ICSI Treatment in Chennai

Kiran Infertility Centre – Chennai’s Kiran has emerged as the provider of the best ICSI treatment in Chennai in addition to providing world-class treatment options such as IVF, Embryo Donation, Oocyte Donation/ Embryo freezing.

ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

ICSI treatment (micromanipulation technique) is one of the advanced Fertility techniques, which is used in the case of male infertility in severe form (lack of spermatozoa, abnormalities or low motility of sperm). With the help of an advanced micromanipulation station (including microscope, micro injectors and micropipettes) the sperm has to be individually selected and immobilized.

The microinjection process involves the Oocyte to be held when the sperm is inserted and released inside the Oocyte. The day after the microinjection, signs of proper fertilization will be checked in each Oocyte.

The ICSI treatment program started in KIC way back in 1998-99 and has been performed in more than 10000 cycles to date with a success rate of 60 to 70% per cycle. The ICSI treatment
the procedure helps women and men in dealing with fertility issues.

At KIC – Chennai, the ICSI treatment procedure is helping men to improve their sperm count and deal with ejaculation issues and for women it is improving the quality of their eggs thereby boosting their fertility.

Steps involved in ICSI procedure in Chennai

The steps involved in the ICSI procedure resemble IVF treatment except for the steps of fertilization. In ICSI each egg is held and injected with single live sperm and this micro-fertilization is done with the help of a machine called the Micromanipulator. The following Six Steps are involved in ICSI procedure-

Step one: Stimulation of the ovaries

In the stimulation phase of an ICSI cycle, the doctors will use injectable medications for approximately 10 to 11 days to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) hormones are activated by using medications. The administration of HCG injection stimulates the ovaries to produce mature eggs.

Step two: Egg retrieval

A doctor will perform the egg retrieval procedure at KIC – Chennai. A fresh sperm sample is collected which may be a frozen sperm sample or donor sperm collected previously, the embryologist will verify those details. At the laboratory, the embryologist will wash and prepare the sperm, so that the healthiest sperm are brought together with the eggs for fertilization (after the doctor performs the egg retrieval).

In this step or method, the Fertility specialist will insert the needle into the ovary to remove the egg-containing fluid in each follicle. The doctor utilizes an ultrasound during the procedure to see where to guide the needle.

Step three: Fertilization

The next step after egg retrieval involves the preparation of sperms and eggs by the embryologist. For ICSI the embryologist will inject one single sperm into each mature egg under a microscope. ICSI is therefore possible with very few sperm.

Step four: Embryo development

Embryo development begins immediately after ICSI and goes upto day 5 or 6 of fertilization. After initial fertilization, the embryos will be placed within incubator which enables them to continue to develop completely undisturbed. The developing embryo is examined by the embryologist over the next 5 to 6 days.

The main objective here is to observe with a 2 to 4-cell embryo on day 2 and a 6- to 8-cell embryo on the third day. The rapid cell division continues after 8th cell stage and the embryo now develops into what is called the blastocyst stage at day 5 or 6.

Step five: Embryo transfer

The embryo transfer is a simple procedure that only takes about 5 minutes to complete. There is no anesthesia or recovery time needed. The embryologist will then transfer the good quality embryos to the womb usually at day 3 or day 5. We at kiran infertility centre prefer to transfer day 5 embryos.

Step six: The pregnancy test

Two weeks after the embryo transfer, the pregnancy test is performed by using a blood test or ultrasound to determine if implantation and pregnancy have occurred.

Who would need ICSI treatment at KIC-Chennai?

  • Males with low sperm count or suffering from Azoospermia
  •  Males with ejaculated dysfunction due to spinal cord injury
  •  Failure in IVF treatment
  •  Patients with Retrograde Ejaculation
  •  Patients who had a previous history of Tuberculosis or Endometriosis

For more details about ICSI Treatment/infertility treatment options, you can contact KIC – Chennai