Regenerative Cell Institute’s innovative stem cell therapy procedures treat a variety of medical conditions including:
- Orthopedic Conditions – including osteoarthritis, neck and back pain, sports injuries, ligament damage, and joint pain
- Auto-Immune Diseases – including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, and peripheral neuropathy
- Neurological Conditions – including multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke recovery, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Urinary Incontinence
Stem cell therapy may eliminate the need for surgery and medications, improve symptoms, recover faster from injuries and illnesses, and may help you enjoy a healthy, active life.
Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy
- No Risk of Rejection – Autologous stem cells are harvested from and reintroduced into the patient’s own body. Stem cells derived from donor sources such as amniotic fluid and/or umbilical cord blood are thoroughly tested and able to adapt to the environment into which injected.
- Minimally invasive – In contrast to traditional treatment such as surgery or joint replacement, stem cell treatments are minimally invasive. Procedures are performed as out-patient and generally take 1-3 hours in the office. Patients rarely require any post-operative pain medication and are able to return to normal activity within 24 hours.
- Avoid surgery – Our stem cell therapy procedures help many patients avoid invasive surgeries such as hip replacement, knee replacement or shoulder surgery, serve as an alternative to back surgery such as spinal fusion or lumbar disc replacement, and help patients avoid many other orthopedic surgeries.
- Rebuild the body’s own healthy tissue.
- No need to consider the demanding recovery or downtime associated with traditional surgery.
- No general anesthesia – Due to the minimally invasive nature of stem cell therapy, procedures generally require local anesthesia only.
- No transmission of communicable disease.
- Fast Recovery – Stem cell patients can resume normal activities in 1-2 days.
What to Know About Autologous and Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants
Autologous stem cells mostly come from the bone marrow and adipose (fat) tissues of the patients. Autologous involves harvesting or bone marrow aspiration using a special needle under local anesthesia or liposuction under tumescent anesthesia. It is then followed by isolation of stem cells (SVF in case of adipose) through centrifugation. The procedure is all done in-office with minimal pain.
Allogeneic stem cells mostly come from the umbilical cord blood, umbilical cord tissues (known as Wharton’s jelly), amniotic membrane, and amniotic fluid. In the allogeneic procedure, the products are harvested from newly-born healthy babies whose mothers are tested with blood work for infections such as HIV, hepatitis, cancer, etc. They are manufactured by a GMP-certified and FDA-registered lab. Products are stored at -80 degrees until they are shipped on dry ice to our office for use.
Stem cells use signals called growth factors and cytokines to heal damaged tissues and inflammation. Wharton’s jelly and amniotic membrane are known to provide powerful growth factors, extracellular matrix, and other cell signaling molecules that are highly beneficial in tissue repair and regeneration.
To learn more about stem cell therapy or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, please contact the Regenerative Cell Institute.