Are you thinking of having treatment in Switzerland and would like to find out more about your artificial insemination options? Hirslanden International will gladly assist you and put you in touch with the right specialists
ICSI stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. This method of artificial insemination involves the direct fertilisation of an egg cell in a laboratory using a selected sperm cell.
The doctors and medical experts at Hirslanden have decades of experience in the provision of IVF and ICSI treatments and are specially trained to accommodate the different cultural requirements and expectations of our international patients.
ICSI treatments are carried out if the man’s sperm demonstrates reduced quality or limited mobility, or if there is a limited number of sperm available.
Our specialists from Hirslanden International will gladly advise you on the topic of ICSI treatment in Switzerland.
Conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) involves placing the egg cell together with tens of thousands of sperm cells in a test tube. If the sperm quality of the man is insufficient, or if not enough sperm cells are produced, a conventional IVF procedure does not have a good chance of being successful.
However, this is not the case with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): the advantage of this treatment method is that it only requires a single sperm cell. The egg cell is directly fertilised by experienced biologists with a specially selected, quick and optically perfect sperm.
Find out more about the success rates and risks of in vitro or ICSI treatment in the overview of the topic “Artificial Insemination – Fertility Treatment in Switzerland”.
How is ICSI done? An ICSI treatment is similar to conventional IVF:
In special situations, separate types of treatment such as pICSI (physiological ICSI, in which the optimum sperm present themselves), IMSI (particularly detailed analysis of the sperm under a special microscope) or co-treatment with calcium ionophore are used in place of the normal ICSI treatment.