While IVF is the most popular and the most successful form of fertility treatment, it still has its limitations. With IVF the sperm still needs to naturally fertilize the egg on its own. But incases of male factor infertility where the quality or motility of sperm is just too poor, this process gets really difficult. This is where ICSI comes in.
ICSI stands for Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection, and it helps increase a person’s chances of successful pregnancy with IVF.
The process of ICSI takes place in association of IVF. It is more of a smaller part of the IVF process. ICSI is generally recommended by the best fertility centers in Hyderabad as fertility treatment for couple facing male factor infertility, and for couples who haven’t been successful with IVF treatment in the past.
MHRT Fertility center provides best ICSI fertility treatment in Hyderabad. ICSI procedure involves the following steps:
- A sperm sample is collected from the male partner or surgically extracted from his epididymis or testes.
- Eggs are surgically extracted from the ovaries of the female partner.
- The doctor uses a tiny hollow needle to inject one sperm carefully into an egg.
- Post-injection, the egg that is fertilized is carefully observed for subsequent growth and development.
- When the doctor observes normal growth, the embryo is implanted into the female partner’s uterus.
While some of the best fertility centers in Hyderabad may choose to use only sperm sample that are freshly extracted, other fertility clinics prefer performing ICSI with frozen sperm. However, there doesn’t seem to be any difference whatsoever in pregnancy rated provided by the two methods.
HOW ICSI WORKS
At MHRT fertility center in Hyderabad, ICSI is performed by the best IVF doctor in the city. A special technique known as micromanipulation is used in the process. The process of micromanipulation involves a special microscope that is used along with miniature surgical tools that are used to extract and handle a single sperm and then injecting it into an egg, thus overcoming the barriers of poor quality and/or motility of sperm.