Yearly Archives: 2019

Men with Klinefelter Syndrome Can Still Be Fathers Using Own Sperm Through MicroTESE

One in every 500 men is born with an extra X chromosome, with a karyotype of 47, XXY rather than the typical 46, XY male karyotype.  This is known as Klinefelter Syndrome and is the most common genetic variation which impacts a man’s fertility.  Men with pure Klinefelter Syndrome are nearly universally azoospermic with […]

Most recent take on endometrial scratching

To scratch or not to scratch:  that is the question.  Based on recent data, the current recommendation regarding endometrial scratching is not to scratch.

Endometrial scratching involves the use of an endometrial biopsy sampler such as a pipelle, which is a straw-like apparatus that is thought to increase the rate of embryo implantation by remodeling […]

Why Younger Men Should Care about Low Testosterone

Having low testosterone (low T) levels is usually considered a problem in older men. In fact, men over the age of 40 begin experiencing a 3 percent reduction in testosterone levels. However, younger men can also have lower testosterone levels, which can have a big impact on male fertility.

 

Causes of Low T Levels in […]

What does the egg freezing process involve?

Although the following are highlights of the process that are hopefully helpful in terms of providing a general overview, consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) provides more detailed information regarding the oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) process.  Female age and ovarian reserve testing are the two most important predictors of a successful egg freezing cycle.  […]

Genetic carrier testing

Testing is currently available to test patients for the presence or absence of gene mutations that can be associated with genetic disorders.  Genetic carrier testing specifically tests for autosomal recessive and X-linked gene mutations, which some people may have and be unaware of due to the lack of clinical manifestation in carriers who do […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi receives outstanding journal reviewer award

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a reviewer for scientific journals for methodology and content to decide what scientific research articles should or should not be published in medical journals.  He performs this service for a number of medical journals including: Journal of Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine, U.S. Pharmacist, Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical […]

FAQ: What kind of anesthesia is used for a vasectomy reversal?

It is preferred to perform vasectomy reversal under general anesthesia, mainly to ensure that the patient is completely still during this fine, meticulous procedure. The opening to the canal that is reconnected in the vas deferens for sperm to flow through is no larger than the period at the end of this sentence and […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi reviews abstracts for Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeon’s meeting

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons hold an annual scientific meeting, which takes place in New Orleans this year.  As Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a leader with an expertise in robot assisted fertility microsurgery, especially robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal, he is honored to be a member of the abstract review committee.  Dr. Kavoussi states, […]