Vishvanath C. Karande

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Medical SchoolSeth G. S.
ResidencySUNY
FellowshipEastern Virginia Jones
Arlington Heights
880 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 884-8884
Crystal Lake
407 Congress Parkway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(847) 884-8884
Hoffman Estates
1585 North Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 884-8884
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Vishvanath C. Karande to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 6Don't recommend: 18.9
7 assessments
  • 86% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 14% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend InVia Fertility Specialists to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 10Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 19.2
12 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 8% Neutral (7-8)
  • 8% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Although Dr. Karande was straightforward, he understood that our goal was to get pregnant and have a baby as soon as possible and scheduled treatment on my body’s schedule and not on his clinics schedule....Dr. Karande was very knowledgeable, confident, and straight forward throughout the process which is exactly what I wanted and needed going through this emotional journey. He was very thorough in re- evaluating me prior to starting treatment despite receiving my previous records. His technique(HSG & transfer) was much better
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
I recently gave birth to my daughter after failing to get pregnant naturally and going through 3 failed transfers with a precious specialist. Making the switch to Invia was invaluable. Dr. Karande was very knowledgeable, confident, and straight forward throughout the process which is exactly what I wanted and needed going through this emotional journey. He was very thorough in re- evaluating me prior to starting treatment despite receiving my previous records. His technique(HSG & transfer) was much better than my previous provider and everything felt very different. Dr Klipstien completed my retrieval. It was great that they completed everything in their office and that my cycle was scheduled around my body’s cycle not their schedule which is why procedures can be completed by either doctor. I have and will recommend Dr. Karande to friends struggling with infertility.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
He is very straight forward but had amazing results.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Although Dr. Karande was straightforward, he understood that our goal was to get pregnant and have a baby as soon as possible and scheduled treatment on my body’s schedule and not on his clinics schedule.
Describe the protocols Vishvanath C. Karande used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on the estrace priming protocol. I never used birth control which I was very pleased with. The protocol was a bit long but it all paid off. We genetically tested the embryos and were able to pick the embryo we wanted transferred which we decided to transfer the embryo that had the best ratings.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff always responded quickly to the portal. When I had a bleeding scare early on during pregnancy and messaged the portal, they quickly called to determine the cause and eliminate my concerns and fears.
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
I have nothing but positive things to say about this clinic. They complete all procedures at the office, have a portal where most communication occurs and they respond very quickly to any questions you have. This includes nurses, doctors, and the embryologists.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vishvanath C. Karande.
I had BCBS HMO and it wascovered almost 100% by insuarance. Genetic testing was not covered and cost us approximately $6,000. I was very lucky.
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Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
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Age
24 - 26
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other, Unexplained
3
Dr. Karande had told me my chances of success were high because I was so young yet he never gave me an actual reason why I was infertile. He didn't do anything before jumping right Into IVF... During each ultrasound he would say I had a little Endo but no big deal in fact he said "the best way to cure Endo is to get pregnant"....I have stage 4 Endo that was attached to both ovaries...Get a second opinion before you go just to be sure he isn't missing anything.
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Age
24 - 26
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other, Unexplained
3
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
Dr. Karande had told me my chances of success were high because I was so young yet he never gave me an actual reason why I was infertile. He didn't do anything before jumping right Into IVF which I now realize was because my insurance would pay Boohoo bucks for it! During each ultrasound he would say I had a little Endo but no big deal in fact he said "the best way to cure Endo is to get pregnant". After I aged off my parent's insurance I had to stop IVF. 4 transfers still no live baby :(...Fast forward a year later and I had exteme pain. I went to a regular gyno who did a lap and I have stage 4 Endo that was attached to both ovaries. That dr and the next Endo dr I went to said I never would should have done IVF without cleaning the Endo out first. It was so bad I apparently had little chance for success. So Dr. Karande wasted my little time that I had on my dad's great insurance and let me do all those cycles only to have my heart broken. Oh and when I wasn't getting pregnant he said to me "well I know its not my clinic because everyone else has been getting pregnant this year"...ummm??
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
Get a second opinion before you go just to be sure he isn't missing anything.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When I finally got my BFP I was over the moon. I made it to beta #2 with strong numbers then lost the pregnancy. My RE said to me as I cried and asked why "these things just happen". It felt cold and as someone who was grieving their baby, as well as paying a lot of money for him I wanted a reason.
Describe the protocols Vishvanath C. Karande used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For My IVF cycles I used small doses of lupron, follistem, monupur, gonral x(I think that's the name) and I can't remember the HCG trigger I used. The Follistem was the easiest to administer. I took Crinone progesterone suppositories each cycle. After a retrieval I had doxycycln to help stop any infections.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I loved the nursing staff. They were all kind and knew my name as soon as i walked in the door. They were quick to answer questions and send an email back.
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
The clinic itself was nice and a fun environment. The staff were always kind and compassionate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vishvanath C. Karande.
My insurance covered almost all of it but it was pricey! However the clinic is more towards the city so that's to be expected.
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Vishvanath C. Karande
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Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
feel that Dr. Karande is a very thorough and straight-forward doctor....I knew what was expected of me during my journey which included weight-loss. I followed his protocol and feel that is the reason why I experienced success with my retrieval and even with my transfers...For my egg retrieval, I believe my treatment strategy was an IVF antagonist protocol.... I don't know what the other patients plans were, but I feel like mines was tailored to my diagnosis.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
I feel that Dr. Karande is a very thorough and straight-forward doctor. In his field, it is important to be honest with patients about their diagnosis and treatment plan. I also feel it is important to give patients realistic goals to achieve during the IVF/FET process. I knew what was expected of me during my journey which included weight-loss. I followed his protocol and feel that is the reason why I experienced success with my retrieval and even with my transfers. Although two resulted in a chemical pregnancy/miscarriage, Dr. Karande never made it seem like hope was lost.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
I would tell a future patient to go into the clinic after exhausting yourself with knowledge about infertility and possibly her or her partner's specific diagnosis of infertility. It is helpful to know what questions to ask at the initial consult with the doctor and makes a more informed patient. Also, be honest about your medical history. At this stage, there is no hiding from your past. It gets very real and very honest.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like I was treated like a human. I don't know what the other patients plans were, but I feel like mines was tailored to my diagnosis. I also feel like I was greeted by name whenever I interacted with staff, even upon checking in at the front desk. The clinic truly felt like a 2nd home.
Describe the protocols Vishvanath C. Karande used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For my egg retrieval, I believe my treatment strategy was an IVF antagonist protocol. I did 10 days of estrogen priming (CD21-CD4), 12 days of injectable stims for ovarian stimulation (CD5-CD16) menopur 225u/follistim 225u (SD1-4), menopur 300u/follistim 300u (SD5-12), ganirelix 0.25mg (SD7-11) to suppress ovulation, Pregnyl HcG trigger shot 10,000u. We retrieved 18 eggs, 10 initially fertilized, 4 (4aa) blastocyst made it to day 5. We prepped for a fresh single embryo transfer. I did 5 days of antibiotics post retrieval, 5 days of Medrol in preparation for transfer, and started crinone vaginal progesterone support to prepare my lining for embryo transfer/implantation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love the nursing staff. They were like a personal cheer squad. I appreciate their attentiveness and basically just being the good spirits I needed when I experienced my losses. The whole staff is very motivational and it is appreciated.
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
The clinic is very strong. The staff work together well, they are there for the patients and they are very well informed about what they do. It is definitely different from getting care at my Primary Care doctor's office of OBGYN's office. I love this clinic and their attentiveness to their patients and have no suggestions on how they could improve such great care!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vishvanath C. Karande.
My IVF and FET procedures including medications were covered by insurance. I only had to pay a $35 copay when interacting with the doctor and my storage fees and initial cost for my frozen embryos.
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Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
I had to wait 6 months after a partial molar pregnancy before going through IVF [with Dr. Vishvanath Karande], I suggested doing the retrievals during that time. Dr. Karande was on board...Dr. Karande was open about the process, explained every step and was supportive during my miscarriage. He was at multiple ultra sounds, checked in when he saw me, even if I was just doing blood work, and performed every procedure himself. I felt comfortable with him and his staff and completed supported the year I was in his care.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
Dr. Karande was open about the process, explained every step and was supportive during my miscarriage. He was at multiple ultra sounds, checked in when he saw me, even if I was just doing blood work, and performed every procedure himself. I felt comfortable with him and his staff and completed supported the year I was in his care.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Karande took time to meet with me numerous times to discuss the process and next steps.
Describe the protocols Vishvanath C. Karande used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had to wait 6 months after a partial molar pregnancy before going through IVF, I suggested doing the retrievals during that time. Dr. Karande was on board. I was on clomid and 1 HCG trigger for my IUI's. I used menopur and follistrom and added gonal-f for both retrievals. I then was on Estrace and progesterone suppositories (3months) as well as progesterone injections (1 month) during the transfer/IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone of the nurses I worked with was passionate about their job, invested in my care, and super easy to work with. I was very impressed with all of the staff.
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
I was always seen in a timely manner. I had 2 places that were convenient for me to attend, and the staff worked well which facility I needed each time. The receptionists were personable, the nurses were all outgoing and remembered you, and everyone explained everything I needed to know. I was very pleased with the overall facility and all the individuals.
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Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
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Age
30 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
7 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
He is all about getting you pregnant. He is to the point. No hand holding and sometimes hard to understand.
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Age
30 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
7 Eggs Frozen
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
He is to the point . no hand holding and sometimes hard to understand. BUT he cares soo much he wants the end result. He lights up when he sees his final result. I want a great doctor who knows what hes doing .. I dont want my hand held I want the actual truth
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
Go to him with an open mind. He makes sure he logs EVERYTHING in the computer as he talks to you. he does have an accent. He does great work with the procedures.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He is all about getting you pregnant. His staffbis amazing n so is his partner
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You see them everytime u go in .. They have seen me at my greatest time n my worst n have always seemed 19th o care
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Doctor
Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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After the first miscarriage, my wife and I have been trying for 1.5 years without successful. Then we was referred to Dr. Karande by our Obgyn. And thanks to their efforts and expertise (and the super helpful patient portal) helped us through the craziness of 3 IUIs and then 2 IVFs. We are expecting in May 11th. Thanks Dr. Karande and Invia Fertility staff.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
After the first miscarriage, my wife and I have been trying for 1.5 years without successful. Then we was referred to Dr. Karande by our Obgyn. And thanks to their efforts and expertise (and the super helpful patient portal) helped us through the craziness of 3 IUIs and then 2 IVFs. We are expecting in May 11th. Thanks Dr. Karande and Invia Fertility staff. We are very grateful to you.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are available all the time, even late evening to get back to our questions
Describe your experience with InVia Fertility Specialists.
The patient portal is really good, all the communication happens there help both of us know what is going on. Making appointment is also super easy. The staff answers our questions/voicemail within 4-6 hours, day or night.
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Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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He does not have a very good bedside manner, but is technically very good and my treatment resulted in pregnancy... He never remembered any details about me...
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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How was your experience with Vishvanath C. Karande?
He does not have a very good bedside manner, but is technically very good and my treatment resulted in pregnancy, which is ultimately what mattered most to me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vishvanath C. Karande?
Keep in mind that he is not warm and fuzzy, but will give you the best shot at getting pregnant.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He never remembered any details about me, even that I had a live birth as a result of IVF from his clinic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are all fantastic, returning messages promptly and answering my many questions thoroughly while making me feel cared for. I cannot say enough.
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Vishvanath C. Karande
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
InVia Fertility Specialists
Hoffman Estates
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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