Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) was pioneered by Van steirteghem and his team in Brussels and has revolutionized the management of male infertility.

With ICSI a single sperm is injected in to a mature oocyte. The Sperm for ICSI can be obtained not only from the ejaculate, but also from the testes or epididymis in those with obstructive azoospermia.

ICSI is also an option for couples where fertilization has failed to occur in IVF.

What are the indications of ICSI ?

  • Severe Oligospermia (<5 million sperm/ml)
  • Asthenospermia, Teratospermia
  • Presence of Sperm Antibodies
  • Obstruction of Efferent Duct System (Male)
  • Congenital Absence of vas (bilateral)
  • Failure of Fertilization in IVF
  • Fertilization of Cryopreserved Oocytes (with Hardened Zona Pellucid)
  • Unexplained Infertility