ICSI Treatment

When the male partner has a sperm problem

What is ICSI?

Your consultant may suggest Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). The ICSI technique is usually recommended when the male partner has a very low sperm count, poor morphology or motility. This method is also used when the sperm has been retrieved surgically or previous IVF attempts suggest that ICSI should be used.

How does it work?

ICSI only differs from conventional IVF in the way sperm is treated in the laboratory. Rather than mixing the prepared sperm with the eggs, the embryologist selects a single sperm to inject directly into the egg. The rest of the treatment is the same as IVF.

Who is it suitable for?

If the cause of your infertility is a sperm problem then ICSI may be suitable for you. Our consultants will recommend ICSI to you if it is clinically indicated in your case and required to give you the best chance of treatment success.

Contact Salisbury Fertility Centre

Let us know how we can help

If we are unable to answer your telephone call there is an answerphone, so please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

The centre opens at 8.00am and we are here until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Our nurses are involved in scans between 8.00am and 9.00am, so will usually return telephone calls after this time.

Salisbury Fertility Centre
Salisbury District Hospital
Odstock Rd,

Tel: 01722 417224
Fax: 01722 425029

We are located in the central area of the hospital close to Day Surgery. Car Park 10 is the closest.
Contact us to request a map of the Hospital.

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