How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
I would describe my experience at Walter Reed as GREAT. Dr. Csokmay was very knowledgeable and his team and him mitigated all risks for me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience there. They really took wonderful care of me. All staff, nurse and doctors included were great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
No specific advice. If you have any questions regarding any part of your treatment or specific issues you want to know more about.. definitely bring everything up. Ask all the questions you have! And concerns!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Even though I was treated at a Military Hospital, I felt like all of the nurses and doctors were very in tune with my progress, they made me feel very comfortable, and they were very compassionate. They were also very attentive to any of my concerns and questions.
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
My protocol was the antagonist protocol, BCP for 4 weeks, stims with menopur and gonal-f and ganirelix to prevent ovulation. During my cycle I had about 30 follicles growing and they triggered me with Lupron instead on HCG. I ended up with 26 eggs retrieved and 25 were mature! The lupron trigger saved me from OHSS. Very greatful for that.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
A new patient would want to know about the single embryo transfer policy, the way the clinic does cycles every other month (it's not continous so you have to wait a month or two in between treatments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington.
For a fresh cycle of IVF with ICSI it was around 6300$ this price included my medications
Embryo freezing is 600$ additional
FET is around 2400$
Describe John Csokmay's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Institute of Washington.
The doctors only allowed me to transfer ONE embryo, due to my age, and having a fully developed blastocyst.
I understand the risks with multiple pregnancies and I also understand the reasons why they do not allow multiple embryos to be transferred unless there is a specific need or previous IVF failures.