As marijuana use is legalized in more states and it becomes more socially acceptable to use it recreationally, use of this drug has increased. This holds true for couples of reproductive age who may be trying to conceive. Accordingly, it is critical that doctors understand how marijuana use may affect fertility preservation so that […]
Austin Fertility is excited to announce our newest physician to our clinic, Dr. Luke Machen, a reproductive urologist, who will be serving male patients in Round Rock, our newest location. Now patients in Round Rock and the greater North Austin area can enjoy a shorter drive to see us.
We’re fortunate to have Dr. Machen […]
Smith’s Textbook of Endourology is widely considered the leading surgical textbook for urologic surgeons performing minimally invasive high technology surgery. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, as a leading expert in robot assisted vasectomy reversal, was selected to contribute the chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal in the 4th edition of this text. The chapter includes the […]
Although the basic semen analysis is the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, assessing the semen volume, sperm count, motility, and morphology has essentially been the same way the semen has been evaluated since the 1600’s when sperm was first looked at under a microscope. There is a need for more advanced testing of […]
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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 […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes review article on low testosterone treatment in a fertility preserving manner.
Over 13 million men are diagnosed with hypogonadism (low testosterone) in the United States annually. A previously published study, the Hypogonadism in Men trial, revealed that 39% of men are hypogonadal by the age of 45 and it is not uncommon to see men in much younger ages with hypogonadism these days. This means […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.