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Average: 3.3 (26 votes)5 1
150 Sargent Drive
2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511



Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Yale Fertility Center in New Haven, Connecticut performed 484 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Yale Fertility Center 183 109 121 38 33 7

IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Yale Fertility Center in New Haven, Connecticut performed 51 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Yale Fertility Center 23 12 6 6 4 0
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by Yale Fertility Center in New Haven, Connecticut to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 35 donor egg cycles in that year; 21 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 14 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 (%)
Yale Fertility Center 21 66.7 14 3 / 14

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



Expectations Were Met

Your rating: 45 1
My husband and I had wonderful experiences at Yale Fertility Center. It's an academic institution NOT a private practice so if you want 1:1 care go elsewhere. My doctor and RN were very straightforward with me regarding timelines, meds, appointments, follow-ups, etc. No surprises. We knew our chances of pregnancy before signing up. We also know there are risks for IVF as well as any other kind of surgery you may have anywhere else so what's the surprise when you have to sign the IVF consent? Anyone making negative comments were unsuccessful with their treatments and are now lashing out at the clinic. I've spent many mornings listening to the others in line with me. Everyone's looking to blame someone for a failed cycle. I'm happy to report that I'm on my 2nd pregnancy from IVF and my care has been excellent from start to finish. I gave 4/5 starts because of MyChart and the time it took to get a response, sometimes 3 days.

Yale New Haven / Westport

Your rating: 15 1
The bureaucracy behind this operation is atrocious. Routinely we would receive bills that never reflected credit for our previous payments. We would ask for a full accounting, showing our payments, and instead we would get "collections" calls. It becomes a mess that can go on for years. Go elsewhere.

Go somewhere else if you want success

Your rating: 15 1
Please go somewhere else if you would like to become pregnant. I am so disappointed that my wife and I have spent so much time and money going through Yale New Haven Fertility. There are better, less expensive, clinics that are far more successful.

Neutral So Far...

Your rating: 35 1
SO FAR- I am 1 year into working w/ Yale due to unexplained male infertility. Due to hub's issues, we can't do IUI, so we have been doing IVF. We started w/ Dr. Kummer- who was a complete and utter disaster-don't worry about her, because she has since left. I had some fellow friends who used Yale who recommended Dr. Martin and I am very glad I switched Drs on my own. Prior to Kummer leaving, we decided we needed a fresh set of eyes, and called up and made an apt w. Dr M. I am glad we did this. Dr. M is great. He takes the time to sit and explain the otherwise overwhelming process. He talks to us like we are people, not just a "person who can't have a baby" I also like that he does not sugar coat anything. He is real with you, and real with the protocol. Do not sit back and let any dr tell you what you are going to do. You need to be your own advocate. It doesn't matter where you go. I agree that their organizational skills are not that great (insurance dept) but the nursing staff (SHOUT TO MY GIRL KREE) is great. They always make sure that you understand, and will even e-mail and call you when you need an answer. We are going on our 3rd attempt of IVF and are certain Dr. M will get us there. Overall, a+ for nursing/dr. m , but negative on the process being fully explained. You need to ASK and make sure you do not leave without a full understanding. Fertility is a long, exceptionally confusing process to those who have never had to begin. Yale will be there for you if you make it easy for them to work with you as well. There are crap dr's out there (KUMMER) but then great ones like M who will help you.

Last place you want to go to.

Your rating: 25 1
Those of you with positive experience....consider yourself lucky. You are an exception, not a rule. My experience...Reception staff very helpful. Nurses for most part OK: a few great, a couple just passive smilers, one flat out rude, inconsiderate and obnoxious. Dr. Martin....total MIA. After an appointment when we agreed to go forward with IUI, not a single follow up on blood work, medications, never mind to ask if I am ok etc..... Not concerning himself what so ever with any communication with us. Procedures were done by clinical fellows, We are 6 weeks along now and I pray to never ever needing to return to this place. Lack of information on medications, procedures, timings and all sorts of other things was the most disturbing.

The Decisions that you make at Long Warf will end the relationsh

Your rating: 15 1
I am telling everyone, when going forward with the IVF treatment there was little consultation. Our doctor was not even there when the procedure took place, a new doctor who we had never met was there. Also, this is important your have to fill out paperwork, more so than you had ever filled out before, like you are buying a house. So after you have signed your name 30 times you get to this page that states that if your child is born with any disability you will not hold the Fertility Center responsible. This was surprising, and we both refused to sign it, upon doing so another stranger appeared and told us that if we did not sign it the implamentation would not take place, we were held at ransom. So long story short our child was born needing heart surgery and the preganancy was a nightmare. We got our child, big opportunity cost our relationship and the weight of the guilt that we carry with us. PLEASE GET A SECOND OPINION FROM ANOTHER ORGANIZATION.


Your rating: 15 1
If I could give them zero stars, I would. My doctor literally yells at me whenever I ask questions about my care plan and her decisions, telling me she "is not going to teach a class" (her words, verbatim) about why she orders certain tests, or what her concerns are with my medications. She does not communicate with my other doctors at Yale about her medical concerns that fall into their genres of medical practice, despite the fact that I have signed releases for her to do so. She tells me one thing in the office, then writes something completely different down in my chart. A nurse there advised me to record my conversations with her, which is ludicrous. I'm beginning to think that my doctor is purposely making it difficult for me to get treatment. She very much seems to take my questions as a personal affront to her decision making capabilities, which I now firmly question.

Positive experience

Your rating: 55 1
I received care from Dr. Martin and his nurse practitioner Patty. Most of my visits were at the Westport office but the main IVF procedures (egg retrieval and embryo transfer) were done at the New Haven office. Both of them were very receptive to my questions and concerns and explained everything very well to me. Patty even gave me her cell number so I could text her questions if I needed to. The New Haven office is in need of a remodel, but I don't think that should count against the good care I received there for both of my procedures. The medical assistants (Kree in particular) were great during my procedures. We were actually joking around a bit before my transfer which helped put me at ease since I was so nervous. I'm glad I chose Yale and plan to return when I'm ready for my next pregnancy.

Lack of planning, service poor, and waste of time

Your rating: 15 1
After having read multiple negative reviews on here, I asked my OB if they were sure I should continue with this office-which they said yes. I should have listened to the reviews. After leaving the first consultation with a folder full of tests but no clear timeline or plan laid out I was left on my own. I ended up having to call multiple times both the office and outside labs where no one ever answers the phone and then call back on their time scale-this does not work for someone who has a day job that is very demanding! They should create schedules with plans for every patient for the amount of money we are paying! Then once I was left to my own fruition to figure out what to do, getting test results is ridiculous. We are 3 weeks post some tests but due to "someone" continuously out of the country we are not able to get results. Is there only 1 doctor in the entire place to call???? Still waiting here.... They should call each patient with results and discuss over the phone-again we paid tons of money for these and deserve to know the results as they come out-they are not found in MyChart... I was told that I had to come in for an appointment to get the rest of the results....which wasn't available for 1 month! Why wasn't this appointment scheduled when the tests were done or why wasn't I told that we should schedule it at the consultation....another wasted month...why did I have to call in to ask next steps. The entire process is a train wreck! I'm leaving now and would advise anyone who is in the process of trying to decide which fertility clinic to stay away unless you have excessive time to waste and lots of patience....but most of us in this situation are at the point of spending endless hours, emotions, and out of pocket dollars. Overall-I would not recommend Yale Fertility.

Lack of Consultation & Preparation at a well regarded....

Your rating: 15 1
Our journey had after multiple failed attempts led us to a to professionally well regarded facility. We were and are still emotionally drained and traumatized, I advise anyone entering this journey to become a vigilant self-advocate, do not allow the professionals to sugar coat or side-step the gravity of your situation. They are more concerned with covering their and protecting their livelihoods, this facility is beyond their capacity and the follow through and lack of guidance is unacceptable. Please exhaust every avenue before you explore this option.

Great experience

Your rating: 55 1
I've been going to the fertility center with Dr. Patrizio for almost 2 years. In that time I had a healthy baby girl (pregnant on third cycle) and am now pregnant again (worked on first cycle). I felt fully supported. I think it depends on which dr you get as I am so confused by some of the other reviews. There was one staff member that kept messing up my messages but in general everyone was great!

Poor service and staff

Your rating: 15 1
I met with Dr. Seli and Joanne Williams about a year ago to start our journey to have a baby. I wasted an entire year - at at my age, I didn't have a year to waste. They did not give me a clear plan for what needed to happen when, how or why. I never got the results of any of the tests they conducted. I had to ask repeatedly, what is the next step. Each time I did, I found out that because they did not lay out a clear plan, I had to wait another month, for my next cycle to get the next test - all of which could have been conducted in the same month if they laid it all out for me. I finally left and went to another fertility clinic (which I am very happy with). I submitted the form ot have my records released to the new doctor - Yale dragged their feet for weeks getting them my records, and the records weren't coded right, there were no diagnoses listed only the procedure, and I had to re-do all of the tests (thousands of dollars worth of tests). I had issues with the billing department - they over charged me for procedures and refused to reimburse me. Overall, it was a horrible experience and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Don't waste your time there.

Positive experience

Your rating: 55 1
Outcome: Confirmed pregnancy Cycles: 3 Physician: Dr. Martin IVF is in itself a tough experience, given the frequent doctor visits, shots, surgeries, and inherent uncertainty. Fortunately, I felt that the Yale Fertility Center did a good job at trying to make everything go as smoothly as possible. My case was especially difficult, given that the problem was caused by male infertility, which meant a lot of coordination between Yale Fertility and Urology. Dr. Martin was very pleasant and attentive. He always explained everything to me and my husband. I also like that he did not build up expectations, as disappointment comes with the game if you opt for IVF. His support staff (nurses) are very nice as well. In particular, would like to give a shout-out to Kree, who is wonderful. Appointments are also fairly easy to book. Sometimes you have to wait on the line a bit if calling by phone; so I'd recommend booking follow-up appointments at the clinic before you head out, instead of over the phone.

Wish I found them a year ago!

Your rating: 55 1
I'm really surprised about the other reviews here. I found the nurse practitioner Patricia and dr Emre Seli to be amazing. Even the receptionist, Kristina was so accommodating after I literally called 6 times in two days to change the time of my appointment. Let me start with some background. I have a child and am trying for my second. I literally went to three different clinics as well as my original obgyn. None of the previous drs could explain my excessive bleeding that I had for a year and the last one couldn't even perform an hsg claimingn my cervix was so tight that the sperm couldn't get through- utter nonsense! I felt very hopeless that there weren't any genuine Drs in the area- I was looking in lower Fairfield county. Another clinic- rma- was way too slick and you really felt like a victim of their marketing sales team. Plus one look at the credentials of the Drs and none of them went to top med schools or residences. I learned my lesson and thought of finding a clinic with Drs that are ivy medical school trained and found Yale fertility center. Wow what a difference! First Patricia was able to perform the hsg gently and successfully. Second dr seli was sure to hear all of my medical history and explained things clearly without jumping to invasive treatment options. For the first time in over a year I feel confident I am under experienced hands. I didn't feel like I was being sold on anything- rma kept pushing their prenatals! And I didn't feel that the dr was an idiot like my precious obgyn that upon failing to perform the hsg immediately suggested a laroscopy-(a clinic in Greenwich). Definitely go to see this practice if you want well trained, straightforward Drs.

Not happy with the service or staff

Your rating: 15 1
I met with Dr. Martin for a second recommendation after a a first consultation with a Dr. Levy in Trumbull that went badly, Dr. Levy didn't want me to go for a second opinion and that raised some red flags. Dr. Martin was nice on the first visit but after that I met only with the staff who some weren't very pleasant to deal with. I went through my first IUI cycle with negative results, upon going for my second I found out that they mistakenly prescribed me the wrong miligrams of Clomid from my first cycle, after being called multiple times from different nurses in the office I figured it out and when I called to ask about it I was told that I should have read my "pamplet". The pamplet consists of a few photocopies of information and I noted it did not describe that I should be responsible with putting in prescriptions to pharmacies for my cycle - that's the responsibility of the doctor or nurses and all hell broke loose, one attitude after another and the last phone call was above the worst I've ever experienced with a practice in my life where I was being blamed for their mistake - I asked to speak with Dr. Martin repeatedly and no one would transfer me telling me he was "busy". It was so bad I drove to the office during my lunch demanding for my records as well as to speak to the doctor - I met with the office manager, Robert Sacco was pleasant and listened to my explanation and issue with the last phone call and was told the Dr. would meet with me - I cried my eyes out during that meeting because going through fertility treatment is already stressful but to have people you are trusting with your chances to be so rude and cruel is so upsetting. If they make a mistake, accept it, acknowledge it and FIX it. Don't blame a patient when it was clearly your mistake. Robert Sacco offered to credit my insurance and I was given my records but I would never recommend them to anyone and I leave it with I am also a Yale New Haven Health employee so this is a double whammy for me. They really need to review they're procedures, their process and their staff and realize that they do not explain procedures appropriately and they funnel you in like a herd of animals, sitting in a row waiting to take tests - it's not a family environment at all, even the facility is scary, outdated and uncomfortable.

Look elsewhere

Your rating: 15 1
As a Yale-trained MD, I am not happy to say this, but care at UConn Farmington is miles ahead of care at Yale. Particular problems with Yale include that the MD's do not make an attempt to individualize a treatment plan, the insurance department at Yale actually makes our insurer look reasonable and efficient by comparison (this is not all that easy to do), the staff at Yale do not listen to phone messages (they simply call back the next day and say you need to call them again and leave another message), and many staff are cold and unfriendly. Overall, we had a very negative experience at Yale and would not recommend it.

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