Samir Babayev

Mayo Clinic

Rated 7.6
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 11%Don't recommend: 23%7.6
66% strongly recommend
9 reviews
Humanity
7.9
7.9
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
8.7
8.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.8
5.8
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
7.9
Good
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
Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
Residency
New York Medical College
Fellowship
UT Southwestern

How Doctor Communicates

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doctor, nurse available by directline
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not available by personal cell phone
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Samir Babayev works at

Mayo Clinic
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 44%Neutral: 35%Don't recommend: 20%7.9

At 1 office

Rochester
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
(507) 284-4520
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9 patient reviews

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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
1
0
Age 37 - 38
3 IUI
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Other
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I also wasn't crazy about Dr. Babayev recommending at least 6 IUIs. Other clinics will not do more than 3. I feel like he just keeps churning you through the process. I also feel like they don't really push for you to have a successful result. There is a goal of pregnancy with fertility and you pay a lot of money and I didn't feel any urgency with him to get us there. He is also very very conservative in his approach which can be good, but after a couple of rounds I needed something more. I felt like we would never get there with his guidance.
UTSW is a teaching hospital and it became very clear that this was an area I didn't want them learning on me... I needed to move on and get results. The Billing office is also terrible. I had to make about a dozen calls and still waiting to get issues resolved. They charge you for the cycle upfront (insurance doesn't cover).. then, it goes to insurance because apparently their system sends everything through insurance... even if insurance would cover some of the testing it doesn't matter because it's all or none.
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Dr. Babayev is knowledgeable, however, I feel that he really limited me. Based purely on my first AMH test, he first told me that it appeared I had no eggs left, have no chance, should look into an egg donor, etc. When he finally did an ultrasound he found that was not the case at all. It was very frustrating in the meantime. Even afterwards, he decided that I have low ovarian reserve and would not be a good candidate for IVF. I have since had other opinions that are the exact opposite and my treatment has also proven so. I also wasn't crazy about Dr. Babayev recommending at least 6 IUIs. Other clinics will not do more than 3. I feel like he just keeps churning you through the process. I also feel like they don't really push for you to have a successful result. There is a goal of pregnancy with fertility and you pay a lot of money and I didn't feel any urgency with him to get us there. He is also very very conservative in his approach which can be good, but after a couple of rounds I needed something more. I felt like we would never get there with his guidance.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Push for more answers. Push for what you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
At least 3 or 4 times I got misinformation or instructions. When I talked to Dr. Babayev about one of these instances, he told me that they process 20-25 patients a day and don't remember all of the details (basically). In this particular instance, I had talked to one of the Fellows, Dr. Babayev himself, and another Fellow that did my scan that day about my situation and timing, and she still sent me wrong instructions and then didn't follow up. A different Fellow or nurse can call you each time, so there is no consistency and that can lead to mistakes and oversights.
Describe the protocols Samir Babayev used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
I went through 2 IUI cycles with Dr. Babayev and team. For my 1st, he started me on 37.5 iu of menopur. This resulted in basically nothing happening and after 5 days increased my dose to 75iu. I had 1 mature follicle before trigger. For my 2nd IUI, he had me on 75 iu for 10 days and resulted in 2 mature follicles. Both resulted in negative pregnancy tests.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
The nurse that I originally met and taught me how to do the injections - I believe her name was Babitha - was very nice and caring. I talked to several different nurses along the way and it honestly seemed like they were clueless. In my last round, I had to push the nurse for what was supposed to happen.... she gave me wrong instructions and kept insisting. They are unfamiliar with your particular case since it's always someone different.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Strengths - it's cheaper than others (IUIs were $1050 instead of $2100 at my current clinic) Weaknesses - the amount of people involved and rotating through. At any point you would deal with Dr. Babayev, any of his 3 Fellows, any of the many nurses, have residents in the room during your procedures. There were 3 instances where I was given wrong information and I had to correct them. UTSW is a teaching hospital and it became very clear that this was an area I didn't want them learning on me... I needed to move on and get results. The Billing office is also terrible. I had to make about a dozen calls and still waiting to get issues resolved. They charge you for the cycle upfront (insurance doesn't cover).. then, it goes to insurance because apparently their system sends everything through insurance... even if insurance would cover some of the testing it doesn't matter because it's all or none. Then they sent me statements with the remainder. All of which I had already paid for upfront. Nothing was done to remedy this and I called and talked to the financial counselor, her manager, the billing department, their manager.. and still waiting on resolution. It's a horrible process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern.
The IUI cycle, including monitoring ultrasounds, labs and the actual procedure (without meds) was $1050 out of pocket.
What specific things went wrong at UT Southwestern?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at UT Southwestern.
1. One of the Fellows told me the wrong timing because it was daylight savings and they didn't account for it. I called and asked and at the last minute they changed my timing. 2. One of the Fellows gave me wrong instructions. I had communicated with two of them, including her that day, and Dr. Babayev previously that I would be out of town and would be starting once we returned. She sent me instructions to start that day and come back Monday (while I was gone). When I replied telling her I wouldn't be here then and when should I actually come back I got no respo. I insisted nse whatsoever. I felt like I was not being heard at all. 3. On my 2nd IUI, Dr. Babayev was out and Dr. Bukelmez oversaw it. When the nurse called later with instructions she just told me to do a home pregnancy test in 2 weeks. I asked her about progesterone (which I had done the first time) and blood test (also done the first time) and she said no. I insisted.. and when they finally asked Dr. Babayev the instructions all changed to what I thought. 4. Billing is a mess. I pay upfront and they still bill me
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Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 29 - 30
2 IVF
European
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My husband and I both really enjoyed Dr. Babayev as our doctor. He did my mock transfer, both consultations, and FET. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything to you in way that is easy to understand...The thing we enjoyed most was his humor and ability to make us laugh...During the FET, I did not have a full bladder like they asked. He was able to still complete the transfer successfully.
We loved the nursing staff at Mayo! Every nurse we dealt with was so kind, showed compassion, and was very helpful. They always answered my questions and would respond to the online portal within a few hours...Fresh embryo cycle: $13,400 Frozen embryo cycle: $5,500...enjoyed the clinics communication with us...Mayo prefers that you transfer a single embryo...if we had multiple failed IVF cycles, they would consider transferring more than one embryo.
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic?
My husband and I both really enjoyed Dr. Babayev as our doctor. He did my mock transfer, both consultations, and FET. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything to you in way that is easy to understand. He answered all of our questions and guided us when we were unsure of what to do during our consultation. We enjoyed his humor the most during those meetings. He also did my frozen embryo transfer. He explained and talked you through everything he was doing and showed you what tools he was using. He was very professional. My bladder was not as full as it was suppose to be to perform the FET, so I was nervous I messed up. He was very confident and reassured us that he could still complete the transfer without adding water to my bladder. I trusted him and felt our transfer went very smoothly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic?
My husband and I both really enjoyed Dr. Babayev. He did my mock embryo transfer, consultation, and FET. When he talked to us during our consultation he knew my background history and remembered my mock transfer. The thing we enjoyed most was his humor and ability to make us laugh. It felt more personal when you could laugh about something.
Describe the protocols Samir Babayev used in your cycles at Mayo Clinic and their degree of success.
Dr. Babayev followed all protocols and treatment strategies that Mayo had told us about. During the FET, I did not have a full bladder like they asked. He was able to still complete the transfer successfully. He was able to see everything without the help of a full bladder.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Mayo Clinic.
We loved the nursing staff at Mayo! Every nurse we dealt with was so kind, showed compassion, and was very helpful. They always answered my questions and would respond to the online portal within a few hours.
Describe your experience with Mayo Clinic.
I enjoyed the clinics communication with us. I also enjoyed how friendly everyone was with us. They all make you feel welcomed and well-cared for. They are all very knowledgeable too! We would highly recommend Mayo to other friends.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic.
Fresh embryo cycle: $13,400 Frozen embryo cycle: $5,500
Describe Samir Babayev's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Mayo Clinic.
Mayo prefers that you transfer a single embryo. He did state that if we had multiple failed IVF cycles, they would consider transferring more than one embryo.
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Doctor
Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Mayo Clinic
Rochester
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
3
7
Age 28
3 IUI
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Unfortunately, he [Dr. Samir Babayev] went through the motions of consent, etc. and failed to even look at ultrasound results that the nurse discovered after our appointment with him, which ended up in us postponing everything. Thankfully his nurse was observant or we would have missed this...did a great job explaining everything, but some of his explanations were a little over my husband's (who does not work in the medical field like myself) head. Dr. Babayev was on time to all of our appointments and was friendly, but not necessarily warm/comforting.
The nursing staff here [at Mayo Clinic- Rochester] is nothing short of amazing. They have all answered my sometimes multiple questions each day via patient portal with compassion. They are very quick to update my plan of care and are always on top of everything...The entire IVF process (monitoring via labs/US, ICSI, embryo storage, retrieval, and transfer) was $14,000 - this did not include medications or any appointments prior...Although Mayo is a large company, the REI department is very small and easy to find. Thankfully everything is done in the same location for all visits. The only thing that bothered me was that they really push for you to utilize their pharmacy for medications which was nearly double the cost of medications from other pharmacies.
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic?
Dr. Babayev did a great job explaining everything, but some of his explanations were a little over my husband's (who does not work in the medical field like myself) head. Dr. Babayev was on time to all of our appointments and was friendly, but not necessarily warm/comforting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic?
Be sure to ask questions if you do not understand. Dr. Babayev used a lot of medical lingo that we hadn't necessarily heard before when visiting with other doctors.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic?
We went into the appointment with an open mind as he was new to the facility, but had not seen any doctors that we really didn't like at this point. Unfortunately, he went through the motions of consent, etc. and failed to even look at ultrasound results that the nurse discovered after our appointment with him, which ended up in us postponing everything. Thankfully his nurse was observant or we would have missed this.
Describe the protocols Samir Babayev used in your cycles at Mayo Clinic and their degree of success.
Dr. Babayev started us on an antagonist protocol based off of my age (<30) and diagnosis of unexplained infertility. I was prescribed Gonal F (250mcg for elevated FSH), Menopur (75u), Ganirelix (250mcg), & hCG (10,000 u).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Mayo Clinic.
The nursing staff here is nothing short of amazing. They have all answered my sometimes multiple questions each day via patient portal with compassion. They are very quick to update my plan of care and are always on top of everything.
Describe your experience with Mayo Clinic.
Although Mayo is a large company, the REI department is very small and easy to find. Thankfully everything is done in the same location for all visits. The only thing that bothered me was that they really push for you to utilize their pharmacy for medications which was nearly double the cost of medications from other pharmacies.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic.
The entire IVF process (monitoring via labs/US, ICSI, embryo storage, retrieval, and transfer) was $14,000 - this did not include medications or any appointments prior
Describe Samir Babayev's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Mayo Clinic.
We were hopeful to transfer multiple embryos if possible due to my young age, lack of pregnancies for 2 years, unexplained infertility, and no other health concerns but Dr. Babayev was very against this.
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Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Mayo Clinic
Rochester
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Babayev patiently explained every step in the process and was available for all our questions. He even called me late at night once as he could not respond earlier. He is also very gentle and polite. IVF is a very stressful process and Dr.Babayev helped allay our fears and doubts...He has excellent bed-side manners and always cracks goofy jokes before a procedure to calm you down! I felt like he was quite involved in the process with us as we overcame every fertility associated challenge
The nursing staff [at UT Southwestern] is friendly but not very responsive. I had to work with a number of them...Strengths - costs lesser then other clinics. Its a teaching facility so there’s always a few residents and fellows around, so you get supported even when the doctor is not available...I did not have any major problems...The staff, fellows and residents knew us on a first name basis and were very supportive.
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Dr.Babayev was a god-send for us! He’s definitely the best doctor I have ever met. Not only is he extremely competent and knowledgeable, he is very patient and warm. He has excellent bed-side manners and always cracks goofy jokes before a procedure to calm you down! I felt like he was quite involved in the process with us as we overcame every fertility associated challenge. IVF is a very stressful process in itself and without Dr. Babayev we might have given up too soon. He kept us motivated while being very realistic. I definitely miss him..now that we have been transferred to an ob/gyn.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Be patient with the staff. Sometimes you might not get your instructions/prescriptions on time.. but it all works out at the end.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Dr. Babayev patiently explained every step in the process and was available for all our questions. He even called me late at night once as he could not respond earlier. He is also very gentle and polite. IVF is a very stressful process and Dr.Babayev helped allay our fears and doubts. The staff, fellows and residents knew us on a first name basis and were very supportive.
Describe the protocols Samir Babayev used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
I was diagonosed with severely diminished ovarian reserve for my age. Dr. Babayev initially recommended mini-IVF for us. The insurance however did not approve and recommended full IVF. So, Dr. Babayev went ahead with 2 full IVF cycles. These two cycles did not produce desirable results. We did a fresh transfer with the first cycle which did not work. The second cycle did not produce any viable embryos. Dr. Babayev then moved onto mini-IVF. We did two cycles which were both successful. We transferred 2 frozen embryos and I am now 12 weeks pregnant with one.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UT Southwestern. (Assigned nurse: Roxanne )
The nursing staff is friendly but not very responsive. I had to work with a number of them as teh staff kept changing.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Strengths - costs lesser then other clinics. Its a teaching facility so there’s always a few residents and fellows around, so you get supported even when the doctor is not available. This was the only fertility clinic I ever went to so I cannot compare it to others. I did not have any major problems. I would recommend a new patient to educate themselves about their condition and recommended treatment and be on top of it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern.
The treatment was covered by insurance. We paid for medication for 3 out of the 4 cycles and then for the transfer medication.
Describe Samir Babayev's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
None
What specific things went wrong at UT Southwestern?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
7
Age 41 - 42
1 IUI
IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Due to my age and AMH/FSH levels. [Dr. Samir] Babayev suggested I go straight to mini-IVF. However, I started with an IUI as I originally thought IVF was not covered under my insurance. The IUI was a negative pregnancy test. Per Babayev initial recommendation, I am now doing my first treatment of mini-ivf with 100mg of clomid daily and then Menopur and Cetrotide injections. I have been on clomid for like 5 days now and will start injections tonight. Again, mini IVF was chosen b/c of my age, AMH and FSH. I also have only have about 3-4 total antral follicles during my scans.
I chose clinic b/c UTSW is a trusted facility and the online reviews were positive. Weakness, navigating the insurance and pharmacies is a full time job and clinic told me they would help but I have spent countless hours on phone with insurance and pharmacy by myself. I tried for weeks to get ahold of finance guy who never returned my call. I am not even sure if he still works there even though the front desk staff assured me that were forwarding my messages. When asking for help with all of the conflicting information from insurance, clinic told me that "it's confusing for us too". Which is unacceptable as they have helped countless patients in past. They should not be just as confused as I am. The whole process or pre-authorization for treatments and medications has been a nightmare.
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Overall, Dr. Babayev has a pleasant and patient personality which helps to soothe the stress during treatments. I did somewhat feel as though I was being taken through a sales presentation during my initial consultation b/c he still wanted to talk about my odds if I used a donor egg even though I told him donor eggs were a definite no as soon as I sat down to speak with him. I had some issues with the clinic and Dr. Babayev was responsive and apologetic and assured me that things would be resolved. Also as I mentioned in one question, I don't see him often. I spoke with him during initial consult, he helped another doctor perform my IUI and finally I spoke to him after a complaint with staff. It would help to build patient confidence if Babayev at least peaked in the room to say hello during some of the scans and labs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Advocate for yourself. If you are not interested in a treatment option they suggestion then advocate. Do not be coerced into treatments that you are not ready for. Wheter they be donor eggs are skipping IUI and moving to IVF. Of course listen to doctor but at end of day, it's your decision. And do your own reading and research so that you are not coming into the conversations with no background information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
My initial consultation with Samir was thorough and he made sure I understood what my options were given my specific scenario. He listened and had a good bedside manner. The only room for improvement would to see him more often during the labs and sonos. I typically only see the assisting doctors.
Describe the protocols Samir Babayev used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
Due to my age and AMH/FSH levels. Babayev suggested I go straight to mini-IVF. However, I started with an IUI as I originally thought IVF was not covered under my insurance. The IUI was a negative pregnancy test. Per Babayev initial recommendation, I am now doing my first treatment of mini-ivf with 100mg of clomid daily and then Menopur and Cetrotide injections. I have been on clomid for like 5 days now and will start injections tonight. Again, mini IVF was chosen b/c of my age, AMH and FSH. I also have only have about 3-4 total antral follicles during my scans.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UT Southwestern.
They were a few nurses down at times so response time was not as timely was i would have liked. I have also been going through circles with my provider and pharmacy and was told finance would help me navigate but instead the nurses have been helping. They have been somewhat helpful but when it comes to insurance there needs to be clearer guidance
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Strengths. I chose clinic b/c UTSW is a trusted facility and the online reviews were positive. Weakness, navigating the insurance and pharmacies is a full time job and clinic told me they would help but I have spent countless hours on phone with insurance and pharmacy by myself. I tried for weeks to get ahold of finance guy who never returned my call. I am not even sure if he still works there even though the front desk staff assured me that were forwarding my messages. When asking for help with all of the conflicting information from insurance, clinic told me that "it's confusing for us too". Which is unacceptable as they have helped countless patients in past. They should not be just as confused as I am. The whole process or pre-authorization for treatments and medications has been a nightmare.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern.
I really can't remember itemized pricing but general pricing shared from finance was about 8k for Mini IVF and 1500-3k for meds.
Describe Samir Babayev's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
I don't recall him speaking on an approach. I did ask if I would do a retrieval after first cycle and he mentioned that i would likely not produce many eggs in a cycle and his goal was to try to collect 7-8 eggs after a few cycles.
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, just issue with pre-authorizations for medications and getting prescriptions filled. pharmacy blamed it on provider. provider blame it on pharmacy. Pharmacy and provider then blamed on clinic. Oh and the finance person, Jerry, who was helping me to see if I was covered for IVF initially told me insurance said i was not covered. So i wasted a month doing an IUI. Later when i called my insurance to verify why I wasn't covered for IVF, they said I was covered. Considering I am 41, I don't have much time to waste with being provided the wrong information. Had i not called my insurance myself, i would not have known that I met requirements for insurance to pay for IVF.
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Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
7
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Babayev met me initially with hesitation on my end. He took the time to explain everything to me and why I was a candidate for IVF. I had never imagined I would be a patient that needed assistance with having anther child since I had a child before. He was very nice, respectful and personable. ... eSET was suggested for me due to the grade of my embryos and he always put the health of my future baby and myself when considering number of embryos to transfer.
UTSW Fertility clinic from the check in to the check out was amazing. They always knew my name and treated me with optimism every time they saw me. No matter if I was coming for just labs or full visits, the MA, nurses, residents and fellow were patient and personable. ... When my negative result happen after my first FET the clinical team was nice enough to call me with my results and and set me up with a follow up plan appt in order to explain things to me more in person and ask me what I would like to do next.
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Dr. Babayev met me initially with hesitation on my end. He took the time to explain everything to me and why I was a candidate for IVF. I had never imagined I would be a patient that needed assistance with having anther child since I had a child before. He was very nice, respectful and personable. I actually am looking forward to seeing him again for my next child (if need be).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Be open minded and trust the process and your body. Ask questions if you don't understand and be a good patient by doing exactly what instructions say. Patience is key when dealing with science and nature coming together.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
When my negative result happen after my first FET the clinical team was nice enough to call me with my results and and set me up with a follow up plan appt in order to explain things to me more in person and ask me what I would like to do next. They knew my name and always were excited to see me, as much as I was excited to see them. They were positive and made me feel comfortable and knowledgeable at all times.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
UTSW Fertility clinic from the check in to the check out was amazing. They always knew my name and treated me with optimism every time they saw me. No matter if I was coming for just labs or full visits, the MA, nurses, residents and fellow were patient and personable.
Describe Samir Babayev's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
eSET was suggested for me due to the grade of my embryos and he always put the health of my future baby and myself when considering number of embryos to transfer.
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Doctor
Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Successful
10
10
Age 34
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Babayev. Our situation was very unique with an uncertain outlook, and he developed a customized approach to every step of our process... He is very knowledgeable in his field and doesn't do unnecessary tests/procedures that hasn't been proven to work. He is easy to work with and responds incredibly fast to all my messages and phone calls...I’m almost 34 years old, but the functions of my ovaries is over 45 years old. All the hormones are not balanced and it’s very hard to predict the time of ovulation. Tried 1 time only 5 eggs were retrieved. So I took the change to only transfer one egg… They did it at the first shot!! Many thanks to Dr. Babayev. And I will be trying again for the second baby.
Everyone at the fertility clinic [UT Southwestern] is kind, compassionate, and communicative. Nurse Allison have been notably involved in my care and great at communicating with the doctor. They made my journey much less stressful, made me feel like more than just a patient and for that I am eternally grateful...I’m almost 34 years old, but the functions of my ovaries is over 45 years old. All the hormones are not balanced and it’s very hard to predict the time of ovulation. Tried 1 time only 5 eggs were retrieved. So I took the change to only transfer one egg… They did it at the first shot!! Many thanks to Dr. Babayev. And I will be trying again for the second baby.
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Dr. Babayev has been nothing but beyond amazing from the first consultation to every single office visit. He is very knowledgeable in his field and doesn't do unnecessary tests/procedures that hasn't been proven to work. He is easy to work with and responds incredibly fast to all my messages and phone calls.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Babayev. Our situation was very unique with an uncertain outlook, and he developed a customized approach to every step of our process.
Describe the protocols Samir Babayev used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
I’m almost 34 years old, but the functions of my ovaries is over 45 years old. All the hormones are not balanced and it’s very hard to predict the time of ovulation. Tried 1 time only 5 eggs were retrieved. So I took the change to only transfer one egg… They did it at the first shot!! Many thanks to Dr. Babayev. And I will be trying again for the second baby.
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Everyone at the fertility clinic is kind, compassionate, and communicative. Nurse Allison have been notably involved in my care and great at communicating with the doctor. They made my journey much less stressful, made me feel like more than just a patient and for that I am eternally grateful.
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Doctor
Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Consult
10
10
Age 26
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Babayev] was great. He was delicate with his wording. Compassionate with my situation. He was a wonderful doctor I would love to work with further. He was also very informative with all the information that was given. Also explained quite a bit to me regarding my condition and what may have to happen with my husband and I in order to get pregnant....
This clinic [Mayo Clinic] was great to work with. Very prompt and on time. Well organized. Made me feel very comfortable. I loved that everyone was so friendly as well. They walk you through everything that you may need to know going further...They [nurses] were so nice. The woman who was in the room with me while I was getting exam was very soothing. She made me feel very comfortable...
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic?
He was great. He was delicate with his wording. Compassionate with my situation. He was a wonderful doctor I would love to work with further. He was also very informative with all the information that was given. Also explained quite a bit to me regarding my condition and what may have to happen with my husband and I in order to get pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic?
Be confident and comfortable
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic?
He was great. To the point and personable
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Mayo Clinic.
They were so nice. The woman who was in the room with me while I was getting exam was very soothing. She made me feel very comfortable
Describe your experience with Mayo Clinic.
This clinic was great to work with. Very prompt and on time. Well organized. Made me feel very comfortable. I loved that everyone was so friendly as well. They walk you through everything that you may need to know going further
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samir Babayev at Mayo Clinic.
$500 roughly
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Doctor
Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Mayo Clinic
Rochester
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 30
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I went through 2 IUIs using clomid and letrezole, one for each round [with Dr. Babayev] Neither of these drugs gave us the result we wanted so we discuss further options. We then did IVF. We did two frozen transfers. The first did not take but the second did!...took time to meet with us in person and discuss treatment options and explained the processes. After failed attempts at getting pregnant we rediscussed options and he was very helpful and knowledgeable about what choices we should make. He was a cheerleader for us and always greeted us with a smile and was willing to answer any and all questions.
IVF with ICSI was about $10,000 [at UT Southwestern]...Overall I had a great experience at the clinic with the office staff, nurses, fellows and Dr. Babayev. My only frustration was communication between all parts sometimes fell through so you had to follow up sometimes but overall the clinic was accommodating and supportive of our treatment...Allison was my favorite nurse. She was so supportive and was a huge cheerleader for us. She took great care of us!
How was your experience with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Dr. Babayev was a great listener and explainer of information. He never got frustrated with questions we asked and took great care of us. I fully trusted Dr. Babayev and am thankful he was recommended to us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Always ask questions because he will answer them fully and in detail. Never hesitate to tell him something going on with your treatment or feelings even if it seems small.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern?
Dr. Babayev took time to meet with us in person and discuss treatment options and explained the processes. After failed attempts at getting pregnant we rediscussed options and he was very helpful and knowledgeable about what choices we should make. He was a cheerleader for us and always greeted us with a smile and was willing to answer any and all questions.
Describe the protocols Samir Babayev used in your cycles at UT Southwestern and their degree of success.
I went through 2 IUIs using clomid and letrezole, one for each round. Neither of these drugs gave us the result we wanted so we discuss further options. We then did IVF. We did two frozen transfers. The first did not take but the second did!
Describe your experience with your nurse at UT Southwestern. (Assigned nurse: Allison was my nurse when she worked. )
Allison was my favorite nurse. She was so supportive and was a huge cheerleader for us. She took great care of us!
Describe your experience with UT Southwestern.
Overall I had a great experience at the clinic with the office staff, nurses, fellows and Dr. Babayev. My only frustration was communication between all parts sometimes fell through so you had to follow up sometimes but overall the clinic was accommodating and supportive of our treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samir Babayev at UT Southwestern.
IVF with ICSI was about $10,000
Describe Samir Babayev's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UT Southwestern.
Dr. Babayev suggested we transfer one embryo at a time due to our situation.
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Doctor
Samir Babayev
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
UT Southwestern
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources