Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Should you opt for it?

Even after a year of meticulously scheduled and unprotected sex, an inability to conceive is classified as infertility. In many relationships, this is a severe problem. Many infertile couples have been able to create and deliver a child thanks to advances in technology and the development of ART. ART procedures include intracytoplasmic morphologically selected (IMS) sperm injection, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and others.

What is ICSI?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection means direct injection of a single sperm cell directly into the cytoplasm of an egg. During ICSI, the egg’s cytoplasm is manually injected with one sperm cell to fertilize.


IVF and ICSI share many of the same stages. During ICSI, the ovaries are stimulated, and single or multiple oocytes are harvested (eggs). If the semen sample is devoid of sperm, various sperm retrieval techniques may be used on the same day that the semen sample is taken 

An egg is held in place by an adapted pipette, and then the sperm is imprisoned in a hollow and picked up with a very sharp needle. The sperm cell is then injected into the egg’s cytoplasm using a hand carefully introduced through the shell. Checking for evidence of fertilization on the following day is a standard procedure. The method is very similar to IVF, with the embryo being transferred back into the uterus for implantation after fertilization. Assisted hatching may be used with embryo transfer to boost the likelihood of implantation.

Is it right for you?

Both male and female infertility can contribute to infertility. Depending on the cause of infertility, a different treatment is recommended. ICSI is the most excellent option in cases of infertility like this.

  • Sperm counts are low.
  • There is a big percentage of the population that has slow sperm.
  • There is a large amount of sperm with unusual shapes.
  • Retrieval procedures like MESA/PESA extract sperm from the epididymis or testes. It is frequently done if the azoospermia is either obstructed or not obstructed.
  • Ejaculatory problems are caused by various conditions, such as medical or physical injury.
  • Preventing genetic disorders by screening embryos is a must.
  • Conventional IVF has a poor record of success in the past.


ICSI is the treatment of choice when male infertility is to blame for the inability to conceive a child. ICSI may be used when semen parameters are unfavorable, or sperm quality is low to boost the chances of having a successful pregnancy. Our team of experts has conducted IVF, ICSI, and other advanced reproductive technologies. Using the most up-to-date equipment, we ensure you receive the best possible care in the most comfortable surroundings.


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