Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine

3 doctors work here

Rated 7.8
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 20%7.8
71% strongly recommend
38 reviews
Operations
8.4
8.4
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.9
8.9
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.5
7.5
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.6
8.6
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8.8
8.8
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

For more information please see our FAQs.

Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
271
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 3 offices

Austin South
4303 James Casey St
Austin, TX 78745
Austin Westlake
300 Beardsley Ln
Austin, TX 78746
Round Rock
770 Cat Hollow Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681
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38 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
When you are speaking with her [Dr. Maya Barsky] you have her undivided attention, she gives you a lot of information, but in an easy to digest way and always encourages and allows plenty of time for any and all questions - you really feel she wants you to feel fully informed before you end your time together. You never get the sense she's rushing on to the next patient. It was momentarily disappointing to realise that for so many of your other appointments (monitoring scans etc.) that her nurses do these instead of Dr Barsky
I really liked the [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] clinic, small, friendly, all-female staff. We had all our monitoring and visits with Dr Barsky and team at the South Austin location and went to Westlake for the retrieval and transfer procedures. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes. They were always available on the phone, helpful as we navigated the whole process, friendly in person. Even Ann the finance lady went above and beyond was extremely helpful.
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
When you are speaking with her you have her undivided attention, she gives you a lot of information, but in an easy to digest way and always encourages and allows plenty of time for any and all questions - you really feel she wants you to feel fully informed before you end your time together. You never get the sense she's rushing on to the next patient. It was momentarily disappointing to realise that for so many of your other appointments (monitoring scans etc.) that her nurses do these instead of Dr Barsky and you actually have one main nurse as your point of contact, which makes sense when you think about it, that she can't do all of these for all patients herself, but maybe mentioning this at the start would have avoided the slight disappointment. Which was unfounded, because her nurses are great too!! If you bump into her in the clinic, she always has time for you and often came into those scans anyway. You always knew the final decision of dosage changes etc were always hers and that she'd be doing the main procedures (retrieval and transfer) herself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
2 small ones - as mentioned, your main contact and most face time will be with one of her nurses, not directly with her. Which I think makes sense and Ashlee, the nurse we worked with, was amazing and always available: night, day, weekends, she was great! But maybe a mention of this up front. Second small piece of expectation management on the amount of time it all takes. This is caveated with the fact I am a hugely impatient person(!!) but I seem to remember Dr Barsky mentioned 6-8 weeks at the start. Maybe I misunderstood and this was only one piece of the process. But we first met her in early March, with all initial tests, blood work etc done, and we transferred our embryo June 15th, 14 weeks later... Which in the grand scheme of a baby's life really no big deal, but again some upfront expectation management would have eased my impatient streak and allowed us to plan our summer more easily.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Barsky is wonderful - extremely warm, personable, smart, funny (when the time's right for a giggle!), she felt like an incredibly capable, close friend. You can tell that she (and all of her wonderful office staff) genuinely care and are invested in your journey. I had a very different experience at another clinic, where there I truly felt like a number, Dr Barsky's approach was the opposite!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Ashlee (+ Kelsey))
Ashlee (and Kelsey!) were fantastic, again super personable and you felt they were invested and truly cared about your journey. Ashlee gave me her cell number and she would respond evenings, weekends, even on Facetime at 9pm at night sat in the car after picking her kids up, she had all the time in the world to chat us through our injections that night. I could text her with any question, at any time, which was extremely comforting.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I really liked the clinic, small, friendly, all-female staff. We had all our monitoring and visits with Dr Barsky and team at the South Austin location and went to Westlake for the retrieval and transfer procedures. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes. They were always available on the phone, helpful as we navigated the whole process, friendly in person. Even Ann the finance lady went above and beyond was extremely helpful.
Describe Maya Barsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I was fine with it, I think the potential (albeit small) risks for multiple pregnancies for both mother and babies speak for themselves.
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 34
4 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Shahyrar Kavoussi] always takes the time to speak fully to you in a professional but caring and empathetic manner. Such a loving person who really truly cares...When we went to have a consultation he was the first doctor that believed me, listened to my story, showed compassion...you get the care every patient should.
the NP [at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] was incredibly compassionate and positive. Always supportive. Would get all your questions answered. Would even call you personally to check in...we had to pay out of pocket. You do have care credit as an option to use.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
My situation is different I had scarring from a previous D&C. I couldn’t get any doctor interested in figuring out why we couldn’t get pregnant like our super easy first time try years before seeing Kavoussi. When we went to have a consultation he was the first doctor that believed me, listened to my story, showed compassion, and said we are going to figure this out. We did find moderate scarring filling my entire uterus. He successfully removed it, unfortunately from the procedure I developed some scarring in my cervix and have had to have additional procedures. You could never ask too many questions and I never felt rushed either. When Kavoussi is caring for you, you get the care every patient should. This is still my doctor but from the 7 years it took to find an answer my husband and I are taking an indefinite breather from doctors offices.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
As always and with any physician - be an advocate for yourself and don’t leave any rock unturned
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
He always takes the time to speak fully to you in a professional but caring and empathetic manner. Such a loving person who really truly cares
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
After my surgery I did have a uterine stint in for 8 days. I also had high dose hormones for a month to help encourage healthy tissue growth and hope to prevent scarring.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
the NP was incredibly compassionate and positive. Always supportive. Would get all your questions answered. Would even call you personally to check in. Kavoussi did this too after any surgeries.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
For us it’s location, we live in San Marcos and would have a 50 minute drive to get to the office. They did have two locations but morning appointments were at the farthest one. No complaints about the clinic space
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I don’t know how to compare the costs with other clinics but we had to pay out of pocket. You do have care credit as an option to use.
10
Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Doctor Kavoussi Is amazing caring and understanding...goes in to full detail about where to start and the steps to take next to reach the goals..help find what was the matter with me...help me stop being negative about seeing negative test...felt safe and knowing my questions will be answered.
[Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] strength is the nurse's and doctor. I felt safe and comfortable at easy, I always knew my question or concern's would be answered. I was always in the loop and understand the process and produces...Quick on their feet, come prepared. Showed the support system!
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Doctor Kavoussi Is amazing caring and understanding. She goes in to full detail about where to start and the steps to take next to reach the goals. I felt safe and knowing my questions will be answered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Trust her fully!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
She help find what was the matter with me , UN like my other doctors would tell me I'm healthy or didn't have PCOS. She help me stop being negative about seeing negative test. She still works and is trying to help me reach my goal of starting a family.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Quick on their feet, come prepared. Showed the support system!
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The Clinic strength is the nurse's and doctor. I felt safe and comfortable at easy, I always knew my question or concern's would be answered. I was always in the loop and understand the process and produces.
10
Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IVF
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Consultant
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Maya Barsky] did a great job of adjusting care based on what my need was for the element we were working on. She would walk me through all the details upfront and then per my request when actually doing things like scraping my uterine wall I thought less detail would be better so she would give less detail...she never made us feel dumb for asking a FAQ or to repeat anything, she had great bedside manner.
[Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] Strengths are absolutely having male and female fertility together. We essentially had to do ivf due to male infertility. Only con at the clinic is communication on the male side is a little less thoughtful...[nurses] Super dream team! Answered everything quickly and thoroughly...We are SO grateful that we went with Dr. Barsky and honestly the clinic overall!
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
We are SO grateful that we went with Dr. Barsky and honestly the clinic overall! I know she has conducted this work many times but she never made us feel dumb for asking a FAQ or to repeat anything, she had great bedside manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
It’s ok to trust this doctor. Especially if you’ve had negative experiences other places it can be hard but she restored my faith in medicine!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
She did a great job of adjusting care based on what my need was for the element we were working on. She would walk me through all the details upfront and then per my request when actually doing things like scraping my uterine wall I thought less detail would be better so she would give less detail.
Describe the protocols Maya Barsky used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I had a polyp removal. Following the results of which I had to take some pills placed in my vag. The purpose was to eliminate the illness. For retrieval we had a series of medicines based and the amount was typically the same but the start of the third daily shot was dependent on the blood work/results of looking at follicle growth. For transfer it was a combination of patches and shots. I had to continue those until 10 weeks and can say it was beneficial having these performance enhancing medicines. The purpose was to get to the point that the placenta can take care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kelsey (originally with Ashley but then Kelsey onboarded))
Super dream team! Answered everything quickly and thoroughly
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths are absolutely having male and female fertility together. We essentially had to do ivf due to male infertility. Only con at the clinic is communication on the male side is a little less thoughtful. They called after surgery where we got sperm to tell us he had an even more rare issue-that concerned us there was an issue but then they confirmed nothing changed it was just more of a miracle they got sperm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
All in we spent about $40k across my husbands surgery/tests along with my surgery then egg retrieval and implanting.
Describe Maya Barsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I think they are smart to assess the patient and only do 1 unless there is a medical need.
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
European
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We are so thankful that Dr. Barsky was in our corner every step of the way throughout this wild journey. During our first consultation, my husband and I knew that Dr. Barsky was the best specialist for us. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable with evidence based research, she radiated compassion and kindness at every visit. We really appreciated how Dr. Barsky had the most wonderful bedside manner, but was also able to deliver information realistically. We are expecting our first baby and will be forever grateful to Dr. Barsky and her team for their role in this miracle. We only wish Dr. Barsky could continue to be our doctor throughout this pregnancy!
The [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] clinic itself is wonderful. We visited 3 locations during our IVF journey and each location was very clean. They kept their appointment times to the minute and you never felt like you were waiting with crowds. The staff is always so welcoming and friendly...We are expecting our first baby and will be forever grateful to Dr. Barsky and her team for their role in this miracle. We only wish Dr. Barsky could continue to be our doctor throughout this pregnancy!
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
What an adventure! We are so thankful that Dr. Barsky was in our corner every step of the way throughout this wild journey. During our first consultation, my husband and I knew that Dr. Barsky was the best specialist for us. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable with evidence based research, she radiated compassion and kindness at every visit. We really appreciated how Dr. Barsky had the most wonderful bedside manner, but was also able to deliver information realistically. We are expecting our first baby and will be forever grateful to Dr. Barsky and her team for their role in this miracle. We only wish Dr. Barsky could continue to be our doctor throughout this pregnancy!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Trust the process! Always have open communication with the team, they have GOT you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Going through the IVF process was one of the most vulnerable things we have ever done. We developed such a trusting relationship with Dr. Barsky and her team over the past 7 months and truly felt supported at every turn.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Ashlee Bates, NP)
Our nurse practitioner Ashlee was a saint throughout this process! She answered a million emails, texts and phone calls from me during this process. We went to her office for several ultrasounds and check ups throughout IVF and she did a very thorough exam each time. I will forever be thankful for the relationship we built with Ashlee!
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic itself is wonderful. We visited 3 locations during our IVF journey and each location was very clean. They kept their appointment times to the minute and you never felt like you were waiting with crowds. The staff is always so welcoming and friendly.
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
Architect
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
After one video call with Dr Barsky my husband and I felt confident that she was the person to proceed with. I really liked the way she explained things and felt like she provided a lot of knowledge in a way that was clear and firm when it needed to be but was not fear mongering...you might not see the doctor every visit. We were ok with that/ didn't really need to see her every time (her team took great care of us) and if we were doing more intense treatment that might have been different. So I encourage people to just ask what their typical level of interaction with the doctor will be if that's something that is important to them.
It [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] was a clean well run clinic. Its also a smaller modest clinic in not the fanciest part of town, but I actually appreciated this...The process with Dr. Barksys office felt very personal along the way. It was easy to get in touch with a nurse with any questions I had. When I did get a positive pregnancy test, I called to let them know and they were genuinely excited for me and set up an early ultrasound to help make sure everything was progressing ok.
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
We first met with Dr Barsky after over a year of trying naturally. I really wanted to try to have a baby naturally and was doing a lot of acupuncture etc. It became pretty clear during the process that I had PCOS and might not be ovulating naturally. My OBGYN was encouraging Femara or Clomid but I was being stubborn. She also said I could talk to a fertility doctor if I preferred to go that route and referred a couple clinics. I read through them and noticed Dr Barsky specialized in PCOS. After one video call with Dr Barsky my husband and I felt confident that she was the person to proceed with. I really liked the way she explained things and felt like she provided a lot of knowledge in a way that was clear and firm when it needed to be but was not fear mongering. Dr. Barsky did an ultrasound and confirmed the poly cystic ovaries and recommended Femara for assisted ovulation and also asked if we wanted to do timed intercourse or IUI. We opted to try timed intercourse first. The way the ovulation dates timed out I actually had to go in on the weekend to get checked out so had to go to the other office but the nurses there were lovely and took a look and said everything looked good for trigger shot/ proceeding with intercourse....so that's what we did and I got pregnant with our precious baby boy on that first assisted try. So grateful to Dr. Barksy and her team!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Go ahead and start the conversation ASAP and get things going! Don't hesitate because you are nervous about the unknown. They will help you along the way. Also you might not see the doctor every visit. We were ok with that/ didn't really need to see her every time (her team took great care of us) and if we were doing more intense treatment that might have been different. So I encourage people to just ask what their typical level of interaction with the doctor will be if that's something that is important to them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
The process with Dr. Barksys office felt very personal along the way. It was easy to get in touch with a nurse with any questions I had. When I did get a positive pregnancy test, I called to let them know and they were genuinely excited for me and set up an early ultrasound to help make sure everything was progressing ok. When I called my OBGYNs office to make a later appt with them post-positive pregnancy test, the person on the other line simply said, 'whats your name and phone number'. Marked difference for someone experiencing their first pregnancy and needing support/ guidance
Describe the protocols Maya Barsky used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I touched on this already in previous paragraph, and it has been a little while now, but this is what I remember....I have PCOS and irregular periods and when I was finally ready to get started was still waiting for a period, so they prescribed something (I think progesterone?) to make me have a period, and then Femara (a breast cancer drug that is used off-label for fertility apparently) to suppress estrogen to help prepare my eggs for ovulation. Then at a certain time point they did an ultrasound to look at eggs to see if they were ready for ovulation and I had two that had grown large enough to be released so they gave me a trigger shot (if I remember correctly this came to me in the mail and I had to take to the clinic to be injected?) and told me when to have intercourse. My husband was actually out of town at the time so I flew out to be with him. Then we just had to wait to take a pregnancy test. Dr. Barsky's office told me what day to take the test and it turned out to be fathers day and that's when we found out I was pregnant!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
All of the nurses were wonderful and very easy to access with any questions. I believe Theresa? was our nurse and she was who we saw throughout the process and who I contacted with questions. Two other nurses at the other office (unfortunately I don't remember their names) were the ones who over the weekend assessed my eggs and injected the trigger shot etc and they were wonderful too. Everyone very kind and caring
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
It was a clean well run clinic. Its also a smaller modest clinic in not the fanciest part of town, but I actually appreciated this because I think if the clinic felt too fancy or slick I might have personally had concerns they were overcharging their patients or something (but that's how my mind works)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I believe it was like $200 for the initial consultation and $150 or so for follow up visits and there were probably 3 of those? This was in 2021
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barsky has an excellent bedside manner and was very thorough in our treatment plan. She gave us hope and calmed our fears through every step of our journey. She listened to all my questions and provided answers that didn’t feel rushed...She would only transfer one embryo...She provided research to back up her advice and listened to any concerns I had...You may not visit with her every visit but she is still responsive to questions through her Physicians Assistant.
It’s a small clinic [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine], they’re very responsive and organized. They are a little more expensive than other clinics but it was worth it to me for the peace of mind and not feeling like a number. I could always get a hold of someone via phone or email and everyone was very friendly...Our PA was incredibly kind and helpful in answering all my questions. The staff was friendly and responsive to phone calls and emails.
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barsky has an excellent bedside manner and was very thorough in our treatment plan. She gave us hope and calmed our fears through every step of our journey. She listened to all my questions and provided answers that didn’t feel rushed. I am grateful to have been a patient of Dr. Barsky.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
You may not visit with her every visit but she is still responsive to questions through her Physicians Assistant. Write all your questions down so you don’t forget to ask, but know that you can call or email the clinic if you forget something or need more support.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barsky was very kind, patient, and empathetic. She provided research to back up her advice and listened to any concerns I had. She also took her time in our appointments together.
Describe the protocols Maya Barsky used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For retrieval we used gonal-f, menupur, and eventually ganirelix. I was monitored every few days with stims and medications were adjusted accordingly. I was given cabergoline to prevent OHSS and did not get it. I planned to do an ERA but that was cancelled because my estrogen was still too high post retrieval and my lining was too thin. For my FET we did a natural cycle. I naturally ovulate late but they still monitored me early so I had to go in every other day for a week until my lining and hormones were finally ready. We did a trigger shot and then started on PIO shots and did our transfer about a week later. So far it has resulted in a successful pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Theresa Martinez )
Our PA was incredibly kind and helpful in answering all my questions. The staff was friendly and responsive to phone calls and emails.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
It’s a small clinic, they’re very responsive and organized. They are a little more expensive than other clinics but it was worth it to me for the peace of mind and not feeling like a number. I could always get a hold of someone via phone or email and everyone was very friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
17,000 for egg retrieval and 6,000 for transfer plus 250 per visit.
Describe Maya Barsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
She would only transfer one embryo. We understood her decision.
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Barsky was kind, considerate, direct and informative on my results, and regarding the process for my egg fertilization and retrieval. She would make sure to keep me informed on my results, and frequently check in to make sure I was handling the process okay. She is extremely smart, and knowledgeable which was so helpful in clarifying things I had questions on and made difficult concepts very easy to understand. She was present at every visit, and never made me feel rushed, rather would treat me like she would a family member. She has really great bedside manner. 10/10 Would recommend her to family and friends.
[Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] Great location, clean office, small staff where everyone is very cordial and easy to talk to. There is a parking lot which is convenient especially in this location. There is a lab right next door so made doing my blood work prior to ultrasounds extremely convenient...All of the staff were very kind, and promptly would answer questions I had regarding scheduling of appointments and billing
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Barsky was kind, considerate, direct and informative on my results, and regarding the process for my egg fertilization and retrieval. She would make sure to keep me informed on my results, and frequently check in to make sure I was handling the process okay. She is extremely smart, and knowledgeable which was so helpful in clarifying things I had questions on and made difficult concepts very easy to understand. She was present at every visit, and never made me feel rushed, rather would treat me like she would a family member. She has really great bedside manner. 10/10 Would recommend her to family and friends.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
This process can be very complicated with many moving parts and not always have the desired outcome; but having good communication regarding the process, expectations and results with someone trustworthy and on your side, like Dr Barsky, it makes the process much easier to go through.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Barsky spoke to me in a kind, gentle and very educated manner but phrased it in a way that was easily understandable. She reassured me and would clarify any questions I had regarding complicated concepts, and did not make me feel bad if I had to have her repeat things she had already discussed with me/informed me about on things I needed additional clarification on. She did not feel rushed and took her time at each of her visits
Describe the protocols Maya Barsky used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Meds I used: - Cetrotide 0.25 mg #5 - Gonal-f 300 pen #2 - Gonal-f 900 pen #1 - Menopur #10 - Lupron 4mg #1 We had about 4 ultrasounds in a cycle; I did about 2 weeks of injections as I was not responding as intensely to the medications, for which we were able to adjust accordingly. I was successful in egg retrieval at the end of the cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Theresa Manquez, PA)
All of the staff were very kind, and promptly would answer questions I had regarding scheduling of appointments and billing
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Great location, clean office, small staff where everyone is very cordial and easy to talk to. There is a parking lot which is convenient especially in this location. There is a lab right next door so made doing my blood work prior to ultrasounds extremely convenient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The medications were the most costly portion of this process; I did need to extend my treatment out as. I was not responding to the first set of medications as expected which did add to the costs
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2023, 17 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 Egg Freezing
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barsky is an amazing physician. She is compassionate and kind. She makes each appointment feel like you are sitting with a friend while simultaneously providing complicated medical information in an easily consumable way. I felt completely at ease with her throughout the entirety of the process. She is reliable and will respond quickly...She made me feel optimistic while remaining grounded about probabilities. She is highly competent and I would recommend her to everyone!
I went to the South Austin [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] clinic, and had no issues with it. It is easy to locate, always had parking, and the clinic ran smoothly without significant delays. The office staff was friendly, and the physician was amazing...I had a great experience with all staff in the office. Despite my hectic schedule, I was able to make appointments with ease due to their ability to work with me. They were always available for support.
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barsky was AMAZING! She was wonderful to work with - kind, compassionate, funny. She set me at ease during each appointment. With egg retrieval, one never knows what the outcome will be. She made me feel optimistic while remaining grounded about probabilities. She is highly competent and I would recommend her to everyone!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
She is great to work with!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barsky is an amazing physician. She is compassionate and kind. She makes each appointment feel like you are sitting with a friend while simultaneously providing complicated medical information in an easily consumable way. I felt completely at ease with her throughout the entirety of the process. She is reliable and will respond quickly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I had a great experience with all staff in the office. Despite my hectic schedule, I was able to make appointments with ease due to their ability to work with me. They were always available for support.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I went to the South Austin clinic, and had no issues with it. It is easy to locate, always had parking, and the clinic ran smoothly without significant delays. The office staff was friendly, and the physician was amazing.
What specific things went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I had a lab study that needed to be complete, but when I went to the lab, they did not have the requisition form. I emailed the nurse, and received a response within a few minutes, and the lab requisition form was sent promptly so I could still get the lab done without any hassle for me.
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She answered all of my questions very thoroughly, and was very patient with me during appointments and via e-mail / over the phone. There are a number of tests / procedures that are pretty uncomfortable when you are going through IVF, and Dr. Barsky helped me get through all of them with patience, support and compassion...Since I was a patient with a high chance of success, Dr. Barsky did not recommend multiple embryo transfers
I am really glad I chose to work with [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] clinic for my fertility treatments. You certainly won't feel like you're just a cog in a machine. The doctors, nurses and staff treat you as an important patient and make sure you receive personalized treatment...Going through fertility treatments is not a fun process, but I felt so well taken care of by her. She answered all of my questions very thoroughly, and was very patient with me during appointments and via e-mail / over the phone
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barsky is first and foremost very knowledgeable about PCOS / fertility treatments. She was able to diagnose me with PCOS right away and begin treatments immediately. Throughout every step of the way Dr. Barsky explained what the process was, what the risks were, and what her advice was. I felt very informed and comfortable with the steps we took. In addition to being very knowledgeable, she is very personable. Dr. Barsky showed up for all of my visits, always making me feel comfortable and taken care of. I felt like I was in very good hands. Lastly, I had an amazing outcome working with Dr. Barsky. I felt my treatment was totally catered to me, and was tweaked during the process to make sure we retrieved the maximum number of eggs possible. After successfully creating 8 healthy embryos, it only took 1 transfer to have a healthy pregnancy. I have complete trust in Dr. Barsky's abilities and would recommend her to anyone!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
I highly recommend working with Dr. Barsky! Going through fertility treatments is not a fun process, but I felt so well taken care of by her. She answered all of my questions very thoroughly, and was very patient with me during appointments and via e-mail / over the phone. There are a number of tests / procedures that are pretty uncomfortable when you are going through IVF, and Dr. Barsky helped me get through all of them with patience, support and compassion. I am so glad I found her!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Theresa Manriquez)
Theresa is very knowledgeable, patient, and skilled.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I am really glad I chose to work with this clinic for my fertility treatments. You certainly won't feel like you're just a cog in a machine. The doctors, nurses and staff treat you as an important patient and make sure you receive personalized treatment.
Describe Maya Barsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Since I was a patient with a high chance of success, Dr. Barsky did not recommend multiple embryo transfers. She explained multiple embryo transfers is higher risk, and recommended a single embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.Barsky is absolutely phenomenal. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and most importantly she is compassionate. My experience was better than I could have ever imagined and it was because I was lucky enough to have her as my doctor...She was thorough with our conversations and allowed me to take my time to process and understand everything which made it as stress free as possible.
This practice [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] is very fortunate to have Dr.Barsky on their team. The clinic front desk staff was extremely unorganized and unprofessional. This was worrisome regarding how my case would be handled and the sensitive matters at hand...The clinic staff didn’t connect with my insurance company and gave me conflicting information on total costs. During one attempt the specimen collection process was disorganized and uncomfortable.
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr.Barsky is absolutely phenomenal. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and most importantly she is compassionate. My experience was better than I could have ever imagined and it was because I was lucky enough to have her as my doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
My advice would be to listen and trust her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr.Barsky was truly kind and compassionate. She was thorough with our conversations and allowed me to take my time to process and understand everything which made it as stress free as possible.
Describe the protocols Maya Barsky used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I did 3 rounds of IUI treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
My nurse was lovely. She was very pleasant to be around and took the time to explain things to me in a kind and respectful way.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
This practice is very fortunate to have Dr.Barsky on their team. The clinic front desk staff was extremely unorganized and unprofessional. This was worrisome regarding how my case would be handled and the sensitive matters at hand.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The cost of mediations and IUI.
Describe Maya Barsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic staff didn’t connect with my insurance company and gave me conflicting information on total costs. During one attempt the specimen collection process was disorganized and uncomfortable.
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
PCOS
East Asian
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Surrogacy With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barsky was very thorough but also very kind. When my first embryo transfer didn't stick, she showed empathy...always called when she said she'd call. Our appointments never felt rushed. She always gave me space to ask questions during my appointments...realistic about outcome of IVF but also managed to foster a positive environment to keep me hopeful...
The nursing staff [at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] showed extreme dedication when they slept over the clinic to serve patients during Winter Storm Uri. I had to have my egg retrieval during the winter storm! Even though I'm sure they were tired, they showed me just as much compassion and care.
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barsky always called when she said she'd call. Our appointments never felt rushed. She always gave me space to ask questions during my appointments. I would definitely recommend her care to any of my friends trying to conceive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
You're in good hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barsky was very thorough but also very kind. When my first embryo transfer didn't stick, she showed empathy.
Describe the protocols Maya Barsky used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I don't remember.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff showed extreme dedication when they slept over the clinic to serve patients during Winter Storm Uri. I had to have my egg retrieval during the winter storm! Even though I'm sure they were tired, they showed me just as much compassion and care.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths- Good communication and follow up, caring, patient. Clinic felt professional and clean. Doctors and PA went out of their way to care for me. They were realistic about outcome of IVF but also managed to foster a positive environment to keep me hopeful. Can't think of any weaknesses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
$16,000
10
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 37
2 IUI
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
It is apparent how very knowledgeable [Dr. Kavoussi] is and that he takes ample time to research and stay extremely current on all medical news. That’s first and foremost as a patient what I need, however, you couple that with his ability to connect with his patients on a human level and you have an unbeatable experience...He will support the couples wishes completely as long as it doesn’t go against his commitment to medicine...he makes you feel like you are the only patient he has. His demeanor sets patients at ease...
there are some truly awesome women working there [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine]. Some of the best I’ve encountered in a doctors office...I would point out the practice is not highly technical in nature. Some clinics communicate electronically whereas here it’s commonly verbal over the phone or in person...Approximately $250 per ultrasound. $2k+ per IUI...I believe all in for transfer cycle we spent nearly $30k.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi is at the top of his field. It is apparent how very knowledgeable he is and that he takes ample time to research and stay extremely current on all medical news. That’s first and foremost as a patient what I need, however, you couple that with his ability to connect with his patients on a human level and you have an unbeatable experience. He has a huge heart and it shows.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Trust him, his staff, and the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi speaks softly and empathetically while ensuring he provides thorough detail and answers every question you might have. When he’s with you he makes you feel like you are the only patient he has. His demeanor sets patients at ease and I would not wish for any other doctor.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started out in a conservative manner with drugs/timed sex, leading into IUI’s. Each major step came with a 1:1 consult to discuss more in-depth prior to making final decisions. Dr. Kavoussi takes the time to really explain your options. We wanted to start conservative but the minute we said we were ready to be more proactive and aggressive, he supported us fully. He will support the couples wishes completely as long as it doesn’t go against his commitment to medicine. We moved into IVF and were able to complete our pre-transfer cycle resulting in 6 healthy embryos. We are currently waiting to begin our Transfer cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Amy Esqueda )
Amy is fantastic. She’s highly experienced and it’s no wonder Dr. Kavoussi trusts in her so much. As a patient it’s easy to trust completely in her too. She cares, and will do the right thing by you.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: there are some truly awesome women working there. Some of the best I’ve encountered in a doctors office. There’s one staff member that’s not as friendly or interested in answering your questions. Overall, the staff are incredible. I would point out the practice is not highly technical in nature. Some clinics communicate electronically whereas here it’s commonly verbal over the phone or in person.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Approximately $250 per ultrasound. $2k+ per IUI. It gets more confusing with IVF expense since it’s goes in multiple directions for meds, Testing, etc. I believe all in for transfer cycle we spent nearly $30k.
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Kavoussi opts for single embryo transfer for his first time patients without prior failed transfers and without major medical issues. We will be doing a single transfer. He also leans toward preventing multiples due to the associated risks. I can’t speak for his other patients, but this has been our experience.
10
Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2023, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 30
1 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
You cannot ask any questions from the doctor [Dr. Maya Barsky]; there is no direct communication at all. I paid an extra 200$ (after 20K for the IVF cycle) to get a consultation with her after I got the news about 2 mature eggs. Dr. Barsky never showed me any similar cases or told me anything specific. She sounds like a textbook without understanding what is the case.
I choose this clinic [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] because they are a small family business. After my horrible experience, I contacted the clinic owner but never got a response. Avoid small clinics, as they don't have enough patients to know all the specifics. In this clinic, there is no online system, so you should remember and write down your appointments, your medication dosage
How was your experience with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
My husband and I are both less than 30, healthy, and active. No smokers, never during, healthy eaters. We could not get pregnant naturally. It was unexplained; the only low result we got was a borderline AMH. We started our IVF with Dr. Barsky to ensure we would have a chance for 3 kids. All the ultrasounds are performed by nurse practitioners, never by the doctor. You cannot ask any questions from the doctor; there is no direct communication at all. She chooses an average protocol for me, not for borderline AMH. I had 2 leading follicles during the first ultrasound; nevertheless, Dr. Barsky decided to start the IVF. It got us only 6 eggs, 2 mature, and 0 embryos. Dr. Barsky had no idea why we failed this cycle. I paid 200$ to get a consultation with her after I got the news about 2 mature eggs. When I learned we got No embryos, Dr. Barsky didn't even care to reach me. I was leaving messages through reception, and finally, she contacted me 3 days later. We asked many questions, including why she didn't cancel the cycle. I got a short answer that it is not possible. Later on, I got a second opinion from a different doctor, and he showed me that there was no chance of getting enough eggs that cycle because of the 2 leading follicles. And it was visible during the first ultrasound. What is funny, I asked the nurse during the first ultrasound if everything was good enough or if we should cancel the cycle. She only has a few patients, so I can think of one explanation, she is not experienced with different cases. She never showed me any similar cases or told me anything specific. D. Barsky sounds like a textbook without understanding what the reasoning is.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
So, my lesson cost me 20K. And being 29 years old at the beginning of this IVF journey, it is tough to get such a failed cycle because of one mistake of the doctor. I hope that someone can avoid my mistakes and choose a different doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
You cannot ask any questions from the doctor; there is no direct communication at all. I paid an extra 200$ (after 20K for the IVF cycle) to get a consultation with her after I got the news about 2 mature eggs. Dr. Barsky never showed me any similar cases or told me anything specific. She sounds like a textbook without understanding what is the case.
Describe the protocols Maya Barsky used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I was on Gonal-F 225 UI, Menopur 150 UI daily And on day 8 of my cycle, she increased Gonal-F to 300 UI Added Fyremadel to avoid ovulation starting on day 7 And for the triggers Leuprodile + Ovidrel on Day 11 of the cycle
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I choose this clinic because they are a small family business. After my horrible experience, I contacted the clinic owner but never got a response. Avoid small clinics, as they don't have enough patients to know all the specifics. In this clinic, there is no online system, so you should remember and write down your appointments, your medication dosage
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maya Barsky at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I spent 15K for the IVF and 5K for the medication. This clinic is more expensive than the average price
Describe Maya Barsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
She is doing only single embryo transfers
What specific things went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
You should pay upfront for everything, for IVF and embryo transfer. The payment department is horrible. I am trying to get back my unused funds with no result
0
Doctor
Maya Barsky
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Kavoussi] was extremely caring and compassionate, yet at the same time he did not sugar-coat the facts. He is extremely knowledgable and his explanations were backed up with current research and statistics. He gave me plenty of time to ask questions and made sure to clarify anything I didn't understand. ... He recommended either IUI, IVF with ICSI, or egg freezing and laid out all of the statistics for both so that I could make an educated decision on what worked best for my situation.
The rooms [at Austin Fert & Repro Med] are buffered well so sound doesn't travel, which made me feel secure and that our discussions were kept private. The consultation room was bigger than I expected it to be, and included a good sized-table so you could easily take notes. They provided me with some handouts with more information and also a folder to keep everything together in.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi has a great bedside manner. He understands what a miracle a child is and is the most compassionate physician I've ever had. He took lots of time to explain possible procedures and outcome statistics and to answer any questions I had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Be sure to find out how many cycles you could potentially need to accurately estimate your total cost and also ask about potential fertility drug discounts to see if you are eligible for a reduction in medication costs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi is incredible. He took his time with me and explained all of the pros and cons of my different options. He was extremely caring and compassionate, yet at the same time he did not sugar-coat the facts. He is extremely knowledgable and his explanations were backed up with current research and statistics. He gave me plenty of time to ask questions and made sure to clarify anything I didn't understand. His staff was also very kind and patient with me.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He recommended either IUI, IVF with ICSI, or egg freezing and laid out all of the statistics for both so that I could make an educated decision on what worked best for my situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The nurse was great. She answered all of my questions.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is extremely clean and very comfortable. The rooms are buffered well so sound doesn't travel, which made me feel secure and that our discussions were kept private. The consultation room was bigger than I expected it to be, and included a good sized-table so you could easily take notes. They provided me with some handouts with more information and also a folder to keep everything together in.
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
He indicated a preference to transfer single embryos due to the high live birth success rate and in order to reduce potential risk to mother and baby.
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Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Kavoussi makes himself available to patients at pretty much all times. He cares about our journey, speaks to us with intelligent details and answers our questions carefully. ... A few days after the successful egg retrieval ... it was clear that I was experiencing moderate, then a few days later severe OHSS. I had to visit the ER ... He is respectful and professional while also having the right amount of a sense of humor. ... Dr. K. wanted us to only transfer one embryo due to my reproductive health, "young" age (34), endometrial lining and hormone levels. ...
All of them [nurses at Austin Fert Repro Med]were super sweet, supportive, and made us feel like they knew us and cared for us. ... The South location is a little dingy. Westlake is a lot nicer. The whole thing is super expensive...but most people are aware of that getting in. Again, asking questions and making sure you, the patient, have the info you need to feel comfortable, is a must. You can't count on doctors and nurses, even great ones, to read your mind.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi makes himself available to patients at pretty much all times. He cares about our journey, speaks to us with intelligent details and answers our questions carefully. He is respectful and professional while also having the right amount of a sense of humor. He knows the right things to say when we're discouraged without giving us false hopes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Take your fertility journey into your own hands...call as many times as you need to, ask questions, and voice your concerns or frustrations. You are your own best advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Reassuring bedside manner and genuine care for and investment in our fertility journey.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Started with IUI because we didn't want to jump right into IVF, even though Dr. K. told us from the get-go that IVF was our best shot and that we were great candidates. Tried 3 times unsuccessfully and decided to proceed with a round of IVF. Dr. K. put me on lowered doses of injectables leading up to egg retrieval due to PCOS, yet my estradiol became dangerously elevated near our egg retrieval date. It was at this point that he called the freeze-all, still planning the egg retrieval but changing the plan from fresh transfer to frozen transfer when my body was ready. Even with elevated Estradiol (somewhere around 4000) they still advised me to administer the HCG shot in preparation for egg retrieval. I questioned this decision later. A few days after the successful egg retrieval (39 eggs, 24 mature, 8 fertilized to make 3 blastocysts, 16 eggs in storage), it was clear that I was experiencing moderate, then a few days later severe OHSS. I had to visit the ER, was ultimately checked into the hospital for an expensive 3-day stay that my insurance is refusing to cover despite its emergency nature, and it was horrible. After things calmed down with my body (almost 2 months later), we went ahead with our first transfer of a single embryo and had a positive pregnancy test 9 days later! I am now 20 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Amy Esqueda)
All of them were super sweet, supportive, and made us feel like they knew us and cared for us.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The South location is a little dingy. Westlake is a lot nicer. The whole thing is super expensive...but most people are aware of that getting in. Again, asking questions and making sure you, the patient, have the info you need to feel comfortable, is a must. You can't count on doctors and nurses, even great ones, to read your mind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
$595 per IUI, $250 per ultrasound when out of pocket, about $17,000 for IVF (about half lab fees and the other half clinic fees) and another 3+K for meds.
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. K. wanted us to only transfer one embryo due to my reproductive health, "young" age (34), endometrial lining and hormone levels.
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Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 33
9 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Kavoussi] is so warm and kind. ... He considers my emotional state and spends time making sure I’m doing well. ... He genuinely cares for his patients and has a heart to help them expand their family. He gave excellent advice and supported every decision we made. ... I did multiple rounds of fermara IUI with ovidrel. The fermara was used to grow the eggs and the ovidrel to trigger ovulation.
I would recommend them [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] to anyone I know struggling to become pregnant! The only weakness is they don’t communicate in advance if I will be seeing the doctor or the NP. I could ask, but would like to know who I will be seeing. ... All staff at Dr. Kavoussi’s office are professional, kind, courteous, and considerate of the stresses of fertility treatment.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
He is so warm and kind. He genuinely cares for his patients and has a heart to help them expand their family. He gave excellent advice and supported every decision we made. This journey is hard and he works to carry as much of the burden as he can for his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. He is always willing to take the time to answer every question we had!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi knows my family and treats us like friends. He considers my emotional state and spends time making sure I’m doing well. He even knows my adopted daughter’s name and plays with her each time she is with us.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I did multiple rounds of fermara IUI with ovidrel. The fermara was used to grow the eggs and the ovidrel to trigger ovulation. The second ended in chemical pregnancy. He was amazing through this process. I am currently on my second round of IUI with Fermara(grow eggs), Gonal-F (increase egg size), ovidrel(trigger ovulation), & IUI. So far I have had The chemical pregnancy listed above, all others have been negative pregnancy tests.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Amy )
Amy is always extremely positive, caring, and knowledgeable about fertility treatment. Her passion for helping families grow is apparent in her communication. All staff at Dr. Kavoussi’s office are professional, kind, courteous, and considerate of the stresses of fertility treatment.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is fantastic. I would recommend them to anyone I know struggling to become pregnant! The only weakness is they don’t communicate in advance if I will be seeing the doctor or the NP. I could ask, but would like to know who I will be seeing.
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Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 34 - 37
4 IUI
2 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Kavoussi is always available for questions. ... When call or email with questions, I get them very quickly. If I bring in research, he is willing to go over the information with me. ... It does seem like treatments are rather cookie cutter for most patients to start. ... Due to PCOS, we have always been able to retrieve a lot of eggs. Recurrent pregnancy loss is the biggest factor we are facing with treatment.
The biggest complaint I have about this clinic [Austin Fertility] is communication with the billing personnel. There were some inconsistencies that were frustrating to deal with in the middle of hormone treatments and procedures. ... They have multiple locations, which can be helpful to those dealing with local traffic. Egg retrievals are done on site, so you don't have to travel to a surgery center. ... They have an ultrasound tech do a lot of the scans, so you will often see her before you see Amy or Dr. Kavoussi. She is friendly and highly skilled.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
It does seem like treatments are rather cookie cutter for most patients to start. But, that's the nature of infertility - often the first cycle is more diagnostic than anything. Dr. Kavoussi has always been available, caring, and never insulted when I express concern for wanting to change my treatment protocol.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Be an advocate for your own care. Dr. Kavoussi is great, but he's also human. If you have a concern about something, then speak up. He will listen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi is always available for questions. How he balances this with his incredibly busy practice has always baffled me. When call or email with questions, I get them very quickly. If I bring in research, he is willing to go over the information with me.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First retrieval was 150 gonal f and 75 menopur. Second was 225 gonal f and 75 menopur. ICSI/PGS/FET. Due to PCOS, we have always been able to retrieve a lot of eggs. Recurrent pregnancy loss is the biggest factor we are facing with treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
This is a bit of a mixed review as Kate is no longer with the practice and I had more experience working with her. Amy is the new NP, and she is still learning the ropes. But what she doesn't have in clinical experience, she more than makes up for in bedside manner. She is very quick to respond to questions/concerns and is willing to consult with Dr. Kavoussi if she needs to. She is very empathetic.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
They have multiple locations, which can be helpful to those dealing with local traffic. Egg retrievals are done on site, so you don't have to travel to a surgery center. There has been turnover in office staff, so some of the staff are more skilled than others at handling your questions (props to Marisol and Kayla - they are always on the ball). They have an ultrasound tech do a lot of the scans, so you will often see her before you see Amy or Dr. Kavoussi. She is friendly and highly skilled. The biggest complaint I have about this clinic is communication with the billing personnel. There were some inconsistencies that were frustrating to deal with in the middle of hormone treatments and procedures. However, issues were often resolved with a phone call or email. Get your estimates in writing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
IUI is about $500. IVF with ICSI and biopsi was about 12k. SIS $500. Meds and genetic testing are more (~4k and 2k).
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
He is willing to transfer more than one euploid embryo, but is open about the risks of multiples.
What specific things went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
There is the occasional lab order that is not called in on time. However, results were almost always reported back in a timely manner.
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Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
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Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 40
3 IUI
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Black or African-American
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. S. Kavoussi is a very compassionate doctor. He really takes the time to listen and explain everything. He allows us to make our own decisions after he educates us. My favorite phrase he says is "I'm just trying to get you a baby I don't care how it happens." He is very knowledgeable and a great listener. I had to have a surgical procedure and I was really nervous as I had never had any hospitalizations or surgeries before. He reassured me all the way through it. On the day of the procedure (at a surgery center) I was a nervous wreck until he walked in the room. I can't sing his praises enough. I will refer everyone I know who lives in this area and needs his services to him.
The clinic [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Med] is great!! It is nice and clean and not too big and impersonal. They do not schedule too many people at once and you don't usually wait more than 10 minutes. The James Casey location does not have much parking as it is located really close to a hospital however the Westlake office does. I prefer the Westlake office even though it is a little further drive for me.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. S. Kavoussi is a very compassionate doctor. He really takes the time to listen and explain everything. He allows us to make our own decisions after he educates us. My favorite phrase he says is "I'm just trying to get you a baby I don't care how it happens." He is very knowledgeable and a great listener. I had to have a surgical procedure and I was really nervous as I had never had any hospitalizations or surgeries before. He reassured me all the way through it. On the day of the procedure (at a surgery center) I was a nervous wreck until he walked in the room. I can't sing his praises enough. I will refer everyone I know who lives in this area and needs his services to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Relax you are in great hands!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi and his staff are so friendly. I never felt uncomfortable from the first visit. Dr. Kavoussi himself never makes me feel he is in a hurry and he really is listening to me and my husband.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The office has a small nursing staff however they are all really friendly. They are gentle in their approach with you and I never felt judged. Dr. Kavoussi's right hand person is his nurse practitioner Kate. She moves 100 mph however she is really nice. Kate and Dr. Kavoussi make a great team.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is great!! It is nice and clean and not too big and impersonal. They do not schedule too many people at once and you don't usually wait more than 10 minutes. The James Casey location does not have much parking as it is located really close to a hospital however the Westlake office does. I prefer the Westlake office even though it is a little further drive for me.
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Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Writer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr, Kavoussi is a caring man with a huge heart. He is clearly committed to the success of every patient who walks through the door. He is kind with his approach, but he doesn't sugar coat things.... he stays current on all research. I could easily discuss papers with him that had just been published within several months.... My stim protocol was moderately aggressive for my values, due to my age (37). We did have to adjust my use of ganirelix (started it early) because my body was wanting to ovulate sooner than my eggs would be ready.
The clinic [Austin Fertility & Reproductive Med] overall does a great job with flexible scheduling, responding quickly, writing letters for you as needed for grants or insurance, and always being on call in case of emergencies or just panic attacks.... I could go in for monitoring when it was convenient for me - as long as it was on the day I needed to go.... The only thing I had go wrong was when a nurse was showing me how to give myself injections and at first she had no idea whether I had done stim before or not, indicating that she had not read my chart carefully.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr, Kavoussi is a caring man with a huge heart. He is clearly committed to the success of every patient who walks through the door. He is kind with his approach, but he doesn't sugar coat things. And he knows what he is doing. Not only does he have decades of experience, but he stays current on all research. I could easily discuss papers with him that had just been published within several months. I felt like I had a great coach, leading the team to victory. And although he was not at every appointment, if I wanted to see him, I could. He didn't hide in an ivory tower - he was down in the trenches with you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Do your research beforehand and come with lots of questions because he wants to answer them. Take charge of your care, Dr. SK will not be offended, he will appreciate your dedicated interest in your own protocol.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Since our problem was male factor, we began with his brother Dr. Parviz Kavoussi. Both are amazing doctors. Kind, understanding, up on research, intelligent, and honest. I also appreciated that they spoke to me like a professional. I have experience researching endocrine systems and didn't need things to be put in laymen terms. They *heard* me and we conversed on a level I felt appropriate. I was encouraged to ask questions always and could call night or day, any time, if I had concerns during the process. Also, my husband is an immigrant who is shy with his English. They never made him feel unwelcome or stupid.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Since our only issue is male factor (that cannot be reversed with medication) we had to do a full IVF cycle. Although, Dr. PK did allow us to try clomid for 3 months, just in case, which we appreciated. My hormonal values all showed normal for my age, with my AMH above average. We initially tried starting me on birth control, but both months I ovulated anyway. We decided that birth control was not a viable option for me. Additionally, we found polyps at a saline ultrasound and paused our start date to remove them. My stim protocol was moderately aggressive for my values, due to my age (37). We did have to adjust my use of ganirelix (started it early) because my body was wanting to ovulate sooner than my eggs would be ready. We also extended my stimulation shots by two days. At retrieval we got 14 eggs, but only 6 of them were mature. If we ever need to do another retrieval, we will use a double trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kate)
Kate is very no nonsense, with a heart of gold. I have cried in her arms, I have pushed her with question after question, I have emailed her at all hours of the night. She is amazing. I always felt like she CARED about me as a person. She would ask me what was wrong if she could tell that I was "off". And I never felt rushed. She always asked "What questions do you have?" "What else do you need from me?" Kate is very compassionate.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic overall does a great job with flexible scheduling, responding quickly, writing letters for you as needed for grants or insurance, and always being on call in case of emergencies or just panic attacks. Both Dr. S and Dr. P are staggeringly kind. And they never make you feel like a "bother". The only thing I wish they would improve on is their billing system. Their invoices don't really make much sense and I would like to have clear details to keep track of. Their fee breakdown sheets could use improvement as well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I could go in for monitoring when it was convenient for me - as long as it was on the day I needed to go.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
~$3,500 for a Micr-TESE, ~$9,000 for egg retrieval and fresh transfer,~$3000 for a frozen transfer, $250 each for post positive beta ultrasounds - no medications included. If things were "medical" they were billed to my insurance so I paid as little as possible.
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Kavoussi says it is our decision. For women over 35 he recommends two, but ultimately it was our call.
What specific things went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The only thing I had go wrong was when a nurse was showing me how to give myself injections and at first she had no idea whether I had done stim before or not, indicating that she had not read my chart carefully. Then, she kept saying I was on gonal, when i was on follistim, which was worrying.
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Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
2 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Kavoussi] was very caring and understanding. He was genuinely sad when things did not work out and very happy when I got my positive. He personally called me multiple times to talk to me about results and such...I could ask him any question and he had a great answer for each and everyone. I was sad to leave when I did, but also so happy that he was able to get me to the point of graduating from his clinic.
I never waited long [at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] to see the doctor. I saw the doctor 99% of the time. There was only 1 IUI that i did not see the doctor and it was on a Sunday and I believe he was off that day. However, the experience with her was fantastic as well. I never felt like another numbered patient walking through the door...The nursing staff was so great! They did a really great job in picking their team. They were all very knowlegable in the procedures, their office, etc. I was thankful for the nurses!
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Kavoussi was very kind hearted, passionate about his job, but treated me like I was someone he truly cared to help. I was not just another person walking through his door. I could ask him any question and he had a great answer for each and everyone. I was sad to leave when I did, but also so happy that he was able to get me to the point of graduating from his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Absolutely ask questions. He is extremely knowlegable and he wants you to ask away so you are fully aware of what to expect.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
He was very caring and understanding. He was genuinely sad when things did not work out and very happy when I got my positive. He personally called me multiple times to talk to me about results and such.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I tried a few monitored medicated cycles with attempting to get pregnant naturally. With that being unsuccessful, we finally got my husband on board to do a sample test. It turns out that not only my PCOS was causing a hard time, but so was his agglutination. He completed a second test to confirm agglutination. Once we confirmed that, Dr. Kavoussi said that we were a good candidate for IUI. We jumped right in with a medicated cycle of 2.5mg of Femara. We then triggered with Ovidrel when my follicles were 20mm. I had 2 ready to go. Then 24 hours later, we did our IUI. 14 days later, it was negative. The second IUI was the same, except we did not do Ovidrel. I ovulated on my own with 22mm follicles due to my husband being out of town earlier. Thankfully he came home the night before IUI and it turned out that it was great timing! We got our positive pregnancy test 14 days post IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff was so great! They did a really great job in picking their team. They were all very knowlegable in the procedures, their office, etc. I was thankful for the nurses!
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
They only do one IUI at a time. I never waited long to see the doctor. I saw the doctor 99% of the time. There was only 1 IUI that i did not see the doctor and it was on a Sunday and I believe he was off that day. However, the experience with her was fantastic as well. I never felt like another numbered patient walking through the door.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Each ultrasound cost around $180. IUI was around $450. Thankfully my insurance covered fertility treatments, so I believe these are prior to insurance.
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
We did not do embryo transfer, so I am unsure.
10
Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 43
1 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From my very first appointment [with Dr. Kavoussi], I appreciated his warmth, candor, level of detail, and authenticity. I am a "high information" patient, and wanted the nitty gritty scientific details. He never talked down to me, and appreciated/encouraged my frequent research and questions...He always called personally with bad news. He always called personally to congratulate good news. He always called personally to follow up and check in after a loss. He is a truly good man. We ultimately pursued DE overseas, as we could not afford it in the US. Dr. Kavoussi and his practice were still with us every step of the way, supporting our choice and providing local monitoring care.
I love Kate [nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] She is efficient but kind. We got to know each other well over our years in treatment, and she goes out of her way to e-mail, text, or even see you on a weekend if necessary. She is Dr. K's right hand woman, and is extremely well-versed in the details and science behind the treatment...Some of the front desk staff/medical assistants are better than others. The vast majority were great. Comparable or better than most medical offices.
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi is the kindest doctor I've ever seen as a patient. He combines compassion and personal attention with extreme attention to detail and as much or as little medical information/explanation as you want--which in our case was a lot. He always took time to listen, answer questions, draw diagrams if need be, and explain risks. We underwent 7 medicated cycles (6 TI, 1 IUI), and achieved two pregnancies from two of them. Unfortunately my DOR and poor egg quality led to two trisomy-related losses. The office could not have been kinder to us during these difficult times. I had two hysteroscopic surgeries along the way, which Dr. K personally performed. Again, his level of care, detail, and bedside manner were unmatched. After our second loss, we went on to IVF with PGS. Our first antagonist cycle produced 6 eggs, all of which fertilized abnormally. Our second Microdose Lupron cycle produced 10 eggs and 2 blastocysts, both of which came back PGS Abnormal. We were not willing to undergo another OE cycle, and we appreciate and respect that the doctor was honest and realistic about our statistical chances. He always called personally with bad news. He always called personally to congratulate good news. He always called personally to follow up and check in after a loss. He is a truly good man. We ultimately pursued DE overseas, as we could not afford it in the US. Dr. Kavoussi and his practice were still with us every step of the way, supporting our choice and providing local monitoring care. When we were successful (currently in 2nd trimester) with our first DE transfer, they were all over the moon overjoyed for us. Even though we never achieved a healthy take-home baby with this practice, we would not change a thing, and are so very grateful for them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Morning appointments are only at Westlake. Afternoon appointments are only at James Casey. Sometimes there can be a wait, as with many offices. If you have an appointment early in the AM, you'll be seen quickly. Come with questions: they'll answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
We adore Dr. Kavoussi. From my very first appointment, I appreciated his warmth, candor, level of detail, and authenticity. I am a "high information" patient, and wanted the nitty gritty scientific details. He never talked down to me, and appreciated/encouraged my frequent research and questions. We experienced two tragic losses, and always felt that Dr. K, Kate, and the entire practice genuinely grieved with us, hoped the best for us, and prayed/rooted for us. WE LOVE Dr. K. and this practice.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Medicated cycles: 7.5 letrazole with ovridel trigger shot--each time, the plan was three cycles of this before moving on to more aggressive approach, and each time we got pregnant on the 3rd cycle. (The 1st one was a throw-away, as my HSG came back with polyps in the middle of that cycle, requiring surgery before trying again.) IVF with ICSI #1: 300 gonal-f, 75 menopur, cetrotide antagonist cycle. This was the recommended 1st place to start based on my AMH. (They wouldn't have done a long lupron cycle.) 6 mature eggs. All fertilized abnormally. IVF with ICSI #2: 300 gonal-f, 150 menopur, microdose lupron -- all in divided doses 2x a day. 10 eggs, 2 mature, both fertilized and made it to blast. Both PGS abnormal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kate Odenwald)
I love Kate. She is efficient but kind. We got to know each other well over our years in treatment, and she goes out of her way to e-mail, text, or even see you on a weekend if necessary. She is Dr. K's right hand woman, and is extremely well-versed in the details and science behind the treatment.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Some of the front desk staff/medical assistants are better than others. The vast majority were great. Comparable or better than most medical offices.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
It certainly isn't cheap, but this is infertility: It's expensive. I was very fortunate to have my insurance change and cover infertility coverage part-way through my treatment--which enabled us to do IVF. From my perspective, costs were average for this city. Self-pay costs ARE cheaper than insured/negotiated costs.
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
If we had had embryos of my own eggs to transfer, Dr. K would have supported multiple transfer. However, when we discussed donor eggs, he was very realistic about the chances of multiples, and supported our choice to do eSET.
10
Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2013 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 33
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Kavoussi was present at every appointment in some way. Always remembering intimate details of our life. He took all the time in the world with us and never made us feel rushed or like he wanted to leave.... He took time on his day off to meet with us and go over the cycles. And was available to us when we needed him. He also performed my endometriosis surgery and took such amazing care of me, checking on me himself the next day and then meeting me to go over his findings, something my previous doctor didn’t do.
When we first arrived, compared to our previous clinic, this one [Austin Fertility and Reproductive Med] felt a little bit “bare bones”. It wasn’t flashy or fancy, and felt very bland and plain. But the facility is extremely clean and comfortable, and in a great location. And I’ll trade the quality of care for a fancy office any day!... Kate is amazing! She’s caring and knowledgeable, kind and whip smart. Any time Kavoussi wasn’t available right away, she was competent and helpful in the same way. I never felt like I left without getting the best care. She’s also super sweet!
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
We had previously been with a doctor that couldn’t care less about us. We were just money to him. When we switched clinics we instantly knew we’d made the right choice. Kavoussi was present at every appointment in some way. Always remembering intimate details of our life. He took all the time in the world with us and never made us feel rushed or like he wanted to leave. He made me feel seen, heard, and understood. Our first cycle with him gave us our son, and I will always be forever grateful. We have been to him several times in the last 4 years for a sibling, and while it was not in the cards for us (my eggs to a turn), he was incredible during every step. When 2 of our cycles were canceled or didn’t make it to transfer, he called me himself to give me the news. He took time on his day off to meet with us and go over the cycles. And was available to us when we needed him. He also performed my endometriosis surgery and took such amazing care of me, checking on me himself the next day and then meeting me to go over his findings, something my previous doctor didn’t do. He truly is a kind kind man, who has our best interest at heart. He will not push for extra treatments and will give you the straight answer every time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
He is the best thing that’s happened for us during this journey. You’ll receive kindness, compassion, and all the information you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
He is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. He takes his time explaining everything, he looks at you in the eye, makes calls to your himself, and becomes invested in your journey even after. He is gentle and caring, informative and honest, and a calm presence.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
When we first met with him, he looked over our past records and immediately told me we would no longer be doing surgery for endometriosis. He felt like being aggressive would not help and that going straight to IVF would give us our best chances. We did a fresh cycle using Gonal F and Lupron. We were very aggressive with medication and I stimmed incredibly well that cycle. We retrieved 17 egg, and transferred 3 beautiful embryos which gave us our son. The other 2 embryos we had left didn’t survive the freezing process. Since I gave birth to my son, we have gone back for 2 more cycles with a similar protocol. Unfortunately my eggs declined very badly, and after the second cycle ending in not being able to transfer (I didn’t even have 1 healthy egg at retrieval), he told us that egg donation may be our best bet at this point. He advised us that he didn’t want to keep putting me through this, and it wasn’t looking good for my own eggs. Since then, my endometriosis went from bad to worse and I had to get a large cyst removed. He performed the surgery for me and did a fantastic job of leaving me pain free and almost recovered in a few days. In the past with other doctors, that surgery was incredibly difficult to recover from. I don’t know how he did it, but he was very delicate! I’m now in the process of an embryo adoption/donation, and he’s handling half of my care. He’s been wonderful and incredibly invested in my journey, even as I work with a clinic out of state.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kate)
Kate is amazing! She’s caring and knowledgeable, kind and whip smart. Any time Kavoussi wasn’t available right away, she was competent and helpful in the same way. I never felt like I left without getting the best care. She’s also super sweet!
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
When we first arrived, compared to our previous clinic, this one felt a little bit “bare bones”. It wasn’t flashy or fancy, and felt very bland and plain. But the facility is extremely clean and comfortable, and in a great location. And I’ll trade the quality of care for a fancy office any day!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I think after all was said and done, it was 15-17k per cycle including medication. But we did receive discounts after our first cycle for returning.
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
He does this on a case by case basis. When we came in he was a big proponent for only transferring 1 to 2 at the most. But with my history, the endometriosis, and the quality of embryos we had, he changed the course and felt comfortable advising us to use the 3 we had. He informed us of all the risks and had a ton of information that pertained to my individual situation, to help us decide. Ultimately it was up to us to make the choice.
10
Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
1
NPS
1
Age 29
2 IVF
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Kavoussi had great bedside manner, however, after two failed cycles, was reluctant to make any significant changes to protocol in order to hopefully achieve successful results. When inquiring about further testing, he was not open to such and encouraged to continue the same protocol and hope for success....Dr. Kavoussi had great bedside manner, however, the administrative staff and financial staff [at Austin Fertility] were unprofessional.
Financial payment [at Austin Fert] is due in full prior to beginning a cycle( prior to initiation of birth control). Pricing is in the form of "packages" and portions of unused packages will not be refunded under ANY circumstance. If your cycle is cancelled, or converted to an FET, you will not receive a refund or credit for the unused portions of treatment. You will be expected to pay the full amount of both cycles. Debra, the financial coordinator is unorganized, and takes an unacceptable amount of time to respond to concerns, or provide requested information. There is a high turnover rate among clinical support staff. Wait times are often lengthy. Overall, doctors are compassionate in their work, however the practice is lacking...
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi had great bedside manner, however, after two failed cycles, was reluctant to make any significant changes to protocol in order to hopefully achieve successful results. When inquiring about further testing, he was not open to such and encouraged to continue the same protocol and hope for success. If you're lucky to have IVF be successful on a first cycle, you will be in good hands here. However, if you'd like to maximize your chance for success and decrease the amount of money, and emotional and physical stress, I'd suggest to go elsewhere.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared for a lengthy amount of time and multiple treatment cycles to hopefully achieve a successful pregnancy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kavoussi had great bedside manner, however, the administrative staff and financial staff were unprofessional.
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Gonal F and Menopur were the gold standard for stim medications. Standard dosage was 225IU OF Gonal F and 75IU of Menopur.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kate Odenwald )
Clinic was very busy. Kate did most times reply to concerns and emails in a time efficient manner.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Financial payment is due in full prior to beginning a cycle( prior to initiation of birth control). Pricing is in the form of "packages" and portions of unused packages will not be refunded under ANY circumstance. If your cycle is cancelled, or converted to an FET, you will not receive a refund or credit for the unused portions of treatment. You will be expected to pay the full amount of both cycles. Debra, the financial coordinator is unorganized, and takes an unacceptable amount of time to respond to concerns, or provide requested information. There is a high turnover rate among clinical support staff. Wait times are often lengthy. Overall, doctors are compassionate in their work, however the practice is lacking, and a poor rate of success should be noted while researching clinics. I would recommend another facility, and have since obtained a second opinion with another Reproductive Endocrinologist.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Clinical fee: $3,990 IVF Lab fee: $5,850 Total IVF cycle fee: $9,840 Embryo cryopreservation: $775 Additional charges: ICSI (&lt;/=10 eggs): $1,300 ICSI (&gt;10 eggs): $1,800 TESE: $1,600 SIS: $500 Costs due not include medication costs, which can be $3,000-$6,000 depending on protocol. Blood tests are additional charges, sometimes covered by insurance. FET Cycle: Clinical Fee: $1,490 West lake IVF Lab fee: $1,890 Total fees: $3,380 Consults and prenatal sonograms are not included in above costs.
Describe Shahryar K. Kavoussi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Kavoussi recommended transferring 2 blastocysts. We were in agreement with this plan, however neither resulted in a positive pregnancy test.
What specific things went wrong at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
1
Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
1
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 30 - 31
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr K was not at all interested in diagnostics. I was immediately immersed into treatment with fertility meds and IUI. He didn't see the need to dig deeper. I was just another patient...He also never asked to see my radiology scans of my HSG, if he had, he would have seen that I had a uterine septum that needed to be surgically removed. That is what my current Doctor did during my first consult. She also found a polyp in my uterus as well...
Only two [Austin Fert Repro Med - W'lake] locations - south side of Austin and Westlake. Not convenient locations at all! The south side clinic is very small and run down. The west lake one is fairly newer but still not that impressive. We had to travel to the Westlake office for our IUI procedures...I mostly dealt with [nurse] Kate with my IUI and ultrasounds. She was great up until they denied me a cycle and then she looked at me like I was crazy for asking if we could go ahead with our cycle despite the fact we had 5 follicles. No compassion or understanding...
How was your experience with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Not only was I just another patient, he also denied me an IUI cycle because I produced too many eggs. I understand the risks associated but he sat me down and had the most inauthentic conversation with me. He obviously didn't truly understand what I was feeling and just cared about the risks it posed for him not me. He also never asked to see my radiology scans of my HSG, if he had, he would have seen that I had a uterine septum that needed to be surgically removed. That is what my current Doctor did during my first consult. She also found a polyp in my uterus as well. She believes one if not both of these could be causing our fertility issues. IUI wasn't going to work and IVF probably wouldn't have either with these issues and I would have continued to pay DR K with no chance of conception.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Expect to be treated as a number. Just another patient treated the same way. He won't be interested in digging deeper.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr K was not at all interested in diagnostics. I was immediately immersed into treatment with fertility meds and IUI. He didn't see the need to dig deeper. I was just another patient
Describe the protocols Shahryar K. Kavoussi used in your cycles at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
5 mg of Femara- produced too many eggs 4-5 follicles Down to half 2.5 mg of Femara- still produced 3 follicles. Ovidrel with both cycles No pregnancies
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I mostly dealt with Kate with my IUI and ultrasounds. She was great up until they denied me a cycle and then she looked at me like I was crazy for asking if we could go ahead with our cycle despite the fact we had 5 follicles. No compassion or understanding.
Describe your experience with Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Only two locations- south side of Austin and Westlake. Not convenient locations at all! The south side clinic is very small and run down. The west lake one is fairly newer but still not that impressive. We had to travel to the Westlake office for our IUI procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahryar K. Kavoussi at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance covered nothing so we paid out of pocket for everything. I believe we paid about $565 for IUI and then $100 for Ovidrel and $5 for Femara. His consult fee was about $150
0
Doctor
Shahryar K. Kavoussi
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Austin Westlake
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5