Although the following are highlights of the process that are hopefully helpful in terms of providing a general overview, consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) provides more detailed information regarding the oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) process. Female age and ovarian reserve testing are the two most important predictors of a successful egg freezing cycle. […]
Testing is currently available to test patients for the presence or absence of gene mutations that can be associated with genetic disorders. Genetic carrier testing specifically tests for autosomal recessive and X-linked gene mutations, which some people may have and be unaware of due to the lack of clinical manifestation in carriers who do […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a reviewer for scientific journals for methodology and content to decide what scientific research articles should or should not be published in medical journals. He performs this service for a number of medical journals including: Journal of Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine, U.S. Pharmacist, Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical […]
It is preferred to perform vasectomy reversal under general anesthesia, mainly to ensure that the patient is completely still during this fine, meticulous procedure. The opening to the canal that is reconnected in the vas deferens for sperm to flow through is no larger than the period at the end of this sentence and […]
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.
The recovery is generally very similar to that of the vasectomy. Some soreness and swelling should be expected. Most men are back to their normal routine within a week following vasectomy reversal. It is highly recommended to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for the first 2 weeks after vasectomy reversal.
Study published revealing medical treatment for low testosterone does not significantly increase risk of deep vein thrombosis
Approximately 13.1 million men in the United States are diagnosed with low testosterone, or hypogonadism, annually. A fair percentage of these men are trying to conceive or wish to maintain fertility potential for the future. The traditional testosterone replacement medications may be appropriate for hypogonadal men who are done building their families, however; men […]
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 […]