Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is one of the most significant advances in ART history in the last 20 years. Only mature eggs can be inseminated. Insemination, whether it is natural or Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), occurs in the afternoon of the retrieval day (Day 0).
During the ICSI procedure, an egg is stabilized under the microscope with a special micro-holding pipette; and a single sperm is picked up by a small needle and injected directly into the egg. Fertilization will be evaluated after18 to 22 hours. ICSI is recommended for male patients who had prior failure in fertilization experiences or significant anti-sperm bodies.
ICSI has a significantly higher fertilization rate; we recommend most of the patients doing ICSI..
ICSI is recommended for:
Men with low sperm count
Men with abnormal sperm in terms of genetics, shape, size and motility.
Previously failed IVF because of lack of fertilization.
Men who have undergone vasectomies that cannot be reversed. In this case the sperm is harvested through PESA or TeSA
Men with erectile dysfunction and/or problems with ejaculation
ICSI has revolutionized the treatment of infertility and helped couples that had absolutely no hope of becoming parents.