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Weight Loss Surgery is a Snip in Costa Rica

In the US a gastric bypass costs around $30,000, but travel to sunny Costa Rica and the same procedure costs around $12,000!

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is the process in which a single sperm is gently injected into a single egg for fertilization. Both the sperm and the egg are collected from the donors and several eggs are treated in the same manner. They are kept in special culture fluids that encourage growth. The healthiest embryos or blastocysts after the period of 2-3 days and 5-6 days respectively are then planted in the uterus of the woman. ICSI is very similar to the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF),

Couples facing the following fertility problems are prescribed to undergo this procedure:
   • Low number of sperms in the semen – in this case the egg does not have a good chance of getting fertilized. In case of complete absence of sperms in semen, a sample can be collected from the test through various sperm retrieval methods.
   • Problems with ejaculation – retrograde ejaculation makes the semen drain into the bladder instead of outside through the penis. Sperms can be collected from the urine sample in such cases, or even from the testes. 
   • Abnormal sperm mobility – in such cases the sperms are unable to travel up to the egg for fertilization. An ejaculated semen sample is enough for the collection of sperms.
   • Vasectomy that is permanent.
   • Men who have to undergo cancer treatment – sperm samples are collected before the treatment and frozen. They are thawed for fertilization at the right time. 

In the USA a single cycle of ICSI treatment could cost anywhere between $10,000 and $17,000; in contrast, the same treatment in a medical tourism destination like India would only cost approximately $1,200. This translates into a savings of nearly 70 to 80 percent. Similarly, patients could save up to 75 percent when they opt to undergo the same treatment in a country such as Thailand. Other popular medical tourism destinations that offer affordable ICSI treatment options include Japan, Singapore, Greece, Turkey, China, Brazil, and Philippines 


Featured Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Providers Abroad


Vijaya Fertility Clinic

Cochin, India


Languages: English

The Vijaya Fertility IVF and Endoscopy centre founded by Dr.N.P.Vijayalakshmy, MD, DGO, and FASRM; has the distinction of achieving the first test tube baby of Kerala state, in May 1997. The first fer...

Hospital Dona Helena

Santa Catarina, Brazil


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Portuguese

Dona Helena Hospital (DHH) sponsored by the Evangelic Charitable Association of Joinville, the largest city in the state of Santa Catarina, has been one of Brazil’s first hospitals to have all s...

Mediterranean Health Care

Alicante, Spain


Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 14001

Languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, French

Mediterranean Health Care is a non-profit association that groups together eight of the most prestigious private hospitals and health clinics in the province of Alicante, Spain.

We dire...

The Wellington Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English, Russian, Greek, Polish

The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the UK, with almost four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. The hospital has an international reputation...

Kaali Institute

Budapest, Hungary


Languages: English, Hungarian

One of Hungary’s best kept secrets is that we are home to one of the largest, most experienced and most successful IVF clinics in the world; larger than the majority of fine clinics throughout t...
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