ICSI Cost in Pakistan
The couples that are unable to conceive due to male factor infertility are most usually recommended to undergo Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). ICSI is a refined form of conventional IVF. It is recognized as a “tested solution” for infertile men who want to become biological fathers.
ICSI is an assisted reproductive technique during which a single healthy sperm is injected directly to the cytoplasm of a mature egg. As mentioned earlier, ICSI is a refined or advanced form of IVF therefore, it increases the chance of successful fertilization.
Procedure of ICSI
Before ICSI, sperm is retrieved using any of the surgical sperm retrieval techniques such as, TESA, TESE, PESA, Micro TESE. Meanwhile, eggs are also retrieved from female partner’s uterus. ICSI is performed when there are issues with sperm or it is recommended to couples who have had experienced failure at conventional IVF. Once the sperm is retrieved, the healthiest sperm is selected to be injected in the cytoplasm of a mature egg. The quality of both egg and sperm is given utmost importance. When the sperm is successfully injected into the cytoplasm of a mature egg, the egg is incubated and monitored till a specific time. During this time, the egg divides and develop into embryo. The embryo is implanted into the uterus afterwards the uterine lining to carry the embryo is prepared.
Who is the best candidate of ICSI?
The procedure of ICSI is recommended to overcome severe male factor infertility. Infertility specialists usually recommend it when any of the following conditions are present:
Besides the mentioned conditions, it is also recommended when frozen sperm and/or frozen eggs are used for assisted reproduction.
Success Rate of ICSI
ICSI has approximately 70% to 85% successful rate of fertilization. However, the pregnancy and live-birth rate of ICSI is similar to that of conventional IVF. ICSI only increases the chance of successful fertilization therefore, it is also recommended to couples who have had experienced fertilization problems previously.
ICSI Cost in Pakistan
ICSI cost in Pakistan can range up to Rs.600,000. It is an estimated cost and it can increase or decrease depending upon various factors. Some infertility clinics offer it as a part of IVF and don’t charge extra for it. At Australian Concept Infertility Medical Center, we acknowledge that ICSI treatment is expensive and everyone cannot afford it considering Pakistan’s economy besides, the ICSI cost in Pakistan can add up to the stress of our worthy patients who are already stressed out and emotionally drained therefore, we offer discount packages with free consultancy upon appointment.
ICSI is a highly advanced procedure. Couples often taken a step back due to high ICSI cost in Pakistan. In fact, infertility treatments in Pakistan are offered at a reasonable price when compared to the cost of same quality treatments in developed countries like UK, USA and UAE. Due to the reasonable cost of such treatments, Pakistan might become a spot for medical tourism for infertility treatment in the near future.