Maria Saketos

Reproductive Specialists of New York

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Medical SchoolMount Sinai
ResidencyBeth Israel
FellowshipUMDNJ
Mineola
200 Old Country Rd
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 739-2100
Stony Brook
2500 Nesconset Hwy
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 246-9100
West Islip
1111 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, NY 11795
(631) 482-9020
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Maria Saketos to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 76%Don't recommend: 24%9
3 assessments
  • 76% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 24% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Reproductive Specialists of New York to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 41%Don't recommend: 5%8.6
42 assessments
  • 54% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 41% Neutral (7-8)
  • 5% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
10
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Maria Saketos looked at all of my information, and looked me in the eye when talking to me. When she would explain the process she was so much more than optimistic, she just felt so certain and it gave me relief that everything will turn out the way we wanted....She Explained everything in detail and never made us feel rushed. I love her matter-of-fact way of speaking to us. At some level, you want a no nonsense approach but she also provided the level of compassion that we wanted.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
Maria Saketos spoke to me and my husband directly but kindly. She Explained everything in detail and never made us feel rushed. I love her matter-of-fact way of speaking to us. At some level, you want a no nonsense approach but she also provided the level of compassion that we wanted.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
The multitudes of appointments can sometimes feel like a factory, but I learned to appreciate that. If every appointment was an emotional roller coaster, it would be too much to handle. Sometimes you just need to go in, have a sonogram, and get a blood draw, and you don’t need to be in tears the whole time. I liked that. I also liked that if I did need to speak to someone about my concerns, they would sit with me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
Maria Saketos looked at all of my information, and looked me in the eye when talking to me. When she would explain the process she was so much more than optimistic, she just felt so certain and it gave me relief that everything will turn out the way we wanted. Even when the first round of IUI resulted in a miscarriage, she made the second round feel like it was a sure bet instead of a crapshoot. Even if it didn’t turn out okay, which it did (I have a 14 month old baby boy now) I felt confident that it would eventually, thanks to her.
Describe the protocols Maria Saketos used in your cycles at Reproductive Specialists of New York and their degree of success.
I took Femara, used the gonal F pen injections, and the trigger shot. She explained that it would help me produce healthier eggs and ensure a greater likelihood of conceiving than without using medication
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
As I said before, the nurses have quite a busy job with many people coming in and out of appointments. But they did the best they could to speak to you about your day’ treatment plan or why you were at the appointment. They always tried to accommodate me when I needed to go in early or be seen first to get to work on time
Describe your experience with Reproductive Specialists of New York.
Occasionally, their wait time would be very long without explanation, even if you had an appointment at a specific time. Other times I would be seen right away and be in and out for my sonogram and blood draw within 15 minutes. I never really knew what to expect when I got there. I would have appreciated phone calls or updates if you were already in the waiting room, if they were running more than a half hour behind schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York.
They charged a flat fee of $1,000 that covered a month’s cycle of blood draws, sonograms, and one IUI insemination. The medications I had to pay for out-of-pocket. My insurance did not cover anything and I thought this was a fair charge.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
  • Lost results
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Doctor
Maria Saketos
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Specialists of New York
Mineola
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
31
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Saketos treated us with the upmost respect, dignity and empathy...She always took the time to answer questions, explanations, etc...She was an excellent, caring, compassionate and empathic doctor. I would and do gladly recommend her and the other staff doctors to others for assistance with their reproductive needs.. my husband and I were happy with our results and the care we received.
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Age
31
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 7 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
She was an excellent, caring, compassionate and empathic doctor. I would and do gladly recommend her and the other staff doctors to others for assistance with their reproductive needs.. my husband and I were happy with our results and the care we received.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
Respect that she is one of the best and take her assistance and advice as each and every couple’s medical issues and conditions are different
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
Dr. Saketos treated us with the upmost respect, dignity and empathy. She and her staff always treated us as humans not like s number. She always took the time to answer questions, explanations, etc...
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The staff was organized, well respected and helpful through all parts of my conception through the first 8 weeks of pregnancy.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Specialists of New York.
The clinic was great, they tried to keep everything organized and up to date with timing and tried to not have you wait too long to be seen by the medical professionals. We throughoughly enjoyed all of our experience with this office.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Reproductive Specialists of New York.
They would schedule times and have a group of women called into every waiting area. They would individually call every women for either blood draws or ultrasound or whatever their needs were, then they would see the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York.
We used a NY state infertility grant with a sliding scale, this probably cost about 9,000 when we were all finished
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Doctor
Maria Saketos
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Specialists of New York
Mineola
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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6
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
10 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
6
Dr. Sekatos was very knowledgeable about all treatments and was very compassionate. However, she was not super enthusiastic about egg freezing for me at age 41. I do not feel that I was fully aware that my chance of being able to use my frozen eggs are very, very low (2 per cent)....I felt like Dr. Sekatos was kid and "on my side."...I used injections to stimulate follicles for egg retrieval. I was able to retrieve a fair amount for my age.
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
10 Eggs Frozen
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
6
How was your experience with Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
Dr. Sekatos was very knowledgeable about all treatments and was very compassionate. However, she was not super enthusiastic about egg freezing for me at age 41. I do not feel that I was fully aware that my chance of being able to use my frozen eggs are very, very low (2 per cent).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
Speak with different doctors at this clinic to find the best fit - which doctors specialize in which procedures.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York?
I felt like Dr. Sekatos was kid and "on my side."
Describe the protocols Maria Saketos used in your cycles at Reproductive Specialists of New York and their degree of success.
I used injections to stimulate follicles for egg retrieval. I was able to retrieve a fair amount for my age.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were kind and helpful. There were quite a few patients seen at this clinic, and there was often a long wait.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Specialists of New York.
It was very easy to get appointments, but the wait was often long when you were there. There was a bit of lack of communication with the billing department when I first began egg retrieval. Now that I am starting the process of transferring my eggs to the DC area, I am disappointed to find that some of their egg freezing techniques were not the utmost cutting edge and the chance of my eggs being viable is extremely low.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maria Saketos at Reproductive Specialists of New York.
At this time, I was working for NYC Department of Education, and all of my treatments were covered (except egg freezing). I don't remember the exact cost.
Describe Maria Saketos's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Specialists of New York.
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Doctor
Maria Saketos
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Reproductive Specialists of New York
Mineola
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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