Mousa Shamonki

Fertility & Surgical Associates of California

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Medical SchoolU. of Vermont
ResidencyU. of Vermont
FellowshipCornell
Encino
5400 Balboa Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
818-461-1610
Santa Monica
2428 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-453-8500
Thousand Oaks
325 Rolling Oaks Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
805-778-1122
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mousa Shamonki to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9.9
14 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.2
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 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 Fertility & Surgical Associates of California to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 89%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 2%9.6
56 assessments
  • 89% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 9% Neutral (7-8)
  • 2% Don't recommend (0-6)
14 assessments
10
10
Age
45
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
10
10
He [Dr. Mousa Shamonki] is very kind and open, if you ever have questions, he always stops what he's doing or finishes what he's doing to speak to you directly. He makes sure he is present with you when you speak or ask questions...He is a very gentle and patient person, he doesn't push, but informs and let's you make the best decision for you, while recommending changes as to support best outcomes. No matter what your situation he tailors to meet your needs.
Overall they are fast, efficient, always answer the phone, get messages where they need to go [at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California]. Communication between departments is pretty strong i.e. business office with front desk, etc. They are good about putting notes in the charts, that everyone who opens your chart reads. The on call service is great about locating your doctor in an emergency as well...Both of my nurses never took more than 24 hours to get back to me if contacted during normal business hours. Or I could call and leave them a message with the same results either by end of business day, or the next day. Only once or twice in the 10 months I was a patient did they take 48 hours to get back to me.
Age
45
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He is a very gentle and patient person, he doesn't push, but informs and let's you make the best decision for you, while recommending changes as to support best outcomes. No matter what your situation he tailors to meet your needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Bring a list of questions to your visits, sometimes he is very busy, as are all RE's, and just go over basics, let you know current situation and go to next patient. There were so many times I would leave and think "oh man I wonder if we could do this?" or " what happens if a, b, or c?" When I had my pre thought out questions I always felt satisfied.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He is very kind and open, if you ever have questions, he always stops what he's doing or finishes what he's doing to speak to you directly. He makes sure he is present with you when you speak or ask questions.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
The first embryo transfer we started with estrace, added progesterone supplementation by next visit, then a week later did our transfer. The next embryo transfer we did estrace only longer and started progesterone supplementation 5 days prior to transfer. My lining actually grew 0.6 more before my transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California. (Assigned nurse: Hillary Swann and Gail DAvanzo)
Both of my nurses never took more than 24 hours to get back to me if contacted during normal business hours. Or I could call and leave them a message with the same results either by end of business day, or the next day. Only once or twice in the 10 months I was a patient did they take 48 hours to get back to me.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Overall they are fast, efficient, always answer the phone, get messages where they need to go. Communication between departments is pretty strong i.e. business office with front desk, etc. They are good about putting notes in the charts, that everyone who opens your chart reads. The on call service is great about locating your doctor in an emergency as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
The cost of using egg donor off site-$2000 FET package-$12,800 Additional Ultrasounds/labs (hcg's) post transfer-$190 Second FET-$5300
Describe Mousa Shamonki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
No, the research for a woman my age with minimal embryo's states safety and success weighs more on the side of the single embryo. I wanted a baby, and if my doctor said I had improved chances with a single then that's what I wanted to do.
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10
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Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Encino
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9
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
10
Dr Shamonki wants to make sure you feel comfortable about the whole process. ... My husband and I felt very confident with him from our initial consultation. He made it very clear that his goal was to help us get pregnant and he didn't want to rush us into doing anything too extreme from the start. We feel like we have a pretty clear plan with him. ... Very rarely I have felt like my appointment was rushed. He is also great about getting back to emails when I come up with questions in-between visits.
I never have to wait long to be seen by my doctor and after my visit with the doctor there is a good structure of then visiting with a nurse for instructions and then billing (if needed). ... My favorite thing about this client is how organized and thorough it is. ... The nursing staff [Fertility & Surgical Assoc of CA] is great. Very friendly and easy to talk to. ... The waiting room and visit rooms are also very nice and clean.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr Shamonki is great. My husband and I felt very confident with him from our initial consultation. He made it very clear that his goal was to help us get pregnant and he didn't want to rush us into doing anything too extreme from the start. We feel like we have a pretty clear plan with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Dr Shamonki wants to make sure you feel comfortable about the whole process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He usually takes the time to listen to my questions and concerns. Very rarely I have felt like my appointment was rushed. He is also great about getting back to emails when I come up with questions in-between visits.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
First cycle: 50mg of clomid + ovidrel shot+ IUI + Progestrone. The clomid had some effects on me and the IUI wasn't very painful. Second cycle: We changed to 5mg letrozole + timed intercourse. No effects from the letrozole and no IUI because I was out of town. Third Cycle: 5mg letrozole + timed intercourse. No IUI because I was again out of town. Fourth Cycle: 5mg letrozole. We planned on doing an IUI, but I ovulated 5 days early, so we missed out window. Fifth cycle: 5mg letrozole + Estrace + ovidrel shot+ IUI + Progestrone. Estrace was added to help my lining. Sixth Cycle: 5mg letrozole + Estrace + ovidrel shot+ IUI + Progestrone. None of these cycle resulted in pregnancy and we are starting our next steps towards IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is great. Very friendly and easy to talk to.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
My favorite thing about this client is how organized and thorough it is. I never have to wait long to be seen by my doctor and after my visit with the doctor there is a good structure of then visiting with a nurse for instructions and then billing (if needed). The waiting room and visit rooms are also very nice and clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Without insurance: $150 for ultrasound visits, $365 for an IUI procedure
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Mousa Shamonki
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Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
Dr. Shamonki has such a calm demeanor. It can’t help but make you feel somewhat the same way which is hard as a patient dealing with infertility. Every visit he’s always been so considerate and understanding of our situation. He’s also been very thorough in explaining what our next steps will be. He’s always willing to answer any questions. He gave me his cell number, and there were times I had questions so I would text him. He would answer right away!
I would have loved to work with just one nurse, but unfortunately that’s not how it works there [Fertility & Surgical Assoc of CA]. Everyone from the office staff to the nurses have been very friendly and helpful. There was a nurse that I was communicating with through email, but sometimes it would take a day or so to get a response so I’ve learned if it’s something urgent to call the office. They take a message and send it to the nurse and they call you back within the same day. There are 3 different offices, so depending on where your doctor is on that day you might be going to different clinics
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr. Shamonki has such a calm demeanor. It can’t help but make you feel somewhat the same way which is hard as a patient dealing with infertility. Every visit he’s always been so considerate and understanding of our situation. He’s also been very thorough in explaining what our next steps will be. He’s always willing to answer any questions. He gave me his cell number, and there were times I had questions so I would text him. He would answer right away!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Always write down your questions beforehand. It can somewhat be overwhelming when you’re actually there for your appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr. Shamonki has always been very understanding and optimistic. He always remembers my husband and I as soon as he sees us. We travel about 2.5 hours to see him, and he’s always considerate of that.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
We had our first initial IUI with Dr. Shamonki. My protocol was Clomid day 3-7. When checking my follicle size on Day 10, doctor noticed my lining was thin so he put me on estrogen for 7 days. I triggered on the evening of Day 10 and had the actual procedure 2 days later. I then was on progesterone suppositories 2 days after up until I took a pregnancy test 14 days after the IUI. Unfortunately it was negative. We’re currently undergoing our 2nd IUI. This time I’m on Letrozole days 5-9. I’ll go back to check follicle size in a few days and hopefully all goes well!!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You unfortunately don’t work with just one nurse. I’ve never actually had the same nurse twice so far. They’ve all been very pleasant. There’s been a couple of times where my prescription never made it to my pharmacy but I think that was more on the pharmacy’s end. I’ve had a couple of nurses who have gone above and beyond in regards to medication and just helpful advice. One nurse I’ve gotten and she somewhat seemed unsure of how to order/do things but it ended up working out.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
I would have loved to work with just one nurse, but unfortunately that’s not how it works there. Everyone from the office staff to the nurses have been very friendly and helpful. There was a nurse that I was communicating with through email, but sometimes it would take a day or so to get a response so I’ve learned if it’s something urgent to call the office. They take a message and send it to the nurse and they call you back within the same day. There are 3 different offices, so depending on where your doctor is on that day you might be going to different clinics but I’ve had pleasant experiences at all 3.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
My first IUI cost about $850 with medications. My second IUI got canceled due to cysts but I went in for an ultrasound and doctor visit so that alone cost $250. I had to go in for another ultrasound to check on things so that was another $250. We just began my 2nd attempt for an IUI and I’ve paid $250 up until this point for the baseline ultrasound and office visit.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
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Santa Monica
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Shamonki is a great doctor. I would say his weakness is that he doesn't fully explain what to expect sometimes (i.e. out of 18 embryos, only 7 made it to 5-day blastocyst, which surprised me. I felt that he could have told me ahead of time to expect the drop in number), but I think that comes from him being so knowledgeable. Otherwise his strengths are compassion, thoughtful explanation of procedures, measuring expectations, very hands-on (at almost every monitoring appointment).
The nurses [at Fertility and Surgical Associates of CA] were wonderful. Sometimes in the mornings it could be hard to get a hold of one of them on the phone, but if you make it clear that it's urgent, you should be able to speak with someone. They were all very knowledgeable and compassionate... Billing can get a bit hairy, but to be fair, I feel that they are upfront about to expect cost-wise, but there's just so much going on that sometimes things felt like they were coming out of left field. Anytime I felt confused, though, I feel I was able to be heard and made to understand, even if I had to fight a bit for the conversation to happen. It's easy to schedule appointments, and wait times are not usually an issue.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr. Shamonki is a great doctor. I would say his weakness is that he doesn't fully explain what to expect sometimes (i.e. out of 18 embryos, only 7 made it to 5-day blastocyst, which surprised me. I felt that he could have told me ahead of time to expect the drop in number), but I think that comes from him being so knowledgeable. Otherwise his strengths are compassion, thoughtful explanation of procedures, measuring expectations, very hands-on (at almost every monitoring appointment).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Ask lots of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr. Shamonki always makes time to talk with me. He gives out his cell phone number and encourages patients to call him or text him with any questions - and he's serious. I felt bad for a while, but he kept assuring me that it doesn't bother him. When things didn't go our way with our transfers, Dr. Shamonki called us himself to give us the results and was so compassionate. He also always made time for me to come in and talk with him about any questions/steps moving forward. The nurses are also wonderful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were wonderful. Sometimes in the mornings it could be hard to get a hold of one of them on the phone, but if you make it clear that it's urgent, you should be able to speak with someone. They were all very knowledgeable and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Billing can get a bit hairy, but to be fair, I feel that they are upfront about to expect cost-wise, but there's just so much going on that sometimes things felt like they were coming out of left field. Anytime I felt confused, though, I feel I was able to be heard and made to understand, even if I had to fight a bit for the conversation to happen. It's easy to schedule appointments, and wait times are not usually an issue.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Out of pocket with no insurance it cost us $9,500 for egg retrieval and one transfer. $99 for initial genetic bloodwork, $400 for retrieval anesthesia, roughly another $300-400 in lab fees, roughly $3,000 for medications for one egg retrieval and two transfers. It was $4,500 for another embryo transfer, including monitoring.
Describe Mousa Shamonki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
He highly suggested only transferring one embryo at a time to reduce to chance of multiples, as it gives a higher chance of having a normal pregnancy as opposed to high-risk and the complications that can come along with multiples pregnancies.
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Mousa Shamonki
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
Nursing
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10
10
Age
47 - 49
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
Dr Shamonki treats every patient he has like a family member. He really does. He always had time for me. Always treated me with the upmost respect. He is laid back and confident at the same time. I always felt I was very well taken care of when I was undergoing treatment with him. My Mini IVF was very smooth.... Out of all the doctors I did cycles with, he was the most professional, competent, trustworthy.
They [Fertility & Surgical Associates of CA] do try to bill your insurance and very helpful. Very nice billing dept. They always responded, I met with them in person many times. They also told me about the compassionate care discount which was very helpful. They also helped me apply for a grant on a deadline which I thought was really nice, even at the last minute. On the weekends, Even if the clinic is open, often you will get the answering service.
Age
47 - 49
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I started out on this journey seeing Dr Shamonki. Over the course of 2 years, I saw a few other fertility Doctors. It has been a very challenging journey. I came back to see him as a patient and still in the process. We are aiming to do an embryo transfer in May. Out of all the doctors I did cycles with, he was the most professional, competent, trustworthy. My favorite. I highly recommend him. This is a really tough journey and the doctors I think should be held to a high standard. I work in the medical field. Dr Shamonki exceeds the mark. Every time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He will listen to your concerns, he will meet you where you are in your treatment and try the hardest for you. I sometimes wished we had done more bloodwork. I think he felt it was necessary to over do labs. You are in good hands. Go for it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr Shamonki treats every patient he has like a family member. He really does. He always had time for me. Always treated me with the upmost respect. He is laid back and confident at the same time. I always felt I was very well taken care of when I was undergoing treatment with him. My Mini IVF was very smooth. He also treats others in his office very well. I think it is also a good judge of character if the people that work for a doctor think highly of them. The whole office is really good. His father was a fertility Dr and still people think highly of him also. Dr Shamonki was the first Dr I saw when I started this journey, and I ended up coming back under his care. So I have a few other doctors to compare him to. He is truly an exceptional doctor.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
I did clomid, Gonal F, Lupron, Menapur. Progesterone, estrogen priming.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California. (Assigned nurse: Shannen and Laura)
Shannen B and Laura are incredible. So is Michelle. I am very fortunate that they are part of Dr Shamonki's team. They are each very smart, always kind, showed compassion and much patience. When you go through this journey and nurses are not helpful or kind, it can really be a game changer. It makes SUCH a difference.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
They do try to bill your insurance and very helpful. Very nice billing dept. They always responded, I met with them in person many times. They also told me about the compassionate care discount which was very helpful. They also helped me apply for a grant on a deadline which I thought was really nice, even at the last minute. On the weekends, Even if the clinic is open, often you will get the answering service. This was sometimes frustrating, but you always got a call back from nurse or doctor. Shamonki gives out his cell number so you always have that if a true urgent need.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
I work full time, They let me come to the office that was the most convenient for me which was helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
I would say they were moderate costs. He was not the most expensive nor was he the least expensive.
Describe Mousa Shamonki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
N/A
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Mousa Shamonki
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Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
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10
10
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
10
...I could tell his [Dr. Mousa Shamonki] demeanor was WAY different in the new clinic [Fertility & Surgical Associates]. Because he was more relaxed so was I. We were able to talk more about our options. I felt that he knew what he was talking about when looking at ultrasounds and everything that I had been through previously. We never came up with a plan because financially we were not able to continue with any treatments out of insurance. However I do follow up with him all the time. He is available to me anytime just by sending a text to his cell phone.
...I could tell his [Dr. Mousa Shamonki] demeanor was WAY different in the new clinic [Fertility & Surgical Associates]. Because he was more relaxed so was I. We were able to talk more about our options. I felt that he knew what he was talking about when looking at ultrasounds and everything that I had been through previously. We never came up with a plan because financially we were not able to continue with any treatments out of insurance. However I do follow up with him all the time. He is available to me anytime just by sending a text to his cell phone.
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 5 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I very first started seeing Dr. Shamonki when he was at UCLA in Westwood. At UCLA the workspace they provided to him and the amount of patients that he was given to care for was MANY. I felt that he was stressed and rushed to get to the next and the next after that. He didn't seem like that kind of person to treat patients in this kind of environment. When he moved and went to his new clinic it seemed like he was more relaxed and able to care for patients the way he thought they should be treated. I could tell his demeanor was WAY different in the new clinic. Because he was more relaxed so was I. We were able to talk more about our options. I felt that he knew what he was talking about when looking at ultrasounds and everything that I had been through previously. We never came up with a plan because financially we were not able to continue with any treatments out of insurance. However I do follow up with him all the time. He is available to me anytime just by sending a text to his cell phone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Keep him in the loop
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He has great bedside manner and talks with a calm voice. He is very upfront and honest with me.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
I didn't do an IVF cycle with Dr. Shamonki. Although I brought embryos I had frozen from another clinic to him to be transferred but chose to PGS test them before transfer
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don't even remember any nurses to be fair
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
They are a very busy clinic and their a lot of doctors but they are very efficient and I never had to wait more than 10 or so minutes
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
I think the costs at the clinic are relatively inexpensive compared to other clinics that I have went to.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Mousa Shamonki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Encino
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
Dr Shamonki is always so compassionate and loving. Always treats you like family so heartwarming. He always strives to get the best result posible. Always easy to reach and always very informative about everything. I can’t express enough about how compassionate this doctor is.... All the three times I got treatment from Dr Shamonki I always did the IUI procedures. Because of financial struggles that was all we could ever really afford. I suffer from PCOS so we always did metformin first 500mg 3x day
Clinic [Fert & Surg Asso of CA] is very clean, and all are located in very nice areas. Very comfy. However front desk staff (Sherman Oaks) is not so professional they need to work more on their people skills. (Encino and Santa Monica have great personality’s all around) Their phone lines are a headache being that half the time u get the afterhour phone system and have to wait for a call back. You usually have to keep calling till u get trough. Their back office nurses are good. Very helpful.
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr Shamonki is always so compassionate and loving. Always treats you like family so heartwarming. He always strives to get the best result posible. Always easy to reach and always very informative about everything. I can’t express enough about how compassionate this doctor is.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Always be an open book and honest with this Dr he is very understanding about everything. He does not judge. He helps.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr Shamonki is always very helpful and kind. Always very considerate of anyone’s situation. Very consoling and easy to reach.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
All the three times I got treatment from Dr Shamonki I always did the IUI procedures. Because of financial struggles that was all we could ever really afford. I suffer from PCOS so we always did metformin first 500mg 3x day . Then I would call him on my first cycle day we would do ultrasound to check my uterine lining. To start my ovulation I was put on Femara (Letrazole) I don’t remember the dose but I was put on this medication cause it’s the one that beat helped me in the whole ovulation process. I was completely resistant to clomid when we first tried it. I did monitoring of my eggs every other day. The one time the IUI worked I actually produced 3 eggs on my left and 2 eggs on my right. I have always only produced two one side and 1 on the other. Out of all those only usually one became a good mature size. After my first ectopic pregnancy after the treatment (NOT during treatment) Dr Shamonki order that we do a Hysterosalpingogram to make sure there was no blockage of tubes , before we did another round of IUI , it was after that procedure that I got pregnant, but it had to be terminated due to viable heart beat or growth found. It was considered a chromosome abnormality. Over all I’ve had a long road with Dr. Shamonki but he has always strived in everything he has tried to do for my husband and I.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses here are your regular nursing staff , just in and out. Very fast paced facility’s.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Clinic is very clean, and all are located in very nice areas. Very comfy. However front desk staff (Sherman Oaks) is not so professional they need to work more on their people skills. (Encino and Santa Monica have great personality’s all around) Their phone lines are a headache being that half the time u get the afterhour phone system and have to wait for a call back. You usually have to keep calling till u get trough. Their back office nurses are good. Very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Every cycle of IUI cost us roughly about 2,000
Describe Mousa Shamonki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
This is something we have yet to speak about.
10
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Mousa Shamonki
Communication
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10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Encino
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10
9
Age
26 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
9
He [Dr. Shamonki] is always honest about what will be beneficial, and what would be a waste of time. He is also very knowledgeable and experienced, and being that my case is a difficult one, I feel lucky to have him as my Dr. ... He is very soft spoken and gentle. ... He was always available to answer my questions. ... When my cycle failed, he called me himself with the news and took the time to answer my questions, and explain everything.
The only thing i did not like about this clinic [Fertility & Surgical Associates of California] was the back office waiting area. You can sometimes hear the nurses discussing other patients treatments and that is very uncomfortable to hear while waiting. ... You see the same dr consistently. ... The nursing staff is so nice always. And they work so well together. Everyone there always seems happy and like they love what they do.
Age
26 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
9
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I love going to Dr shamonki. He is very soft spoken and gentle. He was always completely honest with me about what treatments were best. And what would and would not work. He is always compassionate. When my cycle failed, he called me himself with the news and took the time to answer my questions, and explain everything. He is always honest about what will be beneficial, and what would be a waste of time. He is also very knowledgeable and experienced, and being that my case is a difficult one, I feel lucky to have him as my Dr.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Listen to his suggestions, and trust that he has your best interest.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr shamonki treats his patients like family. He was honest with me about my possible outcomes. He was always available to answer my questions. He did not push unnecessary tests and procedures. He was always transparent about what was necessary, and things that would not work.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
2 embryo transfer cycles using estrogen and progesterone before transfers.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is so nice always. And they work so well together. Everyone there always seems happy and like they love what they do.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
You see the same dr consistently. Every once in a while when my dr was on vacation, a different dr and he was very knowledgeable also. The only thing i did not like about this clinic was the back office waiting area. You can sometimes hear the nurses discussing other patients treatments and that is very uncomfortable to hear while waiting.
10
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Mousa Shamonki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
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10
10
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
He [Dr. Mousa Shamonki] first wanted to ensure that my tubes were clear and that there wasn't any issues with my uterine lining due to multiple D&C's and miscarriages. There didn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary from a protocol perspective but I was more concerned with the prep work involved and he was covered there. I literally felt like I had every test in the book done before I even started my meds.
The staff [at Fertility and Surgical Associates of CA] was always on time and functioned like a machine, getting you from consultation, to blood work etc.. all while being available for questions at any point in time. The follow up phone calls were pretty much to the letter in terms of timing you knew exactly when to expect a call.
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He's great I wish he was my primary physician. He's just a normal, kind person that you'd want to get dinner with. He is an amazing communicator he's available anytime you need him. After a tough experience with another doctor he was very conscious of our hesitations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
You will really love him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He is so kind and supportive, but also realistic.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
He first wanted to ensure that my tubes were clear and that there wasn't any issues with my uterine lining due to multiple D&C's and miscarriages. There didn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary from a protocol perspective but I was more concerned with the prep work involved and he was covered there. I literally felt like I had every test in the book done before I even started my meds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
The staff was always on time and functioned like a machine, getting you from consultation, to blood work etc.. all while being available for questions at any point in time. The follow up phone calls were pretty much to the letter in terms of timing you knew exactly when to expect a call.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
There are multiple locations which is a plus. When I first started I was driving over an hour each way to get there just for blood work. Its pretty busy so be prepared the smaller locations are much more private if you need it. There are multiple entrances and exits for privacy as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
The costs were fair based on research, not too high or too low
Describe Mousa Shamonki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
He was a huge proponent of only doing a single transfer, for my safety and he was clear that the outcome in terms of percentages were not that different. Pretty much it didn't up your chances that much to do a multiple embryo transfer. He was clear that he would do whatever we wanted, but recommended only one.
10
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Mousa Shamonki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
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10
10
Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
I cannot sign Dr. Shamonk's praises enough. Not only did he take the time to really understand what was going on with me, he had ideas that my other doctor did not. He said that I probably never even needed to go through IVF and he felt strongly I could get pregnant with just the help of some injections & he was right!!
The Santa Monica office is small & convenient but it is part of the larger Fertility & Surgical Associates family- so you really have the personalized feeling within a bigger clinic and lab... I had very little interaction with the nursing staff, so I can't really rate them. The few interactions I had were positive.
Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I cannot sign Dr. Shamonk's praises enough. Not only did he take the time to really understand what was going on with me, he had ideas that my other doctor did not. He said that I probably never even needed to go through IVF and he felt strongly I could get pregnant with just the help of some injections & he was right!! He is by far the best doctor I have ever experienced & I will measure all future doctors against him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Go!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr. Shamonki is so personable. From our first meeting he spent over an hour sitting and talking with me and understanding the treatments I had already gone through and their outcome. He developed a customized plan and explained everything to me. This was such a different approach than I had experienced before. From the beginning he gave me his cell phone number and email address and said he is reachable at any time. He also texted me to check in after I was pregnant and no longer actively his patient. It was so kind!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had very little interaction with the nursing staff, so I can't really rate them. The few interactions I had were positive.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
The Santa Monica office is small & convenient but it is part of the larger Fertility & Surgical Associates family- so you really have the personalized feeling within a bigger clinic and lab.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
It was all covered by my insurance.
10
Doctor
Mousa Shamonki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
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10
9
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
9
Dr Shamonki has a very calm demeanor he always made me feel at peace. He has the best bedside manner from any doctor I've ever been to. He would personally call me if I had any questions and never felt rushed. ... 3 IUIS with Letrazole and Pregnyl, no pregnancies. Moving on to IVF. ... Although because he works out of a different location most of my visits would involve other doctors in the office [Fertility & Surgical Associates of California].
This clinic [Fertility & Surgical Associates of California] is organized, they made everything easy by always providing you with detailed instructions and calendars. ... The nurse staff was not very warm. Endless revolving door of nurses, never saw the same face. ... The waiting area may be very crowded at times, so expect a wait. However, overall everyone worked efficiently it seemed like they were on top of everything. All doctors were great! Very caring professionals.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
9
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr Shamonki has a very calm demeanor he always made me feel at peace. He has the best bedside manner from any doctor I've ever been to. He would personally call me if I had any questions and never felt rushed. Although because he works out of a different location most of my visits would involve other doctors in the office. Overall my experience with Dr Shamonki was great!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
From all our visits never had the same nurse, most assistants were not very warm either. Most of the time I would have a long wait time.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
3 IUIS with Letrazole and Pregnyl, no pregnancies. Moving on to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurse staff was not very warm. Endless revolving door of nurses, never saw the same face. Not very personal since every time you went in you saw a new face, However, they seemed to be organized for the most part.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
This clinic is organized, they made everything easy by always providing you with detailed instructions and calendars. It is a VERY busy facility. The waiting area may be very crowded at times, so expect a wait. However, overall everyone worked efficiently it seemed like they were on top of everything. All doctors were great! Very caring professionals.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
about $900 per IUI
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Mousa Shamonki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Thousand Oaks
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10
10
Age
45 - 46
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
He [Dr. Shamonki] is a very knowledgeable doctor who is friendly and very professional. ... He answers on a timely manner. ... He takes time to explain our situation, chances and suggests a good plan. He is not overly pessimistic when facing hard cases. He makes time from his schedule to answer messages and phone calls, and sets up phone calls as soon as possible to answer questions.
Great clinic with many locations. It was easy to find one clinic open even on weekends and get appointments for monitoring even last minute, which was very helpful. A bit too expensive for us for bigger procedures like ivf. ... A nurse one time made a mistake in writing my follicle count down during ultrasound visit. (Monitoring) She wrote down one less follicle but I caught it on time when it was communicated to other staff.
Age
45 - 46
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He is a very knowledgeable doctor who is friendly and very professional. He takes time to explain our situation, chances and suggests a good plan. He is not overly pessimistic when facing hard cases. He makes time from his schedule to answer messages and phone calls, and sets up phone calls as soon as possible to answer questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Ask as many questions as possible along the way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He is very kind and patient doctor. It’s easy to reach him to ask any important questions. He answers on a timely manner. He takes the time to explain the details and possibilities with a caring manner.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
Iui with Letrazole prep. Two dominant follicles before iui but no positive result unfortunately.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sometimes they didn’t call us back for appointments in the beginning. Had a hard time finding our records at times.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Great clinic with many locations. It was easy to find one clinic open even on weekends and get appointments for monitoring even last minute, which was very helpful. A bit too expensive for us for bigger procedures like ivf.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
iui ultrasound visits $175-260/visit depending on own patient or monitoring surgery cost for polip removal surgery
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Mousa Shamonki
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
10
Shamonki was very kind. He looked into our case with great detail and outlined a course of treatment for us. He took his time in explaining everything. He told us to contact him via cell phone with any further questions or concerns. I saw him at every visit... Shamonki has a wonderful bed side manner. He is a great communicator. He was easy to get in touch with. He would respond to my text messages within 5 minutes.
The clinic [Fertility & Surgical Associates of CA] has three locations. The staff tries to accommodate you and schedule your appointment at your preferred location. This was very helpful. The nursing staff calls me back right away to address any question or concerns that I have.... Michelle always returned my calls promptly and answered all of my questions thoroughly.... Shamonki has a wonderful bed side manner. He is a great communicator. He was easy to get in touch with. He would respond to my text messages within 5 minutes.
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Shamonki was very kind. He looked into our case with great detail and outlined a course of treatment for us. He took his time in explaining everything. He told us to contact him via cell phone with any further questions or concerns. I saw him at every visit
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Shamonki has a wonderful bed side manner. He is a great communicator. He was easy to get in touch with. He would respond to my text messages within 5 minutes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Shamonki took his time meeting with us and weighing our options for treatment. He let us ask all of our questions. We did not feel rushed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California. (Assigned nurse: Michelle E)
Michelle always returned my calls promptly and answered all of my questions thoroughly.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
The clinic has three locations. The staff tries to accommodate you and schedule your appointment at your preferred location. This was very helpful. The nursing staff calls me back right away to address any question or concerns that I have.
Describe Mousa Shamonki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Dr. Shamonki recommended single embryo transfer for me.
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Mousa Shamonki
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
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10
10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
He [Dr. Mousa Shamonki] is incredible. I feel very lucky that he is my doctor. I'm not pregnant yet, my first transfer happened today but I feel safe and know I'm in good hands. He calls, texts or face timed me if I have questions or concerns. He even left the country two days after my egg retrieval and still texted me almost daily from China to check in on me because I had OHSS...He is very conservative and because I have so many eggs was very cautious in his approach and dosages.
He [Dr. Mousa Shamonki] is incredible. I feel very lucky that he is my doctor. I'm not pregnant yet, my first transfer happened today but I feel safe and know I'm in good hands. He calls, texts or face timed me if I have questions or concerns. He even left the country two days after my egg retrieval and still texted me almost daily from China to check in on me because I had OHSS...He is very conservative and because I have so many eggs was very cautious in his approach and dosages.
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He is incredible. I feel very lucky that he is my doctor. I'm not pregnant yet, my first transfer happened today but I feel safe and know I'm in good hands. He calls, texts or face timed me if I have questions or concerns. He even left the country two days after my egg retrieval and still texted me almost daily from China to check in on me because I had OHSS
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Set realistic expectations and don't let time mess with your head. Each week you're not pregnant is so hard but try not to stress
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He is amazing. I can call or text him 24/7 and he is very comforting
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
He is very conservative and because I have so many eggs was very cautious in his approach and dosages.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
A couple are great, a few are not that great
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
$15,000
Describe Mousa Shamonki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
He will only transfer one embryo
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
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Mousa Shamonki
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Encino
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