Martin Bastuba

Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists

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Nurse available by email
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Doctor available by direct line
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Medical SchoolWayne State U
ResidencyEmory University
FellowshipBoston Medical Center
La Jolla
9850 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
619) 286-3520
San Diego
6699 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
619.286.3520
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Martin Bastuba to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
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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Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
4
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.

Responsiveness
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Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
1 assessment
10
9
Age
28
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
9
Dr.Bastuba is direct and to the point. He is thorough and makes sure all avenues are explored before diving into expensive invasive surgeries. He has a good sense of humor, and is an expert at his craft. ... After a physical evaluation it was assumed I was born without a vas deferens. He then ordered bloodwork and an ultrasound to make sure everything else indicated I in fact created sperm.
The clinic [Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialist] is shared with another company, which can be a little confusing. The wait times we're not bad, but I don't feel I was given much direction thoroughly on what to expect next, or what I was to go through at that time. ... I was asked to provide my genetic testing results multiple times even though I brought in a hard copy on my initial visit. I also had some billing issues, which have since been resolved.
Age
28
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
9
How was your experience with Martin Bastuba at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists?
Dr.Bastuba is direct and to the point. He is thorough and makes sure all avenues are explored before diving into expensive invasive surgeries. He has a good sense of humor, and is an expert at his craft.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Martin Bastuba at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists?
Be prepared for the blunt truth of your situation. He will not sugar coat it, or instill false hope. If there is an issue you will address it, and if there is a solution he will explore it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Martin Bastuba at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists?
I personally like the bluntness of Dr.Bastuba and although professional, he has a good sense of humor that makes you feel more comfortable than most doctors.
Describe the protocols Martin Bastuba used in your cycles at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists and their degree of success.
After a physical evaluation it was assumed I was born without a vas deferens. He then ordered bloodwork and an ultrasound to make sure everything else indicated I in fact created sperm. After the test results came back, we we're in the clear to proceed with surgery. The surgery went smoothly and multiple vials of Sperm/ Tissue were successfully recovered. Our meetings we're brief and limited to a few, but we got in, found the problem, and got out with exactly what we wanted.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Not much criteria to go on, but seemed like they could use another staff member to help in the office. Response times were longer than desired, and seems like the person in charge of our request, happened to not be there.
Describe your experience with Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists.
The clinic is shared with another company, which can be a little confusing. The wait times we're not bad, but I don't feel I was given much direction thoroughly on what to expect next, or what I was to go through at that time. Found myself without detailed answers often
Describe the costs associated with your care under Martin Bastuba at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists.
Sperm Retrieval surgery $3580 Ultrasound $550 Blood Work $420 Initial consultation $300 Dr. Visit $120
Describe Martin Bastuba's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
10
Doctor
Martin Bastuba
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists
La Jolla
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