For most couples, having a child is the most significant experience in their lives. Giving birth not only means bringing a new beautiful human being into their world, it also means creating a new life together; a new family looking forward to a future of loving and joyous experiences.
For one in five couples, creating this new life means seeking professional help. That’s when they reach out to the Southwest Fertility Center, a medical practice specializing in state-of-the-art infertility treatment and complex gynecologic surgery.
Southwest Fertility Center specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Complex Gynecologic Surgery. We provide complete state-of-the-art infertility services and reproductive technologies. Equally important, our staff focuses on meeting the human needs of our patients through our personal and caring manner. Couples experiencing reproductive difficulties not only need expert counsel and the highest level of professional care, they need positive reassurance and a compassionate ear. While infertility affects men and women equally, our understanding of and sensitivity to a woman’s body provides an important element of emotional comfort for our patients.
Following diagnosis and consultation, Southwest Fertility Center’s approach is to develop the most conservative treatment plan appropriate, taking one step at a time toward success.
Southwest Fertility Center has the professional and technical expertise to provide the best medical science has to offer. However, most couples that seek help can achieve pregnancy without the necessity of undergoing time-intensive, costly procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Gunnala together with her medical staff, provide a collaborative yet personal approach to each couple. With this expertise each couple will only undergo testing and procedures that are absolutely essential.
While Southwest Fertility Center’s average pregnancy rate has been at or above the national average since opening in 1980, Dr. Gunnala has never been reluctant to take the more difficult cases whose potential for success is minimal. They consider no patient too difficult or hopeless. Dr. Gunnala openly and frankly discusses with her patients the potential for conceiving and bearing a child. Success is measured against the individual couple’s particular medical circumstances and personal goals and values.
Dr. Gunnala performs complex gynecological surgery including laser, laparoscopic, and microscopic surgery. As a surgeon, she emphasizes the use of medical science to attempt to restore a woman’s natural abilities to conceive through reproductive organ reconstructive surgeries. She is known in the Valley for her surgical expertise in performing corrective surgeries for women with endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, uterine fibroids, blocked tubes from disease, or previous tubal sterilization.
Southwest Fertility Center offers leading-edge medical technologies and incorporates several important services for the benefit and convenience of patients. Advanced medical treatments offered include: In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Embryo Transfer (ET), Micromanipulation: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Assisted Hatching (AH), Donor oocyte (egg), Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT), and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
The Southwest Fertility Center’s Andrology and Reproductive Laboratory provide male and female infertility testing for couples experiencing difficulty in conception. Desert Cryobank, founded in 1984 as a division of Southwest Fertility Center, specializes in both the freezing and storage of embryos and donor sperm specimens. The laboratory provides a variety of special services designed to assist patients with infertility. Desert Cryobank follows guidelines established by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), College of American Pathologist (CAP), COLA, and Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA).
Dr. Gunnala founded the Southwest Fertility Center following post-graduate training at two of America’s most distinguished centers for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology, the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Gunnala is also a skilled expert in Reproductive Surgery with privileges at four Phoenix-area hospitals including: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, St Joseph’s Outpatient Surgery Center, Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Desert Surgicenter, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Scottsdale Healthcare – Shea.
Couples sometimes unnecessarily turn away from seeking infertility treatment because of the unknown costs. Southwest Fertility Center provides individual financial counseling so that each couple is aware of the treatment costs prior to medical treatments and insurance benefits are checked for infertility coverage. Dr. Gunnala stresses that most of the medical and surgical procedures required to conceive are at least partially covered by insurance.
Southwest Fertility Center is recognized as Arizona’s leader in successful infertility treatments such as IVF - In Vitro Fertilitization, egg freezing / fertility preservation, an egg donor program (Oocyte donation), artificial insemination, surgical treatments for endometriosis, tubal reversals and other tubal factors, fertility medication and other fertility treatments for women and men.
Our team is led by Sujatha Gunnala, MD, a specialist in infertility and reproductive endocrinology.
Southwest Fertility Center is known for the personal relationship enjoyed by our patients, and distinguished for achieving high pregnancy rates across a diverse population. We proudly accept all patients, and do not discriminate against those who may have a lower probability of conception due to their complex medical issues.
In addition to offering among the best fertility care in the Valley, we work with patients across all financial backgrounds to help plan a solution that is both cost effective and clinically effective.
Our top fertility doctors and specialists proudly serve communities across Arizona including Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, Anthem, Fountain Hills, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Rio Verde. Tonto Verde, Yuma and Flagstaff Arizona.