Yearly Archives: 2014

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.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Awarded 2013 Texas Rising Stars Super Doctor

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, Board Certified and fellowship trained in male fertility, has been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star Super Doctor” in 2012, 2013, and again in 2014 by Texas Monthly magazine. “Rising Stars” are honored and selected through a peer-nominated process and represent just 2.5% of the area's top young physicians.

AFRM’s List of Why Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Optimizes Patient Care

We are committed to optimizing the care of our patients and the security of their records, even if that means a little added time at work for us -- it is worth it!

Renowned Dr. Thomas ‘Rusty’ Pool, Ph.D. Joins AFRM as Westlake IVF Lab Director

Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF is thrilled to announce the appointment of renowned Dr. Thomas "Rusty' Pool, PhD, as IVF Lab Director. The pioneer in the field of Embryology and esteemed lab director brings his extensive experience and unparalleled background to Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine's Westlake IVF lab to help us further our mission to help couples create families.

Focus on: Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award

The Kavoussi Family of Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF is thrilled to recognize an outstanding educator member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) with the newly established “Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award”. The Award will honor a nominee who teaches clinical reproductive biology and medicine at the collegiate, graduate and postgraduate levels and contributes to the important area of patient education.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Honored by Travis County Medical Society

Member Spotlight: Board certified and fellowship trained Dr. Parviz Kavoussi of Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine was recently honored to be featured in the Travis County Medical Society (TCMS) Member Spotlight. The renowned Dr. Kavoussi has been recognized for his thought leadership in the field of male fertility and sexual medicine in Texas.

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi Recipient of Rare 6th Patients’ Choice Award

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi, Medical Director of Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, awarded the Patients’ Choice Award rare 6 years in a row for being highly rated by patients on a consistent basis. The esteemed Dr. Kavoussi has been a recipient of the Patients' Choice Award every year since 2008.

“One-Stitch” Robotic Tubal Reversal at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi reports, in the first retrospective case series of it's kind, single-stitch Robotic Tubal Reversals may provide for shorter operative times and potentially lower the risk of scarring of the fallopian tube relative to the traditional four-stitch method.

Endometriosis Infertility & Pain Treatment Potential

Multiple Patients’ Choice Award winner and Medical Director of Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF in Austin, Texas, Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi, speaks about exciting research pointing to the potential use of a class of medications to treat endometriosis-related infertility and pain concurrently.

Biological Innovations in Reproductive Urology

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi had the pleasure of giving his lecture “Biological Innovations in Reproductive Urology” at The University of Texas at Austin October 2013 to help stimulate advances in the field and further improve outcomes for patients.