When consulting patients for ICSI treatment, our infertility experts observe that most of them are aware of only the general IVF process without knowing the additional procedures that may be required.
Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI is also an ART procedure that essentially catalyzes the egg and sperm fertilization process if it is not achieved through the typical IVF process. Though not an alternative to the entire IVF procedure, ICSI is different than IVF in a few aspects.
IVF Vs. ICSI Origin:
IVF was first invented and successfully performed in the 1980s. Gradually, doctors observed that the IVF process worked only when the male partner had healthy and adequate sperms, while those with male infertility factors didn’t benefit much.
After exhaustive research and studies, the ICSI procedure was developed to tackle the male infertility factor in the early 1990s.
IVF Vs. ICSI Procedure:
During the IVF process, the ovulated eggs are retrieved from the uterus and prepared for fertilization in a lab dish. Then, about 50,000 sperms or as available in the male partner’s sample are spread over each egg and kept in an incubator.
In the ICSI procedure, the egg retrieval procedure remains the same. As for the sperm sample, our embryologist performs a PESA or TESA/TESE procedure to extract some sperms directly from the testicles. They are isolated under a microscope, and a healthy sperm with a good DNA fragmentation index is selected. Using a specialized injection tool, this sperm is directly injected into the egg, which is then placed in an incubator.
IVF Vs. ICSI Applications:
IVF is the generalized process of achieving fertilization externally. It is recommended to patients who were unable to conceive with medicinal treatments and require such assistive infertility treatment in Kalyan or Dombivli.
ICSI is also recommended for similar reasons, but mostly in male infertility cases. For men with low sperm count or weak sperms and women with low egg capacity, the chance of egg-sperm fusion is much lower through a typical IVF process. Hence, our IVF specialists offer ICSI treatment in Dombivli to couples where the male partner:
Has Oligospermia or obstructive azoospermia, which causes significantly lower sperm count
Has willing agreed for the PESA or TESA procedure for unexplained infertility disorders
Has weak or immobile sperms that may fail to enter the egg naturally
Has very poor sperm morphology
Has high levels of anti-sperm antibodies in their semen
Has undergone treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy
IVF Vs. ICSI Success Rate:
Many studies and programs have proved that 70-85% of eggs injected using ICSI fertilize successfully. It was also observed the difference between the success rate of IVF pregnancies with ICSI is significantly higher than the ones without ICSI.
ICSI did offer a winning chance to couples with male factor infertility and who failed to conceive through traditional IVF procedures.
Why Choose Akruti IVF For ICSI Treatment In Dombivli?
The efficiency of ICSI majorly depends on the success of sperm extraction through PESA or TESE procedure. Hence, if you’re willing to have an ICSI treatment in Kalyan or Dombivli, you must look for an IVF doctor specializing in these procedures. And our expert Dr. Chinmay Pataki is one of the very few IVF specialists in Mumbai who is trained and highly experienced in such sperm extraction techniques.
His specialty treatments have made us one of the most trusted centers for infertility treatment in Kalyan, Dombivli, Ambernath, and Navi Mumbai regions. If you are a resident in one of these regions or anywhere in Mumbai, feel free to visit us to discuss your infertility problems.