Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a specialized technique used in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to enhance the chances of fertilization and increase the success rate of the procedure. ICSI involves the direct injection of a single sperm into an egg using a micro-needle. This precise and targeted approach is particularly beneficial in cases where there are male factor infertility issues or where previous IVF attempts have failed to achieve fertilization.

ICSI Process

The IVF cycle with ICSI is conducted similarly to a non-ICSI cycle, with a few exceptions. After the eggs are retrieved, instead of mixing the sperm with the egg, the embryologist uses a thin glass pipette to immobilize the sperm, draws it into the pipette and then injects it directly into the egg’s cytoplasm. Since the egg is the size of a pinpoint, it is a sophisticated technique requiring a high-powered microscope, tiny glass pipettes and instruments that translate hand movements into extremely fine movements of the pipettes.

The ICSI procedure has revolutionized the field of reproductive medicine, offering new hope for couples struggling with male factor infertility or previous failed IVF attempts. Our skilled embryologists are highly experienced in performing ICSI, ensuring the highest level of precision and success for our patients.

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