Infertility is a physical problem and as both the partners are involved, the problem might occur in any one of them. As per the reports, 40% of infertility cases among couples occur due to male-infertility issues. The underlying causes of this can be a low sperm count, poor quality sperms, or abnormality in the sperms.
In most of the infertility cases in men, a traditional ICSI procedure is recommended by our Infertility Specialist in Pune. An embryologist visually examines the sperm using a microscope with magnification power up to 400x and select the normal quality sperms that further gets inject into the female egg for embryo development. At times, few complicated cases fail to identify good quality sperm samples or the sperm count is very abnormal. Under such circumstances, our IVF doctors in Pune prescribe the selection of sperms through IMSI (Intracytoplasmic Morphological Sperm Injection), an enhanced version of ICSI.
What is Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI)?
In simple words, IMSI or Intracytoplasmic Morphological Sperm is an enhanced version of ICSI used in IVF treatment to select quality sperms using a highly-magnified digital imaging microscope.
IMSI or Intracytoplasmic Morphological Sperm Injection is a medical procedure performed using a high-powered microscope with magnification up to 6000x to examine the sperms. These magnified enlarged images of sperm samples let the embryologist spot for any abnormalities or structural changes that were quite challenging to identify in conventional methods of IVF. Using the Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) method for sperm selection helps in collecting the normal quality sperms with standard morphology, very important part of the overall fertilization process.
IMSI is recommended to patients if:
• The male partner has a very low sperm count
• Abnormal sperm cells
• Poor outcome results of previous ICSI treatment
IMSI treatment and IVF
IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) is an extended procedure of Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) treatment. The good quality sperms are collected through IMSI and injected inside the female egg to carry further with embryo development. The high-power driven microscope allows the embryologist to get into the detailed structure of the sperm samples. With Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI), an inflating successful rate of maternity and delivery rates have been witnessed in medical science. IVF guarantees more percentage of assurance to the couples fighting infertility.
Why Choose Saishree IVF?
SaiShree IVF has constantly maintained its level of excellence when it comes to delivering ideal medical treatments. A team of skillful and best IVF doctor in Pune will safeguard your hope to become proud parents of a healthy baby. We are well-versed with the amount of pain a couple has to go through while struggling with infertility and hence, they always have our back support. Consult our expert doctor’s team regarding various infertility treatment options or visit for a one-on-one talk. After all, when it is about family planning, there must not be any room left for doubts.