Describe your experience with Fertility Care of Orange County.
Honesty, compassionate staff and doctor, never having to wait more then 10 minutes for your appointment and having Dr. Lee present at every appointment. Dr. Lee had a surrogate for his first son, which made him able to relate to his patients in a compassionate manner. Sharing that with us made us feel connected to him.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I never had to wait more than 10 minutes for my appointment, Dr. Lee conducted all of my ultrasounds/egg retrieval and egg transfer. I worked with one nurse while at his clinic.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I have anxiety and had a ton of anxiety and concern my cycle would fail and every time she reassured me that everything would work out and I had great chances for success. I can't remember how many times Julie calmed me down and prevented tears!
How was your experience with Terence Lee?
Dr. Lee was very to the point, honest and eased my anxiety at every appointment. When I was unsure of my IVF protocol due to a low amount of follicles he reassured me that things were fine. I'm glad I listened to him and didn't cancel my cycle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Terence Lee?
He does some out of the box protocols and trust him with his knowledge. Also know that he works with the number one lab and embryologists in the area. He is also up to date with the most recent research and due to this only performs frozen embryo transfers since there is a higher success rate.
Describe the protocols Terence Lee used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did the "normal" antagonist protocol with lupron, bravelle and an HCG trigger. Dr. Lee also recommends ICSI for all his patients as well as assisted hatching. He also had me use an HCG trigger throughout my frozen embryo cycle to mimic ovulation. He also highly recommended PGS testing, which we had done on our 5 embryos. We are so happy we did because one of our 5AA graded embryos was nonviable, therefore he prevented me from having a miscarriage, had that embryo been transferred.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Terence Lee.
$5,800.00 for PGS testing, $14,000 for the IVF/Frozen Transfer/Ultrasounds and bloodwork, $6,000 for IVF medication, $2,500.00 for FET medication.