Frequently Asked Questions
Our services are on the cutting-edge of regenerative medicine and fairly new to many people. We’ve taken the top questions we’re asked by patients and compiled them here for your reference.
Why do we use cord derived stem cells rather than autologous stem cells?
Studies have shown that these cells work better. It is well documented that our cells in our bodies age as we age and younger cells can be more effective.
Are human cell/tissue products safe?
Yes, our human cell/tissue products including stem cells are immuno-privileged which means they will not cause any serious adverse reactions or rejection to the body.
Is there any transfer of DNA?
No, a process called cell fusion would be required and this process is not observed in multi-potent mesenchymal stem cells.
Are there contraindications to our regenerative programs?
Yes, if the patient is currently going through active cancer treatments, they are currently pregnant, or has an active infection. These individuals would not qualify for care.
At what point should a patient explore this option, and when is it too late?
The great news is that our research shows that is never too late. Most chronic pain conditions slowly get worse over time, not better. For this reason, we encourage patients not to continue to suffer and come and have their problem treated to get them out of the suffering and pain. We have treated patients from 18 -102 years old and had the same great outcomes. Age does not seem to matter when it comes to stem cell therapy.
What is the difference between Regenerative Medicine and other treatments such as replacements, joint resurfacing, etc?
The biggest difference is that Regenerative Medicine can be “curative” in nature. Every other type of drug or treatment is “masking” the symptoms. The most obvious difference is safety of this treatment versus anything else.
- You are not in a hospital subjected to “super germs”
- There is no risky surgery being done or anesthesia.
- There is no six weeks of bed rest or “light duty”.
- Our procedure takes less than a half hour and is done in our clinic.
Who are likely candidates for our regenerative programs?
We help those who have clear quality of life limiting problems. Those who suffer from chronic degenerative conditions. A lot of our patients present with chronic joint pain, arthritis, neuropathies, and chronic metabolic conditions.
How long do results last for?
As long as the root cause of your problem is addressed your healing should be long term. Because Regenerative Medicine is still fairly new, research shows that results can last up to and beyond five years. There are many variables that determine how long the results will last for. Results will also vary from person to person and depend on a variety of factors including, diet, exercise, lifestyle choices, etc…
What is involved in our regenerative programs?
Our regenerative medicine programs can consist of using human cell and tissue products including stem cells, exosomes, and growth factors. We also use PRP (platelet-rich plasma) on candidates who qualify. Lastly, nutritional iv therapy is recommended in certain cases as well.
What’s the difference between stem cells and PRP?
PRP is obtained by taking the patient’s own blood and spinning it down to concentrate the platelet portion of their blood while discarding the rest. Platelets play a vital role in the healing process. Healing depends on platelets which are rich in growth factors. While PRP may help recruit a few stem cells, using stem cells themselves are much more advanced.
Is regenerative medicine covered by health insurance?
Insurance does not cover most Regenerative Medicine services at this time.
What is the investment I can expect to make?
Price depends on the patient’s specific complaints, severity of those problems, the patients specific goals and what is needed to achieve those goals. 75% of our patients will invest between $4,500 to $9,500.
Is there financing available?
Yes, we offer INTEREST FREE financing up to 24 months. We can also help patients finance up to 60 months if necessary.
What is the process like in our clinic?
We ask all patients to show up 15 minutes early to give our medical staff time to review your intake paperwork, imaging, and/or bloodwork prior to your appointment. You will receive a consultation and examination to determine if you qualify as a candidate. If you are, you will come back on another date for the procedure.
Patient Success Stories
Curious to know how our patients are responding? Our patients amaze us everyday! Their life-altering results inspire our mission. We think their stories will inspire you to take action.