ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection)

ICSI is the most commonly used micromanipulation method in which one sperm cell is transferred to each egg. The sperm is selected by an embryologist under a microscope. This method is used exclusively for the treatment of infertility through IVF methods in the case of artificial fertilization.

When do we recommend ICSI?

  • When the previous IVF cycle failed
  • When only a small number of eggs was collected
  • When using frozen sperm
  • When using surgical collection of sperm (TESE)
  • When using donated eggs
  • When a spermiogram detects a low sperm count, low motility or abnormal shape
  • In other cases, depending on the physician's recommendation

How does ICSI work?

At the embryological laboratory, one sperm is introduced into the cytoplasm of just one egg using a special device called micromanipulator.
The success rate of egg fertilization by this method is around 90% and it is used very often.