Below is a list of general answers to some common initial questions regarding Stem Cell Therapy. If you have further questions or would like to discuss your eligibility, please feel free to contact us and consult with a Stemedix Care Coordinator.
No. Although Stemedix makes no claim of complete cures, significant improvements and long term stability is a goal that Stemedix is continuously trying to improve and achieve with each patient.
The Stemedix team of physicians believe success is unique to each individual based on specific conditions and improvements of what that patient considers to be an improvement and success for their condition. For example, a success measure may be able to regain strength in their right arm or perhaps improvement in bladder control. Each patient is unique in their degree of symptoms which then equates to different degrees of success.
Stemedix has multiple facilities where the procedures are performed. All facilities are AMA approved and the safety protocols and equipment are compliant with the US FDA. We have free standing clinics and treatment centers located within a hospital setting.
Here at Stemedix, all of our physicians have passed board certification in their specialties, which means that you will be treated by a US certified medical doctor who meets the levels of excellence demanded by our patients.
Yes, we accept patients suffering from these conditions worldwide. With Stemedix, each patient is personally hand held through the process by our trained Care Coordinators to understand what is to be expected, what are the next steps, and individually tailored a treatment plan around their condition with approved therapy by the assigned doctor. Your wellness and convenience is our focus.
Autologous adult stem cells are derived from the same individual’s body. Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells, found throughout the human body, that form after growth & development. Stem cells are the fundamental elements of life that can be found in all tissue of the body; connective tissues, muscle tissues, nervous tissues, and epithelial tissues. In living tissue, the main purpose of adult stem cells is to use cell division to repair and replace dying cells in order to regenerate damaged tissue. Adipose (fat) tissue has the highest concentration of stem cells and can produce billions of cells that will repair, replenish, and rejuvenate one’s body immediately.
Adipose (fat) tissue has the highest concentration of stem cells and can produce billions of cells that will repair, replenish, and rejuvenate one’s body immediately. These cells are autologous which means they come from your own body.
Found in the bone marrow aspirate of the hip are hundreds of thousands of newly created hematopoietic stem cells. These cells are active and capable of forming new cells in place of diseased or dying tissue.
Allogeneic stem cell therapy is a treatment that uses umbilical cord derived cells to provide a powerful approach in the management of a wide variety of conditions including sports related injuries and many orthopedic issues. Umbilical cord blood contains Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) which are used in our treatments.
Procedures will last between 2-5 hours depending on what type of stem cell treatment is being administered. This is a same-day (outpatient) procedure and does not require an overnight hospital stay.
Once your records, blood work and intake form are carefully reviewed by our medical staff, a customized treatment plan will be suggested for your condition.
Yes, also known as Intrathecal Injection. This method inserts a substance into the spinal cord so that it reaches the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This clear fluid can be found within the spine and brain flowing continuously through each of these parts of the vertebral column and skull. This route of administration is widely used within the anesthetic, chemotherapy, and pain management fields of medicine and has been routinely practiced for many years.
This method does not introduce the cells directly into the spinal fluid space. The only effective means to get stem cells into the spinal fluid space is through a direct spinal injection known as intrathecal injection which requires a trained physician to successfully accomplish.
It is widely speculated that stem cells cannot pass the blood brain barrier. To avoid this speculation, this method can easily bypass the blood brain barrier all together. It also encourages the homing of cells within the spinal and cranial space. The procedure is minimally evasive, relatively pain free and offers a more targeted approach.
We have a process in place to receive necessary information to review and approve from each potential patient. Once the patient is approved by our physician staff, we can typically have an appointment date available within 2-4 weeks.
Yes, any medical requirements will be discussed and planned before your trip with your Care Coordinator. We provide transportation to and from the facilities, accessible hotel rooms, and personal transportation if necessary. Additional charges may apply if the patient is bedridden.
Yes, and in most cases this is true with options such as Hyperbaric Oxygen and UV Blood Irradiation therapy. However, please discuss treatments you are having outside of Stemedix with your Care Coordinator so we can review and ensure there are no conflicts with your treatment plan. This also includes medications you are currently taking.
Stem cells have the ability to self-renew, or divide, to replenish dying tissue of specialized cell types. They can be considered our own built-in repair systems that regenerate cells damaged by disease, injury, and everyday wear-and-tear. Once stem cells are administered to the body, they respond to inflammatory signals secreted by damage cells. Ultimately, stem cells replenish these damaged cells. Unlike traditional treatments offering less than optimal options, Stemedix procedures gather stem cells from their most abundant sources, thus ensuring survival.
Yes, as stem cell research is constantly advancing, conditions are progressively being treated. Please contact your Care Coordinator to inquire or complete the contact form below.
The side effects of stem cell therapy are minimal and may include irritation, such as soreness, swelling, or redness at the injection site (adipose). In some cases, patients with sensitivities to mild anesthesia may experience nausea, vomiting, headache, or minor fever usually lasting less than 24 hours. No negative long-term effects to this procedure have been reported.
Each stem cell therapy treatment is unique to our patients and their conditions. Therefore, no guarantee can be made of what results will be achieved or how soon results can be felt. However, patients may begin to experience results within a week with fuller effects felt within 4 to 8 weeks. Depending on the severity of the patient’s condition and if multiple treatments are needed, it may be 6-9 months for results. Research has shown that in most cases, patients reported a decrease in medication intake.
When considering multiple treatments for a patient, a thorough look at their condition and their history is important. While newly diagnosed patients may see results from just one stem cell treatment, others with a more progressed condition may require multiple treatments before noticeable improvements occur.
The final day of your treatment will be a follow-up appointment with the physician administering your treatment. Depending on your treatment method, your physician will review with you any necessary additional next steps or additional antibiotics that may be prescribed. Once arriving home, continue any regularly scheduled appointments with your primary and/or specialized physicians.
The Stemedix team encourages a good support system not only from our staff, but from family and loves ones as well. Each room can comfortably sleep up to four people. Additional rooms needed will be at the expense of the patient.
Health insurance in the United States does not provide coverage for this procedure.
Stem Cells used during treatment come from your own body. Stemedix does not harvest embryonic stem cells and is therefore not related to any controversial debate.
Contact us and consult with a Stemedix Care Coordinator to find out if you are eligible for treatment.
This is a significantly difficult undertaking. First, it requires a Board Certified Urologist to enter the bladder with a cystoscope (camera) and inject the muscle wall of the bladder from the inside. In addition, bladder problems are typically NOT a muscle issue, but rather from the nerve that controls the bladder.
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