Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Male Fertility Awareness

Fertility is often approached from a female point of view, even though it takes both healthy eggs and sperm to make a baby. Much of the emphasis on fertility is approached from the woman’s perspective. This is because a woman must not only play her part in fertilization, she must also carry the baby […]

Fertility Mythbuster: A woman’s ovulation is the same every month.

Women who ovulate on a regular basis every month may do so on the same day of their menstrual cycle (for example, on day 14 of a 28 day cycle; however, the ovulation is not necessarily the “same” every month.  If the woman has both of her ovaries, she may ovulate from the right […]