Stem Cell Therapy
Thanks to recent developments in both medical research and technology, treatment with stem cell therapy is now a possibility for patients with a broad range of degenerative diseases and chronic conditions, from joint/cartilage degeneration (arthritis) to autoimmune, neurological, and cardio/respiratory conditions.
OC Regenerative Medicine, in association with the Cell Surgical Network, is now able to offer investigational treatments utilizing adult mesenchymal stem cells.
Employing Recent Innovations
Mesenchymal stem cell therapy is made possible due to advances in medical technology that enable us to extract the stem cells from the patient’s own body fat (adipose), which has been found to contain a very high proportion of stem cells (approximately 2500 times more than are found in bone marrow).
Using a quick mini-liposuction technique, we are able to extract the fat, usually from the abdominal region, in a procedure that lasts approximately 20 minutes and requires only local anesthesia.
Then, a component called stromal vascular fraction (SVF) that rich in both stem cells and growth factors, can be extracted from the fat right at our medical facility that same day. This extraction uses a new technology that involves minimal processing. The harvesting of stem cells also takes place under sterile conditions using a special “closed system” technology so that the stem cells never come in contact with the environment.
Deploying the Stem Cells
After the SVF containing the stem cells is extracted, it can then be deployed in the patient’s own body utilizing any of several different methods. We use the deployment method or methods we believe will most effectively deliver the stem cells given the patient’s specific condition.
Currently utilized deployment methods include intravenous deployment, deployment through nebulization (inhalation), and direct injection into targeted tissues.
Using Adult Stem Cells
While there has been controversy over the use of embryonic stem cells in medical research, we utilize only autologous adult stem cells derived from the patient’s own body. Therefore we do NOT use any embryonic stem cells at OC Regenerative Medicine.
An Innovative, Investigational Therapy
Mesenchymal stem cell therapy is currently an investigational treatment. Stem cell therapy has already shown considerable promise in treating many degenerative conditions. Potential applications include treatments for patients with a broad range of neurodegenerative, autoimmune, and cardio-respiratory conditions along with most arthritic conditions.
If you would like more information on Mesenchymal stem cell therapy, please feel free to contact us through our web form or by calling 949.247.8844.