Steven Brenner

Long Island IVF

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Medical SchoolSUNY
ResidencyBeth Israel
FellowshipNYU
Melville
8 Corporate Center Drive
Melville, NY 11747
631-752-0606
New Hyde Park
2001 Marcus Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
516-358-6363
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Steven Brenner to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 28%Don't recommend: 18%8.2
8 assessments
  • 54% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 28% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Long Island IVF to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 10%9.1
100 assessments
  • 80% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 10% Neutral (7-8)
  • 10% Don't recommend (0-6)
8 assessments
10
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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Dr. Brenner is a kind man, he approached my situation with sensitivity and candor, which I truly appreciate... is a true professional. His experience, knowledge and desire to help those of us who are unable to conceive on their own is a true blessing and gift. During our visit he discussed the clinical results and offered us his professional opinion of our current situation and what we should do if we wanted to continue with treatment. We needed a doctor who was going to be straight forward, making sure all options were explored and explained so we could make a decision on what our next steps should be and/or to be comfortable with the possibility of an "only option".
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
I feel that Dr. Brenner is a true professional. His experience, knowledge and desire to help those of us who are unable to conceive on their own is a true blessing and gift. During our visit he discussed the clinical results and offered us his professional opinion of our current situation and what we should do if we wanted to continue with treatment. We needed a doctor who was going to be straight forward, making sure all options were explored and explained so we could make a decision on what our next steps should be and/or to be comfortable with the possibility of an "only option".
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Trust Dr. Brenner and have faith.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr. Brenner is a kind man, he approached my situation with sensitivity and candor, which I truly appreciate.
Describe the protocols Steven Brenner used in your cycles at Long Island IVF and their degree of success.
It was explained by Dr. Brenner that donor egg was our only option at this point. When treatment began we did all the necessary blood screenings, physical evaluation and testing, we where evaluated by a psychologist and assigned a RN who monitored our treatment and find us a donor if we could not find one on our own. A year after treatment began, a donor was found whom we were comfortable with and preparation for transfer began. Blood screening was continued, when my last menstrual cycleI began I was put in a protocol of estogen and baby asprin. Eventually I was put on progesterone and oil and had to take Medrol and Doxycycline for 5 days which started pre transfer and ended the after transfer. My husband produce seman specimen to be frozen, just in case the day of he was able to. We had 7 eggs, my husband was able to produce a fresh specimen on the day the eggs were to be thawed and ICSI was used to fertilize the eggs. Only 5 eggs fertilized and on day 3, post fertilization, 2 embryos were transferred. We were told 3 days later that the 3 remaining eggs did not make it to day 5. My medication protocol continued with estrogen, baby asprin and progesterone and oil. Day 10 post transfer we had a positive pregnancy test. The same medication protocol continued and blood screenings to evaluate levels. I was told by Dr. Brenner on my second HcG blood test that the levels were normal but on the low end, but that didn't mean I couldn'thave a normal pregnancy. The same continued on the following HcG test. The first sonogram showed a small embryo, Dr. Brenner said they like to see it bigger, but they would continue monitoring. The next sono was with Dr. Kreiner an associate, he stated the same and added that he could not determine if there was a sack or not. 6+ weeks post transfer sonogram with another associate Dr. Zinger showed no development in the fetus. Dr. Zinger and the RN were very consoling as the devastating news was delivered. Dr. Zinger discusses the options of letting a miscarriage happen on it's own or have a DNC. I said I would like to discuss that with Dr. Brenner, he understood. Dr. Brenner called that evening, offering his condolences, at that point my husband and I had already decided on the DNC because I couldn't put myself through expecting a miscarriage, that would have been to much for me to bare. The DNC was scheduled 2 days later and Dr. Brenner preformed the surgery. The tissue was taking to have genetic testing done. Dr. Brenner had me continue taking the estogen for 2 weeks post surgery, stating it would help build up the lining of my uterus. Now I am waiting for my menstrual cycle to begin. Dr. Brenner stated I could take medicine for it to come, I declined the medication, I rather it happen on own. Genetic testing is in process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Long Island IVF. (Assigned nurse: Victoria Loveland)
Victoria Loveland is an excellent nurse. She made sure we understood what our treatment entailed from cost to the physical aspect of it all. She always kept in touch throughout the entire process and made sure everything was in order from inception to the surgery. She was extremely sympathetic and supportive when the pregnancy failed. She was there prior to and after the surgery. She is very sweet and incredibly kind. The nursing staff is great and communicative, they made sure I had all the information and guidance I needed throughout my treatment. The RN that was in the room when my husband and I received the devastating news, gave me a hug and was very sympathetic to our situation. All there kindness was very appreciated. They are still in contact with me, they are following through with treatment instructions from Dr. Brenner.
Describe your experience with Long Island IVF.
I feel that the doctors and staff are extremely professional and have a great desire to help their patients achieve their dream of becoming parents. The only complaint is my husband didn't feel the the room he was given to produce a specimen in was really a bathroom with a fold out chair. He said he would have liked a more comfortable environment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF.
Our medical insurance does not cover IVF treatment, it will only cover treatment prior to treatment and post treatment if pregnancy occurs.
Describe Steven Brenner's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Long Island IVF.
Due to my age, they ( the facility, doctors) only allow up to 2 embryos to be transferred at a single time.
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Doctor
Steven Brenner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Long Island IVF
Melville
Nursing
Operations
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8
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
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Dr. Brenner is quite dry and gets right to the point, which is not something I mind. While I have only seen him in person 3 times (consultation before starting treatment, once during treatment, and one for an HSG) he has been available via telephone and has personally returned all phone calls I have placed to him. My wife and I did not feel rushed during our appointments with him and we felt that he took time to answer our questions clearly.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr. Brenner is quite dry and gets right to the point, which is not something I mind. While I have only seen him in person 3 times (consultation before starting treatment, once during treatment, and one for an HSG) he has been available via telephone and has personally returned all phone calls I have placed to him. My wife and I did not feel rushed during our appointments with him and we felt that he took time to answer our questions clearly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Ask the questions you want answered!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr. Brenner personally returned phone calls when I asked to speak directly with him. He took the time to answer all of my questions clearly and in a way that was easy to understand. While he is quite blunt and to the point, that is not a quality I mind in a doctor. I would rather them get right to the point rather than beat around the bush.
Describe the protocols Steven Brenner used in your cycles at Long Island IVF and their degree of success.
So far I have done 4 IUI cycles. The 1st cycle was a natural cycle and the subsequent cycles were with 5mg clomid and Ovidrel to trigger ovulation. I have gone for bloodwork and sonograms to monitor hormone levels and the growth of follicles. Following my 3rd failed IUI Dr. Brenner conducted an HSG to make sure my tubes were open. I was then diagnosed with an arcuate uterus which he explained should not affect my ability to get pregnant. I am currently in the TWW of my 4th IUI cycle, following this cycle Dr. Brenner has suggested moving on to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at the Melville office are kind and compassionate. While they do work quickly as there are many patients to see, I never felt rushed or as if I was just another patient, they make you feel like you matter.
Describe your experience with Long Island IVF.
Long Island IVF runs efficiently. The Melville office can often be crowded on weekends, as it is the only office open on weekends, I have never had a long wait for scheduled IUI's, bloodwork/sono, or other testing during the week.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF.
Co-pays for various testing, and $100 thawing fee for each IUI cycle.
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Doctor
Steven Brenner
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Long Island IVF
Melville
Nursing
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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Dr. Brenner was very informative. His approach is very direct and blunt and could easily be a turn off to people. After our first failed cycle they were very quick to schedule the next one but we wanted to look more closely at all of our labs. They were open to doing so once we asked...Be prepared for a very direct approach....Because of my irregular hormone levels we were monitored very heavily throughout the first 12 weeks by both of them and my regular OB/GYN.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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How was your experience with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr. Brenner was very informative. His approach is very direct and blunt and could easily be a turn off to people. After our first failed cycle they were very quick to schedule the next one but we wanted to look more closely at all of our labs. They were open to doing so once we asked. Whether or not that made the difference but their second cycle will never now but if we had not asked they probably would not have looked into some of the things we brought up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Be prepared for a very direct approach.
Describe the protocols Steven Brenner used in your cycles at Long Island IVF and their degree of success.
I cannot remember exactly but we did have to use Lupron, progesterone, and estrogen. The estrogen had to be modified throughout the cycle and they upped it a lot. We ended up having to take three pills a day as well as an injection every other day. Progesterone also went past 12 weeks under their supervision. Because of my irregular hormone levels we were monitored very heavily throughout the first 12 weeks by both of them and my regular OB/GYN.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Long Island IVF. (Assigned nurse: Vicki Loveland)
They were very understanding and easy to get a hold of. They would meet with us or talk with us as much as we needed and at anytime. We always got a call back right away.
Describe your experience with Long Island IVF.
Getting an appointment is always easy. The hours can be a little strange and I often had to take off from work but it was worth it. The nursing staff was always helpful, sympathetic and thoughtful to Your emotional needs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF.
My insurance covered a lot and anything that we owed them was discussed and planned out for payments
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Doctor
Steven Brenner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Long Island IVF
Melville
Nursing
Operations
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
I felt that Dr Brenner's number one priority was to see as many patients as possible without much concern for outcomes... it was a nurse who did my IUIs....Dr Brenner failed to answer specific questions I asked him, and his billing department gave me incorrect information about my coverage.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr Brenner was the second Doctor we saw at LIIVF. The first doctor took a personal phone call during our consultation and we walked out. During my initial consult and exam with Dr Brenner, I specifically asked what the side effects of the medications were that he was prescribing. I was told "similar to a period" and that was it. After the first IUI failed, an ultrasound revealed several cysts which I had never had before. The nurse told me that cysts were a common side effect of the medication. Dr Brenner never mentioned anything about cysts. He also had me coming in daily for blood work and ultrasounds - something that was deemed superfluous by another doctor. I felt that Dr Brenner's number one priority was to see as many patients as possible without much concern for outcomes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Find someone else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Long Island IVF is run like a factory. The waiting room is always packed and you're just in and out. The nurses didn't know me, and it was a nurse who did my IUIs. The first IUI was painful because the nurse couldn't get the catheter in properly. I only saw Dr Brenner for my initial consult and exam and then for another consult after each failed IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They worked like efficient machines but made no attempts to get to know the patients - even those they saw on a daily basis.
What specific things went wrong at Long Island IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Steven Brenner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Long Island IVF
Melville
Nursing
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10
Age
46
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
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Dr. Brenner is kind and caring and very upfront and honest... He has a warm effect when you speak with him and is very diligent to explain all procedures and processes. He is honest and let’s yiu know what your facing as does his best to help you understand IVF and how it will work. Every procedure he did with me he was gentle kind and always concerned with my well being. Excellent bedside manner and you really feel he wants to help you achieve the ultimate goal of being a mother
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Age
46
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
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How was your experience with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr Brenner is very kind and upfront. He has a warm effect when you speak with him and is very diligent to explain all procedures and processes. He is honest and let’s yiu know what your facing as does his best to help you understand IVF and how it will work. Every procedure he did with me he was gentle kind and always concerned with my well being. Excellent bedside manner and you really feel he wants to help you achieve the ultimate goal of being a mother
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Freeze your eggs as early as possible!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr. Brenner is kind and caring and very upfront and honest. The nurses were always helpful and available. I always felt like a human who was doing all she could to have a baby
Describe the protocols Steven Brenner used in your cycles at Long Island IVF and their degree of success.
I do not remember
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They did not get very emotional but they were extremely organized helpful and always available to help me through the journey
Describe your experience with Long Island IVF.
Clean, great staff, quick service, helpful, kind and never a long wait. You appt time was always the time you would go and never a real long wait. The reception as well as blood drawing nurses were always kind and caring
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Doctor
Steven Brenner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Long Island IVF
New Hyde Park
Nursing
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10
Age
30 - 35
Treated
2008 - 2013
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
10
We found Dr. Brenner responsive and easy to talk with....Dr. Brenner personally called to congratulate us after the birth of our son in 2008. We went back to Dr. Brenner when we were ready to try to have another child. Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in miscarriage. We were impressed that he personally called to wish us condolences on our loss.
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Age
30 - 35
Treated
2008 - 2013
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
We found Dr. Brenner responsive and easy to talk with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr. Brenner personally called to congratulate us after the birth of our son in 2008. We went back to Dr. Brenner when we were ready to try to have another child. Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in miscarriage. We were impressed that he personally called to wish us condolences on our loss.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The staff at Long Island IVF was very responsive. One Sunday morning early in a pregnancy, I started having bleeding. My OBGYN's office was not open, so I called Dr. Brenner's office. His staff said to come in right away. They discovered that my baby still had a heartbeat, but my progesterone levels were dangerously low. Even though it was Sunday and the office was supposed to be closing for the day, his staff stayed to make sure that was able to get progesterone in an effort to save my baby. Although that pregnancy eventually ended in miscarriage, it meant so much to me that they valued my baby and did everything that they could to try to save her.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF.
We had co-payments, but costs were generally manageable. This may be because we only had IUIs and not IVF.
What specific things went wrong at Long Island IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Steven Brenner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Long Island IVF
Melville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
39 - 45
Treated
2005 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
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Dr Brenner doesn't have great bedside manner. He can appear cold or awkward. He was very blunt when he told me I was having a miscarriage during what Inthought was a routine sonogram. However, he called me numerous times to check on me over the next few days. He never rushed me out of his office. Blunt but caring...Dr Brenner immediately acquiesced to my request for fertility drugs (Clomid) even without any failed attempts at IUI. He had a plan for further tests and treatments if IUI failed 3 times. He was open to more aggressive treatment when I inquired about it but did not encourage it.
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Age
39 - 45
Treated
2005 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
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How was your experience with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr Brenner doesn't have great bedside manner. He can appear cold or awkward. He was very blunt when he told me I was having a miscarriage during what Inthought was a routine sonogram. However, he called me numerous times to check on me over the next few days. He never rushed me out of his office. Blunt but caring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Be prepared for bluntness
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
The staff greeted me by name and asked about work, family etx
Describe the protocols Steven Brenner used in your cycles at Long Island IVF and their degree of success.
Dr Brenner immediately acquiesced to my request for fertility drugs (Clomid) even without any failed attempts at IUI. He had a plan for further tests and treatments if IUI failed 3 times. He was open to more aggressive treatment when I inquired about it but did not encourage it.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff greeted me by name. They sat with me while I waited for further information about a miscarriage. Overall, they were the kindest more compassionate women.
Describe your experience with Long Island IVF.
Strength -- opened early Weaknesses -- waiting room wasn't so comfortable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF.
The only cost I had to pay was for donor sperm. Everything else was covered by insurance and Dr Brenner staff took care of all the paperwork
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Doctor
Steven Brenner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Long Island IVF
New Hyde Park
Nursing
Operations
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Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Dr. Brenner was great. He performed testing such as water sonograms, tube blockage and did the egg retrieval and transferred embryo. But staff [Long Island IVF Lake Success] did monitoring and nurse practitioner did the IUIs. Dr. Brenner also discussed the next step after IUIs failed and discussed didn’t treatment choices and let us decide....Dr. Brenner was available to answer questions when I would call....
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Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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How was your experience with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
Dr. Brenner was great. He performed testing such as water sonograms, tube blockage and did the egg retrieval and transferred embryo. But staff did monitoring and nurse practitioner did the IUIs. Dr. Brenner also discussed the next step after IUIs failed and discussed didn’t treatment choices and let us decide.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brenner at Long Island IVF?
The office staff were always very helpful and rooting for me to become pregnant. Dr. Brenner was available to answer questions when I would call.
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