Southwest Fertility Center
INFERTILITY TREATMENT SPECIALISTS AT SOUTHWEST FERTILITY CENTER
Infertility treatment specialists at Southwest Fertility Center have been helping patients since 1980. Our team of fertility specialists has established a well-earned reputation for successfully helping couples through fertility issues. When you visit our office, we will take our time to get to know you so that we can provide a set of treatment options that best fit your individual needs. We take great pride in our non-discrimination policies and we accept all patients regardless of their prior medical conditions or sexual orientation. Our staff of medical professionals is dedicated to providing you with the patience and compassion you deserve.
Our Phoenix infertility treatment center proudly provides:
- State-of-the-art IVF laboratory and treatments
- In-house financing options
- LGBTQ friendly atmosphere
For more information regarding our treatment options, financing, or to discuss your individual treatment needs, speak with one of our staff members today. The treatment options for infertility have drastically changed over the last decade and have become far more safe and effective. For more information regarding our services, contact our offices at your earliest convenience by calling (602) 956-7481.
GENERATIONS HELPING GENERATIONS
Dr. Sujatha and her son, Dr. Vinay Gunnala, and the entire staff of Southwest Fertility Center, Ltd. are overjoyed to welcome her youngest son, Dr. Vinay Gunnala, to our practice.
MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE SINCE 1980
At Southwest Fertility Center, Ltd., our team of medical professionals provides a variety of infertility treatment options in Phoenix, AZ. We use state-of-the-art technology and services to maximize your potential for a positive outcome. Our compassionate staff provides positive reassurance, guidance, and understanding when you need it most. To speak with one of our dedicated medical professionals, contact our office at (602) 956-7481 today!
We proudly provide a variety of treatment options, such as:
- Artificial Insemination
- Donor Eggs
- Egg Freezing/Sperm Freezing
- Surgical Correction
- Fertility Medication
- Assisted Reproductive Technologies
CARING HANDS, CARING HEART
If you and your significant other are experiencing reproductive difficulties, you deserve expert counsel and the highest level of professional care. When you visit our office, we assure you that our staff will provide you with the positive reassurance and compassion that you desire. While infertility affects men and women equally, our office understands the complex emotions that women feel when trying to become pregnant.
EACH COUPLE IS DIFFERENT
While Southwest Fertility Center, Ltd’s average pregnancy rate has generally been above the national average since we first opened our doors, Dr. Gunnala has never been reluctant to take on the most difficult cases whose potential for success is minimal. We also consider no patient too difficult or hopeless. Drs. Gunnala are very open and honest in discussion regarding your chances of conceiving a child and your various fertility treatment options.
COMPASSIONATE CARE YOU CAN TRUST
At Southwest Fertility Center, Ltd., we believe it is in your best interest to have the information to make informed decisions about your treatment plans, goals, and values. Infertility can cause you to feel anxious or frustrated, yet our dedicated staff is here to help you progress through this difficult period of your life so that you can look forward to your future.
SUJATHA GUNNALA, MD
Founder & Medical Director
Dr. Sujatha Gunnala is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist, providing fertility services to infertile couples.
Dr. Gunnala founded Southwest Fertility Center in 1980 following post-graduate training at two of America’s most distinguished centers for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and later Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Gunnala graduated from medical school with distinction. She was awarded a gold medal in Internal Medicine, achieving the highest score in her graduating class. In addition, she scored second highest among her 300+ graduating class in all clinical subjects combined (Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology and ENT) at Osmania University.
Among Dr. Gunnala’s many accomplishments, she remains a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology plus a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Society of American Reproductive Technology (SART), Reproductive Surgeons, and Advanced Laparoscopy Surgeons.
In association with other members of the center’s clinical staff, Dr. Gunnala has contributed to advancing the science and practice of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has been active in research, symposiums, groundbreaking treatments and clinical trials. She is a frequent lecturer, consultant and adjunct faculty at Midwestern University, Phoenix, AZ , Clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph’s Medical Center/Dignity Health and Clinical Assistant professor at University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix .
Dr. Gunnala is a skilled Reproductive Surgeon with expertise in Advanced Laser Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopic surgeries . She is known by the surgical staff as “The Laser Queen”. She has helped a vast number of women suffering from infertility related to endometriosis, uterine fibroids, tubal disease and uterine anomalies .
Being a pioneer in her field, Dr. Gunnala started the IVF program at Southwest Fertility Center in the late 1980’s. She is amazed at the advancements in Reproductive Medicine since the year 1978, when the world’s first test tube baby was born. She is proud of her team of skilled and dedicated staff at Southwest Fertility Center. Together, the team continues to offer cutting edge technology to infertile couples, through personalized care while maintaining excellent pregnancy success rates.
Dr. Gunnala has dedicated her life to the care of infertile couples. She is passionate about helping women achieve their dream of becoming a mother. Due to her own personal experience, she understands the emotional feeling and stress that women go through when wanting a baby. She says, “The pain of infertility is close to the heart and no one can take that pain away”.
Dr. Gunnala has been married to her husband, Suri, for over 45 years. They have two sons who have followed in her footsteps and are practicing physicians. She is a proud grandmother of 4 beautiful grandchildren.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, but most of all loves spending time with her grandchildren. She believes that grand-children are a treasure and gift to the grandparents.
She is a generous donor, past President and volunteer at Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona. She is a current member on the Advisory committee, responsible for the growth and development of the temple. She and her husband, Suri, are both life-time members of Indo American Cultural & Religious Foundation (IACRF), India Association of Phoenix (IAPHX) and Arizona Telugu Association (AZTA). They are blessed to be able to donate to several non-profit charities in the Valley.
VINAY GUNNALA, MD
Dr. Vinay Gunnala was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his undergraduate degree in Mammalian Physiology and Neuroscience at University of California, San Diego and his medical degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine in Tucson. Following this, he went on to complete his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he received a medical student teaching award as a senior resident. He then completed his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the world renown Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell.
Dr. Gunnala specializes in all aspects of reproductive medicine, offering patients a full range of fertility services including ovulation induction, egg freezing for fertility preservation, oocyte donation, and IVF/ICSI with and without preimplantation genetic testing. His clinical expertise extends to numerous reproductive challenges such as amenorrhea, PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, and he is a proud supporter of LGBTQ reproductive rights. In addition, he is a skilled minimally invasive surgeon for operative hysteroscopy and advanced laparoscopy.
The depth of Dr. Gunnala’s clinical practice is mirrored by his vast contribution of clinical research to the scientific field. He has published several original research articles that are featured in peer-reviewed journals such as Fertility and Sterility, PLoS One, and Human Reproduction. His research interests include a variety of topics including investigating IVF challenges in women of advanced age, elective and medically indicated fertility preservation, and minimizing the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. (link to Dr. Vinay Gunnala’s published works) He has given several oral presentations on various research topics at national meetings and has published over 30 scientific abstracts.
Dr. Vinay Gunnala is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and current member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. He has verbal and written fluency in both English and Spanish.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his loving wife and baby boy, Dhillan. He enjoys trying to relive his Brophy baseball days by playing city league softball and challenging his brother and in-laws to triathlons/Spartan races. Living in New York City for a little less than a decade was an amazing experience, but he and his wife are excited to come back home to their roots and spend more time with family and friends.