Dr M, os an gyno/obgyn
So very experineced in laps
I also had a gyno do mine, due to cost... and private insurance hadnt kicked in
Ive never heard of being charged more....if you have endo though
Seems quite insane and not fair
He just isn't known for it
In this thread
Dr c cuts the endo out, I'm not sure how and I wasn't really concerned how because he reassured me that he doesn't just burn it off from the surface like other general gynos do. I trust him when it comes to endo because he's one of the best experts on it and was highly recommended to me by other specialists. I'm pretty sure dr Reid is also an endo specialist and that dr c learnt from him or something like that.
Mine was 530 or 600 he sometimes makes calls up to 9 at night.
Always later in the dsy
The earliest one i had was 4pm (now i think of it during daylight savings)
Which was the 2nd ever snd i was pregnant so worked out well as he had my script to keep my body attacking to me in 10mins post phone call
All other calls have been pretty close to 530 on the nose
I've also missed calls and he calls back within 20ish.mins
Old poster here. I only flip through pages. Someone is asking about the cost. I did NK cell biopsy which is the same as endo scratch with drM and scope thing (don't remember what it is called) OOP was $650. I was told out front for this oop cost and they didn't even ask about my health fund. I think they might be just too lazy to deal with health fund and that's the fee u pay. I see someone mentioned $450?! But dr M fee has never consistent to me anyway! My priv health covered hospital stay and anaesthetic partially. I asked his finance person to break down the cost but she didn't. So a bill of $650 without any item number.
Anyway, all other NK cell testing is via blood. Biopsy only tests for cd 56 and cd 57.
I don't know anything about lap. Sorry.
Nk cells are present in blood and uterus, you need the biopsy for the ones in the uterus and the others with a blood test.
I think you hear good things about DrM because this is thread seems to be a dedicated thread for him. People who have bad experiences with DrM don't necessary speak up........ I personally don't have any experience with Dr Sack. However, all IVFA patient whose FS is open to the idea of NK cell uses his protocol. It is a standard protocol that's written in a piece of paper. As for drM, everyone is different. To me, the immune treatment is all trial and error anyway. Some get lucky, some dont'. Yes it is a hassle to work alogn side with drM but I reckon it is important to find a FS who is at your best interest and like to work with you. I got drM second opinion and did intralipid with him before i could do it locally here. However, i went with the standard Bondi protocol for my last round of IVF (the successful round). The protocol wasn't really much different than what DrM had suggested me. I used to stress myself up with every little details about the dosage and timing. During my last round, i decided not to do my head in and stressed out with the two protocols. After all, it is all trials and errors. I went with Bondi protocol for the dosage as the dosage was much more within my comfort zone and continue the intralipid locally. Note, i probably don't have as severe problem like some of the ladies here.
Good luck. Hope you get your take home baby with the first try.
Dr Sacks is the one who came up with the bondi protocol (clexane, progesterone, prednisolone). He doesn't really deviate from that. So I guess it depends on how severe your immune issues are. I had a friend who had success with him. I followed the protocol and unfortunately that ended in a stillbirth. I saw dr s after that and did not have a very good experience. He's a lovely man but was blunt and extremely pessimistic about my chances.
Considering you don't want to waste time I suggest you stick with dr m and tell him about your worries regarding your age and hopefully he can sort you out sooner rather than later.
Anyway, They didn't find anything really other than the positive slightly elevated ANA and NK cell in blood test. Only drM can interpret the biopsy result because he isn't using standard lab like any other clinics. He said slightly elevated -- compared to what I have seen here, the number is very low. Basically, my FS agreed to do a kitchen sink approach to throw Bondi protocol in and I do intralipid on the side. She suspected (me too) that my unsuccessful rounds were probably due to poor quality embryos rather than immune issue. But I want 100% effort given I did this interstate. I have her to thank for the success. She has never used the same IVF drugs and protocol on me. Very proactive.
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