Male Fertility

Men with Klinefelter Syndrome Can Still Be Fathers Using Own Sperm Through MicroTESE

One in every 500 men is born with an extra X chromosome, with a karyotype of 47, XXY rather than the typical 46, XY male karyotype.  This is known as Klinefelter Syndrome and is the most common genetic variation which impacts a man’s fertility.  Men with pure Klinefelter Syndrome are nearly universally azoospermic with […]

Why Younger Men Should Care about Low Testosterone

Having low testosterone (low T) levels is usually considered a problem in older men. In fact, men over the age of 40 begin experiencing a 3 percent reduction in testosterone levels. However, younger men can also have lower testosterone levels, which can have a big impact on male fertility.

 

Causes of Low T Levels in […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi reviews abstracts for Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeon’s meeting

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons hold an annual scientific meeting, which takes place in New Orleans this year.  As Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a leader with an expertise in robot assisted fertility microsurgery, especially robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal, he is honored to be a member of the abstract review committee.  Dr. Kavoussi states, […]

The Role of Sperm Motility

Sperm motility refers to the sperm’s ability to move and swim. Motility is one of several parameters considered in a sperm analysis. Sperm motility is a very important aspect of fertility because sperm need to travel through the reproductive tract to fertilize an egg. Poor sperm motility is a common cause of male infertility.

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Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes study on learning curve for surgeons performing robotic vasectomy reversal

The Journal of Robotic Surgery published Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s research on the learning curve for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “When a new technology is applied to a surgical procedure, first it must be proven that it is safe and effective.  We published our study on the effectiveness of robot assisted […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi advocates for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal in Fertility & Sterility journal

As one of the premier robotic vasectomy reversal surgeons nationwide, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was selected to comment on the benefits of robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal over the traditional microsurgical vasectomy reversal technique.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “In surgery we should take advantage of technology which in turn provides us with advantages as surgeons.  Robotics […]

The Importance of Testosterone

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that serves many roles in the body. Along with regulating muscle mass, fat distribution, and red blood cell production, testosterone also helps regulate libido and male fertility.

All men naturally experience a decline in testosterone with age. After the age of 30, testosterone levels decrease by around 2% […]

What Should Your Semen Analysis Tell You?

There are many labs which run semen analysis, but for the optimal male fertility evaluation, there are certain components that should always be included to help assess a man’s fertility potential. The very basics are the pH, semen volume, concentration (number of sperm per mL of semen), count (total number of sperm in the […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes basic science research on functional issues that can impact male fertility

Male fertility is a complex issue with many potential causes of subfertility. Typically, we think of low sperm counts, or poorly swimming sperm having an adverse impact on a man’s fertility, however, functional issues such as erectile dysfunction (ED) can impact a couple’s ability to conceive as well. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi published a basic […]

The impact of testicular torsion on a man’s future fertility

Testicular torsion is an abnormal twisting of the testicle and spermatic cord resulting in severe pain and a lack of blood flow to the testicle.  Although testicular torsion can occur at any age, the peak incidence is between 12 and 18 years of age.  One out of every 4,000 men below the age of […]