PISCI Sperm Selection Procedure in Palm Beach
Incorporating New Fertility Techniques at Our Fertility Clinic
When your doctor has determined there is a problem with the natural fertilization
process in a woman's body, have no fear. The best sperm are typically
selected during this process, which involves many different steps to achieve
successful binding. Once binding occurs, the sperm becomes activated and
begins the process of penetrating through the egg membrane in an attempt
to fertilize the egg itself. At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we offer
a treatment method called PICSI, where the natural sperm selection process
can be successfully mimicked.
- PICSI may be indicated in the following situations:
- Males with high sperm DNA fragmentation
- Patients with a previous history of poor embryo development
- Patients with a previous history of low or poor fertilization
- Patients with repeated implantation failure
- Patients with recurrent pregnancy loss
Understanding ICSI & Sperm Selection
During conventional in vitro fertilization and ICSI, sperm are selected
under the microscope based on their appearance and motility. This makes
visual criteria the main criteria for selection. However, this type of
test does not give us enough information about the sperm's functionality
or its fertilizing abilities. With PICSI, we are able to test sperm for
their function and allow our embryologist to select the best possible
sperms for the ICSI process.
Complex Testing Procedures in Palm Beach
We understand that many of these tests can seem confusing if you do not
have medical training in the field of fertility. The good news is that
we consider each patient's education to be a priority, and we are
committed to ensuring you understand the benefits and details of any test
We are now offering PICSI sperm selection at Palm Beach Fertility Center.
If you are interested in IVF with PICSI and learning about how this form
of testing can aid your ability to conceive, we would be happy to meet
with you to answer your questions. Please call our office at (888) 819-5177.