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The Benefits of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

By HCRM on October 15, 2015


An egg being injected with spermAt Heartland Center, we pride ourselves on helping people in and around Omaha start families of their own. There are many challenges to face and hurdles to overcome, but there are also great solution to various fertility problems.

We offer state-of-the-art fertility treatments to address many different challenges. Right now, we would like to focus on intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

About Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure in which a fertility specialist injects a sperm into an egg. It is part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, and helps ensure successful fertilization, pregnancy, and live birth.

During the procedure, sperm is retrieved from a patient, carefully washed to remove potential impurities, and the most viable sperm are selected for the process. The sperm is then injected directly into an egg by a fertility specialist in a lab setting before the fertilized egg is placed into an incubator.

Why is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) performed?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is performed when a man has issues with ejaculation, sperm motility, sperm count, and general sperm quality. In such instances, male infertility issues are the common reason why ICSI would be considered.

Good Candidates for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Ideal candidates for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are men who have been unable to conceive a child naturally with their partner. Typically these men will have issues with their sperm quality/count or issues with ejaculation. People who are undergoing this process should have realistic expectations about the nature of the procedure and what it can achieve.

The Benefits of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a great option to consider in the case of ejaculation issues, poor general fertility, and other male infertility problems. It's a way for a man to use his own sperm to father a child, and for couples to avoid turning to a sperm donor for viable sperm. When a man has undergone a vasectomy, special sperm retrieval techniques can be performed in order to extract viable sperm directly from the testicles for injection into an egg.

How effective is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?

Studies have shown that intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), when paired with in vitro fertilization (IVF) on healthy eggs, can boost chances of successful pregnancy by 25% to 30%, which is not an insignificant amount.

Is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) right for me?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can certainly help a number of people start a family after a number of serious setbacks. It's not right for everyone, however. Sometimes another kind of fertility treatment would be more ideal for you and your needs.

During a consultation with a skilled fertility specialist, it's important that you go over all of your options for treatment. Ask question, voice concerns, and get the answers you need to you can make a confident choice when it comes to starting a family of your own.

Contact Heartland Center For Reproductive Medicine

For more information about sperm injection, in vitro fertilization, and your many other options for starting a family of your own, be sure to contact our fertility treatment center today. The entire team here at Heartland Center look forward to your visit and helping you achieve your dreams.

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