As an interventional pain management specialist, 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.
Dr. Santos is the President and founder 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. 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 in 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 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, and the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine.
He specializes in minimally invasive interventional procedures for 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.
With locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mason City, Iowa, 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 an 80-90% success rate after one treatment*; 10-20% of patients require a booster dose** to achieve optimal results.
Why Choose RCI?
I had right knee surgery and had several steroid and synvisc injections for chronic pain. I experienced complete relief with one injection for chronic pain and I do not use my cane any more.
My knee felt great after one treatment, and I have cancelled my surgery.