InVia Fertility Specialists

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Arlington Heights
880 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 884-8884
Crystal Lake
407 Congress Parkway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(847) 884-8884
Hoffman Estates
1585 North Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 884-8884
Northbrook
1535 Lake Cook Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 884-8884
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend InVia Fertility Specialists to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 13Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 19.3
15 assessments
  • 87% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 7% Neutral (7-8)
  • 7% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
519
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
15 assessments
10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
[Nurses at InVia Fertility Specialists were] Personable. Caring. Promt on answering their portal messages...Clean waiting area. They communicate well with each other as with the rest of the office staff. Accommodating to their patients because the have early office hours. Always a smile on their faces and they are kind...She’s [Dr. Klipstein] very personable, gives facts and doesn’t sugar coat. Almost motherly. It isn’t hard to talk to her. Developed a plan and explained risks and benefits. Not afraid to be blunt when it’s appropriate. I’d recommend her to anyone.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
Clean waiting area. They communicate well with each other as with the rest of the office staff. Accommodating to their patients because the have early office hours. Always a smile on their faces and they are kind.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Always greeting me by my name.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Personable. Caring. Promt on answering their portal messages.
How was your experience with Sigal Klipstein?
She’s very personable, gives facts and doesn’t sugar coat. Almost motherly. It isn’t hard to talk to her. Developed a plan and explained risks and benefits. Not afraid to be blunt when it’s appropriate. I’d recommend her to anyone.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sigal Klipstein?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Describe the protocols Sigal Klipstein used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I’m still in the process of treatment
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sigal Klipstein.
I am currently going through treatment.
10
Doctor
Sigal Klipstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Crystal Lake
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
All the offices [of InVia] I visited were the same- the practice as a whole is consistent...Zero wait times, staff was always friendly, office is clean and accessible, and the hours are super convenient. The blood and ultrasound morning appointments never feel like a haste- you’re in and out quickly and leave smiling. The staff makes these appointments, which are early mornings, enjoyable.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
Zero wait times, staff was always friendly, office is clean and accessible, and the hours are super convenient. The blood and ultrasound morning appointments never feel like a haste- you’re in and out quickly and leave smiling. The staff makes these appointments, which are early mornings, enjoyable. All the offices I visited were the same- the practice as a whole is consistent.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was always kind, respectful, supportive and knew exactly where I was in my treatment like the back of her hand. She makes you feel like you’re the only patient she’s treating- the attention and care are amazing.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing/care staff were incredible to work with. They were responsive, kind, helpful and so encouraging. Love them!
How was your experience with Sigal Klipstein?
Dr. Klipstein is easily the best doctor I have ever worked with. She is confident, yet completely grounded and real. She is incredibly kind and genuinely cheers you on and celebrates your successes. Luckily I never had to hear bad news while working with her, but if I did, I am totally confident that she would help me work through anything.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sigal Klipstein?
Trust her. Surrender and have faith. She will completely take care of you. The process is so relaxing compared to other places.
Describe the protocols Sigal Klipstein used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We went in for a FET. We were open to transferring 2 but she suggested only one- said that one would do the trick. And it did. I was on Estrace, Endometrin and PIO. Very easy protocol that wasn’t at all hard on my body or my mind. My procedure day was a ton of fun- and went perfectly. 10 days later I got a call from Dr. Klipstein on a Sunday afternoon saying “ok, we’re in business. It’s positive!”
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sigal Klipstein.
The medications were easily the most expensive part. Out of pocket to the dr for an FET with monitoring was not at all expensive. I spent about $500 total.
10
Doctor
Sigal Klipstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Northbrook
Nursing
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
I have nothing but positive things to say about this clinic. They complete all procedures at the office, have a portal where most communication occurs and they respond very quickly to any questions you have. This includes nurses, doctors, and the embryologists....Nursing staff always responded quickly to the portal. When I had a bleeding scare early on during pregnancy and messaged the portal, they quickly called to determine the cause and eliminate my concerns and fears.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
I have nothing but positive things to say about this clinic. They complete all procedures at the office, have a portal where most communication occurs and they respond very quickly to any questions you have. This includes nurses, doctors, and the embryologists.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Although Dr. Karande was straightforward, he understood that our goal was to get pregnant and have a baby as soon as possible and scheduled treatment on my body’s schedule and not on his clinics schedule.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff always responded quickly to the portal. When I had a bleeding scare early on during pregnancy and messaged the portal, they quickly called to determine the cause and eliminate my concerns and fears.
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
I recently gave birth to my daughter after failing to get pregnant naturally and going through 3 failed transfers with a precious specialist. Making the switch to Invia was invaluable. Dr. Karande was very knowledgeable, confident, and straight forward throughout the process which is exactly what I wanted and needed going through this emotional journey. He was very thorough in re- evaluating me prior to starting treatment despite receiving my previous records. His technique(HSG & transfer) was much better than my previous provider and everything felt very different. Dr Klipstien completed my retrieval. It was great that they completed everything in their office and that my cycle was scheduled around my body’s cycle not their schedule which is why procedures can be completed by either doctor. I have and will recommend Dr. Karande to friends struggling with infertility.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
He is very straight forward but had amazing results.
Describe the protocols Vishvanath C. Karande used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on the estrace priming protocol. I never used birth control which I was very pleased with. The protocol was a bit long but it all paid off. We genetically tested the embryos and were able to pick the embryo we wanted transferred which we decided to transfer the embryo that had the best ratings.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vishvanath C. Karande.
I had BCBS HMO and it wascovered almost 100% by insuarance. Genetic testing was not covered and cost us approximately $6,000. I was very lucky.
10
Doctor
Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
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8
Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
8
I felt like there were a lot of hidden costs [at InVia Fertility Specialists] that popped up after my cycle was over--I was never warned that insurance would deny certain things if they weren't coded right. I ended up paying thousands because of the wrong codes, and the billing department is horrible. There is one person, she often isn't in the office and almost never answers the phone. They will do payment plans, but aren't very organized. The bills for cryo-storage and the fertility treatments are separate, so figuring how much you actually owe is difficult and again, the billing lady is rarely helpful as her communication skills are not the best (misunderstands questions and doesn't fully answer).
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
8
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
You better be comfortable using the online portal--they use it for everything and the responsiveness is much worse if you try to do something by phone. Even though the nurses would get things mixed up, the flow sheets and cycle plans were very easy to follow so I never felt confused once I was in my cycle. The front desk staff was usually great, though they had some sour people. I felt like there were a lot of hidden costs that popped up after my cycle was over--I was never warned that insurance would deny certain things if they weren't coded right. I ended up paying thousands because of the wrong codes, and the billing department is horrible. There is one person, she often isn't in the office and almost never answers the phone. They will do payment plans, but aren't very organized. The bills for cryo-storage and the fertility treatments are separate, so figuring how much you actually owe is difficult and again, the billing lady is rarely helpful as her communication skills are not the best (misunderstands questions and doesn't fully answer).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She listened to what I had to say and she accepted my goals without adding judgement or opinion of her own. She managed my fertility issues without making me feel like I was "sick".
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are many, I never really got to know anyone other than the ultrasound tech because the nurses rotated a lot. They were responsive on the portal, but sometimes got things mixed up, gave the wrong info, or missed giving a detail.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Sigal Klipstein?
She was very welcoming and open minded. She didn't focus on my health challenges or the negatives--she made whatever came just seem like it was the next thing to do on the road to my inevitable pregnancy. She did sometimes confuse my case with others when not looking right at the chart (like when she would pop in for a quick consult at the ultrasound and would say things that didn't apply to me). She was always present and available.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sigal Klipstein?
Ask lots of questions and be very up front with her.
Describe the protocols Sigal Klipstein used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Lupron
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sigal Klipstein.
I had insurance which was supposed to cover 90%. They "miscoded" a few of the parts of my retrieval and transfer and as a result these were not covered by insurance, even though they should have been. I ended up paying thousands and they were in no way intersted in discussing the issue. This time around I have HMO and they have been good so far at communicating with the insurance and getting things approved.
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Doctor
Sigal Klipstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
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10
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
The clinic [InVia ] does not batch, which I know a lot of clinics do. It does not take too long to get in as a new patient. They do not double book so you always feel important. There is two doctors and currently a 3rd that is starting out so there is always somebody there!...they [nurses] would always answer my emails via the portal very promptly. if I had any concerns they would be addressed and followed up.
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
The clinic does not batch, which I know a lot of clinics do. It does not take too long to get in as a new patient. They do not double book so you always feel important. There is two doctors and currently a 3rd that is starting out so there is always somebody there!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Kiipstein always greeted me by name, i never had to wait. For important calls she would always call and early in the day too. I went from a doctor that treated us like a number to complete human interaction and care.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
they would always answer my emails via the portal very promptly. if I had any concerns they would be addressed and followed up.
How was your experience with Sigal Klipstein?
From the moment we met Dr. Klipstein we knew she was our doctor. Her calm voice and bedside manner are just the beginning of how wonderful everything about her is. She would always schedule enough time to have conversations with us for our 2 appts that we needed to talk. She never made us feel rushed, in fact, she made us feel like we were her only patients. When we wanted to transfer 2 embryos she did a lot of research and told us why she recommends only 1 for us and it was the best decision. I recommend everybody that asks me about infertility to go to her. She is one of a kind!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sigal Klipstein?
Get to her ASAP.....she will do anything and everything to help you create your family!
Describe the protocols Sigal Klipstein used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did a cycle based on my cycle. I did estrace, follistim and menopur for ER and added Ganirelix last two days to suppress ovulation. Triggers with hCG and Lupron. We got 38 eggs, 13 fertilized and 8 made it to day 5 and we did a freeze all. A month later we did the frozen transfer with 1 embryo graded 4AA- again Estrace and then we used Crinone and PIO . Today we are 21+6!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sigal Klipstein.
It was $30K for a n retrieval with TESE for my husband and transfer. Embryo freezing was another $1K and $9K in medication
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Doctor
Sigal Klipstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
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3
Age
24 - 26
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other, Unexplained
3
The clinic [InVia] itself was nice and a fun environment. The staff were always kind and compassionate...I loved the nursing staff. They were all kind and knew my name as soon as i walked in the door. They were quick to answer questions and send an email back...My insurance covered almost all of it but it was pricey!...For My IVF cycles I used small doses of lupron, follistem, monupur, gonral x(I think that's the name) and I can't remember the HCG trigger I used.
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Age
24 - 26
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other, Unexplained
3
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
The clinic itself was nice and a fun environment. The staff were always kind and compassionate.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When I finally got my BFP I was over the moon. I made it to beta #2 with strong numbers then lost the pregnancy. My RE said to me as I cried and asked why "these things just happen". It felt cold and as someone who was grieving their baby, as well as paying a lot of money for him I wanted a reason.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I loved the nursing staff. They were all kind and knew my name as soon as i walked in the door. They were quick to answer questions and send an email back.
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
Dr. Karande had told me my chances of success were high because I was so young yet he never gave me an actual reason why I was infertile. He didn't do anything before jumping right Into IVF which I now realize was because my insurance would pay Boohoo bucks for it! During each ultrasound he would say I had a little Endo but no big deal in fact he said "the best way to cure Endo is to get pregnant". After I aged off my parent's insurance I had to stop IVF. 4 transfers still no live baby :(...Fast forward a year later and I had exteme pain. I went to a regular gyno who did a lap and I have stage 4 Endo that was attached to both ovaries. That dr and the next Endo dr I went to said I never would should have done IVF without cleaning the Endo out first. It was so bad I apparently had little chance for success. So Dr. Karande wasted my little time that I had on my dad's great insurance and let me do all those cycles only to have my heart broken. Oh and when I wasn't getting pregnant he said to me "well I know its not my clinic because everyone else has been getting pregnant this year"...ummm??
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
Get a second opinion before you go just to be sure he isn't missing anything.
Describe the protocols Vishvanath C. Karande used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For My IVF cycles I used small doses of lupron, follistem, monupur, gonral x(I think that's the name) and I can't remember the HCG trigger I used. The Follistem was the easiest to administer. I took Crinone progesterone suppositories each cycle. After a retrieval I had doxycycln to help stop any infections.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vishvanath C. Karande.
My insurance covered almost all of it but it was pricey! However the clinic is more towards the city so that's to be expected.
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Doctor
Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
Very warm and friendly feel [at InVia Fertility Specialists]. It’s a smaller practice than the one I’d been to before and I felt like this clinic was much more welcoming and efficient with their patients and appointments. I appreciated everyone’s willingness to work together and the put the patient first...There was a nurse who did not order enough meds for me...All nurses were very caring and efficient with their care. Very ready and always available to talk and answer questions.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
Very warm and friendly feel. It’s a smaller practice than the one I’d been to before and I felt like this clinic was much more welcoming and efficient with their patients and appointments. I appreciated everyone’s willingness to work together and the put the patient first.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She made the time to call me, talk to me through every decision big and small, and made me feel like I was her only patient. I always felt like she had all the time in the world to focus on me, which is not how I felt at my previous clinic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All nurses were very caring and efficient with their care. Very ready and always available to talk and answer questions. One nurse made a mistake once in the ordering of my medicine, but we worked it out.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Sigal Klipstein?
Dr. Klipstein is by far the most compassionate fertility doctor. She gave me her phone number and personal email address when we first met and this was very telling of her availability and willingness to make her patients feel cared for, important, and “human”. Every detail was always explained as far as treatments and procedures so I never felt lost. If I had any questions I would send her a portal message and she would respond in such a timely manner. In my previous experience there was almost no possible to contact the doctor himself, just the nurses. I would recommend Dr. Klipstein to every friend, family member, and anyone looking for a compassionate, smart, and detail oriented doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sigal Klipstein?
You are in the best hands. Never hesitate to reach out to her because she makes it her priority to speak with you. Even if you think your question is “simple”.
Describe the protocols Sigal Klipstein used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a pretty standard IVF cycle and this was the protocol we followed, which was beneficial for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sigal Klipstein.
Insurance luckily covered mostly everything.
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Doctor
Sigal Klipstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
The clinic [InVia] is very strong. The staff work together well, they are there for the patients and they are very well informed about what they do...I love the nursing staff. They were like a personal cheer squad. ... I also feel like I was greeted by name whenever I interacted with staff, even upon checking in at the front desk. The clinic truly felt like a 2nd home...The whole staff is very motivational and it is appreciated...I love this clinic and their attentiveness to their patients and have no suggestions on how they could improve such great care!
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
The clinic is very strong. The staff work together well, they are there for the patients and they are very well informed about what they do. It is definitely different from getting care at my Primary Care doctor's office of OBGYN's office. I love this clinic and their attentiveness to their patients and have no suggestions on how they could improve such great care!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like I was treated like a human. I don't know what the other patients plans were, but I feel like mines was tailored to my diagnosis. I also feel like I was greeted by name whenever I interacted with staff, even upon checking in at the front desk. The clinic truly felt like a 2nd home.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love the nursing staff. They were like a personal cheer squad. I appreciate their attentiveness and basically just being the good spirits I needed when I experienced my losses. The whole staff is very motivational and it is appreciated.
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
I feel that Dr. Karande is a very thorough and straight-forward doctor. In his field, it is important to be honest with patients about their diagnosis and treatment plan. I also feel it is important to give patients realistic goals to achieve during the IVF/FET process. I knew what was expected of me during my journey which included weight-loss. I followed his protocol and feel that is the reason why I experienced success with my retrieval and even with my transfers. Although two resulted in a chemical pregnancy/miscarriage, Dr. Karande never made it seem like hope was lost.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
I would tell a future patient to go into the clinic after exhausting yourself with knowledge about infertility and possibly her or her partner's specific diagnosis of infertility. It is helpful to know what questions to ask at the initial consult with the doctor and makes a more informed patient. Also, be honest about your medical history. At this stage, there is no hiding from your past. It gets very real and very honest.
Describe the protocols Vishvanath C. Karande used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For my egg retrieval, I believe my treatment strategy was an IVF antagonist protocol. I did 10 days of estrogen priming (CD21-CD4), 12 days of injectable stims for ovarian stimulation (CD5-CD16) menopur 225u/follistim 225u (SD1-4), menopur 300u/follistim 300u (SD5-12), ganirelix 0.25mg (SD7-11) to suppress ovulation, Pregnyl HcG trigger shot 10,000u. We retrieved 18 eggs, 10 initially fertilized, 4 (4aa) blastocyst made it to day 5. We prepped for a fresh single embryo transfer. I did 5 days of antibiotics post retrieval, 5 days of Medrol in preparation for transfer, and started crinone vaginal progesterone support to prepare my lining for embryo transfer/implantation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vishvanath C. Karande.
My IVF and FET procedures including medications were covered by insurance. I only had to pay a $35 copay when interacting with the doctor and my storage fees and initial cost for my frozen embryos.
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Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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The receptionists [at InVia Fertility Specialists] were personable, the nurses were all outgoing and remembered you, and everyone explained everything I needed to know. I was very pleased with the overall facility and all the individuals...I was always seen in a timely manner...Everyone of the nurses I worked with was passionate about their job, invested in my care, and super easy to work with. I was very impressed with all of the staff.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
I was always seen in a timely manner. I had 2 places that were convenient for me to attend, and the staff worked well which facility I needed each time. The receptionists were personable, the nurses were all outgoing and remembered you, and everyone explained everything I needed to know. I was very pleased with the overall facility and all the individuals.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Karande took time to meet with me numerous times to discuss the process and next steps.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone of the nurses I worked with was passionate about their job, invested in my care, and super easy to work with. I was very impressed with all of the staff.
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
Dr. Karande was open about the process, explained every step and was supportive during my miscarriage. He was at multiple ultra sounds, checked in when he saw me, even if I was just doing blood work, and performed every procedure himself. I felt comfortable with him and his staff and completed supported the year I was in his care.
Describe the protocols Vishvanath C. Karande used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had to wait 6 months after a partial molar pregnancy before going through IVF, I suggested doing the retrievals during that time. Dr. Karande was on board. I was on clomid and 1 HCG trigger for my IUI's. I used menopur and follistrom and added gonal-f for both retrievals. I then was on Estrace and progesterone suppositories (3months) as well as progesterone injections (1 month) during the transfer/IVF.
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Doctor
Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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I think everything about the clinic [InVia] was great. They always answered my questions, and made accommodations to help with my work schedule. I am very happy we decided to go to this clinic. They were all very caring and wait times were minimal...[nursing staff] They were wonderful. On the day we graduated they all came out to say good bye to us, which really made us feel special.... They monitored me very closely to make sure they did the transfer at the most optimal time.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
I think everything about the clinic was great. They always answered my questions, and made accommodations to help with my work schedule. I am very happy we decided to go to this clinic. They were all very caring and wait times were minimal.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was wonderful through the whole process. I have recommended her to my friends! I also plan on going back for my next pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were wonderful. On the day we graduated they all came out to say good bye to us, which really made us feel special.
How was your experience with Sigal Klipstein?
She got us to a point where other said it could not be done! She was realistic but also used her knowledge to get me pregnant. I am currently 16 weeks with a little girl! She was there every step of the way and helped me get through our failed transfer with a new plan of action.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sigal Klipstein?
Come with questions. She is very knowledgeable and will take the time to answer them.
Describe the protocols Sigal Klipstein used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She placed me on a course of medication that would prepare my uterus for pregnancy. They monitored me very closely to make sure they did the transfer at the most optimal time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sigal Klipstein.
I do not remember since it was covered by my insurance.
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Doctor
Sigal Klipstein
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The patient portal is really good, all the communication [at InVia-Hoffman Estates] happens there help both of us know what is going on. Making appointment is also super easy. The staff answers our questions/voicemail within 4-6 hours, day or night.... They [the nursing staff] are available all the time, even late evening to get back to our questions
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
The patient portal is really good, all the communication happens there help both of us know what is going on. Making appointment is also super easy. The staff answers our questions/voicemail within 4-6 hours, day or night.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are available all the time, even late evening to get back to our questions
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
After the first miscarriage, my wife and I have been trying for 1.5 years without successful. Then we was referred to Dr. Karande by our Obgyn. And thanks to their efforts and expertise (and the super helpful patient portal) helped us through the craziness of 3 IUIs and then 2 IVFs. We are expecting in May 11th. Thanks Dr. Karande and Invia Fertility staff. We are very grateful to you.
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Doctor
Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
30 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
7 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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His [Dr. Karande's] staff is amazing n so is his partner
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Age
30 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
7 Eggs Frozen
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He is all about getting you pregnant. His staffbis amazing n so is his partner
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You see them everytime u go in .. They have seen me at my greatest time n my worst n have always seemed 19th o care
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
He is to the point . no hand holding and sometimes hard to understand. BUT he cares soo much he wants the end result. He lights up when he sees his final result. I want a great doctor who knows what hes doing .. I dont want my hand held I want the actual truth
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
Go to him with an open mind. He makes sure he logs EVERYTHING in the computer as he talks to you. he does have an accent. He does great work with the procedures.
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Doctor
Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Scheduling
Billing
Educational Resources
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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They [The nurses] are all fantastic, returning messages promptly and answering my many questions thoroughly while making me feel cared for.
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He never remembered any details about me, even that I had a live birth as a result of IVF from his clinic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are all fantastic, returning messages promptly and answering my many questions thoroughly while making me feel cared for. I cannot say enough.
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
He does not have a very good bedside manner, but is technically very good and my treatment resulted in pregnancy, which is ultimately what mattered most to me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
Keep in mind that he is not warm and fuzzy, but will give you the best shot at getting pregnant.
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Doctor
Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
30
Treated
2006
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
It was a nice facility [InVia Hoffman Estates]. Nothing fancy but it was comfortable...[Nurses] They were professional and kind. They took the time to get to know me and my story. They remembered me and I never felt like I had to keep repeating my story over and over - they just knew....The only issue was not getting results back once at a specific time. Nothing I ever thought was something to be concerned about...My employer insurance covered 100% so the costs to me were nothing
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Age
30
Treated
2006
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
It was a nice facility. Nothing fancy but it was comfortable.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Klipstein was always upfront with all information. She also took time to listen to my husband and myself.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were professional and kind. They took the time to get to know me and my story. They remembered me and I never felt like I had to keep repeating my story over and over - they just knew.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Sigal Klipstein?
She was kind, compassionate and very well informed in the field of fertility. She took her time with every step and made sure we understood everything that would be happening. She also understood the emotional side of what we were going through and made sure that we were well taken care of.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sigal Klipstein?
Don't hold back - the more she knows about you and your partner, the better she will be able to help you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sigal Klipstein.
My employer insurance covered 100% so the costs to me were nothing
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Doctor
Sigal Klipstein
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
I also felt that the staff took the time to make sure that my husband and I understood each step fully before and thing began... and took every measure to make sure it ran as smoothly as they could make it run...
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt that the team of professionals at the clinic took the time to get to know me and my specific situation. I was greeted warmly each time I was in the office and conversations were continued from visit to visit. I also felt that the staff took the time to make sure that my husband and I understood each step fully before and thing began. I was also impressed that they really understood the sensitive nature of the situation and took every measure to make sure it ran as smoothly as they could make it run - which is not easy when dealing with insane cycles and insane insurance companies.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff took every opportunity to make sure you felt comfortable. There are many awkward moments for not only the women but for the men and the nurses were very professional in those moments as to not make it worse then it already was.
How was your experience with Sigal Klipstein?
Dr Klipstein was quite caring and I felt very comfortable in speaking with her about this very sensitive topic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sigal Klipstein?
Make sure that you are completely honest.
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Doctor
Sigal Klipstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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