Male Fertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on retrograde ejaculation

Retrograde ejaculation is a disorder that results in a substantial redirection of semen backwards, so to speak, to the bladder, instead of going the correct direction outward through the urethra.  There can be a number of causes of retrograde ejaculation such as pelvic/prostate surgery, pelvic radiation, uncontrolled diabetes, multiple sclerosis, retroperitoneal surgery, and certain […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on leukocytospermia

Leukocytospermia, or an elevation of white blood cells in the semen, is a marker of infection or inflammation in the male reproductive tract.  When activated, white blood cells can generate high levels of reactive oxygen species resulting in oxidative stress which has been correlated with poor sperm quality, increased levels of sperm DNA damage […]

Exercise and Male Fertility: Does Type of Exercise Matter?

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are manifold, and it helps that Austin consistently ranks as one of the best for active lifestyles. These benefits may extend to fertility, as overall data shows that exercise can have positive effects on semen parameters.

That being said, some exercises may provide more benefit than others. In identifying […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi named Texas Monthly Super Doctor for 11th consecutive year

A select group of physicians in each specialty are selected as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor.  This honor is awarded based on ranking by peers based on surveys, research, and blue ribbon panel review.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been named as a super doctor for the 11th consecutive year.

Dr Parviz Kavoussi provides commentary on data confirming COVID 19 mRNA vaccines not harmful for male fertility

With undue concern about the COVID 19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) having an adverse impact on male fertility, due primarily to social media misinformation, data was needed to disprove this.  A study out of the University of Miami was published in JAMA revealing no worsening of semen parameters after receiving the vaccine.  Dr. Parviz […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is featured on Lifetime’s Balancing Act discussing treatment of testosterone deficiency in a fertility preserving manner

One of the long-standing challenges in men with testosterone deficiency has been treatment for this condition in a manner that does not suppress sperm production but also optimizes symptomatic response to treatment.  Traditional testosterone replacement treatments, such as gels and intramuscular injections, significantly suppress sperm production.  This has left limited treatment options for men […]

Varicocele Repair Leads to a Happy Father’s Day

A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which damage testicular cell function and can have an adverse impact on sperm production.  Varicoceles are found in 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting for male fertility evaluations, making a varicocele the most common correctable cause of […]

AFRM opens andrology laboratory at South Austin location for semen analyses and IUIs

Andrology laboratory services are a crucial need in the care of fertility patients. These services include the semen analysis, which is the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, as well as higher level functional testing such as sperm DNA fragmentation testing. Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF has traditionally offered such diagnostic andrology services […]

Can the COVID-19 vaccine impact a man’s fertility? Dr. Parviz Kavoussi responds in the Austin American Statesman.

Although the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more widespread, there are still concerns that have arisen regarding it.  One concern is whether the vaccine may impact a man’s fertility in an adverse manner.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed by the Austin American Statesman regarding this.  He states, “There is no data indicating that the vaccine […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi reviews scientific abstracts for SLS minimally invasive surgery conference

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 […]