Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Las Vegas.
They underestimated the total cost, even with high end of their initial quote for 2 egg retrieval. We ended up spending double what we anticipated. Not many long term financing options available that we qualified for and we paid entirely cash because our insurance didn't cover any fertility treatment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Great bedside manner, personally called us himself with results, personally e-mailed responses to questions and concerns during IVF cycle
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Great communication via phone and email and in person. Available and responsive to my questions.
How was your experience with Said Daneshmand?
Dr. Daneshmand was very kind with great bedside manner, genuinely compassionate. My only complaint was feeling deceived with total cost. We ended up spending almost double of the high end estimate we were given at our consultation. Also, Dr. Daneshmand was out of town the day of or scheduled embryo transfer. He gave me the option of postponing one month (more costs for additional meds) or proceeding with his partner, Dr. Bruce Shapiro doing transfer. We let Shapiro do transfer and it was successful!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Said Daneshmand?
Be prepared financially to spend more than is initially estimated.
Describe the protocols Said Daneshmand used in your cycles and their degree of success.
IVF, 2 egg retrieval cycles, one frozen embryo transfer. Meds included Follistim, Menopur, HGH trigger shot, Estradiol, hormone patches, and others I can't recall. Transferred one 5 day blastocyst embryo and first transfer was successful!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Said Daneshmand.
I can't remember specifics but total cost for 2 IVF egg retrieval cycles with donor sperm and one frozen embryo transfer were about $50,000