The dilemma of what is the difference between IVF and ICSI and what will be the best option for us? Put the brakes to your thoughts, we are here to make it simple for you.

Both these procedures are similar for patients as both of them include controlled stimulation of follicles, follicle study and Ovum Pickup (OPU). The magic happens outside the body, in the controlled environment of our embryology lab.

In IVF, both the gametes; egg aspirated from the ovaries and processed sperm are kept in close vicinity in a petri dish. Sperm penetration (fertilization) in the egg occurs naturally. Patient with no male factor can opt for IVF.

In ICSI, eggs aspirated from the ovaries are “INJECTED” manually with a single sperm by our highly skilled and trained embryologist. Patient with male and female factor or just male factor can opt for ICSI.

Couples experiencing fertility issues in Vasai can explore in vitro fertilization (IVF) as an effective treatment option at local clinics.


Some patients are unable to conceive even after 3 or 4 IUI. We then advise the patient to change the line of treatment, i.e. to opt for IVF or ICSI.

Depending on your investigations, your infertility specialist will decide the protocol suitable for you. It is followed by controlled ovarian stimulation which is a course of injections allowing multiple follicles (eggs) to grow in same time.

Transvaginal Sonography is done every 3rd or 4th day to monitor follicle growth.

After reaching to the desired size these follicles are aspirated out of the body by the procedure of Ovum Pickup (OPU), done under anaesthesia.

At the same time, male partner is told to produce semen sample by masturbation. The sperm are separated from the seminal fluid and used for IVF or ICSI.

Depending upon the number and quality of the embryos formed the cryopreservation is done.


You may experience discomfort or pain, pain-killers for the same will be prescribed.

Spotting is normal, but if you notice continuous bleeding please visit the hospital.

Diet after discharge should be simple for the day.

Follow up after 5 days of procedure is mandatory.