Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, or ICSI, is a micromanipulation procedure that involves injecting a single sperm into the center of an egg. This method of fertilization can be particularly effective in cases of male infertility resulting from obstructive azoospermia (meaning cases where sperm cannot pass from the testis out the penis) or those where the semen has low sperm parameters such as low counts or low motility. For obstructive cases, microsurgical techniques and laboratory expertise combine to extract sperm directly from the testis or epididymus for use with ICSI.

Our embryology lab is equipped with the latest technology and our staff is trained and experienced in the most effective micromanipulation techniques designed to assist in oocyte (egg) fertilization. Indications for ICSI include prior failed or poor fertilization with in vitro fertilization (IVF), low sperm count and/or low sperm motility.