At the Center for Assisted Reproduction, we offer a comprehensive range of fertility treatments, including those that can be used to promote the efficacy of in vitro fertilization (IVF). It is our goal to give our valued patients the best chance possible of fulfilling their dreams of expanding their families. We know the emotional toll that infertility can take, which is why we offer our compassion and support throughout the infertility treatment process, in addition to providing such state-of-the-art procedures as ICSI, or intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
In discussing ICSI benefits during consultations at our Dallas, TX fertility center, our specialists explain the procedure in careful detail and plain language, taking the time to answer questions and address concerns. Above all, we want our patients to feel fully at ease at the Center for Assisted Reproduction and know that they can rely on us at all times.
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of ICSI? We invite you to read on and then schedule your initial consultation with one of the esteemed fertility specialists at the Center for Assisted Reproduction today.
What Is ICSI?
The ICSI procedure, which is commonly used during IVF, involves the direct injection of sperm into the cytoplasm, or center, of the egg. This is done to promote successful fertilization of the egg. One of our embryologists will observe the process to confirm fertilization of the egg. If the injection of sperm is successful, fertilization will usually occur within a day of the ICSI procedure. At this point, the embryo transfer stage is initiated.
What Are the Benefits of ICSI?
The ICSI procedure offers a multitude of benefits, including:
- The fertilization rate associated with ICSI is high: While fertilization of an egg does not guarantee pregnancy, it is certainly a necessary step toward pregnancy. The national rate of fertilization associated with ICSI is between 70 and 85 percent, making it one of the most reliable methods of achieving fertilization.
- It is an excellent treatment for male factor infertility: In cases in which couples are having difficulty conceiving due in part or in whole to male factor infertility, ICSI has been highly effective. As long as sperm can be collected through ejaculation or directly from the testicles or epididymis, ICSI can help to counterbalance such issues as poor sperm morphology, poor sperm motility, and low sperm count.
- It can improve the chances of successful fertilization among patients who have had poor IVF results in the past: Many patients who have had poor results during the initial egg fertilization stage of IVF experience successful results through the ICSI procedure. For this reason, we often recommend ICSI even to those IVF patients with no demonstrable history of male factor infertility.
Learn More about ICSI Benefits
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of ICSI or find out whether it might be a good option in your particular case, please schedule your initial consultation with one of the fertility experts of the Center for Assisted Reproduction today.