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ICSI

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an advanced procedure and performed as part of an IVF treatment cycle to achieve higher fertilization rates. During conventional IVF, due to various reasons sometimes the sperm is unable to penetrate through the thick outer layer of the egg and hence fertilization does not take place. ICSI involves injecting the sperm directly into the cytoplasm of the egg ensuring that fertilization takes place.

ICSI is a delicate procedure and performed by experienced embryologists in a very advanced and high-tech lab. One of the advantages of ICSI technique is that it requires one sperm per egg and patients having male infertility issues. As far as patients are concerned, undergoing ICSI is just the same as conventional IVF. Typically during ICSI or IVF cycle, the following stages take place:

  • Stimulation of the ovaries
  • Egg retrieval
  • Fertilisation of the eggs using sperm
  • Embryo Transfer

 

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Why would I need ICSI?

ICSI helps to overcome fertility problems, such as: Male Infertility Female Ovulatory Function Female Fallopian Tubes / Passage Female Pelvis / Internal Environment Read More

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Will ICSI work?

Thousands of patients have conceived and delivered healthy babies after undergoing ICSI at Islamabad, ICSI at Lahore, and ICSI at Karachi. Read More

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Is ICSI Safe?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is a 1.5% to 3% chance that the baby will have a major birth defect with natural pregnancies. Read More

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Why is ICSI Better Than IVF?

ICSI procedure has many benefits over conventional IVF because ICSI gives the embryologist control over the selection of healthy sperm and injecting into the egg. In addition, if you have any sperm related issues ICSI is the better option for you. Read More