Orhan Bukulmez

UT Southwestern

Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 27%Neutral: 59%Don't recommend: 14%8
27% strongly recommend
9 reviews
Humanity
9.1
9.1
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
7.2
7.2
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.3
5.3
Frequency Seen

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.

Responsiveness
7.3
OK
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Ankara U.
Residency
S. Ill Med / of OK
Fellowship
U. of Texas Southwestern

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
not available by directline
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doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Orhan Bukulmez works at

UT Southwestern
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 51%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 19%7.3

At 1 office

Dallas
1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75390
214-645-3858
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9 patient reviews

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2020, Consult
7
1
Other
Other
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
If Dr. Bukulmez had his own private clinic, staff, and worked in a better location other then bad parts of down town Dallas- I'm sure his practice would prosper...During are initial appt with Dr. Bukulmez he explained his plan of actions, went over several detailed plans to consider my allergy disorder's, and convinced us the care would be different from previous IVF clinics. That all changed when too many different staff got involved, it's a training hospital so be prepared to receive different protocools, see different staff.
[UT Southwestern] Clinc: If you don't mind multiple students,Drs, nurses in your IVF care, receiving errors against your health, unreliable anesthesiologist team, 15-20 days off during for stimulation. Then UT Southwestern IVF clinic is designed for you. (not recommend for military patients outside of Dallas). The Lab team was the best...Cheaper then most IVF clinics cuase it's a training hospital. The inconsistence with anesthesiologist and nurses is not worth your $$
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
During are initial appt with Dr. Bukulmez he explained his plan of actions, went over several detailed plans to consider my allergy disorder's, and convinced us the care would be different from previous IVF clinics. That all changed when too many different staff got involved, it's a training hospital so be prepared to receive different protocools, see different staff. Take a lot of notes. If Dr. Bukulmez had his own private clinic, staff, and worked in a better location other then bad parts of down town Dallas- I'm sure his practice would prosper
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
If you don't live in Dallas- We don't recommend. If your military- We don't recommend (you'll need at least 20 days of leave). On top of the multiple appts for labs & ultrasounds. UT Southwesten is able to build additional buildings but not have discount hotels for out of town patients- like other IVF clinics.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
If your an out of town patient, affiliated with the military, and don't have a lot of leave. Don't consider this IVF clinic - DR. works on a timed schedule and will not flex with yours.
Describe the protocols Orhan Bukulmez used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
I used the same medications as other patients. Estradiol, clomid, cetrotide, and menapor
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
Initially was assigned 1 nurse then multiple nurses which they did not communicate important information with each other and other UT staff. Frustrating having to repeat information multiple times. We lost confidence in this UT Southwestern IVF team.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Be your own Advocate for the entire IVF process. UT -1801 Inwood Dallas TX. Lab Team was amazing. Weaknesses- Surprisingly, UT IVf clinic doesn't have there own anethesiologist team. They share with UT Hospital staff which is terrible.. There not knowledgable with assisting patients with different conditions & allergies. They will ask for your last surgery records, plan to use the same regime even if you had ERRORS from sedations. Also, fail to use there own MAC sedation plan. Who uses gas sedation for a 15-20 min procedure egg retrieval. I researched 15 TX IVF clinics none would dare to use gas sedation DO NOT RISK your life with UT Anesthesiologist Team on 1801 Inwood Dr.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern.
Cheaper then most IVF clinics cuase it's a training hospital. The inconsistence with anesthesiologist and nurses is not worth your $$
Describe Orhan Bukulmez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
Dr. Bukulmez explained in detailed why a single embryo transfer would be best for us.
What specific things went wrong at UT Southwestern?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at UT Southwestern.
We wish Dr. Bukulmer had a private clinic in Lubbock TX his demeanor & approach is good. UT Southwestern-1801 Inwood Rd, Dallas Tx ( located down town bad area w/ crime, and other). Do not recommend staying in hotels near this area. Irving TX is safer. Clinc: If you don't mind multiple students,Drs, nurses in your IVF care, receiving errors against your health, unreliable anesthesiologist team, 15-20 days off during for stimulation. Then UT Southwestern IVF clinic is designed for you. (not recommend for military patients outside of Dallas). The Lab team was the best.
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Orhan Bukulmez
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Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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1
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UT Southwestern
Dallas
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Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Orhan Bukulmez] is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I trust him with my care. He is very thorough with explanations and answers all questions. I do not feel rushed with him...Lab work, HSG testing, ultrasound I did min stim IVF with ICSI and embryo freeze...Orally I took estrace and clomid. Subcutaneously I took cetrotide, menopur, chorionic gonodotropin Result after 1 cycle: 1 frozen embryo...I felt like a human because when he does your consultation he sits down and talks with you in his office. He is very patient answering questions.
This clinic [UT Southwestern] is great. Clean, organized, runs well with doctors, nurses, lab and office staff. It is in a major hospital system which I like because all of your care is interconnected. It’s located in a busy area of Dallas so traffic can be bad at times...Nursing staff is great. Quick to respond to mychart messages. Friendly and informative...Monitoring is between the hours of 7:30-10 am. They would give you a specific time to come to avoid long wait times but as long as you’re in this time frame you can have your testing done. I never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be called back.
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I trust him with my care. He is very thorough with explanations and answers all questions. I do not feel rushed with him. My husband struggled a little with his accent.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Bring something to write things down. It’s a lot of information. Write down any questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
I felt like a human because when he does your consultation he sits down and talks with you in his office. He is very patient answering questions.
Describe the protocols Orhan Bukulmez used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
Lab work, HSG testing, ultrasound I did min stim IVF with ICSI and embryo freeze Orally I took estrace and clomid. Subcutaneously I took cetrotide, menopur, chorionic gonodotropin Result after 1 cycle: 1 frozen embryo
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
Nursing staff is great. Quick to respond to mychart messages. Friendly and informative.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
This clinic is great. Clean, organized, runs well with doctors, nurses, lab and office staff. It is in a major hospital system which I like because all of your care is interconnected. It’s located in a busy area of Dallas so traffic can be bad at times.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at UT Southwestern.
Monitoring is between the hours of 7:30-10 am. They would give you a specific time to come to avoid long wait times but as long as you’re in this time frame you can have your testing done. I never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be called back.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern.
Cycle management, physician consult, psychological consultation Sonograms and cycle monitoring lab tests Oocyte retrieval including anesthesia In-vitro fertilization, ICSI, extended culture and embryo freeze $3800 Medications at outside pharmacy ~$1000
Describe Orhan Bukulmez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
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10
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Orhan Bukulmez
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
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Verified

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2019, 5 Eggs Frozen
10
10
Age 32
2 Egg Freezing
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was happy with how Dr. Bukulmez treated me as a human and not just a number and actually took time to talk to me and learn about me as a person rather than just a patient. He was very clear with all potential directions of my treatment and wanted me to feel empowered to make my own decisions rather than tell me what to do. I felt supported, educated, empowered, and in good hands...He won’t hold your hand and tell you exactly what to do but he will provide you with all the information you need to feel empowered to make your own decision.
UTSW has a policy that they will ONLY transfer single embryos...This is a teaching hospital so I was seen by fellows or teaching teams often for my sonograms. The clinic is organized and I didn’t have any major issues with them. The one billing issue I had was quickly fixed and cleared up. All of the staff from nurses, receptionists, fellows, and my doctors were all kind, knowledgeable, and helpful...I was always treated with compassion....
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
I was happy with how Dr. Bukulmez treated me as a human and not just a number and actually took time to talk to me and learn about me as a person rather than just a patient. He was very clear with all potential directions of my treatment and wanted me to feel empowered to make my own decisions rather than tell me what to do. I felt supported, educated, empowered, and in good hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
He won’t hold your hand and tell you exactly what to do but he will provide you with all the information you need to feel empowered to make your own decision.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Dr. Bukulmez spent time with me discussing my treatment, giving me various options and all pertinent information for each option, and spent time talking to me to get to know me as a human not just as a patient.
Describe the protocols Orhan Bukulmez used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
Luteal phase protocol with mini/mild stim IVF. Follistim used daily and triggered with Pregnyl.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UT Southwestern. (Assigned nurse: Allison Sunleaf)
I have been very happy with the nursing staff at UTSW. I was always treated with compassion.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
This is a teaching hospital so I was seen by fellows or teaching teams often for my sonograms. The clinic is organized and I didn’t have any major issues with them. The one billing issue I had was quickly fixed and cleared up. All of the staff from nurses, receptionists, fellows, and my doctors were all kind, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Describe Orhan Bukulmez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
UTSW has a policy that they will ONLY transfer single embryos.
What specific things went wrong at UT Southwestern?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at UT Southwestern.
I was told that I was doing a mini/mild round of IVF but then was charged for a full round of IVF (twice the price). When I checked with my original doctor (not Dr. Bukulmez) I was told that I’d have to do more than one round of mini IVF any way so I might as well pay for it all now. Nope! I was given a refund and everything was taken care of when I asked.
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Orhan Bukulmez
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
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Verified

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2015 - 2018, Unknown Success
8
7
Age 38 - 41
17 IVF
17 Egg Freezing
Surrogacy
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
6th of 7 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Bukulmez] very knowledgeable and does not use generic protocols for everyone. He takes a lot of blood work and tells you what to do the day before. If you are cycling with him you must be open to appointments everyday because he gives you a calendar but does not follow it. So be aware that changes are dependent on your sonogram and blood work from the day before.... I did mini ivf with him. Once you are ready to start. You do baseline to make sure you are surpressed, after that you take clomid for about 4-5 days with cetrotide.
The turn over with nurses [UT Southwestern] really hinder my cycles. But they are getting better. Now the biggest change is that the financial coordinator is gone. This will also hurt them as a clinic. Utsw does not work with you on cost. They gave us a set cost and will now force us to talk to someone outside the fertility clinic and there’s no sense of compassion in that area now.... 4000 per mini cycle- 12k for traditional but prices change yearly. It has gone up every year. I guess since they are more busy they charging more.
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
He very knowledgeable and does not use generic protocols for everyone. He takes a lot of blood work and tells you what to do the day before. If you are cycling with him you must be open to appointments everyday because he gives you a calendar but does not follow it. So be aware that changes are dependent on your sonogram and blood work from the day before.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
He speaks with accent and many people say he hard to understand but I understand him. He doesn’t have other programs like egg donation. He limited to what utsw allows him to do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
He took time to explain and very knowledgeable but his appointment are short notice it’s hard to work and cycle because you could have appointments with him daily for a week or two
Describe the protocols Orhan Bukulmez used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
I did mini ivf with him. Once you are ready to start. You do baseline to make sure you are surpressed, after that you take clomid for about 4-5 days with cetrotide. Then you have mix of menopur and clomid until follicles are ready for retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UT Southwestern. (Assigned nurse: Kalie)
The nurses are slow to respond. I understand they wait for dr to review and let them know what to do but they could at least acknowledge that they got your email.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
The turn over with nurses really hinder my cycles. But they are getting better. Now the biggest change is that the financial coordinator is gone. This will also hurt them as a clinic. Utsw does not work with you on cost. They gave us a set cost and will now force us to talk to someone outside the fertility clinic and there’s no sense of compassion in that area now.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern.
4000 per mini cycle- 12k for traditional but prices change yearly. It has gone up every year. I guess since they are more busy they charging more.
Describe Orhan Bukulmez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
He always suggested single embryos transfers
What specific things went wrong at UT Southwestern?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Orhan Bukulmez
Humanity
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
7
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
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Verified

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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I chose Dr Bukulmez given that each patient receives personalized care and protocols. Bukulmez is extremely giving of his time during my consultations... He does communicate at a very high, medical level.... My only complaint is I would have liked to get more detailed updates during my IVF cycle to more fully understand what was going on. He is very responsive to the portal messaging via his nursing staff
This is an academic institution [UT Southwestern] so there is significant turnover of the nursing staff...They are usually extremely quick to respond to portal messages... Strengths-individualized care... Weaknesses-nurse turnover, not as much hand holding like you would get at a private practice... Things to know- reproductive endocrinology fellows perform the tracking ultrasounds, not Bukulmez.
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Bukulmez is the chairman of the department and one of my main reasons for seeing him was that he is at the forefront of the field, individualizes his protocols, and takes the toughest cases. He does communicate at a very high, medical level. I am a physician so I liked that, but it could possibly be challenging for people not in the medical field or going through this for the first time. My only complaint is I would have liked to get more detailed updates during my IVF cycle to more fully understand what was going on. He is very responsive to the portal messaging via his nursing staff
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
I chose Dr Bukulmez given that each patient receives personalized care and protocols. Bukulmez is extremely giving of his time during my consultations, much more so than the 2nd opinion I received prior to pursuing IVF from an outside physician
Describe the protocols Orhan Bukulmez used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
Estrace priming followed me Antagonist protocol with follistim, menopur, cetrotide. His goal is quality over quantity and we were shooting for 8-14 quality eggs
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
This is an academic institution so there is significant turnover of the nursing staff or the nurses are float nurses and not permanent. Bukulmez was very open that this was the case. I believe all the nurses now are permanent. They are usually extremely quick to respond to portal messages. I did have to advocate for myself sometimes so that I could speak to a fellow when it was a question above the nurses head.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Strengths-individualized care, quick response to portal questions Weaknesses-nurse turnover, not as much hand holding like you would get at a private practice(but that was largely ok with me), they don’t do a high number of cases Things to know- reproductive endocrinology fellows perform the tracking ultrasounds, not Bukulmez. That was fine by me since most other places they are done by ultrasound techs. The fellows are board certified obgyns already so this was a bonus. Bukulmez does the transfers and retrievals and the early work up procedures
Describe the costs associated with your care under Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern.
$10k not including meds
Describe Orhan Bukulmez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
He usually only recommends single embryo transfers in my experience. We only transferred >1 bc they were concerned we wouldn’t make it to blastocyst stage
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Doctor
Orhan Bukulmez
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
6
4
Age 43
4 IVF
4 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
We never tried a regular IVF cycle, as my doctor [Dr. Orhan Bukulmez] thought mini-IVF would be the better route. But that resulted in only 4 eggs total over 4 rounds of treatment. I don't feel like I got a fair chance to try and conceive. Because it was mini-IVF and required less drugs than a regular IVF cycle it cost me about $25k for 4 tries, instead of $20-$25k for one try of regular IVF...wasn't a bad doctor, he just didn't have that "never give up" attitude.
Mini-IVF was recommended [at UT Southwestern] because I was over 40. It did result in fewer eggs but I don't believe it improved the quality. Over 4 rounds I had 4 eggs retrieved and none made it to blastocyst stage or were ever frozen, so I never made it to a transfer...They [nurses] were great at answering questions, calling in RX's, and just overall helpful...Mini IVF round would have run about $7,000 to completion including the transfer. I never got that far. So I paid about $4,000. Each cycle was billed as a lump sum fee that included all visits, ultrasounds and retrieval.
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Dr. Bukulmez seemed to be a good doctor. Never rude or mean. But he told me up front that I had only a 17% chance of having a baby with my own eggs. He recommended mini-IVF to focus on quality of eggs and not quantity. We went 4 rounds of mini-IVF. 1st round - 2 eggs retrieved, both fertilized, neither made it to blastocyst. 2nd round - 1 egg retrieved, 1 fertilized, made it to Day 3 only. 3rd round - 0 eggs retrieved. (I was given a $1,000 credit towards my next IVF because none of the sacs contained eggs.) 4th round - 1 egg retrieved, 1 egg fertilized, made it to Day 3. I think the one thing I wish would have happened was more trying different options. I felt like we were repeating the same protocol each time and hoping to get a different result. I could have pursued it further but after 4 rounds I was out more than $25,000 and I just couldn't afford to continue. Each round was looking less and less promising. Had it been the other way around and I felt like we were making progress I may have continued with Dr. Bukulmez but that wasn't the case. Not a bad doctor, I just didn't feel like his recommendations were very specialized based on my tests or outcomes. We tried one option and that was it. I probably should have pushed more, but I didn't see him often. Usually working with assistants or nurses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Be pushier. Ask more questions. Insist on more options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Doctor was nice. Never treated like a number. He does have a very strong accent though so you really have to pay attention. Goes through the information quickly. He always seemed rushed as a I assume there were lots of patients, but I didn't feel like a number. Not rude, just hurried.
Describe the protocols Orhan Bukulmez used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
Mini-IVF was recommended because I was over 40. It did result in fewer eggs but I don't believe it improved the quality. Over 4 rounds I had 4 eggs retrieved and none made it to blastocyst stage or were ever frozen, so I never made it to a transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
They were great at answering questions, calling in RX's, and just overall helpful.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
No issues. Billing was fine. Front desk was polite. Labs were done in the office and the girls there were very patient even though it often took several stabs to draw my blood. I originally chose UT Southwestern because I thought they were on the cutting edge and might have new options for my "lost cause" case. I didn't really get that feeling though. We never tried a regular IVF cycle, as my doctor thought mini-IVF would be the better route. But that resulted in only 4 eggs total over 4 rounds of treatment. I don't feel like I got a fair chance to try and conceive. Because it was mini-IVF and required less drugs than a regular IVF cycle it cost me about $25k for 4 tries, instead of $20-$25k for one try of regular IVF. But the end result is the same. I never got to attempt a transfer because none of my eggs were viable, resulting in zero pregnancies. Had I had the money to continue I think I would have looked for a different doctor with new and different ideas. Dr. Bukulmez wasn't a bad doctor, he just didn't have that "never give up" attitude. I felt like I was climbing an uphill battle the whole way and didn't feel like he had much hope for my situation. I want a doctor who is my cheerleader and wants to make my dream come true. This just wasn't that place.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern.
Mini IVF round would have run about $7,000 to completion including the transfer. I never got that far. So I paid about $4,000. Each cycle was billed as a lump sum fee that included all visits, ultrasounds and retrieval.
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Doctor
Orhan Bukulmez
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
4
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Educational Resources
2017, Unknown Success
8
9
Age 40
4 IUI
4 IVF
4 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He's [Dr. Orhan Bukulmez] very thorough in explaining the process of mini IVF's, benefits and goals. He shows compassion and specialized care/approach for each patient. Even though UTSW is a teaching hospital, nice to know he does all surgeries and transfers...He wanted to do mini IVF retrievals in order to get fewer but better quality eggs. He explained that every cycle is different with some months being better than others. Results have been positive so far with 4 frozen embryos.
They're [nurses at UT Southwestern] organized, timely for appt, compassionate. Weaknesses-since dr is monitoring closely medications are adjusted daily. I ran out of Menpour first round of mini IVF due to no communication and planning on their end...Emails thru my chart has been effective with getting questions answered...He [Dr. Bukulmez] wanted to do mini IVF retrievals in order to get fewer but better quality eggs. He explained that every cycle is different with some months being better than others. Results have been positive so far with 4 frozen embryos.
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
He's very thorough in explaining the process of mini IVF's, benefits and goals. He shows compassion and specialized care/approach for each patient. Even though UTSW is a teaching hospital, nice to know he does all surgeries and transfers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Be sure to clear your schedule and be flexible from days 5-14 of your cycle for doctors appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
More specialized care, plus more monitoring and appts than previous dr.
Describe the protocols Orhan Bukulmez used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
He wanted to do mini IVF retrievals in order to get fewer but better quality eggs. He explained that every cycle is different with some months being better than others. Results have been positive so far with 4 frozen embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
They're organized, timely for appt, compassionate. Weaknesses-since dr is monitoring closely medications are adjusted daily. I ran out of Menpour first round of mini IVF due to no communication and planning on their end.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Advice would be to plan ahead on having extra medicine when doing an IVF, better to have extra. Don't schedule travel during a cycle and keep schedule open/flexible if possible. Emails thru my chart has been effective with getting questions answered
Describe the costs associated with your care under Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern.
My insurance, BCBS of IL has been good, with all benefits met so no major charges yet in 2017
Describe Orhan Bukulmez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
I'm not to the transfer part yet, although we have discussed implanting 2 embryos
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Orhan Bukulmez
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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Educational Resources
2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 38 - 40
4 IVF
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
East Asian
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
When we first met Dr. B[ukulmez], one of the things he said about infertility being like other diseases and why people should look at it that way made a difference to me - showing how he looks at and approaches our situation. He is open about our chances but maintains a sense of hope that he can get us pregnant. Sometimes it’s difficult to understand him but overall we had minimal issues.
The finance department [at UT Southwestern] does the minimal - it seems like they are best at taking payments. If you have insurance, they do little to assess your benefits or coordinate any required pre approvals without a lot of effort on my part to ensure all the paperwork is provided and timely...None of the same nurses are at the clinic compared to the day we started. This makes it difficult to rate because they have varied - some better than others.
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
When we first met Dr. B, one of the things he said about infertility being like other diseases and why people should look at it that way made a difference to me - showing how he looks at and approaches our situation. He is open about our chances but maintains a sense of hope that he can get us pregnant. Sometimes it’s difficult to understand him but overall we had minimal issues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Ask questions - he is always open to our questions which is important
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
He spoke to us with empathy and respective to our specific situation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
None of the same nurses are at the clinic compared to the day we started. This makes it difficult to rate because they have varied - some better than others.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
The finance department does the minimal - it seems like they are best at taking payments. If you have insurance, they do little to assess your benefits or coordinate any required pre approvals without a lot of effort on my part to ensure all the paperwork is provided and timely.
Describe Orhan Bukulmez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
Single transfer recommended due to my unicornate uterus
What specific things went wrong at UT Southwestern?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at UT Southwestern.
Again related to finance primarily and perhaps my lack of understanding of the process.
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Orhan Bukulmez
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
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7
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
9
Age 29
1 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Orhan Bukulmez] Spent a considerable amount of time with us explaining plans...Very intelligent and thoughtful. He spoke in very technical terms, which was ok as I am a physician. He has a very good reputation. I found appointments very convenient and on time...We did end up doing two multiple embryo transfers, but after the first one failed...prefers single embryo transfers, prefers to avoid genetic screening unless necessary. We did end up doing two multiple embryo transfers, but after the first one failed.
I initially had a nurse [at UT Southwestern] who showed very little compassion; however, she is no longer with the clinic. I love my two current nurses...IVF cycle ~8500 + meds. Transfers ~2500 + meds...The clinic prefers single embryo transfers, prefers to avoid genetic screening unless necessary. We did end up doing two multiple embryo transfers, but after the first one failed...Communication can be a bit delayed but you always get a response in a day or two. You see the fellows for ultrasounds and they are very friendly. I wish I could have communicated with the same nurse or fellow throughout the course of treatment, but everyone is nice.
How was your experience with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Very intelligent and thoughtful. He spoke in very technical terms, which was ok as I am a physician. He has a very good reputation. I really like his current nursing staff and front desk workers, who always make us feel so welcomed. I found appointments very convenient and on time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Keep asking questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern?
Spent a considerable amount of time with us explaining plans.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
I initially had a nurse who showed very little compassion; however, she is no longer with the clinic. I love my two current nurses.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Convenient. Communication can be a bit delayed but you always get a response in a day or two. You see the fellows for ultrasounds and they are very friendly. I wish I could have communicated with the same nurse or fellow throughout the course of treatment, but everyone is nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Orhan Bukulmez at UT Southwestern.
IVF cycle ~8500 + meds. Transfers ~2500 + meds. Insurance covered IUI
Describe Orhan Bukulmez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
The clinic prefers single embryo transfers, prefers to avoid genetic screening unless necessary. We did end up doing two multiple embryo transfers, but after the first one failed.
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Doctor
Orhan Bukulmez
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
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Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources