Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a technique that injects a single sperm directly into an egg outside of the uterus. This procedure is indicated for men who have extremely low concentrations of sperm, whose sperm have failed to fertilize eggs in previous cycles of IVF, and who have a complete absence of sperm. In such a scenario, sperm must be retrieved directly from the testicle using a procedure called Testicular Sperm Aspiration/Extraction (TESA/E), and then injected into the egg outside of the uterus.
The procedure is performed under a microscope. An embryologist stabilizes a mature egg that has previously been extracted. From the opposite side, he uses a thin micropipette holding a single sperm to pierce the egg and direct it towards the inner part. Following the procedure, the egg with the injected sperm is cultured in the embryology lab and checked on the following day for signs of fertilization.
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Why RMA of New York: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
RMA of New York offers patients personalized, compassionate, and premium fertility care. As the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility of Mount Sinai Hospital, our team is dedicated to scientific discovery, graduate medical education, and patient-focused care. We are proud to be a member of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and of recognition as a Center of Excellence by US News & World Report.
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