Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi speaks at, and chairs, the Infertility session at the BIT ICGO-2016 Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was invited to speak at, and serve as chair, of the Infertility session at the International Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics -2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  The congress took place from May 28th through May 30th at the Hesperia Tower Hotel, and his presentation was about robotic-assisted tubal anastomosis with one-stitch technique. […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi speaks at the BIT International Congress of Genetics 2016 Congress in Dalian, China

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was invited to speak at the International Congress of Genetics-2016 in Dalian, China.  The congress took place from April 25th through April 28th at the Dalian International Conference Center, and his presentation was about the first reported case of live birth which resulted from IVF/ICSI with donor oocytes of a donor […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about the effects of common over-the-counter pain relievers on women’s fertility

A recent presentation of data by Dr. Sami Salman at the 2015 European League Against Rheumatism Congress has brought attention to the topic of the potential effect of NSAIDs on delaying or preventing ovulation during the month that the NSAIDs are taken. Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was recently interviewed on KVUE AMC News by Jim […]

Study shows that AMH predicts surplus good quality blastocyst cryopreservation

Couples who proceed with IVF hope to achieve a live birth with their fresh IVF cycle and most also hope to have surplus embryos for cryopreservation in order to have the opportunity for future attempts at pregnancy. In prior studies in the medical literature, AMH has been shown to predict ovarian response to gonadotropins, […]

What are the stages of an IVF treatment cycle?

A fresh IVF cycle consists of a medication regimen also referred to as a “stimulation protocol”, during which the eggs within follicles in the ovaries are grown as is the endometrial lining of the uterus. Monitoring the growth of follicles and the endometrial lining is performed by transvaginal ultrasound and when the oocytes (eggs) […]

Groundbreaking Treatment for CAH and TARTS Helps Tumor Removal and Sperm Retrieval Simultaneously

The doctors from Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine recently presented research at the 31st European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. The research led to a new treatment algorithm for men with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and bilateral testicular adrenal rest tumors (TARTs). These patients have overproduction of testosterone […]

Study Suggests Solar Activity Affects Infant Survival and Women’s Fertility

A recent study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B showed that individuals born in a solar maximum period (more ultraviolet radiation) had a 5.2 year shorter lifespan, on average, than those born in a solar minimum timeframe (less ultraviolet radiation). Furthermore, women with lower socioeconomic status who were born in a […]

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have ovaries that produce excessive amounts of male sex hormone androgen and insufficient amount of the hormones needed to trigger ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovaries. Irregular or absence of menstrual cycles is a common sign of PCOS. Because the ovulation process is […]

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Explained

While many couples struggling with infertility recognize that they have the option of pregnancy through in vitro fertilization, the specifics of the procedure can be a bit of a mystery.

What actually happens during IVF?

While every clinic has its own unique IVF technique, generally, a woman undergoing the procedure is first given a medication for […]

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2014-2019 Strategic Plan

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine held a retreat in April 2014 in order to develop the Strategic Plan for the organization to span the years 2014-2019.  The goals of the Strategic Plan encompass the following:  Communications, Continuous Professional Development, Impacting Reproductive Care, Research, Engaging the Profession, Global Outreach, and Organizational Stability.  “The ASRM […]