How was your experience with Mercedes Gondra at Troche Fertility Centers?
She was very honest. She was clear in her treatment and confident. She was very blunt which I like but may be off putting to some. She was pretty involved in the cycles. She was not at every appointment. She did not do all my procedures due to insurance issues. Dr. Troche filled in on the retrieval and transfer. She is no longer at the practice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mercedes Gondra at Troche Fertility Centers?
Be prepared for her bluntness. She was very compassionate though.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mercedes Gondra at Troche Fertility Centers?
They were nice and despite being very busy always answered me quickly and honestly
Describe the protocols Mercedes Gondra used in your cycles at Troche Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
Pre-cycle was 5 weeks of birth control.I was on ganirelix (to prevent ovulation), menopur and follistim. I had low amh so I was on very high doses of follistim and menopur. I was also on baby aspirin, steroids, antibiotics, and a drug to lower my prolactin levels. I was on progesterone suppositories because I had a needle fear and didn't want to do progesterone in oil.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Troche Fertility Centers. (Assigned nurse: Kori Garcia)
The care coordinator was responsible for most of the interaction I had with the clinic. She was fantastic. Although she did have a 'tell' of sorts. If she had bad news she would call later in the day. So I knew when she didn't call early it wasn't going to be good news. Ann did the endometrial scratch and the ultrasounds to check on the progress of the hormones.
Describe your experience with Troche Fertility Centers.
Clinic strengths were very affordable, efficient and upfront. Weaknesses were the front desk phone people could be rude sometimes. The clinic isn't the fanciest so when you walk in they seem not as technology updated but they were and they did everything on site which was nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mercedes Gondra at Troche Fertility Centers.
Cycle was around 11k, meds were 4.5k. All ultrasounds were included, retrieval and transfer included, ISCI included. Meds were just the fertility meds. All the steroids, baby aspirin, vitamins, and such were separate at any old pharmacy. Blood work was extra (sent to an outside lab).
Describe Mercedes Gondra's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Troche Fertility Centers.
We did multiple embryos due to the fact that we did not have many embryos and they might not have made it to freeze.