Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Lectures on the Advantages of Robot Assisted Vasectomy Reversals

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi of Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine guest lectured at the international RAMSES (Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society) meeting and shared his insights about, and advantages to, the transition from the use the operative microscope to the use of the da Vinci robot to perform vasectomy reversals

Endometriosis and Conception

Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that the lining of the uterus is composed of, also known as “endometrium”, is found within a woman’s body in locations outside of the uterus. This disease affects approximately 10% of women of reproductive age and the percentage rises to 30% of women with infertility.

Stress and Fertility

The stress that couples with subfertility undergo in their journey towards becoming parents can be immense. It is obviously an emotional endeavor with ups and downs due to the difficulty that they may have experienced in conceiving; the hopes that each month’s attempt brings, and the disappointment if the result is negative after the two week post-ovulatory wait, are potential highs and lows that add to stress. – See more at: https://www.austinfertility.com/blog/#sthash.sU7AU1Zq.dpuf

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.

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?

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.