How was your experience with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
My only regret is that I didn't go to him first! He has experience with women my age was very helpful to me. He didn't waste any time like my previous doctor had [pausing for cysts to go away, etc.]. He just aspirated cysts as necessary and we kept going. This is ideal at my age as every cycle mattered. He is caring, sensitive and has an excellent bedside matter. I had seen other IVF doctors who were very scientific and clinical which was intimidating and left me confused and frustrated. I would recommend him to relatives and friends in a heartbeat.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
Make sure he is thorough with his ultrasounds. On a few occasions we missed a follicle on my left side since that ovary is very challenging to locate sometimes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
Dr Vermesh carefully considered my history and was sensitive to my feelings about my miscarriages and reminded me to nit be discouraged as I had more progress [more eggs that fertilized, etc. ] with my previous doctor one year prior.
Describe the protocols Michael Vermesh used in your cycles at Center for Fertility and Gynecology and their degree of success.
He recommended doing natural ivf cycles [no stims] as the meds only seemed to suppress me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Fertility and Gynecology. (Assigned nurse: Zenia)
I love this staff: Tiffany, Juliana and Zenia. They are sweet, personable, knowledgable experienced, sensitive and hopeful. They communicate clearly and call back when I leave a message. My previous doctor's staff was never reachable, never consistent [there was a new nurse it seemed every week whom I had to "start over with" every time I had a question or issue. That is NOT THE CASE WITH THIS STAFF. I really love and appreciate all of them!
Describe your experience with Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
I can't think of any weaknesses honestly. [I can for my previous clinic so this is not me being lazy!]. The only thing I can think of is it would be great if their lab was onsite so that I could get my blood work results sooner than 5pm but that really hasn't been an issue for me.
This staff is so personable. The office is quiet and anxiety-free. [Unlike my last clinic!] You are not just another number here. You are a respected patient undergoing a profoundly difficult experience and are treated like so!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
A round is approx $6900. He offers 3 rounds at a discounted rate of $8500 + additional fees [lab, anesthesia, ICSI, etc.] a la carte as needed.
Describe Michael Vermesh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
I have one frozen embryo from a previous doctor which he said he could add to an existing fresh transfer or do on its own whenever we're ready. He personally has seen more success with fresh so we are going for that while I am still hopeful [and not quite over it yet!] and waiting to transfer fresh in the future.