George Kofinas

Kofinas Fertility Group

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Medical SchoolU. of Athens
ResidencyBrooklyn Hosp
FellowshipSUNY
Lower Manhattan
65 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
718.736.2218
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend George Kofinas to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 89%Don't recommend: 11%9.4
10 assessments
  • 89% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.6
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
9.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6
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
OK
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 Kofinas Fertility Group to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 13%8.6
29 assessments
  • 70% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
10 assessments
10
Age
39 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
Dr. George Kofinas took the time to sit with me and explain his plan for my surgery in great detail. He took extensive imaging and I was informed every step of the way. After having a successful fibroid surgery, I was encouraged to try and get pregnant naturally, even at my age of 39. After trying for a few months with no success, we went back...Be prepared to live at his office. They are extremely thorough and make sure that everything is perfect for transfer which requires multiple trips to his office.
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Age
39 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
When I was diagnosed with fibroids and recommended to have surgery, I wanted to make sure that I found a doctor who was concerned with preserving my fertility. I went to see a doctor a Columbia and a doctor at NYU for opinions, both visits I felt like a number, visits were quick and I felt that I was being pushed out the door with more questions than answers. When I went to Kofinas fertility, I knew from the moment I stepped in the door that this was the place for me. The amazing Maria at the front desk, always has a smile on even at 6am in the morning and remembers patients names (no small feat!). Dr. George Kofinas took the time to sit with me and explain his plan for my surgery in great detail. He took extensive imaging and I was informed every step of the way. After having a successful fibroid surgery, I was encouraged to try and get pregnant naturally, even at my age of 39. After trying for a few months with no success, we went back to Kofinas Fertility where Dr. Brzechffa became our go-to doctor. I can't say enough great things about Dr. B. He is the most caring, sympathetic, kindest doctor I have ever met. (and I work for physicians!). During my course, I was also seen by Dr. Narine and Dr. Montes, two amazing doctors who always took the time to answer my never ending questions with patience. I never, ever felt that they didn't have my best interests in mind. Thanks to Kofinas Fertility I have a gorgeous 20-month old son and there are no adequate words to express my thanks to them. We are currently back with them going for number 2 and we wouldn't put our trust with our journey to parenthood with anyone else!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Be prepared to live at his office. They are extremely thorough and make sure that everything is perfect for transfer which requires multiple trips to his office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. George Kofinas took the time to sit with me and explain his plan for my surgery in great detail. He took extensive imaging and I was informed every step of the way. After having a successful fibroid surgery, I was encouraged to try and get pregnant naturally, even at my age of 39. After trying for a few months with no success, we went back to Kofinas Fertility where Dr. Brzechffa became our go-to doctor. I can't say enough great things about Dr. B. He is the most caring, sympathetic, kindest doctor I have ever met. (and I work for physicians!). During my course, I was also seen by Dr. Narine and Dr. Montes, two amazing doctors who always took the time to answer my never ending questions with patience. I never, ever felt that they didn't have my best interests in mind.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Because you are there pretty much every 2 days for a month or two, you become very known to the nursing staff. From Maria at the front desk, who always remembers your name just by looking at your face to all the nurses who put me into rooms and drew my blood, they are the most competent, caring bunch I have ever encountered. They were encouraging, and compassionate and always put my mind at ease.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
I went to see them when they had their Brooklyn Office which was based out of NY Methodist Hospital and my experience there was great except for trying to park my car every time I went without having to pay the hospital garage fees. Now they have moved their office to lower Manhattan which is easily accessible by subway. I also see Dr. B at their Staten Island Office which has parking and is easy to get to from where I live in Brooklyn. The offices are extremely clean, modern, and their technology is advanced.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Monitoring is done between the hours of 7am and 9am and is first come first serve. I always used to get there between 8am and 9am and never had to wait more than 15 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My insurance did not cover the IVF process. I was covered for 2 rounds of IUI which I did, and the office visits with a copay. But between sonograms, medications and the IVF process I paid a lot out of my pocket.
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I had 2 healthy embryos ready for transfer. I asked that they both be transferred but Dr. Kofinas took into account my being overweight, my age at the time (41), and my diagnosis of Hashimoto's hypothyroid and encouraged me to do a single embryo transfer. He put everything into consideration and did the best he could to ensure a successful pregnancy.
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Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
He [Dr. Kofinas] was very knowledgeable and thoroughly reviewed my medical records. He wanted to be sure to find the root of my infertility. ... His team did there best and ran all the necessary test. After 4 IUIs and 3 IVFs I finally learned I had endometriosis and MTHFR. ... Once I had a successful heart beat he even recommended a great OB in my area in Long Island. By November my long awaited dream will come true. Thanks to Kofinas and his team.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino, Middle Eastern
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He was very knowledgeable and thoroughly reviewed my medical records. He wanted to be sure to find the root of my infertility. He and Dr. Montes were kind and taylored my medications to me. It wasn’t just a standard all patients get the same protocol. My meds, my doses were specific to my needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
His main goal is to get you pregnant. The other doctors in the practice all work under his supervision. Once I had a successful heart beat he even recommended a great OB in my area in Long Island. By November my long awaited dream will come true. Thanks to Kofinas and his team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Kofinas was very kind. He was interested in explaining what others called unexplained infertility. His team did there best and ran all the necessary test. After 4 IUIs and 3 IVFs I finally learned I had endometriosis and MTHFR.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very helpful. Good at collecting blood. All sonograms are done by doctors which was great. They would educate when needed. They would inject your morning meds if needed. The surgery coordinator Jessica was great. They weren’t overly/fake friendly either. The were efficient and wanted be sure you had all you needed before leaving the office.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Overall the staff were all friendly. If your insurance doesn’t cover medications you can buy them from the office. Check pricing and rules when your are there. Calls are returned in a timely manner and you get your instructions before you leave. You do have to wait in the mornings for monitoring but nothing out of the ordinary from the other 4 REs I’ve been to. I will definitely return for future cycles if I need to.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Monitoring is done every morning from 7am -9am. They were efficient in turning the patients over while giving each person there needed time. You will have to wait that is how it is. I've been to 5 different offices and they all have the same walk-in monitoring format.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I have medical insurance which covered most of the process. The medications was a range on quantity. You should know they only accept cash for medication. Co-pays, facility charges, PGS testing a credit card is ok but medication only cash.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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9
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
9
Dr. Kofinas was very thorough throughout his examinations and throughout the sonograms. When I took the biopsy I was very scared because it was my first time and he guided me throughout the whole process by telling me exactly what to expect and what was coming next. I always felt he had my best interests at heart. ... The only option for me is to conceive through a donor egg using my husbands sperm.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
9
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas was very thorough throughout his examinations and throughout the sonograms. When I took the biopsy I was very scared because it was my first time and he guided me throughout the whole process by telling me exactly what to expect and what was coming next. I always felt he had my best interests at heart. I have people I used to work with that went to him and had success stories so I was really hoping to have this opportunity to have my chance to become a mom. The biggest problem is that it is so costly 25,000 and I can't afford it because I support both my parents and work full time. It's very hard for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Put your trust and your dreams into Dr. Kofinas hands, he will assure you you are in the right hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
At Dr. Kofinas office all the staff were pretty nice I was just a little nervous because the financial administration coordinator was a bit rude when she found out my situation. Other than that the doctors there and nurses were very kind and helpful. I have take sonograms and a biopsy as well along with blood tests.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I had sonograms and a biopsy test done to tell if I can become pregnant. The only option for me is to conceive through a donor egg using my husbands sperm. The tests were going to tell me if I had any chance to try and become pregnant. I remember going in for the results and we were so nervous but the doctor told us we can get pregnant that the results came back and I would carry most likely to term and the cervix size looked good and all that. We were ecstatic however out dreams got shattered when we found out the cost of it. We really want to become parents its really hard to save when we are supporting both of my parents. Wish we could find our miracle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very welcoming and explained all the steps and what was going to be done whenever I had a visit.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic is very welcoming and always tries to answer all of your questions. The office at Dr. George Kofinas is very spacious and very well situated. They have couches chairs and plants situated very nicely in the waiting room. I was very pleased waiting there, usually I'm nervous at appointments however sonething about this place made me feel welcomed. One thing that could be a downside is the doctor you get might not be in on the days and time you may need. The work hours are from I believe 7 am to 5pm. I know for me it was a bit hard to schedule appointments around my work schedule, however thank God I was able to make appointments to see such amazing and kindhearted doctors who really listen to your stories and try to help you in the best way they can. The blood work if I'm correct is all done in the morning. I found that sometimes you can be placed on hold for awhile and sometimes it would be too long that you would just hang up and call back again. The doctors and nurses at this fertility institute all work together as a team and come together to accommodate your needs to the best of their ability. I would definitely recommend this team of doctors and nursing staff to anyone who is looking to start a family. The doctors here are reliable and always try to get back to you if you call or answer any questions you may have. I was recommended from girls I used to work with because they have had success stories of getting pregnant with Dr. kofinas so I said hey what do I have to lose. I am happy I gave myself a chance I'm just sad because we don't have the necessary funding to make our dreams come true. I am continuously praying and hoping for a miracle everyday because I would love to start a family of my own. I believe everyone deserves a chance at that. I would definitely recommend this office and wonderful team of doctors to anyone who wants or has dreams to start a family. They have many successful patients I am only hoping to add to that number of successes they have had over many many years.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It cost us over $2,000 for consultation, sonograms and biopsy. The total of the procedure we need is 25,000 plus additional charges I seen on the paper for egg retrieval and other things .
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Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr. George Kofinas is extremely caring, very knowledgeable and a true perfectionist. ... All the procedures done for me were done with highest degree of quality and the recovery was very quick. Dr. Kofinas never gave a slightest room for error, every decision that was made was done with perfection. ... Dr. Kofinas is very diligent and always makes sure you understand every step of the procedure.
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Age
33 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. George Kofinas is extremely caring, very knowledgeable and a true perfectionist. My experience has been nothing but outstanding, I am completely taken away by his expertise in the field of fertility and medicine. Dr. Kofinas always takes the time to explain related medical terms and conditions. He is friendly and genuine that really makes me feel like I am part of a family. I have done few procedures with Dr. Kofinas and they were all done perfectly and as planned. Truly blessed to be in good hands with Dr. Kofinas.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
My advice is to trust Dr. Kofinas and follow his instructions and you will have successful result. Dr. Kofinas is very knowledgeable and has many years of experience in this field of practice. I would also advice to ask any questions that you may have, Dr. Kofinas is very diligent and always makes sure you understand every step of the procedure. My main advice is to be patient and confident, you will be rewarded.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. George Kofinas and his team made the whole process as easy as they possibly could and really felt like they were supporting us the whole time. The atmosphere is very personal and friendly, everyone knows you by name and very welcoming. Special attention to detail and very professional during every visit. Every single detail was so thoughtful and help you stay in the best state of mind for this important moment.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
George Kofinas always works out a strategy depending on each specific situation. Before any treatment strategies are developed each patient's situation is thoroughly evaluated and thought through. During step by step process, detailed instructions were given while closely monitoring results. In my situation results were very positive and always as planned, extra time taken to make sure that a given strategy worked flawlessly. All the procedures done for me were done with highest degree of quality and the recovery was very quick. Dr. Kofinas never gave a slightest room for error, every decision that was made was done with perfection.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Jessica, Angela)
The staff are amazing, very pleasant and professional, everyone knowing your name, to seamless scheduling, fantastic communications and patient service - making each visit stressless and my partner and I have felt so confident the whole time. The nurse take their time to make sure you are completely comfortable and truly seek to make you feel special every step of the way.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic is very much unkept, very clean and always make me feel comfortable. With state of the art equipment and techniques this clinic makes me very confident and that there is no cutting corners. The waiting area is spacious and feels luxurious with many patient rooms available.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My cost are generally very fair and mostly covered by my private medical insurance. There were some cost associated with certain medication but the prices were reasonable. There was a payment plan option available as well, which was very convenient.
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
The doctor had strong preference to single embryo transfer. He carefully explained that in my specific situation only one embryo transfer was possible. His approach viewed all possible strategies and after thorough consideration with me, we decided on a safe and smart decision, which very positive results.
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Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
Age
45 - 46
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr Kofinas is in a class by himself. Kind thoughtful listens, he is not pushy he responds to questions and makes himself available for questions and concerns. He genuinely wants me to get pregnant and he takes the time to individualize my care. ... Understands that the process is a challenging emotional one. Professional. Available. Clear about what he does during the sonogram. Tells you what’s happening, updates you on the progress of follicles. Trustworthy.
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Age
45 - 46
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Understands that the process is a challenging emotional one. Professional. Available. Clear about what he does during the sonogram. Tells you what’s happening, updates you on the progress of follicles. Trustworthy. I would like to be told at all times why a cycle is cancelled. When I don’t know I get stressed out.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Ask questions, ask questions ask questions. Feel comfortable asking, it’s your life it’s your baby’s life. No question is too stupid. Tell the doctor how you feel about the process and how it’s affecting you. Don’t be superwoman. They are your medical caregivers and they are also your support outside of home. They are warm people so don’t be shy. Also book early appointments or you could wait esp when it’s close to a holiday weekend.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr Kofinas is in a class by himself. Kind thoughtful listens, he is not pushy he responds to questions and makes himself available for questions and concerns. He genuinely wants me to get pregnant and he takes the time to individualize my care. Amazing. I don’t feel like cattle.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I used progesterone for a few days then stopped that and began clomid based on blood tests. Then clomid and Cetrotide then clomid, cetrotide and menopur. Then trigger shot. Then gonal and I can’t remembwr the rest. My follicles grew, they matured nicely as planned and they fertilized on their own. They made it to day 5 blastocysts. They didn’t pass the genetics test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Ashley and another wonderful primary nurse.)
Wonderful kind accommodating helpful. It was as if I was getting everything for free or I had already paid everything in full. Truly a great team.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Informative flexible appointment scheduling. Sometimes there is a wait but apologies always follow. Couple nurses need to practice drawing blood better. It can be a little daunting having a different nurse see you every few days. You Want to develop a relationship of sorts with the person who is taking care of you. However because of the other Kofinas centers in manhattan and Staten Island the nursing staff tends to rotate among the three locations. I myself didn’t particularly care for that but I think some people do not care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It was not a cattle call. I don’t like that word “cattle”, who came up with that word to describe human beings? Anyhow, it was a well oiled machine. I l have been seeing Dr Kofinas for four months, my first procedure being in January 2019 I have only had a long wait (over 40 minutes) three times and I went there a lot.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My insurance covers $10000. The rest I paid
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Immunological, Other
10
Dr Kofinas took the time to listen to our concerns about the unexplained infertility diagnosis and went through all my concerns one by one. He assured us he would do his best to try and find the reason we were unable to conceive after all this time. He agreed we should exhaust all diagnostics before moving forward with any treatments like IUI or IVF.... He has been so supportive and easy to talk to throughout this process and I finally have answers and a plan to move forward with.
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Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Immunological, Other
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
So far we have just done a consult, ultrasounds, blood work, an endometrial biopsy and an exploratory laparoscopy that found and removed stage 2 endometriosis. He has been so supportive and easy to talk to throughout this process and I finally have answers and a plan to move forward with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr Kofinas took the time to listen to our concerns about the unexplained infertility diagnosis and went through all my concerns one by one. He assured us he would do his best to try and find the reason we were unable to conceive after all this time. He agreed we should exhaust all diagnostics before moving forward with any treatments like IUI or IVF.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
no cycles done yet
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
So far I have not had much interaction with the nurses other than my office visits but they have always been very informative and friendly.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic is very organized and well-run. For me, the worst part is that it is located in the city and parking is expensive. However, they are always accommodating with my schedule and able to squeeze me in.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Unfortunately, Dr kofinas is out of network so there have been more costs than with my other clinic. However, I have been aware of all out of pocket costs prior to any procedure.
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Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
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10
Age
42 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
I had 4 IVF cycles at the other clinic without success and had to obtain donor eggs. Dr. Kofinas was very thorough in checking for genetic mutations and addressing all possible issues. Dr. Kofinas was very confident in the treatments offered and delivered the results discussed.... Protocol for treating patients with immunological issues included many medications such as Lovenox, Metformin, and Prednisone in addition to regular stimulation medications such as Menopure and Gonal-F, Lupron, and Cetrodide.
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Age
42 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I had 4 IVF cycles at the other clinic without success and had to obtain donor eggs. Dr. Kofinas was very thorough in checking for genetic mutations and addressing all possible issues. Dr. Kofinas was very confident in the treatments offered and delivered the results discussed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Follow his directions precisely and you will get the result promised.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I was explained everything when requested and received attention as human.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Protocol for treating patients with immunological issues included many medications such as Lovenox, Metformin, and Prednisone in addition to regular stimulation medications such as Menopure and Gonal-F, Lupron, and Cetrodide.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
Very compassionate and responsible.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Clinic is a part of the hospital and is run smoothly and efficiently. You do need to come in really early if you want to be seen quickly, around 5:30 am. But this allows you to leave before 8 am and still make it to work the same day. The lab results are ready later the same day.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It was convenient and on time
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I have an insurance that covers fertility treatments.
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
This doctor's policy is to only transfer a single embryo as far as I am aware but this could be specifics of my particular case.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
10
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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6
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
Dr Kofinas keeps a good eye on each patient. He delegates to other staff members and he is very experienced. He is honest and offers answers to most questions. I would have preferred to be more included in my care rather than having a paternalistic approach.... [Eset Approach] They opted for 2 but being older I would have preferred 1.... Compared to the other centers I have been to, it is an average approach to Ivf. I chose him because he is close to where I live and the reviews sounded good.
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr Kofinas keeps a good eye on each patient. He delegates to other staff members and he is very experienced. He is honest and offers answers to most questions. I would have preferred to be more included in my care rather than having a paternalistic approach. I found that some tests he required were not necessary. Compared to the other centers I have been to, it is an average approach to Ivf. I chose him because he is close to where I live and the reviews sounded good.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
You need a lot of time as you will be asked to go almost every day.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
There are too many patients and the waiting time is long.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I don’t remember everything. Down regulating then used menipur. Then antibiotics with steroids the day before.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They had (not so nice) nurses that you communicate with and the pacts were super nice and organized.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Strength: they are well located in a hospital with a good reputation. They are clean and have ok staff. Weaknesses: they are very slow with the morning visits and we have to come in many times a week, making treatment a real hassle.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
We had to wait long hours. At times we had to wait 2hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
$20,000
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
They opted for 2 but being older I would have preferred 1.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
6
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
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10
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Kofinas was kind and soft spoken. He routinely expressed confidence in his ability to assist my wife in getting pregnant. He expressed his understanding of the emotional aspect of the process and would personally call myself or my wife if we had any questions or concerns.... Dr. Kofinas wanted us to try IUI procedures first before going into IVF... He took great care in comforting my wife routinely stating that he was almost sure it would be when and not if we get pregnant
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Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas was kind and soft spoken. He routinely expressed confidence in his ability to assist my wife in getting pregnant. He expressed his understanding of the emotional aspect of the process and would personally call myself or my wife if we had any questions or concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He tends to be more general then specific in his explanations
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas kept a consistent level of confidence and seemed to understand the emotional aspect of the process. He took great care in comforting my wife routinely stating that he was almost sure it would be when and not if we get pregnant
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Dr. Kofinas wanted us to try IUI procedures first before going into IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had very limited exposure but they where kind and informative in the limited capacity that we dealt with them.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Transportation and parking is tough at this facility. It is located in a hospital so tends to be a busier area. Also the office does not seem to be too modern and seems slightly dated. However the staff and personnel at the clinic seemed knowledgeable and supportive of the patients. They also had plenty of material on hand for reading and research on fertility procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
IUI was 3,900$ and the explained the IVF assurance fund but did not get into the finances of it
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
We did not get that far.
10
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
[Dr. George Kofinas was] friendly, responsive, and encouraging and ready to answer all questions and concerns...With a low AMH, it matters to have every single egg retrieved and frozen. Not only were they able to retrieve what was a high number for my case, but they were also able to correct the course of my treatment during a cycle where most follicles weren't growing half-way through...I had gone to multiple other clinics for consultations prior to choosing Kofinas and they had the most competent staff from what I've seen.
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Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
With a low AMH, it matters to have every single egg retrieved and frozen. Not only were they able to retrieve what was a high number for my case, but they were also able to correct the course of my treatment during a cycle where most follicles weren't growing half-way through.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Meet them! I am beyond happy with the clinic and the quality of treatment. I've referred all my girlfriends to them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
At Kofinas, all of the doctors and nurses are friendly, responsive, and encouraging and ready to answer all questions and concerns. I had gone to multiple other clinics for consultations prior to choosing Kofinas and they had the most competent staff from what I've seen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is lovely, personable and friendly. Their aim is to have you in and out in a timely manner and they are competent in explaining eg. medication and care instructions.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Strengths: top of the line lab and high success rate. Their new surgery center in Lower Manhattan is brand new and the overall experience there was nothing short of professional. Their services are priced very competently and reasonably for the quality they provide.
10
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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