Yearly Archives: 2017

Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing: A Higher Level of Evaluating Male Infertility

As male factor contributes to 60% of couples struggling with infertility, we have been striving for better ways to evaluate the subfertile male.  The standard evaluation of the male partner includes a semen analysis which assesses the sperm count, motility (percent moving), forward progression (percent swimming in a linear, rapid, directional manner), and morphology […]

FAQ: How does a fertility specialist recommend the best treatment plan?

In order to offer the best treatment plan from a female fertility standpoint, the female patient’s age, medical and surgical history, time spent trying to conceive, as well as physical exam and ultrasound findings are important as part of data gathering and evaluation. Testing such as ovarian reserve assessment, hormone profile testing as well […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi selected to review abstracts for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting.

As the use of the operative microscope for male fertility surgery is evolving to use of a robotic microsurgical platform, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been one of the leaders of this transition.  He has published studies on the use of this technology for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal.  As a leader in the field, […]

Austin Fertility Receives “Best Fertility Specialist” Nomination

We are proud to be nominated as the “Best Fertility Specialist” in the Austin Birth Awards for 2017, which commemorates local businesses for going above and beyond in providing outstanding services. Thanks for the privilege in serving the community.

Support us by casting your vote today! Voting ends on September 18, 2017.

FAQ: What are the different types of sperm retrievals when it is due to an anatomic blockage?

In those cases in which a man has a  blockage (non-surgically correctable) that prevents the sperm to reach the semen, several options still exist for sperm retrieval that may be utilized in combination with assisted reproductive techniques (ART), including  in vitro fertilization (IVF), to successfully achieve a pregnancy. Sperm retrieval may be accomplished via […]

FAQ: What is the waiting period between each IVF cycle?

According to our clinical experience as well as the existing medical literature, there is no difference in a patient’s IVF success rate whether or not there is a waiting period between IVF cycles.  This applies to fresh IVF cycles as well as FET cycles

Selecting a Fertility Center

Ready to seek fertility assistance? You might be inundated with so much information that makes selecting a fertility center seem like a daunting task. Here are some tips that will help couples determine the right physicians and fertility center:

Couples Approach

It takes two – both a man and a woman are needed to successfully conceive a baby. Comprehensive fertility care is important […]

Male Fertility Testing Using a Smart Phone

CNN reports a new technology that will determine a man’s fertility through an app on a smartphone. While the technology is still in development by two Massachusetts hospitals, it has the potential to make infertility evaluation simpler and less costly. The app will be able to assess sperm count and motility with 98% accuracy. However, […]

FAQ: What happens post-IVF? What should a woman do to improve the chances of IVF success?

After embryo transfer (and prior to), it is best for the female patient to minimize daily caffeine intake as well as food rich in mercury. Although there are no reliable data to support bed rest after embryo transfer in order to improve IVF success rates, many medical practices ask that the patient consider bed rest […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is named as a 2017 Texas Monthly Super Doctor

Dr. Kavoussi is named as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor for the 6th consecutive year.  These handful of physicians are selected based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history.  Doctors from each specialty with the highest scores from each group are invited to serve on a blue ribbon panel to evaluate the […]