South Jersey Fertility Center

Available Resources

Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Burlington
1900 Mount Holly Rd.
Burlington, NJ 08016
609-386-4701
Egg Harbor Township
2500 English Creek Avenue
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
609-813-2192
Marlton
400 Lippincott Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
856-596-2241
Sewell
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
856-218-8863
Show all branches
Show fewer branches
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend South Jersey Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 3Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 18.2
5 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
452
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
5 assessments
10
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
After two failed rounds of donor egg embryo transfers, Dr. Kuzbari [at South Jersey Fertility Center] worked with us to test for implantation timing. It turns out we need an additional 36 hours of progesterone prep- almost unheard of, but we implanted with twins!....Infertility is such a hard thing to deal with. It's important to separate your own anxiety and frustration and sadness with the situation from your experiences at the clinic. The people on the staff here, from the front desk to the doctors, the billing department, etc, are all motivated to help you be successful.
+ Read more
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with South Jersey Fertility Center.
Infertility is such a hard thing to deal with. It's important to separate your own anxiety and frustration and sadness with the situation from your experiences at the clinic. The people on the staff here, from the front desk to the doctors, the billing department, etc, are all motivated to help you be successful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Kuzbari felt like a partner on this journey. He knew our situation; he was enthusiastic and supportive throughout.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff was wonderful. They were compassionate, supportive, and knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Oumar Kuzbari?
Dr. Kuzbari was very knowledgeable, but also willing to explain and consider information I may have brought to him- uterine biopsies, for example, to test the implantation window, even though that test doesn't usually reveal a problem. He listened, offered his expertise, and devised a plan of action. He was always willing to reassure or console.
Describe the protocols Oumar Kuzbari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After two failed rounds of donor egg embryo transfers, Dr. Kuzbari worked with us to test for implantation timing. It turns out we need an additional 36 hours of progesterone prep- almost unheard of, but we implanted with twins!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
There were morning "monitoring hours" that were standard each day, for specific procedures, like blood draws and ultrasounds. However, I also found that they were willing to try to accommodate alternative appointments when possible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Oumar Kuzbari.
As a NJ schoolteacher, my insurance covered the majority of my costs. There were a few tests that were out of pocket, like the implantation biopsy, and the donor fee was also out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Oumar Kuzbari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
South Jersey Fertility Center
Marlton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
He [Dr Stephen Sawin] is very caring and patient but also is very honest. I like that....Again, Feel he is very thorough. Lets you know all options and risks and gives his medical advice, but supports your decision. He is very smart and very kind...co pay under my insurance...[South Jersey Fertility Center] is friendly, warm and clean and very close to me.
+ Read more
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with South Jersey Fertility Center.
It is friendly, warm and clean and very close to me.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He is very caring and patient but also is very honest. I like that.
How was your experience with Stephen Sawin?
Again, Feel he is very thorough. Lets you know all options and risks and gives his medical advice, but supports your decision. He is very smart and very kind.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephen Sawin?
you are in good hands
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephen Sawin.
co pay under my insurance.
10
Doctor
Stephen Sawin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
South Jersey Fertility Center
Marlton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
As an IVF patient, I was a "regular" visit to the [South Jersey Fertility] Center, and all of the nurses were very positive and supportive with my care....Dr. Van Deerlin was kind, positive, knew my name and history, and was always careful to explain any answers fully, and give detailed explanations of procedures.
+ Read more
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Van Deerlin was kind, positive, knew my name and history, and was always careful to explain any answers fully, and give detailed explanations of procedures.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
As an IVF patient, I was a "regular" visit to the Center, and all of the nurses were very positive and supportive with my care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Van Deerlin.
Medication per IVF cycle was $14000.
10
Doctor
Peter Van Deerlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
South Jersey Fertility Center
Marlton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
3
Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
3
You saw a different doctor each visit [at South Jersey Center] and each time I had to repeat the things I wanted known and no one seemed to know exactly what took place prior...The nursing staff was fine - not overly friendly or personable. I never sensed a level of compassion or was ever even engaged in conversation...I never knew who to go to with questions and when I did speak up, I had to back track and explain everything from day 1 in order to understand the present because no one ever knew your individual case. I did not feel anyone had responsibility for my care.
+ Read more
Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
3
Describe your experience with South Jersey Fertility Center.
I think having a "point" doctor is important, even if you do sometimes see other doctors in the practice. I never knew who to go to with questions and when I did speak up, I had to back track and explain everything from day 1 in order to understand the present because no one ever knew your individual case. I did not feel anyone had responsibility for my care.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Following my initial consult where I explained our past treatment and my concerns, I left feeling somewhat positive although I know I was told exactly what I wanted to her and it wasn't very thorough. That doctor/nurse left the practice a week later and no other doctor every had a conversation with me about our treatment, my concerns, or our plans moving forward after each failed cycle. You saw a different doctor each visit and each time I had to repeat the things I wanted known and no one seemed to know exactly what took place prior. We continued the same plans with no changes until I prompted them (having had experience with infertility treatment in the past). Either I got lost in the shuffle or this is just how they operate. When I mentioned these feelings, nothing changed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was fine - not overly friendly or personable. I never sensed a level of compassion or was ever even engaged in conversation.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Robert Skaf?
This review pertains more generally to South Jersey Fertility since you are not given a specific doctor as a patient but instead expected to see whoever happens to be available that day. By the time I came to SJ fertility I had just left another RE where I had a poor experience and after 3 cycles, decided to more on. I had also been through 6 cycles with another doctor years prior and successfully conceived my daughter. I feel like if I had not known a good deal about what my treatments would involved form experience, I would have felt very lost, lonely, and hopeless here. I was able to advocate for myself based on that experience but it fell on deaf ears. They were not very aggressive or proactive and although they knew we were out of pocket for everything and that IVF was not an option financially, seemed to think everyone can just go IVF if other treatment didn't work. No one ever had a conversation with me about my failed cycles , how my labs looked, what could be going wrong - nothing unless prompted and even then we're very brief answers. I don't feel any of the doctors I encountered were invested in their patients. I have very high expectations following an amazing experience with my first RE (in another state), but I did not find this experience acceptable.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Skaf?
Advocate for yourself. Push and get answers otherwise they will not be given. Talk to others who have been or are going through treatment so you know what to ask and what to expect and when things are not right. Just because IVF exists is "an" option (though not really an option for some like us) that doesn't mean other treatment is not worth pursuing aggressively.
Describe the protocols Robert Skaf used in your cycles and their degree of success.
There was little change to my protocol over the course of 5 cycles which did not make sense to me considering we were getting the same results each time. They did not look further into potential problems affecting my fertility because I had already been diagnosed with several conditions (manageable) prior and had a living daughter. I feel more investigation should have been done.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Skaf.
We were told the appointments would be covered but not procedures or medications. We paid of out of pocket for that and are just now finding out, after 5 cycles over 6 months of treatment that insurance is looking to deny any coverage.
2
Doctor
Robert Skaf
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
South Jersey Fertility Center
Sewell
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
– Read less
8
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
8
The weakness [at South Jersey Fertility Center] for me would be the transfer clinic which always felt disorganized and chaotic. I never left an egg retrieval or transfer feeling calmed but more so anxious and felt like this was always the downfall in my care.... He [Dr. Stephen Saawin] only has office hours in the Sewell location once a week. Come prepared with all questions you would like answered and do some of your own research.
+ Read more
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
8
Describe your experience with South Jersey Fertility Center.
The weakness for me would be the transfer clinic which always felt disorganized and chaotic. I never left an egg retrieval or transfer feeling calmed but more so anxious and felt like this was always the downfall in my care.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Caring staff especially the nursing staff
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Kind and compassionate. Personal and remember you by name and your treatment experiences.
How was your experience with Stephen Sawin?
Dr. Sawin is caring and kind but does not always take time to explain things in full detail as I would like. I feel his method is an "overview" approach to not stress patients out but I left appointments feeling like I wanted more information and would often call the clinic the next day to clarify.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephen Sawin?
He only has office hours in the Sewell location once a week. Come prepared with all questions you would like answered and do some of your own research.
Describe the protocols Stephen Sawin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Tubal removal due to two blocked tubes. One IVF cycle day 5 fresh transfer-miscarriage at 6 weeks. One FET cycle- miscarriage at 10 weeks s/p no heartbeat at 7 weeks Increased hormone dosage or progesterone for FET cycle with better results
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephen Sawin.
$750 to freeze embryos $5,000 PGS testing (not elected) Approx med cost $800 Insurance Coverage in the state of NJ
7
Doctor
Stephen Sawin
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
South Jersey Fertility Center
Sewell
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less