Dr. Parviz Kavoussi writes textbook chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal

As a recognized pioneer and leader in robot assisted vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to write the chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal in Smith’s Textbook of Endourology.  This text is the leading surgical textbook for minimally invasive high technology surgery in urology.  Dr. Kavoussi’s chapter was published in the 4th edition of this text.  The chapter describes …

Treatment for adults with retractile testicles causing discomfort

Many men suffer from a process known as a hyperactive cremaster muscle reflex.  The cremaster muscle is a cylindrical muscle that surrounds all the important structures to and from the testicle, such as arteries, veins, nerves, lymphatic channels, and the vas deferens.  Many men have a hyperactive cremaster muscle which results in the testicle vigorously retracting up to the groin …

Advanced paternal age may impact baby and mom

Vasectomy reversal is the first step in a man’s journey to become a father again after vasectomy.  A fair number of men are interested in achieving this goal a bit later in life.  NBC’s KXAN network interviewed Dr. Kavoussi on the topic of study published out of Stanford evaluating outcomes of neonates and mothers when the male partner was considered …

Is vasectomy bad for a man’s health?

Concerns over health risks associated with vasectomy have been raised over the years and have caused undue alarm about vasectomy.  Such health risk concerns include: heart disease, high blood pressure, prostate cancer, stroke, mental state changes (such as Alzeheimer’s), and testicular cancer.  These concerns were brought about by studies with poor methodology which raised eyebrows.  They have been disproven by …

Dr. Kavoussi publishes study on the demographics of men undergoing vasectomy in urban vs rural settings

Vasectomy is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States, with approximately half a million men undergoing vasectomy annually. A recent study by Dr.’s Kavoussi, Machen, and Bird examined the demographics of men undergoing vasectomy in an urban versus a rural setting. This study aids in characterizing men who ultimately choose vasectomy and may facilitate strategies increasing …

Dr. Kavoussi is named a recipient of outstanding journal reviewer award

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a critical medical journal reviewer who feels very strongly about the importance of strong scientific articles with good methodology being published in scientific journals. Because of this, he dedicates a great deal of time performing the service of reviewing scientific articles for publication for multiple journals including: Journal of Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine, U.S. Pharmacist, …

Study published on targeted microsurgical spermatic cord denervation for men with chronic testicular pain

Chronic testicular pain is one of the most common complaints seen in the urologist’s office, and it continues to be a challenging entity to identify and treat.  Conservative therapy is first-line treatment; however, when conservative treatment fails, surgical intervention may be indicated.  Microsurgical spermatic cord denervation (MSCD), surgery on the microscopic nerves responsible for this type of pain, has become …

The Journal of Robotic Surgery publishes Dr. Kavoussi’s study on learning curve for robotic vasectomy reversal

Dr. Kavoussi’s research on the learning curve for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal was published in the Journal of Robotic Surgery.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “The first thing that must be demonstrated when a new technology is applied to a surgical procedure is safety and effectiveness.  Our study on the effectiveness of robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal was published in 2015.  …