Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive, innovative treatment in the growing field of regenerative medicine. Using stem cells to treat a variety of chronic orthopedic and spine conditions, auto-immune diseases, and neurological conditions, stem cell therapy serves as an alternative to surgery and medications. Ultimately, it has the potential to get you back to living an active, healthy lifestyle!
As a leader of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, Dr. Santos’ Regenerative Cell Institute is at the forefront of stem cell procedures and groundbreaking techniques which give the body the potential to heal itself naturally.
Regenerative Cell Institute’s innovative stem cell therapy procedures treat a variety of medical conditions including:
Many musculoskeletal conditions caused by sports injuries and overuse, and diseases associated with aging, can be treated with stem cell procedures. If you:
Stem cell therapy may have the potential to avoid invasive surgery, steroid treatments, or medications so you can enjoy an active, healthy life!
Stem cell therapy is the use of stem cells to improve condition of degenerative and chronic inflammatory diseases.
Often referred to as stem cell treatment or cell therapy, stem cell therapy helps the body repair itself naturally. Once harvested, processed, and administered, transplanted stem cells treat inflammation and accelerate healing. They not only have the potential to regenerate injured cartilage, tendons, bone, muscle, ligaments and vertebral annular disc cartilage but also minimize the effects of many auto-immune diseases and neurological conditions. Upon entering the affected area, stem cells find the damaged tissue and initiate repair or regeneration by stimulating the body’s own natural healing processes.
Stem cell therapy begins with harvesting a patient’s own stem cells (found in adipose (fat) tissue, blood or bone marrow) or via a donor source derived from amniotic fluid or umbilical cord blood. Once extracted, the stem cells are concentrated into a small injectable volume and reintroduced into the body. Injection sites and methods vary on each patient’s condition and needs. The administration of stem cells stimulates the body to repair and replace tissue that has either broken down over time, been traumatized from injury or overuse, or degenerated as a result of the aging process, and auto-immune disease, or a neurological condition.
Dr. Crispino Santos, medical director of Regenerative Cell Institute, is one of the leaders of stem cell therapy. Among the few select physicians in the United States trained in the groundbreaking techniques of stem cell therapy, Dr. Santos personally evaluates each patient to determine the best treatment options and care plan to address their specific needs.
Through Regenerative Cell Institute’s customized approach to stem cell therapy, many patients have been saved from undergoing invasive knee replacement or hip replacement surgery, spinal fusion surgery, and other invasive surgical procedures and been able to reduce their reliance upon steroids and medications used to treat a variety of auto-immune diseases, neurological conditions, and sexual disorders such as Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
Stem cells may be harvested a variety of ways under local anesthesia or tumescent anesthesia for liposuction! Regenerative Cell Institute utilizes harvesting techniques which include from a patient’s own blood, bone marrow and fat.
To learn more about stem cell therapy, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, please contact the Regenerative Cell Institute.
Allogeneic stem cell transplants have a mile-long list of medical advantages. But let’s first offer you a brief explanation on what this procedure, also called as the donor stem cell transplant, is all about. So it basically entails replacing malfunctioning bone marrows with healthy stem cells, allowing the patient to have a new, healthy bone marrow. This also gives the patient the power of their donor’s immune system, successfully eliminating the remaining cancer cells in their body.
Stem cells for transplantation can be collected from the blood, bone marrow, and umbilical cord tissue and cord blood stem cells, amniotic fluid, and exosomes. Prior to the collection of stem cells, donors must undergo a thorough physical exam and blood testing.
When it comes to stem cell transplant, one of the most common sources is the blood that flows through our veins. The peripheral blood stem cells that are released by the bone marrow into the bloodstream are usually minimal. This requires the donor to take a white cell growth factor to increase the number of stem cells released by the marrow into the bloodstream. The process of blood removal from the donor is called apheresis, which simply involves placing a needle in a donor’s vein, allowing their blood to be pumped through a machine which separates blood into its four components: plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Only the components which contain the stem cells, the platelets, and white cells, are collected and used in the transplantation procedure.
If the process of apheresis is not able to harvest a sufficient number of stem cells, then the donor may need to undergo a minor surgical procedure that allows for the retrieval of stem cells from the bone marrow. The harvested marrow is infused into the recipient’s vein within hours after being collected. If frozen and stored the right way, it may even be suitable for years.
One of the richest sources of stem cells is created after the birth of an infant. The cord blood unit, or the blood that remains in the placenta and attached umbilical cord, can potentially save the lives of blood cancer patients. Using cord blood for transplantation is beneficial for many reasons;
Regenerative medicine always finds new ways to save lives. Perhaps you’re interested in knowing more about this procedure and how it can help you or a loved one. Please feel free to contact (links to Contact Us page) Regenerative Cell Institute for more information.