How was your experience with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
I had prior records listing my work up and prior IUIs, he wasn’t interested in the records. He is very conservative, will not request you to do more interventions to spend money. His treatment options are the most cost effective In the area. His office usually runs on time, however sometimes the appointment feels rushed. I rarely felt confident, and felt like we should be adding more treatment options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
If your infertility issues are cookie cutter and are know this would be a cost effective way to achieve pregnancy. In my experience is there are unknowns, likely not the best option.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Appointments are quick or sometimes rushed. I had to frequently remind him of my history.
Describe the protocols Timothy Gelety used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and their degree of success.
IUI- blood work two times with two ultrasounds. One about day 1-3 of cycle and another around day 12. When ovulation is predicted a semen sample will be obtained and washed. Then it will be inserted into the uterus. Return to the clinic 7 days later for progesterone and 14 days later for HCG. Medications include a ovarian stim his preferred medication is clomid on days 3-5 of the cycle. Ovulation induction Injection, ovidril, about 12 hours prior to iui. Progesterone 24 hours after IUI until a beg HCG, oral pills.
Egg retrieval requires a blood work and ultrasound on days 1-3 of cycle. 2-3 more ultrasounds to follow during ovulation stimulating. Injections on days 5-9 to stim the ovaries. Retrial and semen sample the same day. 3 days later embryo transfer. 24 hours later start progesterone injections. Lab work 5-7 days later for progesterone and hcg 10 days later. Frozen transfer is similar to IUI but no ovulation stim. Instead estrogen pills are taken to build the lining around days 3-14. Progesterone injections start 24 hours after embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
This staff are Medical assistants. He does not have nurses. One was very nice, great attitude, and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
My referral was messed up, as the clinic said they did it and I didn’t need to do anything further. This was not true and I should have followed what I knew. It was a mess that I had to eventually clear up. Billing was a little off and they billed 8 mo the later, it too was not accurate. Easy to set up appointments and call in with questions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Easy to make appointments 90% of the time. Able to get close to a time I was able to come in. Couple times appointments were very limited
Describe the costs associated with your care under Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
IUI are 295 if your insurance covers ultrasounds and labs.
Egg retrieval and 1st transfer 4900
Embryo transfer 1200
Embryo storage 500
All of these costs do not include ultrasounds and lab work as my insurance covered them.
Describe Timothy Gelety's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
He is very willing to transfer multiple embryos. I transferred 3, 3 day embryos that “looked great” twice. I also transferred 2, 5 day embryos twice. First set were 5As and second were 5Bs and 5 bc.