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 […]
Available data suggest that symptomatic pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with nonpregnant women. The absolute risk for severe COVID-19 among pregnant women is low; however, data indicates an increased risk of ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support, and death reported in pregnant women […]
As more men are waiting until later in life to father children, and more men are being diagnosed with low testosterone at a younger age, there is a fair amount of cross-over in these 2 groups of men. A longstanding challenge in reproductive medicine has been treating men with low testosterone in a fertility […]
Elagolix (Orilissa®) is the first orally-available medication in a class of medications known as gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists. This medication has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe pelvic pain due to endometriosis. In this case report, elagolix was used to treat a […]
Subchorionic hematoma (SCH) is a blood collection that can be visualized at pelvic ultrasound and can be a source of first trimester bleeding and distress for patients. SCH has been found to be more common among pregnancies that are achieved via in vitro fertilization (IVF). The article at the link below was recently published […]
E-cigarette use, or “vaping”, due to statements of greater safety than cigarette smoking, has become more popular among adolescents and pregnant women. Moreover, it has been used more commonly in recent years as an alternative by individuals who are attempting cessation of cigarette smoking. Due to a lack of long-term and second generation data, […]
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi discusses the association between endometriosis and potential adverse pregnancy outcomes on KVUE ABC News
Based on data from a study that was published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology in September 2019, an association was seen between endometriosis and an increased risk of several adverse pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was interviewed by KVUE anchor Mari Salazar regarding the topic of endometriosis and such pregnancy outcomes.
Watch Dr. Kavoussi’s […]
Testing is currently available to test patients for the presence or absence of gene mutations that can be associated with genetic disorders. Genetic carrier testing specifically tests for autosomal recessive and X-linked gene mutations, which some people may have and be unaware of due to the lack of clinical manifestation in carriers who do […]
Austin specialist in female fertility, Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is awarded the Healthgrades Honor Roll, which recognizes leading physicians in the US. What are the criteria to be recognized? Physicians must be board certified and have not received any sanctions or malpractices for a given period of time.
In addition, Dr. Kavoussi works with St. David’s […]