How was your experience with Walid Saleh at Sher Fertility of Texas?
I appreciated Dr. Saleh' candor and honest assessment of my outcome. Unlike my previous RE, he tests first for issues that may impact the success of treatment rather than down the road. He has a cheerful disposition and I really appreciated only being seen by him at each appointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Walid Saleh at Sher Fertility of Texas?
The waiting room environment could be improved, but you're in the right place.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Walid Saleh at Sher Fertility of Texas?
I always met with Dr. Saleh only unlike with my initial RE. He did the ultrasounds personally and not a nurse. I felt like a person and not a number.
Describe the protocols Walid Saleh used in your cycles at Sher Fertility of Texas and their degree of success.
My protocol began 1 month prior to retrieval. The first five days, I took a prenatal, BCP, and baby aspirin. The next week, I added Lupron for 5 days and 5 units the last 2. No BCP for last 2 days also. For the next 4 days I added Cetrotide and had a baseline ultrasound and E2. The following 6 days, I added Estrace. The next 3 days I took Lovenox, prednisone and Gonal-F. The next 6 days I continued previous medications adding in Menopur. Day before retrieval, I only continued prednisone, prenatal, Cetrotide, and HCG. Retrieval day, I took prednisone, prenatal, E2V, and antibiotic. I also did acupuncture 3 months before retrieval and before retrieval and transfer. The goal was to allow me to produce as many quality eggs for my age group.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility of Texas. (Assigned nurse: Assigned a nurse.)
Competent and quickly responded by email to my questions. I just wish they were more personable.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of Texas.
Strengths: competent support staff, excellent doctor, great lab.
Weaknesses: Decor could be updated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Walid Saleh at Sher Fertility of Texas.
Two fresh cycles with 2 egg retrievals and FETs unlimited during cycle, ultrasounds, monitoring, ISCI, and one year of storage was about $21,000 with cash discount. Cycles had to be used in 6 months. I also had a saline ultrasound and mock embryo transfer which was another $700. Medications separate.
Describe Walid Saleh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility of Texas.
No. Due to my age, I was given the option to transfer 2, 5 day embryos or one. It was completely up to me and Dr. Saleh went over the clinic's statistics with me before I made my decision. I never felt pressured to go one way or the other.