Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) with Testicular Biospy

Boosting the odds

Advancing Male Fertility

ICSI with testicular biopsy is a fertility treatment for couples dealing with severe male infertility, specifically when no sperm is present in the semen. A urologist must first confirm that this method is appropriate. There are two main ways to collect sperm: TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration), where sperm is drawn from the area where they are stored in the testes, and TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction), where small pieces of testicular tissue are taken to find sperm inside. These procedures are typically used when standard methods of sperm collection have failed and are often the last hope for these couples to conceive a child.

What you can expect from us

Personalised Treatment Options

For cases involving seriously impaired or blocked sperm production, we provide TESE, micro-TESE, and TESA procedures specifically designed to retrieve sperm directly from the testicles.

Advanced Technological Solutions

By using leading-edge technology and sophisticated fertility methods, we significantly enhance the chances of achieving a successful pregnancy.

Clear Pricing Policy

At our clinic, all available technologies are seamlessly incorporated into treatments without hidden fees, ensuring thorough care without any extra charges.

What your treatment will look like

Stages of treatment

Planning your treatment

The journey begins with a first medical consultation and various tests, where a fertility expert will closely examine your medical background and explore possible treatments. To customise your treatment for better success, you might undergo further evaluations, including blood work, semen analysis (if applicable), and a uterine ultrasound, among other tests. Once these results are evaluated, a subsequent meeting with your doctor will take place to tweak and lock in your tailored treatment strategy. Then, a patient coordinator assigned to you will outline the associated costs in detail, awaiting your consent to proceed.

Ovarian Stimulation

During your IVF journey, ovarian stimulation plays a key role by encouraging your ovaries to produce multiple eggs instead of the single egg that’s typically released during a natural menstrual cycle. This step involves taking fertility medications containing hormones like FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH (Luteinizing Hormone) for about 8-14 days. These hormones stimulate your ovaries to develop multiple follicles, with each one potentially housing an egg. Throughout this phase, you’ll undergo regular monitoring, including blood tests and ultrasound scans, to track the development of the follicles and adjust your medication dosage as needed. The aim is to collect a sufficient number of healthy eggs to enhance the chances of successful fertilisation after they’re retrieved and combined with sperm in the lab. You might experience some side effects from the medication, such as bloating, mood swings, or discomfort at the injection sites, but these are typically temporary and manageable.

Egg Retrieval

This procedure, conducted by an experienced IVF doctor under ultrasound guidance and sedation, takes about 15 to 20 minutes. On the same day, our team will work with you to schedule the embryo transfer, and the eggs obtained will be placed into a specialised culture medium.

Sperm Collection

The Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) or Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) procedures can be performed either on the same day as the egg retrieval or on a different day, as decided by the doctor managing the treatment. If done on a different day, the collected sperm or testicular tissue can be frozen until the ICSI procedure. These procedures are usually done under local anaesthesia, but can also be performed under sedation based on the patient’s preference and medical advice.

Sperm Processing

We carefully analyse and prepare the collected semen sample in the lab, selecting the strongest, most active sperm for fertilisation.

Egg Fertilisation & Culture

In ICSI cycles, each mature egg is injected with a pre-selected sperm by our embryologists to maximise fertilisation rates. Following successful fertilisation, your embryos are nurtured in a specialised incubator under constant monitoring (Embryoscope®), using advanced technology to assess their development.

Embryo Transfer & Beyond

Your doctor will place one or two embryos into your uterus in the hope of achieving a pregnancy. Any surplus viable embryos will be frozen for future use. After the embryo transfer, you’ll need to wait 12 days for a pregnancy test.

Learn more about how we can help

Arrange a free call with one of our expert Care Advisors today and learn more about how we can help you to achieve your dream of a family.