Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

ICSI is the short form for intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection. It is a process that describes the artificial injection of sperm into an egg with a needle to create a fertilised embryo. In traditional IVF, the sperm sample is mixed with the eggs in a glass dish and left to fertlise on with it. But the reality is that not all men’s sperm are quite up to the job to fertilize the egg and that’s where ICSI comes in. In this case, the embryologist injects a single sperm right inside the egg with a hollow needle.

Primarily, ICSI deals with male infertility. Any man with a low sperm count (less than 15-20 million per millilitre), low sperm motility or abnormally shaped sperm is a candidate for ICSI. Many couples do ICSI for the first time after doing an initial IVF cycle in which very few eggs were fertilised. It can even be used for men who have already had a vasectomy or have trouble ejaculating normally. In situations like this, the sperm can be collected surgically from the testicles. ICSI is also useful for women who don’t produce a lot of eggs after stimulation with drugs. Using ICSI at this stage will help make the best of the situation by upping the number that are fertilised. In fact, research is showing that ICSI results in a higher pregnancy rate than conventional IVF.

While the industry success rate averages between 40% and 60% in infertility treatment through IVF or ICSI, GBR Fertility Centre & Hospitals has been able to give very high success rates (>70%) than the industry benchmark consistently. This mainly because of the highly qualified and experienced team headed by Dr G Buvaneswari and the unique approach she follows in treating infertility patients.


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Mrs. Aishwarya & Mr. Narendran, Chennai.

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Mrs. Nizama Abdulla & Mr. Ahmed Nahid, Maldivis.

GBR is the best clinic for medical treatment like IVF/ICSI. Will recommend to any of my relatives / friends. Overall best treatment done as per the...
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Mrs. Revathy& Mr. Thyagarajan, Chennai.

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