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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and patients Karin and William Baker are interviewed on KEYE CBS News on Mother’s Day about embryo transfer during Austin’s recent ice storm
During the recent ice storm in the Austin area in mid-February of this year, an Austin couple was able to have their embryo transfer at Westlake IVF. “It took ultimate teamwork to be able to perform IVF procedures for our patients during the ice storm”, said Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi. “We needed to have one […]
Do COVID-19 vaccines adversely affect fertility? In December 2020, there was misinformation via a post on social media, which falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines negatively impact fertility. The theory, which has been shown to be untrue, was that the antibodies generated by the COVID-19 vaccination would not only defend the body against the spike […]
March 14 – 20th this year is Patient Safety Awareness Week. We believe that safe patient outcome is of utmost importance. For patients who are seeking infertility treatment, here is a short list of what to look for to ensure you are getting care that puts safety first:
1) Work with a fertility specialist with […]
At this year’s American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual meeting, Dr. Leon Speroff was given the 2020 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award. A leading reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Speroff’s accomplishments include founder of the journal, Prostaglandins and a former ASRM president.
About the Award:
The Kavoussi Family Teacher Award was established in 2014 to honor teachers in the field of reproductive medicine. […]
The Kavoussi family created an annual award for a teacher in the field of reproductive medicine through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). This award is intended to support such teachers with the recognition that all fertility specialists are able to provide care for patients and advance research in the field of reproductive […]
American men are becoming less fertile as a population over the decades. Men have a significantly lower sperm count than they did 50 years ago. A great deal of research is directed towards identifying potential reasons for this trend to see if there is a way it may be corrected. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was […]
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 […]
Austin based male fertility expert, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is on the Healthgrades honor roll. Healthgrades Recognized Doctors are physicians who are board certified in their specialty, have never had their license surrendered or revoked, and are free of sanctions or malpractices at the time of designation.
Healthgrades also list some of Dr. Kavoussi’s other recognitions: