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 […]
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 […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
Random controlled ovarian stimulation prior to cancer treatments in women of reproductive age who are diagnosed with cancer
several years ago, the prevailing thought was that only one “wave” of follicles
is available for growth per monthly menstrual cycle; therefore, controlled
ovarian stimulation (COS) for fertility preservation would require waiting for
a woman’s period to start prior to her starting fertility medications for COS
leading up to oocyte retrieval for fertility preservation prior to cancer
treatments such […]
This year’s theme for
National Infertility Awareness week (NIAW) is #InfertilityUncovered, which
focuses raising awareness about the lack of access to family building options
and emotional support for millions of women and men struggling to build a
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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 […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes review article on low testosterone treatment in a fertility preserving manner.
Over 13 million men are diagnosed with hypogonadism (low testosterone) in the United States annually. A previously published study, the Hypogonadism in Men trial, revealed that 39% of men are hypogonadal by the age of 45 and it is not uncommon to see men in much younger ages with hypogonadism these days. This means […]
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 […]