ICSI Treatment at Dr. Pallavi Agrawal’s Clinic

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an advanced fertility treatment used to treat severe cases of male-factor infertility. It involves the direct injection of a single sperm into an egg to facilitate fertilization. ICSI is often recommended when conventional methods of fertilization, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), have not been successful.

How Does ICSI Work?

  1. Ovulation Induction: Similar to IVF, the woman undergoes ovulation induction to stimulate the development of multiple eggs.
  2. Egg Retrieval: Eggs are retrieved from the woman’s ovaries using a minimally invasive procedure.
  3. Sperm Collection: A sperm sample is collected from the male partner or a sperm donor.
  4. Fertilization: Using a specialized microscope, a single sperm is injected directly into each mature egg.
  5. Embryo Culture: Fertilized eggs (embryos) are cultured in a laboratory for a few days to allow for development.
  6. Embryo Transfer: The healthiest embryo(s) are selected and transferred into the woman’s uterus.

Benefits of ICSI

  1. High Success Rates: ICSI has significantly higher success rates compared to traditional IVF in cases of severe male infertility.
  2. Increased Fertilization: ICSI overcomes barriers to fertilization, such as low sperm count or motility.
  3. Genetic Screening: ICSI allows for preimplantation genetic testing of embryos, reducing the risk of genetic disorders.

Is ICSI Right for You?

ICSI may be recommended if:

  • The male partner has a low sperm count or poor sperm motility.
  • There are abnormalities in sperm shape (morphology).
  • Previous IVF attempts have failed.

Success Rates

Success rates for ICSI vary depending on various factors such as age, cause of infertility, and the woman’s health. Dr. Pallavi Agrawal will discuss your individual chances of success based on your specific situation.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering ICSI as a fertility treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pallavi Agrawal. She will evaluate your medical history, conduct necessary tests, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan tailored to your needs.