How was your experience with Vinay Gunnala at Southwest Fertility Center?
Dr Vinay is new to this clinic that has been in Phoenix since 1980. He is thorough and compassionate when discussing sensitive topics. He is responsive to emails and was honest with probabilities during our IVF process
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vinay Gunnala at Southwest Fertility Center?
Do not be afraid to ask difficult questions. The office isn't shiny and new, but the level of care is thoughtful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vinay Gunnala at Southwest Fertility Center?
Dr Vinay is thorough and takes time to explain every step of this arduous process.
Describe the protocols Vinay Gunnala used in your cycles at Southwest Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Given our diagnosis, pcos with 4.5amh , and severe male factor, Dr Vinay recommended IVf with ICSI and a goal of a fresh transfer. We were on a down-regulated Gonal-F, Ganirelix protocol with a Lupron Trigger to lower the risk of OHSS. On the day of retrieval we extracted 25 egg, 19 of which were mature. Of those 11 fertilized and 3 reached day 5 embryo. In the end we ended up with mild ohss, and due to the number of embryos, Dr Vinay insisted that we freeze-all and have a frozen transfer in another cycle. The FET cycle protocol was lupron , estrogen and progesterone. Dr Vinay again was open and communicative during this process. We received the results of our Hcg-beta of 191 on day 11 after FET.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the nurses were excellent. One was less than stellar, and tended to rush through important information like the pre-ivf disclosures.
Describe your experience with Southwest Fertility Center.
This clinic has experience and it is a blessing and a curse. I have full faith in the Dr’s and most of the Nurses, but the office staff is rough around the edges. Due to the tenure of many of the office staff, they tend to assume that their new patients know the process as thoroughly as they do. This is not the case and can be confusing or rushed to a new patient. Do your research and be prepared to ask questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vinay Gunnala at Southwest Fertility Center.
IFV with ICSI 5900 + Meds
Lupron Trigger Shot 195
FET Cycle 2500 + Med
Lab tests not included in IVF cycle (due to OHSS), ~200
Describe Vinay Gunnala's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southwest Fertility Center.
Dr Vinay, recommended transferring a single embryo due to our prognosis and quality of embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Southwest Fertility Center?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southwest Fertility Center.
One nurse on occasion forgot to call in a prescription and tended to rush through important information.