Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ISCI)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ISCI) is basically a male-factor infertility treatment. It is a revolutionary IVF procedure because it provides a solution to men who previously didn’t have one. In 2007, 63% of cases using assisted reproductive technology involved Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, proving the effectiveness of the treatment.
ICSI is used to help men with the following fertility issues:
- Low sperm concentration, motility or morphology
- Antisperm antibodies
- Vas deferens blockage
- Low/Unsuccessful fertilization in previous IVF procedures
- Unidentified causes of infertility, even after conducting diagnostics
- Certain medication and/or medical history
For Low or No Sperm Count
ICSI is the application of the most advanced technology in fertility treatment. In addition to offering a solution to men who have low sperm count, motility or morphology, where the sperm sample is collected through masturbation, ICSI can also help those who ejaculate no sperm at all, by way of testicular sperm extraction (TESE). With TESE, a glass biopsy needle is used to extract the sperm sample while the patient is under local anesthesia.
This remarkable procedure basically involves harvesting the sperm using the glass biopsy needle and then transferring the collected sperm into the egg. Since the egg is extremely small, ICSI is quite a complicated procedure that involves a powerful microscope, little pipettes and other apparatus, which must be used very precisely by an experienced and careful infertility expert.
Aside from masturbation, there are two reliable methods of collecting the sperm:
- MESA (microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration)
- PESA (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration)
The Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility offers the best execution of these procedures, helping couples affected by male factor infertility.
Prenatal Genetic Testing for Best Results
For best results, we conduct thorough prenatal genetic testing to ensure the quality of the embryo and produce the safest and most effective fertility solutions. Often, abnormalities are not caused by a procedure but by the genetics of the male.
Whatever the sperm-related causes are, our focus is on finding the issue, explaining the options and providing a reliable solution. Our fertility experts train for years to make sure they offer you the best advice and treatment. At Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, you will get a quality IVF treatment process through a well-executed ICSI procedure.
Call Us Today
We will be glad to discuss your situation and fertility options at length and help you discover the most suitable solution for getting pregnant. Set up an appointment today by calling 520-326-0001.