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Southwest Fertility Center

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Last Update: 05/11/2020

Description

Southwest Fertility Center is a private fertility clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Its multidisciplinary staff consists of reproductive endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, embryologists, IVF and donor egg coordinators, medical assistants, as well as administrative staff.

Furthermore, this fertility center incorporates its own IVF laboratory so that patients are able to undergo a fertility treatment without the need to travel.

As stated on their website, the Southwest Fertility Center also offers various financing options for its fertility treatments. However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

If you want to know how to get to the clinic, click here.

Treatments and Costs

Below, you'll find a table with all fertility treatments offered in the clinic.

Embryo cryopreservationPrice not available
Fertility preservationPrice not available
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI$5,300
IUI with Donor SpermPrice not available
IUI with Partner's SpermPrice not available
Preimplantation Genetic DiagnosisPrice not available
Sperm freezingPrice not available

On its website, Southwest Fertility details the tests and techniques that are included in the price of the treatment we have indicated. For example, the $5,300 IVF treatment includes cycle monitoring, blood tests, medication instructions, egg retrieval, culture, fertilization, and embryo transfer. In addition, the first beta hCG pregnancy test and embryo storage for the first year is also included in the price.

However, pre-evaluation tests, ICSI, PGS, PGD, IVF drugs, anesthesia, cryopreservation of untransferred embryos as well as long-term storage of the embryos are not included in the budget and therefore have an extra cost.

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read on here: Fertility Treatment Overview.

The treatment costs may vary significantly depending on the tests or techniques included or not, such as the seminogram, medication, fertility testing, medical visits, prolonged culture or embryo vitrification.

This Tool helps you to find out the exact costs of the different fertility clinics (what's included and what's not) and provides you with lots of useful tips for your first appointment.

Complementary techniques

In addition to all the treatments indicated in the previous section, Southwest Fertility has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques to increase the possibilities of success of the treatments:

Diagnostic treatments

At Southwest Fertility Center, it is also possible to perform the following diagnostic tests on men and women to find out the reason for infertility and establish the most appropriate treatment:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Tubal reversal
  • Laser laparoscopy
  • Operative hysteroscopy
  • Ovarian drilling

However, all this information has not been verified by the inviTRA-specialists.

Success rates

This data has been collected by the American CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in the year 2016. Directly comparing pregnancy rates between different clinics can lead to mistakes.

IVF/ICSI

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

The CDC stipulates both the total number of cycles realized per clinic in general and number of cycles performed by the patient's age group: under 35 years, between 35-37 years, between 38-40 years, between 41-42 years and above 43 years.

This is the total number of performed cycles by Southwest Fertility Center in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 46 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 37 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Cycles with Fresh Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
52.6%*
* Percentage extracted from 19 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
20%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
20%*
* Percentage extracted from 5 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
53.3%*
* Percentage extracted from 15 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
70%*
* Percentage extracted from 10 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 6 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only

IVF with egg donation

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

In regards to egg donation cycles, these are the ranges of annual cycles carried out by Southwest Fertility Center.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Embryos: 2 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Embryos: 8 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Fresh Embryo Transfer
0%*
* Extracted from 1 case only
Frozen Embryo Transfer
4%*
* Extracted from 8 cases only

Medical team

Dr. Sujatha Gunnala
Dr. Sujatha Gunnala
Founder & Medical Director
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist
Dr. Vinay Gunnala
Dr. Vinay Gunnala
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist
Shelley Rosander, MSN, WHCNP
Shelley Rosander, MSN, WHCNP
Nurse Practicioner
Charles E Cornwell, MSC, TS, ELD
Charles E Cornwell, MSC, TS, ELD
Embryologist
Lana Schlotthauer, RNC-REIN
Lana Schlotthauer, RNC-REIN
IVF Nurse Coordinator
Agatha Videla, RN, BSN
Agatha Videla, RN, BSN
Donor Egg Coordinator & Infertility Nurse
Yvonne
Yvonne
Medical Assistand
Vanessa
Vanessa
Medical Assistant
Janet
Janet
Billing Manager and Marketing Director
Fran
Fran
Front Office
Karla
Karla
Front Office

Reviews

The majority of the reviews on Google Business about the Southwest Fertility Center are very positive.

Jessica, for example, describes the staff as sweet and caring. They helped her and her wife to become pregnant. She would return to the clinic for a second child. Antonia also praises the clinic staff. The patient describes Dr. Gunnala as the best doctor. Antonia did three cycles of Clomid and got pregnant. However, due to the age factor, she lost the baby. She still will return to the clinic and try again. She recommends the fertility clinic anytime. Also, Jess has made a positive experience. She needed a different IVF medication and instead of having to drive to Phoenix, one of the staff met her husband to pick up the medication. Furthermore, the patient also was successful in her first IVF cycle.

However, there are also some negative comments on the fertility clinic. Kaitlyn, for example, describes the billing manager as rude while trying to ask her some questions. While Tasia, on the other hand, appreciates that they make an effort to work with her insurance, she still has found some cons. She was at the clinic 10 times and the staff still doesn't remember her. She had to ask for every step and what needs to be done and is also not satisfied with the information about the test results. While calling for them she was placed on hold and asked repeatedly what kind of test she needs to ask for, who she is. etc.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

Southwest Fertility Center is located on 3125 N 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ.

The nearest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and only a 10-minutes drive to the fertility clinic via E Thomas Rd.

Alternatively, it is also possible to get to the clinic by bus line 32 which is a direct connection to the clinic that takes 16 minutes only. There are also bus lines 29, 4, and 29 to Southwest Fertility. However, several changes would have to be made and it would take up to 1 hour to get to the center.

Last Update: 05/11/2020
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