Sperm motility refers to the sperm’s ability to move and swim. Motility is one of several parameters considered in a sperm analysis. Sperm motility is a very important aspect of fertility because sperm need to travel through the reproductive tract to fertilize an egg. Poor sperm motility is a common cause of male infertility. What […]
The recovery is generally very similar to that of the vasectomy. Some soreness and swelling should be expected. Most men are back to their normal routine within a week following vasectomy reversal. It is highly recommended to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for the first 2 weeks after vasectomy reversal.
Study published revealing medical treatment for low testosterone does not significantly increase risk of deep vein thrombosis
Approximately 13.1 million men in the United States are diagnosed with low testosterone, or hypogonadism, annually. A fair percentage of these men are trying to conceive or wish to maintain fertility potential for the future. The traditional testosterone replacement medications may be appropriate for hypogonadal men who are done building their families, however; men who […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes study on learning curve for surgeons performing robotic vasectomy reversal
The Journal of Robotic Surgery published Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s research on the learning curve for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal. Dr. Kavoussi states, “When a new technology is applied to a surgical procedure, first it must be proven that it is safe and effective. We published our study on the effectiveness of robot assisted microsurgical […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes study showing Ibuprofen does not have an adverse impact on semen analysis parameters
A recent study was published which raised questions on whether men taking Ibuprofen had diminished fertility potential and testicular function. Dr. Kavoussi states, “The study looked a number of factors but did not actually assess the impact of Ibuprofen on semen analysis parameters, which was what were interested in knowing to help guide our patients, […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi advocates for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal in Fertility & Sterility journal
As one of the premier robotic vasectomy reversal surgeons nationwide, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was selected to comment on the benefits of robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal over the traditional microsurgical vasectomy reversal technique. Dr. Kavoussi states, “In surgery we should take advantage of technology which in turn provides us with advantages as surgeons. Robotics allow […]
When men have a vasectomy reversal 15 years or greater after a vasectomy, there is higher chance of having to undergo vaso-epididymostomy. This complex microsurgical reconstruction connects the upper (abdominal) end of the vas deferens to a microscopic epididymal tubule (in the structure between the testicle and the vas deferens where sperm mature and learn […]
Every year at the annual scientific conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award is given to an individual who exemplifies the highest qualities of a teacher in the field of reproductive medicine. The 2018 award went to Dr. Suheil Muasher, professor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Duke […]
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that serves many roles in the body. Along with regulating muscle mass, fat distribution, and red blood cell production, testosterone also helps regulate libido and male fertility. All men naturally experience a decline in testosterone with age. After the age of 30, testosterone levels decrease by around 2% […]
FAQ: What are success rates for vasectomy reversal based on and what are Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s success rates?
Vasectomy reversal success rates are based on the experience of the surgeon and the time since the vasectomy was performed. Below are the vasectomy reversal success rates by Dr. Parviz Kavoussi. Success is considered patency, which means having sperm return back in the semen after vasectomy reversal, indicating that the connection is open. These success […]