Rated 6.8
Strongly recommend: 41%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 43%6.8
41% strongly recommend
47 reviews
Humanity
6.4
6.4
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
6.8
6.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.8
6.8
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
7.3
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
Emory
Residency
U of Pennsylvania
Fellowship
Cornell

How Doctor Communicates

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doctor, nurse available by directline
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doctor available by personal cell phone
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Steven Spandorfer works in 1 office at

Weill Cornell Medical College
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 12%8.8

Explore Clinic
Upper East Side, Main Office
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021

47 patient reviews

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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
5
Age 36 - 37
3 IUI
Endometriosis
East Asian
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Spandorfer] has many many patients and during appointments, I never saw him more than 5 minutes at a time...He's very nice and has a good bedside manner. However, I feel like he has so many patients that he has not suggested any out of the box treatment to me such as mini-IVF or different dosage of medications. I had to do some research and suggest different protocols.
The nurse [at Weill Cornell Medical College] told me that she had made an appointment for me the following day. However, when I got there, I didn't have an appointment. Luckily, I was able to see a doctor after waiting for an hour...It's a big clinic with many doctors available. However, I feel like it's a factory and I am just a number. They don't seem to try out of the box unconventional protocols unless patients suggest. You have to be on top of your bloodwork results and insurance authorizations. They don't really help you.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He's very nice and has a good bedside manner. However, I feel like he has so many patients that he has not suggested any out of the box treatment to me such as mini-IVF or different dosage of medications. I had to do some research and suggest different protocols.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Definitely do the research of other protocols and suggest to him. Do NOT stay in the same box as every one else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He has many many patients and during appointments, I never saw him more than 5 minutes at a time.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
He only tried conventional IUIs and conventional medicated IUIs with injections to retrieve eggs as per my suggestion. We are on our way to proceeding full on IVF next cycle if this cycle doesn't work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Cheryl)
I have to chase down and leave a message for results. Never get any calls on their own.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
It's a big clinic with many doctors available. However, I feel like it's a factory and I am just a number. They don't seem to try out of the box unconventional protocols unless patients suggest. You have to be on top of your bloodwork results and insurance authorizations. They don't really help you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Thus far, my IUI cycles have been covered by insurance including medications, so I was just responsible for co-pays. However, when I start a new cycle for IVF my insurance won't be covering it and it will cost a lot.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The nurse told me that she had made an appointment for me the following day. However, when I got there, I didn't have an appointment. Luckily, I was able to see a doctor after waiting for an hour.
5
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
5
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
3 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $500K+
Professor
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Spandorfer is an evidence-based scientist. He is not one to work anecdotally. If you ask questions in that vein he will shut you down quickly. I appreciated this. He made it clear that he was the expert and would work with what the studies had shown was proven to work and was safe. He was humane; after many tries and many disappointments and then a miscarriage he offered genuine compassion and also encouragement
The [Weill Cornell MC] clinic functions like a well-oiled machine. It is very efficient and business-like. The Drs all collaborate on most cases regarding protocols and monitoring is done by any one of the Drs on the team, so you are getting multiple minds, not just your Dr’s. The lab is supposedly world class...My insurance luckily converted a lot but we probably spent $10K.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Spandorfer is an evidence-based scientist. He is not one to work anecdotally. If you ask questions in that vein he will shut you down quickly. I appreciated this. He made it clear that he was the expert and would work with what the studies had shown was proven to work and was safe. He was humane; after many tries and many disappointments and then a miscarriage he offered genuine compassion and also encouragement. I trusted his judgement and rather liked him, too. He could be blunt though if he thought you were asking silly questions. I was more than happy to trust the guy who had gone to school for 8 years and done 8 years of residency/fellowship and then practiced for decades over my own guesses and internet searches.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Go to him if you want science, results, but are ok with not a lot of hand holding.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I definitely felt like a number - but you have to know that’s going to be the case when you sign up to receive treatment at a big research hospital. I was less concerned with bedside manner and more concerned with a facility that had cutting-edge treatments and results, which Cornell did. That said, I hung on Dr Spandorfer’s every word and he seemed to pick up on this and offer me encouragement and reassurance, probably because he genuinely believed I had a good chance at success.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I cannot remember the specific protocols. However I was young and had a lot of eggs and stimmed like a PCOS patient (but didn’t have PCOS). I had a lot of eggs but few good quality embryos. Dr Spandorfer thought it was a matter of finding the right protocol. After 2 failed IVFs Dr Spiandorfer did an exploratory laparoscopy and found a lot of endometriosis. After it was removed I got pregnant but had a miscarriage. We also did co-culture during that cycle and my eggs were MUCH better quality. I finally got pregnant and had a live birth with a frozen embryo. After this, I went on to have 3 more children naturally. I chalk up my success to the endometriosis removal. This is notable bc a lot of Drs would leave the endometriosis bc IVF is supposed to circumvent it. In my case Dr Spandorfer thought it might’ve been creating a toxic environment, and I think he might’ve been right.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic functions like a well-oiled machine. It is very efficient and business-like. The Drs all collaborate on most cases regarding protocols and monitoring is done by any one of the Drs on the team, so you are getting multiple minds, not just your Dr’s. The lab is supposedly world class.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance luckily converted a lot but we probably spent $10K.
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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Verified

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2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
4
Age 41
2 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
South Asian
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Spandorfer does not have a warm bedside manner. He is very matter-of-fact and not compassionate, especially for someone who has experienced a total of 7 miscarriages..... As someone with a more difficult case (due to numerous unexplained miscarriages), I was hoping to have someone who was more compassionate to my experience and offer his opinion on why he felt things didn't work out. Dr. Spandorfer doesn't volunteer much information and to get any answers, you really have to ask him. Even then, his answers are extremely brief.
The one thing I hate the most about the nursing team [at Weill Cornell Medical College], is that you can't call and directly speak to someone. The number you dial is their VM, so you leave a message and someone calls you back. If you work, which I do, this often leads to a lot of phone tag - which is annoying to deal with while you are going through a cycle and stressed as is.... Monitoring hours in NYC can have very long wait time! I typically waitied at least 1 hour
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer came highly recommended to me by a friend who had previously used him and now has two babies. As someone with a more difficult case (due to numerous unexplained miscarriages), I was hoping to have someone who was more compassionate to my experience and offer his opinion on why he felt things didn't work out. Dr. Spandorfer doesn't volunteer much information and to get any answers, you really have to ask him. Even then, his answers are extremely brief.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
If you don't need much hand-holding and want someone to just get straight to the point, without explanation, Dr. Spandorfer is great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer does not have a warm bedside manner. He is very matter-of-fact and not compassionate, especially for someone who has experienced a total of 7 miscarriages.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The one thing I hate the most about the nursing team, is that you can't call and directly speak to someone. The number you dial is their VM, so you leave a message and someone calls you back. If you work, which I do, this often leads to a lot of phone tag - which is annoying to deal with while you are going through a cycle and stressed as is.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Well oiled machine! Monitoring hours in NYC can have very long wait time! I typically waitied at least 1 hour
Describe Steven Spandorfer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Due to my many failed pregnancies, we transferred 3 embryos during a fresh transfer.
6
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
4
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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Verified

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2013 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41 - 45
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We have been very happy with him [Dr. Steven Spandorfer]. He has been straightforward and responsive. He did a great job stimulating me and getting lots of eggs. Once we realized it was truly an egg quality issue, he led us through the donor process. We miscarried twice after a donor transfer. Once from a Cvs and once from a genetic abnormality and he was extremely compassionate...Be proactive. Ask him questions and call. He always responds in a timely manner.
Until my last fet they [nurses at Cornell] were compassionate, responsive , supportive and honest. In my last fet there was a new nurse and i was not impressed. I do not think she understood my history and case and twice her instructions were wrong. This was the first problem I ever had at the clinic...It was a cattle call and umpersonable. Often you would wait for over an hour. However after a few rounds I knew certain nurses who would help rush me through if I was in a rush.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
We have been very happy with him. He has been straightforward and responsive. He did a great job stimulating me and getting lots of eggs. Once we realized it was truly an egg quality issue, he led us through the donor process. We miscarried twice after a donor transfer. Once from a Cvs and once from a genetic abnormality and he was extremely compassionate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be proactive. Ask him questions and call. He always responds in a timely manner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer was amazing. The whole process where they scream your name in a waiting room was not great.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Menepur, follistim, gonal f, ganirelex and poi . No Lupton. For fet we did estrogen patches and poi.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Jackie and cheryl)
Until my last fet they were compassionate, responsive , supportive and honest. In my last fet there was a new nurse and i was not impressed. I do not think she understood my history and case and twice her instructions were wrong. This was the first problem I ever had at the clinic.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell has a great lab, great team and is organized, but you are one of hundreds. You wait in the morning while they call your name. You must be proactive.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It was a cattle call and umpersonable. Often you would wait for over an hour. However after a few rounds I knew certain nurses who would help rush me through if I was in a rush.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I mostly had insurance, but I think each round of Ivf was around 20,000 and the donor was 35,000. Get were 5,000.
10
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
3 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
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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Verified

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2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 35
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He was condescending and always in a rush. When i went in for my first sonogram post positive pregnancy test and he didn't see what he was expecting to see, he was insensitive and brief and left the room abruptly. We felt helpless and abandoned and I switched doctors immediately.
They barely knew who I was and it was obvious. The doctor didn't take the time to go over my questions and concerns and prescribed me the wrong dose of synthroid without being able to monitor me for it.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I did not like him. He was condescending and always in a rush. When i went in for my first sonogram post positive pregnancy test and he didn't see what he was expecting to see, he was insensitive and brief and left the room abruptly. We felt helpless and abandoned and I switched doctors immediately.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Go to him only if you literally do not care about bedside manner and you don't mind being treated like a number.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He didn't know my name. He barely took the time to answer my questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It was hard to get anyone to spend more than 30 seconds with me. They were all very hurried and when I went in for monitoring the last time they were horrible. Stabbed me with the needle and rude.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Covered by insurance. Just paid copays
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
They barely knew who I was and it was obvious. The doctor didn't take the time to go over my questions and concerns and prescribed me the wrong dose of synthroid without being able to monitor me for it. He was cold, abrupt and rude about telling me and my husband that I was likely going to miscarry. It was going to be a horrible time but could have been a little less horrible if he had 5 minutes and a heart. Even before that though he was condescending and rude everytime I spoke to him. I did not feel well supported or well cared for in his care.
0
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2004 - 2011, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 43 - 50
5 IUI
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Writer
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
I felt like Dr. Spandorfer played by the book--you must do three cycles of Clomid before going on to injectables but then he perked up before my second round of injectibles and that's the one that worked...Question whether you have to do Clomid or any protocol. Find out if he thinks it's the best way to go or if it's just the way insurance wants it
The clinic [Cornell] is efficient and as I ended up with a child, I was extremely happy. I do think it tends to be a very sad place. Going in each morning for monitoring, there are desperate lives on display, marriages falling apart, tears being shed. You go through so much and meet a lot of failure along the way...When I went for the "teach" class where they show you how to inject yourself with Gonal-F and HCG, the nurses were spot on when I said I was a single mother by choice and immediately tailored how to inject HCG to me--injecting in the front of my thigh (as opposed to the tush) and writing a prescription for a shorter needle
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I felt he was the gentlest of the doctors when it came time to an internal sonogram with the wand. He did explain what the procedures were. I liked him. I felt he listened to me. I did feel somewhat like a textbook case--that we had to do things in a certain order.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Question whether you have to do Clomid or any protocol. Find out if he thinks it's the best way to go or if it's just the way insurance wants it
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I felt like Dr. Spandorfer played by the book--you must do three cycles of Clomid before going on to injectables but then he perked up before my second round of injectibles and that's the one that worked
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I did three rounds of Clomid and two rounds of Gonal-F. I was 37 to 39 at the time
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
When I went for the "teach" class where they show you how to inject yourself with Gonal-F and HCG, the nurses were spot on when I said I was a single mother by choice and immediately tailored how to inject HCG to me--injecting in the front of my thigh (as opposed to the tush) and writing a prescription for a shorter needle
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic is efficient and as I ended up with a child, I was extremely happy. I do think it tends to be a very sad place. Going in each morning for monitoring, there are desperate lives on display, marriages falling apart, tears being shed. You go through so much and meet a lot of failure along the way
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Keep in mind this was over 16 years ago. I paid nearly $10,000 out of pocket. I had insurance but nothing was covered at the time
Describe Steven Spandorfer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
N/A
7
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2010, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
3
Age 40
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Spandorfer did not have much of a bedside manor. He is not warm at all and had no hope for me getting pregnant. He told me I had "less than 5% chance of getting pregnant". After that conversation I decided to switch doctors. My next doctor was successful at getting me pregnant with my own eggs after only one IVF....Unless you are a prime candidate to be successful he will probably suggest donor egg. If you are not ready for that seek out a second opinion.
Cornell has a great reputation - but all the doctors are not created equal. The MD I really wanted to see had a long wait and also did not take my insurance. Dr. S had some good reviews so I went with him. Sometimes you have to realize that you have to see for yourself how you get along with a particular doctor -everyone is different and has different expectations.. Cornell does have that factory feel - so if you need your hand held I would recommend checking out other places...
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer did not have much of a bedside manor. He is not warm at all and had no hope for me getting pregnant. He told me I had "less than 5% chance of getting pregnant". After that conversation I decided to switch doctors. My next doctor was successful at getting me pregnant with my own eggs after only one IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Unless you are a prime candidate to be successful he will probably suggest donor egg. If you are not ready for that seek out a second opinion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Cornell is like a factory - very crowded during monitoring.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It's such a large clinic it really depends who you get that day. Also, this was 2010 so the staff may have changed. Most were fine.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell has a great reputation - but all the doctors are not created equal. The MD I really wanted to see had a long wait and also did not take my insurance. Dr. S had some good reviews so I went with him. Sometimes you have to realize that you have to see for yourself how you get along with a particular doctor -everyone is different and has different expectations.. Cornell does have that factory feel - so if you need your hand held I would recommend checking out other places...
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It was a cattle call - but it was well run
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had some fertility grant money which covered medications. I think we paid for 2 cycles - something like 10K each (I don't remember exactly)
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My blood work stated that I had a autoimmune thyroid issue, but this doctor never let me know or brought it up to me.
0
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
3
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
8
Age 38 - 39
6 IUI
1 Egg Freezing
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Spandorfer could do a better job of explaining the process, what to expect, and what’s going on with my body....I believe that Dr. Spandorfer is good at performing the medical side of his job although he lacks thorough communication skills and has a poor bedside manner. He was always on time and I rarely had to wait.... I was told to try 6 rounds of IUI first because he doctor didn’t see a medical reason why I shouldn’t get pregnant. After those six rounds, we will now reconsider the best option, IUI with clomid or IVF.
Weill Cornell is a large clinic but the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. It’s very busy but they run a well oiled machine. They also do a good job of teaching patients how to use the injectable medicines at home.... The nurses and other staff at Weill Cornell are amazing! I highly recommend the facility.... I have met other doctors at Weill Cornell who have a better bedside manner and who give me more information about what’s going on with my body and what to expect next.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I believe that Dr. Spandorfer is good at performing the medical side of his job although he lacks thorough communication skills and has a poor bedside manner. He was always on time and I rarely had to wait.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I have met other doctors at Weill Cornell who have a better bedside manner and who give me more information about what’s going on with my body and what to expect next.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer could do a better job of explaining the process, what to expect, and what’s going on with my body.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I was told to try 6 rounds of IUI first because he doctor didn’t see a medical reason why I shouldn’t get pregnant. After those six rounds, we will now reconsider the best option, IUI with clomid or IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Molly and Cheryl)
The nurses and other staff at Weill Cornell are amazing! I highly recommend the facility.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell is a large clinic but the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. It’s very busy but they run a well oiled machine. They also do a good job of teaching patients how to use the injectable medicines at home.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance only covered doctor visits and blood work.
4
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
5
Age 38 - 39
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Spandorfer is] very knowledgeable and experienced. He's open to patient suggestsions and always open to discussing options. He does not email however and you have to leave a message with his admin and hope you catch his return call. This can be frustrating.... Also, he can influence costs so try to include him with treatment decisions that will impact your budget.... [Eset Approach] He prefers to transfer one... Estrogen patches, progesterone, injectibles, surgeries
It's very disorganized. There is no one coordinating care, finances and treatment goals. I had to call the practice manager to complain about insurance and personal billing practices. I had two cycles canceled due to disorganization. I don't think the practice [Weill Cornell] is run very well.... The only reason to go here is the quality of the lab and the experienced REs. The practice is huge, impersonal and disorganized.... Monitoring is OK.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He's very knowledgeable and experienced. He's open to patient suggestsions and always open to discussing options. He does not email however and you have to leave a message with his admin and hope you catch his return call. This can be frustrating.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask lots of questions and try to get him to anticipate your treatment needs so you don't end up with an issue with the insurance company that can impact your treatment. Also, he can influence costs so try to include him with treatment decisions that will impact your budget.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He's personable and kind
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
There were many. Estrogen patches, progesterone, injectibles, surgeries
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Molly is great. Kind and helpful. The others vary
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
It's very disorganized. There is no one coordinating care, finances and treatment goals. I had to call the practice manager to complain about insurance and personal billing practices. I had two cycles canceled due to disorganization. I don't think the practice is run very well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Monitoring is OK. It is a huge practice so you could wait for a while unless you go very early or vet late.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
About $10k per cycle
Describe Steven Spandorfer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He prefers to transfer one
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The only reason to go here is the quality of the lab and the experienced REs. The practice is huge, impersonal and disorganized.
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
5
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Spandorfer is incredibly dedicated, experienced, hard working and on top of everything. His tone is not super emotional - that was perfect for us. I found his manner refreshing and that it made the process less emotionally daunting for me...Ask questions and he will take the time to answer them... spoke to me like an intelligent adult. He gave us choices every step of the way. He is very responsive. He answered all my questions and made me truly feel like he was individually invested in my success
Molly [nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College] is amazing, as is the rest of the staff. They’re so smart, knowledgeable about protocol, friendly and have amazing follow up...Super experienced team of high quality doctors and operates like a well-oiled machine. Be prepared for it to be busy and that you may not see the same doctor/nurse on daily visits...Dr. Spandorfer spoke to me like an intelligent adult. He gave us choices every step of the way. He is very responsive. He answered all my questions and made me truly feel like he was individually invested in my success
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer is incredibly dedicated, experienced, hard working and on top of everything. His tone is not super emotional - that was perfect for us. I found his manner refreshing and that it made the process less emotionally daunting for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask questions and he will take the time to answer them
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer spoke to me like an intelligent adult. He gave us choices every step of the way. He is very responsive. He answered all my questions and made me truly feel like he was individually invested in my success
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Estrogen patch then ganorelix antagonist and follstim/menopur. Dual trigger shot for retrieval. Daily titration of medication.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Molly)
Molly is amazing, as is the rest of the staff. They’re so smart, knowledgeable about protocol, friendly and have amazing follow up.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Super experienced team of high quality doctors and operates like a well-oiled machine. Be prepared for it to be busy and that you may not see the same doctor/nurse on daily visits ! I think it is the best clinic in NYC.
10
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
6
NPS
8
Age 38 - 41
3 IUI
5 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
There were moments when he seemed like he really cared. Many more times when I was a number and was treated by him and staff with little compassion...he lacks any personal skills. He does not like telling patients details or answering many questions. He is incredibly hard to reach via phone when needed...Do not go to him if you can't handle not seeing him and getting very little information...
[Weill Cornell] Strengths are it is one of the best labs in the country and they have a very high success rate. Weaknesses are little to no personal skills and you get almost zero information. When asking for information you are treated poorly or given wrong information (not by doctor but by nurses)..Inconsistent- sometimes very long waits and sometimes no wait. Front desk is rude and unhelpful...The nursing staff was incredibly inconsistent. You got calls from different nurses every day.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He is one of the best doctors, so people say. However he lacks any personal skills. He does not like telling patients details or answering many questions. He is incredibly hard to reach via phone when needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Do not go to him if you can't handle not seeing him and getting very little information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
There were moments when he seemed like he really cared. Many more times when I was a number and was treated by him and staff with little compassion.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The nursing staff was incredibly inconsistent. You got calls from different nurses every day. They lacked any ability to answer questions. And when they did answer a question, you could never be sure they were accurate. Over the past 4 years of treatment the nursing staff has actually gotten worse.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths are it is one of the best labs in the country and they have a very high success rate. Weaknesses are little to no personal skills and you get almost zero information. When asking for information you are treated poorly or given wrong information (not by doctor but by nurses)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Inconsistent- sometimes very long waits and sometimes no wait. Front desk is rude and unhelpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Very expensive.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 4 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
5 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Steven Spandorfer] was amazing! Our flight was delayed which brought us into NYC after the clinic closed. He actually came back and took care of us at like 8 pm. He tailored my meds. He also called after each chemical pregnancy and talked me through everything.... It [Weill Cornell Medical College] feels like a bit of a cattle call and wait times cane be long but it was worth it. He gave me hope and was so supportive....
He [Dr. Steven Spandorfer] was amazing! Our flight was delayed which brought us into NYC after the clinic closed. He actually came back and took care of us at like 8 pm. He tailored my meds. He also called after each chemical pregnancy and talked me through everything.... It [Weill Cornell Medical College] feels like a bit of a cattle call and wait times cane be long but it was worth it. He gave me hope and was so supportive....
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He did a great job asking questions and being supportive of my journey. He did things with my meds that allowed for the most eggs retrieved and the best graded embryos I had up until that point. He was direct and honest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
It feels like a bit of a cattle call and wait times cane be long but it was worth it. He gave me hope and was so supportive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He was amazing! Our flight was delayed which brought us into NYC after the clinic closed. He actually came back and took care of us at like 8 pm. He tailored my meds. He also called after each chemical pregnancy and talked me through everything.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I have been through so many IVF cycles that is hard to remember what he did. I know it was called estrogen priming where I wore a patch after my period. I also remember that he did give me as many drugs as my STL doctors. I felt the best will on his protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Jackie)
Jackie called me to remind me of my meds changing on some days. She also went out or her way to get meds shipped to NYC because they extended past my supply. She was awesome!
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
See comments on what patients should know about doctor Spandorfer
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had insurance coverage so I do not know cost. I will say there were not any "hidden" costs.
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
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
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
3 IUI
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Once we met with Dr Spandorfer there was a clear path, though of course it varied when needed. We always felt supported and knew that if there was a way to get pregnant, Dr Spandorfer was the one who could help us. While his bedside manner is not as warm as one might want, all of his other characteristics -- especially his knowledge of infertility -- more than made up for this. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great RE with proven results.
Center for Reproductive Medicine [Weill Cornell Medical College clinic] is a large practice. Each morning the waiting room is filled with hundreds of women at various points in their fertility journey. The first morning I arrived at the clinic I was overwhelmed -- I couldn't believe how many people were in the same situation as me. As the visits turned into months of visits, I became more accustomed to the full, and eerily silent, waiting room.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I'm very lucky to have found Dr Spandorfer. Before seeing him I was left wondering why we couldn't get pregnant, and what the next steps would be. Once we met with Dr Spandorfer there was a clear path, though of course it varied when needed. We always felt supported and knew that if there was a way to get pregnant, Dr Spandorfer was the one who could help us. While his bedside manner is not as warm as one might want, all of his other characteristics -- especially his knowledge of infertility -- more than made up for this. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great RE with proven results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Trust him.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Center for Reprodictive Medicine is a large practice. Each morning the waiting room is filled with hundreds of women at various points in their fertility journey. The first morning I arrived at the clinic I was overwhelmed -- I couldn't believe how many people were in the same situation as me. As the visits turned into months of visits, I became more accustomed to the full, and eerily silent, waiting room.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The majority of the services I received were covered by insurance.
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 44 - 45
1 IUI
1 IVF
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Spandorfer is an amazing person. He is extremely knowledgeable, carrying, smart and respectful. Always answer all the questions. He takes initiative to provide customized care. He tried standardized protocol with me then suggested an alternative. It worked much better than the first one. ... I felt like a human. Dr Spandorfer takes time to explain everything. He is very easy going and personable.
The weakness ; It [Weill Cornell] feels like it’s a conveyer at times. Too many patients. The strength : Nevertheless, the office is clean and the wait time is very reasonable most of the time. The staff is very polite. ... [Monitoring appointments] Reasonable wait time ... Wonderful staff [nurses]. Always very helpful and ready to answer any questions.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Spandorfer is an amazing person. He is extremely knowledgeable, carrying, smart and respectful. Always answer all the questions. He takes initiative to provide customized care. He tried standardized protocol with me then suggested an alternative. It worked much better than the first one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be patient if ivf doesn’t work the first time. Try again.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I felt like a human. Dr Spandorfer takes time to explain everything. He is very easy going and personable.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
450ml Follistim + micro dose of Lupron
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Nicole)
Wonderful staff. Always very helpful and ready to answer any questions.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The weakness ; It feels like it’s a conveyer at times. Too many patients. The strength : Nevertheless, the office is clean and the wait time is very reasonable most of the time. The staff is very polite.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Reasonable wait time
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
$14k for ivf
Describe Steven Spandorfer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
N/a
10
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
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
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 31
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I asked a question regarding our transfer and treatment and he [Dr. Spandorfer] got irritated and refused to answer. He got up and walked out of the room (while I was still undressed laying on the table) shaking his head and rolling his eyes...I felt dismissed and disrespected. He is threatened easily if you ask questions and becomes very irritated and defensive. I don’t know how he is still practicing. I felt like it was 1950 and I had no voice under his care.
Husbands are not allowed in the room during transfer. More progressive clinics [Weill Cornell - U East] not only allow but encourage husbands to be present for this pivotal moment. The retrieval and transfer will be done in the hospital across the street. It is an old facility...I felt dismissed and disrespected. He [Dr. Spandorfer] is threatened easily if you ask questions and becomes very irritated and defensive...Davis and Schattman are great...if you’re set on Cornell.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I felt dismissed and disrespected. He is threatened easily if you ask questions and becomes very irritated and defensive. I don’t know how he is still practicing. I felt like it was 1950 and I had no voice under his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don’t go. Davis and Schattman are great there is no need to see this impatient doctor if you’re set on Cornell.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I asked a question regarding our transfer and treatment and he got irritated and refused to answer. He got up and walked out of the room (while I was still undressed laying on the table) shaking his head and rolling his eyes.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Husbands are not allowed in the room during transfer. More progressive clinics not only allow but encourage husbands to be present for this pivotal moment. The retrieval and transfer will be done in the hospital across the street. It is an old facility.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
0
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2015 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 42
3 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
South Asian
Doctor
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
6 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Open, honest, practical, compassionate. Remarkably improved experience over 2 prior NY clinics. Organized office, competent staff. Dr. Spandorfer is skilled, experienced. Open to all questions and suggestions but remains evidence-based and firm regarding recommended treatment options. Open to any non-harmful adjunctive interventions. ... Take your time, trust his judgment and timing
Organized, streamlined, expensive but worth it for expertise. Minimal wait time. Accommodating to changes in life schedule. Sometimes hard to reach after hours but you eventually reach someone. Nurses and staff [Weill Cornell] are knowledgeable in their competencies. Genetic counselors are skilled but could be more compassionate. ... Excellent, well-oiled machine [monitoring appointments] ... skilled phlebotomists
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Open, honest, practical, compassionate. Remarkably improved experience over 2 prior NY clinics. Organized office, competent staff. Dr. Spandorfer is skilled, experienced. Open to all questions and suggestions but remains evidence-based and firm regarding recommended treatment options. Open to any non-harmful adjunctive interventions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Take your time, trust his judgment and timing
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Caring, honest, personable, shared small talk about life outside of fertility
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Follistim + Menopur
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Generally compassionate, friendly, care about your outcome, skilled phlebotomists
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Organized, streamlined, expensive but worth it for expertise. Minimal wait time. Accommodating to changes in life schedule. Sometimes hard to reach after hours but you eventually reach someone. Nurses and staff are knowledgeable in their competencies. Genetic counselors are skilled but could be more compassionate.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Excellent, well-oiled machine
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
$25,000+/cycle - some of which was covered by insurance
Describe Steven Spandorfer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
NA
10
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
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
2013 - 2017, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 48 - 52
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
I loved Dr. spandorfer, he was responsive, compassionate and candid. he is not a warm fuzzy, but he is honest and gave real advice. he told us the true stats on when we should keep going or move on.... Dr. spandorfer is very kind and very blunt. He does not sugarcoat anything. I trusted him completely. he called us each time we miscarried to see how we were
Cornell is a machine. Very little compassion from the admin side. you need to be proactive and on top of everything. with the donor program, you really need to be a squeaky wheel. make sure you understand your meds and protocol before you start.... Jackie [a nurse] was amazing for 3 plus years. the nurse on our last cycle was disorganized and not quite as compassionate. I heard he has a new nurse.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I loved Dr. spandorfer, he was responsive, compassionate and candid. he is not a warm fuzzy, but he is honest and gave real advice. he told us the true stats on when we should keep going or move on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
be a squeaky wheel.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. spandorfer is very kind and very blunt. He does not sugarcoat anything. I trusted him completely. he called us each time we miscarried to see how we were
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Bcp, Menepur, follistim/final f, ganirelix, hug trigger. Our only issue was egg quality. the levels were very low for age.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Jackie )
Jackie was amazing for 3 plus years. the nurse on our last cycle was disorganized and not quite as compassionate. I heard he has a new nurse.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell is a machine. Very little compassion from the admin side. you need to be proactive and on top of everything. with the donor program, you really need to be a squeaky wheel. make sure you understand your meds and protocol before you start.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
it is a cattle call. Sometimes 10 minutes and othertimes 2 hours.
9
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper West Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2014 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42 - 45
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I really liked dr 4. Spandorfer. He was honest and warm. When I had a miscarriage or failed cycle he always called me. He did a great job. We always got a great number of embryos. We had poor egg quality and he was very kind and straightforward about pushing us towards donor eggs....Be proactive. Don't wait for him to call you...We had a great experience with spandorfer nurse and the donor team....Menepur, follistim, ganirelex, poi. Donor cycle: estrogen patches and poi.
We had a great experience with spandorfer nurse and the donor team [at Weill Cornell Medical College]. He has a new nurse that we used for a fet...I felt that tlshe did not try to get to know me. Also she provided incorrect instructions twice..thankfully I knew what to do and questioned it...The nurses I had were wonderful and warm. The clinic is very cold but you get to know a few nice people....Dr spandorfer was very responsive, honest and caring.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I really liked dr 4. Spandorfer. He was honest and warm. When I had a miscarriage or failed cycle he always called me. He did a great job. We always got a great number of embryos. We had poor egg quality and he was very kind and straightforward about pushing us towards donor eggs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be proactive. Don't wait for him to call you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr spandorfer was very responsive, honest and caring. The nurses I had were wonderful and warm. The clinic is very cold but you get to know a few nice people.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Menepur, follistim, ganirelex, poi. Donor cycle: estrogen patches and poi.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Jackie--she is now gone. I do not like his new nurse. )
We had a great experience with spandorfer nurse and the donor team. He has a new nurse that we used for a fet...I felt that tlshe did not try to get to know me. Also she provided incorrect instructions twice..thankfully I knew what to do and questioned it.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
4 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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2016, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 39
4 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Steven Spandorfer] was very direct and caring at the same time. He helped me to move on to surrogacy when it was appropriate. He was very available when I had mid second trimester losses. He always made me feel hopeful...He will always give you his honest opinion...Caring and straight forward...Iui w clomid and letrozole. Then retrieval w gonolith and menopur after ocp. Transfer w ocp, lupron, the estrogen patch and progesterone.
[Weill Cornell - Upper East Side] Very organized. There are a lot of patients...[Monitoring Appointments] Very organized...[Nursing staff] Execellent. Always called in a timely fashion... He [Dr. Steven Spandorfer] was very direct and caring at the same time. He helped me to move on to surrogacy when it was appropriate. He was very available when I had mid second trimester losses. He always made me feel hopeful
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He was very direct and caring at the same time. He helped me to move on to surrogacy when it was appropriate. He was very available when I had mid second trimester losses. He always made me feel hopeful
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He will always give you his honest opinion
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Caring and straight forward
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Iui w clomid and letrozole. Then retrieval w gonolith and menopur after ocp. Transfer w ocp, lupron, the estrogen patch and progesterone.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Execellent. Always called in a timely fashion
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Very organized. There are a lot of patients
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Very organized
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
$60000
Describe Steven Spandorfer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
With PGS he recommended one
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
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
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
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
Successful
NPS
10
NPS
N/A
1 Fertility Medications
Immunological
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Great doctor. Nothing bad to say.... I got pregnant on my fourth cycle ( third at Cornell, using on own eggs). I delivered my son one month after my 43rd birthday.
[Dr. Spandorfer was a] great doctor. Nothing bad to say.... I got pregnant on my fourth cycle ( third at Cornell, using on own eggs). I delivered my son one month after my 43rd birthday.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
at the time (2002-2003) he had a lot of experience with the over 40 crowd. I got pregnant on my fourth cycle ( third at Cornell, using on own eggs. I delivered my son one month after my 43rd birthday.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Great doctor. Nothing bad to say
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost appointments
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 34
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Spandorfer is an outstanding physician for people who want a smart, straightforward doctor who is going to exercise his best judgment. He is not touchy-feely, but his medical advice is excellent. I trust completely trust his medical decision-making. He paid close attention to everything that was going on during my cycles and made important adjustments both during and after to improve our outcomes...straightforward doctor who is going to exercise his best judgment. He is not touchy-feely, but his medical advice is excellent. I trust completely trust his medical decision-making. He paid close attention to everything that was going on during my cycles and made important adjustments both during and after to improve our outcomes.
This clinic [Weill Cornell Medical College] is run like a well-oiled machine! The practice runs on time, and everyone is organized and responsive. I never had trouble reaching someone with questions--whether medical or administrative. It's an extremely pleasant place to go...Dr. Spandorfer is excellent at identifying individual infertility issues and tailoring treatment to meet individual needs. For each IVF cycle we did with him, he made important tweaks based on my prior cycles to improve our outcomes. He's not warm and fuzzy, but he's extremely smart and practical and practices evidence-based medicine.
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer is an outstanding physician for people who want a smart, straightforward doctor who is going to exercise his best judgment. He is not touchy-feely, but his medical advice is excellent. I trust completely trust his medical decision-making. He paid close attention to everything that was going on during my cycles and made important adjustments both during and after to improve our outcomes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don't expect to be coddled, but expect to get results!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer is excellent at identifying individual infertility issues and tailoring treatment to meet individual needs. For each IVF cycle we did with him, he made important tweaks based on my prior cycles to improve our outcomes. He's not warm and fuzzy, but he's extremely smart and practical and practices evidence-based medicine.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
This clinic is run like a well-oiled machine! The practice runs on time, and everyone is organized and responsive. I never had trouble reaching someone with questions--whether medical or administrative. It's an extremely pleasant place to go.
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
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
2014 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 36
5 IUI
6 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Unexplained
Business Executive
5th of 7 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
8 IVF With Other Docs
4 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
5 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I did well with Lupron flare protocol [with Dr. Steven Spandorfer]...I have recommended him to all of my friends- he may not be as warm and fuzzy as some doctors but gets results. Won’t “hold your hand” but I don’t think that’s necessary. He is compassionate in an understated way...We did single transfer when it was off tested
I think IVF was 15k ish. FET are 4K [at Weill Cornell Medical College]...Amazing lab and so well organized but...very slow. Prepare to wait for all of your appointments. It’s a cattle call system. Procedures are also very long because of the admitting process. I would recommend...Nurses there are great...I did well with Lupron flare protocol [with Dr. Steven Spandorfer]...I have recommended him to all of my friends- he may not be as warm and fuzzy as some doctors but gets results
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I have recommended him to all of my friends- he may not be as warm and fuzzy as some doctors but gets results. Won’t “hold your hand” but I don’t think that’s necessary. He is compassionate in an understated way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask questions even if you feel rushed.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I did well with Lupron flare protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Nurses there are great
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Amazing lab and so well organized but...very slow. Prepare to wait for all of your appointments. It’s a cattle call system. Procedures are also very long because of the admitting process. I would recommend
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cattle call. Ugh.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I think IVF was 15k ish. FET are 4K
Describe Steven Spandorfer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
We did single transfer when it was off tested
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Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side, Main Office
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5