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Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition.

WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?

Stem cells are fundamentally the building blocks of life and have the potential to differentiate into many different types of cells within the body. Stem cells are actively involved in repairing, regenerating, and rebuilding damaged or absent tissue in the body that has been affected by disease, infection, or injury.

HOW DO STEM CELLS HEAL?

Receptors on stem cells allow them to migrate to areas that need healing and effect change in that area, potentially becoming new cells in the area and create new tissue to help improve functionality. They secrete chemicals which activate and attract your body’s native stem cells to initial tissue regeneration. There are numerous scientific evidence that show amazing reparative potential of these cells.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most frequently asked questions

How do I know if I am a candidate for stem cell treatments?

To find out if you are a candidate for the stem cell procedure please fill out the initial contact form or give us a call. We will send you a more detailed medical information form and review your records as a team to discuss your case and decide if you will benefit from our procedure.

Is there anyone who is not a candidate for the stem cell treatment?

We do not treat anyone with active cancer. We will evaluate each patient on an individual basis to decide if this treatment is right for you.

Is this procedure FDA approved or covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, no stem cell procedures within the United States is FDA approved nor is it covered by insurance.

Will my age affect the efficacy of the treatment?

Because we use "young" stem cells, age does not affect the efficacy of the treatment. No matter your age, there is a potential for the umbilical stem cells to have a positive effect on your health. Bone marrow and adipose stem cells will have a much lower rate of success with older patients.

What if I have more than one medical issue?

Our stem cell treatment can often address many issues simultaneously. The extensive experience of our staff and the multiple methods of stem cell administration that we have developed provide our patients with a unique opportunity to address many issues at once.

Are stem cell treatments safe?

After numerous clinical trials and thousands of stem cell treatments worldwide, stem cell therapy has been proven to be safe and an effective tool for tissue regeneration. Umbilical cord stem cells are extensively tested and, in our experience, with more than 2500 patients, we have never had a serious adverse event occur.

Will my body reject the stem cells from a donor?

No, umbilical cord derived stem cells are considered immune-privileged and have no immune markers on them. They are considered neutral cells and therefore, do not result in rejections.

How long does it take to show improvement following stem cell treatment?

Everyone's journey is different following their procedure. But most patients notice improvements around 2-12 weeks after the initial treatment with continued healing for up to one year following the procedure date.

How long will the treatment last?

Depending on the individual patient and their condition that is being treated, most patient's will experience long term relief lasting several years. Progressive conditions such as MS, ALS, Parkinson's, etc. may experience relief for periods of time and then may relapse months to years later as their condition continues to progress.

What side effects are associated with stem cell treatments?

Umbilical cord stem cell treatment side effects are generally considered minor. These can include redness/rash, itching, swelling, bruising, nausea, etc. In over 2500 stem cell procedures we have never had a serious event occur.

How are the stem cells administered to the patient?

Stem cells are administered to the patient through a variety of different methods depending on the treatment required for the patient's condition. All our patients receive an intravenous administration in addition to any other methods decided upon by the treating physician. This may include several different types of injections and routes of administration that will be discussed in detail with each individual patient during their consultation with the physician.

FDA Regulations Regarding Stem Cells

HUMAN CELLS AND TISSUE PRODUCTS (HCT/P) REGULATIONS According to FDA 21 CFR 1271, an HCT/P is regulated solely under section 361 of the PHS Act and the regulations in this part if it meets all of the following criteria: 1) The HCT/P is minimally manipulated; 2) The HCT/P is intended for homologous use only, as reflected by the labeling, advertising, or other indications of the manufacturer's objective intent; 3) The manufacture of the HCT/P does not involve the combination of the cells or tissues with another article, except for water, crystalloids, or a sterilizing, preserving, or storage agent, provided that the addition of water, crystalloids, or the sterilizing, preserving, or storage agent does not raise new clinical safety concerns with respect to the HCT/P; and (4) Either: (i) The HCT/P does not have a systemic effect and is not dependent upon the metabolic activity of living cells for its primary function; or (ii) The HCT/P has a systemic effect or is dependent upon the metabolic activity of living cells for its primary function, and: (a) Is for autologous use; (b) Is for allogeneic use in a first-degree or second-degree blood relative; or (c) Is for reproductive use. To learn more about FDA Regulations, please visit the following link: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=1271