The intra cytoplasmic sperm injection or the ICSI treatment is generally suggested to couples where the male partner has severe oligo astheno-teratozoospermia (decrease in count, mobility or abnormal morphology). It is also indicated in women with unexplained infertility and in women with previous fertilization failures. It is also helpful in cases with previous recurrent pregnancies when combined with PGD (Pre - Implantation Genetic Diagnosis).
In the procedure, the egg is fertilized by the direction injection of a solitary sperm into the egg with the assistance of a very thin needle. The purpose for doing so is that the egg membrane can be fertilized directly by the spermatozoa. Before the procedure is started several eggs are collected from the female via medications. If the process of fertilization is successful, then the embryos are formed and the healthy embryos are then transplanted into the uterus of the female to develop.
First Step IVF is equipped with the latest equipment and expertise for ICSI procedures, with an excellent success rate.