Yearly Archives: 2016

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi speaks about robot assisted vasectomy reversal at international conference in Thailand

For years, people have been dreaming of robots.  Whether it has been for science fiction or for practical uses, the idea of robots mechanically assisting us with tasks has been sought after.  We used to hear people say “someday robots will do surgery for us”.  That is not necessarily the case, but robots are […]

Fast Food is Not Good for Men’s Fertility

Modern life is busy; sometimes people just want a meal that is fast, affordable, and satisfying. This comes at a cost to our health. While fast food is certainly convenient, it is not health food. The effects of the drive-through extend far beyond the waistline, harming your cardiovascular system, kidneys, and more. New research […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and Dr. Thomas (Rusty) Pool co-author the chapter on Optimization of Treatment Outcomes for Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the textbook “Organization and Management of IVF Units

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and Dr. Thomas (Rusty) Pool have co-authored a chapter on optimization of treatment outcomes for Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the textbook “Organization and Management of IVF Units” published by Springer in 2016.  “This chapter covers various clinical and laboratory techniques that are considered to optimize difficult IVF cases including topics such […]

Egg Facts

Egg cells, or ova, are the defining characteristic between the male and female of every species on Earth. Though some males, like the seahorse, will carry fertilized embryos in their specialized pouches, it is the creation of the eggs itself that is used to define the female. Though they may seem simple, ova are […]

How old is too old to get pregnant? Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi discusses on the Fox 7 News show Good Day Austin.

In light of Janet Jackson’s recent announcement that she is pregnant, Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed by Fox 7 News’ Amanda Salinas about how old it too old for a woman to become pregnant.  The topic certainly is a challenging one with some arguments in favor of, and some arguments against, the idea of […]

Dr. James Segars receives the 2016 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award

This year’s American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) annual scientific meeting took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Dr. James Segars received the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award.  Dr. Segars is a professor and director of new research in reproductive science and women’s health at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Segars’ […]

How the Female Scent Aids Sperm in Fertility

When it comes to fertility, the ability for a sperm to move quickly to the right location is very important, and very difficult. To reach a fertile egg, sperm must swim a distance proportionate to a human swimming half the length of the Gulf of Mexico, while dealing with obstacles like cervical mucus condition, […]

Infertile Men More at Risk for Osteoporosis and Diabetes

Could disorders such as diabetes and osteoporosis affect men’s fertility? Many men who struggle with male infertility assume that their reproductive systems are at fault. However, the problem may be a much more pervasive one, affecting health through your entire body.

Male infertility is the culprit in around 60% of infertility cases. According to Austin […]

Austin Fertility doctors lectured on optimizing outcomes for couples with male infertility at St. David’s Medical Center

Drs. Shahryar and Parviz Kavoussi strongly believe that every couple going through fertility evaluation and treatments should have the opportunity to consider all available options to them. When there is a male factor that is impacting the couples ability to conceive there may be multiple options to choose from. Whether that means proceeding with […]

Does Prior Male Fertility History Predict Future Fertility?

When we see a family with one child, we sometimes wonder when they will have another child, but what we may not realize is that it’s not always as easy to have a second child. Infertility can affect anyone at any point in life. Having successfully conceived one pregnancy is no guarantee of being […]