How was your experience with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi is incredibly empathetic and compassionate. She listens to my concerns and questions. She’s also been willing to adjust my course of treatment to try to better maximize the outcome. After three egg retrievals, I had only one day-5 blastocyst. Given this, she adjusted the transfer cycle to perform additional testing typical only undertaken after a failed embryo transfer. Rather than risk my one embryo, I appreciated the proactive approach to do the extra testing beforehand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Be armed with questions before appointments. The office appointments are the best time to be able to discuss with her directly so it’s important to be prepared.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi always took the time to explain things thoroughly and consider my input.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
First retrieval: traditional cycle with menopur and gonal, and cetrotide added halfway through. Lupron trigger at the end. This yielded 4 eggs and one pgs normal blastocyst.
Second retrieval: Lupron protocol to try to increase egg count. This resulted in greatest drop off between number of eggs (5) and number mature/fertilized (2). No blastocysts.
Third retrieval: back to the original menopur, gonal and cetrotide protocol though the amounts of menopur and gonal were slightly different. This yielded 6 eggs (5 mature), 4 fertilized but no blastocysts.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
Nursing team was excellent. Extremely responsive to questions both through the online portal and over the phone.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM is well run and efficient. The different departments (front desk, nursing, doctors, billing) seem to be well coordinated and communicate well. You make an appointment for monitoring so there is generally little waiting around beforehand though on occasion the wait time for the ultrasound portion would be long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi at CCRM New York.
Complete cycle was around $22,000 with meds an additional $6,000-$8,000.
Describe Janet Choi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM New York?
- Provided conflicting information
- Lost or damaged samples