September is PCOS Awareness Month. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder leading to enlarged ovaries with numerous small cysts. This disorder can cause serious health issues in women and girls such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, endometrial cancer, and female infertility. Austin female fertility specialist and a leading PCOS expert, Dr. […]
The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are manifold, and it helps that Austin consistently ranks as one of the best for active lifestyles. These benefits may extend to fertility, as overall data shows that exercise can have positive effects on semen parameters. That being said, some exercises may provide more benefit than others. In identifying […]
A select group of physicians in each specialty are selected as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor. This honor is awarded based on ranking by peers based on surveys, research, and blue ribbon panel review. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been named as a super doctor for the 11th consecutive year.
Dr Parviz Kavoussi provides commentary on data confirming COVID 19 mRNA vaccines not harmful for male fertility
With undue concern about the COVID 19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) having an adverse impact on male fertility, due primarily to social media misinformation, data was needed to disprove this. A study out of the University of Miami was published in JAMA revealing no worsening of semen parameters after receiving the vaccine. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi […]
Reassuring studies reveal COVID 19 vaccination does not have an adverse impact on female or male fertility
Although the mechanism of action of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID 19 mRNA vaccines did not raise a scientific concern for an impact on fertility, reassuring studies have been published that prove there is not a significant concern. Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and Dr. Parviz Kavoussi discussed the data in these scientific publications on Fox 7 […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is featured on Lifetime’s Balancing Act discussing treatment of testosterone deficiency in a fertility preserving manner
One of the long-standing challenges in men with testosterone deficiency has been treatment for this condition in a manner that does not suppress sperm production but also optimizes symptomatic response to treatment. Traditional testosterone replacement treatments, such as gels and intramuscular injections, significantly suppress sperm production. This has left limited treatment options for men wanting […]
A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which damage testicular cell function and can have an adverse impact on sperm production. Varicoceles are found in 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting for male fertility evaluations, making a varicocele the most common correctable cause of male […]
Andrology laboratory services are a crucial need in the care of fertility patients. These services include the semen analysis, which is the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, as well as higher level functional testing such as sperm DNA fragmentation testing. Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF has traditionally offered such diagnostic andrology services at […]
Infertility clinics have seen an increasing number of women desiring children in their 40s and 50s. In addition, men aged 60 and even into their 70s desiring to father a child are becoming more common. In vitro fertilization (IVF) rates using a women’s own eggs in her 40s dramatically decreases even in patients with a […]
Can the COVID-19 vaccine impact a man’s fertility? Dr. Parviz Kavoussi responds in the Austin American Statesman.
Although the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more widespread, there are still concerns that have arisen regarding it. One concern is whether the vaccine may impact a man’s fertility in an adverse manner. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed by the Austin American Statesman regarding this. He states, “There is no data indicating that the vaccine should […]