This is the treatment advised for couples where the sperm quantity or quality is very poor or when IVF has resulted in failed fertilisation. It is also used when the sperm has been collected through surgical sperm retrieval. Who needs ICSI?
Candidates for ICSI include men with
The success rate with this technique varies considerably among IVF programs and is highly dependent upon the skill of the embryologist performing the procedure. One of the most important aspects of a successful IVF cycle is the handling of the eggs and embryos outside of the body. Among our standard protocols is the use of sequential media which is designed to physiologically resemble the environment in the female body. Reproducing the human environment aims to minimize the intracellular stress of the embryo, which is necessary for a positive treatment outcome. Specialized environmental conditions are maintained in the IVF laboratory to eliminate contaminants and volatile substances in the air which may adversely affect embryos.