Yearly Archives: 2016

FAQ: If there is no sperm in the semen, is there a way for couples to have a child?

Yes. If there is no sperm in the semen due to an anatomic blockage (obstructive azoospermia) such as a vasectomy or a blockage where the tubes carrying the sperm enter the prostate gland, surgical reconstruction (vasectomy reversal), sperm retrieval, or unblocking the area can be offered.  In men with no sperm in the semen […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is named as a Texas Super Doctor for the 5th year consecutively

“It is quite an honor to be on named on a list with such distinguished colleagues.  Being named by my peers means an awful lot”, stated Dr. Parviz Kavoussi after being named to the 2016 Super Doctors list by Texas Monthly Magazine for the 5th consecutive year.  Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi attends the Infertility session at the PCS Global Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was invited to speak at, and serve as chair, of the PCS Global Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress-2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.  The congress took place from June 18th through June19th, and his presentation focused on AMH as a predictor of IVF outcomes.  “The information that I presented at the meeting covered […]

FAQ: Can smoking cigarettes or marijuana really affect a man’s fertility?

Absolutely.  Smoking can affect the numbers of sperm and how well they swim.  Smoking can also impact the seminal fluid which is ejaculated with the sperm.  It can also damage the DNA in the sperm cell, to not allow the sperm to fertilize the egg as well.

Read more about specific health habits and other factors […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi co-authors “New paradigms in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis” in the journal Current Opinions in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

“This article compiles current data regarding the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis,” states Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi.  “Our publication in the August 2016 issue of Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology is of value to clinicians who take care of women who have infertility and/or pelvic pain due to endometriosis.  It was a great opportunity […]

Processed Meat Impact on Male Infertility

Male infertility is often a mystery, and in many cases, problems are due to a culmination of factors, such as temperature, cell phones in pockets, and laptop computer use on the lap . A series of recent studies may have uncovered one more of the factors that can limit successful IVF fertilization: processed meats.


The […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi speaks at, and chairs, the Infertility session at the BIT ICGO-2016 Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was invited to speak at, and serve as chair, of the Infertility session at the International Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics -2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  The congress took place from May 28th through May 30th at the Hesperia Tower Hotel, and his presentation was about robotic-assisted tubal anastomosis with one-stitch technique. […]

New Study Finds Link Between Male Infertility and Testicular Cancer

A study conducted by the University of Utah and published in the scholarly journal November 2015 has found a link between male infertility and an increased risk of testicular cancer. Patients who have been diagnosed with male fertility issues should consult their physician to be examined for this serious condition. A leading Austin male […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Reviews Abstracts on Male Infertility for ASRM National Meeting

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is the premier society for the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine.  The physicians, embryologists, and nurse practitioner at AFRM are all members of ASRM, and some have been for over 30 years.  AFRM is heavily involved with ASRM to help promote the science […]

Clomid Citrate Helps Treat Men with Low Testosterone Who Wants to be Dads without Increasing Red Blood Production

Men who have low testosterone and want to conceive or maintain fertility potential should not be treated with testosterone replacement.  As more men are being diagnosed with low testosterone across the US, this group of men needs to be treated very carefully.  The problem is that giving men testosterone replacement, as is the traditional […]