Austin Vasectomy Center is thrilled to announce our newest physician to our clinic, Dr. Luke Machen, a reproductive urologist. Dr Machen will be serving male patients in our newest location, the Round Rock office. Now patients in North Austin, Round Rock, and Georgetown, can enjoy a shorter drive to see us.
We’re fortunate to have Dr. Machen join our team. By joining with Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, Austin Vasectomy now has the only two fellowship-trained specialists in Reproductive Urology and Vasectomy Reversal in the Austin and Round Rock metropolitan area. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Machen, read his bio and CV.
We had the opportunity to sit and ask him some questions, here’s what he had to say:
What inspired you to become a physician?
My grandfather had a life-threatening medical emergency in the stands of one of my football games in high school. The PA announcer called for help, and several physicians responded, including the surgeon who would operate on him later that night. I was struck by how knowledgeable and focused the surgeon seemed, and his compassion for my family during this very challenging time stuck with me to this day.
Why did you decide to specialize in reproductive urology and vasectomy reversals?
There is nothing quite as rewarding as helping struggling couples to have children. Also I loved the operations – particularly those involving the operative microscope. It seemed very gratifying to me to become an expert at such meticulous surgeries.
Why did you decide to join the Austin Vasectomy team?
I had the chance to get to know Dr. Parviz Kavoussi and Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi as a resident at Scott and White in Temple, TX. From my time with them, it was obvious they valued doing the right things for the right reasons, which was important to me. I also think the practice set up is unique. Fertility problems often involve both partners. Having male and female fertility specialists sharing work space and bouncing ideas off each other allows us to deliver the best possible care to couples.
What are leisure activities you hope to do in Austin?
My wife and I are looking forward to eating our way through Austin, and we’re hoping to make it to a few concerts. We are excited about the local music and the local food establishments unique to Austin. We’ve also enjoyed taking our basset hound Heidi for walks around our neighborhood.