Maher Abdallah

American Reproductive Centers

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Medical SchoolSUNY Upstate
ResidencyLincoln Hosp
FellowshipU. of Louisville
Costa Mesa
1640 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-309-3330
Palm Springs
1199 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-4334
Corona
900 S. Main Street
Corona, CA 92882
951-878-6666
La Quinta
79-180 Corporate Ctr. Dr.
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-346-4334
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Maher Abdallah to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 44%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 22%8.1
5 assessments
  • 44% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 22% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

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

Communication
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7.6
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
9.3
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

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

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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend American Reproductive Centers to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 49%Neutral: 42%Don't recommend: 8%8.3
7 assessments
  • 49% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 42% Neutral (7-8)
  • 8% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr. Abdallah is personable and extremely driven to treat infertility. He starts with the most modern treatments available and does not waste your money/time/emotions on lower grade treatments that won't normally work. It is clear that he will try every avenue possible to help you conceive. ... will take on your case even if your chances are much lower than desired. He is very aware of the emotions connected to infertility and sensitive to each couples' situation.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
Dr. Abdallah is personable and extremely driven to treat infertility. He starts with the most modern treatments available and does not waste your money/time/emotions on lower grade treatments that won't normally work. It is clear that he will try every avenue possible to help you conceive. My husband and I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Abdallah from the beginning of our infertility issues and not had to waste any time or money on a doctor that does not intend to do everything needed to assist infertile couples.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
Trust that he and his office really care about you as a person not just a number.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
The doctor is very determined to help couples conceive and will take on your case even if your chances are much lower than desired. He is very aware of the emotions connected to infertility and sensitive to each couples' situation.
Describe the protocols Maher Abdallah used in your cycles at American Reproductive Centers and their degree of success.
1st round IVF - Gonal-F 300IU & Menopur 75IU daily for 2 weeks; prenatal and baby aspirin daily; Cetrotide; HCG trigger shot; I did not respond no eggs retrieved. 2nd round IVF - half dose of Gonal-F daily, everything else the same. Did not respond, my hormone levels for eggs is too low and I still cannot produce eggs. 1st round Donor Eggs - 6 eggs donated, Lupron daily 15 units; baby aspirin, 4 medrol, prenatal daily; Delestrogen .5cc twice weekly; Progesterone 1.5cc daily. Did not get to do embryo transfer, some eggs did not survive thawing the rest did not fertilize. Doctor believes the eggs did not fully activated before retrieval from donor. I responded very well to treatment and was ready for embryo transfer. This facility uses ICSI to inject sperm directly into eggs which is more successful for fertilizing. We are currently starting the process again with a second egg donor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at American Reproductive Centers. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Sanchez, RN, BSN)
The entire staff are very attentive and compassionate about the job they do to help infertile couples. Ashley is very communicative, always responsive to all questions and genuinely cares about each patient.
Describe your experience with American Reproductive Centers.
They communicate well, no question is small or stupid and they are happy to answer all concerns. The technology is quite modern and the facility is professional and inviting as well. They also have their own facility to perform all egg retrievals and embryo transfers, it's like a mini hospital that treats only their patients and all procedures are performed by Dr. Abdallah.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers.
They directed us to Lending Club to receive a medical loan. We originally opted for genetic testing which cost an extra $7000 so our loan was a total of $28,000. That included all doctor appointments, all medication, and all procedures.
Describe Maher Abdallah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at American Reproductive Centers.
If 2 or more embryos are produced this facility will only transfer 2 at a time, which I would prefer.
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Maher Abdallah
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
American Reproductive Centers
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6
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
6
Dr. Abdallah is the only RE in the desert, so compared to previous visits with a “fertility specialist” he was much more thorough and diagnosed my endo which I knew I had. He is knowledgeable and can be helpful, but sometimes you need to track him down for answers, or do your own research and suggest treatment ideas. ... But often we feel like we’re on an assembly line more than patients with unique needs.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
6
How was your experience with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
Dr. Abdallah is the only RE in the desert, so compared to previous visits with a “fertility specialist” he was much more thorough and diagnosed my endo which I knew I had. He is knowledgeable and can be helpful, but sometimes you need to track him down for answers, or do your own research and suggest treatment ideas. I would say what Dr Abdallah offers is a “standard” fertility practice, where PGS testing and all the bells and whistles are offered. But often we feel like we’re on an assembly line more than patients with unique needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
Find out all the possible treatment options after all possible outcomes of your initial treatment. If you have a CP or miscarry after the first cycle, how long must you wait until the next cycle, what will change with the treatment itself, etc. Its always an option to take your frozen embryos elsewhere if you don’t think you’re getting the correct treatment for your situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
The waiting time at the appointments was often long, and the visit itself very short. The doctor typically doesn’t ask if I have any questions after the ultrasound, he just makes and assessment and says see you next week.
Describe the protocols Maher Abdallah used in your cycles at American Reproductive Centers and their degree of success.
We were put on Medrol, Lupron, baby aspirin and prenatals about a month before the transfer, followed by estrol valerate and progesterone injections, as well as doxycycline closer to transfer date. I’m not sure if this is the standard treatment or if anything was specific to my endo condition.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I’ve had a few issues with the nursing staff not calling me back after requesting insurance info or to ask the doctor something. All in all however the nurses are considerate and helpful during the process.
Describe your experience with American Reproductive Centers.
I’m not sure what the issues are with scheduling, but sometimes even very early appointments will have you waiting there for 30 minutes before being admitted. It can be frustrating if you have a job. Otherwise the surgery center is right across the street from the clinic, so all procedures are in the same area, which is great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers.
With the uterine surgery and 2 IVF FET procedures we paid around $30k for everything.
Describe Maher Abdallah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at American Reproductive Centers.
This office seems to always push for multiple embryo transfer. We transferred two the first time (CP) and will transfer the last two next time. I’m not sure if this is to increase the odds of children born, or to burn through your eggs faster so you have to start over sooner.
What specific things went wrong at American Reproductive Centers?
  • Failed to call with results
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Maher Abdallah
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
American Reproductive Centers
Palm Springs
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7
Age
44 - 50
Treated
2013 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
7
Toward the end, I felt more like a number. Visits were very quick, and I didn’t feel like there was time to ask any questions. ... I had questions about my treatment and what we might do differently to achieve success, but I felt like they were dismissed. He’s [Dr. Abdallah] very kind, I just thought he was very busy. ... We resorted to donor eggs after we tried a cycle with my own that didn’t make it to retrieval. I was glad for the opportunity to try. Everything else was very standard-like he used the same medications for everyone, no matter what.
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Age
44 - 50
Treated
2013 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
7
How was your experience with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
His visits are very quick. I had questions about my treatment and what we might do differently to achieve success, but I felt like they were dismissed. He’s very kind, I just thought he was very busy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
Meet with him and come with a list of questions and ideas that you e heard. Ask to be a part of the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
Toward the end, I felt more like a number. Visits were very quick, and I didn’t feel like there was time to ask any questions.
Describe the protocols Maher Abdallah used in your cycles at American Reproductive Centers and their degree of success.
We resorted to donor eggs after we tried a cycle with my own that didn’t make it to retrieval. I was glad for the opportunity to try. Everything else was very standard-like he used the same medications for everyone, no matter what.
Describe your experience with your nurse at American Reproductive Centers. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
The staff is very caring and very interested in me as a patient.
Describe your experience with American Reproductive Centers.
The clinic is very clean, the staff is caring, and it was easy to schedule appointments. Everything is laid out ahead of time. Cost, procedures, etc. There was also very minimal wait time. My appointments were completed very quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers.
We have paid a little over $60,000 for all of our treatments.
Describe Maher Abdallah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at American Reproductive Centers.
I was always given the choice and went with multiples.
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Doctor
Maher Abdallah
Communication
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
American Reproductive Centers
Costa Mesa
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
He [Dr. Maher Abdallah] was great at explaining what he was going to do and making sure we felt comfortable with each plan as well as understood the process completely. He was very respectful very kind and very empathetic... He was very respectful, explained things in detail and was very thorough. He also spent time with us and remembered us at each visit... I had insurance that covered my costs so I paid only a $20 visit copay but my husband had to pay $825 for his lab work
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
He was great at explaining what he was going to do and making sure we felt comfortable with each plan as well as understood the process completely. He was very respectful very kind and very empathetic
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
Don’t go into the appointment with expectations, keep your mind open
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
He was very respectful, explained things in detail and was very thorough. He also spent time with us and remembered us at each visit
Describe the protocols Maher Abdallah used in your cycles at American Reproductive Centers and their degree of success.
We have not undergone treatment with him as of yet but his plan is high estrogen birth control until we can afford IUI or IVF then use injectables to coordinate the cycle
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very kind helpful and empathetic. Also respectful patient and understanding.
Describe your experience with American Reproductive Centers.
They are a very safe space, comfortable and inviting. They make you feel at ease and they make you feel comfortable opening up. The only thing I would say is sometimes they are understaffed so you wait awhile to see the doctor, however when your the patient with him he gives you all the time you need and you don’t feel rushed
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers.
I had insurance that covered my costs so I paid only a $20 visit copay but my husband had to pay $825 for his lab work
10
Doctor
Maher Abdallah
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
American Reproductive Centers
Costa Mesa
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7
Age
26
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
7
He [Dr Abdallah] was good with making me feel like a human but some of the things he said that shouldn't happen happened like 0HSS and vanishing twin...He really was confident in his work.
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Age
26
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
7
How was your experience with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
He really was confident in his work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
Guard yourself it's a hard process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers?
He was good with making me feel like a human but some of the things he said that shouldn't happen happened like 0HSS and vanishing twin
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All the nurses were good Mayra at the front desk was kind of slow responses
Describe your experience with American Reproductive Centers.
Very clean and state-of-the-art had everything we needed on site
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maher Abdallah at American Reproductive Centers.
$16,000 for 2 cycles - but once pregnant with the first cycle the extra $3000 just got absorbed and was not able to use. $6,000 meds $1,400 had to go under anesthesia had to get water removed from OH SS
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Doctor
Maher Abdallah
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
American Reproductive Centers
Costa Mesa
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