Baruch Abittan

Extend Fertility

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
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
4.7
4.7
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
6.5
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
Commonwealth Medical College
Residency
North Shore University Hospital / Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Fellowship
Northwell Health Fertility

How Doctor Communicates

doctor available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Baruch Abittan works at

Extend Fertility
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 9%9.2

Explore Clinic
Extend
200 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

2 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
4 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Abittan is quick, comprehensive, relatable, and warm when responding to emailed questions. He also makes sure to check in and conduct office exams himself when in a difficult part of the cycle...I was concerned that he was not taking the difficulty of my personal medical situation seriously enough -- he seemed a little flippant. However, I found him to be a dedicated and caring clinician. I think he just has a .more upbeat attitude
The clinic [at Extend Fertility] is a friendly, easygoing environment. They are very forgiving if you run late, though this also means you may end up waiting for a while..avoid monitoring visits on Sundays -- if necessary, go as early as possible in the day. The clinic also allows children in the office, so be prepared to see babies on occasion, especially on Sundays...The nursing staff is friendly, compassionate, and expert
How was your experience with Baruch Abittan at Extend Fertility?
I found Dr. Abittan very personable, comforting, and competent during a difficult time. At our first meeting (consultation), I was concerned that he was not taking the difficulty of my personal medical situation seriously enough -- he seemed a little flippant. However, I found him to be a dedicated and caring clinician. I think he just has a more upbeat attitude. Other doctors may be more cautionary when discussing expectations. He has kindly and clearly answered all of my panicked questions. When I ask technical questions, he provides a solid, clear, evidence-based answer. I transferred to Extend Fertility from another clinic and did have to push a little for Extend to speak with my prior provider (beyond reading my medical chart) -- but I think this was a logistics issue. Once they connected, the providers were able to share helpful information with each other.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Baruch Abittan at Extend Fertility?
Dr. Abittan is a very upbeat person. Depending on your personality and given the uncertainties inherent to all fertility procedures, it may be helpful to remind yourself periodically of the possibility of negative outcomes, just to help maintain realistic expectations. Dr. Abittan will not lie or exaggerate, but he seems more likely to emphasize the positives -- actually usually very helpful during these stressful procedures.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Baruch Abittan at Extend Fertility?
Dr. Abittan is quick, comprehensive, relatable, and warm when responding to emailed questions. He also makes sure to check in and conduct office exams himself when in a difficult part of the cycle. (Otherwise, sonographers and other physicians may conduct monitoring exams.) He is very upbeat and optimistic -- at first, I thought this might be flippant, but it is just good, kind nature.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Extend Fertility.
The nursing staff is friendly, compassionate, and expert.
Describe your experience with Extend Fertility.
The clinic is a friendly, easygoing environment. They are very forgiving if you run late, though this also means you may end up waiting for a while in the waiting room for a monitoring visit or procedure. It can be anxiety-provoking to wait for a procedure (e.g. retrieval surgery), but the office is managing the time and your procedure will not fail because of a longer wait than expected. If possible, avoid monitoring visits on Sundays -- if necessary, go as early as possible in the day. The clinic also allows children in the office, so be prepared to see babies on occasion, especially on Sundays. This may be a little emotionally difficult if you are having a difficult time with your treatment.
10
Doctor
Baruch Abittan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Extend Fertility
Extend
NPS
Operations
4 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
2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 30
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We had a very positive experience with Dr. Abittan. He was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions clearly. He has a great bedside manner. He explained what he thought was going on and what the options were for us moving forward. He performed the procedure well, was kind and caring during the process and for us, the outcome was the best possible scenario. We now have a beautiful baby boy.
[Extend Fertility] Strengths - beautiful clinic, we never had to wait for long. Weaknesses - there wasn't one point of contact (we spoke to multiple nurses, and then we also had care-coordinator who we were sometimes in touch with)...The team were responsive and kind. However the follow up after visits and after the procedure was minimal. Thankfully we didn’t require much follow up in the end but it would have been really nice to have had someone reach out and check in after.
How was your experience with Baruch Abittan at Extend Fertility?
We had a very positive experience with Dr. Abittan. He was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions clearly. He has a great bedside manner. He explained what he thought was going on and what the options were for us moving forward. He performed the procedure well, was kind and caring during the process and for us, the outcome was the best possible scenario. We now have a beautiful baby boy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Baruch Abittan at Extend Fertility?
Be prepared with any and all questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Baruch Abittan at Extend Fertility?
Dr Abbitan, clearly explained everything to us, the procedure, likely outcomes etc. He was very patient and answered our questions.
Describe the protocols Baruch Abittan used in your cycles at Extend Fertility and their degree of success.
We were able to conceive after the minor surgical procedure I had without specific strategies relating to my cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Extend Fertility.
The team were responsive and kind. However the follow up after visits and after the procedure was minimal. Thankfully we didn’t require much follow up in the end but it would have been really nice to have had someone reach out and check in after.
Describe your experience with Extend Fertility.
Strengths - beautiful clinic, we never had to wait for long. Weaknesses - there wasn't one point of contact (we spoke to multiple nurses, and then we also had care-coordinator who we were sometimes in touch with).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Baruch Abittan at Extend Fertility.
We paid about 300 for an initial consult with a PA. We then paid 300 for a follow up saline ultrasound. The procedure we had cost 2000 dollars.
10
Doctor
Baruch Abittan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Extend Fertility
Extend
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5