What is ICSI?
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, more commonly known as ICSI, is a procedure where the sperm is directly injected into the egg, unlike IVF treatment where the sperm and eggs are left in a petri dish to fertilise on their own.
Around half of infertility cases are caused by sperm-related issues; ICSI is the most common and successful treatment for male infertility.
If you have any questions about ICSI at abc or how to start treatment please contact our experienced team who will be happy to help.
Who is ICSI suitable for?
ICSI is recommended to couples with male factor infertility issues such as:
- Low sperm count
- Sperm morphology issues
- Sperm motility issues
ICSI is also recommended for couples who have had IVF previously and have had problems with fertilisation.
What's included in our ICSI package?
Our Complete ICSI Package includes everything you'll need for your treatment:
- HFEA Fee
- Screening tests
- Monitoring scans and blood tests
- Clinical advice
- Sedation fees
- Egg collection
- Embryo transfer
- Pregnancy test
- Early pregnancy scan
In specific cases there may be the need for additional costs that are not included within our cycle packages and will be charged separately. Exact costs will be discussed at consultation based on patients’ individual needs.
Frequently asked questions
Male factor: If you have a fertility issue due to a male factor, you may require additional support and treatments such as ICSI. We have an IVF with ICSI package.
Egg & Embryo Freezing: If you have additional embryos after your embryo transfer procedure, you will be given the option to freeze them at an additional cost. In specific cases there may be a medical need to freeze embryos. You may require embryo freezing, Cryostorage and potentially a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedure.
Donor Sperm: If you require donor sperm for your treatment, this will come at an additional cost. Donor services need to be organised with CREATE Fertility St Paul’s.
Diagnostic tests: In certain situations, your clinician could request that you have further diagnostic testing.
Medication: The medication included in your IVF package is appropriate for most patients to complete their cycle of IVF. However, as we tailor treatment to each patient’s individual need, more medication may be required. If you require additional medication, this can be purchased directly from abc ivf for additional cost. The medication included in the package price is as follows:
- Stimulation medication as required prior to egg collection (FSH)
- 1 x Ovitrelle or 1x Buserillin vial (or equivalent)
- 5 x Cetrotide (or equivalent)
- 2 boxes of Utrogestan (or equivalent)
Any medication above this will be charged according to our latest price list.
You will be required to pay a deposit after your Initial Consultation and Scan to secure your Treatment Consultation. The outstanding amount will then be taken after your Treatment Consultation.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for details.
The first step to starting treatment at our clinic is to book an Initial Consultation and Scan. This is a 45 minute appointment with a specialist Nurse Consultant.
The first part of the appointment includes an advanced Pelvic Assessment Scan which will help us assess your egg reserve, the health of your uterus, endometrium (lining of the womb), ovaries and follicles.
You will then have a consultation with your Consultant who will explain your results, discuss your medical history, answer any questions you may have and talk you through your individualised treatment plan.
If you are ready to go ahead, you can start treatment as soon as your next menstrual cycle.
Excellent IVF success rates
Clinical pregnancies per embryo transferred | IVF & ICSI | Under 35 | Jan 18 - Dec 18 | abc ivf patients | CREATE Fertility St. Paul's
Excellent IVF success rates
We are very proud of our success rates. Our expert medical team, specialist protocols and technology allow us to consistently deliver success rates higher than the national average.
Simply put, we give more people a better chance of having a baby.