Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago ivf

ICSI for fertilization with male factor infertility Pictures demonstrating IVF ICSI process of fertilizing eggs

icsi at Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago, Illinois

About to inject the egg with a sperm Holding pipette on left ICSI needle on right Sperm head visible in needle at far right, just below X Polar body of egg at 7 o'clock

ICSI injection of sperm into egg

Needle is advanced to the left Shell of embryo has already been penetrated by needle Membrane of egg (oolemma) is stretching and is about to break Sperm head is visible at tip of needle

icsi for fertilization with male infertility

ICSI needle has penetrated the egg membrane A single sperm is being injected into the cytoplasm of the egg

About 16-18 hours after the ICSI process is done, we check the eggs for fertilization evidence.

4920 N. Central Ave
Suite 2C

Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (773) 794-1818
Fax: (773) 794-1819

30 Tower Court
Suite F
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: (847) 662-1818
Fax: (847) 662-3001

820 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176)
Suite 118
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-1818
Fax: (815) 356-1866



I am so grateful for Advanced Fertility Center. I just had my son Leland. I want to thank Dr. Catenacci and all of the nurses that helped us. Especially Ashley in the Crystal Lake office. You made this process easier by being supportive and positive. Thank you very much!


Dr. Sherban and his staff are the most amazing, compassionate, and supportive people. After almost 5 years of trying to conceive, going through numerous tests and meeting with another clinic closer to home, who told me my chances even with IVF were still very low, a good friend recommended advanced fertility center of Chicago. Best decision we ever made! We now have 2 amazing children who are now 5 and 3 years old! I cannot stress enough how amazing this staff is, they make you feel like family!


Our experience was amazing with Dr. Cantanucci and all of the nurses (especially Ashley). After ttc for 4 years and at 41 years of age, we became pregnant after 1 round of IVF, and had our beautiful boy this past October. Can't thank them enough!


2/7/15 our son was born all thanks to the assistance of Dr. Sherbahn and his staff. Everyone was so helpful and here for all our questions, worries, etc. They want this for you just as much as you want this for you! Handled with pure professionalism and care from the very start! Thank you advanced fertility!