ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is a common technique used in the process of in vitro fertilization which take IVF one step further.
This treatment option involves a single sperm being injected directly into the egg allowing the sperm to bypass several steps in the fertilization process. Instead of conception in a petri dish, this process involves injecting a single sperm directly into an egg.
In our on-site fertility laboratory, we locate and separate individual sperm from a semen sample. Once the sperm cell is selected, based on normal head shape, good motility, and overall performance, the sperm cell is then inserted into an egg to fertilize. Several timed follow-up steps occur similar to a typical IVF procedure, including embryo development.
ICSI is tested world-wide, and experience shows that ICSI is successful in achieving fertilization, the establishment of a pregnancy, and the birth of a healthy baby.