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IMSI in Europe

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Europe performing the IMSI technique to couples undergoing IVF procedure.

Instituto Bernabeu

Instituto Bernabeu is staffed by recognised fertility and assisted reproduction specialists. Thousands of patients from over 60 different countries have entrusted Instituto Bernabeu with their dream of becoming parents

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Dr. Belén Lledó

Director of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department

Dr. Jorge Ten

Director of the Reproductive Biology Department

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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British Hospital Lisbon XXI

An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Nova Clinic

Nova Clinic is a ISO certified specialist medical center for infertility and reproductive health, offering IVF, artificial insemination, egg donor programs, and surrogacy services. There are 10 fertility specialist at the clinic, and complete laboratory facilities.

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Dr. Ogorodnikov Denis

Reproductologist, Gynecologist

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MITERA General, Maternity-Gynecology & Children’s Hospital

Mitera hospital is a specializes hospital for women and children, with comprehensive pediatric, gynecological and maternal healthcare services. It is affiliated with Harvard’s Mass General Hospital for Children and Yale Children’s Hospital.

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Jinemed Hospital

Being the first IVF center of Istanbul, our success rates are the same as that of the most advanced IVF centres in the World. In Jinemed, we help infertile couples not only medically, but spiritually as well.

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Prof. Dr. Teksen Camlibel, MD, FACOG

Chief Executive Officer, Medical Director

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IVF Spain

A specialized IVF and assisted reproduction clinic with four permanent medical doctors, including three reproduction specialists, and a total of 36 staff. Languages spoken include Russian, German and English.

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Dr. Natalia Szlarb

Gynaecologist specialized in ART

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GIREXX

A modern, fully equipped fertility clinic, offering IVF, ICSI (with IMSI), egg donations, PGD and more. The staff consists of four resident doctors specializing in human reproduction, supported by embriologysts, lab technicians, and an international service department.

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Dr. Àngel Rocas

Chief Doctor Gynaecologist

Dr. Ramon Brichs

Gynaecologist

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About IMSI

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI)?

IMSI is a laboratory technique which is used in IVF treatments. It involves inserting sperm into the egg.

IMSI is a variation of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) which uses a high-powered microscope (enhanced by digital imaging) to select sperm before microinjection takes place. This magnifies the sperm over 6000 times. The morphology (shape) of the sperm is crucial in diagnosing male fertility problems and in predicting pregnancy and fertilization outcomes.


Who carries out IMSI?

IMSI is carried out by experienced embryologists specially trained in the technique. The use of IMSI is limited due to the resources needed to carry it out. The procedure takes a minimum of one hour and often takes several hours. Special equipment is needed for the procedure to reach the necessary magnification.


Why IMSI?

It allows embryologists to look at the sperm in greater detail including the nucleus which contains the sperm’s genetic material. The embryologist is thus able to detect even the most subtle alterations in sperm that a normal microscope cannot detect. Sperm are then selected that have the most normally shaped nuclei. Being able to select the best possible sperm is believed to increase the chances of a successful implantation.


Is IMSI for me?

IMSI may be a good option for you if you have:

  • No sperm in your semen
  • A low sperm count
  • Low sperm motility (slow sperm)
  • Abnormally shaped sperm
  • Damaged or missing vas deferens
  • Had a vasectomy
  • Tried IVF unsuccessfully

What's the treatment for ICSI?

The timeline for ICSI treatment is usually as follows:

  • Sperm collection: You provide a semen sample and an embryologist obtains a sperm from the sample.
  • Microsurgery: This is only done if needed. It is done when there is little or no sperm in the sample collected or you cannot ejaculate. This is done under local anesthesia and recovery is not painful.
  • Tissue sample: This is also only done if needed. If microsurgery does not work, the doctor takes a tissue sample from inside your testicle.
  • Gathering the eggs: When IVF treatment starts, your partner receives injections to stimulate her ovaries to develop multiple mature eggs for fertilization. You partner is given anesthetic and then an ultrasound probe is inserted into her vagina to observe the ovaries and identify follicles where eggs develop and mature. The doctor then retrieves 8-15 eggs.
  • Fertilization: The doctor injects the sperm directly into each of our partner’s eggs. Three days later, each successfully fertilized egg becomes an embryo.
  • Transferring the embryos: Depending on your partner’s relevant factors, the doctor inserts 1-5 embryos in her uterus using a thin catheter.
  • Growing a baby: If the treatment is successful, an embryo implants in your partner’s uterine wall and grows into a baby. Extra embryos may be frozen for future use.
  • Testing for pregnancy: our partner takes a pregnancy test after the embryos are placed in her uterus.

Advantages of IMSI
  • Helps men with infertility
  • Boosts the chance of fertilization
  • May help when frozen eggs are used

Disadvantages of IMSI
  • It is costly and time-consuming
  • A genetic disorder can be passed on to a child
  • Potential complications for a baby
  • Risk of multiples

Learn more about IMSI

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