Thomas Kosasa

Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute

Medical SchoolMcGill
ResidencyBrigham & Women's Hosp
FellowshipBrigham & Women's Hosp
Honolulu
1319 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
808-946-2226
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Thomas Kosasa to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 25%7.8
3 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 25% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
7.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8.5
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 43%Neutral: 43%Don't recommend: 14%8.3
5 assessments
  • 43% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 43% Neutral (7-8)
  • 14% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
10
10
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
I was prescribed heparin for my donor cycle [with Dr. Thomas Kosasa]. I became pregnant; however miscarried at 10 weeks. Doubled up on progesterone injections at 6 days past 5 day transfer due to bleeding...Dr. always pushed to transfer two embryos to increase odds...is kind hearted and values his work and cares about his patients... I sometimes felt like I had to repeat my questions and still wasn't satisfied. He is smart, compassionate and very positive but sometimes a man of little words which sometimes left me with questions unanswered or adequately answered.
The staff at Pacific IVF are very accomodating and compassionate. Lynnea [nurse] is trustworthy and took time to listen to our concerns and would address them honestly. She always responded to my needs and would give quality advice...$5,500 for FET (own eggs retrieved at another clinic and donor eggs) $15,500 for clinic fees associated with donor egg cycle.... All the nurses are seasoned and compassionate and personable.
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
I was never treated like a number. Always treated with respect. I sometimes felt like I had to repeat my questions and still wasn't satisfied. He is smart, compassionate and very positive but sometimes a man of little words which sometimes left me with questions unanswered or adequately answered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
If you have any questions, ask. Don't be afraid to keep on asking.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
Dr. Kosasa is kind hearted and values his work and cares about his patients.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kosasa used in your cycles at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute and their degree of success.
I was prescribed heparin for my donor cycle. I became pregnant; however miscarried at 10 weeks. Doubled up on progesterone injections at 6 days past 5 day transfer due to bleeding.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute. (Assigned nurse: Lynnea)
The staff at Pacific IVF are very accomodating and compassionate. Lynnea is trustworthy and took time to listen to our concerns and would address them honestly. She always responded to my needs and would give quality advice. Again, I was never treated like a number. I am glad that I was referred to Dr. Kosasa and Pacific IVF. Not an ounce of regret.
Describe your experience with Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
The staff at IVF made always gave me world class treatment and were always quick to respond to our needs. All the nurses are seasoned and compassionate and personable. The clinic is very accomodating to your schedule and will make adjustments as needed. I preferred my primary doctor but was seen once by another Dr which resulted in a negative experience for me. I requested to be exclusively seen by my primary Dr. and Lynnea, my nurse accomodated my request by making slight changes to my calendar for my upcoming FET.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
$5,500 for FET (own eggs retrieved at another clinic and donor eggs) $15,500 for clinic fees associated with donor egg cycle
Describe Thomas Kosasa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
Dr. always pushed to transfer two embryos to increase odds.
10
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
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3
5
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
3
5
He [Dr Thomas Kosasa] has great bedside manner and is compassionate. He didn't explain procedures to us, what to expect, etc. His descriptions were always very brief and not informative. Our course of treatments were never discussed in detail beforehand. For example, he mentioned trying IUI first with us, but did not explain why, possible statistics, etc.
Most experienced in the state. However, we felt like a number in the clinic [Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute]. Despite numerous cycles in the clinic, staff did not readily know us by name, without first looking at our chart....He has great bedside manner and is compassionate. He didn't explain procedures to us, what to expect, etc. His descriptions were always very brief and not informative. Our course of treatments were never discussed in detail beforehand. For example, he mentioned trying IUI first with us, but did not explain why, possible statistics, etc.
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
3
5
How was your experience with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
He has great bedside manner and is compassionate. He didn't explain procedures to us, what to expect, etc. His descriptions were always very brief and not informative. Our course of treatments were never discussed in detail beforehand. For example, he mentioned trying IUI first with us, but did not explain why, possible statistics, etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
Do research and come prepared with questions. We went in without researching what we should have been asking, expecting he would provide information first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
He is compassionate with great bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kosasa used in your cycles at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute and their degree of success.
We had a long agonist protocol, first starting off with birth control and Lupron. Menopur and Follistim were added. They produced 12 follicles. There was no rationale nor explanation given to us for using them. We showed up to our injection lesson and were told what medications we would be on, how to administer, etc. This was never discussed prior, e.g. during the consultation.
Describe your experience with Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute.
Most experienced in the state. However, we felt like a number in the clinic. Despite numerous cycles in the clinic, staff did not readily know us by name, without first looking at our chart.
What specific things went wrong at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
  • Failed to convey critical information
3
Doctor
Thomas Kosasa
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Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
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8
9
Age
31 - 36
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
9
He [Dr. Kosasa] took time to speak with me every time about the procedure. Did not make me feel like I couldn't have a baby....He was trustworthy with his diagnosis.
He [Dr. Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute] took time to speak with me every time about the procedure. Did not make me feel like I couldn't have a baby....He was trustworthy with his diagnosis.
Age
31 - 36
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
9
How was your experience with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
He was trustworthy with his diagnosis.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kosasa at Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute?
He took time to speak with me every time about the procedure. Did not make me feel like I couldn't have a baby.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Friendly and very helpful
8
Doctor
Thomas Kosasa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Honolulu
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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