Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award given to Dr. Marc Goldstein

At the annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual scientific meeting and expo, the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award is given to a teacher in reproductive medicine.  The teacher who is awarded this scholarship is recognized as an outstanding educator in reproductive medicine.  The award is made possible through an educational endowment from members of the Kavoussi family. At the …

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s research on drug therapy and semen parameters presented at ASRM

Men who undergo vasectomy reversal and have low testosterone should not be treated with testosterone replacement, as it will suppress sperm production.  There is no clear answer in the scientific research on whether Clomiphene Citrate, a commonly used medication to treat low testosterone in men who want to maintain fertility potential in a way that is not detrimental for sperm, …

The team at AFRM/Westlake IVF presents research on Promescent®’s impact on sperm at American Society for Reproduction Medicine Meeting

Approximately 20-30% of men complain of premature ejaculation, making it one of the most common sexual complaints in men. Promescent®, is a commonly used over the counter desensitizing spray used for the treatment of premature ejaculation. We sought to learn whether this treatment may have an adverse impact on sperm and potentially fertility by performing basic science experiments. Twenty specimens …

Sperm parameters predicting fertility after vasectomy reversal

The mainstay of evaluation of the effectiveness of a vasectomy reversal is the semen analysis that is performed following the procedure, and of course the end-point of achieving a pregnancy.  This is how we assess if the vasectomy reversal was successful or not.  It is not uncommon for semen parameters to be suboptimal early after vasectomy reversals, for example, at …

The benefit of a tissue interposition technique for vasectomy

When a vasectomy is being performed, there are a number of ways it can be performed.  Besides the minimally invasive, no-scalpel technique to make it as easy as possible on patients and minimize complications, Dr. Kavoussi believes the best way to obstruct the vas deferens is with a tissue interposition.  There are a number of techniques that can be used …

The 2017 Texas Monthly Super Doctor Panel Selects Dr. Kavoussi

For the 7th consecutive year, Dr. Kavoussi is named as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor. This select group of doctors are chosen based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. Physicians from different specialties with the highest scores from each group are asked to be on a blue ribbon panel to evaluate the candidates in their respective specialties. …

The durability of robot assisted vasectomy reversal

Many men undergoing vasectomy reversal do so for not only the goal of being able to achieve a pregnancy spontaneously with intercourse, but to potential be able to do so for more than one child. For that reason, vasectomy reversals are performed in a manner to not only be successful temporarily, but to try to remain patent for multiple attempts …

Dr. Kavoussi publishes study on treatment of chronic testicular pain

Chronic testicular pain, also known as orchialgia, is one of the most common complaints seen in urologists office and has traditionally been considered a very difficult diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the clinician. First line management of chronic orchialgia is conservative treatment; however, in men who fail conservative therapy, surgical intervention may be indicated. The science of performing surgical spermatic …

Will semen volume decrease after a vasectomy?

A very commonly asked question after vasectomy is will semen volume drop, or will the vasectomy impact ejaculatory function? Men do not notice a drop in semen volume when they ejaculate after vasectomy either because only 2 percent of the volume comes from the sperm cells made in the testicles. The other 98% of the ejaculate volume comes from downstream …