What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are cells found in bone marrow and skin that have the potential to develop into many different cell types in the body such as bone, muscle, cartilage, ligament or tendon cells. Bone marrow contains some of the highest concentration of stem cells that have the potential to develop into many different cell types in the body such as bone, muscle, cartilage, ligament and tendon cells.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative Medicine involves taking stem cells that were extracted from bone marrow, fat tissue or an umbilical cord and injecting them to the area of injury, dysfunction or disease. These regenerative cells will change to the cell type needed for the host tissue in treating:
How is Regenerative Medicine effective?
Regenerative Medicine enhances the healing process and provides faster pain relief. Benefits include:
Where do the regenerative cells come from?
To ensure the highest rate of healthy, live cells, we only use cells we aspirate from the patient. One of the richest sources of regenerative cells is bone marrow. Our process removes cells from the patient’s bones utilizing a minimally invasive procedure. Our staff then uses specially designed equipment to process and concentrate the regenerative cells. Then these cells are used to treat the injured or marginalized area of the body.
Will my insurance cover this procedure?
While regenerative medicine has been used in Europe for decades to treat a variety of diseases, its use is relatively new in the United States. Therefore, insurance companies do not currently cover these procedures, and payment is due in full advance by the patient. Financing options are also available.
How long does it take?
Bone marrow aspiration is approximately 20 minutes. Regenerative Cell injections into a joint is approximately 10-15 minutes.