How was your experience with Gary Levy at Tripler Army Medical Center?
Doctor Levy is a very gentle and kind doctor who understands his patients. His weakness that we saw at the beginning was that he is an introvert, we had to questions to gain knowledge but as time moved on and the more we met with Doctor Levy the more open he became.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Levy at Tripler Army Medical Center?
I would tell them to build as much rapport during the first consult with Doctor Levy to help with the open communication throughout the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Levy at Tripler Army Medical Center?
Doctor Levy explained the process, gave my wife and I our options and when the first egg retrival came back abnormal through PGS testing he provided us with words of encouragement to continue and alternate options to provide better results for the second cycle.
Describe the protocols Gary Levy used in your cycles at Tripler Army Medical Center and their degree of success.
By day 6: change dose of Menopor to 3.
Results: 11 eggs retrieved on 26 AUG, 10 matured, 8 fertilized, and 3 embryos developed with abnormal results after PGT.
Growth hormone: 2
Results: 25 eggs retrieved on 01 OCT, still waiting for the remainder of the results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff (3) seems overwhelmed and works out of a very small office. Out of the three staff members one staff member is the most knowledgeable which the other two staff members often ask for assistance on locating paperwork or understanding a certain process such as needle injections. My recommendation would be to provide the nurses with a larger office and hire another nurse to assist with the hectic workload.
Describe your experience with Tripler Army Medical Center.
Strength would definitely be the Doctor Levy. The weakness would be the nurses. The nurses are very helpful and will call you back usually the same day or the very latest the next morning. The nurses are just overwhelmed and could use some training on the process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gary Levy at Tripler Army Medical Center.
IVF with ICSI: 5759.16
Embryo cyroperservation: 1570.68
Medication: cover my insurance
PGT: 3141.36 (1047.12/per embryo: total of 3 tested)
IVF with ICSI: 5759.16
Embryo cyropreservation: 1570.68
Describe Gary Levy's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Tripler Army Medical Center.
He was more selective on transferring one embryo per procedure medically speaking due to possible risks. He explained the risks of multiple embryo transfers and why he will advice only one embryo per transfer with PGT testing. Without PGT he would only advice the transfer of 2 but he would preferred only one.
What specific things went wrong at Tripler Army Medical Center?
- Lost paperwork
- Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Tripler Army Medical Center.
We had to fill out the same paperwork three times due to the nursing staff misplacing and failing to submit paperwork to egg retrival clinic.