Drs. Shahryar and Parviz Kavoussi strongly believe that every couple going through fertility evaluation and treatments should have the opportunity to consider all available options to them. When there is a male factor that is impacting the couples ability to conceive there may be multiple options to choose from. Whether that means proceeding with assistance such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF), or investigating the cause of the male factor impacting fertility and treating it medically or surgically when the causes are treatable, patients get to choose after being thoroughly informed. All couples at AFRM have all options available. With this philosophy of couples care, the Dr.’s at AFRM gave a combined lecture for CME (continued medical education) to their colleagues in the field, teaching about the impact of male factor on the infertile couple and the highest levels of treatment for both sides of the couple.
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi states, “It was really a pleasure getting the opportunity to speak on a topic which is so important for the management of infertile couples. I was thrilled to see our Reproductive Endocrinology colleagues from other fertility centers here in Austin join us to learn about male factor infertility”. AFRM prides itself on great success rates with the most challenging of cases in male infertility, including treating men with non-obstructive azoospermia, or sperm counts of zero when there is not a blockage as the source of the problem, but rather a lack of sufficient sperm production. AFRM offers the highest level of microsurgical testicular sperm extraction with extremely high sperm retrieval rates for use with IVF. AFRM embryologists are highly trained to use the delicate sperm from such retrievals to optimize pregnancy rates with IVF.