Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection ( ICSI )

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) refers to the laboratory procedure that involves injecting a single sperm that is picked up with a fine glass needle is injected directly into the egg.

In this process, the embryologist removes the follicle cell surrounding the egg using a medicated enzyme solution. A matured egg is then used in this process and is held by gentle suction in a glass pipette. A glass microneedle is used to inject the single sperm into the innermost part of the egg or cytoplasm.

Cases when ICSI is appropriate

  • Sperm count is low
  • Sperm cannot move properly.
  • TESE following electroejaculation
  • High level of antibodies in semen
  • Low sperm count
  • Failed IVF cycle
  • Vasectomy

ICSI benefits

  • Enables couples to achieve fertility and a healthy pregnancy
  • Enables fertilization when males have low sperm production
  • Selection of superior sperm
  • Elimination of poor quality sperms

This treatment overcomes fertilization barriers and other male infertility problems such as low sperm count or motility problems.