Yearly Archives: 2020

Dr Parviz Kavoussi lectures at Primed conference

For patients desiring conception, pregnancy and birth of their child is the ultimate goal, but the starting point begins with sexual function.  Thirty million men in the U.S. complain of erectile dysfunction (ED) annually in the U.S., and fortunately there are more appealing treatment options these days than there were in the past.  Dr. […]

Most Patients See Improvement in Sperm Counts by 6 months following Varicocele Surgery

Varicoceles represent a common correctable etiology of subfertility in men, present in approximately 40% of men with primary infertility. Varicoceles may be addressed with a specialized operation that uses an operative microscope to divide the dilated veins. While it has been established that most men will have improved semen parameters following surgery for varicoceles, […]

Men with varicoceles with testicular atrophy respond to varicocele repair

The reproductive urologists, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi and Dr. Luke Machen, at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine presented their research on varicocele repair in men with testicular atrophy at the 2019 American Society for Reproductive Medicine national meeting and congress.  A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which increase testicular temperatures […]

Study reviews factors in subchorionic hematoma (SCH) bleeding in IVF pregnancies

Subchorionic hematoma (SCH) is a blood collection that can be visualized at pelvic ultrasound and can be a source of first trimester bleeding and distress for patients. SCH has been found to be more common among pregnancies that are achieved via in vitro fertilization (IVF).  The article at the link below was recently published […]

Treatment of men with varicoceles and a sperm count of zero

A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of scrotal veins around the testicle and can decrease sperm counts, sperm motility, and morphology.  Varicoceles can also cause increased damage to the DNA of sperm cells, having an adverse impact on fertilization, pregnancy, and miscarriage rates.  Fifteen percent of men in the general population have a varicocele […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents at UT Austin Dell Medical School Grand Rounds

There are a great deal of misconceptions regarding male fertility, not only in the general public, but in the medical community.  Dr. Kavoussi was invited to lecture at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School urology grand rounds.  He spoke on the topic of male fertility myths debunked.  “There is a great […]