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Asia Has a Nose Up

In 2011, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons released a report naming China, Japan, and South Korea in the top 5 for number of rhinoplasty (nose job) procedures!

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


Beijing Jian Gong Hospital

Beijing, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

JianGong Hospital, as a Class-2 and Grade-A general hospital with history of 59 years, has always adhered to the brief “quality is the life of hospital and brand is the dignity of hospital&rdquo...

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...

Beijing United Family Hospital

Beijing, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU), opening its doors in 1997, the hospital’s sole mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated healthcare services in a uniquely warm and caring patient and...

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...

The Parkway Women & Fertility Clinic

Singapore, Singapore


Languages: English

The Parkway Women & Fertility Clinic has continued to see women and couples at the Medical Centre of Parkway Parade Building, for more than fifteen years now.

The Clinic is situated...
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