A Holistic Approach to Fertility Services

World-class medical services, attentive care, and compassionate support. We’re more than doctors – we’re your partners on the path to parenthood.

 

Expert Services, Attentive Support

Undergoing fertility treatments can be filled with challenges, hope and, ultimately, endless joy. Here’s how we strive to provide the best possible environment for your journey.

Personalized Care

We are honored to be part of your unique journey to becoming a parent. We believe it’s a privilege to be entrusted with such a transformative experience, and we treat it with the utmost sensitivity and respect.

Your relationship with your doctor begins the day of your first appointment. All your office procedures will be performed by one of our expert physicians to ensure the highest level of expertise and attention. Your procedures — such as ultrasounds, sonohysterograms, Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI), or endometrial biopsies — will not be performed by Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners. At RPSD, all examinations and procedures are performed by experienced fertility doctors. Our caring, compassionate physicians will design your customized fertility treatment plan, carefully monitor your progress, and will always be available to answer your questions.

Commitment to Excellence

We are a passionate group of fertility doctors and staff members who have been successfully providing fertility services for 25+ years. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Gabriel Garzo and Dr. David Meldrum, RPSD was one of the first fertility centers providing in vitro fertilization (IVF) services in San Diego County. RPSD has a nationwide reputation as a center of excellence in fertility care.

In 2000, RPSD was the first fertility clinic in San Diego County to deliver a baby after Preimplantation Genetic Testing for genetic mutations (PGT-M). Additionally, in 2012, ours was the first fertility clinic in San Diego County to deliver a baby after oocyte freezing and subsequent thawing, fertilization, and embryo transfer

We are an academic-based center, due to our unique relationship with the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Diego. This means we have access to cutting-edge research, so we can provide the very best care to every patient.

Dr. Gabriel Garzo, Dr. Jamie Stanhiser, Dr. Antoni Duleba, Dr. Irene Su, and Dr. Sanjay Agarwal all have clinical or full-time faculty appointments in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UC San Diego. They regularly participate in the teaching of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellows, OB-GYN Residents, and medical students.

A Focus on Healthy Pregnancies, One at a Time

As technology and knowledge have advanced, so have our treatments. For many years, multiple pregnancies were the most common complication of IVF treatment. However, it has now become clear that success after IVF treatment is the birth of a healthy singleton baby. We were pioneers in implementing elective single-embryo transfer (eSET). Our approach prioritizes patient well-being and success, using the most effective methods to minimize risks and achieve healthy pregnancies.

The application of elective single embryo transfer at RPSD was made possible thanks to our early adoption of two new laboratory techniques. First, Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT-A), which allows the identification of viable embryos (those with a normal number of chromosomes). Second, freezing using the technique of vitrification that ensures frozen/thawed embryos have the same chances of implantation as fresh embryos.

By transferring only a single, chromosomally normal embryo, we reduce the risk of multiple pregnancies, dramatically decreasing the rate of miscarriage and risks to the mother’s and baby’s health.

National and International Recognition

RPSD has achieved extraordinary successes with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and patients travel great distances to be treated by our experienced team. We’re proud to have received many awards for our excellence in care.

Nationally, our physicians have been featured in People magazine, on ABC’s “Nightline,” “The Oprah Show,” and “The Best Doctors in America.” Internationally, we are recognized as leading practitioners and researchers in the field, and our doctors are frequently invited to speak at top fertility conferences worldwide. Our physicians have also been featured on major European television and radio networks, and in several European newspapers.

Our center is also proud to help organize the annual conference, “In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer: A Comprehensive Update,” where our physicians present. This conference has been going on for 34 years and is one of the largest IVF conferences in the country. It’s attended by hundreds of fertility specialists from all over the world, who come together to learn about the latest advances in IVF technology. We are excited to be part of such an important event for the fertility community.

Clear, Straightforward Communication

Reducing anxiety, creating a relaxing environment, and replacing fear with trust puts your body in a much healthier state to successfully achieve a pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby.

Every member of our team understands how emotionally and physically demanding this process can be, and we’re committed to keeping you informed and providing compassionate support every step of the way.

Individualized fertility treatment plans, continual physician care, and open communication all take time, but this is how we maximize success. Our experienced, caring nursing staff will work with you one- on- one, explaining every aspect of your treatment. You’ll be connected with a personal clinical coordinator, who will support you throughout your journey at RPSD. Our clinical staff will be available to you, by phone and email, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You will also have personal and direct consultation with our highly respected embryology laboratory staff, who will explain your IVF laboratory results in detail.

A Place for Every Family

Families are defined by love, and we’re committed to helping everyone who wants to expand theirs. Our center welcomes all those who are seeking fertility services equally, including single parents and LGBTQ+ couples.

Every journey is different, which is why our personalized fertility treatment plans help you achieve the best chance of success. We specialize in the full range of fertility services — from fertility preservation to understanding the root cause of infertility to advanced scientific techniques like IVF. Our caring team takes the time to get to know you and your family-planning goals, so we can design a treatment plan that makes the most sense for you.

Let’s Take the Next Step Together

Our skilled fertility specialists are here to help. Contact us today and let’s discuss the next phase of your fertility journey.