How was your experience with Michael L. Lydic at Kansas University Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Lydic is very warm and caring. He spent 45+ minutes with me during our consultations to explain in great depth the process and go over my test results. He also likes to draw out pictures to help explain things which is very helpful. On multiple occasions, Dr. Lydic called me to discuss what was going on in my treatment, and even called after I moved out of state to check on me. He is very knowledgeable and willing to listen to your questions and concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael L. Lydic at Kansas University Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine?
Tell him all of your concerns. Don't be afraid to ask all the questions you want. He is very good with explanations and listening.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael L. Lydic at Kansas University Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Lydic really knew who I was. He didn't just treat me like a test or a diagnosis. He knew what was going on in our lives. He tailored treatment to me and my situation.
Describe the protocols Michael L. Lydic used in your cycles at Kansas University Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did 4 IUIs with Letrozole which we unfortunately unsuccessful. My husband has low volume, so the thought was that IUI would help get the sperm where it was needed. After that we decided to go with IVF. We medicated with Gonal-F, Menopur, and Cetrotide. We were able to retrieve 22 eggs, and using ICSI we had 7 embryos make it to day 5. We did a fresh transfer with 1 embryo that was unsuccessful. After that we did a FET with vaginal estrace and progesterone in oil. We transferred 1 embryo that was again unsuccessful. We are now doing an ERA test, and hopefully a second FET.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were all very friendly. You could tell that they really wanted the treatments to succeed. They explained things well, and were good about communicating test results, etc.
Describe your experience with Kansas University Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was very well organized. In general, you did not have very long waits. Sometimes earlier in the week, you might have a longer wait, due to everyone playing catch up from the weekend. The receptionist and front desk staff were friendly and genuinely caring about what is going on with the patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael L. Lydic at Kansas University Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine.
IUIs were $600 plus medication, and IVF was $11,000 plus medication.
Describe Michael L. Lydic's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kansas University Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Lydic was strongly for single embryo transfer. He stated that the risk of multiples was so much higher that it outweighed the possible slightly higher success rate of transferring multiple embryos.