Ilan Tur-Kaspa

Institute for Human Reproduction

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Medical SchoolHebrew U.
ResidencyTel Aviv U.
FellowshipMount Sinai
Bedford Park
7456 South State Street
Bedford Park, IL 60638
312 288 6420
Chicago
409 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312 288 6420
Oakbrook
1919 Midwest Road
Oakbrook, IL 60523
630 916 8630
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Ilan Tur-Kaspa to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 20%8.1
21 assessments
  • 61% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.5
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
8.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.2
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
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Institute for Human Reproduction to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 20%8.1
45 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 21% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
21 assessments
10
Age
45
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
10
I couldn't be more grateful to Dr Tur Kaspa for taking a personal interest in my case. Everything transpired exactly as he indicated. He did a ERA test before my transfer which showed I needed an extra day of progesterone. ... I found Dr Tur Kaspa to be compassionate and caring doctor who above all took a personal interest in me as a patient. ... Because I have a high ovarian reserve, Dr Tur Kaspa used low dosage of follistum
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Age
45
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$500K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
After two years of unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant at a large Chicago fertility clinic, I sought out opinions from 3 of the top fertility doctors in Chicago with Dr Tur Kaspa being one of them. All the doctors pointed out the mistakes that had been made in my prior treatments. I asked each doctor about the protocol they would use for me. Dr Tur Kaspa was the only one out of the three other doctors that I saw that offered at different viewpoint and protocol. Since I had been doing the same thing for 2 years, I felt it was time to try a new approach and therefore selected Dr. Tur Kaspa. As I write this today, I am 9 weeks pregnant at age 44 for the first time in my life. I couldn't be more grateful to Dr Tur Kaspa for taking a personal interest in my case. Everything transpired exactly as he indicated. He did a ERA test before my transfer which showed I needed an extra day of progesterone. While this was not covered by my insurance, I feel like this test (which no one doctor mentioned) resulted in my successful implantation along with the protocol Dr. Tur Kaspa prescribed. I found Dr Tur Kaspa to be compassionate and caring doctor who above all took a personal interest in me as a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Do your research, get multiple opinions and ask each doctor what the best course of action is for you to compare and contrast.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I came to Dr Tur Kaspa after two years at a large fertility clinic. My experience here was completely different. Everyone at the clinic knew who I was. I would generally be in and out of monitoring in <15 minutes.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Because I have a high ovarian reserve, Dr Tur Kaspa used low dosage of follistum . His goal was to retrieve 15-20 higher quality eggs per cycle. My prior doctor retrieved 30+ eggs in each cycle which resulted in ovarian hyperstimulation. Dr. Tur Kaspa did a ERA test before my transfer to check my lining. This test showed I needed an extra day of progesterone before transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
While I love Dr. Tur Kaspa, the disorganization of the nurses is an issue here. Everyday you deal with a different nurse and I was twice given incorrect instructions. Because I am an experienced patient, I was able to catch their mistakes. Prior to IVF, my spouse was supposed to abstain no more than few days. However the nurses never communicated abstinence instructions prior to either IVF cycle. We only found out what was supposed to happen as we read the forms on the day of the IVF. My husband had abstained for longer than the recommended period which caused a lot of unnecessary stress for us at a time when we are trying to do everything possible to maximize our chances of getting pregnant. My advice is to ask the nurses a lot of questions, call them and don't rely on their voicemails. Double, triple check everything they tell you.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Overall being a small clinic you get personal attention. I was a demanding patient given some of the errors by the nurses and they ultimately took care of me. You have to stay on top of them and follow up for things like insurance. I also received incorrect financial letters which took some follow up to get fixed. Overall I was able to live with all this given the success I had with Dr. Tur Kaspa
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring was really easy due to the small nature of the clinic. I would usually be out of there in <15 minutes. Ultrasound and lab professionals are really really great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My treatments were covered by insurance however I had reached my lifetime medication cap prior to seeing Dr. Tur Kaspa therefore had to pay out of pocket for medications. I had to pay out of pocket ($900) for ERA test. I highly highly recommend this test.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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10
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9
Age
38
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
Dr. Tur-Kaspa was the first and only doctor to point blank ask me how many children I want. It was his first question. And that alone made me have faith in him. He was honest and didn’t sugar coat anything. He made me know that it was going to be an uphill battle but he believed in me and believed I will get a child. He gave me courage and confidence. He also, took the time to talk with me as a person and get to know me and my personality.
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Age
38
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa was the first and only doctor to point blank ask me how many children I want. It was his first question. And that alone made me have faith in him. He was honest and didn’t sugar coat anything. He made me know that it was going to be an uphill battle but he believed in me and believed I will get a child. He gave me courage and confidence. He also, took the time to talk with me as a person and get to know me and my personality.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Believe.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
This is the first clinic where the desk staff actually act like they know you. And they pick up your phone calls and personally speak to you.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I just finished my first egg retrieval today and am awaiting results. I am prepared to do 4 back to back retrieval’s as I have DOR. I only retrieved 3 eggs today on the following proptocol: 2.9 HGH daily 10 units lupron in the a.m. and p.m. 150 Menopur 450 Gonal-F So as you can see, I am on a very strong dosage with very little response. Hence, why we need to do as many cycles as my insurance will cover in the annual year. We also are doing PGS testing as I had a miscarriage previously that had trisomy 16.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Wow is all I can say. Maria for instance is the most kind nurse I have ever encountered. The compassion these women have shown me is by far the best I have experienced. The communication and thoroughness is unbelievable.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
This is a small clinic. If you are looking for more personal attention, this is your place. It was very easy to make an initial consultation and the doctors are always available. The only downfall is there are no weekend hours.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
This is a well oiled machine. The 2 ultrasound techs get you in and out. There is rarely a wait. And Theresa is my sounding board. She is compassionate and gives me positive reinforcement. She sat with me and listened and sympathized while I cried over my poor response. You are not just a number here. They genuinely care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Well my insurance is a BCBS marketplace plan as my employer does not offer IVF benefits so my plan is expensive. It is a $7,900 pie of pocket max I easily hit with the medication alone. Also, each cycle I opted for PGS which was $5,700 per cycle and HGH which was $2,100 per cycle. Remember as mentioned earlier I am doing 4 retrieval’s. So it is extremely expensive.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Dr. TK will do multiple transfer
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10
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10
Age
25 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
He [Dr. Tur-Kaspa] adjusted my protocol several times to maximize the number of embryos we got. He worked within the limits of my insurance -- even canceling one cycle early when he thought we would get better results with a different protocol (in order not to "use up" one of my 4 egg retrievals allowed by insurance). He is not only sensitive to the emotional turmoil of this journey, but also the financial stress. His office worked with my insurance company to get as much covered as possible, and when I had to pay for a procedure out-of-pocket they offered me a highly discounted rate --
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Age
25 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I found Dr. Tur-Kaspa after trying two other clinics on the east coast. What a different experience, on so many levels. Most importantly, Dr. Tur-Kaspa is very, very good at this. He is simply an excellent clinician and has success where others have failed. He adjusted my protocol several times to maximize the number of embryos we got. He worked within the limits of my insurance -- even canceling one cycle early when he thought we would get better results with a different protocol (in order not to "use up" one of my 4 egg retrievals allowed by insurance). He is not only sensitive to the emotional turmoil of this journey, but also the financial stress. His office worked with my insurance company to get as much covered as possible, and when I had to pay for a procedure out-of-pocket they offered me a highly discounted rate -- very similar to the contracted rate that insurance actually pays (much less than the "sticker price"). Dr. Tur-Kaspa is the only doctor in this field that I know of who offers a lottery every year for FREE IVF! This doctor is truly on a mission to help people. With his phenomenal track record and multitude of awards, it was amazing to see how much humility he has and how accommodating he was. For example, I really wanted to try a natural cycle for implantation -- which means that I was not "in sync" with the majority of his patients (default standard of care is a medicated cycle, allowing doctors to "batch" their patients) and he was fine with that, even though it meant a more inconvenient and unpredictable schedule for himself (e.g., coming to surgery center one day special for me, etc.). I've been to other clinics where there was a my-way-or-the-highway attitude (y'know, "this is how we do things here") - and Dr. Tur-Kaspa was the exact opposite. Being a fertility patient, you're very vulnerable, and having the doctor respect your individual preferences is really empowering. The other thing I remember from various appointments with him was that he made me smile and laugh. He has a good sense of humor which can lighten the mood and imbue everything with optimism. I distinctly remember a couple of his one liners from right before egg retrieval surgery and I'm chuckling as I type this (not gonna give them away online!). I recently met with Dr. Tur-Kaspa again to discuss my next embryo implantation. I brought my 8 month old daughter with me to the appointment. He was so happy to meet her that he literally carried her out of his office to show her off to his staff! This is truly a man on a mission to make couples happy.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I needed relatively high doses of Follistim and Menapur, and low dose Lupron throughout.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
One more thing that stands out about my experience at IHR is the office staff. My experience at the other practices I tried was very . . . impersonal. Sort of "pick a number, take a seat". At IHR, the nurses and ultrasounds techs and lab techs all knew me by name and face and were so kind and helpful -- and often remembered details about my case! When I came in for bloodwork after getting my first positive pregnancy test the nurse at the check-in counter whispered "congratulations" -- she recognized me and knew exactly why I was there (despite there being many other women in the waiting room at all different stages of the process). One time I forgot to pick up something I needed for the weekend at a Friday appointment and one of the nurses arranged with me to pick it up from her doorman on Sat night! I just felt like everyone there was really rooting for me :)
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
One more thing that stands out about my experience at IHR is the office staff. My experience at the other practices I tried was very . . . impersonal. Sort of "pick a number, take a seat". At IHR, the nurses and ultrasounds techs and lab techs all knew me by name and face and were so kind and helpful -- and often remembered details about my case! When I came in for bloodwork after getting my first positive pregnancy test the nurse at the check-in counter whispered "congratulations" -- she recognized me and knew exactly why I was there (despite there being many other women in the waiting room at all different stages of the process). One time I forgot to pick up something I needed for the weekend at a Friday appointment and one of the nurses arranged with me to pick it up from her doorman on Sat night! I just felt like everyone there was really rooting for me :)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
window of time for monitoring appointments was pretty convenient. Several days a week, for several hours in the morning. I was able to beat rush-hour traffic and it didn't ruin my day. Depending on the time I got there the wait could be under 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
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10
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10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
Dr. T[ur-Kaspa] found a tubal blockage and PCOS issue that my first clinic failed to identify. He has great bedside manner, when he had to give me bad news he didn't shy away from telling me but did so in a gentle and kind way. He helped me get a grant to cover some of the cost of IVF. He hugged me the day I graduated, he is that kind of doctor...Because I was PCOS, he used Metformin. I was on Gonal F, Menopur, esterace, Lupron, and progesterone.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. T found a tubal blockage and PCOS issue that my first clinic failed to identify. He has great bedside manner, when he had to give me bad news he didn't shy away from telling me but did so in a gentle and kind way. He helped me get a grant to cover some of the cost of IVF. He hugged me the day I graduated, he is that kind of doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Ask all the questions you want, he will take the time to answer each of them. If you don't understand him, just ask again, I'm sure he is used to it with his accent.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
This is a smaller clinic, where they take the time to get to know you. The Doctor, Nurse, Lab Tech, and front desk all know me. I wasn't just a number, I didn't feel like cattle. Dr. T is compassionate and really cares.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Because I was PCOS, he used Metformin. I was on Gonal F, Menopur, esterace, Lupron, and progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
Melissa I talked to frequently with my cycle. She would always respond to me by the end of the same day, we often talked via email which is convenient. She always got paperwork back to me quickly. When I called after my stillborn, she remembered me and was so sorry to hear, like an old friend giving me comfort.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Pros- Easy monitoring hours before work and short wait times, super compassionate doctor with a great eye for detail, small office where you will see the same faces and get more personalized care, email correspondence, easy to page doctor and get quick response Cons- long waits for consultation/reconsultation, but it's because he takes the time with each patient and this was the only times I experienced this, all other labs/ultrasounds/ect were timely
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring appointments were so great for me, I went before work and usually was there at 7, only a few people there, first come first seen, I was never there more than 15-30 minutes
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
IVF was around 10-11k, plus 1k for freezing, and medications. PGS testing would be additional 4k plus FET round of 3K.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
He felt really strongly re a 1 embryo transfer, due to the risks associated with multiples. He did say if we wanted to try to transfer more than one he would let us.
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Ilan Tur-Kaspa
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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10
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
It was clear he wasn’t just following a protocol but tweaking my medications and schedule as my body needed. ... Dr. Tur-Kaspa takes the time to be sure I felt well cared for. He took the time to explain everything. He was honest and blunt but also so kind. He called to be sure I was ok more than once. He took the time to be sure both my husband and I felt comfortable with every aspect of our care.
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Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, South Asian, Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa seems to work hard to build a personal relationship with each of his patients. He is an amazing listener. Jen is efficient with his time but never makes his patient feel rushed. He is always encouraging and always smiling. He returned messages in a timely manner. He is beyond knowledgeable on his field. It was clear he wasn’t just following a protocol but tweaking my medications and schedule as my body needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Don’t hesitate... get a consult with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa takes the time to be sure I felt well cared for. He took the time to explain everything. He was honest and blunt but also so kind. He called to be sure I was ok more than once. He took the time to be sure both my husband and I felt comfortable with every aspect of our care.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Initially he started me on a “typical” protocol for IVF, our first round ultimately failed as none of my embryos survived past day 3. He was not flustered. He took the time to meet with my husband and I. He claearly had done more research into my problems with poor egg quality. He gave us a few options that were more unconventional (I.e. delaying retrieval by a day and adding HGH to our regimen). The next 2 rounds were trying but much more successful. We had 4 embryos that are PGS tested and we were happy!!! I truly feel that without his changes we would have been wasting time and money with canceled cycles and disappointment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
Melissa took the time to answer my countless questions. She was kind and never frustrated with my need for complete understanding of our path.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Compassion is their strength! They are a busy group but each person seems to remember your name or at least your face. I never heard arguments or discontent from staff. They are efficient with their time and try to accommodate strange work schedules. When you go through this infertility path you start to feel not in control they take the time to be sure you understand why they do certain things. The only negative is that sometimes it gets busy waiting in the morning for labs and ultrasound. It is a first come first serve basis. That can be frustrating for those trying to get to work. The longest I wanted was 45 minutes for labs. Staff does arrive early and usually begins work before the stated time a huge plus!!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring is a first come first served basis. It can get quite hectic but staff works quickly. My longest wait was 45 min but it is clear that they are trying to go quickly for their patients convenience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Thank GOD insurance covered our treatment. However PGS testing and storage was out of pocket. We spent about $18000 out of pocket but that also included elective acupuncture off-site.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
For me... Dr TK only wanted to transfer 1 embryo at a time because I am already high risk. He didn’t see a reason to electively increase my perinatal risk. I agreed whole heartedly.
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Ilan Tur-Kaspa
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10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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8
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Other
8
I like the doctor [Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa] a lot, he’s honest and open and candid about his method of treatments. His accent is a bit hard to understand sometimes but I was ok with that. He was compassionate and understanding in several situations. He called personally many times when I felt upset or frustrated with the nurses...We did 3 egg retrievals and never changed protocol because I responded well each time during stims. He has suggested several things that weren’t originally discovered - genetics test, HSN, removal of a large polyp. He does more testing to prevent heartache and I appreciate his thoughral approach.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Other
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How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I like the doctor a lot, he’s honest and open and candid about his method of treatments. His accent is a bit hard to understand sometimes but I was ok with that. He was compassionate and understanding in several situations. He called personally many times when I felt upset or frustrated with the nurses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
See a second opinion and compare.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
It’s a small, boutique office and everyone knew me by name, including the other doctor who treated me several times. Friendly staff.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
We did 3 egg retrievals and never changed protocol because I responded well each time during stims. He has suggested several things that weren’t originally discovered - genetics test, HSN, removal of a large polyp. He does more testing to prevent heartache and I appreciate his thoughral approach.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
We didn’t originally start on a good note and I had to switch nurses but then went back to the original nurse after things settled down. Their worst human is their financial lady, she’s not nice at all. I like their phlebotomist a lot, very patient and kind.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
They need to be more organized. It’s fristrating when you’re being asked “what are we doing today”... open my file and read why I’m here. It’s upsetting when there is a major medical issue and it’s in my chart but overlooked almost at every ultrasound and I have to remind them. It’s frustrating when their front end staff doesn’t pick up calls and let it go to vm. Their waiting room needs captions on TV. They need to offer wipes in the bathroom for better after consult/US cleanup.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Super convenient and very organized. They had a sign Jon sheet between specific hours and I never had to wait long as I went during less busy time 9-9:30am.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Expensive! We spent $48K (30 insurance paid but we maxed it) and that’s NOT including meds. Absolutely ridiculous, Especially the PGS part with freezing and biopsy was $5790! $3500 transfer, $1,000 - ERA test.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
He will not transfer multiple embryos if they’re PGS tested.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
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Institute for Human Reproduction
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Age
30 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
8
He [Dr. Tur-Kaspa] has always showed compassion in my case but is mostly straight to the point kind of doctor. He did advise against transferring 2 embryos but of course it was my decision & he respected that. He did try to talk me out of it at one point. In the beginning when I was new to infertility & IVF I would have preferred him to explain the process a little bit more.
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Age
30 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
8
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Tur-Kaspa is a nice doctor, he knows what he's doing for sure because he helped me to conceive my twin boys. He has always showed compassion in my case but is mostly straight to the point kind of doctor. He did advise against transferring 2 embryos but of course it was my decision & he respected that. He did try to talk me out of it at one point. In the beginning when I was new to infertility & IVF I would have preferred him to explain the process a little bit more. Going in not knowing if you are ever going to conceive you just kind of go with the flow & trust the doctor. If I had known what I know now I would have skipped IUI & went straight to IVF after 1 failed attempt. As a patient I am pretty satisfied & have decided to go back to him for further treatment because I am comfortable & trust him as my doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Do your research & have your questions ready to ask. It is so overwhelming to go to a fertility doctor & there is a lot of information that will be given to you. I wish that I had done more research & asked more questions at first after being diagnosed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
At times I felt like a number when the nurses would call with results. Sometimes it seemed like they just read from a script. Also there is a ultrasound tech there that is not very friendly who I dread getting when I am there. Most of the times I feel good and like a human though.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I don't remember the protocols because they were done in 2013 but I do have a timeline for my next IVF cycle which includes labs & ultrasound at day 3 & then birth control & metformin for 2 to 3 weeks, hsn & if all goes well I will start IVF injections.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
In 2013 there was a nurse coordinator that I dealt with was named Vernita. She was an ok nurse but sometimes would not get back to me in a timely manner. In 2018 when I went back she is no longer there & there are a few new nurses that I have dealt with. It is never just one nurse & I feel that it is not so personable right now. I am sure they all can read the notes & access the same records but I feel that sometimes without having one nurse with you the whole time it is not ideal. I have never even met any of the nurses in person despite asking to meet one at one of my visits.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
The lab is always upbeat & friendly even though it is so early in the morning. I like how they operate. The front desk staff is ok, they could be friendlier in my opinion, although i have to say Vicki, who has been there since I have started going there is very friendly & personable. The ultrasound tech priya I wanna say her name is, I hope, is very friendly & knows what she is doing. Marissa could use some customer service skills & is never friendly when I go in. It seems like she hates her job. The office space is really nice & updated compared to the old office on the north side. I do dislike that there is no patient parking lot though. I also don't like that surgeries are done offsite downtown. It would be more easy & conveinient if everything could be done in the same office in my opinion.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I love the monitoring hours there. It is very convenient in my opinion because you can go anytime between 6 and 9 or 9:30am especially if you work you can get it done before work usually. It is pretty well run & in an organized matter. The visits usually are no longer then 10-15 minutes which I like. The lab department loves their job, they are always friendly & upbeat so early in the morning.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I have insurance so my costs were minimal in my opinion. I don't recall the specifics. I do want to add his office is pretty pricey to store your embryos compared to friends who have theirs stored at other facilities. I think that it should be a bit more affordable.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Yes he strongly advised me against transferring 2 embryos at a time. He still suggests that I only transfer 1 embryo due to my young age.
8
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
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8
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Institute for Human Reproduction
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0
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
0
The doctor's [Tur-Kaspa] behavior varied between incredibly passionate and completely detached...He traveled frequently without giving me a heads up, and at one point I had to ask to be put on an extra week of estrogen just to coordinate with his travel plans so he could do my transfer (which was cancelled anyway).... He can be incredibly compassionate and funny. I really liked him personally, but at the end I wasn't pregnant and I felt like he wasn't taking responsibility. He is also very aware of issues within his nursing staff, and he doesn't take active steps to make it better.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
0
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
The doctor certainly seemed very informed and on the ball. But as I look back on my notes, I feel a little misled about his live birth rate success. He convinced me if we did PGS testing that I would have a 60-70% chance of getting pregnant because I'm under 35. His SART data, though, does not show that high of a percentage at all. At one point he told me I should be pregnant by now. He doesn't know why I'm not. It's either really bad luck or a uterine issue and we don't have enough data yet. But then month after month he'd basically pump me up with estrogen and put me through hell with no change and no success. He traveled frequently without giving me a heads up, and at one point I had to ask to be put on an extra week of estrogen just to coordinate with his travel plans so he could do my transfer (which was cancelled anyway). Your body is expected to work around his schedule, and I wish I had known how big of a deal that would be when I chose the clinic. He can be incredibly compassionate and funny. I really liked him personally, but at the end I wasn't pregnant and I felt like he wasn't taking responsibility. He is also very aware of issues within his nursing staff, and he doesn't take active steps to make it better. When I started with him in 2016 we discussed his poor Yelp reviews, mostly based on the staff. He said the problems had been taken care of. Let me tell you -- they weren't.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Go somewhere else! But if you stay, take detailed notes and always confirm in writing, via email, what he told you. If you don't understand something because of his accent, ask until you do. If you feel like you are starting to dictate your treatment because he isn't coming up with a plan of action -- run. Do not rely on the nurses to give you correct information abut protocol or meds. Be your own advocate. You can't trust them to get it right.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
The doctor's behavior varied between incredibly passionate and completely detached. At times, I felt like we were on the same team, reaching for the same goal. But many other times I felt like he did not fully comprehend everything i was enduring as a patient. This was particularly difficult because he cancelled FETs for me time and time again because my lining failed to increase enough (and because he only does transfers on Thursdays, so forget about what your body wants). There was a disconnect between my experience and what he thought my experience was -- and this was despite me repeatedly telling him I was unhappy and felt unsupported. While he sometimes would call me personally, the last time I was cancelled the nurse called. It was devastating, and he didn't even bother to take the time to call me.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
He triggered me with Lupron and we had 7 frozen, tested embryos. I thought I'd never have to do IVF again. I was wrong. One implanted, but was a pregnancy of unknown origin and they had to give me two doses of methotrexate to get "unpregnant." Each month my lining wouldn't get above a 8, so he would cancel my frozen transfer. I got to transfer one more, but it didn't stick. To get my lining to thicken, he pumped me full of ungodly amounts of estrogen (my serum levels were 2200+). I suggested patches, so we tried those. They didn't work either. I often got to a 7, but not when I needed to be for the purpose of his Thursday-only transfer schedule. I was told my embryos were perfect, but after the 2nd didn't stick I consulted with other clinics. I'm not sure how good IHR's outsourced lab is. And there are studies that triggering with Lupron makes eggs that are not high quality. He only used vaginal progesterone. Everyone else I know uses PIO injections, or both. So he finally relented and said I too could do PIO. But we never got that far.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Sue, Melissa, Nicole, Maria, Wendy)
I had four coordinators in the period of a single year. By the end, I couldn't even pick my nurse out of a crowd. I never saw her. I didn't feel like any of them cared about me, except for the first (Sue) who left the practice. There is crazy turnover at this clinic and the nurses that get left behind evidently have a huge workload. I am at a new clinic now and the experience is night and day better. These nurses at IHR make a frustrating and heartbreaking fertility journey that much worse. They always got my meds wrong. Sometimes they got my protocol wrong. I had to find the errors and then follow up. And forget about getting someone on the phone. If you don't answer when they call, you'll never get to talk to them again.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
I chose this clinic because it was a nice size -- not as big as FCI and at the time the success rates were similar to Northwestern and FCI. But in retrospect, it's not worth it. I'd rather go to a huge clinic that was efficient. The only upside is that the morning waits were really quick and the U/S technicians and the women who drew blood -- were amazing. They were the only ones I felt who cared about me and knew my name.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
They were the least offensive thing about this place.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Here is where we saw eye to eye. He refused to put in two quality embryos and fully explained all the risks of twins.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
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Trustworthiness
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0
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
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8
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
Dr. Tur-Kaspa always had a great attitude and sense of humor and treated me warmly. I could tell he was personally determined. During the few times you'll get to consult with him, he is patient and lets you take to your time, but you need to be prepared with questions. I also really got along with most of the staff and nurses as well...Dr. Tur-Kaspa performed a hysteroscopy, an egg retrieval, and a transfer. I never experience any discomfort or pain, not even after the hysteroscopy, which I thought was amazing. (I had another hysteroscopy earlier on, and that was performed by Dr. Cohen of IHR.) One egg retrieval plus PGS resulted in 9 embryos down from 16 (which is a really great number), and after just one transfer, I was pregnant. While the IUIs were very frustrating, I don't know if I can complain much now that I had such great IVF results.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Middle Eastern
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa performed a hysteroscopy, an egg retrieval, and a transfer. I never experience any discomfort or pain, not even after the hysteroscopy, which I thought was amazing. (I had another hysteroscopy earlier on, and that was performed by Dr. Cohen of IHR.) One egg retrieval plus PGS resulted in 9 embryos down from 16 (which is a really great number), and after just one transfer, I was pregnant. While the IUIs were very frustrating, I don't know if I can complain much now that I had such great IVF results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Do you as much as your own independent research as possible and ask a lot of questions so that you understand the process and timeline, whether IUI or IVF. For example, with my partner and my busy work/travel schedule, I had to understand the timelines very well to be able to plan or postpone certain treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa always had a great attitude and sense of humor and treated me warmly. I could tell he was personally determined. During the few times you'll get to consult with him, he is patient and lets you take to your time, but you need to be prepared with questions. I also really got along with most of the staff and nurses as well.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
For the IUIs, I took one or two doses of clomid for five days, then ovidrel trigger after b/w and u/s monitoring, and a couple days after IUI, started progesterone support. Sometimes also included estrace/estradiol. For IVF, injections of menopur, follistim (adjusted as necessary based on ultrasounds), and then ganarellix, and finally, before the retrieval, leuprolide injection. In prep for the transfer, I was on estrace, progesterone, and medrol. Also, always lots of antibiotics. On estrace and progesterone until week 10. As far as I know, there was nothing particular about this protocol tailored to me as there weren't any special circumstances. This retrieval resulted in 34 eggs though I never had any symptoms at all; I felt perfectly normal the whole time, no discomfort whatsoever.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My first nurse, which I had most of the time i was there, was very difficult to talk to, it was difficult to get a hold of her to ask questions. I had to think of and ask a lot of questions. My second nurse that took over after the first nurse left IHR seemed much more professional and was easier to talk to.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The PGS testing (which was outsourced to a lab) was $4,500 for up to 8 embryos and $250 for each additional.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Because we did PGS testing, it wasn't a question for him whether we would take the risk of multiple because doctor said he had a 70% success rate with single embryo transfers after PGS testing.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
8
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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10
Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Immunological, Unexplained
10
He was very well-mannered and highly professional and an expert at what he does. He eased our minds, answered our questions and gave us hope, options procedures that were available to us....Dr. Tur-Kaspa was amazing. As a patient of his he gave us hope every step of the way. Doing IVF is not so easy to experience, we had done 3 or 4 rounds of IVF and the last we finally had our miracle baby....Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa provides the best treatment strategies and procedures that will help get you pregnant that is catered for you and your age-range. He will also let you know the pros and reassure you on the cons during the treatment of your cycles.
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Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Immunological, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Absolutely a great place to be. All staff are helpful and treated you like family. Dr. Tur-Kaspa was amazing. As a patient of his he gave us hope every step of the way. Doing IVF is not so easy to experience, we had done 3 or 4 rounds of IVF and the last we finally had our miracle baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Have faith in your doctor. If it doesn't work the first time try again. He will find a way to make it happen. Never lose hope there are always options available. Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa will find the best options for you under his care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He was very well-mannered and highly professional and an expert at what he does. He eased our minds, answered our questions and gave us hope, options procedures that were available to us.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa provides the best treatment strategies and procedures that will help get you pregnant that is catered for you and your age-range. He will also let you know the pros and reassure you on the cons during the treatment of your cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Yes, Melissa Dean, Maria Beauregard were my care coordinators.)
n/a
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Overall, a great experience for us from beginning to end. They were on top of their game at this clinic. They will send you or give you a reminder call that your appointment is coming up and if you need to cancel or reschedule to call them as soon as possible.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
It was efficient and well-run clinic
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Depending upon your insurance, your insurance coverage will cover a portion of the cost and the rest was out of pocket or you have the option to take a loan option available to pay for the remaining cost. Sorry, I don't have the specifics as it was done a while ago. But they will let you know step by step what needs to be done before doing the cycle or procedure.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Compassion
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10
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Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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9
Age
44 - 45
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
9 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
9
Dr Tur Kaspa is extermely direct. His directness took getting used to - but he cares and is invested. I might not always like what he says but he spends as much time with me as I need, is compassionate and doesn't give up...Don't let his directness turn you off. Underneath he is kind and compassionate and he will try his hardest to get you pregnant...Dr Tur Kaspa knows my name, my situation, my story - he has empathized with my situation, hugged me, given me kleenex to cry...
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Age
44 - 45
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
5th of 5 Docs
Treatment
9 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
9
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Tur Kaspa is extermely direct. His directness took getting used to - but he cares and is invested. I might not always like what he says but he spends as much time with me as I need, is compassionate and doesn't give up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Don't let his directness turn you off. Underneath he is kind and compassionate and he will try his hardest to get you pregnant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Tur Kaspa knows my name, my situation, my story - he has empathized with my situation, hugged me, given me kleenex to cry. His partner, Dr Cohen performed my second egg retrieval, and I was so nervous when he popped in to introduce himself. His response, "I know all about you, your story, your history. Dr Tur Kaspa spent a long time speaking to me about your case, making sure I knew who you are. You are special. You are in good hands." I cried. I felt in good hands.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
EPP on estradiol, 400-450 Gonal F, 150 menopur, 1/2 vial omnitrope (hgh), ganirelex, lupron trigger. EPP, MD Lupron 10iu/2x daily, omnitrope 1/2 vial daily (2 days), add in, menopur 150 am, gonal f 450 pm (continue with MD Lupron and omnitrope) tried lupron cycle when my follicles didn't respond one cycle
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: allison, vernita, robyn)
The nursing staff is fine. Some are friendly and helpful, while others seem exhausted and annoyed. That said, I have had medication delivered to IHR when I couldn't receive it myself - and they unpacked it and refrigerated it for me. They have loaned me meds when mine didn't arrive on time. And once, I went to my coordinator's condo complex to pick up a box of meds after hours. Now that's care that doesn't happen at larger clinics.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring is first come first seen. The clinic says it opens at 6:45, but patients begin arriving at 6am - be prepared to wait.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring takes place from 6:45-9:30am. Women begin showing up at 6am. The US tech is quick and efficient and begins taking patients early. From start to finish, I am usually there 1 hr.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My OOP cycle was $10,500 plus meds. Embryo biopsy and freeze cost approximately $3000. I was charged a batching fee of $500 per cycle, which I did not like - why does it matter how many cycles I am doing? I tried to argue this charge and lost. Genetic testing is $4750 which is the highest of any clinic I have been to - which was disappointing to learn. Most of my cycles have been covered by insurance thankfully. For insurance covered cycles, I paid deductibles for meds, I paid cost of meds not covered by insurance, the batching cost, embryo biopsies and freezing and genetic testing (one test for all batched embryos).
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Ilan Tur-Kaspa
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9
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Institute for Human Reproduction
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4
Age
28
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
4
we put together a plan [with Dr. Tur-Kaspa] and I started on the medications for IVF and egg retrieval. Almost immediately he left the county for a couple weeks which meant he himself would not do my retrieval or my transfer and that I was handed off to the other office doctor. At our follow up appointment after our transfer failed, he reiterated that I was overweight and that was a huge problem which made me wonder if he should not have suggested we wait until I was able to lose an X amount of weight before we tried.
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Age
28
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
4
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
On Dr. Tur-Kaspa himself, he was very kind and professional. He told my husband and me all about our odds and what our procedures might look like. At our initial consultation he mentioned that I was overweight and that I would have a better chance of getting pregnant if I lost weight (this was not a problem but in retrospect I felt he did not stress this enough and that I was given no tips based on any of my test results). We decided to wait a cycle before getting into medications due to a uterine polyp removal. After the cycle wait, we put together a plan and I started on the medications for IVF and egg retrieval. Almost immediately he left the county for a couple weeks which meant he himself would not do my retrieval or my transfer and that I was handed off to the other office doctor. At our follow up appointment after our transfer failed, he reiterated that I was overweight and that was a huge problem which made me wonder if he should not have suggested we wait until I was able to lose an X amount of weight before we tried. I also had to ask him if he knew what might be causing our infertility and he told me that I had PCOS and poor egg quality in a very conversational way that sounded like I should have known that. After we had time to recover from the emotions of a failed IVF transfer and had time to really think about our whole process, I feel like I was just a number being pushed through the system instead of an actual patient that needed personalized care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Make sure that you ask him about his potential travel plans so that you will be aware if he plans to leave during your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
During our consultation I felt like we were treated like humans, but once everything was said and done the final review I felt like a number being pushed out the door.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The nursing team that my experience was with were very kind and compassionate. They have seen it all and it was clear in the way that they were able to communicate and empathize. They always had an answer for me and were fairly quick responding to my emails. The only complaint I had here is that I was given some free samples of some of my medication (definitely NOT the complaint) but they were not marked in my file so when it came time to buy my medication I ended up buying way more than I needed.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
The clinic ran smoothly. The waiting room is comfortable, the parking was easy to find right outside the building. They have all the appropriate equipment and facilities onsite to get your testing done and they work with a surgery center very close by for the retrievals and surgeries.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I was very lucky to be given a discount. The total payment was due before the cycle started. The cost breakdown on my sheet was: Pre-IVF Labs Male/Female/HSN: $3500 ($1500 for us) IVF Cycle and Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Fees: $11935 ($6020 for us) Cryopreservation of Embryo(s): $1250 ($980 for us which was refunded due to no surviving embryos)
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
He was not for multiple embryo transfer in my case based on my age and how he thought I would do.
4
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
5
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Institute for Human Reproduction
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5
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Egg Freezing, 4 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
5
His [Dr. Tur-Kaspa's] bedside manner left a LOT to be desired. When setbacks did occur, he would often answer tough questions with "It's just biology!", and during each of my four retrievals he 'personally thanked' my husband for his service and sacrifice. Funny the first time, but after months of exhaustive fertility treatments, by retrieval #3 and #4, I wanted to scream "WE GET IT." A little pushy with the 'sales front', but I do feel like he was extremely attentive, and always willing to adjust protocol to get desired results. Overall I'm torn over the entire experience as a patient with him, we were happy with results, but felt like he could be insensitive.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Egg Freezing, 4 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
5
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
His bedside manner left a LOT to be desired. When setbacks did occur, he would often answer tough questions with "It's just biology!", and during each of my four retrievals he 'personally thanked' my husband for his service and sacrifice. Funny the first time, but after months of exhaustive fertility treatments, by retrieval #3 and #4, I wanted to scream "WE GET IT." A little pushy with the 'sales front', but I do feel like he was extremely attentive, and always willing to adjust protocol to get desired results. Overall I'm torn over the entire experience as a patient with him, we were happy with results, but felt like he could be insensitive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Stay on top of the clinic, and try not to take his 'jokes' personally.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur Kaspa was very knowledgeable about my particular case and history, however the 'cattle call' of monitoring, and no attention to detail of the clinic had me feeling like just a number.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Hard to remember all of the protocols, but he adjusted as necessary.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Very compassionate, and relatively easy to get a hold of. Cons - terrible with result communication, and high nurse turnover. Results were left on the call-in voicemail, through e-mail, and phone calls, and I never really knew which method to check, or WHEN to expect them. Made for very stressful days waiting on results. Positive pregnancy results were usually phoned in, but one time was left on the voice-mail call-in, so after waiting an entire day past the 5pm close time of the office, I was justifiably angry to find out they had been on the call-in all along. Also, pregnancy results should ALWAYS be communicated via a phone call.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Strengths - smart doctors who are willing to go the extra mile to get results, compassionate nursing staff. Cons - not always reliable communication with staff
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Completely unpredictable Waiting anywhere from 15 min - 1.5 hours. Ultrasound tech was very fast, kind, and took patients in early.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
mostly covered by insurance. PGD previously paid for through insurance, but separate PGD clinic recently changed policies and no longer takes any insurance except Aetna.
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
He strongly preferred one transfer since we were using PGD, which we were happy with
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
5
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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3
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
3
I felt like he just did the same thing over and over again expecting different results and was never around when things went wrong... He doesn't dig deep enough or think outside of the box.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
3
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I thought he was very demeaning and had terrible bedside manner. Always made it sound like as a woman I wasn't qualified to make decisions without my husband - even though I'm very knowledgable. I felt like he just did the same thing over and over again expecting different results and was never around when things went wrong.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I think he is used to "easy cases" and has a huge ego being that he is "well known" and people come all the way from Israel to see him (his words). He doesn't dig deep enough or think outside of the box. I don't need to be Molly-coddled; but, a little bit of compassion after a miscarriage would be nice. Ie: the first call shouldn't be about when you will schedule your next transfer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I felt like the communication was absolutely terrible. You had to chase them to get any answers and when you called to follow up, they made you feel dumb for doing it. Dr. Tur-Kaspa was inaccessible and cold - especially for how small a practice it is.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
He was pretty good at adjusting my meds consistently; but never explained the protocol clearly. We used bravelle and Menopur - I was very successful in terms of #'s retrieved; but, none of the blasts stuck for a successful pregnancy (and we never changed protocols for FETs)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Can't remember)
They turned over a bit and weren't that readily available. Wouldn't answer emails and only called back when it was convenient for them - not you. Didn't communicate with the Doctor very well, so if things went wrong there was no way to get in touch
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
If you get there right when they open, it's not terrible; but if you get there after 7, good luck! You can't make appts.... First come first serve
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
3
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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10
Age
36 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
10
Dr. Tur-Kaspa is a terrific and knowledgeable Dr. The first live birth took me 7 transfers (3 miscarriages followed by 3 non pregnancies but he stayed positive and tweeted my meds until we got our baby. Then with 1 embryo left 2 years later, he told us about a test that made sure they were transferring at my most receptive window. The ERA test told us that I needed 12 more hours of progesterone so we went for it with just the 1 embryo and I am now 14 weeks pregnant!...
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Age
36 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa is a terrific and knowledgeable Dr. The first live birth took me 7 transfers (3 miscarriages followed by 3 non pregnancies but he stayed positive and tweeted my meds until we got our baby. Then with 1 embryo left 2 years later, he told us about a test that made sure they were transferring at my most receptive window. The ERA test told us that I needed 12 more hours of progesterone so we went for it with just the 1 embryo and I am now 14 weeks pregnant!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Ask him about the ERA test. And choose him as your dr. He is excellent.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
The staff was super friendly, always treated me by name and made me feel like I was their number one patient. Dr. Tur-Kaspa made me feel special and that he knew me well. Also was kind, funny and personable to my husband as well.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Very friendly, helpful and great. Easy parking. Good location right off the expressway.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
We could always go in at our convenience from 6:45 am-9:30 am Monday -Friday sometimes it was very quick and sometimes it took an hour at the most before completed but not too bad. I didn't have to take off work which was really nice. Never felt like a cattle call.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Insurance covered most. Frozen transfers were $3000 something (covered) ERA TEST $800 (not covered) Embryo freezing $1300? Hen $800 a year (not covered)
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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4
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
12 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
4
Dr Tur-Kaspa is a great man. His bedside manner was extraordinary and he was always kind. He has a great sense of humor and I appreciated that at such a difficult, stressful time. We met with three doctors and went with him first. Both my husband and I left our first consult and felt like he was the best fit. What we didn't know, being first time infertility patients, was that you rarely see the doctor. While it's extremely important to like the doctor, it's equally if not more important to like the nursing staff
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
12 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
4
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr TurKaspa is a great man. His bedside manner was extraordinary and he was always kind. He has a great sense of humor and I appreciated that at such a difficult, stressful time. We met with three doctors and went with him first. Both my husband and I left our first consult and felt like he was the best fit. What we didn't know, being first time infertility patients, was that you rarely see the doctor. While it's extremely important to like the doctor, it's equally if not more important to like the nursing staff
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Make sure you are comfortable with the nursing staff
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
The Oak Brook coordinator was horrible!! We LOVED the doctor but rarely saw him, as in Any fertility center, however felt as though the coordinator was horrible. In such a delicate time you HAVE to treat patients with compassion and care, something she was unable to do
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
We did a clinic cycle first with double iui's, then an I medicated cycle with trigger, iui's, and progesterone
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Mary )
She was horrible. She had a minimal personality and always seemed to be angry. We miscarried both cycles and her choice of words and lack of compassion is why we left. I get that this is a job to her, but each cycle and life that we lost was our life...... I was so incredibly disappointed that we were treated with such a disregard to any of our emotions
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
The doctor is the strength and that's about it!!! The actual clinics, both of them, were old and dirty.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Insurance covered most of it but our deductible
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Lost paperwork
4
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Oakbrook
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9
Age
40 - 43
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
Dr. Tur-Kaspa explained everything, and when delivering bad news or dismal statistics, he do so with compassion and kindness... He made his email available for any question I thought of and wanted to ask before an appointment. He was on vacation in Israel when I miscarried twins, and he called me personally to convey his condolences.
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Age
40 - 43
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa explained everything, and when delivering bad news or dismal statistics, he do so with compassion and kindness. He answered everything I asked, even when I asked the same question over and over again. He made his email available for any question I thought of and wanted to ask before an appointment. He was on vacation in Israel when I miscarried twins, and he called me personally to convey his condolences.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
If you don't understand what he says, ask again. And again. Occasionally his accent gets in the way of complete understanding the first time around.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
My nurse coordinator was fantastic. She knew me. She could ask me questions about my life, my husband, my family. The ultrasound tech at the satellite clinic was always friendly and chatty and super concerned. The doctor himself called me upon occasion. They all genuinely cared about me as a patient and a person.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Mary Fowler)
She took the time to know me individually. She *always* had a word of encouragement, and it was my nurse coordinator who convinced me not to give up.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Lost paperwork
9
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Dr. Tur-Kaspa reassured me that he would get us pregnant. He was always very upbeat on the days of transfer which made me feel more at ease of the process. I was able to speak to him candidly about my concerns and he listened and did what I wanted. He never told us no...Be an advocate for yourself, he will listen to what you want...Everyone in the office is nice. Dr. Tur-Kaspa is very nice and reassuring of getting you pregnant...
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Tur-Kaspa reassured me that he would get us pregnant. He was always very upbeat on the days of transfer which made me feel more at ease of the process. I was able to speak to him candidly about my concerns and he listened and did what I wanted. He never told us no.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Be an advocate for yourself, he will listen to what you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Everyone in the office is nice. Dr. Tur-Kaspa is very nice and reassuring of getting you pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were always very helpful. They were available to help and answer any questions. They were also very gentle when drawing blood or when I needed an ultrasound. Always open to answer any questions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The monitoring is done as a first come first serve basis. In order to be seen quickly you should be there as early as 6:20 to be 1st through 3rd in line so you can get to work on time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
My insurance covered all major procedures ( BCBS). I paid a co pay to talk to the dr. and when I had transfers and retrievals or any other surgery.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
I was said I could not get pregnant with my own egg by another doctor and Dr Tur Kaspa agreed to work with me and the treatment was successful if getting a viable embryo from my own egg. He also found cyst on my ovary that the other doctor had missed. He didn’t over promise but delivered the result...You are in good hands. Don’t hesitate to discuss your own expectation...Growth hormone for reproductive use
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I was said I could not get pregnant with my own egg by another doctor and Dr Tur Kaspa agreed to work with me and the treatment was successful if getting a viable embryo from my own egg. He also found cyst on my ovary that the other doctor had missed. He didn’t over promise but delivered the result.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
You are in good hands. Don’t hesitate to discuss your own expectation
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He talked with personal touch .
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Go early for blood works so you don’t have to wait long. They have different times you have to visit so you may have to change your work schedule. If you missed the call, they will leave you ra detailed message so you don’t have to worry about missed calls.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Growth hormone for reproductive use was not covered by insurance
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I had only two viable embryos and I preferred to have both
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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10
Age
34
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Tur-Kaspa was direct, humorous and very uplifting. I would definitely recommend using IHR if you are struggling with infertility. I enjoyed going to this fertility clinic because it was small.
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Age
34
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I came to IHR after going to another clinic. IHR is a small clinic so the staff and doctor really get to know you as we person. Dr. Tu Kaspa was direct, humorous and very uplifting. I would definitely recommend using IHR if you are struggling with infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I enjoyed going to this fertility clinic because it was small. Everyone from the front desk to the medical personnel knew my name, what cycle on was on and was always very friendly!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Sue)
There was only one nurse at this clinic and she always remembered me and remembered things we had talked about at previous appointments.
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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10
Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Dr Tur Kaspa knows reproductive medicine and personalized my treatment based on our story. He is very personal and we felt very comfortable from the beginning. He Listens to us. He gave us the right dose from the beggining. ... He was available when needed. He is very personal and has a great sense of humor. ... He always recommends ESET... He has you cover. Don’t hesitate it. He is the best
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Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Tur Kaspa knows reproductive medicine and personalized my treatment based on our story. He is very personal and we felt very comfortable from the beginning. He Listens to us. He gave us the right dose from the beggining. I know we wouldn’t have gotten pregnant and had 4 extra healthy embryos if it wouldn’t be for Dr Tur Kaspa. The other clicnic we visited FCI was a waste. Terrible service and left the place -after 8 months- without a single embryo and a big bill
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He has you cover. Don’t hesitate it. He is the best
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He was available when needed. He is very personal and has a great sense of humor.
Describe the protocols Ilan Tur-Kaspa used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
In the previous center I had no embryos and Dr Tur Kaspa tailored the treatment for me and we were able to get 5 embryos and got preganant m the first transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Robin and Melissa )
They are great. They were there when needed
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
They are great. They know their stuff and are personable. They always answered my questions and were Available. The front desk staff and technician remember my name. Even the financial person treated me well and was available when neeedws even after the treatment ended
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
They made it as easy as possible
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilan Tur-Kaspa at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I don’t remember but it was very resonable
Describe Ilan Tur-Kaspa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
He always recommends ESET
10
Doctor
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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