Rated 9.8
Strongly recommend: 92%Neutral: 8%9.8
92% strongly recommend
26 reviews
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9.9
9.9
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9.8
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Kenneth Gelman works at

IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 88%Neutral: 4%Don't recommend: 8%9.1

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Cooper City
9900 Stirling Rd
Hollywood, FL 33024
954-433-7060
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2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 35
4 IUI
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Black or African-American
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Gelman knows his patients as individuals and creates a comfortable, family-like environment...He keeps in touch with us frequently, and takes the time out of his day to call us personally...He makes us both feel comfortable and welcomed. Being a same sex couple, we were nervous about which fertility clinic to go to and nervous about not being comfortable or accepted... We found out shortly after that I have PCOS. After 4 failed IUIs, he suggested that we start considering IVF instead...he will only do a single embryo transfer. We discussed with him that we actually want twins and that we would love to have a multiple embryo transfer. He was very open and honest with us about the health risk associated with multiples
[nurse of IVFMD] was organized and she really knew us and how my cycle worked...[clinic]They allow me to FaceTime my parter during the ultrasounds and appointments to make sure that we are both still involved in the process...All of our IUIs were $310 each...The mini ivf that we are doing cost around $10,000. This includes all of the monitoring appointments, bloodwork, medicine, egg retrieval, and embryo transfer
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
My partner and I absolutely love Dr. Gelman! He makes us both feel comfortable and welcomed. Being a same sex couple, we were nervous about which fertility clinic to go to and nervous about not being comfortable or accepted. He was 100% the opposite! He absolutely loves us both and calls us “His girls”! We tried at home on our own with donor sperm for a couple month and after 3 failed cycles, we decided to start looking at fertility clinics. We were not sure why home insemination wasn’t working and when we expressed that to him, he made it his goal to help us figure out any issues and help us create our family. We found out shortly after that I have PCOS. After 4 failed IUIs, he suggested that we start considering IVF instead. We told him that IVF was definitely out of our price range since we paid for everything out of pocket. He completely understood and wasn’t pushy about trying to get us to do IVF. Although he wasn’t pushy, he definitely voiced his concerns about trying another IUI, and stated that he feels more confident with us doing IVF. He was very open and honest about our chances and the success rates. We tried another IUI, only because of our financial situation. Unfortunately, that failed as well. Dr. Gelman gave us plenty of resources and information on IVF, as well as the options we have for financing. Before starting IVF Dr. Gelman mentioned that I would be undergoing “Mini IVF” or “Gentle IVF” due to my high Amh and PCOS. He was very open and honest about how this lower dose IVF would produce significantly less follicles than traditional IVF. He also explained that our goal with this would be quality, not quantity. Due to my PCOS and high amh levels, Dr. Gelman put me on a smaller dose of medicine in order to lower my chances of getting OHSS. After my first cycle of stimulation, I only had 2 mature follicles by ovulation day. Dr. Gelman told us that although the mini ivf produces less follicles, he was expecting a little more in order to give us the best chance for success. Ultimately, he advised us to stop taking our medication and expect a period. He upped my dose for our second round and told us that my body would react better and produce more this time around. He told us that it was his fault that my body only produced 2 follicles, because he was nervous to over stimulate me. He told us that we wouldn’t have to pay again for our next cycle since we already paid for the full cycle. We are currently on day 3 of our second cycle and are very excited to see what this time around brings! He has also been AMAZING with communication during this time and we are extremely thankful!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelman is always open and honest and definitely tells you how it is. He won’t give you false hope or false information. Definitely go in there with an open mind and genuinely listen to what he has to say.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
My experience with Dr. Gelman (Which is still currently happening) has been nothing short of amazing! Dr. Gelman knows his patients as individuals and creates a comfortable, family-like environment. We have not once questioned if he has my best interest in mind, because we know he always does. He keeps in touch with us frequently, and takes the time out of his day to call us personally instead of having his nurses do it. This has had a tremendous influence on our experience because he makes it obvious that he truly cares, which is exactly what you need when dealing with infertility. Infertility is full of inconsistency and Dr. Gelman provides the consistency needed in such a stressful, worrisome situation and turns it into a positive, hopeful atmosphere. We would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
During our IUIs, we took Femara also know as Letrozol. For our first IUI, we took one 2.5 milligram pill at bed time for cycle days 3-8. After that was unsuccessful, we upped the dose for the next IUI and took 2 pills. For our third IUI, we took 3 pills and produced 3 large follicles. He was hesitant about us continuing with the IUI because the risk of multiples was high. Two out of the three follicles were mature, and one was a little behind. He monitored us daily and said that if the other follicle matures, he would cancel the IUI and we would reassess the protocol for next cycle. He was nervous about multiples because it is a huge risk for the babies and myself. Our 4/5 IUI we also took 3 pills and he suggest we do an “endometrial scratch” which sounds a lot more terrifying than it actually is! It’s basically a little incision in your uterus that they creat with a catheter in order to help the blood flow and attention to focus on your uterus. It is supposed to improve implantation results. For our first IVF process, he prescribed me to take two, 2.5 milligram pills of Femara for cycle days 2-6. And 75ml of Menopur injections for cycle days 7 and 8. Unfortunately, this was not enough stimulation and we had to cancel the egg retrieval. Currently we are on day 3 of my stimulations preparing for my egg retrieval. We contacted him on day one of my cycle and he advised us to again take two, 2.5mil of Femara starting on day 3 of my cycle. The difference for this cycle is that we are starting the pills and injections at the same time. We only did 2 injections all together last cycle and we have currently already done 3. We go back for our appointment in two days after our 5th day of the pills and injections to see what is happening and what the plan from there is. We are extremely hopeful and excited for the journey ahead.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Bulzone)
When we were working with Ashley, everything was organized and she really knew us and how my cycle worked. With fertility clinics, most of the time you go in, you see a different nurse for your ultrasounds. Most of the time when we went in, we saw Ashley. This created a level of comfort and compassion. She really knew our story and who we were. She was genuinely excited for us and our journey and would always know what cycle day we were on and what we were doing next.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is very organized and always calls to confirm appointment times and dates. They are very welcoming and have coffee, water, and candy in their office waiting area. Our biggest plus about our clinic is that it is currently open during the Coronavirus pandemic! This is absolutely huge to us! We are so thankful and blessed that they are letting us continue our IVF stimulations and appointments leading up to egg retrieval! Anyone who goes through fertility treatment knows that there’s nothing worse than having to stop your current process, for whatever reason. Waiting for another cycle fees like waiting an eternity! We are truly so thankful for our clinic staying open and taking the necessary precautions in order to do so. They take temperatures upon arrival and require every patient wears a face mask. Unfortunately, my partner is not allowed to come with me during this time, which is heartbreaking, but we understand. They allow me to FaceTime my parter during the ultrasounds and appointments to make sure that we are both still involved in the process. We are extremely grateful!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
All of our IUIs were $310 each. This was only for the procedure itself and did not include the appointments needed to check the growth of the follicles. Each ultrasound and blood work appointment was $295. Ultrasound only visits were $195 each. Most of our cost came from purchasing our donor sperm. Each vial of donor sperm was $790. One vial = One insemination. The mini ivf that we are doing cost around $10,000. This includes all of the monitoring appointments, bloodwork, medicine, egg retrieval, and embryo transfer. The only thing that is not included is IF we are unable to do a fresh transfer, we will have to do a frozen transfer. This means we would have to pay $700 for the thawing of our embryo.
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Gelman is very set in the fact that he will only do a single embryo transfer. We discussed with him that we actually want twins and that we would love to have a multiple embryo transfer. He was very open and honest with us about the health risk associated with multiples. He stated that it would not be safe for my small body frame, and that me and the babies would have complications. He doesn’t want to risk my health or the babies. Although we are a little let down that we can’t do two, we completely understand and are thankful that he has our best interest in mind.
10
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Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
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Nursing Staff
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2020, Successful
10
10
Age 40
1 IUI
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $500K+
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Gelman] took the time to hear about our struggle and and instead of suggesting IVF right away (as the first doctor did), he suggested we tried other options and prepared my body for a healthy pregnancy. He always gave us hope...His approach is holistic and focuses on mind and body, including balances nutrition, a healthy environment and ensuring your body has all the nutrients and vitamins it needs for a healthy pregnancy. He takes the time to prepare your body and doesn’t rush you to jump into IVF. During our first consultation I was eager to start IVF, and Dr Gelman explained he needed at least three months before going that route. He suggested I took additional supplements beyond the pre-natals, suggested I started following the Mediterranean diet as well as accupunctu
The entire medical team [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] was always compassionate and caring...Being able to always work with the same team made a huge difference and made the process so much easier...Costs were slightly higher that those from my previous clinic but for me it was well worth it due to the level of professionalism and care...The facilities are very clean and cozy. They are also very modern
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
We will be forever grateful to Dr. Gelman for trusting in my body and giving me and my husband a shot at having a family. At 40 and with a failed IVF cycle from another clinic who kept reminding me of how low my chances of getting pregnant were, finding Dr Gelman was our biggest blessing. His approach is holistic and focuses on mind and body, including balances nutrition, a healthy environment and ensuring your body has all the nutrients and vitamins it needs for a healthy pregnancy. He takes the time to prepare your body and doesn’t rush you to jump into IVF. During our first consultation I was eager to start IVF, and Dr Gelman explained he needed at least three months before going that route. He suggested I took additional supplements beyond the pre-natals, suggested I started following the Mediterranean diet as well as accupuncture, and told me to get rid of all plastics that were not BPA free. During the three months I saw him, he always explained where we were in the process and explained what the plan was. I always knew what was coming. His medical team was always compassionate and caring and every time I went for a visit and saw Belkys I was pumped with good energy and sure everything was going to work for us. Jennifer is also great and was always very responsive. Being able to always work with the same team made a huge difference and made the process so much easier.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Just trust him and follow all his advice. I never thought we could get pregnant without having to go through IVF and Dr. Gelman made it possible at my age (40). We got pregnant before starting IVF and that would have never been possible if we had not trusted Dr G and followed every single piece of advice he gave us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelman was the second fertility doctor we consulted and from our fist meeting with him, me and my husband could tell he was different. He took the time to hear about our struggle and and instead of suggesting IVF right away (as the first doctor did), he suggested we tried other options and prepared my body for a healthy pregnancy. He always gave us hope and made us truly believe we would be successful at starting a family.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
It started with changing my nutrition— Dr Gelman recommended following the Mediterranean diet and limiting alcohol. He also got me on CQ10 and recommend that my husband also took some supplements. I also continued seeing my Acupuncturist as Dr Gelman encouraged it. He also did three months of estrogen priming. During three cycles I did Femara and IUI in the second cycle. We got pregnant on the third cycle without IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Lamb, Belkys Gutierrez )
The entire medical team was always compassionate and caring and every time I went for a visit and saw Belkys I was pumped with good energy and sure everything was going to work for us. Jennifer is also great and was always very responsive. Being able to always work with the same team made a huge difference and made the process so much easier.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The facilities are very clean and cozy. They are also very modern and with COVID, their safety protocols are very tight. Also, being able to go to Boca while my Doctor was in Cooper City was amazing and made my life easier. Their hours of operation are very convenient. All the staff was always friendly and welcoming. I don’t take this for granted as I worked with another clinic and staff was very rude and almost felt they were doing me a favor. All of the IVFMD staff is amazing!!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Costs were slightly higher that those from my previous clinic but for me it was well worth it due to the level of professionalism and care. We were evaluating the costs of IVF and those are higher than other clinics as well, and especially the genetics testing and non refundable deposit. We didn’t get to use IVF but we would have done it because we wanted to be under De Gelman’s care.
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
No comments as we didn’t get these services
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Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
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Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 39 - 40
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Gelman has been encouraging and helping us to have healthy habits to improve our life. We feel confident having him as our fertility Dr...he is so knowledgeable...is so kind and always looks happy, fresh and positive. So far Dr Gelman Has been very accurate with the test he had chosen for me and hubby. He explains all detail about what should be our next step to move forward. We won’t change him for nothing in this world 🌍 He’s so knowledgeable, trustworthy and accurate...I’m On BC so far. We are focus to do our egg retrieval ASAP to guarantee some embryos first, after that he will think about what protocol he has to put me on to have a successful pregnancy. He said me something regarding to sleep 💤 my inmune system and give me some blood thinners. But I’m not sure yet.
The Cooper City office [of IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] is so Clean, organize and cozy. The personnel are so friendly and supportive with patients always willing to help you when you needed. The only thing that I will change is the location of the bathroom...She [nurse] is always taking care of me, she asked me before I leave if everything is clear or no and she doesn’t hesitate to explain me over again. I’m not an English speaker so she makes sure that I’m ok with all the information that I got from dr Gelman
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Gelman is so kind and always looks happy, fresh and positive. So far Dr Gelman Has been very accurate with the test he had chosen for me and hubby. He explains all detail about what should be our next step to move forward. We won’t change him for nothing in this world 🌍 He’s so knowledgeable, trustworthy and accurate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
You’re gonna find a response for your fertility issues with him! He will test you in order to find your problem and diagnostic and will recommend you the best to treat your problem.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
During this journey Dr Gelman has been encouraging and helping us to have healthy habits to improve our life. We feel confident having him as our fertility Dr he is so knowledgeable and firmly when he explained a result or what could be our medical situation. We were so blessed of having him. We’re praying so hard to having soon our miracle 🙏🤗
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I’m On BC so far. We are focus to do our egg retrieval ASAP to guarantee some embryos first, after that he will think about what protocol he has to put me on to have a successful pregnancy. He said me something regarding to sleep 💤 my inmune system and give me some blood thinners. But I’m not sure yet.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Belkis Gutierrez )
She is always taking care of me, she asked me before I leave if everything is clear or no and she doesn’t hesitate to explain me over again. I’m not an English speaker so she makes sure that I’m ok with all the information that I got from dr Gelman
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The Cooper City office is so Clean, organize and cozy. The personnel are so friendly and supportive with patients always willing to help you when you needed. The only thing that I will change is the location of the bathroom.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
$ 22 k to 25 K per IVF cycle
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I’m 39 y.o so, considering that he recommended us just to do a single transfer to keep lower risk and already a high risk pregnancy because my age so I’ll follow any suggestion that Dr Gelman is giving to me
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Kenneth Gelman
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10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
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2019, Consult
10
10
Age 36
Fertility Medications
Other
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
From the moment I walked into the clinic everyone including Dr. Gelman took the time to talk to me about my medical situation and all of the things they would like to do to help me get pregnant...I've visited with Dr. Gelman for an initial consultation. We discussed my medical history as where I stand today. He did an ultrasound and recommended a nutritionist. It was nice that the clinic had a nutritionist on staff. Dr. Gelman was very knowledgeable, respectful, had great bedside manner
From my initial phone call [with IVFMD South Florida], everyone was very cordial and helpful. I was able to make an appointment quickly. Dr. Gelman, and his staff are all very knowledgeable and helpful. They go out of their way to help you figure out this crazy journey that you are on. They helped me deal with the financial aspects of paying for all of this with no insurance coverage and gave me a list of all the things I needed to do prior to IVF. They even have a nutritionist on staff who makes sure you go into your procedure with the best body you can have.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I've visited with Dr. Gelman for an initial consultation. We discussed my medical history as where I stand today. He did an ultrasound and recommended a nutritionist. It was nice that the clinic had a nutritionist on staff. Dr. Gelman was very knowledgeable, respectful, had great bedside manner
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
From the moment I walked into the clinic everyone including Dr. Gelman took the time to talk to me about my medical situation and all of the things they would like to do to help me get pregnant. They spoke to me with great bedside manner and took the time to listen to my history and answer any questions I had.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
As I am still in the initial consultation phase, I was not assigned a specific nurse just yet. While at the consultation I did have bloodwork done and was told what my next steps would be. The nurses were all very nice and did a good job of explaining what I would need to do next.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
While I have only been to the clinic a handful of times, it is great. From my initial phone call, everyone was very cordial and helpful. I was able to make an appointment quickly. Dr. Gelman, and his staff are all very knowledgeable and helpful. They go out of their way to help you figure out this crazy journey that you are on. They helped me deal with the financial aspects of paying for all of this with no insurance coverage and gave me a list of all the things I needed to do prior to IVF. They even have a nutritionist on staff who makes sure you go into your procedure with the best body you can have.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
So far I've only had to pay my copay and for some bloodwork
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Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
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IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
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2012 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 37
3 IUI
1 IVF
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gelman is clinical enough to give you confidence in your treatment but warm enough to make you feel like a human. He always presented the course of treatment based on evidence and was aggressive with making sure we had the best shot each attempt.... He was protective of the embryos we had created and did extensive immune testing after our second miscarriage to find the root of the issue. It was clear that he was invested in our success.
I am overall very pleased with the clinic [IVFMD South Florida Inst]. Despite being a large center, it maintains a personal feel. I did have issues with the financial department - the contract I was supposed to sign had huge errors and I had to argue about having them adjusted.... The nursing team was responsive and caring. They were patient with me and kept me organized.... We did a 2 fresh 2 frozen package with ARC fertility and it was around $18,000.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelman is clinical enough to give you confidence in your treatment but warm enough to make you feel like a human. He always presented the course of treatment based on evidence and was aggressive with making sure we had the best shot each attempt. He was patient with my barrage of questions and took the time to make me feel confident in our treatments, understand why we were doing things a certain way, and educate me. I left each visit with a solid understanding of why we were doing something.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions. If there's something you dont understand or want to know more about, ask. He will be patient and take the time educating you and explaining the procedures, risks, options, and recommendations. It never felt like I was bothering him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He was protective of the embryos we had created and did extensive immune testing after our second miscarriage to find the root of the issue. It was clear that he was invested in our success.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I dont remember, we did use menopur and follistim for my egg retrieval. I had 14 eggs retrieved and that led to 6 5-day embryos. We did a fresh cycle and transferred 2 embryos. I got pregnant but had a miscarriage. We did a frozen cycle and transferred 2 embryos and got pregnant with my son. We did a frozen cycle with one embryo transferred and it was negative.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Grethel Sanchez)
The nursing team was responsive and caring. They were patient with me and kept me organized.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I am overall very pleased with the clinic. Despite being a large center, it maintains a personal feel. I did have issues with the financial department - the contract I was supposed to sign had huge errors and I had to argue about having them adjusted. Their legal team did agree with most of my changes and updated the contract for me but it was a frustrating process. The financial team also wasn't clear on when payments were due despite me asking numerous times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We did a 2 fresh 2 frozen package with ARC fertility and it was around $18,000. I paid my clinic directly for our FET and it was $5,500 without medications. There was a $500 discount for payment with cashier's check.
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
During my first to ivf cycles we transferred 2 embryos each time. Both times I got pregnant with one baby. The most recent time we transferred only one embryo b/c I had gestational diabetes with my son and dr gelman had concerns should I get pregnant with multiples. That cycle did not work although he indicated the success rate with 1 vs 2 embryos was not significantly different.
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Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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2018, Successful
10
10
Age 32
IVF
Male Factor
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gelman was the first doctor to provide us with real answers and actually take the time to make sure all of the proper tests were completed and although both my husband and I area relatively healthy, made modifications to our lifestyle with vitamins and diet to only further help. Not only did Dr. Gelman always have the best bedside manner, so did his nurses and staff [IVFMD South Florida Inst for Repro Med] .
The financials in the beginning I would would have been outlined a little better as far as everything that would be due outside of the actual ivf package, but the staff [IVFMD South Florida Inst for Repro Med] worked with us and in the end it is all worth it. ... There was never a long wait time in the office. I liked how the blood work was drawn on site. The staff was very professional and friendly. Always accommodating appointment times.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
We cannot even begin to thank Dr. Gelman and his staff enough. Dr. Gelman is a beyond incredible physician. His professionalism, knowledge, and expertise in the field is unparalleled. We had a very long, emotional and frustrating journey with infertility. Dr. Gelman was the first doctor to provide us with real answers and actually take the time to make sure all of the proper tests were completed and although both my husband and I area relatively healthy, made modifications to our lifestyle with vitamins and diet to only further help. Not only did Dr. Gelman always have the best bedside manner, so did his nurses and staff. I can't say enough about everyone. Aislynn, always made me laugh even when I was so stressed or worried. Her calming demeanor always put my mind at ease, which was so important to me. She is knowledgable and understanding and just the absolute best!! Jen and Belkis, are also angels for putting up with my countless emails and calls. They are so thorough in explaining everything and really were there for me through it all. I grew fond and close to all three of them as well. Thanks to Dr. Gelman and his staff we are expecting our miracle twin boys. After a very long journey, we are forever grateful to him and his staff. I feel so blessed to have found their office and couldn't recommend them enough, especially for how hard and emotional this road can be, you need a team like this by your side to give you answers and get results.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
There was never a long wait time in the office. I liked how the blood work was drawn on site. The staff was very professional and friendly. Always accommodating appointment times. The financials in the beginning I would would have been outlined a little better as far as everything that would be due outside of the actual ivf package, but the staff worked with us and in the end it is all worth it.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 34
3 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I feel Dr Gelman took a personal interest in our case. He never gave up and was always positive yet honest. I felt that Dr Gelman was easy to talk to and always made me and my husband feel comfortable even in difficult situations. He never made us feel rushed. And returned calls promptly...always took the time to explain treatments in a way we could understand...We transferred 1 and that resulted in a pregnancy which I am currently 5 mo pregnant
My nurse and IVF coordinator [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] were amazing. They responded to emails and phone calls very quickly. And patiently reviewed everything until I completely unsterstood it. I had full trust in them...The only weakness is the wait time on some days...Their strengths are consistency and compassion. They do not have a high turn over. Which makes you feel comfortable seeing the same friendly, familiar faces each visit.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I feel Dr Gelman took a personal interest in our case. He never gave up and was always positive yet honest. I felt that Dr Gelman was easy to talk to and always made me and my husband feel comfortable even in difficult situations. He never made us feel rushed. And returned calls promptly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Keep an open mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Gelman always took the time to explain treatments in a way we could understand. He and his nurses are compassionate and have great empathy for our situation. They treated us like family. With all their hard work we are now pregnant and doing great!
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
My first stimulation cycle I used Menapur,Gonal F and cetrotide. I believe they retrieved approximated 10 embryos (?) but only 1 lived to day 5. That transferred embryo did not result in a pregnancy. The 2nd stimulation I used ganirelix, follistim, low dose ovidril, cetrotide and lupron. That resulted in 16 embryos retrieved (?) and 4 made it to day 5. 1 transferred and did not result in a pregnancy. The other 3 were PGS and of those 3, 2 were normal. 1 was abnormal and discarded. Of the 2 remaining. We transferred 1 and that resulted in a pregnancy which I am currently 5 mo pregnant. And the other one is frozen for a future transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My nurse and IVF coordinator were amazing. They responded to emails and phone calls very quickly. And patiently reviewed everything until I completely unsterstood it. I had full trust in them.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The only weakness is the wait time on some days. But I guess that’s what happens when you provide great results. Their strengths are consistency and compassion. They do not have a high turn over. Which makes you feel comfortable seeing the same friendly, familiar faces each visit.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Approximately $50,000 total. For stimulations, transfers, testing, IUIs, etc.
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I prefer elective single embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
2 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Fortunate enough with his [Dr. Kenneth Gelman's] guidance and wisdom I only had to do the transfer once. He recommended a specific biopsy that would indicate exactly when to do the transfer and how much more of a specific hormone I would neeed and initially I did not want to do it because I did not want to delay the process any further. Again, he didn’t force, only suggest but I did not want to risk doing the transfer and something else came up. After doing that test it showed I needed an extra two days of progesterone as compared to an avg person.
Grethel [a nurse at IVFMD S FL Institute-Hollywood] was unbelievable. I would tell every single person to ask for her. Belkis was also pleasant but that’s abt it. I won’t speak badly about the other one because Grethel was that amazing. She responded to emails in a beyond timely fashion and I considered her to be heaven sent. She compassionate and caring. She showing empathy and was genuine. I cannot emphasize how incredible she is.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He was able to answer all of my questions and concerns and even fears with me in detail. When I was frustrated with the process, he would take his time, gave recommendations but never forced ideas or suggestions. There are many other doctors that could have milked this situation for money and made me do certain treatments over and over but he was effiecieny and very knowledgeable. I found myself fortunate to have been referred to him. Great sense of humor by the way!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Have your questions ready to go
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I never felt like a number or statistic with him. I loved his sense of humor. There were days that I cried when I found out news I didn’t want to but he always reassured me and gave me hope
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Initially we weren’t sure what the problem was, everything appeared normal but I wasn’t able to fertilize. We did fertility drugs first and that didn’t work, then tried iui and realised that didn’t work and then we did specific blood tests, and which showed abnormal levels in hormones which gave me an explanation and some closure. So now it was a matter of rectifying. Fortunate enough with his guidance and wisdom I only had to do the transfer once. He recommended a specific biopsy that would indicate exactly when to do the transfer and how much more of a specific hormone I would neeed and initially I did not want to do it because I did not want to delay the process any further. Again, he didn’t force, only suggest but I did not want to risk doing the transfer and something else came up. After doing that test it showed I needed an extra two days of progesterone as compared to an avg person.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Grethel)
Grethel was unbelievable. I would tell every single person to ask for her. Belkis was also pleasant but that’s abt it. I won’t speak badly about the other one because Grethel was that amazing. She responded to emails in a beyond timely fashion and I considered her to be heaven sent. She compassionate and caring. She showing empathy and was genuine. I cannot emphasize how incredible she is. I would send lots of emails with questions and she answered every single one even on her days off but she cares for her position and her patients. I don’t remember all the other names, but both Jennifer’s also deserve an honorable mention. Both again were great at follow ups and very patient with me and my questions. The nurse who took blood is also an angel. Very gentle and very compassionate. Dylin and Andrea at the front desk/check out are also amazing. Great staff!
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Great times that are available I was able to go in at 7.30 then go straight to work. Not sure abt the afternoon availability but I do like the flexibility in morning hours as I did not need to request time off.
What specific things went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
With the first ivf coordinator she never followed up with me or meds and I would call the pharmacy and they would not have it. For me to drive to the margate pharmacy and then not have it was not ok
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
10
10
Age 35
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Gelman] was very honest and sympathetic to my situation. He took his time to do an ultrasound for me after I got a missed diagnosis... The doctor was very honest and caring when I explain to him my situations and concerns and personally did many of the treatments. I always felt very comfortable throughout all the tests and exams... I always felt very comfortable with him and his ability to treat me and because of the vigilance that he provided I was able to conceive with the one IUI while the previous doctor I used caused me to have to failed IUIs.
I think the staff [at IVFMD] and nurses are exceptional and extremely smart so even when you can't speak to the doctor you can get a lot of answers or better explanations through them. Overall it was pretty easy to make appointments...The wait time was very minimal I was always in and out there from beginning to end within an hour which I absolutely loved. The only downside...is slightly more expensive than the previous doctor I saw but because the results were way more beneficial it's something I'd be willing to do again.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He was very honest and sympathetic to my situation. He took his time to do an ultrasound for me after I got a missed diagnosis from the previous doctor because he wanted to verify what the doctor was saying was true and the other doctor was wrong. I always felt very comfortable with him and his ability to treat me and because of the vigilance that he provided I was able to conceive with the one IUI while the previous doctor I used caused me to have to failed IUIs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Listen to what the doctor is telling you not how he's expressing it because he can be blunt in some ways but I feel like that's the best way that I can and other people can understand the situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Each time I would have a doctor's visit the nurses would remember me and ask me how I'm feeling and how is everything going. The doctor was very honest and caring when I explain to him my situations and concerns and personally did many of the treatments. I always felt very comfortable throughout all the tests and exams and compared to the previous doctor I saw this was the best clinic and doctor I've ever had help me with my fertility problems.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
From the first day of the consultation the doctor reviewed my test results I brought in and listen to my situation with my previous doctor and failed IUIs. He did an ultrasound during the consultation because he felt that the other doctor may have misdiagnosed me which was true. From that point on he required all the typical fertility and test done which I've had done previously so everything was similar to what I have gone through before. Then on the first IUI cycle, i came in with my period and they did blood work to check my hormone levels then I did my ultrasound and subsequent ultrasounds after that until they saw I was ovulating. Two days before the insemination they provided me the HCG injection and then after that they did the IUI two days later. When they did my last ultrasound they saw that my uterine lining was slightly thin so they put me on estrogen patches. 7 days after the IUI, i came in to do a follow-up blood work they picked up that my progesterone was low and followed up with providing me with progesterone suppositories. With my previous experience in infertility my other doctor did not do any of these tests aside from the ultrasounds and never recommended any supplements. Two weeks after the insemination I conceived which was a first for me and throughout the process of the nine weeks I was monitored with him. I had a slight scare at 5 to 6 weeks. The office did an ultrasound each time I was bleeding and eventually changed my medication because it might have been the reason I was bleeding. Since that time and up until the time I was discharged my pregnancy has been perfect. I honestly feel that without the additional blood works and test and monitoring I would have never conceived and so for this I am extremely grateful to the doctor and his staff for their dedication and compassion to their patients.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I absolutely loved all the nurses and workers in the Cooper City office. Many of them remembered me during my follow-ups and the nurses were extremely sympathetic and understanding to my circumstances. They did their best in helping me with payment and obtaining medication. Also I have to be honest that the nurses were extremely intelligent and knowledgeable in the entire process so I felt very comfortable on asking questions with them as well as the doctor which from previous experience this was not typical.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I think the staff and nurses are exceptional and extremely smart so even when you can't speak to the doctor you can get a lot of answers or better explanations through them. Overall it was pretty easy to make appointments and reach somebody there though it normally took by end of day to get a call back. The wait time was very minimal I was always in and out there from beginning to end within an hour which I absolutely loved. The only downside I can say but in which I'm willing to accept is it is slightly more expensive than the previous doctor I saw but because the results were way more beneficial it's something I'd be willing to do again.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
everything was itemized and charged per visit. It could get slightly confusing in what was actually needed compared to what was recommended. In my case I already knew what I had done and so would decline certain treatments or tests because I had already done it. Overall I wish they had more of a streamline cost for IUI that include everything necessary for that cycle and if you needed additional stuff they can explain that further.
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Not applicable
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 36 - 37
1 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Black or African-American
Income $500K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Gelman is very thorough and knowledgeable and would take time out to listen to any concern we had during the process which made us feel at ease.... Listen to him and trust that he knows what he is doing. He has been getting women pregnant for eats [years] and has seen it all. He knows how to create the optimum environment for you to conceive so just relax and trust in the process.
The staff is WONDERFUL [at IVFMD-S FL] Everyone is so nice and remembers details about you so you don’t just feel like a number. I’m an email person and the nurses and coordinators would respond to me within minutes! They are quick and will answer any question you may have or resolve any problem that arises same day even if that means curbsiding Dr Gelman.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I can’t say enough about Dr Gelman at the Cooper City office. My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for over a year and had a consultation with Dr Gelman where it was painfully obvious that IVF may be our only option. We were concerned about the price and the odds with IVF but I remember Dr Gelman saying “I can get you pregnant” and that’s EXACTLY what he did. We got pregnant with our first IVF cycle and we couldn’t be happier. Dr Gelman is very thorough and knowledgeable and would take time out to listen to any concern we had during the process which made us feel at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Listen to him and trust that he knows what he is doing. He has been getting women pregnant for eats and has seen it all. He knows how to create the optimum environment for you to conceive so just relax and trust in the process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Yvonne Martinez)
The staff is WONDERFUL. Everyone is so nice and remembers details about you so you don’t just feel like a number. I’m an email person and the nurses and coordinators would respond to me within minutes! They are quick and will answer any question you may have or resolve any problem that arises same day even if that means curbsiding Dr Gelman.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is great. They answer the phone in timely fashion. They can get you scheduled on the date and usually even time you need. They provide reminder calls and make check in super easy by scanning your card. They call you into your appt on time and everything is streamlined. Check out is a breeze.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The cost was what was expected with fertility care. Insurance covered most of my visits so I only had to pay copay. The clinic provided you with nanes of companies who offered fertility treatment bundles at cheaper rate as well as pharmacies that offered medications at lower prices.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 43 - 44
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had multiple miscarriages and failed IVF in the past. Dr. Gelman discovered an abnormal Natural Killer blood result which is treatable with Intralipid infusions.... Dr. Gelman takes the time to explain your diagnosis and treatment options. I never felt rushed. His staff is friendly and warm. This experience felt more like family than a clinic.
The clinic [IVFMD S. FL Institute] strengths are that everyone is very positive and knows who you are. They all wishes me good luck the day of my embryo transfer and even came out of their workspaces to wish me well. They are friendly and professional when they call and it was never difficult to reach someone to make an appointment.... Jenny was on top of the plan. She called when necessary to remind me of changes with the medications, etc. She always took my calls and responded within minutes to my emails.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelman communicates very well. He went above and beyond my previous RE and found an abnormality which can explain why prior treatment was unsuccessful. This was treatable and he took the appropriate actions/ treatment. We are now 9 weeks pregnant! He definitely knows his patients history and treatment plan and makes you feel like you are his only patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t hesitate! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelman takes the time to explain your diagnosis and treatment options. I never felt rushed. His staff is friendly and warm. This experience felt more like family than a clinic.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I had multiple miscarriages and failed IVF in the past. Dr. Gelman discovered an abnormal Natural Killer blood result which is treatable with Intralipid infusions. My former RE had not tested for that.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Jenny Galan)
Jenny was on top of the plan. She called when necessary to remind me of changes with the medications, etc. She always took my calls and responded within minutes to my emails.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic strengths are that everyone is very positive and knows who you are. They all wishes me good luck the day of my embryo transfer and even came out of their workspaces to wish me well. They are friendly and professional when they call and it was never difficult to reach someone to make an appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The total cost was around $30,000
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
7
Age 32
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Kenneth Gelmen] was patient and wanted to meet our needs...I was told by the nurse randomly that had PCOS. NOT BY THE DOCTOR! It was kind of weird...His goals were our goals and he understood all of our concerns. The process was very thorough... remember having a HSG and a saline exam. Both were very painful. Husband was told to take vitamins...We loved talking to Dr. Gelman.
I was told by the nurse [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] randomly that had PCOS. NOT BY THE DOCTOR! It was kind of weird. I also have as told by two different doctors that my uterine fibroids were to be done in two different ways. I was prepared for two different surgeries...HSG was $250 the Saline Exam $250 Genetic testing was about$1000+....I do feel like there were a lot of fees that were not initially told to us. We spent thousands for just testing which was definitely unsuspected. We have changed insurances so we are hoping that would help tremendously. Strengths were definitely the staff. They make you super optimistic.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
We loved talking to Dr. Gelman. His goals were our goals and he understood all of our concerns. The process was very thorough although it lacked any guarantee when we spoke with his colleagues. I do think he’s one of the better doctors at IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Better doctor of the ones there but be prepared to spend money.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He was patient and wanted to meet our needs.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I remember having a HSG and a saline exam. Both were very painful. Husband was told to take vitamins.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: E)
The nurse we were given by far was the best. I can’t deny that.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Weakness are based off pricing. I do feel like there were a lot of fees that were not initially told to us. We spent thousands for just testing which was definitely unsuspected. We have changed insurances so we are hoping that would help tremendously. Strengths were definitely the staff. They make you super optimistic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
HSG was $250 the Saline Exam $250 Genetic testing was about$1000+
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
None. Never got that far.
What specific things went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I was told by the nurse randomly that had PCOS. NOT BY THE DOCTOR! It was kind of weird. I also have as told by two different doctors that my uterine fibroids were to be done in two different ways. I was prepared for two different surgeries.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IVF
Black or African-American
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
One word that describes Dr.Gelman is CONFIDENT! He’s very skilled in his profession. He goal is pregnancy, i decided to see him after a few failed pregnancies due to (ectopic) he assured me I’ll be pregnant. I started Seeing him April 2018 started treatment in September 2018 and i became pregnant December 2018.... Dr. Gelman and his crew behind him treated Both my fiancé and I like family! They made this journey comfortable and they’re confident with their work.
I did Not experience any weakness with the staff [at IVFMD S FL Institute for Reproductive Med- Miami] even while they were under construction extending the office, The whole staff there were friendly and caring. They would call my name and spark conversations as if we were buddies. I Love this facility without a doubt!... Testing for both my fiancé and i (bloodwork, semi analyses, semi cultural, SIS, HSG, etc) medication review, injection class, and from there the journey begins.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
One word that describes Dr.Gelman is CONFIDENT! He’s very skilled in his profession. He goal is pregnancy, i decided to see him after a few failed pregnancies due to (ectopic) he assured me I’ll be pregnant. I started Seeing him April 2018 started treatment in September 2018 and i became pregnant December 2018.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
My Advice would be to trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelman and his crew behind him treated Both my fiancé and I like family! They made this journey comfortable and they’re confident with their work.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Testing for both my fiancé and i (bloodwork, semi analyses, semi cultural, SIS, HSG, etc) medication review, injection class, and from there the journey begins.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Grethel )
Caring, Friendly, and very knowledgeable!
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I did Not experience any weakness with the staff even while they were under construction extending the office, The whole staff there were friendly and caring. They would call my name and spark conversations as if we were buddies. I Love this facility without a doubt!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
With Bloodwork and test between my fiancé and i we’re about $7500 in our IVF procedure alone was $3888.98 i have Insurance as well.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Miami
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 36
2 IUI
2 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I highly recommend Dr.Gelman. I had a very difficult time getting pregnant and Dr. Gelman was extremely confident we would get our baby. He was determined to give us answers and willing to try anything for us to be successful....I remember for my successful round taking supplements to improve egg quality before egg retrieval which helped because I ended up getting more eggs. We also froze embryos to do pgs testing which was helpful because I ended up with 3 normal embryos.
This clinic [IVFMD S. Florida] was great. Really no complaints. They communicated well and were extremely organized. They were always available to answer my questions. They made my experience go smooth. Also, the clinic was very clean and kept up nicely. The staff in the clinic was very personable and accommodating....I remember for my successful round taking supplements to improve egg quality before egg retrieval which helped because I ended up getting more eggs. We also froze embryos to do pgs testing which was helpful because I ended up with 3 normal embryos.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I highly recommend Dr.Gelman. I had a very difficult time getting pregnant and Dr. Gelman was extremely confident we would get our baby. He was determined to give us answers and willing to try anything for us to be successful.Dr. Gelman and staff never gave up hope and stayed positive the entire time until I had a successful pregnancy. We are finally due in March!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Trust him and feel confident you have an excellent doctor doing his best for you.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I remember for my successful round taking supplements to improve egg quality before egg retrieval which helped because I ended up getting more eggs. We also froze embryos to do pgs testing which was helpful because I ended up with 3 normal embryos. Also, we did era biopsy which was extremely useful because we found we weren’t transferring on the right day and once we changed that we were successful.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic was great. Really no complaints. They communicated well and were extremely organized. They were always available to answer my questions. They made my experience go smooth. Also, the clinic was very clean and kept up nicely. The staff in the clinic was very personable and accommodating.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
Anovulation
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Gelman was open and honest and straight forward but also kind and compassionate understanding that these things are very difficult on women and families. He shared options and opinions and still supported my decisions no matter what...I went to doctor gelman precisely because I felt like a number at another popular fertility practice in south FL. Gelman's office was such a refreshing change to that...Also, I didn't wait nearly as long so the experience was just all around much more pleasant and less intrusive on my life and job.
All familiar faces every time I went [to IVFMD] and everyone sincerely cared. Also, I didn't wait nearly as long so the experience was just all around much more pleasant and less intrusive on my life and job...I absolutely loved Jennifer. I felt she was straight forward and sincere and showed a huge amount of genuine care and concern. She listened and supported me through the ups and downs.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Gelman was open and honest and straight forward but also kind and compassionate understanding that these things are very difficult on women and families. He shared options and opinions and still supported my decisions no matter what.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask plenty of questions and don't google too much or compare yourself to others because every fertility issue and every woman's body is different
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I went to doctor gelman precisely because I felt like a number at another popular fertility practice in south FL. Gelman's office was such a refreshing change to that. All familiar faces every time I went and everyone sincerely cared. Also, I didn't wait nearly as long so the experience was just all around much more pleasant and less intrusive on my life and job.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Lamb)
I absolutely loved Jennifer. I felt she was straight forward and sincere and showed a huge amount of genuine care and concern. She listened and supported me through the ups and downs
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Like every doctor I did have to wait at times, however, it was SO much better than the other place I used to go that I was just a number and waited hours. When making appointments just make sure it isn't a "retrieval " day and you will have minimal wait time.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Miami
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016, Successful
10
10
Age 31
IVF
Tubal Blockage
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gelmen and his nurse was well manner made sure I was taking care of when I need prescription that made sure it was in and I gotten them on time...He’s a very good dr. He makes you comfortable and does everything possible to help you get a positive result after on going ivf.....I was but on birth control but stop cause I was getting cyst on ovaries, was put on menopurl, follistim,...They treated me with care, learned my name acknowledge me every visit cared for me and the reason on why I was there
The clinic [IVFMD South Florida Institute for Repro Med] was well kept everything about the clinic was great from the nurses to the dr. They also let you know the pros and cons. Their positive from your first visit to the last....They treated me with care, learned my name acknowledge me every visit cared for me and the reason on why I was there... Dr. Gelmen and his nurse was well manner made sure I was taking care of...
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelmen and his nurse was well manner made sure I was taking care of when I need prescription that made sure it was in and I gotten them on time, that stay on top of me to make sure I was doing thing according. They made me feel very welcome and comfortable every dr. Visit. They all wore smiles on the face wishing me best of luck everytime before living my appt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He’s a very good dr. He makes you comfortable and does everything possible to help you get a positive result after on going ivf.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
They treated me with care, learned my name acknowledge me every visit cared for me and the reason on why I was there
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I was but on birth control but stop cause I was getting cyst on ovaries, was put on menopurl, follistim,
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They was excellent
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was well kept everything about the clinic was great from the nurses to the dr. They also let you know the pros and cons. Their positive from your first visit to the last. The dr. Do all blood work to make sure you’re in the clear of everything.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
15,000
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Miami
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
5
Age 41 - 42
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Professor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
Dr. Kenneth is a very enthusiastic and passionate about his work he will always give me good advice like taking specific vitamins and he believes in Oriental medicine as well. He is a very open doctor but at the same time grounded...He was always very caring about me.
They [nurses at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] really explain in details all instructions and they are always there for you when you need them...The weakness of the clinic is to actually get a hold of the nurses when you need them by phone. I found they would answer me right away through email so I stick to that form of communication. Among the good things are that the clinic has very nice atmosphere in the waiting area they offer water, tea, and coffee.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kenneth is a very enthusiastic and passionate about his work he will always give me good advice like taking specific vitamins and he believes in Oriental medicine as well. He is a very open doctor but at the same time grounded.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Believe in him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He was always very caring about me.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I don't recall.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They really explain in details all instructions and they are always there for you when you need them.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The weakness of the clinic is to actually get a hold of the nurses when you need them by phone. I found they would answer me right away through email so I stick to that form of communication. Among the good things are that the clinic has very nice atmosphere in the waiting area they offer water, tea, and coffee.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance helped me. I want to say that this is for the COOPER CITY Clinic not NAPLES
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Naples
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 34
5 IUI
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Doctor Gelman was always a phone call away if I did have questions. Quirky but friendly deamenor, while being able to always speak the truth....Very caring staff. Could call or email a nurse and/or doctor and get a call back within an hour or two. New me by name, asked a friend about after I was discharged.
Strength: friendly, efficient, caring Weakness: can have long wait times. [The nurse at IVFMD] answered all questions. Gave thorough instructions. Always a phone call/email away....Very caring staff. Could call or email a nurse and/or doctor and get a call back within an hour or two. New me by name, asked a friend about after I was discharged.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Doctor Gelman was always a phone call away if I did have questions. Quirky but friendly misdeamenor, while being able to always speak the truth.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask him to speak up or clarify if need be.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Very caring staff. Could call or email a nurse and/or doctor and get a call back within an hour or two. New me by name, asked a friend about after I was discharged.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
BCP, Menopur, follistim, ganirelix, triggered with Lupron and low dose hsg due to risk of OHSS. Freeze all.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Yvonne)
Answered all questions. Gave thorough instructions. Always a phone call/email away.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Strength: friendly, efficient, caring Weakness: can have long wait times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
A variety of packages depending on services required
What specific things went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
A nurse took too long to call in a refill. I had enough medication and it wasn't a critical medication.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Miami
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gelman was always very personable and positive with my wife and I. Always had a plan and back up plan to get to the goal of pregnancy....Dr. Gelman is great and made our dream of pregnancy a reality. It was a journey a little over a year and well worth it since we are pregnant. I cannot thank Dr. Gelman enough for his calmness and expertise....He is great and forthcoming in a respectful manner....The entire staff was great! Everyone was very nice, compassionate, and informative.
The clinic [IVFMD South Florida Inst] is well kept and all staff are on the same page. The customer service displayed by everyone is outstanding. Everyone took the time to talk with us and always came from a place of "yes". I have nothing but positive feelings for the clinic....The entire staff was great! Everyone was very nice, compassionate, and informative....Dr. Gelman is great and made our dream of pregnancy a reality. It was a journey a little over a year and well worth it since we are pregnant. I cannot thank Dr. Gelman enough for his calmness and expertise.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelman is great and made our dream of pregnancy a reality. It was a journey a little over a year and well worth it since we are pregnant. I cannot thank Dr. Gelman enough for his calmness and expertise.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He is great and forthcoming in a respectful manner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gelman was always very personable and positive with my wife and I. Always had a plan and back up plan to get to the goal of pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Gretchel Sanchez )
The entire staff was great! Everyone was very nice, compassionate, and informative.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is well kept and all staff are on the same page. The customer service displayed by everyone is outstanding. Everyone took the time to talk with us and always came from a place of "yes". I have nothing but positive feelings for the clinic.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 36 - 37
3 IUI
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Kenneth Gelman was] Always ready to see me or answer my questions. I believed he cared and was invested to make happen...I’m currently 6.5 months pregnant with B/G Twins thanks to Dr.G and his confident approach in helping our dreams come true. We tried IVF/IUI a total of 6 times until finally with patience and Dr. G’s expertises we were successful. We are blessed and thankful. He never gave up on us
Helpful and kind team [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] always ready to help and be a listening ear with the stressful journey. There is someone always there. At times only downside the wait and running behind schedule. Everything else was good...They [staff] helped me through anything I needed and made me feel comfortable...[Dr. Kenneth Gelman was] Always ready to see me or answer my questions. I believed he cared and was invested to make happen..
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I’m currently 6.5 months pregnant with B/G Twins thanks to Dr.G and his confident approach in helping our dreams come true. We tried IVF/IUI a total of 6 times until finally with patience and Dr. G’s expertises we were successful. We are blessed and thankful. He never gave up on us
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Trust the process and listen
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Always ready to see me or answer my questions. I believed he cared and was invested to make happen
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Grethel and Jen Lam )
The staff was awesome for Dr G. They helped me through anything I needed and made me feel comfortable
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Helpful and kind team always ready to help and be a listening ear with the stressful journey. There is someone always there. At times only downside the wait and running behind schedule. Everything else was good
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Successful
10
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. G is the most caring IVF doctor you will ever have. Very professional, knowledgeable and a master of the craft. He will take you step by step in a very seamless/ transparent way and makes you feel comfortable. ... He and Aisliin (the nurse) always knew my name and remembered every detail of our last conversation visit. ... IVF is hard, painful and a process that nobody wants to be in. No one asked to be infertile but I can guarantee you, he is your best chance!
They [IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] are very organized, clean and welcoming. I don't feel they have any weakness except sometimes they might run behind with the appointments. But people are very nice, they have modern technology and the entire environment makes you feel welcome. ... Grethel [nurse] was amazing. Very organized, on top of everything and most importantly extremely caring.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. G is the most caring IVF doctor you will ever have. Very professional, knowledgeable and a master of the craft. He will take you step by step in a very seamless/ transparent way and makes you feel comfortable. IVF is hard, painful and a process that nobody wants to be in. No one asked to be infertile but I can guarantee you, he is your best chance! Love him, love the results and I wish he could deliver my babies.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He and Aisliin (the nurse) always knew my name and remembered every detail of our last conversation visit. That is phenomenal!!!
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Grethel Sanchez)
Grethel was amazing. Very organized, on top of everything and most importantly extremely caring.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They are very organized, clean and welcoming. I don't feel they have any weakness except sometimes they might run behind with the appointments. But people are very nice, they have modern technology and the entire environment makes you feel welcome. They are very organized, clean and welcoming. I don't feel they have any weakness except sometimes they might run behind with the appointments. But people are very nice, they have modern technology and the entire environment makes you feel welcome.They are very organized, clean and welcoming. I don't feel they have any weakness except sometimes they might run behind with the appointments. But people are very nice, they have modern technology and the entire environment makes you feel welcome. They are very organized, clean and welcoming. I don't feel they have any weakness except sometimes they might run behind with the appointments. But people are very nice, they have modern technology and the entire environment makes you feel welcome.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 44 - 45
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Kenneth Gelman] inspires confidence in the process...genuinely took the time to listen to me...has always been very objective, proffessional and understanding of my concerns. He has been available to answer questions for me when they came up, I trust him...the rationale [for treatment protocol] is to prepare your body for a pregnancy.
The facility [IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] is very up to date, clean and has very good hours of operation. Sometimes I would have to go very early like 7AM, before going to work, and that was a big plus...[Nurse] was always very prompt to answer questions I sent her via email...We paid over $9k for one cycle to the clinic, excluding medications.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Gelman has always been very objective, proffessional and understanding of my concerns. He has been available to answer questions for me when they came up, I trust him. In this stressful process, he inpires confidence.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He inspires confidence in the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Gelman genuinely took the time to listen to me.
Describe the protocols Kenneth Gelman used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The treatment was based on the administration of anticonceptive pills, luprolide injections and hormones estradiol and progesterone in the form of pills, patches and injection. The rationale is to prepare your body for a pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Jenny Galan)
She was always very prompt to answer questions I sent her via email.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The facility is very up to date, clean and has very good hours of operation. Sometimes I would have to go very early like 7AM, before going to work, and that was a big plus. My experience was very positive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We paid over $9k for one cycle to the clinic, excluding medications.
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Yes. The doctor's criteria is based in scientific evidence that multiple embryo transfer could be dangerous for the mother and can lead to a multiple pregnancy outcome that could be harmful for the babies too.
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Gelman] recommended us "single embryo transfer" since i have never been pregnant before and he didn't want to risk or take chances. Today. we feel so happy that we follow his advice...I am very sensitive person and patient. He was super patience, explained and understood my needs...We tried to conceive for three year when we were referred to Dr Gelman. As soon as we met with him, he was straight forward and told us we had to have IVF.
office staff [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] made the whole process feel normal...Grethel, Dylin and staff were absolutely AMAZING in this process!!!!! Couldn't have done it without them!...The clinic is clean, waiting rooms are clean and comfortable. Never felt uncomfortable. Appointment time is accurate! They really care for your time. If you need anything on an emergency basis during the weekends, they will be there.
How was your experience with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
We tried to conceive for three year when we were referred to Dr Gelman. As soon as we met with him, he was straight forward and told us we had to have IVF. Although, I was reluctant at first, he listened to me and we agreed to do IUI's. After 3 unsuccessful IUIs and lots of tests, biopsies, etc., my husband and I conceded to IVF, which resulted in a successful transfer and implantation over a couple of months. Our dream came true and we got pregnant on the first transfer! This is all thanks to his persistence, knowledge and patience. We will be forever grateful! He is the most gentle, sweet and professional doctor in the Cooper City Office of IVFMD!!, the BEST! On May 14, our beautiful baby boy was born!! My husband's advice is "Whatever Dr. Gelman recommends, you do it ! Don't waste your time and energy going against his recommendation. Trust his knowledge!" If live in the Broward County, or you can travel, do not hesitate to go and see him, he will help you make your dream come true! Thank you Dr. Gelman!!!!!! For such a sensitive subject, you and the office staff made the whole process feel normal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Do what he recommends, eyes closed! His knowledge is what you need and you will have positive results!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I am very sensitive person and patient. He was super patience, explained and understood my needs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Grethel Sanchez)
Grethel, Dylin and staff were absolutely AMAZING in this process!!!!! Couldn't have done it without them!
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is clean, waiting rooms are clean and comfortable. Never felt uncomfortable. Appointment time is accurate! They really care for your time. If you need anything on an emergency basis during the weekends, they will be there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kenneth Gelman at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
25,000+
Describe Kenneth Gelman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
He recommended us "single embryo transfer" since i have never been pregnant before and he didn't want to risk or take chances. Today. we feel so happy that we follow his advice.
What specific things went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Kenneth Gelman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources