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Fort Worth Fertility - provider profile and satisfaction report



Locations: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Contact: Dr. Robert Kaufman OR Leesa Kaufmann
Email: rkaufmann13@yahoo.com OR leesa@fwivf.com
Phone: 817-348-8145 OR 817-996-3707

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  Surrogacy agency?
  Egg donation?
  Law firm?


Year founded: 2008
Employees: 14


About Fort Worth Fertility:*

Dr. Robert A. Kaufmann heads a recognized team of physicians, nurses, embryologists and support staff that provides patient centered care seven days a week to patients in Texas and around the world at Fort Worth Fertility. Nationally recognized as a leader in IVF for highly successful donor-egg and third-party gestational surrogacy programs, Dr. Kaufmann continues to invest considerable resources and his passion for the specialty into establishing the most comprehensive infertility program in the world. We will help you meet your goal of sharing a genetic link with your baby and only partner with reputable egg donor/surrogate agencies that maintain our high standards. Dr. Kaufmann has been given numerous peer and patient nominated awards and truly cares about your success. Fort Worth Fertility also offers a third-party coordinator who will guide you through every step of the way.

* This description was provided by the service provider.



Ratings and reviews - from our Surveys

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Fertility clinic satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Clinic score
Count: 32
Not Applicable: 0

Clinic experience

  Clinic rating
Quality of medical services (contribution to the success of journey)
Count: 32
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive, informative and supportive
Count: 32
Not Applicable: 0
Egg donor options, screening and matching
Count: 18
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
Count: 22
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
Count: 15
Not Applicable: 0

Clinic recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 96.9%
No 3.1%
Total Responses 32
Average 1.0

Clinic reviews and comments

(2013, USA parents) Outstanding clinic. The doctors and staff are top-notch.
(2014, International parents) The clinic were excellent.
(2014, USA parents) The team at fwf were excellent!!! I can not say enough about them
(2018, International parents) Staff was wonderful.
(2014, USA parents) Dr Kaufman and his staff were so wonderful to work with. They were knowledgable, comforting and professional. We would definitely go back to them if we were to go through another round.
(2013, USA parents) Dr. Kaufman himself was fantastic as was the lead technical people, however the receptionist was combative at times and not empathetic to the situation despite having gone through it. (or at least the empathy did not come across in tone/action/words).
(2017, International parents) Friendly staff and knowledgeable. However, the quality of the information given to intended parents should be improved (this includes double checking the information passed on to IPs).
(2014, International parents) They were a bit slow in scheduling - once we'd got our surrogate contract sorted it still seemed to take a few months before we underwent a cycle - this may be because they only cycle on a few days a month and so they get booked up. You also have to watch what is and isn't included in your contract in terms of costs. But they are good value, got results for us. So I don't think you'd go wrong in choosing them.
Dr Kaufman and staff are great! Knowledgeable and friendly. They were easy to schedule with, on time, and clear about all billing issues. Also, Dr. K has a very high success rate. I am so grateful to them!
(2013, USA parents) Dr. Kauffman and his office were incredible and made us feel very at ease and confident during this entire process.
(2014, International parents) Absolument parfait! Le Dr Kaufman et toute sont équipe sont de sérieux professionnels, efficaces et très sympathiques.
(2015, International parents) Dr Kaufman is very nice ,He is very professional and humorous.It makes me feel very relaxed.We like him very much.
(2013, USA parents) This clinic made us feel very important throughout the process. They were always available when we needed them.
Fort Worth Fertility (Dr. Robert Kaufmann) has our highest praise. What you see of Dr. Kaufmann in his MHB conference videos is how he is in person: folksy, affable, intelligent and compassionate. He is easy going but he is intellectually intense and clinically rigorous as well. ... Dr. Kaufmann personally evaluated our anonymous egg donor and did the retrieval. His embryologist, Morgan, fertilized and incubated our eggs. She biopsied the resulting embryos for extensive genetic testing which we requested, froze them, and subsequently thawed one specific embryo for transfer. Dr. Kaufmann personally evaluated our gestational surrogate and did the transfer. Since our gestational carrier lived out of state, Fort Worth Fertility arranged for her to be monitored by a fertility clinic local to her. ... Fort Worth Fertility has it own attractive building in the hospital district south of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. There are major hotels and motels within one mile. The business manager explained each service and gave us an itemized price list. Dr. Kaufmann counseled us about appropriate age and health parameters for an egg donor and for a gestational carrier. We were assigned a third-party liaison. We had innumerable interchanges via the third-party liaison, mostly by email. All of our communications were acknowledged the same day. We received answers that day or an explanation why it would take longer. Our original liaison gave us one-month's notice that she was leaving and training her successor. Dr. Kaufmann called us when the pregnancy was clinically confirmed. The entire staff was courteous and respectful both to us and to our gestational carrier on each of our visits. ... I like to jest, "It's a good thing Dr. Kaufmann loves people because he's helping make more of them all the time." Our remaining embryos are stored at Fort Worth Fertility.
(2019, USA parents) It took me two transfers but the clinic was very helpful in telling me why the first time did not happen for me and very quick to schedule another try which did work for me.
(2017, USA parents) We cannot express how much we enjoyed working with Dr. Kaufmann! Dr. K and his entire staff were communicative, compassionate, and just great people. We did an anonymous fresh egg donation, and Amy kept us well informed every step of the process. We were able to attend the transfer, and Dr. K made the whole process fun and relaxing (despite all three of us being super nervous). We will definitely be going back to Fort Worth IVF for our second journey, and we highly recommend them to potential IPs.
Dr. K. and Michelle are awesome. They were there for us through the ups and downs. Awesome experience with these folks!

Journey statistics for service provider

Number of IVF / IUI cycles done until journey resulted in a birth

Value Percent   Count
One 60.0%
Two 33.3%
Four 3.3%
Six 3.3%
  Totals 30
Total Responses 30
Average 1.6

Type of transfer that resulted in pregnancy (if done IVF)

Value Percent  
Egg donation - fresh 51.7%
Egg donation - fresh / shared (you received only part of the eggs your donor provided) 3.5%
Egg donation - frozen / egg bank 10.3%
Frozen embryo transfer (from your previous cycle) 34.5%
Total Responses 29

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 36.4%
Known 50.0%
Other 13.6%
  Totals 22
Total Responses 22
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 29
Semi anonymous, she may be willing to meet the children. 1
We met her but she is not willing to meet child 1
Anonymous registered on DonorSiblingRegistry.com currently open to future contact with adult child 1

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Intended mother (no donor) 29.0%
Surrogacy agency 45.2%
Independent Egg donation agency 22.6%
Fertility clinic 3.2%
  Totals 31
Total Responses 31

Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 48.3%
Straight 51.7%
  Totals 29
Total Responses 29


Value Percent   Count
United States 81.3%
United Kingdom 9.4%
France 6.3%
Mexico 3.1%
  Totals 32
Total Responses 32