how clean and organized they are. I don’t like that you don’t get to speak directly to Dr/ Yelian.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center.
I think for two transfers and two egg retrieval’s cost about $10k plus meds and $795 per cycling fee. Embryo testing is about $1,500 per embryo. If you batch them it’s cheaper.
Describe Frank Yelian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Life IVF Center.
Yes, they prefer to just transfer one embryo but I’m still praying about maybe transferring 2.
What specific things went wrong at Life IVF Center?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Life IVF Center.
No nothing specific
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Doctor
Frank Yelian
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Life IVF Center
Irvine
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
4
Age 43 - 44
3 Embryo Freezing
East Asian
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
At the time of the initial consultation, the doctor told us particularly good prospects with very attitude. But after starting the IVF cycles, we could hardly see [Dr. Yelian]. All kinds of the examinations were done by the nurses and the egg retrieval operations were usually done by other doctor. In the procedure of the IVF cycle, it was difficult to adjust the plan in order to achieve better results according to the patient's situation
The environment of clinic is okay. It is difficult to communicate with the clinic. Some receptions have a bad attitude. The charging rules are unclear and relatively arbitrary. In the process of IVF cycle, the problems encountered cannot be solved in time...The ultrasound examination is not so accurate that the mature follicles cannot be found.
How was your experience with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
At the time of the initial consultation, the doctor told us particularly good prospects with very attitude. But after starting the IVF cycles, we could hardly see Dr. Ye. All kinds of the examinations were done by the nurses and the egg retrieval operations were usually done by other doctor. In the procedure of the IVF cycle, it was difficult to adjust the plan in order to achieve better results according to the patient's situation
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Frank Yelian at Life IVF Center?
I seldom have the chance to see the doctor during the IVF cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Life IVF Center.
Some nurses are kind, some nurses are not professional enough.
Describe your experience with Life IVF Center.
The environment of clinic is okay. It is difficult to communicate with the clinic. Some receptions have a bad attitude. The charging rules are unclear and relatively arbitrary. In the process of IVF cycle, the problems encountered cannot be solved in time.
What specific things went wrong at Life IVF Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Life IVF Center.
The ultrasound examination is not so accurate that the mature follicles cannot be found.
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Doctor
Frank Yelian
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
4
Clinic
Life IVF Center
Irvine
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5