The Skinny on the Impact of Weight and Fitness on Fertility


When a couple is trying to become pregnant, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key component of reproductive success. Studies show that women who control their weight with diet and exercise have a greater likelihood of getting and staying pregnant. For men, the benefits of proper weight include higher sperm counts and sperm with greater […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Earns Healthgrade Recognitions


Austin based male fertility expert, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is on the Healthgrades honor roll. Healthgrades Recognized Doctors are physicians who are board certified in their specialty, have never had their license surrendered or revoked, and are free of sanctions or malpractices at the time of designation. Healthgrades also list some of Dr. Kavoussi’s other recognitions: […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is a Healthgrades Recognized Doctor


Austin specialist in female fertility, Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is awarded the Healthgrades Honor Roll, which recognizes leading physicians in the US. What are the criteria to be recognized? Physicians must be board certified and have not received any sanctions or malpractices for a given period of time. In addition, Dr. Kavoussi works with St. David’s […]

Why Men Should Choose Microsurgical Repair of Varicoceles Over Embolization

Male Infertility Varicocele Surgery

A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins draining the testicle.  Varicoceles are found in 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting to fertility clinics for subfertility.  Varicoceles have been shown to decrease sperm production (counts), the ability of sperm to swim (motility), and the number of sperm with normal […]