JCI

JCI

Isolation Unit

Isolation Unit

Global Healthcare Excellence Award 2018

Global Healthcare Excellence Award 2018

Gastrosciences

Gastrosciences

TAVI

TAVI

Pulmonology

Pulmonology

ICSI

ICSI


Just as IVF revolutionized the treatment of female-caused infertility, Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was introduced as a major breakthrough in the treatment of male-caused infertility in which a single sperm is directly injected into the body (cytoplasm) of the egg. It is especially useful for patients where the male partner has a very low sperm count (oligozoospermia), poor sperm motility (asthenozoospermia) or too many abnormal sperms (teratozoospermia). Also, in men with obstructive azoospermia (zero sperm counts because of some obstruction in the ducts), sperm can be directly retrieved from the upper part of the testis called the epididymis (PESA-percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration) and in cases of non-obstructive azoospermia, sperm can be retrieved directly from the testis (TESA – testicular sperm aspiration) and used for ICSI, thus helping them to have their own biological offspring without resort to a donor sperm.

 

Microsurgical testicular sperm aspiration technique using microscopes and multiple biopsies can be conducted especially in cases of testicular failure with very small testes or high FSH levels (indicating testicular failure) and sperm obtained which are capable of fertilization.