Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi

AFRM partners with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation services for women with cancer prior to treatment for cancer

The Livestrong Foundation provides the full range of resources for women and men who unfortunately have been diagnosed with cancer. AFRM has partnered with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation for women and men who unfortunately have cancer.  “Fertility preservation is performed prior to cancer therapies that are necessary to treat […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi Receives His 7th Consecutive Year of Patients’ Choice Award

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi, the female fertility specialist of Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, has again been honored with Patients Choice Award, making him a recipient of this distinction for a rare 7 consecutive years (2008-2014).

Patient’s Choice Award is a national award that recognizes physicians who have consistently received high marks in all areas […]

Why Day 5 or 6 trophectoderm biopsy is preferred instead of Day 3 embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic screening/preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGS/PGD)

In some cases, genetic screening and/or testing of embryos may be indicated. Genetic testing of an embryo requires embryo biopsy, a procedure which is performed by an experienced, skilled embryologist in order to obtain cells from an embryo that can be analyzed for preimplantation genetic screening/preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGS/PGD). The embryo’s cells […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is Interviewed on KVUE ABC on Ovarian Reserve Testing Inaccuracy while on Birth Control

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed by KVUE ABC News’ Jim Bergamo about the effects that current birth control use has on ovarian reserve testing.  The interview focuses on the high potential for inaccurate results of ovarian reserve tests such as Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) if a woman is taking birth […]

FAQ: How are eggs grown and retrieved?

For the IVF process, multiple follicles (fluid collections within ovaries) containing eggs are grown to maturity with fertility medications which usually are injectable forms of follicle- stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Follicle growth is measured by serial transvaginal ultrasounds and blood tests to assess estradiol levels. When a solid cohort […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is Interviewed About the Effectiveness of Letrozole (Femara®) for Fertility Among Women with PCOS on KVUE ABC News

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed about the effectiveness of the breast cancer medication letrozole (Femara®) as compared with Clomid citrate (Clomid®) by KVUE ABC News’ Jim Bergamo. The interview highlights a recent study’s findings that, in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), letrozole more effectively induces ovulation and is associated with a higher […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is Interviewed on the Effectiveness of Letrozole (Femara®) for Fertility Among Women with PCOS on TWC News.

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed about the effectiveness of the breast cancer medication letrozole (Femara®) as compared with Clomid citrate (Clomid®) by TWC News’ Todd Boatwright. The focus of the interview is a study which was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Legro et al. The study compared […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi speaks at the Simposio Internacional Endometriosis 2014 in Bogotá, Colombia

A leader in the field of endometriosis-associated infertility, Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was invited as the keynote international speaker at the Simposio Internacional Endometriosis 2014 in Bogotá, Colombia, by the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics of Clínica del Country. The symposium took place on September 11th and 12th at the Hotel Hilton in Bogotá. […]

Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine’s Doctors Write Chapters for the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Handbook for Clinicians

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and Dr. Parviz Kavoussi were both very honored to have the opportunity to contribute chapters to the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Handbook for Clinicians.  This book is a resource for clinicians who provide care for couples with subfertility to use.

http://www.amazon.com/Reproductive-Endocrinology-Infertility-Handbook-Clinicians/dp/096454671X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407654117&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=reproductive+endocrinology+and+infertility+handbook+for+clinicians+2nd+edition

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi wrote chapter 26 on gamete preservation.  Dr. Kavoussi was […]