As science continues to advance, new assisted fertility techniques are consistently being developed around the world to bring hope to couples who are struggling to conceive. IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic said IVI remains at the forefront of offering the latest approaches developed to address not just female, but also male infertility issues.
“Through specialist research and strategic collaboration, IVI has been actively taking part in creating state-of-the-art techniques, to increase the success rate of male patients looking to become fathers,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinics.
The leading fertility clinic uses two high-tech techniques including sperm extraction procedures called the Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) and the Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE) for treating male infertility.
The less invasive FNA uses a thin, hollow needle that is gently inserted through the testicle to retrieve a small amount of tissue for sperm examination. Usually, the test, which is done under local anesthesia, can be done without the need to make a cut in the skin, helping minimise any discomfort as well as reduce the risk of infection or other complications. Sperms obtained via this method are either frozen for subsequent use or prepared using a process of washing and grading.
Micro-TESE, on the other hand, is a highly specialised surgery that is recommended for men who have a condition known as azoospermia, or lack of sperm in ejaculation. This surgical procedure involves incision of the scrotum to look for quality sperm. The extracted sperm is frozen and later sent for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
According to Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, sperm freezing is normally done to avoid another surgical procedure and as a means to fertility preservation.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), or the process of injecting sperm into eggs obtained via IVF for embryo development, is another technique developed to address male infertility due to impaired semen quality. The injection is given using an inverted microscope under high magnification. Many of IVI male patients undergo ICSI.
“The advances in assisted fertility techniques reflect our commitment to continuously improve and enhance the services we provide to our patients. Infertility can be frustrating and devastating, especially for couples who have long been waiting to get pregnant. By making available these latest methods, we seek to provide them with hope as we do our best to deliver technology-driven approaches to assist them in this journey,” concluded Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi
Nine out of 10 couples that consult IVI due to infertility achieve their goal of becoming parents. As its research and development of new techniques continues to advance, IVI aims to exceed its achievements by utilizing next-generation technologies.