Dr. Parviz Kavoussi

Chd5: A Key Protein in Male Fertility and Disease Protection

A powerful protein known as Chd5 is critical to male fertility, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. The protein is vital to the production of healthy sperm that are capable of fertilizing an egg.

Chd5 plays a major role in the regulation of chromatin remodeling, a crucial part of sperm development where […]

Landmark study by Dr. Parviz Kavoussi examines the role of cellular connections and their importance in erectile function

With approximately 30 million men in the US suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) annually, more emphasis is needed on basic science research to help with the understanding of the mechanisms to help with new treatments and with ways to prevent this issue.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi recently published a ground breaking article in the journal […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi goes on air with Time Warner Cable News to discuss new study linking male infertility with other health problems

A new study reveals that deficiencies in sperm parameters may be linked with other health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on Time Warner Cable News regarding this data and states, “It is actually unlikely that subfertility is contributing to these types of medical problems.  It […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents his unprecedented treatment of men with infertility due to congenital adrenal hyperplasia and testicular tumors at the American Society of Andrology meeting

Men born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) have an impaired ability to produce the hormones cortisol and aldosterone from their adrenal glands, the glands that are positioned above the kidneys. This results in an overproduction of the signaling hormone adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the pituitary gland to try to push the adrenals to make these […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about the impact of chemicals in sunscreen on male fertility

As the cold days of winter are finally passing and we are headed into another sunny summer in Austin, Texas, couples trying to conceive may need to be more aware of chemicals in sunscreen.  Reproductive Urologist from Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, was just interviewed on ABC Nightly News regarding […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes a review article on vasectomy reversal in the World Journal of Clinical Urology

As a renowned expert in vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has written a review article on vasectomy reversal which has been published in the World Journal of Clinical Urology. This review article discusses the appropriate evaluation of men interested in vasectomy reversal, techniques of performing vasectomy reversal with tips and caution for pitfalls, and […]

Is Protein Juno The Key to Understanding Fertilization?

The discovery of a protein vital to the complex dance that allows an egg and sperm to combine to form an embryo may lead to new options for fertility treatments.
Named for the Roman goddess of fertility, the newly discovered Juno protein is present on the surface of an egg cell. It binds with its […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes a study looking at the importance of changes in microRNA in erectile dysfunction due to blood flow issues related to poor diet.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was involved with research to look at possible biologic changes in penis in men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and the findings were recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

MicroRNAs are molecules that regulate gene expression and play roles in blood vessel injuries and changes. This study used […]

Space Travel Damages Sperm Cells

Space travel may damage sperm cells and cause infertility, according to a new study completed by
researchers from the University of Kansas. For the study, male rats were placed in a situation that
mimicked zero gravity. After being in these conditions, the rats still had a strong urge to mate, but they
were unable to produce functional […]

5 Ways to Boost Your Sperm Health

While male infertility is not always preventable, there are things that men can do to protect the health of
their sperm cells. Recent scientific studies in the field of male infertility provide quite a few simple
suggestions for men interested in optimizing their fertility.

Recommendations to get enough sleep, incorporate healthy foods like carrots and walnuts into […]