Below are some Frequently Asked questions (FAQs) regarding Stem Cell Therapy
If you have further questions and would like to speak with a patient coordinator please feel free to contact us.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem Cells are the basic building blocks of life, the elemental cells from which our bodies are made. They are formed at conception and specialized to become all the different tissues in the body: skin, organs, muscle, blood, bone, etc. For example- muscle cells begin as stem cells, then they are determined and become muscle cells. Stem cells are simply undetermined cells. We use stem cells for the purpose of maintaining and repairing tissue. Stem Cell Therapy enhances this natural function by introducing high concentrations to an affected area, this stimulates regeneration and healing occurs at a rapid pace.
When should I expect to see results?
Stem Cell therapy relies on your own regenerative healing to occur. Everyone is different and the healing process may take several months before results are seen. However, many patients report that they begin to experience results within a week with fuller effects felt within 4-8 weeks. It’s important to remember that the effects of stem cell therapy continue to increase as time goes on up to one year. No accurate guarantee can be made regarding how soon results can be felt as we are treating patients with their own adult stem cells. It is all dependent upon the specific diagnosis and the severity of the problem.
How long will my recovery take?
Stem Cell Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure. Most patients report being back to normal daily activities within 24-48 hours
Does health insurance cover the cost of this procedure?
We never want to preclude anyone from receiving the benefits of stem cell therapy or learning more about this groundbreaking technology in health care. Therefore, while there will be out of pocket expenses associated with many of the regenerative techniques that we offer, we also accept all major insurances for those services that are covered. Once it is determined what interventions are required we will, in writing, discuss what your insurance covers and what the out of pocket expenses will be. You will be pleasantly surprised with the affordability of even the most extensive programs we offer.
Is this FDA approved?
This question exposes a very common misconception. The FDA can only approve or deny drugs and devices, and stem cells are neither. So the FDA has no jurisdiction to either approve or deny stem cells. Our procedure falls under the category of physician’s practice of medicine governed by state licensure, wherein the physician and patient are free to consider their chosen course of treatment. Our procedure is compliant within the guidelines listed in the FDA Code of Federal Regulations 21 Part 1271. We meet FDA guidelines by providing a same-day procedure done entirely in clinic with only minimal manipulation of a patient’s own cells which are then immediately delivered back to that patient.