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Dr. Varada Arora is currently practicing as a Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist in Valencia IVF Center. Valencia IVF Center is one of the premier Fertility Clinics located in Lucknow.Ā 

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IVF vs ICSI Fertility Treatment: A Detailed Comparison

IVF vs ICSI Fertility Treatment: A Detailed Comparison

IVF (In Vitro fertilization) and ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) both vary from each other. IVF is a complex process that includes few steps whereas ICSI is a simple process in which sperm is directly injected into the egg. In the IVF process, the first step is ovary stimulation. In ovarian stimulation, the woman undergoes hormonal therapy, and then ovaries produce more eggs. After ovarian stimulation, mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and a thin needle is used to retrieve eggs. After this sperm collection is done and both egg and sperm are fertilized in the laboratory under the specific condition. 

What are the Basic Differences Between IVF and ICSI Processes? 

IVF and ICSI both help treat infertility. IVF is advised by doctors when a couple is facing infertility issues like low sperm count, polycystic ovary syndrome, issues in fallopian tubes, endometriosis, ovulatory disorder, unexplained infertility, or more. The infertile couple can also visit the best IVF center in Lucknow to understand the IVF process more easily.

Whereas ICSI is advised by doctors when abnormal sperm is collected from samples, ejaculation issues, the couple had a vasectomy in the past, failed vasectomy reversal. This process is also advised by the infertility specialist when the couple has had at least one unsuccessful IVF cycle. If the man produces sperm but has poor motility then ICSI may suggested. 

What is the Process of IVF and ICSI Treatment? 

In IVF treatment after the fertilization of egg and sperm, the embryo is formed and later on, the embryo is transferred to the uterus for implantation. In the ICSI process, the woman undergoes ovarian stimulation, and mature eggs are retrieved by an infertility specialist. A sperm is collected from a male and a single sperm is injected directly into an egg using the micromanipulation method.

The fertilized egg means the embryo is transferred to the uterus. The selected embryos are only used for the implantation. With the help of ICSI Fertility Treatment in Lucknow, an infertile couple can make their journey more beautiful and can get the best healthcare services during the procedure. 

What is the Success Rate of IVF and ICSI treatment? 

The success rate of IVF depends on many factors such as the lifestyle of a couple, the cause of infertility, the age of the couple, egg and sperm quality, techniques used during the process, healthcare facilities, experience of IVF specialists, and more. Whereas the success rate of the ICSI process depends on egg and sperm quality, age of the couple, endometrial receptivity, and more. Understanding both processes is necessary to increase your chances of successful IVF or ICSI treatment.

ICSI has higher chances of successful fertilization as sperm is directly injected into the egg and this process can be used for couples who are facing unexplained infertility. IVF is helpful for couples who are facing tubal factor infertility, age-related infertility, and male factor infertility. 

Both of these processes have their risks and complications which is why you should discuss the process with your infertility specialist.

What is the Cost of IVF and ICSI treatment? 

ICSI treatment is more expensive as compared to the IVF procedure. IVF treatment costs range between Rs. 90,000 – Rs. 2,50,000 per cycle. Whereas the cost of ICSI treatment is Rs. 2,40,000 to Rs. 3 lakh per cycle. During the ICSI treatment and IVF treatment, additional charges may also added by the centre as per the services. You can also get financial help from your infertility specialist and avail of the offers given to infertile couples.Ā 

Also Read – IUI vs IVF: Procedures, Success Rates, and Costs

Conclusion

IVF is a complex process whereas ICSI is a simple process. During the IVF process, a few steps are necessary including ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, sperm collection, and fertilization of egg and sperm, after embryo formation, the embryo is transferred to the uterus. During ICSI all steps are the same as the IVF process but a sperm is collected from a male and a single sperm is injected directly into an egg using the micromanipulation method.

Both processes include a few risks and complications but have higher chances of successful pregnancy. The success rate of these processes also depends on the couple’s age, lifestyle choices, infertility cause, healthcare services provided by the center, and techniques used during the treatment. 

It is necessary to consult with your infertility expert for a personalized treatment plan and increase your chances of a successful pregnancy without any complications.

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Dr. Varada Arora is currently practicing as a Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist in Valencia IVF Center. Valencia IVF Center is one of the premier Fertility Clinics located in Lucknow. It is just 12 kilometres away from Central railway station and bus terminal.