How was your experience with William Gibbons at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
From the beginning, we knew we wanted him to be our doctor. His experience, research work, and the data behind his work is excellent. He is a recognized name in his field. He is kind, funny, and compassionate but we also knew he was going to provide us honest answers, even when we didn’t want them. His skills are not like others; he is quick and knows what he’s doing when he’s doing it. I have never been in fear when in his hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of William Gibbons at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
He is so knowledgeable that he may be hard to follow. If this is the case, ask him to repeat or say it in a different way. He also gets off on a tangent frequently; just redirect. He is very honest so if you’re looking for someone to give you answers you want rather than those you need, he is not your guy. He will tell you the truth no matter what. He does work with students, residents and fellows so you will have other sets of hands on you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with William Gibbons at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
Both he and his staff are very caring, responsive, and truthful. I knew we weren’t going to have to deal with nonsense there or being treated any less than we deserved to be.
Describe the protocols William Gibbons used in your cycles at Baylor / Texas Childrens and their degree of success.
(IVF with normal AMH, male factor infertility)
IVF with birth control day 2 of full flow
-daily gonal F, menopur, and
1.5 month break—for PGS results, ERA procedure and to give body a break
FET with frozen 5 day transfer
-estrogen patches x 3 every 48 hours
-blood draw and u/s day 12
-start Crinone vaginal gel x 2 daily
-substitute PIO for PM Crinone every 72 hours
-blood draw day 14
-transfer day 18
-change estrogen patches to 2 every 48 hours, continue Crinone Gel
And PIO for total of 10 weeks
-HCG levels day 10, 12 and 17 after transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Baylor / Texas Childrens. (Assigned nurse: Polly Haley)
I sent numerous questions, requests, and medication refills via email and Polly and her covering nurse Bobbie always answered my question the same day. I got results quickly and was notified of any changes immediately. I never felt ignored. They are a very organized group!
Describe your experience with Baylor / Texas Childrens.
Clean facility, parking is a little bit of a hassle due to the hospital’s garage. This is a teaching facility so you will have residents and fellows practice on you—it is often unpleasant as they are not as skilled but the doctor will step in when needed. The doctor does all the important parts like transfer and retrieval. It’s an all inclusive center so labs, u/s, OR are really in one spot. Lab is just down the hall.
Describe the costs associated with your care under William Gibbons at Baylor / Texas Childrens.
$13,500 for 1 IVF cycle including 5 U/S and 5 lab draws. If additional U/S or labs needed, will be additional cost but at discounted rate. With all the Co-pays, medication costs, and other fees (labs or other testing like imaging that were not part of IVF package and were not covered by insurance) we had to incur with anesthesia, storage, etc. I would estimate easily 3k-5k extra on top of the initial IVF cost. Plan for around $18k-$20k total for 1 cycle.
Describe William Gibbons's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Baylor / Texas Childrens.
He is only for 1 embryo transfer at a time. That is the clinic’s policy for the safety and welfare of mom and baby. If you are looking for multiple embryo transferred in a single setting, he will not do this.