ICSI

What is ICSI?

ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is an in vitro fertility procedure where the egg and the sperm are fertilized in the laboratory but instead of using the whole sperm we inject only a single sperm inside the oocyte.

Who is suitable for ICSI?

This procedure is most commonly used to overcome male fertility  problems(poor sperm quality)and in cases where the woman produce very low number of eggs (2-3) and we want the maximum of fertilization. ICSI is also used in cases where we had poor fertilization results with classic IVF.

ICSI has revolutionized the treatment of men with azoospermia (either because of blockage or other reasons). If we can retrieve sperm with the methods PESA MESA TESA then we can fertilize it with the woman’s eggs using the ICSI technique.

How its performed?

The initial procedure is the same like standard IVF. The woman receives hormonal therapy to stimulate the ovaries and then we collect the eggs. The difference is the fertilization technique we use in the laboratory. In ICSI the procedure is done under a microscope using multiple micromanipulation devices. A holding pipette stabilizes the mature oocyte with gentle suction applied by a microinjector. From the opposite side a thin hollow glass micropipette is used to collect a single sperm,having immobilized it by cutting its tail with the point of the micropipette. The oocyte is pierced through the oolemma and into the inner part (cytoplasm).The sperm is then released into the oocyte. After the procedure the oocyte will be placed into cell culture and checked on the following day for signs of fertilization.

Below you can see a video from ICSI.

To learn more or book an appointment about ICSI you can email us at info@fertilitycare.gr, call us at +30 210 7717726 or contact us by filling the next form:

Read More:

Ovarian Rejuvenation with PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is becoming more popular as a nonoperative treatment option for a broad spectrum of medical disorders.

IMSI

IMSI (intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection) is a modified ICSI technique.

Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing

Currently, many women postpone marriage and pregnancy until after 35 or even 40, due to professional commitments.

Mini Natural IVF

Mini IVF is a variation of IVF that requires little or no medication before oocyte retrieval.

PGD – PGS

As many as 65% of all embryos created do not survive the first months of pregnancy. Many of these embryos are unable to successfully implant.

Gestational Surrogacy

Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction where a woman gestates the child of another woman who is the biological mother.