How was your experience with Lisa Hansard at Texas Fertility Center?
Dr. Hansard has shown interest in getting me to my end goal of having a baby. My situation is a bit different in the sense that embryos look great I have no problem making day 5 blastocyst but no implantation happens. It has been difficult to choose a course of treatment because we have done ERA’s and PGS, blood thinners, steroids and laparoscopic myomectomy( a few years ago with different doctor) and most recently a hysteroscopy and no success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Hansard at Texas Fertility Center?
I would say to trust her because she is very knowledgeable but in my situation I don’t think it’s my doctor hindering my success but rather something else we haven’t figured out.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Hansard at Texas Fertility Center?
I felt like a human because Dr. Hansard shows compassion and seems to know my personal medical issues without much reminder.
Describe the protocols Lisa Hansard used in your cycles at Texas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We tried following a femara natural cycle for FET, this protocol didn’t work because ovulation always occurred too early. So I decided to do a medicated cycle because it was more controlled. We repeated the ERA with a different protocol of medication using crinone instead of progesterone in oil for FET. We tried using Heparin and dexamethasone. So far I still haven’t had success.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Texas Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Flora)
My Nurse gets back to me with any concerns I may have.
Describe your experience with Texas Fertility Center.
They are an organized system because every Doctor has their own staff so it’s easier to deal with patients. They’ll get back to you if you have any questions, also the on call nurse is a great resource. I know that a lot of times I rather call and talk to the nurse but I found that they communicate faster via email. Overall I’m pleased with the care I received at TFC. The one thing I wish I would have is fertility coverage because treatments are extremely expensive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Hansard at Texas Fertility Center.
The costs for: IVF cycle for egg retrieval, every monitoring appointment, medications, lab tests, FET cycles had costs associated with doctors fees, surgery center fees, embryology lab fees.
Describe Lisa Hansard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Texas Fertility Center.
Dr. Hansard recommends transfering one embryo for my age that has been PGS tested. During my previous FET we transferred two embryos due to my history of recurrent implantation failure and embryos were not PGS tested.