The Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons holds an annual meeting titled minimally invasive surgery week. As a leader in robotic microsurgical vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was selected to review scientific abstracts by minimally invasive surgeons for presentation at that meeting. Dr. Kavoussi states, “It is very exciting to have the opportunity to […]
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 […]
As more men are being diagnosed with hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) at younger ages, a challenge has been treating them with medications to increase testosterone levels in a way that is not detrimental for their sperm production and fertility potential. Traditionally medications such as clomiphene citrate and hCG have been used to stimulate testicular cell […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to serve as a panelist for the section on controversies in men’s health for the south central section of the American Urological Association annual meeting. Dr. Kavoussi was charged with the task of discussing testosterone deficiency, including its treatment options and the potential implications for reproductive health. It has […]
Billed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, the popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has increased in recent years. While e-cigarettes do contain fewer chemicals and may be beneficial in adults as a substitute for smoked tobacco products, they are far from safe. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, heavy metals, and other volatile organic compounds, […]
The Texas Medical Association selects Dr. Luke Machen to participate in their annual leadership college
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership college was established in 2010 in order to foster strong physician leadership in Texas. Each year, a small group of individuals are selected to participate based on their commitment to leadership development, and their desire to contribute both to medicine and their community. Dr. Luke Machen was recently […]
Non-obstructive azoospermia (having a sperm count of zero due to a failure of adequate production of sperm rather than a blockage), arguably poses the most challenging scenario for a couple with infertility. Over the last couple of decades, the technique of microdissection testicular sperm extraction (MicroTESE) has been developed and refined to offer couples […]
Important questions for young couples attempting to conceive have arisen during the pandemic. One such question is, does this illness affect the male reproductive tract? While multiple studies have been performed attempting to address this question, the results have been mixed so far.
Two studies found no evidence of coronavirus in semen an average of […]
Annually, Texas Monthly magazine names a select group of Texas physicians as Super Doctors based on scoring from peers on surveys, research, and a blue ribbon panel review. Over the last decade, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been selected every year. Dr. Kavoussi states, “It is extremely flattering to have been selected for this honor”.
Studies have shown that semen quality has steadily declined since the middle of the 20th century, with one study estimating a 50-60% decrease in sperm counts since the early 1970s. The cause of this decline is unclear, but one potential culprit could be a worsening in diet and nutrition.
One such study examining this topic […]