Infertility has been a problem for ages now, but it has only recently started to be discussed and debated With increasing awareness of infertility, newer advanced methods of dealing with issues related to infertility are surfacing. The most well-known form of assisted artificial reproduction is IVF. Not all infertile patients could benefit from IVF making pursuit for better techniques continued . One of the most popular methods among these is ICSI. It is commonly referred to as IVF-ICSI Treatment since it is complementary to IVF; it only has a few additional steps to IVF.
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ICSI stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. The process essentially entails selection of the best sperms from the semen, and then artificially injecting it under magnification into the egg for fertilization under a microscope. It is one of the most successful methods of artificial treatment for problems related to infertility.
The success rate for ICSI can range from 80to 85%. This is to say that about eight out of ten eggs will fertilize normally.
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ICSI is suggested under the following circumstances:
ICSI treatment is divided into five main steps:
ICSI, owing to the technology and equipment required for it, costs significantly more than IVF. A single cycle of ICSI treatment may cost you between 1.40 to 2.66 lakh INR depending on the health status of both the partners.
The top-rated fertility hospitals in India use top-of-the-line equipment, have experienced clinicians and embryologists ICSI treatments at these hospitals yield a higher success rate.
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ICSI does not have too many risks involved if done under proper supervision at a proper medical facility. However, In some unusual cases, these are the risks that are involved in ICSI treatment.
These risks, however, are much lesser if the ICSI treatment is done from centres with experienced faculty.