Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 23%8.1
67% strongly recommend
25 reviews
Humanity
8.5
8.5
Humanity

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Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.2
8.2
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6
6
Frequency Seen

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Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
7.1
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Education

Medical School
Hebrew U.
Residency
Tel Aviv U.
Fellowship
Mount Sinai

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Ilan Tur-Kaspa works at

Institute for Human Reproduction
Rated 7.2
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 30%7.2

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Bedford Park
7456 South State Street
Bedford Park, IL 60638
Chicago
409 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Oakbrook
1919 Midwest Road
Oakbrook, IL 60523
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2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
4 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
With and AMH of 0.2ng/mL at age 35 we had little to no hope to ever become parents. Dr. Tur-Kaspa patiently explained us the process, patiently answered all of our questions and set realistic expectations...Our protocols have been changed/ adjusted with every cycle depending on my body’s response...Outcome? 5 beautiful, healthy genetically tested embryos!
The clinic [at Institute for Human Reproduction] is conveniently located in the city, with plenty of parking spaces on the street. They are easy to reach and have been very accommodating with my monitoring times whenever a time change was needed due to my work schedule...[nursing staff are] Kind, patient and very accommodating...the IHR team always responded to any questions in a timely fashion via portal.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
His compassionate, caring and loving demeanor gave us strength to move forward, he gave us hope and provided us with all the resources needed during this challenging time. He was with us every step of the way! The nurse in me seriously started to consider the prospect using an egg donor, reality is that my numbers were really low to begin with, and to add to the problem I was now a poor responder. Dr. Tur-Kaspa believed in me and I believed in his knowledge and extensive experience. Outcome? 5 beautiful, healthy genetically tested embryos!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Don’t spend your energy on ‘Dr. Google’, there is so much misinformation out there. Trust me, Dr. Tur-Kaspa is the best and he will help you succeed!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
What Dr. Tur-Kaspa has done for us is nothing short of a miracle. With and AMH of 0.2ng/mL at age 35 we had little to no hope to ever become parents. Dr. Tur-Kaspa patiently explained us the process, patiently answered all of our questions and set realistic expectations. But most importantly he gave us a chance. Dr. Tur-Kaspa is well known as one of the best Dr’s in the field and it shows. His compassionate, caring and loving demeanor gave us strength to move forward. He was with us every step of the way, and there are not enough words to express our deep appreciation and gratitude we feel for him and his team!
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Our protocols have been changed/ adjusted with every cycle depending on my body’s response. The plans were easy to follow and the IHR team always responded to any questions in a timely fashion via portal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Sara)
Kind, patient and very accommodating!
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
The clinic is conveniently located in the city, with plenty of parking spaces on the street. They are easy to reach and have been very accommodating with my monitoring times whenever a time change was needed due to my work schedule. They are strictly observing the Covid-19 social distancing guide lines and I felt safe at all times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Our insurance covered 4 IVF cycles per year.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
We have not done an embryo transfer yet, but from our discussions I can tell you that he will advice you to do what is the safest for you as a patient vs. advising you to do multiple embryo just so he can improve his numbers.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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
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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 38
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
4th of 4 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Tur-Kaspa was the first and only doctor to point blank ask me how many children I want. It was his first question. And that alone made me have faith in him. He was honest and didn’t sugar coat anything. He made me know that it was going to be an uphill battle but he believed in me and believed I will get a child. He gave me courage and confidence. He also, took the time to talk with me as a person and get to know me and my personality.
This is a small clinic [Institute for Human Reproduction]. If you are looking for more personal attention, this is your place. It was very easy to make an initial consultation and the doctors are always available. The only downfall is there are no weekend hours. ... This [monitoring appointments] is a well oiled machine. The 2 ultrasound techs get you in and out. There is rarely a wait. ...The compassion these women [nurses] have shown me is by far the best I have experienced. The communication and thoroughness is unbelievable.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa was the first and only doctor to point blank ask me how many children I want. It was his first question. And that alone made me have faith in him. He was honest and didn’t sugar coat anything. He made me know that it was going to be an uphill battle but he believed in me and believed I will get a child. He gave me courage and confidence. He also, took the time to talk with me as a person and get to know me and my personality.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Believe.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
This is the first clinic where the desk staff actually act like they know you. And they pick up your phone calls and personally speak to you.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I just finished my first egg retrieval today and am awaiting results. I am prepared to do 4 back to back retrieval’s as I have DOR. I only retrieved 3 eggs today on the following proptocol: 2.9 HGH daily 10 units lupron in the a.m. and p.m. 150 Menopur 450 Gonal-F So as you can see, I am on a very strong dosage with very little response. Hence, why we need to do as many cycles as my insurance will cover in the annual year. We also are doing PGS testing as I had a miscarriage previously that had trisomy 16.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Wow is all I can say. Maria for instance is the most kind nurse I have ever encountered. The compassion these women have shown me is by far the best I have experienced. The communication and thoroughness is unbelievable.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
This is a small clinic. If you are looking for more personal attention, this is your place. It was very easy to make an initial consultation and the doctors are always available. The only downfall is there are no weekend hours.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
This is a well oiled machine. The 2 ultrasound techs get you in and out. There is rarely a wait. And Theresa is my sounding board. She is compassionate and gives me positive reinforcement. She sat with me and listened and sympathized while I cried over my poor response. You are not just a number here. They genuinely care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Well my insurance is a BCBS marketplace plan as my employer does not offer IVF benefits so my plan is expensive. It is a $7,900 pie of pocket max I easily hit with the medication alone. Also, each cycle I opted for PGS which was $5,700 per cycle and HGH which was $2,100 per cycle. Remember as mentioned earlier I am doing 4 retrieval’s. So it is extremely expensive.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Dr. TK will do multiple transfer
9
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 31
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. TK was incredibly patient with explaining the process and our options. The entire process is so stressful and very emotional and I found that he was warm and empathetic when my mental state required it. He was also very honest with me and treated us with respect. ... I immediately felt as though Dr. TK was invested in spending the time with my partner and I to understand our options. I do wish I had more face time with him, I did not see him between my consult and my retrieval.
The clinic [IHR] is small and very convenient. ... My advice would be to keep excellent records of all of the paperwork and documentation. You need to be an advocate for yourself, for example when getting blood work, confirm that day the list of things being tested with the staff. Also, confirm before appointments that all records have been received and added to your file. This goes for your partner as well.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I immediately felt as though Dr. TK was invested in spending the time with my partner and I to understand our options. I do wish I had more face time with him, I did not see him between my consult and my retrieval.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Come with questions prepared! He is happy to answer them and walk you through the options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. TK was incredibly patient with explaining the process and our options. The entire process is so stressful and very emotional and I found that he was warm and empathetic when my mental state required it. He was also very honest with me and treated us with respect.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
For my treatment, I was prescribed Gonal F, Menopur and Ganirelix. Although the Dr. only predicted we would have 5/6 eggs we ended up with 11 at retrieval. We only had 1 embryo that went for genetic testing (which was normal!) so overall it was a win.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Patients are not assigned an individual coordinator so you are interfacing with several people over the course of stimulation which can make you feel a bit like a number but overall they were timely with the info I needed.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
The clinic is small and very convenient. The Dr.'s really take the time to work with you to understand the process. My advice would be to keep excellent records of all of the paperwork and documentation. You need to be an advocate for yourself, for example when getting blood work, confirm that day the list of things being tested with the staff. Also, confirm before appointments that all records have been received and added to your file. This goes for your partner as well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Super easy! Window from 630 to 830 am. Never waited longer than 15 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
15k for IVF with genetic testing. This was discounted from 19k as I am a self pay patient.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My previous blood work results were not updated even when I had sent them over 3 times. Also, once I went in for blood work and had I not mentioned that I needed my AMH tested they would not have done it. This happened even though I was with the Dr. when he told the receptionist that I needed to be tested for an updated AMH reading. They also lost my partner's paperwork and he had to fill everything out again by hand the day of our consult.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 29
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Tur-Kaspa] adjusted my protocol several times to maximize the number of embryos we got. He worked within the limits of my insurance -- even canceling one cycle early when he thought we would get better results with a different protocol (in order not to "use up" one of my 4 egg retrievals allowed by insurance). He is not only sensitive to the emotional turmoil of this journey, but also the financial stress. His office worked with my insurance company to get as much covered as possible, and when I had to pay for a procedure out-of-pocket they offered me a highly discounted rate --
window of time for monitoring appointments [at IHR] was pretty convenient. Several days a week, for several hours in the morning...the nurses and ultrasounds techs and lab techs all knew me by name and face and were so kind and helpful -- and often remembered details about my case! When I came in for bloodwork after getting my first positive pregnancy test the nurse at the check-in counter whispered "congratulations" -- she recognized me and knew exactly why I was there (despite there being many other women in the waiting room at all different stages of the process).
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I found Dr. Tur-Kaspa after trying two other clinics on the east coast. What a different experience, on so many levels. Most importantly, Dr. Tur-Kaspa is very, very good at this. He is simply an excellent clinician and has success where others have failed. He adjusted my protocol several times to maximize the number of embryos we got. He worked within the limits of my insurance -- even canceling one cycle early when he thought we would get better results with a different protocol (in order not to "use up" one of my 4 egg retrievals allowed by insurance). He is not only sensitive to the emotional turmoil of this journey, but also the financial stress. His office worked with my insurance company to get as much covered as possible, and when I had to pay for a procedure out-of-pocket they offered me a highly discounted rate -- very similar to the contracted rate that insurance actually pays (much less than the "sticker price"). Dr. Tur-Kaspa is the only doctor in this field that I know of who offers a lottery every year for FREE IVF! This doctor is truly on a mission to help people. With his phenomenal track record and multitude of awards, it was amazing to see how much humility he has and how accommodating he was. For example, I really wanted to try a natural cycle for implantation -- which means that I was not "in sync" with the majority of his patients (default standard of care is a medicated cycle, allowing doctors to "batch" their patients) and he was fine with that, even though it meant a more inconvenient and unpredictable schedule for himself (e.g., coming to surgery center one day special for me, etc.). I've been to other clinics where there was a my-way-or-the-highway attitude (y'know, "this is how we do things here") - and Dr. Tur-Kaspa was the exact opposite. Being a fertility patient, you're very vulnerable, and having the doctor respect your individual preferences is really empowering. The other thing I remember from various appointments with him was that he made me smile and laugh. He has a good sense of humor which can lighten the mood and imbue everything with optimism. I distinctly remember a couple of his one liners from right before egg retrieval surgery and I'm chuckling as I type this (not gonna give them away online!). I recently met with Dr. Tur-Kaspa again to discuss my next embryo implantation. I brought my 8 month old daughter with me to the appointment. He was so happy to meet her that he literally carried her out of his office to show her off to his staff! This is truly a man on a mission to make couples happy.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I needed relatively high doses of Follistim and Menapur, and low dose Lupron throughout.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Institute for Human Reproduction.
One more thing that stands out about my experience at IHR is the office staff. My experience at the other practices I tried was very . . . impersonal. Sort of "pick a number, take a seat". At IHR, the nurses and ultrasounds techs and lab techs all knew me by name and face and were so kind and helpful -- and often remembered details about my case! When I came in for bloodwork after getting my first positive pregnancy test the nurse at the check-in counter whispered "congratulations" -- she recognized me and knew exactly why I was there (despite there being many other women in the waiting room at all different stages of the process). One time I forgot to pick up something I needed for the weekend at a Friday appointment and one of the nurses arranged with me to pick it up from her doorman on Sat night! I just felt like everyone there was really rooting for me :)
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
One more thing that stands out about my experience at IHR is the office staff. My experience at the other practices I tried was very . . . impersonal. Sort of "pick a number, take a seat". At IHR, the nurses and ultrasounds techs and lab techs all knew me by name and face and were so kind and helpful -- and often remembered details about my case! When I came in for bloodwork after getting my first positive pregnancy test the nurse at the check-in counter whispered "congratulations" -- she recognized me and knew exactly why I was there (despite there being many other women in the waiting room at all different stages of the process). One time I forgot to pick up something I needed for the weekend at a Friday appointment and one of the nurses arranged with me to pick it up from her doorman on Sat night! I just felt like everyone there was really rooting for me :)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
window of time for monitoring appointments was pretty convenient. Several days a week, for several hours in the morning. I was able to beat rush-hour traffic and it didn't ruin my day. Depending on the time I got there the wait could be under 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IVF
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. T[ur-Kaspa] found a tubal blockage and PCOS issue that my first clinic failed to identify. He has great bedside manner, when he had to give me bad news he didn't shy away from telling me but did so in a gentle and kind way. He helped me get a grant to cover some of the cost of IVF. He hugged me the day I graduated, he is that kind of doctor...Because I was PCOS, he used Metformin. I was on Gonal F, Menopur, esterace, Lupron, and progesterone.
Monitoring appointments [at Institute for Human Reproduction] were so great for me, I went before work and usually was there at 7, only a few people there, first come first seen, I was never there more than 15-30 minutes...IVF was around 10-11k, plus 1k for freezing, and medications. PGS testing would be additional 4k plus FET round of 3K...long waits for consultation/reconsultation, but it's because he takes the time with each patient and this was the only times I experienced this, all other labs/ultrasounds/ect were timely
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. T found a tubal blockage and PCOS issue that my first clinic failed to identify. He has great bedside manner, when he had to give me bad news he didn't shy away from telling me but did so in a gentle and kind way. He helped me get a grant to cover some of the cost of IVF. He hugged me the day I graduated, he is that kind of doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Ask all the questions you want, he will take the time to answer each of them. If you don't understand him, just ask again, I'm sure he is used to it with his accent.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
This is a smaller clinic, where they take the time to get to know you. The Doctor, Nurse, Lab Tech, and front desk all know me. I wasn't just a number, I didn't feel like cattle. Dr. T is compassionate and really cares.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Because I was PCOS, he used Metformin. I was on Gonal F, Menopur, esterace, Lupron, and progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
Melissa I talked to frequently with my cycle. She would always respond to me by the end of the same day, we often talked via email which is convenient. She always got paperwork back to me quickly. When I called after my stillborn, she remembered me and was so sorry to hear, like an old friend giving me comfort.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Pros- Easy monitoring hours before work and short wait times, super compassionate doctor with a great eye for detail, small office where you will see the same faces and get more personalized care, email correspondence, easy to page doctor and get quick response Cons- long waits for consultation/reconsultation, but it's because he takes the time with each patient and this was the only times I experienced this, all other labs/ultrasounds/ect were timely
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring appointments were so great for me, I went before work and usually was there at 7, only a few people there, first come first seen, I was never there more than 15-30 minutes
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
IVF was around 10-11k, plus 1k for freezing, and medications. PGS testing would be additional 4k plus FET round of 3K.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
He felt really strongly re a 1 embryo transfer, due to the risks associated with multiples. He did say if we wanted to try to transfer more than one he would let us.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
European
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
It was clear he wasn’t just following a protocol but tweaking my medications and schedule as my body needed. ... Dr. Tur-Kaspa takes the time to be sure I felt well cared for. He took the time to explain everything. He was honest and blunt but also so kind. He called to be sure I was ok more than once. He took the time to be sure both my husband and I felt comfortable with every aspect of our care.
Monitoring is a first come first served basis. It can get quite hectic but staff works quickly. My longest wait was 45 min ... Compassion is their strength! They are a busy group but each person seems to remember your name or at least your face. I never heard arguments or discontent from staff. They are efficient with their time and try to accommodate strange work schedules. ... Melissa [nurse] took the time to answer my countless questions.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa seems to work hard to build a personal relationship with each of his patients. He is an amazing listener. Jen is efficient with his time but never makes his patient feel rushed. He is always encouraging and always smiling. He returned messages in a timely manner. He is beyond knowledgeable on his field. It was clear he wasn’t just following a protocol but tweaking my medications and schedule as my body needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Don’t hesitate... get a consult with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa takes the time to be sure I felt well cared for. He took the time to explain everything. He was honest and blunt but also so kind. He called to be sure I was ok more than once. He took the time to be sure both my husband and I felt comfortable with every aspect of our care.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Initially he started me on a “typical” protocol for IVF, our first round ultimately failed as none of my embryos survived past day 3. He was not flustered. He took the time to meet with my husband and I. He claearly had done more research into my problems with poor egg quality. He gave us a few options that were more unconventional (I.e. delaying retrieval by a day and adding HGH to our regimen). The next 2 rounds were trying but much more successful. We had 4 embryos that are PGS tested and we were happy!!! I truly feel that without his changes we would have been wasting time and money with canceled cycles and disappointment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
Melissa took the time to answer my countless questions. She was kind and never frustrated with my need for complete understanding of our path.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Compassion is their strength! They are a busy group but each person seems to remember your name or at least your face. I never heard arguments or discontent from staff. They are efficient with their time and try to accommodate strange work schedules. When you go through this infertility path you start to feel not in control they take the time to be sure you understand why they do certain things. The only negative is that sometimes it gets busy waiting in the morning for labs and ultrasound. It is a first come first serve basis. That can be frustrating for those trying to get to work. The longest I wanted was 45 minutes for labs. Staff does arrive early and usually begins work before the stated time a huge plus!!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring is a first come first served basis. It can get quite hectic but staff works quickly. My longest wait was 45 min but it is clear that they are trying to go quickly for their patients convenience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Thank GOD insurance covered our treatment. However PGS testing and storage was out of pocket. We spent about $18000 out of pocket but that also included elective acupuncture off-site.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
For me... Dr TK only wanted to transfer 1 embryo at a time because I am already high risk. He didn’t see a reason to electively increase my perinatal risk. I agreed whole heartedly.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 44 - 45
5 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
5th of 5 Docs
4 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Tur Kaspa is extermely direct. His directness took getting used to - but he cares and is invested. I might not always like what he says but he spends as much time with me as I need, is compassionate and doesn't give up...Don't let his directness turn you off. Underneath he is kind and compassionate and he will try his hardest to get you pregnant...Dr Tur Kaspa knows my name, my situation, my story - he has empathized with my situation, hugged me, given me kleenex to cry...
Monitoring is first come first seen. The clinic says it opens at 6:45, but patients begin arriving at 6am - be prepared to wait...Women begin showing up at 6am. The US tech is quick and efficient and begins taking patients early. From start to finish, I am usually there 1 hr...The nursing staff is fine. Some are friendly and helpful, while others seem exhausted and annoyed. That said, I have had medication delivered to IHR when I couldn't receive it myself - and they unpacked it and refrigerated it for me. They have loaned me meds when mine didn't arrive on time...
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Tur Kaspa is extermely direct. His directness took getting used to - but he cares and is invested. I might not always like what he says but he spends as much time with me as I need, is compassionate and doesn't give up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Don't let his directness turn you off. Underneath he is kind and compassionate and he will try his hardest to get you pregnant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Tur Kaspa knows my name, my situation, my story - he has empathized with my situation, hugged me, given me kleenex to cry. His partner, Dr Cohen performed my second egg retrieval, and I was so nervous when he popped in to introduce himself. His response, "I know all about you, your story, your history. Dr Tur Kaspa spent a long time speaking to me about your case, making sure I knew who you are. You are special. You are in good hands." I cried. I felt in good hands.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
EPP on estradiol, 400-450 Gonal F, 150 menopur, 1/2 vial omnitrope (hgh), ganirelex, lupron trigger. EPP, MD Lupron 10iu/2x daily, omnitrope 1/2 vial daily (2 days), add in, menopur 150 am, gonal f 450 pm (continue with MD Lupron and omnitrope) tried lupron cycle when my follicles didn't respond one cycle
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: allison, vernita, robyn)
The nursing staff is fine. Some are friendly and helpful, while others seem exhausted and annoyed. That said, I have had medication delivered to IHR when I couldn't receive it myself - and they unpacked it and refrigerated it for me. They have loaned me meds when mine didn't arrive on time. And once, I went to my coordinator's condo complex to pick up a box of meds after hours. Now that's care that doesn't happen at larger clinics.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring is first come first seen. The clinic says it opens at 6:45, but patients begin arriving at 6am - be prepared to wait.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring takes place from 6:45-9:30am. Women begin showing up at 6am. The US tech is quick and efficient and begins taking patients early. From start to finish, I am usually there 1 hr.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My OOP cycle was $10,500 plus meds. Embryo biopsy and freeze cost approximately $3000. I was charged a batching fee of $500 per cycle, which I did not like - why does it matter how many cycles I am doing? I tried to argue this charge and lost. Genetic testing is $4750 which is the highest of any clinic I have been to - which was disappointing to learn. Most of my cycles have been covered by insurance thankfully. For insurance covered cycles, I paid deductibles for meds, I paid cost of meds not covered by insurance, the batching cost, embryo biopsies and freezing and genetic testing (one test for all batched embryos).
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I received information from my dr during my consult and conflicting information when my nurse reached out. It caused a little anxiety.
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Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 40
1 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tur-Kaspa is a terrific and knowledgeable Dr. The first live birth took me 7 transfers (3 miscarriages followed by 3 non pregnancies but he stayed positive and tweeted my meds until we got our baby. Then with 1 embryo left 2 years later, he told us about a test that made sure they were transferring at my most receptive window. The ERA test told us that I needed 12 more hours of progesterone so we went for it with just the 1 embryo and I am now 14 weeks pregnant!...
[IHR - Chicago clinic is] Very friendly, helpful and great. Easy parking. Good location right off the expressway...We could always go in at our convenience from 6:45 am-9:30 am Monday -Friday sometimes it was very quick and sometimes it took an hour at the most before completed but not too bad. I didn't have to take off work which was really nice. Never felt like a cattle call...
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa is a terrific and knowledgeable Dr. The first live birth took me 7 transfers (3 miscarriages followed by 3 non pregnancies but he stayed positive and tweeted my meds until we got our baby. Then with 1 embryo left 2 years later, he told us about a test that made sure they were transferring at my most receptive window. The ERA test told us that I needed 12 more hours of progesterone so we went for it with just the 1 embryo and I am now 14 weeks pregnant!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Ask him about the ERA test. And choose him as your dr. He is excellent.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
The staff was super friendly, always treated me by name and made me feel like I was their number one patient. Dr. Tur-Kaspa made me feel special and that he knew me well. Also was kind, funny and personable to my husband as well.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Very friendly, helpful and great. Easy parking. Good location right off the expressway.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
We could always go in at our convenience from 6:45 am-9:30 am Monday -Friday sometimes it was very quick and sometimes it took an hour at the most before completed but not too bad. I didn't have to take off work which was really nice. Never felt like a cattle call.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Insurance covered most. Frozen transfers were $3000 something (covered) ERA TEST $800 (not covered) Embryo freezing $1300? Hen $800 a year (not covered)
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Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2012, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 40 - 43
3 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tur-Kaspa explained everything, and when delivering bad news or dismal statistics, he do so with compassion and kindness... He made his email available for any question I thought of and wanted to ask before an appointment. He was on vacation in Israel when I miscarried twins, and he called me personally to convey his condolences.
My nurse coordinator was fantastic... The ultrasound tech at the satellite clinic was always friendly and chatty and super concerned. The doctor himself called me upon occasion. They all genuinely cared about me as a patient and a person.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa explained everything, and when delivering bad news or dismal statistics, he do so with compassion and kindness. He answered everything I asked, even when I asked the same question over and over again. He made his email available for any question I thought of and wanted to ask before an appointment. He was on vacation in Israel when I miscarried twins, and he called me personally to convey his condolences.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
If you don't understand what he says, ask again. And again. Occasionally his accent gets in the way of complete understanding the first time around.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
My nurse coordinator was fantastic. She knew me. She could ask me questions about my life, my husband, my family. The ultrasound tech at the satellite clinic was always friendly and chatty and super concerned. The doctor himself called me upon occasion. They all genuinely cared about me as a patient and a person.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Mary Fowler)
She took the time to know me individually. She *always* had a word of encouragement, and it was my nurse coordinator who convinced me not to give up.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The financial coordinator once lost my payment for cryo. When that was straightened out, she then forgot to record it so I had to prove that it had been paid. She was a mess, but I hear that she's been let go since then.
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Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
Poor Egg Quality
South Asian
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was said I could not get pregnant with my own egg by another doctor and Dr Tur Kaspa agreed to work with me and the treatment was successful if getting a viable embryo from my own egg. He also found cyst on my ovary that the other doctor had missed. He didn’t over promise but delivered the result...You are in good hands. Don’t hesitate to discuss your own expectation...Growth hormone for reproductive use
Go early for blood works [at Institute for Human Reproduction] so you don’t have to wait long. They have different times you have to visit so you may have to change your work schedule. If you missed the call, they will leave you ra detailed message so you don’t have to worry about missed calls...I was said I could not get pregnant with my own egg by another doctor and Dr Tur Kaspa agreed to work with me and the treatment was successful if getting a viable embryo from my own egg. He also found cyst on my ovary that the other doctor had missed. He didn’t over promise but delivered the result.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I was said I could not get pregnant with my own egg by another doctor and Dr Tur Kaspa agreed to work with me and the treatment was successful if getting a viable embryo from my own egg. He also found cyst on my ovary that the other doctor had missed. He didn’t over promise but delivered the result.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
You are in good hands. Don’t hesitate to discuss your own expectation
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He talked with personal touch .
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Go early for blood works so you don’t have to wait long. They have different times you have to visit so you may have to change your work schedule. If you missed the call, they will leave you ra detailed message so you don’t have to worry about missed calls.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Growth hormone for reproductive use was not covered by insurance
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I had only two viable embryos and I preferred to have both
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Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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
2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Tur-Kaspa reassured me that he would get us pregnant. He was always very upbeat on the days of transfer which made me feel more at ease of the process. I was able to speak to him candidly about my concerns and he listened and did what I wanted. He never told us no...Be an advocate for yourself, he will listen to what you want...Everyone in the office is nice. Dr. Tur-Kaspa is very nice and reassuring of getting you pregnant...
The monitoring [at IHR - Chicago] is done as a first come first serve basis. In order to be seen quickly you should be there as early as 6:20 to be 1st through 3rd in line so you can get to work on time...The nurses were always very helpful. They were available to help and answer any questions. They were also very gentle when drawing blood or when I needed an ultrasound. Always open to answer any questions...
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa reassured me that he would get us pregnant. He was always very upbeat on the days of transfer which made me feel more at ease of the process. I was able to speak to him candidly about my concerns and he listened and did what I wanted. He never told us no.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Be an advocate for yourself, he will listen to what you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Everyone in the office is nice. Dr. Tur-Kaspa is very nice and reassuring of getting you pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The nurses were always very helpful. They were available to help and answer any questions. They were also very gentle when drawing blood or when I needed an ultrasound. Always open to answer any questions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The monitoring is done as a first come first serve basis. In order to be seen quickly you should be there as early as 6:20 to be 1st through 3rd in line so you can get to work on time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My insurance covered all major procedures ( BCBS). I paid a co pay to talk to the dr. and when I had transfers and retrievals or any other surgery.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
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
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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
2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 34
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tur-Kaspa was direct, humorous and very uplifting. I would definitely recommend using IHR if you are struggling with infertility. I enjoyed going to this fertility clinic because it was small.
I came to IHR [Institute for Human Reproduction] after going to another clinic. IHR is a small clinic so the staff and doctor really get to know you as we person.. There was only one nurse at this clinic and she always remembered me and remembered things we had talked about at previous appointments.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I came to IHR after going to another clinic. IHR is a small clinic so the staff and doctor really get to know you as we person. Dr. Tu Kaspa was direct, humorous and very uplifting. I would definitely recommend using IHR if you are struggling with infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I enjoyed going to this fertility clinic because it was small. Everyone from the front desk to the medical personnel knew my name, what cycle on was on and was always very friendly!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Sue)
There was only one nurse at this clinic and she always remembered me and remembered things we had talked about at previous appointments.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
3 Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I met Dr. Tur Kaspa and hope was ignited again. Low AMH did not scare off Dr. Tur Kaspa. A previously failed cycle did not scare off Dr. Tur Kaspa. Dr. Tur Kaspa practices individualized medicine and created a protocol specific to me and my fertility needs...recommends single embryo transfer...was forever tweaking our regimen so that each cycle was more successful than the previous one... I felt like we shared the same goal and he was genuinely happy and excited with our success.
[The Institute for Human Reproduction's] strengths are that they practice individualized medicine and they were the ones to actualize our dream. Dr. Tur Kaspa was forever tweaking our regimen so that each cycle was more successful than the previous one. The clinic was run efficiently and I was always in and out for my frequent monitoring appointments...You are in the best hands!...Low AMH did not scare off Dr. Tur Kaspa. A previously failed cycle did not scare off Dr. Tur Kaspa. Dr. Tur Kaspa practices individualized medicine and created a protocol specific to me and my fertility needs. I can never thank Dr. Tur Kaspa enough for reigniting hope and pushing forward until our dream came true.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I am writing this review as my six week old baby boy is napping in his bassinet. My fertility journey started off at a large and prestigious fertility clinic here in Chicago. I did one round of IVF at the fertility clinic on a maximum stimulation protocol. My hopes were dashed when the cycle failed miserably. I did not know where to go from there. The cycle was so unsuccessful that the doctor started talking about egg donors. I was crushed. I then heard about Dr. Tur Kaspa and decided to switch to his fertility clinic. I met Dr. Tur Kaspa and hope was ignited again. Low AMH did not scare off Dr. Tur Kaspa. A previously failed cycle did not scare off Dr. Tur Kaspa. Dr. Tur Kaspa practices individualized medicine and created a protocol specific to me and my fertility needs. I can never thank Dr. Tur Kaspa enough for reigniting hope and pushing forward until our dream came true.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
You are in the best hands! Do not hesitate or feel shy to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I felt like a human and not a number with Dr. Tur Kaspa. I felt like we shared the same goal and he was genuinely happy and excited with our success.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
The clinic's strengths are that they practice individualized medicine and they were the ones to actualize our dream. Dr. Tur Kaspa was forever tweaking our regimen so that each cycle was more successful than the previous one. The clinic was run efficiently and I was always in and out for my frequent monitoring appointments.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Dr. Tur Kaspa recommends single embryo transfer
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Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Scheduling
5 of 5
2016 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 43
1 IVF
European
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Tur-Kaspa had new ideas and offered tests and treatment that were never mentioned by our local doctor. We were successful on the first try...and again on the second try...When it comes to fertility care, you want the best. We wasted a lot of time and money...wish we would have seen Dr. Tur-Kaspa sooner...He also suggested the ERA test which showed the need for an adjustment in progesterone.
We were successful on the first try at IHR, and again on the second try. The doctors, clinical/office staff, and the lab are all top notch...The nursing staff is super responsive and helpful. They went the extra mile and showed a lot of compassion...I was an out of state patient and did most of my appointments locally, but when I did need to visit the clinic, it seemed to be run very efficiently and the staff was friendly. They have an online portal for communication which makes it very easy to get in touch coordinate your care.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
We traveled to IHR from out of state after an unsuccessful experience at a local, well respected clinic. Dr Tur-Kaspa had new ideas and offered tests and treatment that were never mentioned by our local doctor. We were successful on the first try at IHR, and again on the second try. The doctors, clinical/office staff, and the lab are all top notch.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
When it comes to fertility care, you want the best. We wasted a lot of time and money at our local clinic and wish we would have seen Dr. Tur-Kaspa sooner.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Dr. Tur-Kaspa suggested a different protocol which greatly improved our outcome. He also suggested the ERA test which showed the need for an adjustment in progesterone.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The nursing staff is super responsive and helpful. They went the extra mile and showed a lot of compassion.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
I was an out of state patient and did most of my appointments locally, but when I did need to visit the clinic, it seemed to be run very efficiently and the staff was friendly. They have an online portal for communication which makes it very easy to get in touch coordinate your care.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Income $500K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Tur Kaspa knows reproductive medicine and personalized my treatment based on our story. He is very personal and we felt very comfortable from the beginning. He Listens to us. He gave us the right dose from the beggining. ... He was available when needed. He is very personal and has a great sense of humor. ... He always recommends ESET... He has you cover. Don’t hesitate it. He is the best
They [Institute for Human Reproduction] know their stuff and are personable. They always answered my questions and were Available. The front desk staff and technician remember my name. Even the financial person treated me well and was available when neeedws even after the treatment ended ... [Nurses] They are great. They were there when needed ... They made it [monitoring appointments] as easy as possible
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Tur Kaspa knows reproductive medicine and personalized my treatment based on our story. He is very personal and we felt very comfortable from the beginning. He Listens to us. He gave us the right dose from the beggining. I know we wouldn’t have gotten pregnant and had 4 extra healthy embryos if it wouldn’t be for Dr Tur Kaspa. The other clicnic we visited FCI was a waste. Terrible service and left the place -after 8 months- without a single embryo and a big bill
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He has you cover. Don’t hesitate it. He is the best
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He was available when needed. He is very personal and has a great sense of humor.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
In the previous center I had no embryos and Dr Tur Kaspa tailored the treatment for me and we were able to get 5 embryos and got preganant m the first transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Robin and Melissa )
They are great. They were there when needed
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
They are great. They know their stuff and are personable. They always answered my questions and were Available. The front desk staff and technician remember my name. Even the financial person treated me well and was available when neeedws even after the treatment ended
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
They made it as easy as possible
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I don’t remember but it was very resonable
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
He always recommends ESET
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Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 45
2 IVF
South Asian
Income $500K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I couldn't be more grateful to Dr Tur Kaspa for taking a personal interest in my case. Everything transpired exactly as he indicated. He did a ERA test before my transfer which showed I needed an extra day of progesterone. ... I found Dr Tur Kaspa to be compassionate and caring doctor who above all took a personal interest in me as a patient. ... Because I have a high ovarian reserve, Dr Tur Kaspa used low dosage of follistum
You have to stay on top of them [Institute for Human Reproduction] and follow up for things like insurance. I also received incorrect financial letters which took some follow up to get fixed. ... Monitoring was really easy due to the small nature of the clinic. ... Ultrasound and lab professionals are really really great. ... My husband did not receive any instructions regarding abstinence prior to both of the IVF cycles. ... the disorganization of the nurses is an issue here. Everyday you deal with a different nurse and I was twice given incorrect instructions. ...
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
After two years of unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant at a large Chicago fertility clinic, I sought out opinions from 3 of the top fertility doctors in Chicago with Dr Tur Kaspa being one of them. All the doctors pointed out the mistakes that had been made in my prior treatments. I asked each doctor about the protocol they would use for me. Dr Tur Kaspa was the only one out of the three other doctors that I saw that offered at different viewpoint and protocol. Since I had been doing the same thing for 2 years, I felt it was time to try a new approach and therefore selected Dr. Tur Kaspa. As I write this today, I am 9 weeks pregnant at age 44 for the first time in my life. I couldn't be more grateful to Dr Tur Kaspa for taking a personal interest in my case. Everything transpired exactly as he indicated. He did a ERA test before my transfer which showed I needed an extra day of progesterone. While this was not covered by my insurance, I feel like this test (which no one doctor mentioned) resulted in my successful implantation along with the protocol Dr. Tur Kaspa prescribed. I found Dr Tur Kaspa to be compassionate and caring doctor who above all took a personal interest in me as a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Do your research, get multiple opinions and ask each doctor what the best course of action is for you to compare and contrast.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I came to Dr Tur Kaspa after two years at a large fertility clinic. My experience here was completely different. Everyone at the clinic knew who I was. I would generally be in and out of monitoring in <15 minutes.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Because I have a high ovarian reserve, Dr Tur Kaspa used low dosage of follistum . His goal was to retrieve 15-20 higher quality eggs per cycle. My prior doctor retrieved 30+ eggs in each cycle which resulted in ovarian hyperstimulation. Dr. Tur Kaspa did a ERA test before my transfer to check my lining. This test showed I needed an extra day of progesterone before transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Institute for Human Reproduction.
While I love Dr. Tur Kaspa, the disorganization of the nurses is an issue here. Everyday you deal with a different nurse and I was twice given incorrect instructions. Because I am an experienced patient, I was able to catch their mistakes. Prior to IVF, my spouse was supposed to abstain no more than few days. However the nurses never communicated abstinence instructions prior to either IVF cycle. We only found out what was supposed to happen as we read the forms on the day of the IVF. My husband had abstained for longer than the recommended period which caused a lot of unnecessary stress for us at a time when we are trying to do everything possible to maximize our chances of getting pregnant. My advice is to ask the nurses a lot of questions, call them and don't rely on their voicemails. Double, triple check everything they tell you.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Overall being a small clinic you get personal attention. I was a demanding patient given some of the errors by the nurses and they ultimately took care of me. You have to stay on top of them and follow up for things like insurance. I also received incorrect financial letters which took some follow up to get fixed. Overall I was able to live with all this given the success I had with Dr. Tur Kaspa
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring was really easy due to the small nature of the clinic. I would usually be out of there in <15 minutes. Ultrasound and lab professionals are really really great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My treatments were covered by insurance however I had reached my lifetime medication cap prior to seeing Dr. Tur Kaspa therefore had to pay out of pocket for medications. I had to pay out of pocket ($900) for ERA test. I highly highly recommend this test.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My husband did not receive any instructions regarding abstinence prior to both of the IVF cycles.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41
4 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Immunological
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He was very well-mannered and highly professional and an expert at what he does. He eased our minds, answered our questions and gave us hope, options procedures that were available to us....Dr. Tur-Kaspa was amazing. As a patient of his he gave us hope every step of the way. Doing IVF is not so easy to experience, we had done 3 or 4 rounds of IVF and the last we finally had our miracle baby....Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa provides the best treatment strategies and procedures that will help get you pregnant that is catered for you and your age-range. He will also let you know the pros and reassure you on the cons during the treatment of your cycles.
Overall, a great experience for us from beginning to end. They [IHR - Chicago] were on top of their game at this clinic. They will send you or give you a reminder call that your appointment is coming up and if you need to cancel or reschedule to call them as soon as possible...Absolutely a great place to be. All staff are helpful and treated you like family....It [monitoring appointments] was efficient and well-run clinic... they will let you know step by step what needs to be done before doing the cycle or procedure...Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa provides the best treatment strategies and procedures that will help get you pregnant that is catered for you and your age-range.
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Absolutely a great place to be. All staff are helpful and treated you like family. Dr. Tur-Kaspa was amazing. As a patient of his he gave us hope every step of the way. Doing IVF is not so easy to experience, we had done 3 or 4 rounds of IVF and the last we finally had our miracle baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Have faith in your doctor. If it doesn't work the first time try again. He will find a way to make it happen. Never lose hope there are always options available. Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa will find the best options for you under his care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He was very well-mannered and highly professional and an expert at what he does. He eased our minds, answered our questions and gave us hope, options procedures that were available to us.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa provides the best treatment strategies and procedures that will help get you pregnant that is catered for you and your age-range. He will also let you know the pros and reassure you on the cons during the treatment of your cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Yes, Melissa Dean, Maria Beauregard were my care coordinators.)
n/a
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Overall, a great experience for us from beginning to end. They were on top of their game at this clinic. They will send you or give you a reminder call that your appointment is coming up and if you need to cancel or reschedule to call them as soon as possible.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
It was efficient and well-run clinic
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Depending upon your insurance, your insurance coverage will cover a portion of the cost and the rest was out of pocket or you have the option to take a loan option available to pay for the remaining cost. Sorry, I don't have the specifics as it was done a while ago. But they will let you know step by step what needs to be done before doing the cycle or procedure.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5