ICSI

ICSI Clinic Alternatyva

Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is literally “the introduction of spermatozoon into the cytoplasm of the oocyte”.

This procedure is performed, as a rule, in severe forms of male infertility with significantly reduced fertilizing ability of semen. The method consists in immobilizing  the desired single sperm and injecting it into the cytoplasm of the egg. After 16-18 hours the presence of pronuclei (cell nuclei) is checked, which indicates the fact of conception.

When conducting ICSI, the best sperm is selected by microscopic analysis of sperm quality on the basis of “classic” morphological characteristics, taking into account the fine microscopic structure.

Indications for ICSI

  • oligozoospermia (low sperm count))
  • asthenozoospermia (reduced sperm motility)
  • teratozoospermia (presence of sperm with abnormal morphology ) according to the current norms of ejaculate evaluation;
  • inability to isolate sufficient number of sperm  (50-100 thousand active motile sperm per oocyte);
  • the use of sperm derived from the testicle or appendage;
  • the use of cryopreserved sperm;
  • the use of cryopreserved oocytes;
  • fertilization of oocytes of older women;
  • lack of fertilization in previous IVF programs;
  • low rate of fertilization in previous IVF programs;
  • abnormal fertilization in previous IVF programs;
  • lack of fertilization in the current cycle of SRI, re-insemination of oocytes on the second day;
  • carrying out the technique of egg maturation in vitro;
  • the need for preimplantation genetic diagnostics;
  • clinically significant presence of antisperm antibodies in the ejaculate;
  • idiopathic infertility; 
  • morphological abnormalities of eggs (including thickening of the lining);
  • the method of intracytoplasmic injection of morphologically selected sperm;
  • ejaculatory disorders, including retrograde ejaculation, anejaculation in spinal cord injury, etc .;
  • high level of DNA fragmentation.

The ICSI procedure is performed using an inverted microscope. Embryos obtained through the ICSI procedure have a normal developmental ability, and infants born after in vitro fertilization with ICSI are completely the same in physical and mental capacity as other children.

The chances of becoming pregnant in the course of infertility treatment with ICSI are 30-40% per cycle, depending on the age of a couple, the hormonal situation, the presence of comorbidities (diabetes, hypertension) and lifestyle (overweight, stress, smoking, alcohol, etc.)

Dr. Ihor Palyha

Dr. Ihor Palyha

Director. Honored Doctor of Ukraine. Member of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Lyubov Mykhaylyshyn

Dr. Lyubov Mykhaylyshyn

Head of IVF department. Fertility specialist. CNR of Ukraine in ESHRE

Dr. Lidiya Segedii

Dr. Lidiya Segedii

Сandidate of medical sciences. Ultrasound specialist. Fertility specialist. Obstetrician-gynaecologist of the highest category

Dr. Yuliya Bosiak

Dr. Yuliya Bosiak

Fertility specialist. Obstetrician-gynaecologis

Dr. Svitlana Zinovjeva

Dr. Svitlana Zinovjeva

Fertility specialist. Obstetrician-gynaecologis

Dr. Ivanna Korchynska

Dr. Ivanna Korchynska

Head doctor of the clinic. Obstetrician-gynaecologist of the highest category Ultrasound specialist

Dr. Anastasja Volodko

Dr. Anastasja Volodko

Gynecologist. Professor of the Department of Oncology and Radiology in Danylo Halytskyi Lviv Scientific Medical University. Doctor of the highest category

Dr. Anna Kostja

Dr. Anna Kostja

Obstetrician-gynaecologist of the highest category

Dr. Roxolana Purpura

Dr. Roxolana Purpura

Obstetrician-gynaecologist of the highest category. Ultrasound specialist

Dr. Alla Konyk

Dr. Alla Konyk

Obstetrician-gynaecologis

Dr. Olga Dragush

Dr. Olga Dragush

Ultrasound specialist

Dr. Tatjana Pivovarova

Dr. Tatjana Pivovarova

Obstetrician-gynaecologis. Aesthetic-gyneacologist. Ultrasound specialist

Dr. Sergij Kryshtafovych

Dr. Sergij Kryshtafovych

Obstetrician-gynaecologist of the highest category

Dr.  Iryna Levytska

Dr. Iryna Levytska

Dermatologist. Cosmetologist

Oksana Skira

Oksana Skira

Embryologist