Gad Lavy

New Eng Fertility - Dan

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Medical SchoolHadassah Hebrew U.
ResidencyYale
FellowshipYale
Danbury
16 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
203.248.2353
Hamdem
9 Washington Avenue
Hamdem, CT 06518
203.248.2353
Stamford
1275 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
203.325.3200
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Gad Lavy to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 28%9.3
6 assessments
  • 72% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 28% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
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Treated like a number
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Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
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Responsiveness
Poor response time
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend New Eng Fertility - Dan to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Dr. Lavy has provided outstanding care during the IVF process. He has been knowledgeable, honest, and friendly every visit. He explained the process very honestly and made sure I understood what was happening each step...I was made to feel welcome from all staff. Every phone call was responded to immediately. The staff went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable with and understood every step of the process...
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Dan?
Dr. Lavy has provided outstanding care during the IVF process. He has been knowledgeable, honest, and friendly every visit. He explained the process very honestly and made sure I understood what was happening each step.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Dan?
I would highly recommend Dr. Lavy and the New England Fertility practice!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Dan?
The minute I walked through the door, I was made to feel welcome from all staff. Every phone call was responded to immediately. The staff went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable with and understood every step of the process.
Describe the protocols Gad Lavy used in your cycles at New Eng Fertility - Dan and their degree of success.
Prior to the egg retrieval, I was taking Estradiol and Prometrium pills, then Follistim, Ganirelix, and Menopur injections. I produced 31 eggs, and 21 embryos resulted. Due to hyperstimulation, my 12 eligible embryos were frozen, and a transfer was done my next cycle. During this period, I took daily injections of Leuprolide, Estradiol pills, and Progesterone suppositories. A few days prior to my embryo transfer, I discontinued Leuprolide and began every other day with Progesterone injections. One week post transfer, HCG was detected from a blood test. I am awaiting two week blood test for pregnancy results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New Eng Fertility - Dan. (Assigned nurse: Susan)
Susan, Heidi, and Grace all provided excellent care. They provided very detailed explanations of each step of the process and responded to calls immediately. They were very kind, punctual, and organized. Shea did an excellent job handling and assisting with insurance and billing situations.
Describe your experience with New Eng Fertility - Dan.
They are very kind, punctual and organized. I would highly recommend this practice!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at New Eng Fertility - Dan.
Morning appointments were always quick, even if there were others in the office waiting when I arrived. They staff was willing to work with my schedule to fit me in during hours convenient for my work schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Dan.
I was provided cost a breakdown for the worst case financial scenario, but did not come near those costs due to the staff working closely with my insurance company to have many services covered. Our total out-of-pocket expenses were around $5,000.
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Gad Lavy
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
New Eng Fertility - Dan
Danbury
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Dr. Lavy has a calm and serious demeanor. He is also very thoughtful before he moves forward with procedures. He speaks very matter of factly and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. ...He explained that he felt that my body didn't respond as well as he had hoped to Clomid. At this time, he was also sure to explain that injectable fertility drugs would increase my chances of conceiving multiples. After taking fertility drugs for my second cycle, I conceived our twins.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
Dr. Lavy has a calm and serious demeanor. He is also very thoughtful before he moves forward with procedures. He speaks very matter of factly and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. When my hysterosalpingogram (HSG) results were inconclusive, he explained to me the next procedure I would need and why. Once that procedure also came back inconclusive, he talked to me about why he believed I should use Clomid for my first IUI. I only tried Clomid for one cycle before he suggested that I use injectable fertility drugs. He explained that he felt that my body didn't respond as well as he had hoped to Clomid. At this time, he was also sure to explain that injectable fertility drugs would increase my chances of conceiving multiples. After taking fertility drugs for my second cycle, I conceived our twins.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
While he may not come off as being overly warm due to the fact that his facial expressions are often serious and his tone of voice always communicates the same level of calm, please be reassured that he is knowledgeable and has a plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
Everyone from the the front desk staff, to the billing personnel, to the ultrasound techs, to the nurses, to Dr. Levy himself were always courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive. I always felt like they remembered me from visit to visit and were always sure to ask about my partner and my family. Additionally, whenever I had a question, they always returned phone calls and emails in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New Eng Fertility - Stam. (Assigned nurse: Francie)
Francie was very thorough in her explanations of the planned course of action for each cycle and was always willing to field my questions . She was very supportive during my entire process and responded to my phone calls in a timely fashion.
Describe your experience with New Eng Fertility - Stam.
Every person who works there makes an effort to get to know you and makes you feel cared for. I had pleasant interactions with everyone there. The people who work at NEFI are professional, competent, and compassionate. If for some reason you find the larger metal speculums uncomfortable, I would suggest that you request a smaller size to make certain procedures more comfortable for you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam.
Because Dr. Lavy was a participating provider in our health plan at the time, we just had to pay co-pays for our visits. However, most of our fertility drugs were not covered, and we had to pay out-of-pocket for most of those. That being said, NEFI gave us the names of some pharmacies that offered us discounts on certain fertility drugs.
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Gad Lavy
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
New Eng Fertility - Stam
Stamford
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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We didn't see Dr. Lavy (personally) every visit, in fact I'm not sure we saw him even once a cycle (but maybe we did - it was awhile ago). That said, his nurses were exceptional, and I never once wished that we were seeing him instead of the nurses... I know that he was heavily involved in our care, even when the nurses carried out the procedures.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Dan?
We didn't see Dr. Lavy (personally) every visit, in fact I'm not sure we saw him even once a cycle (but maybe we did - it was awhile ago). That said, his nurses were exceptional, and I never once wished that we were seeing him instead of the nurses. I had 100% confidence in them. When we did see him, he was warm and kind (although quiet and perhaps introverted) and had a very calm energy. I know that every time any decisions were made about a cycle, that he had been the decision-maker in a detailed meeting involving all of the individuals who were caring for us. The nurses shared the information that came out of those meetings with us, and let us know when they were scheduled to occur, so I know that he was heavily involved in our care, even when the nurses carried out the procedures.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Dan?
I felt that the staff (from the receptionists to the phlebotomists to the radiologists to the nurses to the doctor himself) knew our names (both mine and my wife's) and treated us warmly every time we called or visited. They were compassionate about our care, truly seemed disappointed for us when a cycle was not successful, and were gentle with the care and recommendations. They respected our opinions, fears, concerns and desires.
Describe the protocols Gad Lavy used in your cycles at New Eng Fertility - Dan and their degree of success.
Because we are a lesbian couple with no known fertility issues, we did not want to start with fertility drugs if we could avoid it. I went through a routine "test cycle" during which they monitored me and checked baselines, and did a HSG to test whether my Fallopian tubes were clear. It did not appear that I had any problems, so they allowed me to go through three IUI cycles without drugs. They didn't actually recommend this, and encouraged us to try Clomid, but they respected our wishes and allowed us to go through with it. Once we'd completed three cycles without success, we agreed to try Clomid. I believe I went through two IUI cycles using Clomid, and they told me that they did not feel I was responding to it, and they recommended Folistim (injectibles). I did that for a few cycles, at least one of which resulted in overstimulation, and they refused to do the IUI for fear of super multiples. In all, I had 7 complete IUI procedures over the course of 10 months (one of those off months was the overstimulation month, and I don't honestly remember why we skipped the other months, there may have been months when we simply needed an emotional break). My only positive pregnancy test was the last cycle, which was with Follistim and a trigger injection, and I became pregnant with my son, a healthy singleton. All of my IUI cycles involved two days of back-to-back IUI. That said, I believe now they may time them differently (my wife went through it and they spaced hers one day apart).
Describe your experience with your nurse at New Eng Fertility - Dan. (Assigned nurse: Franci Sheehan)
She was very honest, very transparent, but also very compassionate and kind. She knew when to be very direct and when to be gentle. She got to know us well and we felt she truly cared, but she was also no-nonsense when it was called for. We trusted her completely.
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Gad Lavy
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
New Eng Fertility - Dan
Danbury
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 Embryo Freezing, IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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Overall excellent. He explained thing clearly. He really understood the gestational carrier process and when things Weren’t going as expected I felt very confident that he really thought about why and what to do neXt... As a physician myself sometimes I wanted to know more about the potential bad outcomes but I think for most his Level of optimism would be perfect His experience w gestational carriers was really helpful and he trained his staff very well
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 Embryo Freezing, IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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How was your experience with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
Overall excellent. He was very optimistic. As a physician myself sometimes I wanted to know more about the potential bad outcomes but I think for most his Level of optimism would be perfect His experience w gestational carriers was really helpful and he trained his staff very well
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
Ask about what to expect when things do not go as planned
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
Overall excellent. He explained thing clearly. He really understood the gestational carrier process and when things Weren’t going as expected I felt very confident that he really thought about why and what to do neXt
Describe the protocols Gad Lavy used in your cycles at New Eng Fertility - Stam and their degree of success.
Frozen transfer of PGS normal embryo (single) to a proven GC w lupron, oral estrogen and IM PIO
Describe your experience with your nurse at New Eng Fertility - Stam.
The coordinator and nurse were excellent. Very responsive by phone and email and clearly reached out to dr. Lavy when appropriate
Describe your experience with New Eng Fertility - Stam.
Organized and efficient. Nice facilities. Occasionally had to push for sooner procedure dates because I was able to think more creatively about how to make it work-then they would always accomodate. The billing was easy-out of pocket but straightforward. One very small pharmacy miscommunication occurred and they paid for the extra meds
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam.
About $7000 for FET. 1200 a year for storage. $5000 for GC screening
Describe Gad Lavy's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New Eng Fertility - Stam.
We only wanted to do single
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Gad Lavy
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
New Eng Fertility - Stam
Stamford
Nursing
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9
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2009 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Personable, good bedside manner. Felt very comfortable under his [Dr. Lavy] care, always answered questions and put my mind at ease....I met with Dr. Levy for a consultation after taking a six month break from the fertility madness. My husband and I were impressed with him from the get go. I felt like he listened to me and to what I felt was not working from my previous experience. He gave me his opinion on what should be the next steps and together I felt like we established a clear plan of attack to move forward with. In the end, the collaborative plan was successful.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2009 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
Personable, good bedside manner. Felt very comfortable under his care, always answered questions and put my mind at ease. I was previously under the care of another top fertility clinic in the Stamford/Norwalk area for almost two years. I left that practice because I felt like I was being pumped with hormones and that there was no clear plan or strategy with regard to my fertility issues. I met with Dr. Levy for a consultation after taking a six month break from the fertility madness. My husband and I were impressed with him from the get go. I felt like he listened to me and to what I felt was not working from my previous experience. He gave me his opinion on what should be the next steps and together I felt like we established a clear plan of attack to move forward with. In the end, the collaborative plan was successful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
Have your own plan going in and compromise, a doctor and patient should meet in the middle, because as a woman you know your body better than anyone else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
The staff always knew my name and were very personable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New Eng Fertility - Stam.
They always knew who I was, always answered my questions, knew I could call at any time and get answers.
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Gad Lavy
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
New Eng Fertility - Stam
Stamford
Nursing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
He[Dr. Lavy] is really super nice. He makes everyone feel comfortable in a special way. In a sense, when you battle w fertility you may become very sensitive and you want to feel by someone who cares for you. Dr. Lavy, in his unique way will make you feel that way.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
He is really supper nice. He makes everyone feel comfortable in a special way. In a sense, when you battle w fertility you may become very sensitive and you want to feel by someone who cares for you. Dr. Lavy , in his unique way will make you feel that way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gad Lavy at New Eng Fertility - Stam?
If I need to think of what makes Dr. Lavy different to others, it will be his personality.
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Gad Lavy
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Clinic
New Eng Fertility - Stam
Stamford
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