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
Additional Ultrasounds/labs (hcg's) post transfer-$190
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.