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x post posting for Friend anyone working with Shady Grove?

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January 17th, 2012, 7:13 pm #1

She is looking into shared risk
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Mrs. M
Mrs. M

January 17th, 2012, 7:15 pm #2

I'm cycling as an out of tow net. What questions do you have for your friend?
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birdy1600
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January 17th, 2012, 8:50 pm #3

how do you like the program?
what is the current success rates?
any doctor you prefer or do you work with several?
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Joined: August 18th, 2010, 6:45 pm

January 17th, 2012, 9:10 pm #4

She is looking into shared risk
I love love Dr. Chang. I have only done one cycle so far (and it was a BFN) but I can say I have no problems at all going forward with him as my doctor. I can't recommend him enough. That said, I can't stand my cycle nurse. But now that I understand her and how the program work a bit better I can make it work with her. At least for now. The other nurses have been excellent. I have only worked with Dr. Chang as my doctor.

As far as success rates they are at or above the national average for donor egg. On their website they break it out for shared donor egg cycles (1,2, or 3 recipients) which is extremely helpful when comparing other programs. You can find the break down herehttp://www.shadygrovefertility.com/donor-egg-success .

Overall they report a 62-65% clinical preg rate (%embryo transfers) regardless of the the number of recipients. Their FET stats are about 47% but you have to remember that because of the shared risk program with an emphasis on 5day transfers, there is going to be a treatment bias in favor of fresh transfer outcomes.

I think they do a great job of catering to the out of town patient. I was able to do all of my intake and commence a cycle with a single office visit. That visit was the model of efficiency and I had plenty of time for a long visit with Dr. Chang.

That said my cycle was not great for me due to some stupid mistake on the part of the nurse. But that could happen anywhere I suppose. I should also say that I have not been with them long and my case is straight forward (bad eggs, no other problems). It will be interesting to see how things go after my FET at the end of the month.
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Mrs. M
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January 18th, 2012, 1:10 am #5

how do you like the program?
what is the current success rates?
any doctor you prefer or do you work with several?
I have Dr. Sagoskin. I've only met with him once for the initial consult and I liked him. Another poster on this board had a good experience with him. There is a thread on fertility forum for just SG DE patients. two MD's that patients speak highly of are Drs. Esposito and O'Brien. They are both in the Fredricksberg office. The OOT liason and donor egg coordinator I'm working with are fantastic. Before I signed on they gave me a temporary password to browse donor database. One thing I really like is that they communicate via email which works much better for me than the telephone tag at my old clinic. My RN sometimes takes a little more time than I would like to respond to emails but there have been no major issues. The money back guarantee was the thing that ultimately made me choose SG. They also seem to work diligently to make the whole OOT issue not a hassle. GL to your friend.
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Julie
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January 18th, 2012, 1:46 pm #6

I love love Dr. Chang. I have only done one cycle so far (and it was a BFN) but I can say I have no problems at all going forward with him as my doctor. I can't recommend him enough. That said, I can't stand my cycle nurse. But now that I understand her and how the program work a bit better I can make it work with her. At least for now. The other nurses have been excellent. I have only worked with Dr. Chang as my doctor.

As far as success rates they are at or above the national average for donor egg. On their website they break it out for shared donor egg cycles (1,2, or 3 recipients) which is extremely helpful when comparing other programs. You can find the break down herehttp://www.shadygrovefertility.com/donor-egg-success .

Overall they report a 62-65% clinical preg rate (%embryo transfers) regardless of the the number of recipients. Their FET stats are about 47% but you have to remember that because of the shared risk program with an emphasis on 5day transfers, there is going to be a treatment bias in favor of fresh transfer outcomes.

I think they do a great job of catering to the out of town patient. I was able to do all of my intake and commence a cycle with a single office visit. That visit was the model of efficiency and I had plenty of time for a long visit with Dr. Chang.

That said my cycle was not great for me due to some stupid mistake on the part of the nurse. But that could happen anywhere I suppose. I should also say that I have not been with them long and my case is straight forward (bad eggs, no other problems). It will be interesting to see how things go after my FET at the end of the month.
Chang was my RE and I really liked him. That said, I think I only saw him 4 times and I am an in-town patient. I saw him at my consult at both transfers (fresh and FET) and then he did the 6 wk u/s to confirm my pregnancy. I really liked how matter-of-fact he was at my consult that there was no reason that he saw that I could not get pregnant (I had earlier BFN cycles or m/c at a different clinic). Initially I had some nurse issues but I think it was because the nurse I was initially assigned was overloaded. Once I had a bit of a stink (very stressed and cried etc) she became very warm and helpful. But she was still overloaded so they sent me to a different nurse who was also helpful. I was the primary recipient on my fresh cycle so I stayed with her. I had a very good experience with SG although it is not the warmest fuzziest place. I guess I view it as having to be a bit more "efficient" due to its size. Good luck to your friend.
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Joined: May 20th, 2008, 4:36 am

January 18th, 2012, 2:54 pm #7

She is looking into shared risk
I'm an SG grad too. If you do a search on this board for Shady Grove or SG you will find many of our posts with detailed information.
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