Norbert Gleicher

Center for Human Reproduction

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Medical SchoolTel Aviv U.
ResidencyMount Sinai
FellowshipMount Sinai
New York
21 E. 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 994-4400
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Norbert Gleicher to a friend?
Neutral: 55%Don't recommend: 45%5
6 assessments
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 55% Neutral (7-8)
  • 45% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Center for Human Reproduction to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 46%Neutral: 29%Don't recommend: 26%7.7
16 assessments
  • 46% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 29% Neutral (7-8)
  • 26% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
8
Age
45
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
Dr. Gleicher spent a good amount of time with us during each consultation...He seems compassionate. He is very knowledgeable. He has a scientist type of demeanor and actually doesn’t do retrievals or transfers. He never saw me for a monitoring appointment. But I felt like My treatment was based on his recommendations at all times...He seems to have ideas that are different than most other IVF doctors. He is able to justify his rationale for doing things the way he does.
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Age
45
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$500K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
7 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
How was your experience with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
He seems to have ideas that are different than most other IVF doctors. He is able to justify his rationale for doing things the way he does. He is a good communicator. He is very thorough in his explanations and approaches. He gave us hope with a different approach.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
He seems compassionate. He is very knowledgeable. He has a scientist type of demeanor and actually doesn’t do retrievals or transfers. He never saw me for a monitoring appointment. But I felt like My treatment was based on his recommendations at all times.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Gleicher spent a good amount of time with us during each consultation. The office is small and there only a few doctors and nurses so you get to know most of the people at the office.
Describe the protocols Norbert Gleicher used in your cycles at Center for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I was given DHEA prior to treatment. During my stimulation cycle, I was treated with 150 menopur and 450 of gonal f. I was given doxycycline, prednisone, baby aspirin and lovenox. I triggered with HCG. After transfer I was given intravaginal estrogen and progesterone as well as progesterone in oil.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Maria)
Maria answered all my emails. She was there the day of my retrieval as well as the day of my transfer.
Describe your experience with Center for Human Reproduction.
Because its a small clinic it feels more intimate than most places. The front desk is open and so there’s little privacy when discussing procedures and billing. There is very little wait time during monitoring appointments.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Human Reproduction.
There was very little wait time. Labs were performed efficiently. On rare occasion it seemed understaffed and so there could be a wait slightly longer than usual.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction.
It was about 15K for monitoring, retrieval and fresh transfer.
Describe Norbert Gleicher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Human Reproduction.
My husband and I decided on the day of the transfer along with the doctor (not Dr. Gleicher) to transfer all our 3 day fresh embryos. 3 out of the 6 were high grade.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Human Reproduction?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Norbert Gleicher
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Center for Human Reproduction
New York
Nursing
Operations
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2
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2
It is important to note that Dr Gleicher does not perform any procedures. So while you have appointments with him to discuss protocol prior to starting a cycle and you meet with him in case of negative outcome, only Dr Barad and Kushnir do the ultrasounds/retrievals/transfers etc.... So this already adds a challenge, as I sometimes had the impression that the communication between doctors was not up to par, and therefore I ended up falling through the cracks.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2
How was your experience with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
I was grateful to Dr Gleicher and CHR for taking my case, as another clinic had rejected me after my DOR diagnostic. I gave me hope that someone was willing to take on a difficult case (so that is very positive and I am very thankful for that). It is important to note that Dr Gleicher does not perform any procedures. So while you have appointments with him to discuss protocol prior to starting a cycle and you meet with him in case of negative outcome, only Dr Barad and Kushnir do the ultrasounds/retrievals/transfers etc. So this already adds a challenge, as I sometimes had the impression that the communication between doctors was not up to par, and therefore I ended up falling through the cracks. Also, the communication after the first appointment is exclusively done through the coordinating nurse. So whatever question you may have about ANY thing goes through the nurse, except if you keep your list of questions for when you do the monitoring and then you get to ask Dr K or Dr B in person (but even that is not necessary great as I just feel more reassured knowing that there is ONE doctor who has the complete overview of my case). My first cycle went well (all the way to transfer but had a BFN) as I felt that, as a new patient, the Doctors were paying attention to each step of the cycle and were closely monitoring me. That feeling started to fade at the second cycle, where the decision to trigger was taken by the Dr on call for the weekend (and I think without consultation with Dr Gleicher) and ended up being too soon and with absolutely no egg retrieved. I was pretty distressed at that point but still felt new to this whole IVF thing and did not learn to advocate for myself yet. For the third cycle, Dr Gleicher proposed to put me under a new protocol. This gave me renewed hope. However, when I started the new cycle, I ended up ovulating spontaneously very quickly despite being on Lupron. The feedback I got was that maybe I had not taken the meds properly (I knew I had respected the protocol but was very willing to blame myself for this failure...). During the follow up appointment I was even more lost as it was clear that Dr Gleicher had not read my file and was just discovering some of my hormone levels as we were talking... He suggested doing another cycle back to back with the exact same protocol, which I did, paying even more religious attention to the time of my injections! We started the fourth cycle, and after about a week, I got the news that I had ovulated - again!! This time I was absolutely sure I had taken the meds perfectly. I was so distressed that I asked if there was any chance we could retrieve anything. The nurse told me that if I wanted I could convert this to an IUI (if I want it??). Which I did (only to discover during a second opinion appointment with another Dr that my hormone levels clearly showed that I had ovulated at least a couple of days before and therefore the IUI was just pointless). Overall, I have the impression that the level of attention paid to my case decreased tremendously after the first cycle, and I just became a number.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Of you are keen on trying CHR, I would recommend going with Dr Kushnir instead of Dr Gleicher. He is the one doing the monitoring during the week (and on rotation every other weekend) so at least there would more consistency and less risk of info falling through the cracks. They have weekly staff meetings so the 3 Dr talk and if there is a need to consult Dr Gleicher Dr K would surely do it. If you already are with Dr Gleicher, I would just recommend that you warn the nurse that you will have loads of questions when you meet Dr Gleicher at the beginning/end of your cycle so that he will be more prepared. For the follow up of my 4th cycle, I had told her that I was expecting a full review of my 4 cycles during that discussion and that led to a more substantive discussion...
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
While the relation with the coordinating nurse was good (although far from perfect), I have had meetings with Dr Gleicher where it was absolutely OBVIOUS that he had not even read my file prior to the meeting and he was just making comments on the spot (flipping the pages on my file while talking, making mistakes on test results, not remembering the outcome of previous cycles...). This really gave me the impression that he was not paying attention to each case. This was particularly shocking when I met him for a follow up appointment after a failed cycle where I was really hoping to use that time with him to have a substantive talk about what happened and what the next steps would be.
Describe the protocols Norbert Gleicher used in your cycles at Center for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
- priming with estradial patches or pills - lurpon - follistim 450/day - two vials of menopur/day - estrace 3x/day orally and vaginally to support lining growth (I was on vaginal viagra for one cycle but the combo of that and loads of estrace led to my lining crashing before the retrieval) - prednisone and baby aspirin (he said that some of my test indicated a hint of auto-immune problem) - lovenox and PIO after transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Dorota)
Dorota is very kind and warm. You truly feel that she knows you well and is with you in this. The only challenge they have a small team of very busy nurses who are the only point of contact between you and the doctor. Therefore when I sent her questions by email 1) I sometimes did not get an answer or very late, 2) sometime I would get ye/no answers without much explanation, 3) I was not always sure that the questions were communicated to the Dr.
Describe your experience with Center for Human Reproduction.
It is good clinic that does quite a bit of research so you know that they will consider "difficult" cases. They also do clinical trials and take out of State Patients. The main challenge is that it is a small team with one Dr that does not perform any medical action (so only two Dr on that front) and a small team of coordinating nurses. I think my feeling of them dropping the ball and treating me as a number might be due to the fact that they have more patients that what they can really handle. So you need to advocate for yourself all the time and be on top of everything (which ends up being a bit exhausting during a process that is already not very easy...).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Human Reproduction.
It was a relatively well oiled machine that was convenient for my schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction.
First cycle was out of pocket and cost about 13K (without meds) and another 10K of med from their recommended pharmacy (as I was on very high doses of stimulation for about two weeks and I did not know I would shop around...). After that I changed insurance and the cycle and some of the meds were covered.
Describe Norbert Gleicher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Human Reproduction.
in my case I only had two embryos and he indicated that for my age bracket it was better to transfer both to increase my chances.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Norbert Gleicher
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Center for Human Reproduction
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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0
Age
44 - 45
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Immunological
0
Because I am a physician, I karyotyped myself and my husband and found he had a balanced translocation which greatly reduced our odds of pregnancy. I was upset, because I feel he [Dr Gleicher] was just continuing to take our money without being honest about what was going on. He blustered that he wouldn't do anything differently, but the standard for our problem is ivf with pgs which he refused to do with us. I felt he owed us some money back for not being thorough and leading us down a path without all the info we needed to make informed decisions about what we would need to do. They kept saying we were doing do well and very much expected us to ge
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Age
44 - 45
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Immunological
0
How was your experience with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Gleicher has one way of treating patients. He throws the kitchen sink at them for immune problems and scoffs at day 5 transfers or pgs testing. I understood where he was coming from and agreed initially until it didn't work several times and he admitted he didn't know why. Because I am a physician, I karyotyped myself and my husband and found he had a balanced translocation which greatly reduced our odds of pregnancy. I was upset, because I feel he was just continuing to take our money without being honest about what was going on. He blustered that he wouldn't do anything differently, but the standard for our problem is ivf with pgs which he refused to do with us. I felt he owed us some money back for not being thorough and leading us down a path without all the info we needed to make informed decisions about what we would need to do. They kept saying we were doing do well and very much expected us to get pregnant. Meanwhile, I spent $45,000 with nothing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Don't go there. Go to Cornell. They are much better, more professional and more thorough with better results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
He was alway late to appointments. When he would get to you, he would say he had been dealing with a patient with difficult problems which was why he was late. Then he would rush me i.e. I was not important or difficult in spite of our repeated failures. My third appointment he took a call on his cell phone and talked the whole time in front of me about meeting up with his colleague for about 15 minutes then tried to limit me to the same amount of time because he was behind due to his phone call.
Describe the protocols Norbert Gleicher used in your cycles at Center for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I had recurrent pregnancy loss which he attributed to immune issues although all my tests were normal. He used the micro dose lupron protocol both times with good results at retrieval. Their lab got good fertilization results and embryos looked good. He put me on aspirin, prednisone, lovenox and ivig for immune issues without result. I eventually discovered my husband had a chromosomal issue which needed genetic testing to find normals. We lost a lot of embryos with the freeze thaw process as I don't think they do that much. I think we lost all our normals.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Huina)
Huina was a good communicator, she just was more of a coordinator not a real nurse, so couldn't answer most of my questions.
Describe your experience with Center for Human Reproduction.
I think they do ok with women that are younger with severe DOR and no other problem as they throw the book at it and will retrieve with low numbers. Their main embryologist is quite good and they seem to do well with 3 day transfers. Dr Barad does most of the retrieval/transfers and he has good hands/bedside manner. They do not do well with the work up and treatment of other problems as Dr. Gleicher is very stubborn about his opinions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction.
10,000 for ivf without monitoring (I did that at home). $3800 for ICSI and assisted hatching. $1200 for freezing embryos and $250 every 3 months to store frozen embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
0
Doctor
Norbert Gleicher
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Center for Human Reproduction
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological, Other
7
Dr. Gleicher was the first doctor to look deeply into my medical history to find potential causes and possible remedies for my infertility...when my previous doctor had just immediately recommended I use donor eggs after my first failed IVF attempt.... Take notes, Write down all questions and be prepared for your consultation, don't be afraid to ask for clarification on everything. All the information is overwhelming, at a very emotional time and it's easy to miss things...each consultation is very expensive so be sure to do your best to cover everything in one session.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological, Other
7
How was your experience with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Gleicher was the first doctor to look deeply into my medical history to find potential causes and possible remedies for my infertility...when my previous doctor had just immediately recommended I use donor eggs after my first failed IVF attempt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Take notes, Write down all questions and be prepared for your consultation, don't be afraid to ask for clarification on everything. All the information is overwhelming, at a very emotional time and it's easy to miss things...each consultation is very expensive so be sure to do your best to cover everything in one session.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
He looked deeply into the possible causes of my individual infertility...instead of just lumping me into a big group of infertile women
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Magda)
The nursing staff was generally accomodating, knowledgeable and friendly
Describe your experience with Center for Human Reproduction.
Office staff slightly disorganized but does do their best to help in a timely fashion
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Human Reproduction.
There was a window set for monitoring. The earlier you got there the better.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction.
Around 17k or 18k
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Doctor
Norbert Gleicher
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Center for Human Reproduction
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2009 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
8
Blunt. [Dr. Gleicher] will persist and get you pregnant if u want to be pregnant. He is a research doctor who travels a lot to share gains at the clinic. Very straightforward. Not a doctor that will give you a hug....Small busy lots of foreign clients. Usually running special trial (older women). In an old townhouse so does not feel like a hospital. All procedures completed onsite.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2009 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
8
How was your experience with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Blunt. Will persist and get you pregnant if u want to be pregnant. He is a research doctor who travels a lot to share gains at the clinic. Very straightforward. Not a doctor that will give you a hug.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Know his personality is by the books.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Busy clinic often full waiting room.
Describe the protocols Norbert Gleicher used in your cycles at Center for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Tubal blockage so went right to IVF and their standard treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Small team of nurses. Each played a role. Boos tests conducted on site. Nurses rotated being assigned to doctors.
Describe your experience with Center for Human Reproduction.
Small busy lots of foreign clients. Usually running special trial (older women). In an old townhouse so does not feel like a hospital. All procedures completed onsite.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring hours were organized. Often busy but varied from just one other person to a full waiting room.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction.
Most all covered by insurance
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Doctor
Norbert Gleicher
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Center for Human Reproduction
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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3
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
3
He [Dr. Gleicher] seems to care more about making money off of me rather than trying to treat me...Not a good communicator, not compassionate, cold personality...
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
South Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
3
How was your experience with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
Not a good communicator, not compassionate, cold personality.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
don't expect a warm welcome
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction?
He seems to care more about making money off of me rather than trying to treat me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Huina)
Very knowledgable and responsive.
Describe your experience with Center for Human Reproduction.
This clinic was very anxious to have me start my IVF cycle. My insurance did not cover the IVF cycle at all. The clinic also failed to provide the pre-authorization needed for my insurance to cover some of the costs of the medications. I ended up spending thousands of dollars more because of the clinic not providing me with specific prep information for my IVF cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Norbert Gleicher at Center for Human Reproduction.
over $10,000
What specific things went wrong at Center for Human Reproduction?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Norbert Gleicher
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Center for Human Reproduction
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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