ICSI – Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an advanced assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure designed to address specific fertility challenges, particularly those related to male factor infertility. During ICSI, a single sperm is carefully selected and injected directly into the cytoplasm of an egg using a specialized micromanipulation technique. This precise method bypasses natural barriers to fertilization, facilitating the fusion of the sperm and egg to form an embryo. ICSI is typically performed as part of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycle, offering hope to couples struggling with infertility due to issues such as low sperm count, poor sperm motility, or abnormal sperm morphology.


ICSI is recommended in cases where traditional IVF may not be successful or suitable due to severe male factor infertility, as well as in situations where previous IVF attempts have failed to achieve fertilization. Medical indications for ICSI include:

  • Low sperm count (oligospermia)
  • Poor sperm motility (asthenospermia)
  • Abnormal sperm morphology (teratospermia)
  • Presence of anti-sperm antibodies
  • Previous IVF failure due to fertilization issues


Key benefits of ICSI include:

  • Overcoming male infertility challenges by directly injecting a healthy sperm into the egg.
  • Increased fertilization rates, especially in cases of severe male factor infertility or previous IVF failures.
  • Customized treatment tailored to the specific needs of each patient, optimizing the chances of successful conception.
  • Enhanced embryo quality and improved pregnancy success rates, providing hope and optimism for couples pursuing fertility treatment.