Anyone heard about these NJ clinics?

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Registered: 06-10-2003
Anyone heard about these NJ clinics?
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Tue, 06-10-2003 - 7:20am
Hello all,

This is my first post on this board. I have mild PCOS and a blocked left tube. DH has borderline male factor. After trying injectables and IUI we have decided to go for IVF. We are considering using one of these clinics in NJ. Has anyone had any experience with or heard about any of these? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you have an idea about cost for these clinics that would be helpful as well. Our insurance does not cover IVF. Thanks a bunch.

-Cheryl

IVF New Jersey (in Somerset, NJ)

Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science Staint Barnabas Medical Center (in Livingston, NJ)

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (in Morristown, NJ)

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Registered: 04-23-2003
Tue, 06-10-2003 - 8:23am
I live in NJ but am having IVF done in NYC but I know St. Barnabas is one of the country's top-rated IVF clinics. There was a show on Nova recently about IVF and most of the top docs and research was coming out of St. Barnabas. I assume these 3 clinics are about the same price as the clinic I'm going to (affiliated w/ Columbia University) which means it should cost approximately $10,000 if doing IVF and ICSI or about $8500/9000 with IVF alone.

Good luck

Sue

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 06-12-2003 - 12:44pm
I went to RMA NJ in Morristown. I want to say that St. B's is still a good clinic but the doctors who were at St. B's when that NOVA show was produced are now at RMA NJ. Dr. Scott, Dr. Drews and Dr. Bergh are all at RMA. I saw several doctors during my IVF and FE cycles and all are wonderful. It is a large clinic and is prone to some of the difficulties of a large clinic with many patients but I found it is still able to get personal service. You are assigned a nurse and that nurse is your contact for all of your treatment.

I went to a small one doctor practice when TTC my first child and although it was nice, it just did not have the expertise that RMA has.

I have severe stage 4 endo, it covers everything. I have blocked tubes from the endo. I am cyst prone and have had three surgeries to remove cysts and endo. Most recent surgery was between IVF and FET cycle to tie off hydrosalpinx tubes.

TTC #1 at one doctor practice - 4 fresh IVF cycles, 2 m/c, no frozen embies, 1 DS (2)

TTC #2 at RMA - 1 fresh cycle, 1 m/c, 8 frozen embies, 1 FET (currently pg 28w5d)

BEST WISHES to you on your IVF attempt.

Gina

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Registered: 06-24-2003
Tue, 06-24-2003 - 8:46pm
I am a patient at RMA - they have a satellite office 5 minutes from my house. Why don't you check out their website at rmanj.com - (especially the doctor profiles which are very impressive)? I am extremely happy with the care I have gotten with them, I was referred by a former patient and couldn't be happier.

Good luck - and remember that once you start ivf you will be going in regularly (sometimes daily) for bloodwork and ultrasounds, so try to keep that in mind!

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Wed, 06-25-2003 - 1:45pm
Cheryl,

I haven't heard of the clinics you mentioned, but I went thru Cooper Center for IVF in Marlton, NJ. My procedures weren't successful, but the entire staff was friendly and encouraging. They also hold monthly classes if you're interested in learning more about them. www.ccivf.com

My insurance didn't cover IVF either, but Cooper will work with you on payments.

Good luck!

Bryn