Dr. Parviz Kavoussi

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents on male infertility at St. David’s Grand Rounds

The field of male infertility is rapidly changing and advancing.  As the level of science improves, so do the diagnostics and clinical options for infertile men. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, a leading expert in the field of male fertility, was invited to present a comprehensive review on male fertility at the St. David’s Medical Center […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi discusses testosterone therapy that can preserve sperm production

The annual Androgen Society Meeting took place in Orlando, Florida this year. At this conference, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi lectured on a form of testosterone therapy that allows for sperm production to continue in most men, in contrast to other forms of testosterone therapy modalities which suppress sperm production.  The intranasal gel Natesto, a form […]

Q&A: Gold Standard in Male Fertility Evaluation

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, male fertility specialist answers the question, “Is there a gold standard in male infertility evaluation?”

The conventional semen analysis has been the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, and it is useful in many circumstances but is far from a perfect predictor of male fertility potential.  There has been a focus over […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi judges abstracts for SLS minimally invasive surgery week

The Society of Larparoendoscopic Surgeon’s holds its annual scientific meeting with its minimally invasive surgery week, presenting the latest and greatest in minimally invasive surgery. As a recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was charged with the task to judge and review scientific abstracts for acceptance into the meeting. Dr. Kavoussi […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors research paper evaluating cytocentrifugation to help isolate sperm cells.

In men diagnosed with azoospermia (sperm count of zero in the semen) by the standard recommended laboratory procedure, a few sperm cells may be identified in the semen following additional centrifugation.  When these very few sperm cells are found, the diagnosis is changed from azoospermia to cryptozoospermia.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authored a research paper […]

Dr Parviz Kavoussi leads conference on medical treatment for male infertility

There are a lot of misconceptions about medications that can improve male infertility.  Unfortunately, most data shows that most medications used to improve male fertility do not significantly improve sperm parameters, pregnancy, or live birth rates, except for fairly rare specific situations.  Similarly, vitamins and supplements have not been proven to improve male fertility […]

Dr Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on antisperm antibodies

Antisperm antibodies (ASA) are formed as a result of an abnormal exposure of mature sperm cells to the immune system.  ASA testing is a high-level andrology laboratory test that is offered at Westlake IVF for infertile men who meet criteria for this complex testing.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi states, “ASA can be a cause of […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi discusses the impact of COVID 19 infection on male fertility

As the pandemic has continued to impact more people getting infected with COVID 19, more data has been evaluated on the effect of the virus in different areas of health.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on CBS news regarding a new study published in Fertility & Sterility assessing COVID 19 infection impact on male […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on sperm vitality

Sperm vitality is a laboratory assessment of whether sperm cells are alive or not.  It is an important adjunct to be considered when basic semen analyses reveal specific concerning findings.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was part of an international consortium to write a comprehensive scientific article on the diagnosis and management of men with poor […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s study indicates that men converting from clomiphene to Natesto desiring maintenance of spermatogenesis should be followed closely

A longstanding dilemma in male reproductive medicine has been the treatment of low testosterone in men desiring to maintain fertility.  As the majority of testosterone replacement options such as gels and injections diminish sperm production, the primary option has traditionally been the off-label use of clomiphene citrate (CC) to increase serum testosterone levels in […]