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Stem Cell Treatment

What is an Autologous Adipose or Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure?

A small sample of Adipose tissue (fat) and/or the bone marrow are removed from above the Superior Iliac spine (love handles) and at the Iliac Spine respectively, under an anesthetic.

 
Benefits of ASCs: Stem cells play an integral part in wound healing and regeneration of tissue at the cellular level.

The Major Advantages of Adipose and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy:

High Yield: A high-dose of cells can be obtained in just a couple of hours.

Mesenchymal Stem cell yields from peripheral fat and hematopoietic stem cells from bone marrow.

Patients receive their own autologous cells, so there is a very low risk of immune rejection.


Is an Autologous Stem Cell Procedure Safe?

Yes… because the  tissue is removed from one's own body via autologous and sterile means, and in a controlled environment, there are no problems with cell rejection or disease transmission. The interview, physical, harvesting, and administering of stem cells are all performed in-house under a physician’s control.


How do I know if stem cell therapy is right for me?

Discussing treatment options with your physician and family first are important first step in making a decision regarding stem cell therapy. Potential outcomes, an integrative and comprehensive treatment plan, and financial costs are all factors to consider.

 

Are There Detrimental Side Effects from an Autologous Adipose or Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure?

As an autologous therapy the adipose tissue and bone marrow are extracted from the patient’s own body; no ‘foreign’ donors. Our procedure is performed completely in-house.Therefore, there are no deleterious side effects. Although, please keep in mind that every procedure does have its risks.


What You Can Expect When Visiting the Stem Cell Institute:

  • Consultation:  Each patient receives a thorough consultation prior to the treatment: History, Medications, Patient desires and expected outcomes are discussed.
  • Harvest: Using a tumescent anesthetic, and liposuction, a surgeon removes adipose tissue or an orthopedic surgeon removes bone marrow from the patient.
  • PRP: If needed, it is isolated from the patient's own blood.
  • Stem Cells: Our clinic staff will isolate the Adult Stem Cells ASCs and other progenitor cells in a sterile environment from the collected fat sample, ensuring that no contamination occurs.  As there is a difference between aspetic and sterile technique, it is extremely important to note that sterility means that the cells are not exposed to air particles and contaminants.
  • Prepare: Antioxidant and nutritional IV's prior to infusion to prepare the patient for the therapy.
  • Infuse: The cells are then administered back to the patient through one or more of the following modes of administration:
    • Intravenous: The Stem Cells are administered via an intravenous push
    • Localized: The Stem Cells are administered directly into a localized area.
    • Intraaritcular: Stem Cells are placed within the Joint Capsule
    • Intramuscular: The Stem Cells are implanted into the muscle.
    • Intranasal: This therapy relies on direct transmission through the cribiform plate, bypassing the BBB, along the olfactory and trigeminal nerve pathways.

Autologous Growth Factor Components of PRP:

  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) contains many growth factors, and has been successfully used clinically to improve hard and soft tissue healing
  • TGF-αβ (Transforming growth factor alpha & beta)
  • EGF (Epidermal growth factor)
  • FGF (Fibroblast growth factor)
  • IGF (Insulin growth factor)
  • PDEGF (platelet derived epidermal growth factor)
  • PDAF (platelet derived angiogenesis factor)
  • IL-8 (Interleuking-8)
  • TNF-α (Tumor necrosis factor alpha)
  • CTGR (Connective tissue growth factor)GM-CSF (Granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor)
  • KGF (Keratinocyte growth factor)
  • High concentration of leukocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils) for microbicidal events
  • High concentration of wound macrophages and other phagocytic cells, for biological debridement
  • Histamines, Serotonin, ADP, Thromboxane A2, and other vasoactive and chemotactic agents
  • High platelet concentration and native fibrinogen concentration for improved hemostasis

Disclaimer: Even though our Treatments are done using Autologous Cells, our Stem Cell Therapies are not approved by the FDA, nor conducted in the USA. Medical Science is beginning to show that Stem Cells can be used for almost any condition, disease or injury. At this time, it is inconclusive whether Stem Cell Treatments are a cure for any condition, disease or injury. The information we communicate is not medical advice. It is intended to be used for educational and information purposes only. It’s important for you to do your own research based on the options that we present to you so that you can make an informed decision.