After trying IUI and failing at another clinic, I came to ACFS and Dr. Lipskind feeling lost, frustrated, and unheard. The fertility journey can feel like such a hopeless, isolating experience, and after my experience with the first clinic, I was very skeptical. Dr. Lipskind changed all that, and from the very beginning, he and his team made me feel confident, comfortable, and above all else, hopeful again. Unlike the other clinic, there was no pressure in moving forward until I was ready to try again, and when I was ready, he was patient, empathetic, and communicative throughout the entire process. I cannot emphasize enough how life-changing this experience has been...my daughter Olivia was born on July 29th, and I'm eternally thankful for Dr. Lipskind for helping to bring her into existence. His expertise and compassion is unmatched, and he and his staff will always be a part of our little fertility journey family. With all my heart, thank you so very much for all you do and for helping me bring my little angel into this world!
Dr. Patel and his staff are phenomenal. He is a straight shooter. He will tell you like it is and I admire that about him. Chelsea and Rashi are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!! They are nice, very attentive and know how to do there jobs. The other gals are cool also but I had the most interaction with them. You will receive TOP NOTCH SERVICE with Dr. Patel. For those struggling to conceive I say go see him.
[Dr. Kummer] treated our daughter who had a very unusual condition regarding her ovaries and prior surgery. Dr. Kummer was not merely smart, conscientious, willing to consult with numerous other doctors before giving advice but she was extremely caring, empathetic and available for two extremely worried parents. We've had experience with hundreds of doctors due to our daughter's condition and Dr. Kummer ranks among the very best. Thank you, Dr. Kummer for helping us in a time of such need.
Dr. Patel doesn't beat around the bush or raise false hope during treatment; he tells it like it is. Some people want hand-holding and that kind of comfort from their RE but we want a skilled physician who will help us make a baby. From the initial consultation and throughout the course of treatment, Dr. Patel was always brutally honest about his expectations so that we were aware of the situation and where we stood. He tells it like it is as opposed to what he would like it to be. Out of close to a year and a half of treatment, we saw Dr. Patel for every visit except 2 or 3 when he was out of town or unavailable due to emergency surgery. Dr. Patel did all my monitoring ultrasounds himself and was always familiar with my case and medications. He would joke with us, sharing really bad "dad jokes" because he realized we enjoyed that kind of humor. When we wore customized shirts from Etsy for our transfer, he loved them so much he took pictures with us and wanted everyone in the clinic to come and see. When we had our 7 week ultrasound visit to check for fetal heart beat, he got so excited and gave us a huge hug, telling us how happy he was for our miracle and that is WAS a miracle. When we lost the pregnancy in the second trimester, he called that afternoon to talk and find out what had happened, and assured us that he would help in every way he could. I'm confident that he has been thinking deeply about how to reconcile our loss of a genetically normal fetus and will have some ideas at our follow up (we are still waiting on some additional genetic testing). He is somewhat set in his ways and reliant upon evidence-based research, so he is sometimes hesitant to try new things unless you come prepared with peer-reviewed publications and a solid argument. He is willing to compromise when you make a compelling case. Although it can be difficult to reach him personally sometimes, he does review everything and knows exactly who his patients are.
I had my tubal litigation done by Dr. Lipskind, it went perfectly! He even cleaned up some scar tissue I had! I was worried that it wouldn't work because its been 10 years since I had my tubes tied. He was honest and open with me about all my options. I now have a beautiful baby girl and plan to have another baby!
Dr Patel and his team are organized and top of the industry in professionalism and attention to detail. Best traits - He is top of the industry in his knowledge and wisdom (came from Mayo heading the endocrinology wing prior to starting his private practice 20+ years ago). He will not sugar coat/is very straight forward. HUGE bonus is your embroyos stay in house with his top tier embryology team looking after them. We are now pregnant with a little girl! 45 years young with my own eggs! He prepared us for the journey and was very kind with talking us through our lows. Let's be real, IVF is NOT for the easily discouraged. It's heart wrenching, physically, financially, and mentally draining. Dr. Patel, your office and your faith gave us the strength to stay focused. Thank you we will forever be grateful for the gift you made happen. 🤗
We met with Dr. Kummer after switching from another local clinic that was unwilling to do the same protocol with us that was successful with our son 3 years earlier. From the moment she started talking with us, my husband and I knew that we had found the perfect fit for us to continue our journey. Since we already knew our diagnosis, we moved straight to an IUI. Dr. Kummer made it pretty clear that because of my diagnosis, an IUI with oral medications would be our best option, not using injectables. After a failed IUI, not at all her fault, I sat down with Dr. Kummer, and we decided that IVF was our best option. Continuing to do IUIs did not make much sense to us financially. However, Dr. Kummer NEVER pushed us to IVF. I'm so grateful for that. Moving to IVF is a large decision, and I'm happy we came to that on our own with her support. We had some bumps during our IVF cycle, and Dr. Kummer was so great at communicating with me and helping me to be less anxious. She understood my anxieties and didn't make me feel like I was stupid or irrational, instead just took the time to reassure and show compassion.
Dr. Patel is an amazing physician and incredibly knowledgeable. He is very forthcoming with his advice and recommendations and won't sugar coat any expectations for you which I appreciate. He spends as much time with you as you need at every appointment (mine ended up being daily during stim meds) to ensure all your questions are answered. He cares about his patients and also has a great sense of humor. The office is incredibly busy yet I always felt like I was getting wonderful care and was part of a family really rooting for my success.
It’s difficult to find the words to describe how amazing Dr Lipskind and the staff at ACFS are. I was fortunate enough to get pregnant after 1 IUI procedure but experienced a second trimester loss. Dr. Lipskind was so caring and spent time speaking with me and allowed me to process through what happened. We developed a plan to reduce the likelihood of that happening again. It took another 6 procedures before I was successful in getting pregnant again. I struggled tremendously during that time. The loss of my twins was quite unbearable on top of failed procedures; it felt like I was undeserving. Dr Lipskind’s confidence never wavered. He gave me hope. He was positive and made sure to put things into perspective for me. Sometimes he would even do a little dance after a procedure. Dr Lipskind took ample time to answer the many questions I had. Pregnancy loss is scary and can be extremely lonely but Dr Lipskind and his staff (shout out to Leslie and Elizabeth) saw me. I needed that. That kept me alive and going. If you’re looking for fertility assistance and reading this review, your search should be over. He is quite simply an amazing human being. It helps that he is a doctor too :).
Dr. Patel and his staff are amazing! They are super organized with appointments. After you go into a room they see you very quickly. He is super thorough and helped us get pregnant with twins. They are five months old now and we couldn’t be happier with our experience. I would 100% recommend Dr. Patel and his office to my loved ones and friends.
Dr. Kummer made sure we were always fully informed of our treatment options, the success rates, the cost, and how many times we could stay with our current treatment before it would make the most sense to move on. She presented all the information by talking through it in the clinical way and then breaking it down to explain in further detail what it meant for us with our specific diagnosis, male factor. As she was breaking down our treatment options she used our results from our diagnostic testing to break down the different procedures and success rates using visuals as she explained. Knowing we had a lower chance of success with IUI, but knowing the financial leap it would be to go straight to IVF, she did a great job counseling us on how many times to try IUI upfront. During our first cycle the numbers for our sperm count was not ideal for IUI and Dr. Kummer did a fantastic job delivering that news in a way that presented us with the options for such a delicate situation. My husband was able to come back in prior to the IUI to produce another sample to help improve our numbers (unfortunately it was still unsuccessful). When we came in for the actual procedure she conveyed that although our numbers were on the lower side for what they like for IUI they would be perfect for IVF, but if this round was unsuccessful one (maybe two) more tries at IUI could possibly work. I loved that she was realistic and was there to support our decisions through this process. It was comforting that she was giving us insight using our results from these failed cycles to help inform the decisions we were making for what to do next. We could tell that Dr. Kummer wanted the best results for us and was there to support our treatment decisions without pushing for going straight to IVF or doing countless rounds of IUI. Once we had our second round of IUI that was unsuccessful we made the decision to pause our treatment as we save the money for IVF. When we reached out to Dr. Kummer she was so wonderful as she gave us some next step information, answering our financial questions (so we could come up with a plan specific to our needs), and let us know that if we had any questions we could always arrange an in person meeting to go over them. As a patient the experience was always positive and I always felt like I could reach out with any questions or concerns that came up.
He is an amazing physician. He is very personable and takes the time to see me on each visit. He explains all risks and possibilities so that I am fully prepared for what is coming. I had an accident where I dropped my Lupron trigger vial and it shattered into a million pieces. I called him, ugly crying my eyes out. Dr .Patel reassured me we would do everything possible to ensure my cycle did not get interrupted. He stayed up late praying for me that my levels would be okay. You cannot ask that of a doctor, and will never find that with others. He has come in on Easter Sunday for me when I needed monitoring appointments. I cannot say enough about this man and how amazing he is.
Hands down, Dr. Lipskind and his staff are by far the BEST medical care I've ever received. It took about 2 years for me to get pregnant. We started with another Dr. in the Phoenix area who was awful. Wish we started with ACFS. Everyone treated my wife and I like we were VIP. The care and empathy through the emotional ups and downs were unmatched! It was a long road and Dr. Lipskind made it much easier to keep going. We have referred friends who also loved their experiences.
[Dr. Patel] is the best. Gave me and my husband the gift of our son and for that I will be forever grateful. Him and his staff work wonders. The billing not so much but the rest of his staff are rock stars. I will definitely be headed back to see him when we start trying for our last one.
At 29 it is not easy to hear that menopause is happening within a few years. Not only that but both tubes were blocked, hormones are awful and at my young age my egg reserve was extremely low. My husband and I were treated with great respect and met with Dr. Patel himself at every appointment. He would spend as much time as he would need to go over the findings as well as the next steps. I would frequently met with his wonderful staff right after where they would go in depth about money and options available to me. His team would answer questions after hours and never made me feel like the questions I had were not appropriate. He took the time to make sure I knew that certain paths would not be worth it for me and our wallets which was a huge relief. We felt like he was human and not just a doctor out to make money. Dr. Patel is a miracle in our journey.
In 2016, I had a tubal ligation that was performed during a c-section to birth my now 4 year old daughter. For the next few years, I had nothing but issues surrounding my periods, hormones, random "phantom" pain, my mental health, and what I thought was a burst appendix. It was not and as it would turn out it would be a lost filshie clip.
In March of 2020, my husband and I had a tubal ligation reversal. I would be the last elective surgery for Dr Lipskind for quite some time. I was worried that this was not going to work as repairing fallopian tubes would require a high level of knowledge and the steadiest of hands. The surgery seemed to work immediately to fix the issues that arose after the tubal ligation in 2016. The surgery was able to stop the majority of the mental health problems, heavy and untimely periods, random pains, and I returned.to a healthy weight again.
Well, earlier today I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Thank you Dr Shane Lipskind for all you have done for our family.
Dr. Patel was the third Doctor that I seen. Unlike like other two doctors, he showed from the very first visit that he care about me and whiling to work with me step by step. Very professional, I never felt rushed and I never walk away with unanswered questions. After my procedures I always got phone call from the nurses and Dr. Patel himself to see how am I doing. I needed to have IVF done and it was a successes because I had not only the people I love by my side, I also had Dr. that cares!
I genuinely got to know and admire Dr. Patel. He was extremely caring and very good at what he did. He adjusted his treatment in response to my body's reaction to previous cycles. He was very abreast of the latest in fertility treatments and actually the cycle I got pregnant he was trying a different approach because of things he had just read about in the medical journals. I do and have recommended Dr. Patel to friends.
STOP looking for an IVF Doctor and schedule your appointment with Shane Lipskind. I am 47 years old and have been to a variety of IVF doctors. I have done a ton of research and I would like to share my experience with you. I wish I had a review like this so I did not need to look any further. Let me tell you about the differences.
If you are looking for someone to be by your side during an emotional period and to embrace your journey. Please call Dr. Shane Lipskind he is excellent!
We are so thankful to Dr. Lipskind and his team. (Jen and Sondra.). We had been elsewhere and were treated like a number when a friend suggested we meet with them. We are so glad we did!
Dr. Lipskind was so thorough and we got pregnant our first cycle of IVF with two beautiful babies! (We chose to use two embryos)
Besides being so incredibly brilliant in their field and their crazy high success rate, they have amazing rapport with their clients. We knew they were invested in our success.
We are forever grateful for their help in getting us our two little loves!
We can not recommend more highly
This center is a godsend. Dr. Shane Lipskind consulted with me about my options. He took the time to explain every detail of what could be done. He put me at ease. He ran tests, gave his expert opinion and helped me tremendously. The atmosphere is soft and warm. It was definitely worth the 3.5 hour drive. I now know definitely what is wrong with me. He's genuinely caring and I would highly recommend him and this practice.
When you are going through this most difficult time, finding an experienced doctor and a compassionate office is everything. I have unsuccessfully been to some of the top fertility centers in Los Angeles. SCRC with Dr. Mark Surrey turned out to be just a glorified baby making center with very little regard to individual patient outcome and very little face time with these overrated doctors. Dr. Charlie March is an amazing doctor, but the fertility center (CFP) also just another baby making machine with little regard to outcome, and focused more on recruiting international patients. I can tell you when you start to feel like just a number and rushed through appointments, then it is time to find another fertility doctor. I was fortunate to be recommended to Dr. Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and I couldn't be more grateful. After SEVERAL years of failed attempts, I am now 9 weeks pregnant and I owe everything to the expertise and patience of Dr. Lipskind and his wonderful staff. He goes the extra mile with all his patients and treats each patient as an individual, not a number. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Lipskind and this office. Words cannot express how grateful I am to all of you.... Thank you for always staying positive and believing! XOXO
I have 2 more beautiful children thanks to these wonderful people. I traveled from Sacramento, CA for a tubal reversal because I just loved the people over the phone and even more so when I met them in person. I was always treated like I was the most important and only patient they had. I referred a friend as well and she had the same great things to say about them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless all of you.
After 5 failed IUI cycles at another facility in the valley, we came to Dr. Lipskind and couldn't be happier. He was never rushed and spent quality time with us explaining options, our approach, and made us feel like we were finally at the right place. He was detailed and informative, compassionate and kind—truly a one of a kind Dr. And guess what? We were pregnant on the first attempt with him! Highly recommend.
Dr. Lipskind helped my wife and I conceive our twins. We spent over two years with ACFS due to struggles during our pregnancy attempts and he was ALWAYS there for us to vent, cry, and cheer us on. He remained professional while also treating us like we were more than "another patient" to him. I highly recommend Dr. Lipskind if you are struggling to conceive, he is an incredible doctor and human being. To this day, we still send photos of our kids and let him know how thankful we are to him for partaking in our journey with us. Thank you so much, Dr. Lipskind!!
We tried a larger more well known fertility clinic first and it felt like we were at McDonalds (impersonal and “get em in and get em out” mentality). Then about to give up on the fertility treatment journey I noticed on the internet Dr. Lipskind’s offer for a free consult. He spent over an hour via video conference before we even met in person. He also took the time to explain every religious based concern we had. My wife is now pregnant. Do yourself a favor and contact Dr. Lipskind!
My wife went in and had a tubal reversal. Three months later she is pregnant!! Thank you Dr. Lipskind for doing an excellent job! Everyone who works there was kind and helpful. Now just hoping for a girl??
You won’t find a better doctor. Kind, caring, detail-oriented, and hard working. He goes above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable and understand each part of the process. His nurses and the front office staff are remarkable. Truly the best in the business - and I’ve been in TONS of doctor’s offices. Without a doubt, you will not find better care or treatment!
Dr. Lipskind is highly competent, pro-patient, responsible, and markedly efficient. He treats couples as family and we have had great success with him. Clearly obvious he has been well trained and vetted.
Dr. Lipskind was very thorough in his explanation of all options available to me and made sure I was well informed before making any decisions on treatment.
Dr Lipskind is the best doctor in the entire world. He cares for you and works from the bottom of his heart. I highly recommend people come to see him.
Dr. Lipskind is a great doctor. I was very fortunate to have been referred to him by a close friend. We have gone to several fertility specialists and each one treated us like a number. Dr. Lipskind was kind while explaining things to us. He was very considerate and understanding during our fertility journey. The staff are excellent and very kind. We wouldn't have our little one without the help of Dr. Lipskind and his staff.
I wish I could notify everyone struggling to getting pregnant, and tell them Dr. Shane Lipskind WILL help you. He embodies everything you could want in a doctor. I will forever be indebted to him for my heathy pregnancy and beautiful daughter. Over 1 year later, I continue to feel that he performs miracles. He is extremely intelligent, patient and kind. You will never feel rushed, pressured or forgotten. Please make an appointment because this Doctor brings you comfort the moment you meet him.
I have a beautiful son because of them. Unfortunately lost his twin brother at term, but my road was long and I knew the risks and they were there for all of it. Instead of pushing me towards expensive IVF Dr. Lipskind understood i wanted a tubal reversal and did it! Afterwards just 1 cycle of iui and boom! Can’t thank them enough.
Dr. Lipskind and the entire team are simply amazing!! So nice, professional and considerate. We love our baby girl Taytum Renay:)
From my first visit to my last appointment, Dr. Lipskind and the entire staff have been great!
They were always quick to answer any insurance or surgery questions. The surgery scheduler was very accommodating with my busy schedule and worked with me to find the perfect surgery date.
Dr. Lipskind took the time to make sure I knew what was going to happen and thoroughly reviewed all possible outcomes with me.
I am very happy with my experience at ACFS.
Dr. Lipskind and his staff are remarkable. Everyone genuinely cares and is concerned for you and your well being. He's easily accessible if you run into any problems or urgent matters. His nurses are knowledgeable and so helpful. And the front office staff couldn't be any more efficient, kind, or helpful. You are in the best hands if you come to see Dr. Lipskind!
All of the nursing staff [at AZ Center for Fertility Studies-Scottsdale] showed me compassion, from my primary nurse, financial coordinator, to the front desk staff. They are all wonderful.... The office layout can be confusing but the result is a private space and keeps it from feeling clinical or cold. The office does not feel like it is sterile and cold as other clinics do. Makes it feel almost homey.
Everyone [at Az Ctr for Fert Studies] was so friendly from the front office staff, to the financial consultant, to the embryologists, to the doctors. I felt like they were our cheerleaders. They were there for us when we received good news, and were compassionate when we received bad news. I actually miss going into the office to see everyone...I worked with a few nurses in the office, but primarily with Jennifer. All of them were fantastic. They were so compassionate and caring. If I called or emailed with a question they made sure to get back to me the same day...
They [AZ center for Fertility Studies] do a great job at making the journey as easy as possible. Great place and great staff. I did not experience anything I would want to be changed. I felt like everything was open, honest, and up front..... We had a reversal so it was one surgery. He did walk us through every step of the procedure beforehand and on the day of surgery. After I got pregnant he monitored me until I was 12 weeks to make sure the baby was where is needed to be.
The only weakness [at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] I can think of, if I have to pick one, is maybe oldish machines but they do the job, so no complaints really. A clinic does not have to have top notch brand new equipment to do a good job. Great clinic, great staff, GREAT Dr! :)...They [nurses] are awesome, funny, and treat you like a friend. They answer all questions either via phone or email by the end of each day if not sooner.
Jen [a nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] rocks. She is the day-to-day point person in his practice. She's very compassionate, fun, kind but super knowledgeable....
My doctor was Dr. Lipskind and he completed a tubal reversal for us back in 3/2015. After suffering one miscarriage we are now blessed with a beautiful baby boy. Never in a million years did I think we would have another baby, but he made it possible. Dr. Lipskind was kind, honest, and upfront about everything. He was never rushed and answered all our questions. After visiting a number of fertility offices we knew the day we met him, that he was the one to go with. He was a little more expensive but worth every penny. I would not change anything. He is a miracle worker and was able to complete our family.
I'm so happy my OB's office referred me to Dr. Lipskind's Office for fertility treatment. As a physician myself, I wanted to see the fertility specialist other medical specialists trusted for their own care. Dr. Lipskind's results speak for themselves, and his office provides the best overall care of any medical office I've come into contact with.
Scheduling is easy, he makes himself very available to his patients, and his entire office staff is welcoming. Appointments never felt rushed, and he took whatever time was needed to answer questions and explain processes and options thoroughly. He has an impressive medical knowledge base and uses this knowledge to get the best possible results for his patients. Costs were explained well up front, and a number of options for financing were discussed with us early on in our care. He has impressive teams both in the lab and for procedures. Dr. Lipskind and his team are genuinely compassionate; we felt cared for and supported through this emotionally challenging time. We couldn't be more grateful for the twin girls he helped us have! I highly recommend AZ Center for Fertility Studies to anyone with any fertility challenge.
Dr Lipskind and team are incredible. Dr Lipskind is the best doctor in the entire World. This comes from the bottom of my heart. I highly recommend him to those people who are having a hard time trying to have a kid. Come visit Dr Lipskind - you will be 100% satisfied. My wife and I would like to thank Dr Lipskind for helping us to become parents of our first child in December of 2017. We consulted with 5 different doctors in the valley, but no one could help us. Some doctors recommended hysterectomy due to multiple fibroids in my wife’s uterus. They told us we have no chance to have kid. They were wrong. Dr Lipskind can help you with those problems. Dr Lipskind has removed 21 fibroids. He did a great job which no one else could do. Dr Lipskind is an amazing doctor. We are so excited for our first baby coming. Thank you Dr Lipskind for all your hard work.
We went through the IVF process with a surrogate at ACFS and one week ago our daughter was born. The entire staff at ACFS were incredibly helpful and supportive the entire time. We must have asked them a thousand questions and they patiently answered them all, and in a timely way. Dr. Lipskind is an exceptional doctor that always maintained the highest standard. Their lab person created five perfect embryos and it only took us one try to get our surrogate pregnant.
We started to see Dr Lipskind in January 2016 to see if we were good candidates for a tubal reversal. After some thorough checking I was scheduled for the reversal in April 2016. The recovery was hard but I had a positive pregnancy test on in the beginning of July 2016. I am 34 weeks pregnant today and can't wait to meet our precious little bundle of joy! Dr Lipskind did an awesome job and we couldn't be happier!
Dr. Lipskind is a wonderful doctor. We've had one failed attempt and many visits to other fertility doctors. He and the staff at Arizona Center for Fertility have been great and very understanding during our fertility journey. We would never have been able to conceive without the help of Dr. Lipskind. He didn't treat us like a number and listened to us as well as explained medical issues to us instead of making us feel like we were the problem in our attempts to conceive. He was very comforting, especially during this time when you are in a very emotional state of wanting a child and not knowing who to turn to. I was very happy and very blessed to be referred to Dr. Lipskind and his staff. Thank you so much for all your help.
Dr. Kummer never ever treated us like a number. Every time we saw her, she took her time, got to know us as people (not just patients), and truly cared about us. In addition, all care was personalized to us, not just a standard "we will do this". She was honest with us about what she thought would get us the best results, and also cared about our feelings. She is truly a gem in the fertility world!