New York City IVF

1 doctors work here

Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 94%Neutral: 1%Don't recommend: 5%9.5
94% strongly recommend
94 reviews
LGBTQ+ Competent Care
LGBTQ+ Competent Care

Based on reviews from the LGBTQ+ community.

Operations
9.7
9.7
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.6
9.6
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
9.4
9.4
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.6
9.6
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ+ Care
9.5
9.5
LGBTQ+ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ+ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ+ care.

Attention to Detail
9.6
9.6
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
204
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
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Manhattan
693 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022

94 patient reviews

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
2 IVF
Endometriosis
European
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Alyaa Elassar] is both objective and compassionate...helped set realistic expectations without sugarcoating things...saw her at every monitoring appointment...She did both my egg retrievals and my embryo transfer...stick to the antagonist approach. Given my AFC, age (37)...transfer was successful.
NYC IVF is a boutique clinic, so you end up knowing the whole staff (and they know you by name)...process runs very smoothly, and communication was easy...very responsive over email and I never had any issues scheduling monitoring appointments, getting time with Dr Elassar, having my questions answered
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar was the 3rd Reproductive Endocrinologist I saw for IVF treatment, and by far the one I had the best experience with, both in terms of treatment results and how I felt as a patient during the process. She had been recommended to me by a friend that had been her patient, and now I recommend her to anyone going through infertility treatment without hesitating. She is both objective and compassionate - she was never harsh or cold, but also helped set realistic expectations without sugarcoating things. I felt I always had a good understanding of the proposed treatment, next steps and expected results, and always had the chance to ask questions along the way. She is also very involved through the process and I felt I received personalized care. I saw her at every monitoring appointments and she was very on top of everything we had discussed during previous appointments (which was not my experience at my previous clinic). She did both my egg retrievals and my embryo transfer. Before switching to NYC IVF, I had had two unsuccessful transfers at my previous clinic, where I felt I was getting a cookie cutter treatment. As an example, they suspected I had endometriosis, but didn’t see the need to do any further tests to confirm it or to try treat it at all. Dr Elassar, on the other hand, recommended additional testing and subsequently a period of down regulation before my transfer. That transfer was successful, and I credit it to Dr Elassar tailoring my protocol to my specific context and situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar and everyone at NYC IVF knew me and my partner by name, my treatment felt personalized to my specific situation and medical history, and I felt everyone was really invested in our success. NYC IVF was the second fertility clinic I went to, and one of my frustrations with my previous clinic had been that I felt very much like a number. My experience with Dr. Elassar and NYC IVF was so much better, the difference was night and day.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
I did two egg retrieval cycles with Dr Elassar using an antagonist protocol (Menopur + Gonal-F, adding in Cetrotide on day 5 of stims). At my previous clinic I had done egg retrieval cycles with the antagonist protocol and with a Lupron flare protocol and had better results with the former, so Dr Elassar recommended we stick to the antagonist approach. Given my AFC, age (37) and that we had to go through PGT-M to screen for a genetic condition me and my partner are carriers for, Dr. Elassar recommended we do two sequential egg retrieval cycles and “batched” the embryo biopsies. After our first egg retrieval we froze all the embryos that made it to Day 3, then went through the second egg retrieval cycle. When we got to day 3 for that second batch, the embryos from our first cycle were thawed. All embryos that made it to day 5/6 were biopsied and the samples sent for PGT-a and PGT-M testing. We had great results from our egg retrievals, which also speaks to the quality of the lab and the embryologists. In total across the two cycles we retrieved 25 eggs, 20 of which were mature, and we ended up with 13 blastocysts (a mix of day 5 and day 6). For my transfer Dr Elassar recommended 2 months of Lupron down regulation, given my endometriosis diagnosis, and then a fully medicated transfer (with estrace pills and PIO shots). That transfer was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF. (Assigned nurse: Tamar)
Tamar and the whole nursing staff were great. Tamar was very on top of everything: in the weeds on my treatment and protocol, very easy to reach with any questions I had, very clear in her communication and explanations. I also felt she (and everyone else in the clinic) was rooting for our success.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
NYC IVF is a boutique clinic, so you end up knowing the whole staff (and they know you by name), which I personally preferred vs my previous experience at a much larger clinic. The process runs very smoothly, and communication was easy. Everyone was very responsive over email and I never had any issues scheduling monitoring appointments, getting time with Dr Elassar, having my questions answered, etc. Monitoring times in the morning started later than in my previous clinic (at my previous clinic monitoring started as early as 6:45AM), but that wasn’t an issue for me, especially since I never had to wait more than 5-10 min to be seen and was usually in and out quickly. The process with my financial coordinator to get insurance authorization was refreshingly easy. At my previous clinic communication with my financial coordinator was a nightmare and more than once my treatment had to be delayed because of issues with them not submitting authorization to my insurance in a timely manner. With NYC IVF my experience was the opposite - Alejandra was amazing, taking care of everything so smoothly and being very proactive in communicating with my insurance and keeping us up to date.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
My treatment and medication was fully covered by my insurance.
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
Dr Elassar recommended a single embryo transfer, given it was a good grade euploid embryo. We wanted to avoid the risk of multiples and fully agreed with her approach.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, 14 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
3 Egg Freezing
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Elassar is a very caring and empathetic doctor...explained every procedure and test that she was doing...available for any questions that came up...closely monitored me and changed therapy as needed...she was also there to offer support which made a huge impact in my infertility journey...
[New York City IVF] offers individual care. You are not treated like a number here. Everyone knows your name and they are always on top of your therapy and regimen...located in a beautiful part of Manhattan and it's very modern and inviting...live plants offer a very calming environment...atmosphere and staff really put you at ease...nurses at nyc ivf were amazing...extremely caring and compassionate.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar is a very caring and empathetic doctor. She explained every procedure and test that she was doing. She was also available for any questions that came up. She closely monitored me and changed therapy as needed. Other than being an expert in her field she was also there to offer support which made a huge impact in my infertility journey. When things didn't go the way we hoped she stayed positive and was reassuring throughout the entire process. I feel very lucky and blessed to have met her and to have her help me during a very tough time
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
One piece of advice I would give a prospective patient is to be open with Dr. Elassar and feel comfortable to tell her anything because she truly cares about your well being. She also goes above and beyond to ensure that you are comfortable
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Everyone at NYC IVF were exceptionally caring people. They were very empathetic during a very stressful time in my life. Dr.Elassar was always available for a consult. I felt as though everyone in the office genuinely cared for me
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF.
The nurses at nyc ivf were amazing. They were extremely caring and compassionate. They made me feel very comfortable and cared for. Everyone at the office were available to answer all questions. They took great care of me after every procedure. Tamar is a rock star.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
This clinic offers individual care. You are not treated like a number here. Everyone knows your name and they are always on top of your therapy and regimen. The office is located in a beautiful part of Manhattan and it's very modern and inviting. The live plants offer a very calming environment. The atmosphere and staff really put you at ease and help to make a stressful time as comfortable and possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone who is concerned about fertility or even if you're just looking for some information
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
Most costs were covered by my insurance
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, 3 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From my first appointment with Dr Elassar, I was put at ease by her obvious intelligence, skills and thorough examination of my case...she took the time to carefully go through the possible reasons for my unsuccessful attempts in retrieving eggs, suggested a monitoring of my natural cycle to understand better how my body operates, and made some initial recommendations for treatment, all while managing my expectations. She was also warm, and also very considerate of my personal circumstances as I was not based in tete country.
Compared to larger facilities, this [New York City IVF] is a smaller highly effective clinic. While they have many patients, the appointments are set in a way that you only encounter a few of them in each visit. This way, you are truly made to feel like you are receiving individualised attention, and not treated as a number in a factory. Seeing the Doctor and same team in every visit was very reassuring. I was also not bombarded with information and documents, but yet received all necessary information on my treatment at the appropriate stages of the treatment.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
From my first appointment with Dr Elassar, I was put at ease by her obvious intelligence, skills and thorough examination of my case. Unlike my first two experiences with other doctors, she took the time to carefully go through the possible reasons for my unsuccessful attempts in retrieving eggs, suggested a monitoring of my natural cycle to understand better how my body operates, and made some initial recommendations for treatment, all while managing my expectations. She was also warm, and also very considerate of my personal circumstances as I was not based in tete country. She was able to work with me even when this included some monitoring visits and starting treatment (with her protocol) at a different country, then continuing upon my return to New York. Int experience at NYC IVF made me realize even more, in hindsight, how I personalized and cold the experience was in the two larger facilities I attempted my previous attempts, and how much of a difference it makes to be treated by a dedicated team that is committed to achieving the best results for you as a person, not a number.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Please immediately book an appointment with her, and you will soon see why she is one of - if not the one - best doctor in NYC.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Unlike the other two larger facilities where I was treated for my first and second attempts at egg freezing, Dr Elassar and her team made me feel like they were fully dedicated to my personal journey and considered the best possible course of treatment based on my personal circumstances. If you are a standard, young patient going through egg freezing, then it might not matter as much whether you are treated as a number. But if you have any particular diagnosis, I would highly recommend Dr Elassar and her team as they truly make you feel like they are with you on your journey.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
First, Dr Elassar only fully settled on a treatment protocol once she had time to monitor my natural cycle and understand how my body works. She then had me start my stimulation in the mid luteal phase (day 21 of my cycle), with 150 Menopur, 200 Gonal and later in the cycle, Ganirelix. She had initially wanted to start me on Estrace prior to stimulation, but deemed it not necessary after my baseline scan just before the start of treatment. She also had me on slightly lower doses than pervious attempts with other doctors as she felt the stimulation was too much for my body given my low number of follicles. She was able to explain why she would not try again the same protocol previously used in other unsuccessful rounds (with other doctors). An important aspect is that she listened to my concerns about my response to the trigger used in my previous rounds (Pregnyl/Ovidrel) and decided from the onset that she would use a double trigger (Pregnyl and Lupron). This is an option the doctor at my second facility had failed to consider (or explain why not) even when I had expressed the same concerns. For my next cycle, Dr Elassar has suggested to stick to the same protocol as my latest successful round.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF. (Assigned nurse: My primary nurse was Tamar, but also worked Victoria. The entire support team was excellent, and able to answer all my questions in a timely manner. )
Excellent. The only recommendation would be to consistently share all blood work results with the patient, though they have previously explained that they only share results once discussed with the Doctor, and have always sent my results when asked.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Compared to larger facilities, this is a smaller highly effective clinic. While they have many patients, the appointments are set in a way that you only encounter a few of them in each visit. This way, you are truly made to feel like you are receiving individualised attention, and not treated as a number in a factory. Seeing the Doctor and same team in every visit was very reassuring. I was also not bombarded with information and documents, but yet received all necessary information on my treatment at the appropriate stages of the treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
The egg freezing treatment cost $8,000 exclusive of medications and monitoring visits. Each monitoring visit was $350 plus blood work (approx 25$ per test). While this was a bit higher than my previous facilities, it was well worth it as it is a small clinic with a much more personalised approach.
What specific things went wrong at New York City IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at New York City IVF.
Only issue was that my results were not usually shared with me by email unless asked, but the team always gave a general indication that the results were fine. They also shared the specific results when I asked.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I saw Dr. Elassar at every appointment...And she listened. Like, really listened. I felt no time restraint...she explained EVERYTHING. So clearly. With visuals...After 2 failed IUI procedures, [she] recommended an MRI to check a fibroid...[she] performed every sonogram, and every procedure. She always explained what was going on and what her plan was...She is smart and kind and truly an expert in her craft...
I had 24/7 access to actually speak to someone [at New York City IVF] when I needed. I never felt hesitant to ask anything. They worked with my work schedule so the stress of getting to work and my appointments was completed lifted. There was never a wait for my appointment. The whole practice operated seamlessly and kindly...The office is impeccably clean and organized...Tamar is Dr. Elassar’s right hand woman and she is as amazing as Dr. Elassar. She is dedicated, patient, compassionate, so smart and so kind.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
My first meet with Dr. Elassar was the most telling. My partner and I sat in her office and she asked us about ourselves, our families and our wishes. Simply. And she listened. Like, really listened. I felt no time restraint. I felt like she had nothing else going on her life but to listen to us and hear us out. Then she explained EVERYTHING. So clearly. With visuals. The visit ended with the feeling of like ok let’s do this, let’s get things done. I saw Dr. Elassar at every appointment. And there were a-lot of appointments. I got sick after a saline sonogram in her office. I threw up. I was so embarrassed. I laid down in an exam room until I felt better. And Dr. Elassar sat by side and assured me everything would be ok. After 2 failed IUI procedures, Dr. Elassar recommended an MRI to check a fibroid. I never had an MRI before and when I got there I was too scared to go in the machine. I left the appointment and went to Dr. Elassar to tell her I was too scared and what do I do. She gave me coping techniques and explained why the MRI was so important. She rescheduled an MRI for me in an open MRI machine that same day and I did it! I overcame my fear thanks to Dr. Elassar. Dr. Elassar performed every sonogram, and every procedure. She always explained what was going on and what her plan was. I can’t find words enough to say what a fantastic doctor Dr. Elassar is. She is smart and kind and truly an expert in her craft. No matter what my outcome, I knew I would tell everyone to go to NYC IVF but there simply isn’t a better doctor or team than Dr. Elassar and her crew.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Just go. Just trust her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
I’ve never felt more confident, safe and comfortable with any other health care team as I did with Dr. Elassar and her team. Everything was explained in detail: what my options were, how everything would happen, what to do, etc. I had 24/7 access to actually speak to someone when I needed. I never felt hesitant to ask anything. They worked with my work schedule so the stress of getting to work and my appointments was completed lifted. There was never a wait for my appointment. The whole practice operated seamlessly and kindly. I feel like NYC IVF became family.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
For my 2 IUI procedures I just took Femara 5mg for 5 nights. Neither procedure was successful. For egg retrieval I took Gonal F and Menopur. Trigger shot was Fyremadel. After genetic testing I had the 5 day embryo implanted. To prep for implantation I took Estrace and used progesterone injections. After implantation I used progesterone injections and suppositories until week 10 and low dose aspirin daily until birth (because I developed a hematoma).
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF. (Assigned nurse: Tamar)
Tamar is Dr. Elassar’s right hand woman and she is as amazing as Dr. Elassar. She is dedicated, patient, compassionate, so smart and so kind. Victoria, the other nurse, was just as outstanding. I can’t think of a single negative thing to say. I never had a bad experience. After my egg retrieval, i was kind of out of it and along with Dr. Elassar, Tamar and Victoria were by my side to make sure i was ok. I always felt safe and cared for as if they were family.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
The office is impeccably clean and organized. There was never a waiting room full of people. There was never a wait. The staff was careful about screening for and prevention of COVID. The only difficulty might be traffic but public transportation is so close by, no need to drive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
My insurance was out of network. Alejandra sat down and explained everything to me upfront and billed my insurance for everything she could. It was $350 per visit, nothing extra for blood work sonograms etc. I don’t remember how much the rest was but I never felt like it was unreasonable.
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
I wanted a single transfer and the discussion didn’t really go further.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
2 Embryo Freezing
Uterine Fibroids
1st of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Alyaa Elassar] was straightforward, explained the process, concern when needed and offered options...[she] is great and the whole practice is very pleasant...I only saw one doctor and one main nurse which was great: they were always there and would respond to emails super fast...We did two retrievals, following gonal f and (the other medication, they am forgetting the name). I would do shots as instructed, depending on my blood results we adjusted dosage if needed
Since I saw the same staff every day [at NYC IVF] it felt very friendly, like a family. The staff and the doctor are very attentive, respond to emails right away (even if it’s super late). Always available to address any questions. The clinic is clean, nice...Mostly my insurance covered things but I have to say the whole billing was soooo easy. They handled everything and where I did have to pay they would tell me upfront. Genetic testing is not covered by insurance 1500- 2000 for the test
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
The place is wonderful. Feels very personable and easy to work with. Everyone is very attentive and things are well organized. While the whole ivf process is annoying and emotionally draining it felt super easy compared to other places that we have gone to. The Doctor and the staff are great. Dr Elassar was straightforward, explained the process, concern when needed and offered options
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
You will be in good hands. Dr. Elassar is very experienced and makes the whiten experience pretty pleasant
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr Alyssa is great and the whole practice is very pleasant . It’s boutique, with very few people working there so doesn’t feel like a factory of egg making. Other experiences and places I went was like a factory. I only saw one doctor and one main nurse which was great: they were always there and would respond to emails super fast
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
We did two retrievals, following gonal f and (the other medication, they am forgetting the name). I would do shots as instructed, depending on my blood results we adjusted dosage if needed
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF. (Assigned nurse: Tamar )
Tamar is very sweet, knowledgeable and compassionate
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Nice clean space. Great view from the building, gives a good energy vibe. The rooms are very pleasant modern. Since I saw the same staff every day it felt very friendly, like a family. The staff and the doctor are very attentive, respond to emails right away (even if it’s super late). Always available to address any questions. The clinic is clean, nice. Comparing to other places we gone this truly felt like a white glove service. Would highly recommend this clinic and the doctor of course to others. Comparing this experience to other places we gone, we did not feel like we were just a number
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
Mostly my insurance covered things but I have to say the whole billing was soooo easy. They handled everything and where I did have to pay they would tell me upfront. Genetic testing is not covered by insurance 1500- 2000 for the test
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
There is a risk of getting twins so there was no reason not to start with single embryo transfer, the doctor also explained as such
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 39
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Elassar is the most amazing doctor...What I love the most is that she she does not sugar coat the truth. If there is a concern, she tells you what it is and you make a plan together to work through it. She is very diligent and careful and makes sure that you are well informed about your care in every step of the process you are going through. She takes the time to help you understand and has a way of breaking down even the most complex aspects of the IVF process. You are more than just a patient. Dr. Elassar cares about you as a person.
NYC IVF has a very small but effective team. It is a private clinic so you get the pros of excellent individualized care, and the cons of high cost. I would recommend any new patient to confirm that their insurance is taken as well as I’d the clinic provides any other support services that can help financially...I am always greeted in a respectful way. I was never rushed. She always took the time to answer all of my questions. She would follow up and check in to make sure that I was ok. It wasn’t only about the process, it was about me.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar is the most amazing doctor. Literally the best physician I have ever been under the care of. What I love the most is that she she does not sugar coat the truth. If there is a concern, she tells you what it is and you make a plan together to work through it. She is very diligent and careful and makes sure that you are well informed about your care in every step of the process you are going through. She takes the time to help you understand and has a way of breaking down even the most complex aspects of the IVF process. You are more than just a patient. Dr. Elassar cares about you as a person.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Be prepared to have a direct conversation. While going through the IVF process is difficult and very sensitive, you need to have your eyes wide open. Dr. Elassar is very direct in her communication and tells you what you need to know even if it’s nor something you want to hear.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
I am always greeted in a respectful way. I was never rushed. She always took the time to answer all of my questions. She would follow up and check in to make sure that I was ok. It wasn’t only about the process, it was about me.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
NYC IVF has a very small but effective team. It is a private clinic so you get the pros of excellent individualized care, and the cons of high cost. I would recommend any new patient to confirm that their insurance is taken as well as I’d the clinic provides any other support services that can help financially.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
Approximately $15,000 - $20,000 per cycle inclusive, precediese, regular and follow-up appointments and genetic testing of embryos
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
Dr. Elassar’ main approach is eSet. However she understands when circumstances call for multiple embryo transfer and will help you understand the risks so that you can make the best decision.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

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2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42 - 43
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
2 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Since day one she [Dr. Elassar] has been honest, caring, taking the time to know me, my situation, my past experiences and my fears. She made me feel like I’m her only patience. I’m working full time and she accomodate to my crazy schedule as well....Dr Elassar decided to do two cycles of egg stimulations (and retrieval), fertilize the eggs retrieved in the first cycle them with my husband’ sperm and push to day 3, the second time fertilize them, and at day 3 defreeze the ones in the first set and then let them all survive to day 5. At day 5 the genetic test was performed and the good one was transferred one month later
Clinic [New York City IVF] is in midtown, private, clean, accessible. A pleasant environment (especially if you arrive as distressed and hopeless as I was). They made me visti the entire premises at the first visit explaining me which part was for which treatment...The cost were explained to me at the first appointment, which I like, because it gave clarity and expectations were set....
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Honest, professional, caring, empathic. She took the time to explain each step of the treatment and what to expect. I knew I could call her anytime for questions. I never doubter her professionalism as I was aware of the details of the procedure from my previous experiences.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
She is an honest and caring doctor. You will be in good hands with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Since day one she has been honest, caring, taking the time to know me, my situation, my past experiences and my fears. She made me feel like I’m her only patience. I’m working full time and she accomodate to my crazy schedule as well!
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
Due to my age and 2 failing cycles of IVF made in another country, Dr Elassar decided to do two cycles of egg stimulations (and retrieval), fertilize the eggs retrieved in the first cycle them with my husband’ sperm and push to day 3, the second time fertilize them, and at day 3 defreeze the ones in the first set and then let them all survive to day 5. At day 5 the genetic test was performed and the good one was transferred one month later, after making sure my other problems were solved.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
Tamar Badridze and the nurses taking the blood were absolutely adorable and professional.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Clinic is in midtown, private, clean, accessible. A pleasant environment (especially if you arrive as distressed and hopeless as I was). They made me visti the entire premises at the first visit explaining me which part was for which treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
The cost were explained to me at the first appointment, which I like, because it gave clarity and expectations were set.
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
No comment. I only had one good embryo, so this discussion never took place.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 36
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Elassar is compassionate and knowledgeable about her job. She always made me feel comfortable. She was very respectful of my privacy and concerns. She explained every possible outcome, procedure and cost very thoroughly...She saw me personally during the appointment and was fully involved. She was aware of my needs and wants and was supportive along my journey...Dr. Elassar was very professional and through about the costs. You know exactly how much it will cost you ahead of time so you can prepare yourself...
The clinic [New York City IVF] staffs are very welcoming. It clean and the wait time isn’t outrageous like other clinics. They are always available via phone or email and always ready to help...During my appointments I was seen by both the doctor and the nurse...Tamar [nurse] was always ready to answer my questions and concerns. Every time I emailed her, regardless of the time she always helped me. She takes the time to explain medication and how to take them...
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar is compassionate and knowledgeable about her job. She always made me feel comfortable. She was very respectful of my privacy and concerns. She explained every possible outcome, procedure and cost very thoroughly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Do not think twice about choosing Dr. Elassar.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar is such a phenomenal doctor and a human being. She took the time explaining every options my husband and I had and the possible results as well. Because of her it was to make our decision and proceed with IFV after a failed IUI. She saw me personally during the appointment and was fully involved. She was aware of my needs and wants and was supportive along my journey. I can’t thank her enough for being so cooperative and helpful. I am currently 9 weeks pregnant after trying over 10 years. I’m glad I had found this clinic.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF. (Assigned nurse: Tamar)
Tamar was always ready to answer my questions and concerns. Every time I emailed her, regardless of the time she always helped me. She takes the time to explain medication and how to take them.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
The clinic staffs are very welcoming. It clean and the wait time isn’t outrageous like other clinics. They are always available via phone or email and always ready to help. The clinic is located in 5th Ave so the ambience will make you feel at ease.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
At first Dr. Elassar’s cost may seem to be more than other clinics but it actually costs less. During my appointments I was seen by both the doctor and the nurse, whereas in a different well known clinic I had only seen the doctor during the consultation and all the monitoring was done by different nurses and technicians. As a result they kept missing my cycle. Dr. Elassar was very professional and through about the costs. You know exactly how much it will cost you ahead of time so you can prepare yourself.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 39
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Income $200K - $499K
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
In my initial consultation, Dr. Elassar was very kind and thorough. Unfortunately, as soon as the monitoring began, each of my sessions with her felt very rushed. She did not answer emails, was unavailable on the phone, and in person, she did not seem interested in taking the time to answer my questions or to clearly explain the protocol and next steps.
Strengths [of New York City IVF] are a great consultation, a beautiful office, generally good and timely email communication, and good communication about what medications are needed and when. Weaknesses are lack of compassion overall, and rushed in-person experiences with the doctor...$350 for each monitoring visit. An IUI would have been $2,000. IVF was $14,000 not including any transfers.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar was very impressive in my initial consultation. And she has outstanding reviews online. So I was very surprised and disappointed when she seemed very rushed and uninterested in answering questions during my in-person visits. At one point, she said "I don't have time to answer your questions. You can ask [a member of our medical team] -- she is working on a medical degree and can answer these questions for you." You want to feel like your doctor is genuinely interested in your success, and that he or she is willing to take the time to make sure you are aware of what's happening and what the next steps are. It was really disappointing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Ask in advance if she will be available to answer your questions via phone or email, or during in-person sessions. Be your own advocate and have questions prepared so that you understand what is going on in your protocol / cycle.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
In my initial consultation, Dr. Elassar was very kind and thorough. Unfortunately, as soon as the monitoring began, each of my sessions with her felt very rushed. She did not answer emails, was unavailable on the phone, and in person, she did not seem interested in taking the time to answer my questions or to clearly explain the protocol and next steps.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
I began an IVF cycle that had to be cancelled due to poor response. Dr. Elassar did not say this to me directly, but a member of her medical team said that they believed my ovaries were likely "over-suppressed" by taking birth control pills for too long, which meant that not as many follicles as anticipated grew. I was on birth control for about 2.5 weeks, and then on Menopur and Follistim for 2 weeks. I had 3 mature follicles (we anticipated 7-8 based on prior evaluations) so we decided to cancel the cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
Some of the nursing staff was good. They were mostly responsive and easy to work with. Other members of the team seemed really deflated, and like they didn't want to be there. In particular, the nurse who managed the instructions for administering medication just never seemed happy. I think patients who are experiencing infertility should expect to work with a team that is upbeat and positive, otherwise they make an already challenging and uncomfortable situation even more of a challenge.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Strengths are a great consultation, a beautiful office, generally good and timely email communication, and good communication about what medications are needed and when. Weaknesses are lack of compassion overall, and rushed in-person experiences with the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
Please note this is NOT NEW HOPE. This is NYC IVF with Dr. Alayaa Elassar. $350 for each monitoring visit. An IUI would have been $2,000. IVF was $14,000 not including any transfers.
What specific things went wrong at New York City IVF?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
0
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
New York City IVF
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 33 - 34
2 IVF
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Investor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Elassar's office is small, she is the only Dr. in the practice...She is VERY available via email and this was invaluable to me. I also trust her even though I'm not always 100% sure what is going on behind the scenes. I had 3 failed transfers (unexplained) and 2 successful ones that resulted in the 2 children I have today...She prefers to do single embryo transfers in my case and I agree with her
The office [at NYCIVF] is beautiful and a pleasant place to be. The administrators are very sweet and communicative. The only weakness is that there is only 1 doctor so if she goes on vacation there is no one else there to manage your cycle and you have to take a break if she does...All of the nurses and admin staff know your name and your partner's name...Dr. Elassar runs a tight ship and you can tell that she's the one who is on top of every patient's care so the nurses don't have to be as much.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar is very intelligent and experienced. Both of my egg retrieval processes went very smoothly and I believe her careful monitoring of me during that time was a big part of the reason it did so. She is VERY available via email and this was invaluable to me. I also trust her even though I'm not always 100% sure what is going on behind the scenes. I had 3 failed transfers (unexplained) and 2 successful ones that resulted in the 2 children I have today.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Don't be afraid to ask questions! She will answer and explain but you must ask. Trust the process as much as you can.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar's office is small, she is the only Dr. in the practice. All of the nurses and admin staff know your name and your partner's name.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
For egg retrieval, but I was on follistim 300 units for 3 nights and then increased to 400 units for 3 nights. Then I added 150 units of Menopur and Ganirelex for 5 nights with 300 units follistim. I then triggered with Lupron. For my FETs, I used oral estradiol tabs (between 4-6 mg per day) and in-oil progestrone shots with baby aspirin added post transfer and I did one natural cycle using only Letrozole and progesterone suppositories.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
The nurses at Dr. Elassar's office get to know you very well and seem invested in your success. Dr. Elassar runs a tight ship and you can tell that she's the one who is on top of every patient's care so the nurses don't have to be as much.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
The office is beautiful and a pleasant place to be. The administrators are very sweet and communicative. The only weakness is that there is only 1 doctor so if she goes on vacation there is no one else there to manage your cycle and you have to take a break if she does. Thus far, this has only happened in August and December.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
Egg retrieval was $16,000 and each FET was $3,000. Each visit is $350 before I meet my deductible. Nothing is covered by my insurance. I do not know how much I have spent on meds and lab bills to date but it's most likely over $5,000.
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
She prefers to do single embryo transfers in my case and I agree with her so there is no issue there.
9
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
9
Clinic
New York City IVF
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Investment Banker
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Throughout the process, my body didn’t always cooperate but Dr. Elassar was always ready to adjust the treatment as needed and to respond to many of the unknowns. She was always 100% honest with me in regards to treatment and outcomes. She also always followed up, it was one of my favorite traits of hers. Also, she was shockingly available 24/7, always wanting to be available for her patients...was my sole doctor contact throughout my entire treatment. She was detailed in her explanations and ALWAYS followed up when she said she would. She was available 24/7 for any questions or concerns I had. She was kind and considerate of everything we were going through but firm with her recommendations if we needed to change anything in our day to day life.
Strengths [at New York City IVF]: great doctor, attentive and strong nursing staff Honestly my only complaint with the clinic was the location because it’s not close to any subway lines except the M and E. So it was a lot of cab rides!...The nursing staff, particularly Racquel, were always professional, timely and compassionate. They know the patients are going through something not everyone goes through and they are incredibly considerate. Racquel in particular was always inquisitive of my status but also very very helpful to the doctor. She’s the best!
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Being a patient of Dr. Elassar’s was a treat. It’s rare you get so much 1on1 time with a doctor. She cares about every single one of her patients equally and is always 100% prepared for all scenarios. She was incredibly knowledgeable and versatile. Throughout the process, my body didn’t always cooperate but Dr. Elassar was always ready to adjust the treatment as needed and to respond to many of the unknowns. She was always 100% honest with me in regards to treatment and outcomes. She also always followed up, it was one of my favorite traits of hers. Also, she was shockingly available 24/7, always wanting to be available for her patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Ask any and all questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar was my sole doctor contact throughout my entire treatment. She was detailed in her explanations and ALWAYS followed up when she said she would. She was available 24/7 for any questions or concerns I had. She was kind and considerate of everything we were going through but firm with her recommendations if we needed to change anything in our day to day life.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
The nursing staff, particularly Racquel, were always professional, timely and compassionate. They know the patients are going through something not everyone goes through and they are incredibly considerate. Racquel in particular was always inquisitive of my status but also very very helpful to the doctor. She’s the best!
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Strengths: great doctor, attentive and strong nursing staff Honestly my only complaint with the clinic was the location because it’s not close to any subway lines except the M and E. So it was a lot of cab rides!
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Architect
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[My protocol with Dr. Elassar was] antagonist protocol, but a lower dose for a longer amount of time. Basically to grow my eggs slower and with more care. We retrieved more eggs than the first two rounds with my previous clinic combined...Our doctor gave us all the data [about Eset] and stayed pretty neutral. It was fully up to us to make the decision and she would support us either way...Even when she was on vacation, she would always be responsive. When my cycle start was delayed, she was able to fix the plan and explain all the upsides and downsides. She is very realistic and explains the data, the research, and how is applies to me. Things that are specific to my ethnic background which may be different than the typical american patient. She is attentive, research and data driven, and very focused on getting the best results for her patients. I wish I went to her from the
Each person who worked at the clinic [New York City IVF] knew exactly who my husband and I were, they knew my schedule pretty well and were really patient with us. We were given pretty personalized care. Any of my concerns were addressed by all the staff. They were extremely supportive...The entire nursing staff would put their weight behind us to help us out. From showing us how to do injections, drawing blood, being excited for us the day of the egg retreival and the day of the transfer. They don't coddle, they genuinely care.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar worked with my schedule and was extremely accommodating. She scheduled her time off around my treatment. Even when she was on vacation, she would always be responsive. When my cycle start was delayed, she was able to fix the plan and explain all the upsides and downsides. She is very realistic and explains the data, the research, and how is applies to me. Things that are specific to my ethnic background which may be different than the typical american patient. She is attentive, research and data driven, and very focused on getting the best results for her patients. I wish I went to her from the beginning.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar doesn't give all the bloodwork data every single blood draw. Knowing that Dr. Elassar really has personalized care for each of her patients, I knew I could trust her because she has the best intentions. It's not worth tracking all your hormone levels and driving yourself nuts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Each person who worked at the clinic knew exactly who my husband and I were, they knew my schedule pretty well and were really patient with us. We were given pretty personalized care. Any of my concerns were addressed by all the staff. They were extremely supportive.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
antagonist protocol, but a lower dose for a longer amount of time. Basically to grow my eggs slower and with more care. We retrieved more eggs than the first two rounds with my previous clinic combined.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF. (Assigned nurse: Leidy and Racquel)
The entire nursing staff would put their weight behind us to help us out. From showing us how to do injections, drawing blood, being excited for us the day of the egg retreival and the day of the transfer. They don't coddle, they genuinely care.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Personalized care is something you wont get at a larger practice. They tailor the treatment to each patient in lieu of "the standard of care" and standard protocols. The location is key, and they will make the hours work. The only downside for me was traveling from NJ to NYC for the days of the procedure or when I had to come in for bloodwork on a weekend.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at New York City IVF.
It was all scheduled, there were no set monitoring hours, it was based on when appointments were available. It's a well oiled machine considering Dr. Elassar is the one doing every ultrasound. I think patients are given hours based on priority (i.e. early in stims vs retrieval any day now).
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
Our doctor gave us all the data and stayed pretty neutral. It was fully up to us to make the decision and she would support us either way.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

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2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $500K
Investor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
You always see her [Dr. Elassar] when you go in to the office as well which I really appreciated. She called me or emailed me daily after the procedure to see how I was doing. ... She explains each step of the process in detail so you know exactly what to expect. ... She learns everything about you and your background, explains everything about both your reproductive system and the procedures she plans to do with you in detail, and is always available.
I have very small veins that are notoriously tough to find. Her [Dr. Elassar] nurses were able to access them every day for 12 days straight with no issues. That's honestly never happened to me. ... They [New York City IVF] always saw me on time or within 5 minutes of my scheduled appointment. They're also super flexible with appointments, which is important when you're going there every day for over a week straight. ...
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
She's the best doctor I've ever had. period. She is kind, incredibly smart, caring, and personable. She runs a timely office and sees you at each visit. She explains each step of the process in detail so you know exactly what to expect. Before I started on the hormone injections, she gave me a calendar with our daily plan for the next 12 days and we adjusted it at each visit. On the day on the retrieval, she held my hand while they administered the anesthesia and was right there when I woke up. After successfully turning all of the eggs she retrieved into embryos, we froze 100% of the embryos on day 3. We froze 3 times the number of embryos we should have according to average statistics - and I attribute that to how amazing Dr. Elassar is at her job. I'm just sad that I can't have Dr. Elassar as my doctor throughout pregnancy. She is that wonderful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Just know that you're in wonderful hands and will be cared for in the best way possible. I really don't think you'll find a better Doctor than Dr. Elassar.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
She is just wonderful. I've honestly never had a doctor be so kind and caring as Dr. Elassar. She learns everything about you and your background, explains everything about both your reproductive system and the procedures she plans to do with you in detail, and is always available. You always see her when you go in to the office as well which I really appreciated. She called me or emailed me daily after the procedure to see how I was doing.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
She had me doing Gonal F 300 & Menopur 150 every day up until trigger shot day. She monitored my levels via a blood test daily for all 12 days leading up to retrieval in case she needed to modify the dosages. During that appointment, she also used the ultrasound to measure how well the follicle were growing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
They are the best. Dr. Elassar takes the quality of her staff very seriously and it shows. She has the best nurses I've ever met. I have very small veins that are notoriously tough to find. Her nurses were able to access them every day for 12 days straight with no issues. That's honestly never happened to me. They're also all really sweet and caring. They knew all about me and would also email with me to check in on me. Wonderful people.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
It's clean, well lit, and easy to get to in midtown. They always saw me on time or within 5 minutes of my scheduled appointment. They're also super flexible with appointments, which is important when you're going there every day for over a week straight. Dr. Elassar will squeeze you in as needed. Most doctor just would not do that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
All in, including egg retrieval, embryos creation and embryos freezing and storage, it cost $14k. If you want to do PGS, it's another $3.5k. My insurance covered the medications, which I hear can be about $4-5k.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

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2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 IVF
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Elassar gives you an exceptional personalized experience. She is 100% in it with you and makes you feel like you are her only patient. She did all my monitoring, she followed up with results, she did my egg retrieval and embryo transfer...She also gives hugs when needed. From the first consultation, I felt so lucky to have found Dr. Elassar. She spent quite a while with my husband and I going through almost every detail of my previous IVF cycles explaining things to me that my previous Doctor had not.
from the front desk [at New York City IVF] to the nurses, are a bunch of really fabulous people who were always there supporting me and rooting me on...The office was clean, modern with the latest equipment. 99% of the time I was seen in minutes. When I had questions about billing they sat down with me and went over everything. They do not take insurance but most insurances don't cove IVF anyway. Their pricing for IVF was super reasonable and they worked with my out of network insurance coverage to get the cost office visits down pretty low.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
My whole experience with Dr. Elassar was truly amazing. Besides being a brilliant doctor she is also an incredibly supportive and kind person. Her whole team, from the front desk to the nurses, are a bunch of really fabulous people who were always there supporting me and rooting me on. After 2 failed IVF rounds at RMA of NY it was time for a change and Dr. Elassar was a breath of fresh air. No waiting rooms filled to the brim. No seeing a different doctor every visit. No being treated like a number. Dr. Elassar gives you an exceptional personalized experience. She is 100% in it with you and makes you feel like you are her only patient. She did all my monitoring, she followed up with results, she did my egg retrieval and embryo transfer. She also gives hugs when needed. From the first consultation, I felt so lucky to have found Dr. Elassar. She spent quite a while with my husband and I going through almost every detail of my previous IVF cycles explaining things to me that my previous Doctor had not. I’m sure there are many good fertility doctors in NYC but Dr. Elassar is really just one of a kind. After one round of IFV with I’m almost 8 weeks pregnant with twins. I’m a week out from moving on to an OB and just thinking about having to leave her is making me tear up right now. She is truly an incredible person and doctor. I'm beyond grateful for her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr Elassar gives you an exceptional personalized experience. She is 100% in it with you and makes you feel like you are her only patient. She did all my monitoring, she followed up with results, she did my egg retrieval and embryo transfer.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
First, she put me on birth control for about 2 weeks to get my FSH down before started stims. At the same time, I also used topical testosterone to improve egg quality. After my FHS was low enough we went right into stims and it took about 2 weeks for my eggs to be ready for retrieval. We used a Follistim, Menopur and Ganirelix protocol. Timing is EVERYTHING with IVF and having Dr. Elassar keeping a close eye on them we got great results 9 eggs which ended in 5 A/B rated embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
Her whole team, from the front desk to the nurses, are a bunch of really fabulous people who were always there supporting me and rooting me on.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
The office was clean, modern with the latest equipment. 99% of the time I was seen in minutes. When I had questions about billing they sat down with me and went over everything. They do not take insurance but most insurances don't cove IVF anyway. Their pricing for IVF was super reasonable and they worked with my out of network insurance coverage to get the cost office visits down pretty low.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
$450 consultation. $80 per visit using my out of network coverage. IVF $12,000. $100 per month for frozen embryos
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
She talked to me about what the protocol is for someone my age which was 2 embryos. She explained the risk of multiples and I was ok with it so we moved forward. I don't think she would ever force it on someone if they were not comfortable with it.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

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2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 38
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr Elassar was the one who saw me each time for monitoring which is somewhat unusual...The doctor seemed very nice the first consult and then when it came to the other appointments it was more like we were a nuisance to her, and her recommendation I later found out was not a best practice (to ignore investigating a fibroid - which I later had to have removed before any treatment - she wanted me to just move straight into treatment...I felt that she not only lacked compassion but worst of all, didn’t answer questions and made us feel like we were a nuisance by asking them. She was cold hearted and her recommendations were contradicting.
the office [New York City IVF] was very good at sending all medical records and Dr Elassar was the one who saw me each time for monitoring which is somewhat unusual. Very disappointing and hope other women don’t have to go through the same... The doctor seemed very nice the first consult and then when it came to the other appointments it was more like we were a nuisance to her, and her recommendation I later found out was not a best practice (to ignore investigating a fibroid - which I later had to have removed before any treatment - she wanted me to just move straight into treatment (more money for her)).
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
I felt that she not only lacked compassion but worst of all, didn’t answer questions and made us feel like we were a nuisance by asking them. She was cold hearted and her recommendations were contradicting. She charges a fortune and I would expect her level of customer service especially with sensitive issues to be at the same level. Extremely disappointed and would hope that people don’t have to go through the same expensive mistake as we did. Find a doctor who believes in you and makes you feel like they are thinking about everything deeply and in a holistic manner. I don’t need things sugar coated but I want a doctor who is happy to answer my questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Don’t be fooled by the 5th ave stylish offices (remember, this is part of what your money is funding); find a clinic and doctor where you feel treated like a human and are comfortable asking your questions. On the plus side, the office was very good at sending all medical records and Dr Elassar was the one who saw me each time for monitoring which is somewhat unusual. Very disappointing and hope other women don’t have to go through the same.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar came highly recommended but was truly so inhumane as she spoke to us. She seemed annoyed when we asked questions, she delivered information without any heart and in a condescending manner.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Sharing of your records without charging you is helpful, but more helpful would be a patient portal. I think I’ve answered this in other places. The office is central. If being in a fancy swanky stylish office in a ‘cool’ location is important to you and you don’t mind knowing it’s part of what you’re paying for, this is your place. If you do go here, don’t be afraid to ask your questions. The doctor seemed very nice the first consult and then when it came to the other appointments it was more like we were a nuisance to her, and her recommendation I later found out was not a best practice (to ignore investigating a fibroid - which I later had to have removed before any treatment - she wanted me to just move straight into treatment (more money for her)).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
I don’t remember exact costs but I believe the first consult was $400.
What specific things went wrong at New York City IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
0
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
0
Clinic
New York City IVF
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
LGBTQ+
LGBTQ+
Verified
Verified

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2018, Consult
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 31
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ+
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
We had a good first consultation with Dr Alassar. She seemed very thorough going over my history. My partner and I were wanting to move into IVF but we didn't get too much info about this on the first consult....After leaving we emailed some additional questions that we felt would help us in making a decision whether to proceed with the clinic for the 20k IVF cycle. Some of these were answered over email... On the next visit we were taken by a nurse at the front desk and put in an ultrasound room without any information about what we were doing.
The front desk woman was very helpful over email and very nice to deal with in person. The clinic itself [New York City IVF] is very nice and comfortable. We didn't pursue treatment here because of our negative interaction with Dr Elassar so I can't speak too much to the facilities but the monitoring room where I had an ultrasound was fine....They left us in the room waiting for the doctor for 40 mins while the lights kept turning out. No one told us anything and we began to feel quite frustrated and not know what was going on
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
This was our second clinic and we were looking for somewhere with better communication and with a doctor we felt trustworthy. We had a good first consultation with Dr Alassar. She seemed very thorough going over my history. My partner and I were wanting to move into IVF but we didn't get too much info about this on the first consult. None the less we felt pretty good about the doctor and the clinic. After leaving we emailed some additional questions that we felt would help us in making a decision whether to proceed with the clinic for the 20k IVF cycle. Some of these were answered over email but we were told we could go over everything with the doctor on our next visit. On the next visit we were taken by a nurse at the front desk and put in an ultrasound room without any information about what we were doing. They said "take your pants off and watch this video" and put on a 5 min video about IVF medication without explaining anything to us. They left us in the room waiting for the doctor for 40 mins while the lights kept turning out. No one told us anything and we began to feel quite frustrated and not know what was going on. Finally when Dr Alassar came to the room to see us it was her that seemed annoyed at us. I don't know if she was just very busy that day but she was very rude and not apologetic in the slightest. When we tried to ask certain questions about what to expect moving forward with an ivf cycle she was very dismissive, patronizing and rushed in her responses. We were completely shocked and never returned to the clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Be firm in asking for the information you need. You are entitled to this and any good doctor should answer the questions and concerns you put forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
We were rushed through and felt like we had no time for questions
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
On the one visit they put us in a room without communicating anything and left us there for 40 mins
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
The front desk woman was very helpful over email and very nice to deal with in person. The clinic itself is very nice and comfortable. We didn't pursue treatment here because of our negative interaction with Dr Elassar so I can't speak too much to the facilities but the monitoring room where I had an ultrasound was fine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
Had we proceeded with IVF, costs were roughly 20k for a cycle +5k for meds
0
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
New York City IVF
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified
Verified

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2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
5 Embryo Freezing
European
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Elassar] performs every scan and every procedure, follows up immediately with results/next steps, and is available over email constantly. She knew my file by heart within the first few visits, and at every appointment, she was interested not only in discussing treatment steps but also how I was doing and how my husband was doing. She is very matter-of-fact in her approach, but she also makes us laugh every visit, and continually makes us feel like we are her only patients.
The office [New York City IVF] is small, so the whole staff knows you by name—there is never any trouble getting appointments or prescriptions, and they are very responsive to emails/calls as well. The atmosphere is relaxed (as much as it can be), and you never feel as if you are being rushed out the door.... They are all extraordinarily caring, from the receptionist to the nurses, and make the whole process so much easier.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
My husband and I decided to see a fertility specialist just for peace of mind after we had been trying for six months with no success. We picked Dr. Elassar based on her reviews and how close her office was to my work, and I am so grateful every day that we did. From the first appointment/scans through our most recent egg retrieval, she has been nothing short of wonderful through every stage—walking us through each step of the process, answering emails at all times (nights, weekends; it makes no difference), and providing endless support. Her warmth and compassion over the past ten months we have been undergoing treatment have made the entire process so much more bearable—at every visit (and there have been many), she greets me with a smile, and appointments have become a welcome break in the work day rather than something to dread. She is incredibly kind and brilliant and we are so thankful for her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Do not hesitate, it would be impossible to find a better doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar is the only fertility specialist we’ve ever seen, so I don’t have experience with the larger clinics/how they’re run, but I cannot imagine going through this with any other doctor. She performs every scan and every procedure, follows up immediately with results/next steps, and is available over email constantly. She knew my file by heart within the first few visits, and at every appointment, she was interested not only in discussing treatment steps but also how I was doing and how my husband was doing. She is very matter-of-fact in her approach, but she also makes us laugh every visit, and continually makes us feel like we are her only patients.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
As wonderful as the doctor. They are all extraordinarily caring, from the receptionist to the nurses, and make the whole process so much easier.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
The office is small, so the whole staff knows you by name—there is never any trouble getting appointments or prescriptions, and they are very responsive to emails/calls as well. The atmosphere is relaxed (as much as it can be), and you never feel as if you are being rushed out the door.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

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2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Elassar is one of those people in the world who is living her calling. She is a natural born healer. As a result, her practice is a reflection of who she is as an individual: Brilliant, kind, dedicated, determined, and an absolute angel. ... I believe she is an empath with an Einstein-like genius and passion for her vocation. ... Put simply, Dr. Elassar is the best doctor I have ever had. ...
All staff at the clinic [New York City IVF]... are cheerful, kind, professional and very diligent. ... Everyone here is excellent. Not a bad egg among them. ... The clinic is absolutely pristine and quite fancy. Of the doctor's offices I've visited, it's certainly the nicest. ... Based on my research, the costs at this clinic are commensurate with the standard costs of the procedures involved ...
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Put simply, Dr. Elassar is the best doctor I have ever had. I believe she is an empath with an Einstein-like genius and passion for her vocation. If that is not the ultimate combination for a doctor, I don't know what is. When my husband and I were looking for a doctor, we reviewed hundreds of bios all across the country, and interviewed several other doctors. My hope in writing this review is that my words will provide you the confidence to call Dr. Elassar without hesitation as once you meet her, you will be so relieved to know she exists and you will never look back.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Not to hesitate in consulting with her! This process is filled with so much sacrifice and uncertainty. The only thing you can really do for yourself is to take the journey with the right person.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar is one of those people in the world who is living her calling. She is a natural born healer. As a result, her practice is a reflection of who she is as an individual: Brilliant, kind, dedicated, determined, and an absolute angel. If only Dr. Elassar could be cloned and trained in every medical speciality I would ever need, I would never have another doctor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF.
All staff at the clinic, like Dr. Elassar, are cheerful, kind, professional and very diligent. How could it be possible to enjoy going to a fertility clinic? Well, I did. Everyone here is excellent. Not a bad egg among them.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
The clinic is absolutely pristine and quite fancy. Of the doctor's offices I've visited, it's certainly the nicest. However, if Dr. Elassar was treating clients out of a studio apartment on a 7th floor walk-up, I would hire her there as well. This woman is an angel. The fact that her clinic also looks like the waiting room of heaven is simply a bonus.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
Based on my research, the costs at this clinic are commensurate with the standard costs of the procedures involved, though I have no doubt that Dr. Elassar could command much higher rates if she chose too.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2nd of 2 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Elassar knows my file inside out, and despite my complicated medical history (thyroid disease) and age (early 40s) she did not write me off and went to great lengths customizing protocols for me. I was able to get pregnant because of the protocols she designed for me. She is very hands-on and has a no-nonsense down-to-earth approach, which is very refreshing and reassuring. You immediately get the feeling that you're in very good hands.
[NYCIVF is an] Excellent clinic. It feels like a personalized boutique experience and not a mass-production impersonal factory approach. Also, they are careful to give a lot of individual attention to each person. I have never felt rushed, and there are never more than 1-2 people in the waiting room. They go over everything in great detail and help you with whatever you need, whether it's ordering prescriptions or working with your insurance.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Not only is Dr. Alyaa Elassar amazingly competent and knowledgeable, she is very caring and puts the patient's well-being (mental, physical, financial) above everything else. She takes the time to explain things in great detail, and customizes personalized treatment to one's specific needs, rather than mass-production factory approaches. Dr. Elassar knows my file inside out, and despite my complicated medical history (thyroid disease) and age (early 40s) she did not write me off and went to great lengths customizing protocols for me. I was able to get pregnant because of the protocols she designed for me. She is very hands-on and has a no-nonsense down-to-earth approach, which is very refreshing and reassuring. You immediately get the feeling that you're in very good hands. Not to mention she responds to emails very promptly even at odd hours and nights and weekends. I recommend her wholeheartedly!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
She puts the patient's well-being above everything else. She knows my file inside out. She is caring and kind.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
Excellent care. Very skilled. I have very thin veins, making it generally difficult to draw blood. In fact generally each time I get blood work done I have bad bruises. Dr. Elassar's medical assistant Adilen is highly skilled and was able to draw my blood every time without a single bruise! The staff all have a pleasant and friendly demeanor, and are very helpful. They are also very prompt and efficient with respect to calling in prescriptions and scheduling appointments, etc.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Excellent clinic. It feels like a personalized boutique experience and not a mass-production impersonal factory approach. Also, they are careful to give a lot of individual attention to each person. I have never felt rushed, and there are never more than 1-2 people in the waiting room. They go over everything in great detail and help you with whatever you need, whether it's ordering prescriptions or working with your insurance.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
My insurance covered most of the costs, I had to pay a co-pay. Certain procedures were not covered by insurance so I paid out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Alyaa Elassar] clearly explained that we may need a few rounds to adjust the medication for better stimulation and when we got to the right meds all went as planned with good implementation...is in every detail and closely manages everything. She does all the scans herself and clearly communicates what she sees. She is also always interested in the wellbeing of the patient, follows up after every treatment. She is available 24 hours a day and always sends lab results to you the same day as they come in with clear next steps
[The nursing staff at New York City IVF is] Extremity nice and responsive. easy to communicate with for appointments, prescriptions and any requests...She [Dr. Alyaa Elassar] had a preference to use 2 embryos in our case but she likely has a very personalized recommendation based on various factors...Clinic is new, clean and organized. the facility is equipped with all the surgical needs, 2 scan rooms, offices with plenty of space to sit down and review results, go through procedures, medications and also live video
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr Elassar is in every detail and closely manages everything. She does all the scans herself and clearly communicates what she sees. She is also always interested in the wellbeing of the patient, follows up after every treatment. She is available 24 hours a day and always sends lab results to you the same day as they come in with clear next steps. She clearly explained that we may need a few rounds to adjust the medication for better stimulation and when we got to the right meds all went as planned with good implementation. unfortunately the pregnancy did not last past 9 weeks but we will continue to try again with Dr Elassar We are lucky to have her and hope to get the result we want soon.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
the personal care is worth the time and the perhaps additional payment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr Elassar has genuine compassion and is very personal and caring
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
First cycle - birth control pills 2 weeks then gonal-F 300 + Menopur 150 (not good stimulation, cancelled after a few days) 2nd cycle - estrogen patches, then gonal-F 300 + Menopur 150 (better stimulation, but early ovulation, cancelled cycle) 3rd cycle - birth control pills 2 weeks + testosterone gel then Lupron + gonal-F 200 + Menopur 150 (good stimulation + retrieval + pregnancy)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
Extremity nice and responsive. easy to communicate with for appointments, prescriptions and any requests
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
Clinic is new, clean and organized. the facility is equipped with all the surgical needs, 2 scan rooms, offices with plenty of space to sit down and review results, go through procedures, medications and also live video
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
She had a preference to use 2 embryos in our case but she likely has a very personalized recommendation based on various factors
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
1 IVF
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Elassar is a magician and and is the most caring and nicest I have ever experienced. People come to see her from all over the world so I feel privileged to be her patient - she is really best in class. She got me confident and optimistic right away - she is clearly at the front edge of all newest research and technologies. There was never a question she couldn't answer or support with data. She remembered all my personal details and numbers on top off her head. She is incredibly professional but personal and approachable at the same time. I cannot recommend her enough and will come to her for another baby!
NYC IVF is a great place - doesn't have the 'hospital feel' so it is very comfortable to be there. The admin staff is very caring and attentive, knows all patients by name (this is a small clinic). Towards the end, I felt like I was coming to a friend's house rather than to a doctors office.... All of the staff was incredibly helpful and caring. The bloodwork didn't even bother me that much!
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr Elassar is a magician and and is the most caring and nicest I have ever experienced. People come to see her from all over the world so I feel privileged to be her patient - she is really best in class. She got me confident and optimistic right away - she is clearly at the front edge of all newest research and technologies. There was never a question she couldn't answer or support with data. She remembered all my personal details and numbers on top off her head. She is incredibly professional but personal and approachable at the same time. I cannot recommend her enough and will come to her for another baby!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Don't get overwhelmed at your first visit! Just trust her experience, you will learn more along the way and she will guide you carefully.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr Elassar was pretty much available 24/7 for any questions I had along the way and could see me on short notice even on weekends when it was needed. She is the most kind and supportive doctor I ever met. Cannot recommend her enough!
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
Used Gonal and Cetrotide to mature eggs for retrieval which worked great, although my hormone level was growing a bit slow so we did not do the Lupron shot. I had a very high number of eggs (22) with high success rate (ended up with 8 embryos, several very high quality). We froze the embryos to do the transfer next cycle because I wasn't feeling great (and because we did not use Lupron at the end). Transferred one embryo and it worked the first time! Have been adjusting the dose of estrogen along the way, as well as progesterone and increasing my TSH synthoid (I have a thyroid issue so Dr Elassar monitored my TSH and adjusted the dose progressively). Everything is going great!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
All of the staff was incredibly helpful and caring. The bloodwork didn't even bother me that much!
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
NYC IVF is a great place - doesn't have the 'hospital feel' so it is very comfortable to be there. The admin staff is very caring and attentive, knows all patients by name (this is a small clinic). Towards the end, I felt like I was coming to a friend's house rather than to a doctors office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
I had insurance cover most of it
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
We decided to go with one embryo because I am still under 35 and we were ready to take our chances vs potentially getting multiple births. Dr Elassar explained all the statistics and our odds very carefully which we appreciated.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 32
1 IVF
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
During my visit with Dr. Elassar, I was treated with utmost care. She was very prompt in responding to emails and I was able to resolve any of my questions for the doctor on the same day... She is a very knowledgable, kind-hearted and caring doctor. She has a customized approach for each couple. She also laid the potential options for us, clearly communicated the details when we had to take a big decision for embryo transfer. She is prompt in responding to emails any time of the day and that helped me to clarify any doubts I had while undergoing this process. She made it so easier and better despite the stress you undergo with this whole process. It was really sad on the day when I graduated from her facility. She also showed her concern and asked me to give updates on how our pregnancy has been progressing.
It [New York City IVF] was a nice and clean facility. All blood tests, regular monitoring, egg retrieval and embryo transfer was at the same location. Great doctor and staffs. All are friendly and caring as well. This facility made me feel comfortable and important throughout the whole process...The nursing staff was kind, accommodating for medical appointments, supportive throughout the process and prompt in taking care of medications, refills, blood tests.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
I was fortunate enough to meet with this doctor and the best decision we took after failed IUIs/IVF at another facility. On our first visit, she took the time to understand my previous medical history and gave us the confidence to start the second round of IVF. Her words gave us so much trust right from the beginning we met her and we always thought that this second attempt would work. She is a very knowledgable, kind-hearted and caring doctor. She has a customized approach for each couple. She also laid the potential options for us, clearly communicated the details when we had to take a big decision for embryo transfer. She is prompt in responding to emails any time of the day and that helped me to clarify any doubts I had while undergoing this process. She made it so easier and better despite the stress you undergo with this whole process. It was really sad on the day when I graduated from her facility. She also showed her concern and asked me to give updates on how our pregnancy has been progressing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Be prepared with the list of questions that you would want to ask the doctor and be informed. Have trust in this doctor !! My husband and I were extremely happy with the whole process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
During my visit with Dr. Elassar, I was treated with utmost care. She was very prompt in responding to emails and I was able to resolve any of my questions for the doctor on the same day.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
I was given Lupron, Menopur and Gonal-f and did a fresh embryo transfer. After the transfer, I continued with the progesterone in oil injection until 8 weeks before moving to ob/gyn.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
The nursing staff was kind, accommodating for medical appointments, supportive throughout the process and prompt in taking care of medications, refills, blood tests.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
It was a nice and clean facility. All blood tests, regular monitoring, egg retrieval and embryo transfer was at the same location. Great doctor and staffs. All are friendly and caring as well. This facility made me feel comfortable and important throughout the whole process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
Be prepared for the costs to be higher considering the standards and also compared to other facilities, the entire process is slightly higher priced. But you get more than what you pay for.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
9
Clinic
New York City IVF
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Elassar is incredibly competent. She is straightforward and very clearly explains the advantages and disadvantages of any given course of treatment, which made us feel comfortable and confident in our decisions. She always has time to answer questions and to explain again anything that is complicated or confusing.... She may seem a bit brusque the first time you meet her, but she is very caring and compassionate. Don't let her direct manner turn you away- she is the best!
The clinic [New York City IVF] is small - Dr. Elassar was the only doctor when we were there, and there were 2 or so nurses. This meant we got personal treatment every time we came. I never felt like a "number" and was always seen promptly at my appointment time. I felt the small size of the clinic was a huge plus, though I suppose some people might feel more comfortable in a larger practice.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
She is very direct and no-nonsense, which we very much appreciated during the stressful experience that is seeing a fertility doctor. She always has time to answer questions and was available whenever we needed her outside of our appointments. She explains everything clearly so that we could evaluate what the best course of action was for us, and while she makes her opinions known about what course of action to take, she is clear that the choice is always in our hands. I found her to be an excellent doctor and a lovely person.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
She may seem a bit brusque the first time you meet her, but she is very caring and compassionate. Don't let her direct manner turn you away- she is the best!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr Elassar is incredibly competent. She is straightforward and very clearly explains the advantages and disadvantages of any given course of treatment, which made us feel comfortable and confident in our decisions. She always has time to answer questions and to explain again anything that is complicated or confusing.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
We were diagnosed with unexplained fertility, and because we were older (I was 36 and my husband was 49), she encouraged us to go straight to IVF using an agonist cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New York City IVF.
The nursing staff was incredibly patient - explaining multiple times the correct way to give the shots, etc. They were to a person compassionate, warm, and always available for questions.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
The clinic is small - Dr. Elassar was the only doctor when we were there, and there were 2 or so nurses. This meant we got personal treatment every time we came. I never felt like a "number" and was always seen promptly at my appointment time. I felt the small size of the clinic was a huge plus, though I suppose some people might feel more comfortable in a larger practice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
I believe the total cost was between $10,000 and $15,000.
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
She strongly recommended single embryo transfer because of the risk of complications from multiples, but was clear that the decision was in our hands.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
LGBTQ+
LGBTQ+
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
1 Egg Freezing
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Elassar is a wonderful person. She is intelligent, thoughtful, funny, and very focused on the project at hand. I felt completely confident in her abilities and totally comfortable in her care....She didn't condescend at all, but treated me like a peer...She always tested my blood and then adjusted the dose. She was available on email all the time, even when I wrote to her at 7pm with an inquiry and needed a response by 7:30pm...She is gracious, warm, and thoughtful. She is direct and always compassionate. She clearly loves what she does.
This is a great practice. Its grand midtown offices could be a little intimidating at first, because they schedule the appointments so that there is rarely anyone else waiting, but you'll get over that at first. It's a very personal practice...Adilen is a very warm and reassuring presence, with a good sense of humor and a great manner, who was always completely prepared and good at her job. She took blood all the time, but I never got bruised or anything.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr Elassar is a wonderful person. She is intelligent, thoughtful, funny, and very focused on the project at hand. I felt completely confident in her abilities and totally comfortable in her care. I wasn't even sure I was going to proceed with anything when I first met her - I was just checking it out - but she was so clearly trustworthy and smart that when she recommended that I go forward, I decided to do it, and I only started liking her more from then. She is gracious, warm, and thoughtful. She is direct and always compassionate. She clearly loves what she does.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Don't be intimidated by the office. You'll develop very personal relationships with the people here.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
in her explanations about what was going on. She didn't condescend at all, but treated me like a peer, someone equally interested in the topic and equally intelligent. Then - when I was as interested as she but certainly not as intelligent! - she was patient and good-natured about explaining things in great detail. I felt that getting to know me as a person was a priority of hers, as well as a natural inclination. She always had time for me. She was open and friendly about taking about the process, as well as talking about other things. She seemed invested in the whole project of my relationship and me having a family, which really meant a lot.
Describe the protocols Alyaa Elassar used in your cycles at New York City IVF and their degree of success.
Dr. Elassar just did a pretty basic egg retrieval for me. She tested my blood to decide how much hormones to give me, gave me the minimum always. Oh! She put me on birth control for a couple days before I began the process because I was going to get my period over Thanksgiving and that way I could still do the retrieval in November. Then she allowed me to stay on the birth control for a few more days because I had an event I wanted to go to on the projected day of the harvest. She was totally non-judgmental about that and what it was (it was a holiday party, so pretty frivolous to be moving a medical procedure because of, but she didn't ask and I'm sure would have said that was a perfectly fine reason). Once i went on the hormones, it was pretty simple. I just went and checked in with her every couple days so she could make sure things were going according to plan. She always tested my blood and then adjusted the dose. She was available on email all the time, even when I wrote to her at 7pm with an inquiry and needed a response by 7:30pm because of the timing. So we did those hormones for the expected number of days and then she gave me the final triggering injection I needed to take. I did that, then she checked on me again and gave me a little more of that one. Then she did the procedure the next day! I had fewer side effects than I expected on every leg of the process, especially the recovery from the procedure. Results were good. I got a bunch of eggs and then most of them ended up successfully frozen (more than 20)
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF. (Assigned nurse: adilen hindi)
Adilen is a very warm and reassuring presence, with a good sense of humor and a great manner, who was always completely prepared and good at her job. She took blood all the time, but I never got bruised or anything.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
This is a great practice. Its grand midtown offices could be a little intimidating at first, because they schedule the appointments so that there is rarely anyone else waiting, but you'll get over that at first. It's a very personal practice and Dr Elassar sets a tone of kind, optimistic intelligence and order.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF.
$8000 plus drop costs
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
1 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Elassar] made the IVF journey seem almost easy. She set my medication dosage exactly as was needed in order to stimulate me appropriately in order to get the most mature eggs, but was very careful to never overstimulate me and put my health at risk. Because of this I always truly felt great. She monitored me extremely carefully from the beginning to the end of my IVF journey constantly. She was always kind, came in with a smile and was always uplifting and reassuring.
I always felt comfortable [with the nurses at NYCIVF] asking any and all questions, even some uncomfortable ones. They would always recognize my voice over the phone when I would call the office. It was a truly personalized experience. There was never any issue getting an appointment at any time necessary. They were always extremely accommodating and sweet...The nurse and office manager were the most kind and pleasant ladies. They began to feel like friends.
How was your experience with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar is so incredibly knowledgeable, personable, compassionate and has a kind, warm heart and a beautiful soul. She is an excellent communicator and makes sure you understand everything along the way. She made the IVF journey seem almost easy. She set my medication dosage exactly as was needed in order to stimulate me appropriately in order to get the most mature eggs, but was very careful to never overstimulate me and put my health at risk. Because of this I always truly felt great. She monitored me extremely carefully from the beginning to the end of my IVF journey constantly. She was always kind, came in with a smile and was always uplifting and reassuring. She was always immediately available by email to answer any and all questions day or night. When we found out that I was pregnant after my first embryo transfer, she was genuinely so happy for me, like a best friend would be. I could not have ever imagined such a wonderful and pleasant experience. Dr. Elassar was truly God sent. My husband and I will be forever grateful to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
I would advise any prospective patient of Dr. Elassar to never hesitate for one second on using her as a doctor for all of their fertility needs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alyaa Elassar at New York City IVF?
Dr. Elassar felt like a close friend who was doing everything in her power to get me pregnant safely, all while monitoring my health very carefully and keeping my well being a high priority.
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York City IVF. (Assigned nurse: Adilen Hindi)
The nurse and office manager were the most kind and pleasant ladies. They began to feel like friends. I always felt comfortable asking any and all questions, even some uncomfortable ones. They would always recognize my voice over the phone when I would call the office. It was a truly personalized experience. There was never any issue getting an appointment at any time necessary. They were always extremely accommodating and sweet.
Describe your experience with New York City IVF.
I can not think of a single weakness for this clinic. Their strengths on the other hand are immeasurable. Everyone from the doctor, to the nurse, to the office manager are thorough, proactive, organized, extremely knowledgeable, never miss a single possible thing and always responsive by email day or night for any and all questions, and your experience is very personalized. You never feel like just a random patient or a number.
Describe Alyaa Elassar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York City IVF.
eSet was the choice my husband and I both had decided on ourselves. However, based on my young age (30) and good health, eSET happened to be the recommended approach for embryo transfer for someone in my age/health demographic as well.
10
Doctor
Alyaa Elassar
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
New York City IVF
Manhattan
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