Yearly Archives: 2019

Austin Fertility’s Newest Physician: Dr. Luke Machen

Austin Fertility is excited to announce our newest physician to our clinic, Dr. Luke Machen, a reproductive urologist, who will be serving male patients in Round Rock, our newest location.  Now patients in Round Rock and the greater North Austin area can enjoy a shorter drive to see us.

We’re fortunate to have Dr. Machen […]

Fast food’s impact on male fertility

American men are becoming less fertile as a population over the decades.  Men have a significantly lower sperm count than they did 50 years ago.  A great deal of research is directed towards identifying potential reasons for this trend to see if there is a way it may be corrected.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was […]

Varicoceles can induce severe testicular injury resulting in sperm counts of zero with Sertoli Cell only

Approximately 1% of men in the general population in the United States have a sperm count of zero.  It is remarkably common considering that is one out of every 100 men.  Fifteen percent of men in the general population have a varicocele, an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which can adversely impact […]

AMH is not a predictor of elevated serum progesterone on the day trigger in IVF patients

Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF has an article, “Serum Antimüllerian hormone does not predict elevated progesterone levels among women who undergo controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization”, published in the journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, April 2019.
“We were interested in investigating whether or not the ovarian reserve biomarker, antimüllerian hormone (AMH), can predict […]

The 2019 Texas Monthly Super Doctor Panel Selects Dr. Parviz Kavoussi

This is the 9th consecutive year that Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been named as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor. This small group of physicians are selected based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. Doctors from multiple specialties with the highest marks from each category are chosen to be on a blue […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi contributes chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal

Smith’s Textbook of Endourology is widely considered the leading surgical textbook for urologic surgeons performing minimally invasive high technology surgery.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, as a leading expert in robot assisted vasectomy reversal, was selected to contribute the chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal in the 4th edition of this text.  The chapter includes the […]

AFRM involved in study on oxidative stress impacting male fertility

Although the basic semen analysis is the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, assessing the semen volume, sperm count, motility, and morphology has essentially been the same way the semen has been evaluated since the 1600’s when sperm was first looked at under a microscope.  There is a need for more advanced testing of […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about diet and female fertility

There has been a recent increase in attention directed towards diet and its effect on female fertility, as multiple studies and review articles of previous studies have been published in journals over the last few years.  Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was interviewed by KVUE anchor Ashley Goudeau regarding diet and female fertility.

Watch the full interview […]

Damaged sperm DNA may contribute to recurrent pregnancy losses

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed in Fox 7 news regarding the impact of sperm DNA damage on recurrent pregnancy losses.  Multiple studies have reported that men with high percentages of their sperm with DNA fragmentation have a higher risk of contributing to recurrent miscarriages.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “The good news is now that we […]

Advanced paternal age’s potential impact on neonatal and maternal outcomes

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was recently interviewed live on NBC’s KXAN network regarding a recently published study evaluating outcomes of neonates and mothers when the male partner was considered to be in an advanced paternal age range at the time of conception.  This study looked at a birth registry which included over 40 million documented […]