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Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine

Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine
Average: 3.4 (5 votes)5 1
The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center
1305 York Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10021
U.S.
866-202-7585

Summary

Medical Director
Zev Rosenwaks
Education: 
M.D.
Statement: 

The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center is a fertility clinic in New York City that maintains satellite office locations in Flushing, Mount Kisco, and Garden City, New York. The comfortable, state-of-the art fertility clinics serve patients from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as those from across the United States and internationally.

The fertility doctors at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center are leaders in the field of reproductive medicine. The New York fertility clinic is world-renowned for its commitment to the highest academic and scientific standards for both patient care and cutting-edge scientific research. TheThe Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center is affiliated with the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Back in 1981, fertility doctor Zev Rosenwaks, the director of the fertility clinic, was part of the medical team that successfully used in vitro fertilization (IVF) for the first time in the United States. He was also the first fertility doctor in the country to use egg donation as an infertility treatment.

More recently, The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center pioneered in diagnostic capabilities for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) that allow the fertility doctors to discover whether an embryo carries certain genetic traits, such as sickle cell anemia or other disorders.

For more than two decades, IVF has been used as treatment for couples who were unsuccessful with first-line or basic fertility treatments. Over 15,000 babies have been born through IVF treatments at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center is at the cutting edge of fertility treatment and diagnostic research. Recent research topics have includes the isolation and identification of sperm cells for men with testicular failure and azoospermia. The New York fertility clinic collaborates with urologists from New York Weill Cornell’s Center for Male Reproduction and Microsurgery allows for high success rates for male infertility.

Fertility treatments provided at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center include:

Fertility Treatments

Specialties

Fertility Treatment: 

The fertility doctors at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center are pioneers in infertility research and provide cutting-edge fertility services. The New York fertility clinic offers advanced techniques like IVF, PGD, and egg donation.

Fertility treatments at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center include:

List of Fertility Treatments: 
Assisted hatching
Consultation
Donor egg
Embryo freezing and storage
Embryo transfer
Fertility drugs
Fertility workup
Frozen embryo transfer
Hysteroscopy
Hysterosalpingogram
ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection)
IUI (intrauterine insemination)
IVF (in vitro fertilization)
Laparoscopy
Multiple miscarriage - diagnosis and treatment
Ovulation Induction
PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis)
Semen analysis
Surgery
Ultrasound

Conditions Treated: 

The fertility doctors at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center treat female infertility, male infertility, and other reproductive endocrinology conditions.

The fertility doctors at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center diagnose and treat the following infertility conditions:

List of Conditions Treated: 
Endometriosis
Female infertility
Hirsutism (Excessive hair growth)
Male infertility
Miscarriage/Recurrent Miscarriage
Ovulatory Dysfunction
Pelvic abnormalities
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Premature ovarian failure
Unexplained infertility
Uterine fibroids
Clinical Trials: 

For information on clinical trials, please contact The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Center for Reproductive Medicine in New York, New York performed 2,446 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2013. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Center for Reproductive Medicine 626 469 582 449 320 64 42.8 31.6 22.7 13.8 5.0 7.8


IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Center for Reproductive Medicine in New York, New York performed 486 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2013. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Center for Reproductive Medicine 186 130 108 42 20 3 38.2 46.9 35.2 38.1 30.0 0 / 3
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Center for Reproductive Medicine in New York, New York to the CDC in 2013, the fertility clinic performed 228 donor egg cycles in that year; 140 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 88 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Clinic Name Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%) Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%)
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Center for Reproductive Medicine 140 58.6 88 33.0

*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics

Cost

Paying for Fertility Treatment: 

For more information on fertility treatment costs at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center, please contact the New York fertility clinic directly.

Insurance: 

For more information on infertility insurance, please contact The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Reviews

Poor Experience

1
Your rating: 15 1
I spent a year doing treatments here and it just wasn’t a great experience. First of all, this place is a factory. There are days you’ll see over 100 women in the waiting room. The facilities are clean and modern and they are fairly efficient considering the volume of people, most of the visits had minimal waiting time with a handful of visits with 30+ minutes. Because of the volume of patients and trying to minimize waiting time, you are always feeling rushed. They rush in and out of procedures and I always felt as if I was bothering my doctor if I asked questions as he was running out the door to the next patient. During a consult to discuss IVF my doctor was multitasking on his PC (not taking notes on our case.) My husband wanted to change right then and there and looking back I wish we had. This is the type of sensitive and emotionally draining and expensive treatment you need good bedside manner! There’s not a lot of transparency in the process at all. During the IVF stim process, when I asked how many follicles they could see 6 days in, they told me they avoid that question. I didn’t know much of what was happening in the lab either, expect “looks good, pushed to day 5” and on the day of transfer, it wasn’t clear how many embryos would likely freeze. I found out after only 1 was frozen which I would have opted to transfer both had I known I wouldn’t have at least two to transfer (also high costs to freeze and transfer one on a future FET) Another major negative – they do everything on the phone. No information is shared through an online portal as most other facilities do. It’s incredibly annoying to have to babysit your phone (waiting on results I would be taking my cell into bathroom stalls looking like a crazy person) b/c god forbid you miss their call; it’s impossible to reach anyone. Both my nurse and doctor were out on vacation during my cycle – I changed hands many times and was given conflicting information on the night of the trigger which is the MOST critical thing not to screw up in a cycle. The after hours phone line wasn’t working properly, it was a hassle calling in. I called this to their attention multiple times and it wasn’t fixed. Billing department – I could have had a perfect experience and a positive outcome and the billing department alone would have wrecked the entire experience. I was given incorrect information that the IVF cost $10,500. That’s the rate if you are paying out of pocket. In my case, b/c I had $10k in insurance coverage they asked me to pay $500. I found out later that my cost is based on my copayments after they bill each service separately. So despite having $10k of coverage, I ended up paying thousands out of pocket as after the fact they told me that price didn’t apply to me. They had me in every single day of my cycle for tests and bloodwork which I would have pushed back on had I known it wasn’t all included and each service would result in a payment (either copayment or full payment by me after the $10k ran out). When I changed insurance, they double billed my old insurance. I paid OOP for things that the insurance paid and instead of applying a credit I had, they sent a $25 charge to collections. It’s April and I’m now receiving bills for services in November for the first time. That’s just ludicrous. Obscene costs, poor service and failed outcome. All of this might be easier to stomach if I felt like they cared. After a year of treatment and many failed IUIs, IVF and FET and tens of thousands of dollars later, I was told I could call my doctor to follow up. Nothing more - don’t expect the doctor to call you to send his condolences, they don’t give a crap. I will say that I really liked Dr. Schattmann whom I saw for my transfer. I wish I had started with him and I think I would have had a better experience.

Billing/Refunds

1
Your rating: 15 1
We had to pay for services that may or may not be needed during the retrieval/implant process. The service or procedure, ICSI, was not needed in our case, but they purposely make it very difficult to receive a refund for those procedures, that weren't needed. It looks like I will finally receive the refund, any day now, but it has been over a month of constant calling, and they act as if i am the impatient one. Normally, business refunds take a few days, not a few months... Overall, the attitude, presumably because they deal with angry patients who just want what they told, is dismissive, and at times, rude. I wish they could have a more coordinated system where their finance department communicate to the rest of the hospital. There is no way to reach the finance dept. directly, so they are insulated from the customers they serve... Despite Cornell having a stellar reputation for their infertility treatment, it is because the doctors in the lab, are stellar. The rest of the institution is very far behind if they cannot even manage to refund a customer, based on their own policy. after months and over 5-10 phone calls and counting, I'm so tired of the excuses and being told that i am being impatient... If they just did their job, they wouldn't have angry customers such as myself. We liked the doctors and nurses, but the rest of the staff... horribly condescending. Countless times, I heard people screaming at the receptionists for whatever, and their response is cold. They say things like, "are you done", instead of saying "i'm sorry that you feel that way, let me see what i can do". Why Cornell chooses to hire such people is simple to understand, cost, but it is clear that it will a factor to their downfall, should it happen...

Don't recommend

1
Your rating: 15 1
I also had a bad experience - as did a dear friend. This place is an assembly line with very little attention to the individual's unique situation. Being a patient here is, sadly, simply cause for more stress. Facing fertility issues is already stressful so why take on more stress at this hospital center? Go elsewhere.

Despite an unsuccessful cycle

4
Your rating: 45 1
Despite an unsuccessful cycle, I have no complaints with the WCMC CRM. Yes, it is a very busy, academic clinic and you will not see "your" doctor daily. It is possible that your retrieval/transfer may be performed by another doctor depending on the timing of your cycle. I did have a difficult time obtaining my records to establish care with another doctor after our cycle. However, the staff is wonderful, especially the receptionist in M8, and all nurses were responsive to emails and phone messages. We were traveling from out of state and they were accommodating to our needs. Seamless coordination with the WCMC urology service.

Please avoid!

1
Your rating: 15 1
Please avoid! Poor customer service, long lines, mistakes all the time... You almost never see your doctor. Even when I saw my doctor briefly he always seemed to be in a rush. Nothing is digitally in customer service: you can't make appointments online, receive medical records online, no emails - by phone and mail only I always felt that all they cared is just persuade me to do an expensive IVF as soon as possible.

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