Male Infertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is named as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor for the 7th consecutive year.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi states, “It is very flattering to be included in this group of outstanding physicians by my peers”. He has been named as a 2018 Texas Monthly Super Doctor, which makes this his 7th consecutive year as he strives to provide super care for his patients.

Do Antihistamines Affect Male Fertility?

A recent study raised the question on whether antihistamines may have an adverse impact on male fertility.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on ABC News on the implications of this study.  Dr. Kavoussi states,“This study was a review article which looked at previous studies on antihistamine effect on testicular function. All the studies included […]

Infertility Jargon: Acronyms You Should Know

If you are seeking fertility treatment you’ll find that there are unfamiliar terms and jargon used. While there are treatment related terms such as IVF, IUI and ICSI that patients commonly come across, what are other terms that are important for patients to know and to learn about? Here are some of the most […]

The Silent Fertility Issue – Understanding Male Infertility

It takes two to make a baby, so why do many think it is only women who have fertility issues?

When it comes to conception and fertility, the focus has centered mainly on women. There is a considerable awareness of female fertility and if a couple is having difficulty in conceiving, the natural conclusion is […]

NIAW 2018: Change the Conversation About Infertility

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is later this month from April 22nd to 28th! This year’s theme is #FliptheScript to help change the conversations so that the community understands how far reaching the issue is and how factors such as insurance, laws, costs, sexual orientation, and religion play in the ability to build a […]

How Reliable is Sperm Morphology in Determining Male Fertility?

Male fertility specialists have numerous tests at their disposal. One of these relates to sperm morphology. Understanding more about sperm morphology provides couples with an additional option for resolving fertility issues.

Sperm morphology involves reviewing a semen sample to measure the size and shape of the sperm in order to determine the percentage of normal […]

AFRM/Westlake IVF publishes study on harmful impact of Promescent® on sperm in vitro

Research experiments performed at the Westlake IVF laboratory revealed that a topical medication commonly used for men with premature ejaculation, called Promescent®, is toxic for sperm cells. The team at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF published these results in Urology Gold Journal. These findings indicate that couples trying to conceive should avoid using […]

Why Men Should Choose Microsurgical Repair of Varicoceles Over Embolization

A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins draining the testicle.  Varicoceles are found in 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting to fertility clinics for subfertility.  Varicoceles have been shown to decrease sperm production (counts), the ability of sperm to swim (motility), and the number of sperm with […]

FAQ: Is it typical to perform ICSI for IVF?

ICSI is recommended in cases of frozen oocytes that are thawed, due to the hardening of the zona pellucida (the cover or “shell” that surrounds the oocyte) when oocytes are frozen. “Standard insemination” for IVF (also known as “conventional” insemination for IVF) does not result in good fertilization rates in the case of frozen-thawed […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi reviews abstracts for American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2017 annual meeting in San Antonio

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, or ASRM, is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine.  The society holds an annual scientific congress and expo to present the latest research and promote treatment for infertile couples.  As a nationally recognized expert in male fertility, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi […]