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 we make no claim of cures, significant improvements and long-term stability is a goal that Stemedix is continuously trying to improve and achieve with each patient.
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. Although damaged cells cannot be fully reversed, these treatments can potentially help manage your symptoms and reduce the effects of further damage.
A board-certified physician will perform each treatment, 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. Hotel accommodations and ground transportation are included with your customized treatment plan.
Autologous adult stem cells are derived from the same individual’s body from either the bone marrow aspirate or adipose (fat) tissue. Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells found throughout the human body that form after growth and development. Stem cells are the fundamental elements of life that can differentiate into specialized cell types.
Adipose Stem Cell – Adipose (fat) tissue has the highest concentration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and can produce millions of cells that will repair, replenish, and rejuvenate one’s body immediately.
Bone Marrow Stem Cell – Found in the bone marrow aspirate of the hip are hundreds of thousands of newly created hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). These stem cells are active and capable of forming new blood cells in place of damaged or injured tissues.
These cells aresome of the youngest, meaning they possess a longer cell life thanthose derived from adults.These umbilical cord stem cells are derived from the Wharton’s Jelly, which lines the vessels in the umbilical cord. The Wharton’s Jelly is comprised of 80% mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) making it extremely potent. MSCs are considered undifferentiated cells that have the ability to replicate many tissues of the body. Because this is not a blood derived source, this is extremely safe and does not require HLA or phenotypic matching.
Procedures may last between 2-5 hours depending on what type of stem cell treatment is being administered. The procedure is a same day (outpatient) treatment and does not require an overnight hospital stay. Each treatment will have pre and post treatment monitoring by their performing physician.
Once your records, blood work and Medical History Form are carefully reviewed by our medical team, a customized treatment plan will be suggested for your condition.
Once the patient is approved, you can schedule as early as 2 weeks.
Yes, and in most cases, this is true with options such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Some therapies and nutritional supplements are recommended to potentially enhance the potential outcomes. Please ask about these possible recommendations with your Care Coordinator.
Stem cells have the ability to self-renew, or divide, to replenish dying or damaged tissue of specialized cell types. They can be considered a natural repair kit that can regenerate cells damaged by disease, injury, or aging. Stem cell therapy utilizes stem cells to treat a variety of conditions. Once the stem cells are administered back into the body, they respond to inflammatory signals secreted by damaged cells.
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.
There can be some minimal felt side effects from the incision or injection site, such as irritation, swelling, and/ or redness. No negative long-term effects to these procedures 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 the first 2 weeks with potential further results felt at the 4-8-week mark. Depending on the severity of the patient’s condition and if multiple treatments are needed, it may be 6-12 months for results to potentially be felt.
As many of our patients experience results with one treatment, some advanced cases with more severe symptoms may be recommended for multiple treatment consideration.
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 day after your treatment there will be a follow-up by your performing physician. Depending on your treatment method, your physician will review with you any necessary post-operative care. Once arriving home, continue any regularly scheduled appointments with your primary and/or specialized physicians and you will receive a call from your Care Coordinator a week post treatment.
Additionally, you will receive the RAND-36 Questionnaire Survey at the six-week, three-month, six-month, and one-year mark post treatment. This survey is a widely used health-related quality of life (HRQoL) survey instrument in the world today and assesses eight health concepts.
It is important to have a good support from family and loved ones so a companion is encouraged.
Health insurance in the United States does not provide coverage for these procedures at this time. Please visit our fundraiser and finance pages on www.stemedix.comunder the “About” tab for possible options that may help.
Stemedix does not utilize embryonic or fetal 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.
It is illegal to manipulate the stem cells once harvested. We do not add anything to the procedures outside of platelet rich plasma (PRP) which acts as a natural growth factor or “booster” which is extracted from the patient’s own blood.
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