Intra Cystoplasmic Sperm Injection(ICSI)

During an ICSI procedure, one sperm cell is injected directly into the egg. This enhances fertilization. We often recommend ICSI for sperm related cases. It could be due to low sperm count, abnormal sperm shape etc.

What is Intracystoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)?

ICSI is a laboratory procedure and a form of micromanipulation. It involves the injection of a single sperm directly into a mature egg using a glass needle called a micropipette.

Who are ideal candidates for ICSI?

ICSI is recommended for:

  • Infertile couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) due to male infertility
  • Patients with a previous history of lack of fertility after conventional IVF

In cases with no sperm in the ejaculate due to a blockage, sperm aspiration or testicular biopsy may be performed to retrieve the sperm for ICSI.