How was your experience with Vladimir Troche at Troche Fertility Centers?
Dr Troche had fantastic bedside manner and really took his time with both me and my husband. He made it clear I was the priority as josh patient but definitely checked in with my husband to address any and all questions/concerns from him as well. My husband felt very comfortable with Dr Troche.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vladimir Troche at Troche Fertility Centers?
Trust him and clearly state your desires and intentions. He absolutely wants to honor your wishes so let him know what they are.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vladimir Troche at Troche Fertility Centers?
Dr Troche really took the time to listen and genuinely sought our input into the treatment plan. He told us from the beginning he would not do anything we weren’t comfortable with. I always felt our treatment plan was highly personalized just for us.
Describe the protocols Vladimir Troche used in your cycles at Troche Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
Our first IUI was without any meds since we knew for sure that I ovulated every month. That was unsuccessful so the next one we did Clomid. That ended up thinning my uterine lining to much so he switched to another oral med (can’t remember the name).
None of the IUI cycles were successful so he recommended IVF with ICSI due to my husband’s low motility and morphology. We did stimulation with injections and ended up retrieving 36 eggs (28 mature) and attempted to fertilize 8 eggs. 7 were successful but only 4 continued to grow after 3 days. I ended up with OHSS so we froze the 4 embryos and waited about 45 days while my body recovered.
Our first transfer, the first embryo that was prepared did not survive the thawing process, so only one embryo was transferred, which resulted in a chemical pregnancy.
Our second round, Dr Troche said he would be willing to transfer our remaining 2 embryos if we were ok with the idea of having twins. He explained all the risks of a twin pregnancy given my small frame and ultimately supported us in our decision to proceed. Again, however, one embryo did not survive the thawing process so only 1 embryo was transferred. This resulted in a positive pregnancy test and our first ultrasound at 7 weeks confirmed the embryo had split and I had conceived identical twins.
I carried the twins all the way to my scheduled c-section date at 37 weeks and all of use ended up healthy with no complications.
2 years later I spontaneously conceived another baby who was also perfectly healthy. We then asked Dr Troche to dispose of the rest of my frozen eggs since we feel our family is complete.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Troche Fertility Centers. (Assigned nurse: Kari)
Kari was super compassionate and knowledgeable. I always felt like she was personally aware of the specifics of my case and I never felt like I could get lost in the shuffle.
Describe your experience with Troche Fertility Centers.
Very clean, organized, took care of all communication with my insurance company. I didn’t have to worry about anything!!
The only thing I wish had been different is an option to pay online would have been very convenient, rather than having to pay in person or send a check via mail.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vladimir Troche at Troche Fertility Centers.
My insurance covered about 75% of medications, and 50% of procedures associated with infertility treatment. Out of pocket we probably paid a total of about $5000 total for 3 cycles IUI and 2 cycles IVF
Describe Vladimir Troche's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Troche Fertility Centers.
He was hesitant to transfer more than one embryo at a time for me but ultimately, after explaining all risk factors and considerations, he supported our decision to transfer 2 embryos since we had already had a failed cycle of IVF.