Sparsha Infertility Centre | ICSI

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

ICSI is a complex and extremely careful laboratory procedure, where every single sperm is picked with an extremely intricate glass needle and is injected with expert precision into each egg cell by experienced embryologists with specialized equipment.

However, it should be noted that this process does not guarantee success since the natural chemical processes still need to occur with external influence. A few sperms are required for this process, but it negates any problem arising due to the sperm's ability to penetrate since that is taken care of manually.

This entire procedure seems oddly similar to the IVF cycle, from the patient perspective. The steps which are involved are almost identical when looked at from that point of view.

Following are some of the conditions or situations where ICSI may be appropriate to include:

  • When the sperm count falls below the threshold level
  • When there is some deficiency in the sperm quality or mobility is an issue
  • When the sperm has to be recovered through surgery from the epididymis or the testes.
  • When there is a very high concentration of antibodies present in the semen.
  • If there had been a failed attempt at fertilisation using the traditional IVF procedures.

Does ICSI help me get pregnant?

To get a complete understanding of whether ICSI could help you or not to conceive, we would suggest you to book an appointment with our fertility specialist.

Understanding Success Rates

There are no accurate estimations that can be used to understand and quantify success rates. However, a key factor here is that the success rates are often split between the age groups. Since unfortunately as the maternal age increases the chances for success follows on an inverse trajectory.
To just try and put this in a bit more perspective, a younger couple trying to conceive naturally would have a 20-25% chance on their own of conceiving each month.
To try and better understand this we would recommend visiting our experts here at Sparsha and gauge properly what the success rates for you might look like.

How successful is ICSI?

The results are very variable and the success depends on a number of factors, with special emphasis on the age of the woman. However, to try and generalise it, we can say that 25% (on average) have a baby after a single attempt of ICSI.

Here, at Sparsha with our experience, scientific knowledge and great care aids us in delivering a world-class success rate which makes us very proud and extremely happy for our patients.

What is the difference between ICSI and IVF?

The decision for undergoing fertility treatment is a major decision. Deciding which process is the most effective is important as many factors need to be taken into consideration.
Under a situation where you have been trying to conceive for more than 2 years we recommend that you reach out to Sparsha and come for an Initial Consultation to get a clear opinion.

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