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Meet the man behind the therapies.
Dr. Santos
Meet Dr. Crispino Santos, MD,FIPP

As an interventional pain management specialist with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Crispino Santos is a leader of medical innovations that provide longer lasting solutions for chronic pain and specialized treatments to help reduce the problems associated with injuries and degenerative diseases through Stem Cell Therapy in Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Santos is the President and medical director of both the Regenerative Cell Institute (RCI) and Interventional Pain Medicine (IPM). He attended medical school at the Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines, and did his post-doctoral residency training in general surgery and anesthesiology at King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He also completed one year of advanced anesthesiology fellowship at University of South Florida-Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He graduated and is a recipient of Winthrop Stearns Scholar and Rolando Solis Cardiology Award in 1979.

Dr. Santos first practiced medicine in Mason City, Iowa where he worked for nine years and started the cardiac anesthesia program and established the Pain Management Center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.In February 1998, Dr. Santos moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and joined Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center. There, he began his full-time practice as an interventional pain physician. He founded Regenerative Cell Institute of Las Vegas, Nevada in 2013 and opened the Institute’s second location in Mason City, Iowa in 2014. In February 2017, he extended his practice to his native home, Philippines, where he performs procedures at the Panay Healthcare Hospital in Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines.

Dr. Santos is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Pain Management. He is also board certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice. Additionally, he is an active member of the World Institute of Pain, the International Spine Intervention Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Neuromodulation Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound, the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine.

He specializes in minimally invasive interventional procedures for the treatment of spinal pain and other complex chronic pain conditions. Dr. Santos’ unparalleled expertise in minimally invasive injection techniques, utilizing live image guidance, allows him to administer the biologic solutions are placed precisely in the areas of tissue damage. Using the latest stem cell research and cutting-edge regenerative medical techniques, he performs the most advanced regenerative cell treatments for an array of medical conditions including arthritis, joint injuries, spinal pain, chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions, auto-immune diseases, and aesthetics. He has performed several thousands of interventional pain procedures, have trained other doctors, given lectures, and treated patients locally and internationally.

He is always researching the most advanced, safe, and effective therapies to improve and prolong patients’ lives using the most natural way of healing.

About Regenerative Cell Institute

With its location in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Regenerative Cell Institute (RCI) has changed the practice of traditional medicine by revolutionizing pain management and regenerative medical treatments to reduce symptoms associated with the diseases of aging. Combining cutting-edge regenerative medical techniques utilizing stem cells and high-density activated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with several stem cell procedures, Dr. Santos and his team offer the most advanced regenerative cell treatments for an array of medical conditions including arthritis, joint injuries, spinal pain, chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions, auto-immune diseases, sexual wellness, and aesthetics.

Dr. Santos splits his time between both offices, performs all procedures, and offers customized treatment options and care plans. He carefully evaluates each patient’s condition and body composition to determine the best stem cell extraction technique, harvesting process, and treatment plan to ensure patients receive the highest concentrations of stem cells to spark the body’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes. While other doctors often require multiple appointments and procedures which drives up patient costs, Dr. Santos’ patients enjoy a 90% success rate after one treatment*; 10-20% of patients require a booster dose** to achieve optimal results.

Why Choose RCI?

  • Dr. Santos is a leader of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine with over 20 years of experience.
  • All procedures are performed by Board-Certified Interventional Pain Specialists.
  • All patients receive individualized treatments and custom care plans.
  • All procedures are performed in the office using fluoroscopic guided injections.
  • RCI patients require fewer appointments and enjoy 90% improvement within one month of the first treatment.
  • RCI is the leading practice in both Nevada and Iowa, drawing patients from surrounding states and around the globe.
  • Over 50% of our new patients are from patient referrals.

We provide the highest quality patient care available with over 90% satisfaction rate.