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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]