Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists

La Jolla
9850 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
619) 286-3520
San Diego
6699 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
619.286.3520
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
8
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
6
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
6
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
8
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
4
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

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For more information please see our FAQs.

Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
10
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
1 assessment
10
9
Age
28
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
9
Dr.Bastuba is direct and to the point. He is thorough and makes sure all avenues are explored before diving into expensive invasive surgeries. He has a good sense of humor, and is an expert at his craft. ... After a physical evaluation it was assumed I was born without a vas deferens. He then ordered bloodwork and an ultrasound to make sure everything else indicated I in fact created sperm.
The clinic [Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialist] is shared with another company, which can be a little confusing. The wait times we're not bad, but I don't feel I was given much direction thoroughly on what to expect next, or what I was to go through at that time. ... I was asked to provide my genetic testing results multiple times even though I brought in a hard copy on my initial visit. I also had some billing issues, which have since been resolved.
Age
28
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
9
How was your experience with Martin Bastuba at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists?
Dr.Bastuba is direct and to the point. He is thorough and makes sure all avenues are explored before diving into expensive invasive surgeries. He has a good sense of humor, and is an expert at his craft.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Martin Bastuba at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists?
Be prepared for the blunt truth of your situation. He will not sugar coat it, or instill false hope. If there is an issue you will address it, and if there is a solution he will explore it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Martin Bastuba at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists?
I personally like the bluntness of Dr.Bastuba and although professional, he has a good sense of humor that makes you feel more comfortable than most doctors.
Describe the protocols Martin Bastuba used in your cycles at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists and their degree of success.
After a physical evaluation it was assumed I was born without a vas deferens. He then ordered bloodwork and an ultrasound to make sure everything else indicated I in fact created sperm. After the test results came back, we we're in the clear to proceed with surgery. The surgery went smoothly and multiple vials of Sperm/ Tissue were successfully recovered. Our meetings we're brief and limited to a few, but we got in, found the problem, and got out with exactly what we wanted.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Not much criteria to go on, but seemed like they could use another staff member to help in the office. Response times were longer than desired, and seems like the person in charge of our request, happened to not be there.
Describe your experience with Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists.
The clinic is shared with another company, which can be a little confusing. The wait times we're not bad, but I don't feel I was given much direction thoroughly on what to expect next, or what I was to go through at that time. Found myself without detailed answers often
Describe the costs associated with your care under Martin Bastuba at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists.
Sperm Retrieval surgery $3580 Ultrasound $550 Blood Work $420 Initial consultation $300 Dr. Visit $120
Describe Martin Bastuba's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
10
Doctor
Martin Bastuba
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists
La Jolla
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