Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is named as a 2018 Texas Monthly Super Doctor.

Texas Monthly publishes its list of Super Doctors annually, physicians which are regarded as the top of their field by their peers.  Dr. Kavoussi has been named a Super Doctor every year since 2012 and is very honored to be in this prestigious group of physicians for the 6th consecutive year.

Vasectomy without metal clips

There have been many different methods that have been used to occlude the vas deferens during vasectomy to try to make it as effective as a permanent sterilization as possible.  Although there is no form of contraception that is exactly 100% for everyone forever, vasectomy techniques strive for as close to 100% effectiveness long term as possible.  At Austin Center …

Dr. Kavoussi presents result on targeted microsurgical denervation of spermatic cord for testicular pain at AUA meeting

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents his research validating a targeted microsurgical technique for spermatic cord denervation.  Testicular pain is a common complaint that affects many men in the United States.  When anatomic or pathologic processes cannot be identified, such as infection, masses, or other anatomic sources of pain, surgical treatment may be indicated.  Traditionally, microsurgical spermatic cord denervation has been performed …

Dr. Kavoussi presents research on factors impacting couple’s decision making between vasectomy reversal and sperm retrieval/IVF in San Francisco at the AUA meeting.

There were over 16,000 urologists attending from all over the world at the 2018 American Urological Association national meeting in San Francisco.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presented his research on the factors that impact a couple’s decision making when the male partner has had a vasectomy and the couple is interested in achieving a pregnancy.  Two options are available for such …

Dr. Kavoussi writes commentary in Hinman’s Atlas of Urologic Surgery textbook

As a regarded expert in the field of testicular pain, Dr. Kavoussi was selected to write a chapter in the Hinman’s Atlas of Urologic Surgery textbook.  This text is a widely used book outlining procedures in urologic surgery utilized by urologists and resident and fellows in training.  Dr. Kavoussi’s commentary is on simple orchiectomy, surgical removal of the testicle for …

Dr. Kavoussi publishes study on factors impacting couples’ decision making between vasectomy reversal and sperm retrieval/IVF.

Five-hundred thousand men in the United States undergo vasectomy annually.  Approximately 6% of these men will change their minds about their choice of having undergone surgical contraception.  The two options facing couples who want to conceive when the male partner has previously undergone vasectomy are vasectomy reversal (VR) or sperm retrieval (SR) with in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI).  There …

Dr. Kavoussi serves on the executive advisory board of RAMSES advancing the use of robot assisted microsurgery.

Dr. Kavoussi has been a leading advocate for the use of robotics in the assistance with microsurgery, such as with vasectomy reversals. He states, “adding the precision of a machine to the skill and knowledge of anatomy and tissue handling for microsurgery has significantly advanced the field. Robotics provide the surgeon certain technical and ergonomic surgical advantages which just cannot …

Toxic impact of Promescent on sperm published in Urology Gold Journal

Dr. Kavoussi and his laboratory team found that a commonly used topical medication for premature ejaculation, Promescent, is toxic for sperm. For men who undergo vasectomy reversal, surgical success is the first step. The couple then needs to optimize their odds of success at conception by avoiding exposures that have an adverse impact on their ability to achieve a pregnancy. …

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 …