Antonio Gargiulo

Brigham & Women's Hospital

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Medical SchoolU. of Naples
ResidencyU. of Texas Houston
FellowshipHarvard
Boston
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-4222
Stratham
75 Francis Street
Stratham, NH 03885
(617) 732-5500
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Antonio Gargiulo to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 94%Don't recommend: 6%9.7
11 assessments
  • 94% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 6% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.7
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8.2
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Brigham & Women's Hospital to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 79%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 6%9.1
93 assessments
  • 79% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 15% Neutral (7-8)
  • 6% Don't recommend (0-6)
11 assessments
10
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
I went to Dr. Gargulio because I wanted my tubal ligation reversed. ... I had an initial visit with Dr. Gargulio where we discussed IVF or tubal reanastemosis, with my very strong preference being the surgery. ... Dr. Gargulio was incredibly warm, kind, and extremely empathetic. Instead of pressuring me into IVF like three other doctors did, he listened to my reasons for wanting my tubal ligation reversed and ultimately agreed with and validated my choice.
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Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
As I mentioned, Dr. Garguilo has a phenomenal bedside manner. I cannot get over how incredibly kind he is, and how positive I felt every time I left an appointment. He is very honest and encouraging and evaluated me as an individual rather than a statistic. He kept my husband involved in everything, including visits to see him in the waiting room both before and after my procedure (I had a robotic tubal reanastemosis done, not IUI, but that's not a selection on this web site). When I brought up an issue with billing, something that I did NOT feel was part of his performance but wanted him to know, he immediately took steps to have me speak with someone who could help. Dr. Gargulio is a fantastic doctor and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a tubal ligation reversed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
My one piece of advice is to not bother calling anyone else - call Dr. Gargulio's office. I went through three doctors - one of whom treated me so poorly that I had given up on ever having children again - and my only regret is that I hadn't found him sooner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargulio was incredibly warm, kind, and extremely empathetic. Instead of pressuring me into IVF like three other doctors did, he listened to my reasons for wanting my tubal ligation reversed and ultimately agreed with and validated my choice.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I would like to repeat that I didn't have a fertility procedure or analysis done, but this particular website doesn't allow for that. I went to Dr. Gargulio because I wanted my tubal ligation reversed. The procedure had been done by my Ob/Gyn when I was in an abusive relationship (and I felt pressured by her nurse to have it done instead of another method of birth control) and began to regret it as soon as that relationship ended. I had an initial visit with Dr. Gargulio where we discussed IVF or tubal reanastemosis, with my very strong preference being the surgery. I was given some statistical information, then came back for a pre-operative visit where risks and statistics were discussed in further depth, and I signed my consent. I then had my surgical visit, followed by a post-operative visit where I was told that I can schedule a dye test to ensure my tubes remained open at my convenience. I am still within one month of post-op, so I don't have any results aside from the overwhelming satisfaction of having my fallopian tubes intact.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had a different nurse at each visit. All of the nurses were very positive and up-beat, with excellent attitudes. Everyone I saw was capable and pleasant to be around. My post-op nurse, Sparkle, was fantastic (for what little I remember from my post-operative haze). I have nothing but good things to say regarding any of the nurses.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
This is part of the Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston. I can't think of a single weakness of the facility that isn't tied into my personal preferences. The staff in the day surgery center were fantastic, they are committed to excellence and clear communication, which will prevent mistakes. Outstanding facility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
There was a one time bill of (approximately) $8,500, which would include a refund if I did not require an overnight stay. This included my consultation, pre and post op appointments, the surgery, and a hystogram (dye test) following the surgery.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
This is not applicable to my situation. My doctor's approach of using a robot to perform my tubal ligation reversal laprascopically made my recovery time quick and easy, with a much lower risk of complications and infection.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
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Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
10
I was referred to Dr. Gargiulo with a tough diagnosis. ... At our second appointment we were told that I had an undiagnosed thyroid antibody that attacked my reproductive system. Dr. Gargiulo understood our deep desire to try anything we could. ... After 2 failed cycles Dr. Gargiulo recommended to use Donor eggs. Even through this entire time he was understanding and warm with his approach even with such devastating news. After 2 additional second opinions in Boston from other top IVF providers; we have started the Donor egg process. Both of the second opinions agreed completely with Dr. Gargiulos approach
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
He was warm and compassionate. He understood our deep desire to have a child and was willing to think outside the box which we appreciated as standard approaches were not going to work; which we knew from the first appointment. He never had to look back at my notes to reference previous cycles, he always seemed so well prepared for our visits and did not spend our time flipping through a chart. He is one of the best physicians I have ever met and I work for the best hospital in Boston.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Understand that as much as you want a positive outcome it is not always possible. You have to go in with an open mind and remember that Dr. Gargiulo will do anything possible to give you the best possible outcome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo was wonderful from the first appointment we had with him. He treated us with compassion and was delicate regarding our gloomy outlook of having a natural child. He always took the time to ask us how we were both doing and always made time for our phone calls or routinely stayed later to make sure there was an appointment. Even with our tough diagnosis we have trusted him every step of the way. His nursing staff were also wonderful, they always made us feel welcomed and took the time to explain the next steps.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I was referred to Dr. Gargiulo with a tough diagnosis. During the first appointment he was very frank with my husband and myself to explain the low percentage of having a child with my own eggs. After the first appointment he recommended a large volume of tests to understand why I had diminished ovarian reserve at such a young age. At our second appointment we were told that I had an undiagnosed thyroid antibody that attacked my reproductive system. Dr. Gargiulo understood our deep desire to try anything we could. We started an IVF cycle immediately with the highest dose of medications he could give me. We got to cycle day 24 and my eggs died on their own without maturing. Four months later we tried a different IVF cycle; Lupron Microflare and this cycle only got to day 7 and my hormones were unchanged. After 2 failed cycles Dr. Gargiulo recommended to use Donor eggs. Even through this entire time he was understanding and warm with his approach even with such devastating news. After 2 additional second opinions in Boston from other top IVF providers; we have started the Donor egg process. Both of the second opinions agreed completely with Dr. Gargiulos approach
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Marcia )
Wonderful! The entire staff was wonderful, not just Marcia. They were always on top of what my next steps where. They were all there after each failed cycle and were willing to help us with any resources they needed. We never felt rush at any appointment or never felt like a bother calling with the simplest question.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Strengths: - Great Location - Clean - Staff was wonderful - Early morning hours - Always accommodating - A nurse is always on call - It is a satellite location for Brigham and Womens. This is wonderful to not have to drive to Boston for monitoring visits Weaknesses - Not a deal breaker but they close at 3:30p
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Copays for Office Visits and Failed IVF procedures.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Dr. Gargiulo based the embryo transfer on the patients age and diagnosis. On our first cycle he suggested only 1 embryo transfer. With our second IVF cycle he was going to recommend to the insurance company a 2 embryo transfer due to the rapid decline in my ovarian reserve. We never got to the embryo transfer state though for either cycle.
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Antonio Gargiulo
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Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
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10
Age
49
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
My uterus was riddled with fibroids, three of which were the size of a small fist; unlike my regular gynecologist, he [Dr. Gargiulo] never suggested a hysterectomy. His entire focus was to preserve my uterus...He took the time to remove more tumors than originally planned and, when he discovered adhesions holding my ovaries and fallopian tubes to the pelvic wall, removed them. He accelerated my post-op appointment by a few days
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Age
49
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo had performed a myomectomy for one of my friends several years earlier. When I was diagnosed with multiple fibroids, she asked him whether he would consider consulting with me long distance (I reside in Virginia). He immediately said yes and provided his email address. We discussed my case via email and he ordered an MRI, which I obtained locally. He requested that I send a disc with the images so that he could evaluate my condition himself, rather than relying on the radiologist's report. He provided an assessment and recommendation (all remotely at no cost) but didn't pressure me to travel to Boston or make a decision. After nine months' hesitation, I opted to move forward with surgery (laparoscopic robotic myomectomy). Dr. Gargiulo never criticized or commented on the delay, other than ordering a new MRI to ensure that he fully understood the fibroids current state. He and his staff quickly arranged both a half-day of pre-op appointments across the hospital (so that I would only have to be in Boston for one day) and a surgery date. When I finally met Dr. Gargiulo in person, he was welcoming, kind and cheerful. He walked me through the MRI images and thoroughly explained what the surgery would entail and possible additional elective procedures (but with no pressure to authorize them). My uterus was riddled with fibroids, three of which were the size of a small fist; unlike my regular gynecologist, he never suggested a hysterectomy. His entire focus was to preserve my uterus, even though at my age a spontaneous pregnancy is extremely unlikely. On the day of surgery, he stopped in to chat during my prep (he hadn't even changed into scrubs yet), spoke with my mother immediately after surgery, and came back once I was reasonably coherent. He took the time to remove more tumors than originally planned and, when he discovered adhesions holding my ovaries and fallopian tubes to the pelvic wall, removed them. He accelerated my post-op appointment by a few days so that I could return to Virginia more quickly (though I am certain he would have requested I stay had I not been healing well). During that appointment, he went over all of my surgery's details, offered images of the procedure and discussed potential pregnancy options. At all times, he was kind, thorough, patient and positive. He never condescended or tried to rush me; he never tried to badger me into making a particular choice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Don't hesitate to ask questions via email or in person. He will answer all of them completely and in a timely fashion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I live in Virginia. A friend in Boston recommended Dr. Gargiulo to me. He and his staff went out of their way to accommodate me as an out-of-state patient. Dr. Gargiulo and each member of his staff and surgical team were kind, thoughtful and thoroughly familiar with my personal circumstances, while being both extremely efficient and flexible. I dithered regarding surgery for nine months, with no pressure from Dr. Gargiulo. Once I made up my mind, he and his staff went into fifth gear to make it happen on the timeline that best suited my personal (long-distance) circumstances.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I only pursued removal of fibroid tumors. Dr. Gargiulo wanted a current MRI to ensure that he fully understood the landscape before arriving in the O.R. Because I had delayed making a decision for almost nine months, that meant getting a second set of images. I have good insurance so it wasn't an issue. He predicted he would remove the three largest tumors but ended up taking out seven, which together weighed almost a pound and were five times the size of my uterus. My menstrual cycle is no longer debilitating; my abdomen has returned to being flat; and I've lost about 8 lbs (taking my rather old body back to what I weighed 25 years ago!). If I choose to become pregnant, Dr. Gargiulo strongly recommended I deliver via C-section.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All but one of the nurses were compassionate and patient, even when I was admittedly cranky and brusque. My bladder didn't "wake up" properly after surgery. The post-op nurses stayed well into the early evening to give my body time to right itself, and tried every trick to get my bladder functioning. Unfortunately, nothing worked so, in order to be released from the hospital rather than staying overnight, I had to agree to retaining the catheter. By the next afternoon when I returned to Dr. Gargiulo's clinic to see whether the catheter could be removed, I was not the most pleasant person. (Whatever anyone else says, I can affirm that a catheter is really uncomfortable!) The nurses and the P.A. were nonetheless kind and calm. They acknowledged my discomfort -- which one post-op nurse had downplayed, really ticking me off. I greatly appreciated their willingness to recognize that the catheter was causing pain, and the true sympathy they showed. That type of care makes all the difference.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Dr. Gargiulo's surgical coordinator is outstanding. I live in Virginia, which presented challenges to obtaining care in Boston. The surgical coordinator accommodated my situation flawlessly. She planned all of my pre-op appointments across the hospital for a single afternoon (I could have flown home that evening had I wanted to); and provided a surgery date during the winter holiday season that ensured Dr. Gargiulo could do my post-op check-up at the 10-day mark, allowing me to return to Virginia and trim expenses (we stayed in an Air BnB about a half-mile from BWH). The surgical coordinator was very responsive by both phone and email. I didn't see any clinic weaknesses but I likely had less interaction than patients with more complex fertility issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
All appointments, surgery and medicine were covered by my insurance with relatively small co-pays (combined, less than $600). I did notice on a co-pay statement that the stated non-negotiated cost for the laparoscopic robotic myomectomy was $61,000.
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Antonio Gargiulo
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10
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Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
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10
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Dr. Gargiulo was very personable, kind, and empathetic of my situation. We spoke about my history and I was able to express my concerns surrounding infertility.Dr. Gargiulo is very knowledged and I believe he cares abut the patients outcome as well as their health...He recommended getting a laparoscopy and removing the non communicating horn to prevent future ectopic pregnancies. He made me feel confident in trusting him for next steps. We scheduled a "Laparoscopic Excision of Right Rudimentary Uterine Horn, And Fallopian Tube".
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Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I am a 27 year old female who lives in the DC area who was born with a unicornate uterus with a rudimentary horn. I was diagnosed when I was 22 while I was trying to get to the root of my painful cramps. I had an ectopic pregnancy when I was 23 and wanted to be proactive for future planning. My OB/GYN recommended I have a laparoscopy done to diagnose endometriosis and take a loser took at my abnormal uterus. We did extensive research in efforts to finds a specialist in the area but no luck and since my family lives in Massachusetts we began our search there. We came across a colleague of Dr. Gargiulo and after speaking to his colleague, sending my MRI, and medical records, he stated Dr. Gargiulo would be the best fit to assist. When I met Dr. Gargiulo he was very personable, kind, and empathetic of my situation. We spoke about my history and I was able to express my concerns surrounding infertility. He recommended getting a laparoscopy and removing the non communicating horn to prevent future ectopic pregnancies. He made me feel confident in trusting him for next steps. We scheduled a "Laparoscopic Excision of Right Rudimentary Uterine Horn, And Fallopian Tube". His staff along with him were so kind, wonderful, and accommodating from beginning to end. It was a successful procedure and I am pleased with the small and not very noticeable incisions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Have questions ready to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo was very personable, kind, and empathetic of my situation. We spoke about my history and I was able to express my concerns surrounding infertility.Dr. Gargiulo is very knowledged and I believe he cares abut the patients outcome as well as their health.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
We focused on preparing my uterus for fertility. I have not yet began attempting.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The clinic itself is a bit small and would run behind on appointments. Most of their staff was pleasant. The office space was a bit cramped but it was overall a great clinic. Location is a bit busy and parking was a bit challenging.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
not sure
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Antonio Gargiulo
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
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10
Age
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Gargiulo is a truly excellent doctor and I can't recommend him enough. I initially came to him years ago seeking to freeze my eggs due to a severe case of endometriosis. He helpfully guided me through the process, and I was happy to complete several successful cycles of egg freezing under his care. Years later, after meeting my husband and deciding to start a family, I returned to Dr. Gargiulo, who talked through our plans for addressing infertility from every angle.
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Age
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
Treatment
IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo is a truly excellent doctor and I can't recommend him enough. I initially came to him years ago seeking to freeze my eggs due to a severe case of endometriosis. He helpfully guided me through the process, and I was happy to complete several successful cycles of egg freezing under his care. Years later, after meeting my husband and deciding to start a family, I returned to Dr. Gargiulo, who talked through our plans for addressing infertility from every angle. When we decided to do a fresh cycle of IVF and ran into a terrible dispute with my insurance, he and his assistant went above and beyond what I would expect of anyone in that situation. They were always ready to help at the shortest notice during the weeks of the dispute. We won the case, and my husband and I went on to have a successful cycle of IVF at our first attempt despite a very low number of eggs retrieved. We were thrilled! I never once doubted Dr. Gargiulo's expertise, judgment, or advice. He explains everything in great detail and treats you with respect rather than talking down to you. He answers all questions with care and attention. What stands out as well are his kindness, humor, and genuine human touch. He is a generous doctor who clearly loves helping his patients. I will continue to seek treatment for infertility and endometriosis from him and cannot think of a better place in the area in which to do this than the BWH Infertility/Reproductive Medicine Center.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I have complete faith in the medical expertise/care offered by the BWH Infertility/Reproductive Medicine Center. That's all I have to say although this site forced me to write a response of 200 characters in length.
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Antonio Gargiulo
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Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
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Age
22
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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I'm 22 years old and have had one of my ovaries removed due to ovarian cysts and recently had reoccurring cysts on my other ovary...I was told that my previous doctor may not have used the best method to remove an ovarian cyst...[Dr. Gargiulo] informed me about a very similar surgery with small incisions, but using robotics instead of heat. He told me that his method entailed using a plastic bag to surround the ovary when removing the cyst so that the ovarian tissue wouldn't be harmed any more than it already was. He used robotics to do this because they are extremely accurate and proven to be successful.
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Age
22
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I'm 22 years old and have had one of my ovaries removed due to ovarian cysts and recently had reoccurring cysts on my other ovary. My past surgery was with another doctor, but this time around my sister (with infertility and PCOS) insisted that I switch to her doctor, Dr. Gargiulo. I was so glad I did. He explained everything at a level that I could understand and made me realize how important it was to take care of this problem now, before I get older. He has special characteristics that no other doctors have. He was always running a bit behind because he refuses to cut time with any patients and likes to spend more time with everyone. He also uses a robotic technique to remove ovarian cysts instead of a laparoscopic technique, which uses heat that could damage ovarian tissue. His methods are much safer and exact than applying heat to the ovary because he essentially uses a plastic bag to enclose the ovary to protect it while removing the cyst. This method is newer, so women are sometimes hesitant to use it, but I had a wonderful experience with it and with Dr. Gargiulo because I truly felt that he had my best interest in mind. By using newer methods, he was able to keep me safe and to save my ovarian reserve, which I'll forever be grateful for!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
If he is running behind schedule don't jump to conclusions, because it's probably a good thing! He spends more time with patients, compared to other doctors I've seen, because he is personable and truly cares about you and your health. He goes the extra mile, so just be patient in that waiting room, because you'll have your turn and it's most definitely worth the wait.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo is the best doctor that I have seen. He was referred by my sister who has infertility and treated me just as well as he treated her. He goes the extra mile, unlike other doctors. He is personable and makes you feel that your situation matters and that he'll do everything in his power to help you. I felt extremely safe in his care and would refer any of my loved ones to his care.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I had a large cyst removed in the past, which caused the removal of my ovary as well. When other cysts started to occur on my only existing ovary, I started to see Dr. G.. Though she is a very successful surgeon, I was told that my previous doctor may not have used the best method to remove an ovarian cyst. She specialized more in OBGYN, so she wasn't as familiar with the fertility outcomes as Dr. G. is. The previous surgery was done laparoscopically, which meant that heat was applied to remove the cyst. However, in the long run, heat can damage the ovarian tissue, which can cause the ovary quality and activity to lessen. Dr. G. informed me about a very similar surgery with small incisions, but using robotics instead of heat. He told me that his method entailed using a plastic bag to surround the ovary when removing the cyst so that the ovarian tissue wouldn't be harmed any more than it already was. He used robotics to do this because they are extremely accurate and proven to be successful. He predicted that doing the surgery this way instead would leave my ovary with much better chances of being unharmed. The surgery went exactly as expected and the ovary was not harmed in the process. The recovery was also exactly what he had told me it would be, there were no surprises. He has also suggested for me to see him in a year to consult about freezing more eggs due to a lower ovarian reserve. He used the data to produce exact results and informed me of the statistical chances that I will conceive a baby from the number of eggs I currently have frozen. Due to the lower percentage, I have decided to go ahead and freeze more in a year. I was very, very happy with the results and care that I received from Dr. G and would recommend anyone to him! He presented me with every detail. I would definitely recommend his methods of surgery due to the low risk and positive results that come along them.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was very friendly. It's a difficult environment to work in and they were always upbeat and respectful of the patients coming through the door.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The clinic is awesome. It's in a great location in the hospital and all of the staff is very friendly. The last time I left without important paperwork because I asked the person at the front and they had said that I could leave. I wish they had double checked and communicated with the nurse staff that had just seen me. This was the only hiccup I eve had there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I had a $40 copay each time I saw him because my insurance issues that for specialists. I'm still waiting for the bill for the surgery, however, I was told by my insurance company that they should cover a lot of it.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
Nursing
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10
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF, 4 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr. Gargiulo is extremely competent, smart, friendly and compassionate. He spent enough time to answer my questions and listen to my concerns. I always left my appointments with a game plan that I was confident in....At my last transfer I was at the point of exhaustion from years of trying, and was teary. He gave me a reassuring side hug and it meant so much to my husband and I that we had a doctor that cared about his patients so much.
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF, 4 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo is extremely competent, smart, friendly and compassionate. He spent enough time to answer my questions and listen to my concerns. I always left my appointments with a game plan that I was confident in. I highly recommend him and his practice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Make a list of questions and concerns that you have because there is so much that you will learn from the visits that you may forget things.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
The doctor was friendly, compassionate and very realistic about my fertility situation. At my last transfer I was at the point of exhaustion from years of trying, and was teary. He gave me a reassuring side hug and it meant so much to my husband and I that we had a doctor that cared about his patients so much. I highly recommend this practice.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I started with cycle dependent IUI, and switched to IVF when those didn’t work. The staff was very accommodating with appointment times and availability for teachings and answering questions
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Carrie)
All of the nursing and clerical staff were amazing! They greeted me by name and with a smile every day. They were compassionate and very skilled at their jobs.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Please don’t hesitate to come to this clinic, they are amazing to work with. You are greeted by name and with a smile each time you walk in the door. Each nurse you work with knows your history and is very skilled at their job.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
My insurance covered 100 percent of all costs, I was very fortunate.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Due to the small size of my uterus, it was recommended to me that I do a single embryo transfer to avoid complications and or having to possibly make the gut wrenching decision of aborting a multiple. They really had my best interest in mind.
10
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
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10
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
Amazing talented doctor [Antonio Gargiulo] from God. From first meeting with him, then later in surgery day and on post-surgery meeting I had strong confident feeling inside of me that its best doctor whom I could trust myself and my health. I did right choice! Knowledgeable, experienced, companioned, attentive. even that human charming smile means so much to us, his patients. I highly recommend him. Dr. Gargiulo is the best!
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Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Amazing talented doctor from God. From first meeting with him, then later in surgery day and on post-surgery meeting I had strong confident feeling inside of me that its best doctor whom I could trust myself and my health. I did right choice! Knowledgeable, experienced, companioned, attentive. even that human charming smile means so much to us, his patients. I highly recommend him. Dr. Gargiulo is the best!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Do not have doubts, if you chose Dr. Gargiulo, you are in safe hands!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Doctor Garqiulo is a doctor with big heart. He listens with attention all your needs, questions. You feel comfortable next to him. I totally trust him myself for planned surgery.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I wish I could thank them personally after surgery. I never met such a great team. they treat you as queen with a lot of kindness, care and attention. they explained to me each step what they were doing, we even laughed right before surgery begin.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
It is clean, neat place with all necessary departments under one roof. it could be a bit complicated to find right room, so I would recommend to come earlier to your appointment in case you get lost.
10
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
Communication
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
Nursing
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10
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
Dr Gargiulo is an extremely experienced and competent fertility doctor, but with a warm and caring genuiness. It took us almost 3 years to have our twins, and Dr Gargiulo kept adjusting our plans as new results occurred. He is wonderful... Make sure to discuss genetic testing of embryos. Because it is not paid for by insurance, Dr Gargiulo does not recommend it universally. We had to ask to test ours, which he was more than willing to support, but if we did not ask, if could have take us much longer to have children.
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Age
38 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Gargiulo is an extremely experienced and competent fertility doctor, but with a warm and caring genuiness. It took us almost 3 years to have our twins, and Dr Gargiulo kept adjusting our plans as new results occurred. He is wonderful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Make sure to discuss genetic testing of embryos. Because it is not paid for by insurance, Dr Gargiulo does not recommend it universally. We had to ask to test ours, which he was more than willing to support, but if we did not ask, if could have take us much longer to have children.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Garguilo is a warm and caring doctor. He states facts and statistics, but in a kind and positive way.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I do not remember
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Marsha)
Marsha and Carrie were the two nurses who cared for me through the four cycles. They are amazing, smart, compassionate, and on top of everything.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The clinic was great: staff was friendly and competent; facility was clean; and hours for appointments was amenable to my schedule. There really were no weaknesses of this clinic. I always felt welcome and well cared for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Most of mine was covered by insurance with the exception of genetic testing of embryos, of which I paid about $8000 out of pocket.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
His philosophy of transferring only one genetically normal embryo at a time is the right one. I willingly transferred two, which he supported, but only after 2 prior failed FETs.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Lost or damaged samples
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Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
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10
Age
43
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
I truly can’t say enough about Dr. Gargiulo. He and his team were amazing from start to finish. We’re so grateful that he was able to perform my surgery, and that we’re one step closer to becoming parents!...He has a very full schedule, but is worth the wait!...I had uterine fibroids that if not removed would’ve prevented pregnancy. He performed a laparoscopic myomectomy, without any issues. I have recovered well, and will hopefully be transferring two embryos this summer!
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Age
43
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I truly can’t say enough about Dr. Gargiulo. He and his team were amazing from start to finish. We’re so grateful that he was able to perform my surgery, and that we’re one step closer to becoming parents!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
He has a very full schedule, but is worth the wait!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo was so kind, patient and caring. He spent time with me and my husband at the consults before surgery, the day of, and at our post-op. During this time he thoroughly explained everything, answered our questions and gave us hope!
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I had uterine fibroids that if not removed would’ve prevented pregnancy. He performed a laparoscopic myomectomy, without any issues. I have recovered well, and will hopefully be transferring two embryos this summer!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were wonderful. So kind and helpful, such a great nursing team!
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
This is a great clinic! They care about how you’re doing physically and mentally. Ready to answer any question, I left messages on two separate occasions and received a call back within 20 minutes each time.
10
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
Communication
Trustworthiness
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10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
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5
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
11 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
5
Felt my concerns about high twin rate weren't taken that seriously. Felt he was overly optimistic about male-factor issues, in an effort to be reassuring. Pleasant personality. Appointments felt rushed, had to come in with a list of questions to make sure they got answered.
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Age
33 - 37
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
11 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Felt my concerns about high twin rate weren't taken that seriously. Felt he was overly optimistic about male-factor issues, in an effort to be reassuring. Pleasant personality. Appointments felt rushed, had to come in with a list of questions to make sure they got answered. Only saw him at the commencement of treatment each time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Chaotic hospital environment, practice often running late. Doctor was empathetic but nurses more business-like. Efficient but not very warm. Always returned calls. Cramped city offices, difficult parking and labs in labyrinthine basement.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Susan Fischer)
Trusted her and responsive but not very warm.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Chaotic hospital environment, practice often running late. Doctor was empathetic but nurses more business-like. Efficient but not very warm. Always returned calls. Cramped city offices, difficult parking and labs in labyrinthine basement.
5
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
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