Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi named outstanding reviewer by TAU.

Translational Andrology and Urology is a highly reputable scientific journal focused on male reproductive medicine.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has served as a reviewer for this journal for some time.  As a scientific reviewer, the task is to assess studies that are submitted to a journal for publication for the soundness of the methodology used […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes editorial on the importance of sperm DNA fragmentation for natural and assisted reproductive outcomes

The one functional test on sperm that has come to the forefront of the science and gained support for use in clinical practice is the sperm DNA fragmentation assay.  This is commonly performed to assess selected infertile men at Westlake IVFs andrology laboratory.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a well-established author of scientific medical literature […]

The Impact of Sexual Transmitted Infections on Fertility

A growing concern is the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US within the last year.
Preliminary data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reveal 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in 2021 “with no signs of slowing”. Experts state that the spike in STIs over the last couple […]

The Importance of In-House Andrology Lab Services

An andrology lab provides key services required for fertility care and treatment. At Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, comprehensive fertility care is the philosophy, not just clinically but from a laboratory assessment standpoint as well.  AFRM/WIVF offers male fertility testing at our 3 high complexity andrology laboratories located in Westlake, South Austin, and […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors meta-analysis on varicocele repair impact on semen parameters.

A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which can cause cellular harm and worsen a man’s fertility.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi recently co-authored a meta-analysis along with respected experts in the field worldwide.  The results further supported what has been established that surgically repairing a varicocele can improve semen analysis results […]

Endometriosis vs. PCOS

Endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are a couple of conditions that can impact female fertility and make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant. Affecting over 10% of reproductive-age females in America, endometriosis occurs when tissue that is normally found in the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus. Similarly, about 10% […]

Dr. Paviz Kavoussi is named a leading expert in reproductive urology by Asian Journal of Andrology

The Asian Journal of Andrology is a high index factor scientific peer review journal with a focus in male reproduction.  This reputable journal has named Dr. Parviz Kavoussi as one of their experts in the field. Dr. Kavoussi states, “This is truly an honor and could not be happier to be named alongside this […]

Dr. Larry I. Lipshultz recognized with the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr. Larry I. Lipshultz is the recipient of the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award for 2022. He was recognized at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Scientific Congress and Expo held in October. Dr. Lipshultz is a member of many organizations dedicated to men’s health and reproductive medicine. His accomplishments include founding the […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi lectures on robot assisted vasectomy reversal at RAMSES meeting

The robot assisted microsurgery and endoscopic surgery society (RAMSES) is an international group of multidisciplinary robotic microsurgeons. RAMSES holds a scientific congress annually which took place in Orlando, Florida this year. As a pioneer and high-volume robotic vasectomy reversal surgeon, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was included as a faculty member at the RAMSES meeting at […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi contributes chapter on robot assisted male fertility surgery to Atlas

The renowned textbook entitled the Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery is a resource for urologic surgeons in training and in practice.  As the leader in robot assisted microsurgery for male infertility, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was tasked to write the chapter on this topic for the text.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It was quite […]