Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

FAQ: What kind of anesthesia is used for a vasectomy reversal?

It is preferred to perform vasectomy reversal under general anesthesia, mainly to ensure that the patient is completely still during this fine, meticulous procedure. The opening to the canal that is reconnected in the vas deferens for sperm to flow through is no larger than the period at the end of this sentence and […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi reviews abstracts for Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeon’s meeting

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons hold an annual scientific meeting, which takes place in New Orleans this year.  As Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a leader with an expertise in robot assisted fertility microsurgery, especially robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal, he is honored to be a member of the abstract review committee.  Dr. Kavoussi states, […]

The Role of Sperm Motility

Sperm motility refers to the sperm’s ability to move and swim. Motility is one of several parameters considered in a sperm analysis. Sperm motility is a very important aspect of fertility because sperm need to travel through the reproductive tract to fertilize an egg. Poor sperm motility is a common cause of male infertility.

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FAQ: What is the recovery from vasectomy reversal like?

The recovery is generally very similar to that of the vasectomy. Some soreness and swelling should be expected. Most men are back to their normal routine within a week following vasectomy reversal. It is highly recommended to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for the first 2 weeks after vasectomy reversal.

Study published revealing medical treatment for low testosterone does not significantly increase risk of deep vein thrombosis

Approximately 13.1 million men in the United States are diagnosed with low testosterone, or hypogonadism, annually.  A fair percentage of these men are trying to conceive or wish to maintain fertility potential for the future.  The traditional testosterone replacement medications may be appropriate for hypogonadal men who are done building their families, however; men […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes study on learning curve for surgeons performing robotic vasectomy reversal

The Journal of Robotic Surgery published Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s research on the learning curve for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “When a new technology is applied to a surgical procedure, first it must be proven that it is safe and effective.  We published our study on the effectiveness of robot assisted […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi advocates for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal in Fertility & Sterility journal

As one of the premier robotic vasectomy reversal surgeons nationwide, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was selected to comment on the benefits of robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal over the traditional microsurgical vasectomy reversal technique.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “In surgery we should take advantage of technology which in turn provides us with advantages as surgeons.  Robotics […]

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 […]

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 […]

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% […]