Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

Dr. Suheil Muasher receives the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award

Every year at the annual scientific conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award is given to an individual who exemplifies the highest qualities of a teacher in the field of reproductive medicine.  The 2018 award went to Dr. Suheil Muasher, professor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at […]

FAQ: What is a vasoepididymostomy or the more complex type of vasectomy reversal?

When men have a vasectomy reversal 15 years or greater after a vasectomy, there is higher chance of having to undergo vaso-epididymostomy. This complex microsurgical reconstruction connects the upper (abdominal) end of the vas deferens to a microscopic epididymal tubule (in the structure between the testicle and the vas deferens where sperm mature and […]

The Importance of Testosterone

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that serves many roles in the body. Along with regulating muscle mass, fat distribution, and red blood cell production, testosterone also helps regulate libido and male fertility.

All men naturally experience a decline in testosterone with age. After the age of 30, testosterone levels decrease by around 2% […]

What Should Your Semen Analysis Tell You?

There are many labs which run semen analysis, but for the optimal male fertility evaluation, there are certain components that should always be included to help assess a man’s fertility potential. The very basics are the pH, semen volume, concentration (number of sperm per mL of semen), count (total number of sperm in the […]

FAQ: What are success rates for vasectomy reversal based on and what are Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s success rates?

Vasectomy reversal success rates are based on the experience of the surgeon and the time since the vasectomy was performed. Below are the vasectomy reversal success rates by Dr. Parviz Kavoussi. Success is considered patency, which means having sperm return back in the semen after vasectomy reversal, indicating that the connection is open. These […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes basic science research on functional issues that can impact male fertility

Male fertility is a complex issue with many potential causes of subfertility. Typically, we think of low sperm counts, or poorly swimming sperm having an adverse impact on a man’s fertility, however, functional issues such as erectile dysfunction (ED) can impact a couple’s ability to conceive as well. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi published a basic […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is named as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor for the 7th consecutive year.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi states, “It is very flattering to be included in this group of outstanding physicians by my peers”. He has been named as a 2018 Texas Monthly Super Doctor, which makes this his 7th consecutive year as he strives to provide super care for his patients.

Hydrosalpinx – How Blocked Fallopian Tubes affect Female Fertility

You may have heard people talking about ‘blocked tubes’ when they explain their female fertility problems. If a fallopian tube blockage is located at the distal end of the fallopian tube, which is located furthest from the uterus, and if the fallopian tube is distended by fluid that has accumulated within the tube as […]

The impact of testicular torsion on a man’s future fertility

Testicular torsion is an abnormal twisting of the testicle and spermatic cord resulting in severe pain and a lack of blood flow to the testicle.  Although testicular torsion can occur at any age, the peak incidence is between 12 and 18 years of age.  One out of every 4,000 men below the age of […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s research on medications to treat low T in a fertility preserving manner presented at AUA.

There are over 13 million men who are newly diagnosed with low testosterone annually in the United States.  A big challenge in treating these men, is that giving men traditional testosterone replacement therapy such as topical gels or injections suppresses sperm production and can impact a man’s fertility.  A commonly used off label medication […]