How was your experience with Robert Greene at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He always has a smile for his patients. He's great at putting you at ease. He and his wife have been through IVF so he knows what the process is like as a patient and provider. He's trained in some practices not every else is, which was great when we hit a specific road block with a cyst, and he had no problem aspirating it to save our cycle. I saw him at all the big visits, knew he looked over my chart and test results to determine next day's protocol, and he encouraged us to email him directly if we had questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Greene at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Ask all the questions you can and he will give you all the answers he can. And if he can't provide an answer, he will find it. I never felt like he talked down to me with all my questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Greene at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Greene took time to meet me and my husband when our first doctor left the practice. He was kind, very educated, blunt but not to the point of rudeness, encouraged us to reach out to him via email if he couldn't be reached by phone, and explained why he was making changes to a protocol for better success.
Describe the protocols Robert Greene used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
I had two cancelled retrieval cycles before I saw Dr. Greene. One was cancelled due to a cyst and another because I over-stimmed and ovulated. Dr. Green assured me that should either of these happen again he would be able to help, especially with a cyst since he was familiar with aspirating them (which did indeed happen - he aspirated my ovarian cyst in a quick outpatient procedure and saved my third retrieval cycle).
For my successful retrieval with Dr. Greene, I was on NuvaRing, Cetrotide, Gonal F, Lupron, Pregnyl, and Menopur.
We had 19 eggs, 16 were mature, 12 fertilized, 7 made it to day 5, and 6 passed PGS testing as normal.
For the transfer phase, I was on Pregnyl, progesterone in oil, Estrace, Vivelle, and Lupron.
The first transfer was a success and I'm now pregnant, due in November 2017.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika Peksens & Tanya Sarver)
I can't speak highly enough about the nursing staff. There is one staff for the retrieval phase and one for the transfer. Every single one of them is competent, well organized, compassionate, and very knowledgeable.
Describe Robert Greene's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
He believed, and I think their practice follows this belief, that if you are under 35 and healthy they will only transfer one embryo. Maybe two if there is an extenuating circumstance. They only routinely discuss transferring two if you are over 35 or have a history of recurrent miscarriages. I don't think the every transfer more than two.