Rated 5.7
Strongly recommend: 59%Don't recommend: 41%5.7
59% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Humanity
6.7
6.7
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
6.7
6.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.1
6.1
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
5
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
UCLA
Residency
UCLA
Fellowship
UCLA

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
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Peter Brzechffa works in 2 offices at

Kofinas Fertility Group
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 8%9.1

Explore Clinic
Staten Island
1550 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Lower Manhattan
65 Broadway
New York, NY 10006

6 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 38
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Architect
2nd of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I was told [by Dr. Brzechffa] I had to do a laparoscopy although all other tests were completely normal - especially the sonohysterography. I was prescribed viagra to improve my lining while my lining was perfect according to all other clinics I saw afterwards. At the end of the conversation he always added that it may never work and he kept pointing out my age...doesn’t do any of the checkups nor any of the procedures. I o my saw him for conversational appointments.
No one from the clinic [Kofinas Fertility Group] ever followed up on anything by themselves. Not for blood results nor fertilization rates. The only time they actually called me was to tell me I’m not pregnant. They sell meds there. Cash only. Compared to my cycle at a different clinic that actually did work, they over-medicated me. Also ran way more tests than necessary...Nurses were seen at a counter in the hallway which is where they also sold you the meds. There was no privacy whatsoever and at times long wait times to get the meds and instructions. They did not have a dedicated nurse for their patients. Just as the doctors for checkups - everything was at random
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
When I had questions I was told to google it. He tried talking me into unnecessary procedures and medications. I saw 4 clinics afterwards and none of those doctors agreed with any of that. For example - I was told I had to do a laparoscopy although all other tests were completely normal - especially the sonohysterography. I was prescribed viagra to improve my lining while my lining was perfect according to all other clinics I saw afterwards. At the end of the conversation he always added that it may never work and he kept pointing out my age. Dr B doesn’t do any of the checkups nor any of the procedures. I o my saw him for conversational appointments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
If you want to see a dr that cares at this facility, see dr Sullivan-. She was the only doctor there that seemed to actually care about the patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
No one from the clinic ever followed up on anything by themselves. Not for blood results nor fertilization rates. The only time they actually called me was to tell me I’m not pregnant. They sell meds there. Cash only. Compared to my cycle at a different clinic that actually did work, they over-medicated me. Also ran way more tests than necessary.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
575iu Gonal then 575 Menopur 5 days of 100mg For the transfer lupron, progesterone suppositories and injections, 20mg prednisone, estrogen pills 3 times a day Viagra suppositories 3 times a day prior to transfer to build up lining
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Nurses were seen at a counter in the hallway which is where they also sold you the meds. There was no privacy whatsoever and at times long wait times to get the meds and instructions. They did not have a dedicated nurse for their patients. Just as the doctors for checkups - everything was at random
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic wasn’t organized at all. Wait times were always long and you will never see the same doctor. No one knows your history and most doctors are just negative about everything. I felt like they only cared to make more money. It’s important to know that only Dr Kofinas himself does retrievals and transfers.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Always saw a different doctor. None of which were familiar with my chart or history. They would look up the meds from before while they see you and tell the nurse what to give me. It took up to 1.5-2 hours at times to get out of there. They scheduled test. Ore no i toting appointments then necessary - especially I. The beginning of the cycle which just added more stress.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
About $20,000 overall (retrieval, PGS testing, transfer). Charged copays even for visits and procedures that weren’t covered by insurance.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Whenever they send prescriptions to my pharmacy, they didn’t send it right away. By the time I would get to the pharmacy (which took me 30 min) the prescription was never there and I had to call the clinic to remind them. Nothing was ordered in advance - even though they knew what meds would be needed. Fertility meds were sold at the clinic directly. Cash only. The negativity of most doctors and nurses there really wore me down. Always pushed for more (unnecessary) year and procedures. Never explained why those would be needed. Was told to google it when I had questions.
0
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

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2014 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 29
4 IUI
Endometriosis
PCOS
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. B [Brzechffa] was the first doctor to ever make me feel comfortable throughout my entire 8 years of ttc. The moment I met him he was funny, talkative and made me feel like my journey was in the right hands. No matter how scared I was during our visits he reassured me that he wouldn't cause me any unnecessary pain...From the start he was kind and talkative.... Dr.B took the time to care about my situation if even just for that moment. I appreciated that.
My nurse [at Kofinas Fertility] for a good portion of my visits was Jessica. She was the best. Every day that I was there she'd be happy and cheerful...One of their strengths would be they don't have a set appointment schedule between the hours of 7-9am. So you can just walk right in and be seen by a doctor or a nurse for blood draws. They are also very welcoming. When it comes to weaknesses I would say one is that it does take a while to hear back from them if you leave a message for a nurse or doctor. Calling in for results usually ends up an all day game of phone tag. Other than that I love this facility and would recommend it to anyone ttc.
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. B hit it off with me right from the start. When I first started my journey with Kofinas Institute I originally had another doctor. She had gotten pregnant and was having complications so majority of the time she'd be on leave. They tried to fit me in with another doctor but she was very cold. Like ice. So I requested another doctor. That's when I met Dr.B. From the start he was kind and talkative. I was just about to do my 2nd IUI (of a back to back IUI process) and was completely shaken up as my first IUI had gone terribly just 2 days prior. He made me so relaxed that I barely even felt the catheter go through. He even let me know about my tilted uterus which no other doctor had ever informed me. Dr.B took the time to care about my situation if even just for that moment. I appreciated that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He likes to talk so be prepared to listen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. B was the first doctor to ever make me feel comfortable throughout my entire 8 years of ttc. The moment I met him he was funny, talkative and made me feel like my journey was in the right hands. No matter how scared I was during our visits he reassured me that he wouldn't cause me any unnecessary pain. I appreciated that because other doctors would just poke and prod me like cattle. He wasn't my regular doctor at first, but after my doctor quit the facility I made it my business to request him for each of my visits thereafter.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Prior to being under the care of Dr.B I had a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and d&c because an HSG exam did not work for me. While inside they found a large mass weighing down my left Fallopian tube which they removed. They also found endometriosis stage 1 which they too removed. My tubes were reportedly open and I was give. The green light to begin ttc again. 2 weeks after surgery I started my first round of Clomid 50mgs. It failed. After that I did 3 more cycles of Clomid 50mgs. Ovulation didn't occur and pregnancy wasn't achieved. I was told I would need to go the route of injections. While under the care of Dr.B I was on a 75iu then 125iu of Gonal-F switching everyday for about 2 weeks. I'd go in every other day for an ultrasound and blood draws. When my eggs matured I was given the OK to do my trigger shot of Novarel. 2 days after triggering I went in for my IUI. I did this routine for 4 months. Each cycle was a failed attempt and none achieved pregnancy. After my final IUI I was told by Dr.B during a consult visit that IVF would be my last hope at achieving a pregnancy. Since then we've been trying but struggling to save up our pennies to make that happen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Jessica)
My nurse for a good portion of my visits was Jessica. She was the best. Every day that I was there she'd be happy and cheerful. No matter how nerve wrecking the appointment she'd manage to calm me. The day I found out I'd need surgery she was there and managed to ease all the fear within me. There are a few really great nurses there but she's definitely one of the best.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
One of their strengths would be they don't have a set appointment schedule between the hours of 7-9am. So you can just walk right in and be seen by a doctor or a nurse for blood draws. They are also very welcoming. When it comes to weaknesses I would say one is that it does take a while to hear back from them if you leave a message for a nurse or doctor. Calling in for results usually ends up an all day game of phone tag. Other than that I love this facility and would recommend it to anyone ttc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My copay was $50 per visit. I had to visit every other day for 3 weeks per month. My injections out of pocket were $80 per injection. I used about 21 injections per cycle. Those were the only costs I had to endure during my past treatments.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group.
In the past I've had a few problems with getting a nurse to call me back after leaving a few messages for test results or prescriptions. They were few and far between but it has happened.
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Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 42
2 IVF
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 8 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Brzechffa] never came up with our treatment strategies himself. He was a facilitator but not a planner...He is not a proponent of multiple embryo transfer. Anytime we brought it up, he always expressed a negative opinion about it...He is thorough, kind, and patient. One of the best bedside manners of any doctor we've ever dealt with...He always took the time to answer all questions thoroughly and with compassion. He never left us with any doubts. He was very kind but didn't sugarcoat, so we still trusted his opinion. An excellent and straightforward doctor.
They [Kofinas Fertility Group] are overworked and unorganized. A lot of the time, they are trying hard but the staff seems stretched thin...Their administration handles too many cases with too few employees. This is probably how they are able to keep costs low, but the organization suffers as a result...They [monitoring appointments] are usually relatively quick and painless...Everything is a la carte and adds up quickly. Prices are on the low end, but they increase often.
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He always took the time to answer all questions thoroughly and with compassion. He never left us with any doubts. He was very kind but didn't sugarcoat, so we still trusted his opinion. An excellent and straightforward doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
What you see is what you get.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He is thorough, kind, and patient. One of the best bedside manners of any doctor we've ever dealt with.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Dr. B never came up with our treatment strategies himself. He was a facilitator but not a planner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
They are overworked and unorganized. A lot of the time, they are trying hard but the staff seems stretched thin.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Excellent doctors, overworked staff, and very unorganized administration. They do excellent work, but be prepared for long waits on return emails with their financial dept and be on top of your bills, because they are known to accidentally double bill.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
They are usually relatively quick and painless
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Everything is a la carte and adds up quickly. Prices are on the low end, but they increase often.
Describe Peter Brzechffa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
He is not a proponent of multiple embryo transfer. Anytime we brought it up, he always expressed a negative opinion about it.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Their administration handles too many cases with too few employees. This is probably how they are able to keep costs low, but the organization suffers as a result.
9
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2012, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
2 IUI
1 IVF
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Brzechffa] was amenable to trying IUI when I wanted to do that, and was happy to switch to IVF when we were ready (which really made more sense to begin with anyway)... They [the staff at Kofinas Fertility Group] were lovely. I only ever had one negative interaction with someone at the front desk, otherwise, everyone I dealt with was very very pleasant.
They [the staff at Kofinas Fertility Group] were lovely. I only ever had one negative interaction with someone at the front desk, otherwise, everyone I dealt with was very very pleasant. He [the doctor] was amenable to trying IUI when I wanted to do that, and was happy to switch to IVF when we were ready (which really made more sense to begin with anyway).
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He was amenable to trying IUI when I wanted to do that, and was happy to switch to IVF when we were ready (which really made more sense to begin with anyway).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
the doctor was very personable. during embryo implantation (retreival and implantation always done by kofinas, i believe) we discussed the pelopenisan wars. i always felt treated like a person there.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
They were lovely. I only ever had one negative interaction with someone at the front desk, otherwise, everyone I dealt with was very very pleasant.
10
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 36
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Brzechffa misdiagnosed me with a dermoid cyst and said that I needed surgery to remove it from my ovary before they would proceed with fertility treatments. When he "confirmed" the diagnosis over the phone, he hung up on me after I asked if there was any way to proceed with fertility treatments without removing the cyst. Luckily I got a second opinion and found that it was NOT a dermoid (it was a hemorrhagic cyst) and would resolve on its own WITHOUT surgery. Further, I found a better doctor who said that there was NO reason I could not proceed with fertility (egg retrieval) tx, which is a big deal given my age (39) at the time.
I only had labs and an ultrasound [at Kofinas Fertility]...I went to the clinic initially because of the discount on treatment that they advertised, but it turned out that what I had to pay was entirely dependent on my insurance coverage, which made it feel like a scam. Their Brooklyn clinic, which is where I went has since closed down, but Dr. Brzechffa is still working at their Staten Island location.
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Brzechffa misdiagnosed me with a dermoid cyst and said that I needed surgery to remove it from my ovary before they would proceed with fertility treatments. When he "confirmed" the diagnosis over the phone, he hung up on me after I asked if there was any way to proceed with fertility treatments without removing the cyst. Luckily I got a second opinion and found that it was NOT a dermoid (it was a hemorrhagic cyst) and would resolve on its own WITHOUT surgery. Further, I found a better doctor who said that there was NO reason I could not proceed with fertility (egg retrieval) tx, which is a big deal given my age (39) at the time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Don't go.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I felt more like a number rather than a human because he told me to "google it" after misdiagnosing me with a dermoid cyst in the middle of my transvaginal ultrasound.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I only had labs and an ultrasound.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I did not interact with them enough to comment.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
I went to the clinic initially because of the discount on treatment that they advertised, but it turned out that what I had to pay was entirely dependent on my insurance coverage, which made it feel like a scam. Their Brooklyn clinic, which is where I went has since closed down, but Dr. Brzechffa is still working at their Staten Island location.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
With my insurance, it was pretty standard.
Describe Peter Brzechffa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
n/a
0
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Staten Island
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He remembered stuff about me that I wouldn’t expect a doctor to know and it made me feel like he really was invested in helping us get pregnant and not just a paycheck for him...I see how many people are in and out of his office every day and he is very personal, knowledgeable, and makes me feel at ease...From the start of our very first consultation with my husband and I last year he took the time to breaks down everything. It felt like a long process of testing and blood work and various procedures
Highly recommend the clinic [Kofinas Fertility Group], making appointments is easy, the check in process is easy; the front desk receptionist is nice and cordial: I am never waiting for a long time to be seen. It’s clean and up to date...These nurses work hard and are also very caring and compassionate. While drawing blood we would make small talk and it made me feel good like these people really care.
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
This guy is amazing. I see how many people are in and out of his office every day and he is very personal, knowledgeable, and makes me feel at ease. I cannot think of a single weakness about him; this guy is the real deal. As a patient I knew I was in good hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Always be honest about how you’re feeling and any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. B not only was a professional doctor, but you can tell he really cares about his patients and I just wasn’t another number to him. He remembered stuff about me that I wouldn’t expect a doctor to know and it made me feel like he really was invested in helping us get pregnant and not just a paycheck for him.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
From the start of our very first consultation with my husband and I last year he took the time to breaks down everything. It felt like a long process of testing and blood work and various procedures to make sure I was fit to have a pregnancy. He knew exactly what was the cause of my infertility and once that was addressed I became pregnant
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
These nurses work hard and are also very caring and compassionate. While drawing blood we would make small talk and it made me feel good like these people really care.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Highly recommend the clinic, making appointments is easy, the check in process is easy; the front desk receptionist is nice and cordial: I am never waiting for a long time to be seen. It’s clean and up to date.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I had a 50 dollar copay at every appointment
10
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Staten Island
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5