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What is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)?

ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) refers to a fertility procedure in which a single sperm is injected into a mature egg via a glass needle called micropipette. ICSI is almost similar to the conventional IVF procedure. The only difference between the two procedures is the method of fertilization.

ICSI is carried out in a laboratory under the expert supervision of embryologists and is best suited in cases where the male partner is suffering from a reproductive health condition.

Who Can Choose ICSI?

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection offers you and your partner a chance to have a baby. Men with severe infertility issues can also opt for ICSI treatment in Pune, at Saishree IVF. The benefit of this procedure is limitless, and is best suited for couples where the male partner is suffering from the following conditions:

  • Low sperm count
  • Poor sperm mobility
  • Undergone vasectomy treatment
  • Tried IVF procedure with no success result
  • Physical blockage in the male reproductive tract
  • Unexplained infertility

How does it work?

In ICSI procedure, a tiny needle called a micropipette is used to inject a single sperm into the center of the egg. Once fertilization occurs, the embryo is grown in a laboratory for 1-5 days before transferring it to the woman’s womb via uterus.

The success rate of ICSI

Studies and research have shown that in cases where the male’s sperm is highly functional, the IVF procedure is enough to help the couple conceive a child. ICSI is recommended to the couples when the male partner has low sperm count, motility, morphology, repeated IVF failures, or frozen sperm is used for the treatment. The ICSI procedure is often done along with surgical procedures for sperm retrieval if there are no sperms found in the semen sample.

ICSI fertilizes 50% to 80% of the eggs successfully. But other factors may influence the success rate of this procedure, such as:

  • Some or all the eggs are damaged.
  • The egg failed to grow into an embryo after successfully injecting the sperm.
  • The embryo stopped growing due to unexplained infertility.

Saishree IVF is one of the leading hospitals to conduct infertility treatment in Pune. You can book your appointment to learn more about infertility issues, health habits, and treatment options.


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