Male Fertility

The team at AFRM has a 71% sperm retrieval rates with microTESE for men with sperm count of zero

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 […]

Does Coronavirus negatively affect the male reproductive tract? The evidence so far

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 […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi named Texas Monthly Super Doctor for 10th consecutive year

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”.

Study finds poor diets may negatively affect semen parameters

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 […]

The Role of Male Sex Hormones

While female hormones may get more media attention, male hormones are just as critical to reproductive health. When the body produces too little or too much of any of the male sex hormones, it can have a detrimental effect. A thorough check-up with a urologist who specializes in male reproductive/sexual health may be the […]

A form of testosterone replacement that can maintain sperm production

Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, is a common diagnosis made in over 13 million men in the United States annually.  The challenge in men wanting to maintain fertility potential who are hypogonadal has been that all the traditional forms of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) such as gels and injections suppress sperm production to […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi contributes the reproductive anatomy chapter in Campbell’s textbook of urology

Campbell’s textbook of urology is considered the most prestigious complete urologic textbook, often referred to as the “bible of urology”.  This is the primary text used for training medical students and urology residents in training, as well as for practicing urologists keeping up to date in the field.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, a recognized expert […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to lecture at Baylor College of Medicine

The physicians at AFRM strongly believe in couples care for fertility. Fertility is the only issue in medicine where two people must be optimized for successful outcomes. The reproductive endocrinology and infertility division at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston invited Dr. Parviz Kavoussi as a guest lecturer to teach about all aspects of […]

Most Patients See Improvement in Sperm Counts by 6 months following Varicocele Surgery

Varicoceles represent a common correctable etiology of subfertility in men, present in approximately 40% of men with primary infertility. Varicoceles may be addressed with a specialized operation that uses an operative microscope to divide the dilated veins. While it has been established that most men will have improved semen parameters following surgery for varicoceles, […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi reviews abstract for SLS minimally invasive surgery week

As an expert in robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was privileged to review abstracts for the 2020 minimally invasive surgery week at the Society of Lapraroendoscopic Surgeons meeting.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It is always a pleasure to have such opportunities to review scientific research abstracts in minimally invasive surgery and getting […]