Imsi

15 clinic(s) offering IVF with IMSI treatment in 21 countries
The Colombian Center for Fertility and Sterility Verified

The globally recognized Colombian Center for Fertility and Sterility (CECOLFES) offers couples the opportunity to identify and solve the problems encountered in having children.

Excelente
May 2014
Had a great experience the whole staff is very nice and carrying and ery professional. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
October 2013
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25 more treatments
Instituto de Fertilidad Humana Verified

Instituto de Fertilidad Humana specializes in diagnosis and treatments of infertility combined with state-of-the-art reproductive medicine, as well as the personalized care you deserve.

Ginemed Verified

Spain is famous worldwide for infertility and reproductive medicine technologies, and Ginemed is no exception. Ginemed is a home away from home for foreign patients seeking quality and affordable fertility options. From its precise quality control procedures and extensive egg donor databases, Ginemed is leading the reproductive technologies and research in the field of fertility in Seville and Spain. Italians, French, and British among other foreign patients are quite familiar with traveling to Ginemed to receive egg donation and IVF treatments in Seville.

Dr. Maher Ftouh Verified

Dr. Ftouh offers compassionate and individualized care to couples experiencing infertility, as well as treatment options for endometriosis, miscarriages, and infertility disorders.

A present bien passe
June 2016
ولله انا جد سعيد انا زوجتي شفيت و هدا بفضل الله ومجهودات الدكتور ماهر فتوح
October 2015
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5 more treatments
Fertility Argentina Verified

Fertility Argentina combines fertility treatments with a sincere, caring environment to provide you with personal and professional care. Its goal is to make you feel confident and comfortable with undergoing fertility treatments abroad.

My husband and I made the trip to Argentina after two failed IVF cycles in our home city of Miami, Florida. This was a big decision, yet an easy one for us once we experienced the simplicity of working with Dr. Demian Glujovsky and Fertility Argentina. Communication prior to our travel down was over email. Questions were answered promptly and directly...in English as well so I had no problems communicating. From the very beginning we felt like Dr. Demian was professional and easy to work with. Upon arriving in Argentina we found the office to be equally as professional yet extremely caring and sensitive to what we were going through. This was a much different experience from the ones we had in Miami. We felt like people. Like a couple trying to have a baby. Not like a customer. This made it so much more enjoyable and exciting for us again. We were in Argentina a little over a week and today expecting a healthy baby boy!! We can not say enough positive things about Dr. Demian Glujovsky and Fertility Argentina. We look forward to our next trip down to work on a sibling for our son!
October 2014
We went for 1st EGG donation procedure September of 2011. We did not get pregnant. Excellent communication with the Dr G.
June 2012
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16 more treatments

What is Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)?

Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) is a modified form of the ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) technique, however the only difference is that it carefully selects the best quality sperm by magnifying 6000 times more than the conventional ICSI method.

 

Patients with severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (low sperm count) can benefit from IMSI.

 

Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI) Procedure

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a method in which a single sperm is injected into the center of the cytoplasm of the egg to increase the chances of fertilization. ICSI procedure channels only one egg and one sperm needed to produce one embryo.

 

IMSI Treatment Stages:

1. Medication: The woman (recipient) will be prescribed medication to help control ovulation. Medications will also be prescribed to increase the egg supply.

2. Keeping track of Progress: To keep track of the recipient’s progress, the clinic will monitor the eggs by vaginal ultrasound scans. They will also do blood tests to chart the rising levels of estrogen produced by the eggs, which will help keep track of how the eggs are maturing.

3. The woman will receive a hormone injection to help the eggs mature 34-38 hours before the eggs are to be collected.

4. Collecting the Eggs: Eggs are usually collected by the guidance of an ultrasound, which usually takes about 30 minutes. The doctor will insert a thin needle through the vagina into each ovary. The eggs will then be drawn into the needle. Eggs are collected by laparoscopy (a small telescope with a light attached). This procedure involves making a small incision in the stomach and extracting the eggs with a fine needle.

5. Collecting the Sperm: Around the same time that the eggs are collected, a sperm sample will be taken from the male partner and stored for a short time. The sperm will be washed and spun, and then the healthiest sperm will be selected to fertilize with the egg. If donor sperm is being used, the sperm will be taken from the freezer and prepared in the same way.

6. Fertilization: Once the sperm and egg are collected, they are combined in a Petri dish, and monitored for 20-40 hours. If fertilization has occurred, the resulting embryo is monitored for several days to follow its cellular division. In order for the fertilization to be successful, it must first divide into two cells, then four, and finally into eight. The embryo can then be transferred into the recipient’s uterus.

7. Transfer Embryo: The embryo transfer can occur 1-5 days after fertilization occurs, depending on factors that the couple will discuss with the embryologist, such as low sperm count and embryo development. Same day embryo transfer, in which the embryos are transferred about 4 hours after fertilization, is becoming more common since it allows recipients to undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis. Most embryologists recommend that the recipient wait until day five to transfer the embryo, which is known as the blastocyst stage. The blastocyst transfer has also become quite common as it increases chances of successful implantation and decreases the likelihood of multiple pregnancies.

8. Insemination: This process is the last stage of the IVF procedure. It is usually painless and does not require any anesthesia. The embryos are transferred into the uterus through the cervix with a catheter. Typically 2-4 embryos are transferred into the uterus to increase the chances of pregnancy. If done successfully, the patient can go home and should rest for the remainder of the day. A pregnancy test will be given 12-15 days after the embryo transfer. If the IVF is successful, a normal pregnancy can be carried out.

 

Risks and Side Effects of Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)

Risks and side effects include possible displacement of the embryos into the cervix, resulting in a lost embryo, or in the fallopian tubes, resulting in tubal (ectopic) pregnancy; multiple pregnancies. If IVF is successful, a normal pregnancy will be carried out. If IVF with ICSI results in an unsuccessful pregnancy or no pregnancy, different methods of IVF should be considered, such as Egg Donor IVF, Sperm Donor IVF or Embryo Donor IVF.

 

Transferring the embryo may cause mild bleeding and cramping.