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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Couples seeking fertility help to start a family should know that lifestyle, diet, and health can impact the ability to conceive. The steps that they take before, during and after fertility treatments may improve their odds of getting pregnant.
The results of fertility treatments may be more positive when the couple keeps their overall health […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was one of the three selected specialists in robot assisted vasectomy reversal invited to write about the pros of this technique in an article in the medical journal Fertility & Sterility. The Journal of Urology recently published a commentary on this article commenting on robot assisted vasectomy reversal. Dr. Kavoussi, a […]
A longstanding dilemma in male fertility is how to treat men with low testosterone in a manner that is not bad for their fertility. With the growing population of men in the US being diagnosed with hypogonadism (low testosterone) every year, a larger group of men in the age range where they still want […]
There are 13.1 million men in the United States diagnosed with low testosterone, or hypogonadism, annually. Many men seek treatment but the traditional testosterone replacement options such as topical gels, injections, pellets, and patches suppress sperm production and can have an adverse impact on a man’s fertility. Off-label use of a SERM, an oral […]
A crucial component of the advancement of medical science in an evidence-based manner to help optimize practice patterns for the best patient care is through the publication of scientific medical journal articles. As an expert in male fertility, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a peer-reviewer of studies submitted for publication to over a dozen of […]
Traditionally, men who want to maintain fertility potential or are trying to achieve a pregnancy with their spouse/partner have been deterred from being on testosterone replacement for low testosterone. The reason for this is that all of the classic testosterone replacement medications including topical gels, injections, patches, and pellets, suppress the signaling command hormones […]
Men and adolescents who are undergoing medical treatments that might negatively affect their future fertility may want to consider sperm cryopreservation. Although such measures have been available since at least the 1970s, these options tend to be underutilized by men who are faced with gonadotoxic treatment.
Gonadotoxic treatment generally refers to any medical procedures that […]