Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) stands as a potent assisted reproductive technology (ART) which used for a wide variety of indications. This revolutionary procedure involves the direct introduction of an individual sperm cell into each egg acquired during the IVF process. The resulting embryo is subsequently transferred to the uterus, initiating pregnancy and offering a hope to couples previously failed to conceive.
The IVF-ICSI procedure including multiple steps, which may vary per patient based on the prescribed treatment .The process involves:
1: Ovarian Stimulation, where fertility medication is administered to the wife to inhance releasing of multiple eggs.
2: Ovum pick up done through a minor surgical procedure under ultrasound guidance, with sedation to ensure comfortable aspiration.
3: Sperm collection & ICSI, involves obtaining a semen sample from the husband to fertilize retrieved eggs, a single sperm into injected in each egg.
4: Embryo Transfer, is a minimally invasive procedure done without sedation, done under ultrasound guidelines.
5: Embryo Freezing, any remaining embryos are frozen and safely stored to be used in the future.