Welcome To Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine / Westlake IVF

Renowned and Award Winning Austin Fertility Experts

With over 50 years of combined experience helping couples build families, Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (AFRM) is the only private fertility center in the state of Texas, and one of a select few in the United States with in-house fellowship trained and board certified specialists in female and male fertility providing comprehensive care for the couple as a whole. Our family-owned and family-oriented fertility practice has earned us a reputation for providing quality and compassionate patient care. Female patients are cared for by Dr. KM Kavoussi and Dr. SK Kavoussi, our board certified reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. SK Kavoussi has been a multiple Patients’ Choice Award recipient (2008 – 2014). Male patients are cared for by Dr. PK Kavoussi, the only Fellowship Trained reproductive urologist in Austin and named Texas Monthly Superdoctor. Dr. PK Kavoussi has success rates greater than 95% for vasectomy reversals within 15 years of vasectomy and exceptionally high sperm retrieval rates for men with azoospermia (no sperm in semen). As leaders in reproductive medicine and infertility, our physicians are continuously active in advancing research in the field. We have also been sought by the media and news for our expertise and insights into the current trends in the field of fertility.

We provide 2 convenient fertility Austin clinics, Westlake and South Austin, to serve patients in central Texas. Achieve your family goals today. Contact us at (512) 444-1414 or online to schedule a fertility (infertility) private consultation today.

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AFRM is the only private fertility center in Austin that looks at a couple’s fertility as exactly that, a “couple’s” fertility. In fact, AFRM is the ONLY private fertility center in the state of Texas, and one of a select few in the United States with in-house fellowship trained and board certified specialists in female and male fertility, in order to provide ALL options for couples.Read More

At Austin Fertility Reproductive Medicine & Westlake IVF (AFRM), we’re honored to be presented with the 2017 Yelp Award.

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My visit to Austin Fertility went as good as anyone could have hoped. Dr. Parviz K. Kavoussi is an excellent doctor. All my visits were quick and easy. Any men hesitating to get a vasectomy, don't. Visit Dr. Kavoussi and get it done. The procedure was quick with minimal pain. I was back to normal in a couple days. I'm glad I choose this location to have it done. read more
10/16/2017
Dear Dr. K, Kate, and the entire wonderful team.  Our son was born July 6, weighing 10.4 lbs !!  He is the greatest gift in our lives, and you made it possible for us to meet him.  Words will never be able to adequately express our gratitude.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. read more
08/16/2017
Hydrocelectomy and Vasectomy at the same time. Dr. Kavoussi has real talent. My recovery has been much faster than expected, I was working (from my zero gravity recliner and laptop) the same day as the procedure. The quality of the work is so perfect, I'm almost inclined to make the closure of the amazingly small incision my social media profile picture. Guys, if you are self aspirating a hydrocele as I was - don't be put off by the caveman technique for this surgery shown on YouTube. This procedure as implemented by Dr. Kavoussi is nothing like that and again, the man has serious talent. I'm a fanatical perfectionist in my own profession and I'm very critical of people that don't do stuff right, I'm rarely impressed by anyone in any profession. With the work done here though, I'm beyond impressed, I'm astounded by the quality. read more
07/19/2017
Dr. Kavoussi is an absolute pro! He's as friendly as he is professional and really puts you at ease for what I considered to be a stressful procedure. 8 minutes start to finish. I'll be sending as many people his way as I can. read more
07/03/2017
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi and his team were excellent. During my visits, and after they showed genuine care in my well-being, both emotionally and physically. I recommend Austin Fertility without hesitation. read more
06/22/2017
Long over due review for this guy. Long story short- Parviz is not only intelligent but he is a doctor that truly cares about his craft. Great guy as well. Very kind. read more
05/12/2017
I've been meaning to write this review for sometime now.. A special thank you from the bottom of my heart to Dr. Kavoussi, Kate and the staff at Westlake IVF.  My husband and I spent 10 years trying to conceive and tried several fertility doctors. None of the doctors we met and worked with took the time to listen like Dr. Kavoussi. After our first consultation I felt confident in Dr. Kavoussi's abilities and 2 years later we were blessed with our little miracle. He and his staff have an amazing bed side manner and really listened to what I had to say. read more
06/24/2017
My husband and I had such a great experience with Dr. Shayar Kavoussi, Kate, Laura and the rest of his team. Dr. Kavoussi's bedside manner is exemplary and he was always happy to spend as long as we needed explaining and discussing our options. He genuinely cares about his patents and it's very apparent every time you meet with him. Kate is wonderful as well and we were grateful for her endless patience answering all our questions and supporting us throughout the whole process. We were lucky enough to be successful on our first round and have a healthy newborn son and two more embryos saved for future use. I would highly recommend this facility for all your reproductive needs. read more
06/02/2017
The infertility road can be a very lonely, hopeless, and stressful one. IVF is usually the last resort or only bit of hope most couples have after trying all other options first, or being diagnosed with something untreatable that requires IVF. So choosing a fertility doctor is one of the most important factors, if not THE most important factor, when it comes to IVF success. My husband was diagnosed with severe male infertility factor at 3 million sperm per cc. We thought about doing the varicocele surgery to correct it, but it was unlikely that the semen quality would improve enough after varicocele repair to result in pregnancy without inseminations or IVF. So, something that could have been a simple fix wasn’t so simple after all because of the numbers, so we decided to stop wasting time and go straight to IVF. We chose Dr. Kavoussi because I didn’t want to go to the huge fertility center in town that everyone else goes to because I wanted it to feel more personal. As SOON as we met Dr. Kavoussi at our consultation, we knew we had made the right choice. His calm and confident disposition really comforted us and he explained everything that we would be going through in very great detail with such knowledge and expertise that we were blown away. After that first consultation, with much thanks to the extremely competent office staff and other nurses, getting everything else set up was an easy process. We got phone calls along the way describing the next steps (and yes, there are a lot of them!) and all of our questions were answered each time, without us even having to ask. Kate and everyone else at Westlake IVF made sure to make us feel like they were all invested in our outcome. We ended up being able to retrieve 24 eggs, and 16 fertilized. Out of those 16, 9 made it to blastocyst stage which made us happy beyond belief. On the day of our embryo transfer, we were the only ones there along with the medical staff. It was on a Sunday and I remember thinking, wow, this clinic is open solely for us right now. Fast forward to now, and I am 12 weeks pregnant and can’t believe I am even typing that! I am BEYOND happy to have chosen such an amazing facility and group of people to help us achieve our dream of a baby. If you are considering IVF, make an appointment with Dr. Kavoussi, you will NOT be disappointed. read more
05/10/2017
I am so unbelievably grateful for everything Dr. Kavoussi, Kate, and the rest of their staff did for us! They gave us 2 beautiful children and did so in the most loving and caring environment. They are the nicest, most genuine, and personable doctors I have ever encountered. I never felt like I was going to a doctor's appointment but instead to catch up with my friends. They have become family to us and I plan to keep it that way. If you are seeking professional help to start your family, trust me when I say look no further. Austin Fertility/Westlake IVF is the best decision I have ever made. read more
04/18/2017
HI! Doctor Kavoussi and Staff! Our son came to see you almost a month ago --- you came in to see him after doing procedures all day. You listened to him and quickly assess the situation. We were in your office on Tuesday and by Friday, he was having his procedure done! We were from out of town and you and your staff did everything you could to get his procedure put on the schedule. Friday the 10th of March-- you took very good care of him. We were back at the motel and he rested. We were able to travel back to Amarillo. I can honestly say he is out of pain for the first time in almost 3 years. Thank you Dr. Kavoussi and your most excellent staff that helped us get this procedure done. Words are not quite adequate to tell you how much we appreciate you. Our son will be seeing you in a few weeks and will be good to see you and thank you again for all you have done. Signed---a thankful mom! read more
04/07/2017
Amazing, my friend and I have miracle babies with our husbands from this team of precious people! We love them and are soooo thankful for them! #webeatinfertility #weare1in8 #ICSIIVF   I love this clinic, especially since it isn't huge and tons of people. You get to know people and they respond fast to emails and questions! Love!! read more
03/24/2017
Great staff, great Dr.... I have been seeing Dr. Parviz K. Kavoussi now for 4 years. I couldn't be happier to have found this office and this Dr. read more
03/23/2017
After having two different tubal pregnancies, my OBGYN suggested it would be my best option to look into IVF if I wanted to become pregnant.  Dr. S. Kavoussi, Kate, and the entire team at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine made my journey such a wonderful process for my husband and I.  I couldn't recommend a better team to assist you during this sensitive/important time in your life.  After going through our second round of IVF, I am now eight months pregnant with our baby girl that is due at the beginning of March.  I have never had any doctor who I've felt cared so much for my well being and for what I wanted.  It's almost as if time doesn't matter with the staff at Austin Fertility.  I've received calls from the embryologist on Saturday mornings to follow up and even a call at 8pm on a Friday night from Dr. Kavoussi, inquiring how I'm felling after a procedure.  This was our first experience with IVF and the process, so there were a million questions asked.  Thank you Kate, for answering all of them along with all of my emails and phone calls.  I will be forever grateful to Dr. Kavoussi and his team and they will always hold a special place in our hearts! read more
01/08/2017
After a year of trying, followed by a miscarriage, and almost another year of trying, we were recommended by my OB to see Dr. Kavoussi.  I knew after my consultation that he was the right doctor.  We talked for over 45 minutes and he listened to all my concerns and answered every question.  I conceived on my second round of treatment and my husband and I welcomed a healthy baby girl about 6 months ago.  There are no words to describe how grateful we are to Dr. Kavoussi and his entire staff.  Everyone was so kind and friendly and made us feel so comfortable.  Thank you again! read more
01/02/2017
Dear Dr. S Kavoussi, we just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you did to help us along on the journey that led to our daughter.  We really appreciate all of the time you spent with us.  Your compassion and dedication gave us the support we needed through a very emotional time.  The care we received at your practice was truly exceptional and you are an exceptional doctor.  Thank you for touching our lives in such a meaningful way.  We are so thankful we found you! read more
12/20/2016
I saw Dr. Kavoussi for reproductive treatment a year and a half ago.  My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for 3 years, and after having a tubal pregnancy I began to look at fertility options.  Dr. Kavoussi helped me find the right treatment for my circumstance.  I got pregnant on the second round of treatment and my daughter was born last year.  She just turned 1 last month and I am so grateful to Dr. Kavoussi and his team for helping my husband and me conceive our beautiful daughter. read more
11/30/2016
I would have never appreciated this office and their entire staff without having a different Reproductive Endocrinologist first.  To put it bluntly, my first experience with a different doctor was unpleasant.  I saw the differences right away at Dr. Kavoussi's office.  Our phone calls with questions or concerns were taken care of promptly.  The entire staff genuinely cares about their patients.  The testing and care we received was more thorough.  Fertility treatments were such a positive experience for us here because of the excellent care provided.  Even if we did have to try them more than once.  We are expecting our son later this year after 5 years of trying.  My husband and I cannot say enough great things about this facility. read more
11/08/2016
Dr. S. Kavoussi, Kate, and the rest of the staff were wonderful throughout our fertility treatment.  The whole crew was supportive, funny, and thoughtful when we came to the office for treatments.  It took our family a while to conceive, but it finally happened thanks to Dr. Kavoussi and we now have a new baby girl. read more
10/21/2016
Great doctor he helped us to achieve our dream of expecting a baby. And we got a double blessing of twins. Thank the staff and doctor for being so wonderful. read more
10/10/2016
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi diagnosed and helped fix a major problem in my fertility.  He was conscientious throughout.  I would recommend him to anyone. read more
09/20/2016
Dr. S.K. Kavoussi, Thank you and your staff so much for helping my husband and I conceive our little angel.  Throughout our challenges, you and your staff were so personable and sympathetic to our needs.  We truly appreciate your efforts and care shown to us. read more
09/02/2016
I recently had a no-scalpel vasectomy with Dr. Parviz Kavoussi and am beyond satisfied with the entire experience.  From the initial consultation to the final follow visit, I was very comfortable with all the interactions.  The actual procedure was very short, and the after was totally a breeze.  I experienced very little discomfort and no real pain.  I would strongly suggest anyone looking to have this procedure done to visit AFRM and Dr. Kavoussi. read more
09/12/2016
Last week marked one year from our retrieval/transfer and we are so happy to have a healthy 3.5 month old son!  He is thriving and we owe it all to Dr. S, Kate and the entire team!  Thank you for helping us become a family of 3! read more
08/22/2016
I would have never appreciated this office and their entire staff without having a different Reproductive Endocrinologist first. To put it bluntly, my first experience with a different doctor was unpleasant. I saw the differences right away at Dr. Kavoussi's office. Our phone calls with questions or concerns were taken care of promptly. The entire staff genuinely cares about their patients. The testing and care we received was more thorough. Fertility treatments were such a positive experience for us here because of the excellent care provided. Even if we did have to try them more than once. We are expecting our son in October of 2016 after 5 years of trying. My husband and I cannot say enough great things about this facility.
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08/03/2016
Both Doctors rock.  Kate rocks.  Debra rocks.  We are so thankful for y'all. read more
07/29/2016
Dr. Kavoussi, Kate & Staff:  Thank you all so very much with your help during this very anxious time in our journey to become parents. All of you have answered numerous phone calls with silly/simple questions from us and have done a lot of work to get my medication approved by insurance. Your efforts have been very much appreciated! read more
07/18/2016
Thank you Dr. S. Kavoussi and staff for making our dream come true. My husband and I welcomed a beautiful, healthy baby girl on Sunday. There are no words to express how grateful we are to you. read more
07/05/2016
My twins are now 5 years old and heading to kindergarten. Having them would not have been possible without Dr S. Even to this day I rave about him and his staff. He had the best bedside manner and always made me feel like I was his only patient! A year after my twins were born, we welcomed a baby girl who was a complete surprise! Thanks Dr S! read more
06/29/2016
Everyone in this office is wonderful! I have an amazing 15 month old daughter thanks to their help!!! Have recommended them to many people!  🙂 read more
06/03/2016

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FAQ: How does a fertility specialist recommend the best treatment plan?

In order to offer the best treatment plan from a female fertility standpoint, the female patient’s age, medical and surgical history, time spent trying to conceive, as well as physical exam and ultrasound findings are important as part of data gathering and evaluation. Testing such as ovarian reserve assessment, hormone profile testing as well as [...] read more FAQ: How does a fertility specialist recommend the best treatment plan?

Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing: A Higher Level of Evaluating Male Infertility

As male factor contributes to 60% of couples struggling with infertility, we have been striving for better ways to evaluate the subfertile male.  The standard evaluation of the male partner includes a semen analysis which assesses the sperm count, motility (percent moving), forward progression (percent swimming in a linear, rapid, directional manner), and morphology (percentage [...] read more Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing: A Higher Level of Evaluating Male Infertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi selected to review abstracts for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting.

As the use of the operative microscope for male fertility surgery is evolving to use of a robotic microsurgical platform, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been one of the leaders of this transition.  He has published studies on the use of this technology for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal.  As a leader in the field, he [...] read more Dr. Parviz Kavoussi selected to review abstracts for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting.

Austin Fertility Receives "Best Fertility Specialist" Nomination

We are proud to be nominated as the “Best Fertility Specialist” in the Austin Birth Awards for 2017, which commemorates local businesses for going above and beyond in providing outstanding services. Thanks for the privilege in serving the community. Support us by casting your vote today! Voting ends on September 18, 2017. read more Austin Fertility Receives "Best Fertility Specialist" Nomination

FAQ: What is the waiting period between each IVF cycle?

According to our clinical experience as well as the existing medical literature, there is no difference in a patient’s IVF success rate whether or not there is a waiting period between IVF cycles.  This applies to fresh IVF cycles as well as FET cycles read more FAQ: What is the waiting period between each IVF cycle?

FAQ: What are the different types of sperm retrievals when it is due to an anatomic blockage?

In those cases in which a man has a  blockage (non-surgically correctable) that prevents the sperm to reach the semen, several options still exist for sperm retrieval that may be utilized in combination with assisted reproductive techniques (ART), including  in vitro fertilization (IVF), to successfully achieve a pregnancy. Sperm retrieval may be accomplished via several [...] read more FAQ: What are the different types of sperm retrievals when it is due to an anatomic blockage?

Selecting a Fertility Center

Ready to seek fertility assistance? You might be inundated with so much information that makes selecting a fertility center seem like a daunting task. Here are some tips that will help couples determine the right physicians and fertility center: Couples Approach It takes two – both a man and a woman are needed to successfully conceive a baby. Comprehensive fertility care is [...] read more Selecting a Fertility Center

FAQ: What happens post-IVF? What should a woman do to improve the chances of IVF success?

After embryo transfer (and prior to), it is best for the female patient to minimize daily caffeine intake as well as food rich in mercury. Although there are no reliable data to support bed rest after embryo transfer in order to improve IVF success rates, many medical practices ask that the patient consider bed rest for [...] read more FAQ: What happens post-IVF? What should a woman do to improve the chances of IVF success?

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi speaks at the Infertility session at the PCS Global Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress-2017 in Rome, Italy

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was invited to speak at the PCS Global Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress-2017 in Rome, Italy.  The congress took place from July 8th through July 9th, and his presentation was an update on the topic of AMH as a predictor of IVF outcomes.  “The presentation that I gave at the meeting was an [...] read more Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi speaks at the Infertility session at the PCS Global Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress-2017 in Rome, Italy

A Family’s Success Story with Robotic Vasectomy Reversal

As one of the top leaders in robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed regarding the procedure and a couple shared their success story. Mr. Nash underwent a robotic vasectomy reversal and he and his wife have had two children and are considering having a third. This demonstrates the durability of robotic [...] read more A Family’s Success Story with Robotic Vasectomy Reversal

2017 Yelp Award Winner

At Austin Fertility Reproductive Medicine & Westlake IVF (AFRM), we’re honored to be presented with the 2017 Yelp Award. This award recognizes and celebrates local businesses that have “earned the love of customers”. Drs. Shahryar Kavoussi and Parviz Kavoussi exclaim, “There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing from patients themselves that we’ve made a difference in [...] read more 2017 Yelp Award Winner

Treating Low Testosterone that Safely Preserves Male Fertility

The Primed Southwest annual conference was held in Houston, TX this year.  This multi-topic primary care conference updates primary care physicians on important topics in medicine.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to speak as a guest lecturer at the 2017 Primed conference.  He spoke on the topic of hypogonadism, also known as low testosterone.  As [...] read more Treating Low Testosterone that Safely Preserves Male Fertility

Embryo Freezing has Improved Significantly Over the Years

The main goal of embryo freezing is to cryopreserve the embryo for later use.  The first successful pregnancy that resulted from freezing a woman’s embryos was in the early 1980s.  Since then, the factors in the IVF laboratory, including culture media, the ability to grow embryos in vitro to the blastocyst stage at day 5 [...] read more Embryo Freezing has Improved Significantly Over the Years

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Lectures on Surgical Technique that Removes Tumor & Retrieves Sperm Simultaneously

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is the most common genetic disorder of steroid production affecting male fertility. One in every 16,000 individuals has classic CAH, which makes it one of the most common autosomal recessive human genetic diseases. Due to a disruption in the steroid producing pathway, men with CAH have an overproduction of steroid hormones [...] read more Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Lectures on Surgical Technique that Removes Tumor & Retrieves Sperm Simultaneously

FAQ: How is the "best" embryo selected for transfer?

The “best” embryo for transfer is typically selected based on morphology (grading) and/or preimplantation genetic screening (PGS).  Morphologic grading of cleavage-stage embryos (Day 2 and 3 embryos) involves the cell count and “fragmentation” rate of cells. Morphologic grading of blastocyst-stage embryos (Day 5 and 6 embryos) involves assessment of a group of cells that line the [...] read more FAQ: How is the "best" embryo selected for transfer?

FAQ: What is assisted hatching? When is this recommended and how does it improve IVF success?

Assisted hatching  is the procedure that embryologists can perform with pinpoint laser technology in order to create an opening in the zona pellucida, the glycoprotein layer that surrounds the embryo, in order to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) implantation rates with embryo transfer.  Assisted hatching is most commonly indicated in IVF cases when the female [...] read more FAQ: What is assisted hatching? When is this recommended and how does it improve IVF success?

Fertility Mythbuster: The Semen Analysis is a Perfect Predictor of Male Fertility.

Historically for decades the best predictor of a man’s fertility has been his semen parameters.  These include semen volume, sperm counts, motility, and the morphology (percentage with normal appearance).  These are certainly the basics that need to be at certain levels to have reasonable odds at pregnancy, but more and more, we are learning that [...] read more Fertility Mythbuster: The Semen Analysis is a Perfect Predictor of Male Fertility.

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) 2017

The 2017 theme for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is “Listen Up!” This year NIAW runs from April 23 – 29, 2017. At AFRM we want to take this moment to spread awareness of infertility that affects millions and offer support to help those affected to reach their family building goals. NIAW is run by [...] read more National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) 2017

Roxanne B. Summers-Colquitt, M.S., T.S., E.L.D. is appointed as IVF Laboratory Director at Westlake IVF

Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF is proud to announce that Roxanne Summers-Colquitt, M.S., T.S., E.L.D. has been appointed as IVF Laboratory Director at Westlake IVF.  Roxanne is board-certified by the American Board of Bioanalysts as an Embryology Laboratory Director and assumed the position of IVF Laboratory Director in November 2016 and brings 29 years [...] read more Roxanne B. Summers-Colquitt, M.S., T.S., E.L.D. is appointed as IVF Laboratory Director at Westlake IVF

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi Receives Patients’ Choice and On-Time Doctor Awards

Austin based fertility specialist, Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is honored to be recognized for his work with patients. He is again a recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award for 2016, which distinguishes physicians who have made a difference in the lives of patients. This award is based on receiving near perfect scores, as voted by patients [...] read more Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi Receives Patients’ Choice and On-Time Doctor Awards

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Want to get pregnant? Could your weight be holding you back? | Raising Austin

UnknownA new study from the National Institutes of Health looked at 501 couples from Michigan and Texas from 2005 to 2009 who were trying to get pregnant. It had the women chart their monthly cycles, intercourse and results of home pregnancy tests. It also looked at the body mass index of the couples and compared non-obese women and men... read more Want to get pregnant? Could your weight be holding you back? | Raising Austin

How Pesticides Might Affect Men’s Sexual Health

dailyRXMom's advice to eat plenty of veggies still rings true, but men might want to do so with some caution. High-pesticide fruits and vegetables might damage men's sexual health. A new study from Harvard found that men who ate vegetables and fruits with the highest levels of pesticide residues had lower sperm counts and fewer normal sperm. read more How Pesticides Might Affect Men’s Sexual Health

What Exercise Might Do for Men’s Sexual Health

dailyRXStaying active could benefit more than just heart health in men. In a recent study, older men who exercised reported less erectile dysfunction (ED). read more What Exercise Might Do for Men’s Sexual Health

How Even Borderline Low T Might Affect Your Health

dailyRXEven if you're close to having low testosterone but not quite there, you still might encounter some related health problems. A new study found that men with borderline testosterone levels had high rates of depression and other health problems. read more How Even Borderline Low T Might Affect Your Health

Getting Healthy May Improve Men's Fertility

dailyRXHealth problems that seem unrelated to men's fertility — like diabetes or high blood pressure — may damage men's sperm. And men can take steps that can both improve their overall health and make them more fertile. read more Getting Healthy May Improve Men's Fertility

Two Brothers, One Mission

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi and Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi are brothers and physicians both trying to help couples with fertility and work deligently to help their patients reach their goal of being able to have a child.  For men women and men alike, there are many factors involved if unable to conceive and both doctors at the Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine practice each discuss their specialties. read more Two Brothers, One Mission

Fitness Improves Outcomes for Infertile Couples

austinFitThere is no better field in medicine than fertility care for treating two people at the same time for optimal results. One unique aspect of fertility care is that it requires an in-depth understanding of multiple organ systems and their complex functions between two individuals. When reproductive endocrinologists and reproductive urologists work together, they areable to optimize fertility outcomes for the couple as a whole. Although evaluating and treating both partners optimizes fertility, couples can enhance their fertility with fitness. A fitter couple is a more fertile couple. read more Fitness Improves Outcomes for Infertile Couples

Travis County Medical Society Member Spotlight

93C18BB3-E61C-4591-9BB3B280C4080BD5_smallInspired by his father’s dedication to his family and patients, Parviz K. Kavoussi, MD knew he wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a physician as well at the age of three. He began his pursuit early and volunteered in an emergency department at 15-years-old. To Dr. Kavoussi, the most rewarding aspect of his practice is being able to contribute to a patient’s quality of life and helping couples achieve their dreams of creating a family. read more Travis County Medical Society Member Spotlight

Reversing the Vasectomy

austinFitThe vas deferens: one of the vast differences between men and women. It is basically a small, hollow tube with the consistency of a wet noodle that allows the transit of sperm cells from the testicle on their way to the outside world to try to win the race and be the luckiest, or fittest, to reach and fertilize an egg. Why does it get so much attention in reproductive medicine? read more Reversing the Vasectomy

Exercise and Conception

austinFitFitness is clearly important for men and women’s health, but what about fitness' impact on fertility? Testosterone is believed to be an important factor in a man’s fertility. Low testosterone (total testosterone level of less than 300 ng/dl by the endocrine society definition) is very prevalent in infertile men. Forty-five percent of men with no sperm in the semen, without a blockage in the system transporting sperm, have low testosterone and 43% of men with low sperm counts have low testosterone levels. read more Exercise and Conception

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

ggh-2012Motherhood is an experience that no one has to miss out on, even if biological factors are interfering. At Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine, the physicians are able to offer services of a state-of-the-art in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab called “Westlake IVF”, used for assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi explains what those technologies are and what steps to take when considering treatment by a fertility specialist. read more Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Specialist urologists should handle vasectomy reversal cases says 10-year study

scienceCodexVasectomy reversals should be carried out by urology specialists with access to appropriate micro-surgical training and assisted reproductive technologies and not general urology surgeons, according to research published in the October issue of BJUI. The findings are based on a series of surveys carried out among consultant members of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) over a ten-year period. read more Specialist urologists should handle vasectomy reversal cases says 10-year study

Diabetes Linked to Low Testosterone

dailyRXIf you are a man with diabetes, you are twice as likely as other men to suffer from low testosterone. But does it work the other way around? Can low testosterone boost your risk for diabetes? Low levels of testosterone may affect how a man's body reacts to insulin, a hormone that helps control levels of blood sugar. read more Diabetes Linked to Low Testosterone

Gum Disease and Bedroom Bummer for Men

dailyRXLiving with erectile dysfunction, or impotence, can be a huge blow to a man's ego and, in some cases, his health. If doctors know who is at risk, they can take steps to stop erection problems. Men with periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, may have an increased risk of impotence. read more Gum Disease and Bedroom Bummer for Men

New Drug for Erectile Dysfunction

dailyRXThe medication Stendra (avanafil) has just been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat erectile dysfunction, the FDA announced today. Approximately 30 million men in the U.S. have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection, according to the FDA's release. This inability to have a satisfactory sex life can negatively impact a person's quality of life and personal relationships. read more New Drug for Erectile Dysfunction

Maladies of Men

dailyRXMen and women have much in common. But let's face it: there are some obvious differences between the sexes, especially when it comes to sexual health. Just as women have their own set of distinct health issues, there are many health problems that only concern men. Low testosterone and erectile dysfunction (impotence) are two prime examples of men's sexual health problems. read more Maladies of Men

Hypogonadism/Low sex drive/Low testosterone

dailyRXMale infertility (the inability to reproduce) can be caused by a number of factors, including varicoceles, or swollen veins in the scrotum. Now, it seems varicoceles may lead to problems even more severe than infertility. Varicoceles may disrupt a man's ability to produce testosterone - a hormone that is extremely important for keeping men in good health. However, surgery can boost testosterone levels in men suffering from the condition. read more Hypogonadism/Low sex drive/Low testosterone

Stay Lean and Keep Your Testosterone

austin_fitWe know how important estrogen is for women, but did you know it’s an important hormone for men? Yup, you guys have it, too. There is an enzyme in fat cells called aromatase; it takes testosterone made by the testicles and coverts it into estrogen. The more fat cells a guy has, the more testosterone gets turned into estrogen. The less relative testosterone is kept around to act on tissues, the tougher it is to maintain muscle mass and lose fat mass. The more fat that is put on, the more testosterone is converted into estrogen, in essence dropping the testosterone level, which in turn makes it harder to burn the fat mass… and so the vicious cycle begins. That’s why hitting the gym and getting regular cardiovascular exercise to keep the waistline in check is a great way to keep more of the testosterone that’s being made as testosterone. read more Stay Lean and Keep Your Testosterone

Paternity Pops Testosterone

dailyRXTestosterone levels lower when a newborn is in the house Women's bodies obviously change physically in preparation for caring for newborns. Some men experience biological changes as well. A new study from the Philippines indicates that men's testosterone level temporarily lowers upon arrival of a new baby. The median testosterone level drop for new fathers was 26 percent in the daytime and 34 percent in the evening. read more Paternity Pops Testosterone

If Family Planning Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it

dailyRXStandard Days Method family planning system has a loyal following. Remember the days when many companies weren't willing to employ married women because of the assumption they would just get pregnant? Currently, women can seemingly have it all as long as some family planning is in place to accommodate both career and family dreams. A new study finds that women who follow the Standard Days Method for family planning are likely to continue the method because of it effectiveness. read more If Family Planning Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it

Saint David's South

stdavids Family of Physicians Practicing at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, Helping Couples Achieve Fertility AUSTIN, TX—In August 2010, Parviz Kavoussi, M.D., joined St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, alongside his father, K.M. Kavoussi, M.D., and his brother, Shahryar Kavoussi, M.D. This family of physicians specializes in all aspects of fertility and reproductive medicine, focusing on both the female and male factors that can affect fertility in couples. “Our patients really like having all of these services offered in one office because it ensures that everyone is on the same page, so to speak,” Dr. Parviz Kavoussi said. “Examining infertility from both sides is the more effective, and less expensive, approach.” read more Saint David's South

Fertility Consultation

article31810We live in a culture where time is often measured out to the last second, and having control is paramount. Shoot off a quick e-mail. Return a call on your cell as you speed off to your next engagement. Plan projects down to the letter and project outcomes for success. Well, pregnancy, or more specifically, getting pregnant, doesn’t work that way. It’s not something that can be penciled into one’s planner between a job promotion and an extended vacation. read more Fertility Consultation

Having Klinefelter Syndrome

tubesHaving Klinefelter Syndrome does not mean it is impossible to father children A common concern for males with KS and their families is the ability to father children. Although subfertility is characteristic of KS and the majority of KS men do not have sperm in the ejaculate, there are exceptions as well as other techniques to help with fertility potential. Although small, firm testes are common among all KS men, up to 50% have normal testosterone concentrations. Men with the mosaic form of KS (having 46XY cells mixed with 47XXY cells) are occasionally fertile. KS men with low sperm counts in the semen may have the sperm used for assisted reproductive techniques (such as in vitro fertilization- IVF) by simply collecting the sperm through semen samples obtained by masturbation. read more Having Klinefelter Syndrome

Watershed Moment

medcoforumWATERSHED MOMENT FOR SUBMUCOSAL FIBROID AND POLYP REMOVAL In the field of women’s health, abnormal uterine bleeding is responsible for the majority of all gynecological consultations. Studies have indicated that in more than 40% of the cases, hysteroscopic evidence of a submucous myoma or endometrial polyp will be detected. For many decades, surgeons have been challenged using the same surgical tools to address this critical area until a new product, MyoSure, was recently introduced by Interlace Medical (Framingham, MA; http:// www.myosure.com). Many of the cases that present are women who have infertility issues, so preserving the form and function of the uterus is... read more Watershed Moment

Women's Health Guide

3Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine A Family of Physicians Helping Couples Build Families of Their Own. The Kavoussi’s have called Austin home for more than 30 years and feel a strong bond to the city and the people who make Austin the unique place it is. They are a family of physicians dedicated to helping couples achieve their dreams of building a family. Dr. K.M. Kavoussi completed his residency at the Bayview campus of Johns Hopkins University followed by a fellowship. read more Women's Health Guide

Rock 'n Roll Lifestyle

dailyRXErectile dysfunction can be remedied by a healthier lifestyle The same poor health habits that can lead to heart disease, diabetes and cancer also can contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED). Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential to having a vibrant sexual health. If men see their sexual value falling, maybe those personal habits need a closer look. Men with ED should lay off the 'drugs and rock 'n roll'... read more Rock 'n Roll Lifestyle

The Lowdown on Low Testosterone

dailyRXTestosterone levels impact diabetes, high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction By the age of 35, men's testosterone levels begin to drop by one or two percent each year. By the age of 50, 30% of men are already below the normal testosterone range and that number increases as years advance. At 60 years of age, 60 percent of men have low testosterone! In the United States alone, 13 million men each year are diagnosed with low testosterone. The real number of men afflicted is probably much greater read more The Lowdown on Low Testosterone

Ejaculatory and Erectile Disorders

toomuchtoosoonA look at ejaculatory and erectile disorders: Men, are you able to make love so that both you and your partner are satisfied?  While women are often satisfied in myriad of ways sexually, including achieving orgasm(s), for men, erection, orgasm and subsequent ejaculation are the culmination of the sex act. So what do you do if you "come" too soon, too late, or not at all?  Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common sexual complaint, more common than erectile dysfunction." says Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, a urologist and partner at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. read more Ejaculatory and Erectile Disorders

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