ICSI in Philippines

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Philippines performing ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection).
St. Luke's Medical Center Contact St. Luke's Medical Center
Private Hospital, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.
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ICSIupon request
Asian Hospital and Medical Center Contact Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Private Hospital, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
Asian Hospital is a large modern medical center which provides a wide range of medical services to local and international patients alike. It is a medical tourism partner of the Department of Health and Department of Tourism of the Philippines.
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ICSIupon request
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Dr. Blanca De Guia
Dr. Blanca De Guia
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Dr. Lourdes Fe Del Rosario
Dr. Lourdes Fe Del Rosario
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Manila Doctors Hospital Contact Manila Doctors Hospital
Private Hospital, Manila, Philippines
This medical centre in Manila, Philippines offers a wide array of services under the different fields and sub-specialties of the medical field. This privately owned tertiary hospital has been in operation for more than 50 years.
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ICSIupon request
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About ICSI

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What is ICSI?
ICSI (IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is a fertility procedure used within the IVF (in vitro fertilization) process. ICSI fertility treatment is carried out by injecting a single sperm into an egg, which is then transferred into the womb.
ICSI is used as a fertility procedure when the man has a low sperm count, doesn’t produce enough good-quality sperm that are able to reach and penetrate the egg, or has problems concerning anti-sperm antibodies.
ICSI helps bypass the need for donor sperm. Some couples move from IVF treatment to ICSI if they can’t retrieve enough viable eggs to be fertilized in vitro.

How is ICSI carried out?
The woman first takes fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries for fertilization while the man produces a sample of sperm. If he has no sperm in his semen, doctors extract it under anesthesia using a needle. The doctor removes the woman’s eggs with a needle and a single sperm is injected into an individual egg. The fertilized eggs become embryos and are transplanted into the uterus. Any remaining embryos may be frozen for possible use in the future.

How often is ICSI used?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all IVF procedures in the United States involve ICSI. ICSI is one of the most successful procedures for treating male infertility.

What are the chances of success with ICSI?
The chances of a successful ICSI varies between clinics and are dependent on the woman's age, male and female reproductive health, doctor's experience and methods used, among other factors.

According to the Human Fertilization & Embryology Authority from the UK, the percentage of ICSI cycles in 2006 that resulted in a live birth was as follows:

Woman's Age Chances of a live birth as a result of ICSI
under 35 33.2 %
35–37 27.1 %
38–39 20 %
40–42 11.5 %
43–44 4.5 %
over 44 8.5 %


Duration of procedure/surgery:
One full cycle of ICSI takes between 4 and 6 weeks to carry out.
The egg and sperm retrieval process takes a full day and couples return two days after for the embryo implant.
Around two weeks later the woman takes a pregnancy test.

Days admitted:
None.

Anesthesia:
Egg collection may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia.

Recovery:
ICSI procedures are carried out on an outpatient basis and require a short recovery time of around a day, when the patient is advised to avoid strenuous activities.

Risks:
Because ICSI is a relatively new procedure, there are fewer consensuses regarding risk than with more established procedures.

Risks include:

- Possible higher rates of miscarriage.
- Long-term health of children may be affected, although research has been mostly reassuring.
- Possibility of the male child born through ICSI inheriting his father’s infertility.
- Increased risk of multiple pregnancy.
- Embryos that are frozen are less likely to result in a live birth than newly-fertilized embryos.

After care:
- Take pain killers to minimize any discomfort following the ICSI procedures.
- Doctors advise patients to relax as much as possible for the day following egg extraction and implantation.