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 …

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi honored to review abstracts for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting

As a worldwide leader in the use of the robotic platform rather than operative microscope for male fertility microsurgery, Dr. Parivz Kavoussi was selected as a scientific abstract reviewer to assess the quality of abstracts being submitted for the minimally invasive surgery week of the 2017 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting in San Francisco. He states, “It is really an …

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is selected to be a scientific abstract reviewer for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2017 annual meeting

The primary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine in the United States is the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, also known as ASRM. Annually, ASRM holds an annual scientific congress and expo to present the latest research and promote treatment for infertile couples in a selected city across the United States. Dr. Parviz …

What happens to sperm after a vasectomy?

This is a commonly thought of question among men considering vasectomy. When a vasectomy is performed, the millions of sperm cells made every day in the testicles continue to be produced. Where do they go? What happens to them? Even in men who have not had a vasectomy, approximately 80% of the sperm cells never make it out of the …