Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 100%9.5
100% strongly recommend
2 reviews
Humanity
10
10
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6
6
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
7
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
Creighton University
Residency
University of Iowa
Fellowship
University of Iowa

How Doctor Communicates

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Abigail Mancuso works at

U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Rated 9.7
Strongly recommend: 95%Neutral: 3%Don't recommend: 3%9.7

Explore Clinic
Iowa City
1360 North Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

2 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Abigail Mancuso] was very patient and kind, she let us talk and ask questions....went through the entire process from start to finish...do a mock cycle to see if they can get my uterine lining thick enough for transfer...never gave me the feeling that we should lose hope, but just start on plan B
[U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care] are positive, answer your questions and provide information...were warm and welcoming...frustrating but is really out of their hands is how far out they schedule...is clean, the people are really nice, and I never have felt uncomfortable there.
How was your experience with Abigail Mancuso at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
She was very patient and kind, she let us talk and ask questions. She went through the entire process from start to finish (egg donor companies they work with, my personal history, the results from the last transfers we had attempted, the plan of action going forward, billing). She also seemed very knowledgeable and I like that she knew about my rare autoimmune disease(s). I felt really comfortable with her and wasn't anxious about asking questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Mancuso at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Schedule well ahead of time as she books out pretty far.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Mancuso at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
She took the time to review my previous history WITH my husband and I, explain results the previous clinic we worked with didn't review with us (ex: how thin my lining was) and then put together a plan for mock cycles, before we paid for anything, to make sure we could get the result we wanted (thick lining for embryo transfer). She was also familiar with my rare autoimmune disease which was really impressive to my husband and I. She took time to answer questions and never once made us feel rushed.
Describe the protocols Abigail Mancuso used in your cycles at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care and their degree of success.
Her course of action for myself was to do a mock cycle to see if they can get my uterine lining thick enough for transfer because apparently that was an issue the last couple of transfers I had. She had me start on estradiol orally and vaginally then come in for a lining check. When that didn't get us the results we wanted, she had me start on estrogen injections. She never gave me the feeling that we should lose hope, but just start on plan B. The process so far has been night and day different (in the BEST way) compared to the other clinic we worked with. They are positive, answer your questions and provide information we otherwise had to beg for at the other clinic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
They were warm and welcoming. It's like they know how intimidating and scary the process is. They explained everything very thoroughly and never made me feel 'alone' when I was getting testing done. I was never scared to ask questions or for clarification on things. I enjoy working with them.
Describe your experience with U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
The only thing that's frustrating but is really out of their hands is how far out they schedule. We had our first appointment scheduled at the beginning of August but had to reschedule because we had Covid. We weren't able to get in again until October 31 which was really hard, especially since this process is so long anyway. But again - out of their hands. Overall, the clinic is clean, the people are really nice, and I never have felt uncomfortable there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Mancuso at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
My insurance doesn't cover any infertility, so the cost is expensive. I believe with the donor eggs for a fresh cycle/transfer/etc. it was around 26k. We are still the middle of the process.
Describe Abigail Mancuso's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Her approach at first would be to do a single transfer vs. multiple because of my underlying health conditions and not putting too much stress on my body. Although that's not what I want, I appreciate her insight because she's protecting my health. If I continue to have losses, we will revisit. She never completely ruled it out but more that we'd revisit later if needed.
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Doctor
Abigail Mancuso
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Iowa City
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2023, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 30 - 32
3 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $500K+
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
After a difficult cycle, Dr. Mancuso called me personally and initiated the conversation by asking how I was feeling. She discussed next steps with me, letting me know that she fully supports whatever I choose to do. She has maintained optimism through this process, especially when it’s been hard for me to evaluate the bigger picture...She is compassionate. She is realistic but also maintains an optimistic outlook on the process. She presents all options to us, gives her expert opinion and makes sure we know that she will support whatever course we choose.
[U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care] Strengths: Very responsive to portal messages. They work quickly to coordinate treatments/get procedures on the schedule. They have a financial advisor that keeps track of benefits/gives recommendations on how to navigate your fertility benefits/costs of IVF, etc. Weaknesses: While mental health services are available through the clinic (description included on website), they don’t discuss them in person at your initial/follow-up appointments which I think would be helpful.
How was your experience with Abigail Mancuso at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Dr. Mancuso is always very patient with my husband and I. She answers all the questions we have fully. She is compassionate. She is realistic but also maintains an optimistic outlook on the process. She presents all options to us, gives her expert opinion and makes sure we know that she will support whatever course we choose.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Mancuso at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Write down any questions you may have in advance to help guide the appointment/tailor it to what you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Mancuso at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
After a difficult cycle, Dr. Mancuso called me personally and initiated the conversation by asking how I was feeling. She discussed next steps with me, letting me know that she fully supports whatever I choose to do. She has maintained optimism through this process, especially when it’s been hard for me to evaluate the bigger picture.
Describe the protocols Abigail Mancuso used in your cycles at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care and their degree of success.
1. Long Agonist Protocol (OCP, Leuprolide, Follistim, Menopur, Pregynl) was used initially given suspected endometriosis. ICSI utilized. This yielded 5 eggs; 5 of which fertilized normally with maturation of 2 blasts/embryos. 2. Short Antagonist Protocol (Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix, Pregynl) was used the second round. It was not felt that I had DOR after the first round but was felt that it might have been a little too suppressive. Hence the adjustment to the shorter antagonist protocol. ICSI utilized. This yielded 9 eggs, 5 of which fertilized normally with maturation of 2 blasts/embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
The nurses are always very patient with me. They answer all my questions completely. They are very responsive to portal messages. They provide reassurance when needed.
Describe your experience with U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Strengths: Very responsive to portal messages. They work quickly to coordinate treatments/get procedures on the schedule. They have a financial advisor that keeps track of benefits/gives recommendations on how to navigate your fertility benefits/costs of IVF, etc. Weaknesses: While mental health services are available through the clinic (description included on website), they don’t discuss them in person at your initial/follow-up appointments which I think would be helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Mancuso at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
IUI was approximately $400 per time (before insurance). IVF (including medications) was approximately $20,000 per cycle (before insurance).
Describe Abigail Mancuso's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Dr. Mancuso has appropriately recommended single embryo transfer given my age/perceived egg quality. She has given me the option of multiple embryo transfer and let me know she would support it if that’s what we wanted to do but was clear about the current guidelines/data.
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Doctor
Abigail Mancuso
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Iowa City
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5