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Regenerative Medicine FAQ’s

  • Is stem cell therapy affordable and is it covered by my insurance?

    Compared to the cost of surgery and total hip or knee replacements, it is very cost effective. It is not covered by insurance. Although it is not covered by insurance, at our office if we think that this type of treatment would be good for you and if you decide that you want to do it, we have affordable financing options available. With the type of financing options, we have, virtually everyone can afford it. Most HSA or FLEX spending accounts CAN be used. Also, we have had people say they use the treatment as a tax write off. Some
    patients have their government pay for some of the treatment.

  • Is stem cell therapy safe?

    YES! There have now been over 300,000 cases with zero side effects and that number is growing everyday. Because of its effectiveness and low risk we feel that this type of treatment will continue to become more and more popular.

  • How does stem cell therapy work?

    Regenerative Tissues use the technology your body has used your whole life to grow, repair, and replace damaged tissue. When we are born, we have a very big supply of the things needed to do this. By the time we have grown normally in our late teens, we have used 90 percent of our supply. For the rest of our lives we live on the other 10 percent. Every time we have an injury, a cut, or a bruise, we continue using up our supply. For some people the supply gets so low the body just can’t keep up. The regenerative tissue we inject in your area of pain or problem is concentrated with the things you need to fix your problem. It helps your body have the tools needed to fix, repair or replace the damaged area.

  • Will the stem cell procedure be painful?

    In most cases, the procedure involves a simple injection and takes very little time. Guided imaging may be used depending on the area of the body being treated.

  • How is stem cell therapy different from the other types of treatments I have tried?

    Most treatments for chronic pain or degenerative conditions are designed to only mask or cover up the pain. They are not designed to actually fix or repair whatever is causing the pain. Regenerative tissue treatments reduce or eliminate the pain by fixing whatever is causing it. Not only does this get rid of your pain, it also helps restore function, meaning the part of your body that was affected before now works like it is designed to. You can live pain free and do the things that you love doing.

  • Does stem cell therapy have a good chance for success?

    Yes, it does! We know of nothing else that has a better chance. Regenerative tissues contain grow factors, proteins, natural cytokines, and mesenchymal stem cells, among other things, to help repair and regrow tissue. The regenerative tissues are injected right into your problem area and are as concentrated as when you were developing and growing. This gives you the ability to repair injuries like when you were young.

  • How do I know if stem cell therapy is right for me?

    We would be happy for you to have a free consultation with one of our medical professionals. They will go through your health and injury history and help you determine if these types of treatments may be right for you.

  • What is my recovery time after stem cell therapy?

    Most patients experience little, if any, recovery time from the procedures. Your physician will provide you with the aftercare instructions prior to your return home.

  • Do stem cells cause cancer?

    Many studies show that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) help reduce tumor growth and reoccurrence of cancer in the lungs and other types of cancer.

  • Can a disease be transmitted to me?

    We test both donors and we also look at both the mothers and fathers’ medical history something that even the USA doesn’t do. We meet and exceed requirements both locally and internationally.

  • Are there any side effects?

    You may experience some mild side effects. Around 20% of people that get treated see a temporary side effect that includes fever, tiredness, or a flush. The most common side effect that we have seen in IV treatments is tiredness the day of the treatment. No permanent side effects have been reported by any of our patients.

  • Are there studies that show that this treatment does help?

    We have a booklet called “The Medical Uses of Stem Cells” that explains the different conditions we treat and the efficacy of stem cells for each condition: backed by published studies and medical journals. We cannot include each condition or all the studies as it would make for an excessively long booklet. To find out if our treatments can help you, please call us at (844) 387-7802 to speak with a representative.

  • How long do the stem cells last?

    Studies show that stem cells continue to last and repair at least 6 months to a year.

  • Are there any guarantees?

    Like any medical treatment, no guarantees can be made. We would be wary of any medical establishment that does make such claims. We can tell you what the studies have shown and
    show you past patients experiences.

  • What type of treatment do you do?

    We have a variety of treatments that include IV, intranasal, full spine applications, joint applications, facial and hair restoration as well.

  • Where do the stem cells come from? Do they come from dead babies/fetus?

    Our stem cells are derived from the umbilical cord. More specifically from the Wharton’s jelly, the gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord. The umbilical cords we use are only from natural births without any complications.

  • Are they adult stem cells?

    No. Stem cells from the umbilical cord like we use are considered perinatal stem cells that are multipotent. They can differentiate into multiple lineages and renew themselves. They play an important role in tissue healing and defense. Umbilical cord stem cells replicate much more efficiently after being removed from the body than adult stem cells.

  • How do I know if I qualify?

    A. A diagnosis from a doctor
    B. Blood panel test that includes (CBC, CMP, Lipid panel, and TSH)
    C. A summary of last visit done by your doctor
    D. Any imaging applicable to your condition(s)
    E. Any reports that are associated with the imaging
    F. A short video of the patient introducing themselves, the point of this video is to show us how your condition affects your life. If you have issues walking for example, then we want to see you walking.

  • Does the treatment price include travel?

    No, the treatment price is separate from the price to travel and other associated costs when abroad.

  • How much does the treatment cost?

    The cost is dependent on the procedure approved by our medical team. We will not know the exact cost until your application is submitted in full and we know what you have been approved for by our medical staff.

  • How long do I have to travel for?

    The amount of time you must travel for depends on where you are coming from, layovers, the treatment that you are approved for and a combination of other factors. On average most patients stay between 5 -14 days.

  • Do I need a passport or a visa?

    Yes, you will need a valid passport. At the time of entering the country, the expiration date must be more than 6 months. For more specific information please refer to your government website for details.

  • Do I need a covid test and/or vaccination to get into the country to get treated?

    No test or vaccination is needed to get into the country, although there might be a test necessary to get back into your country. For more specific information please refer to your government website for details or speak to one of our representatives.

  • Who picks me up from the airport?

    There is a designated concierge that will take you to and from the airport and hotel and treatment center.

  • Who are your doctors?

    Our doctors range from our Scientific Director that is a pharmacologist to a Head of the Laboratory who is a geneticist both of which are University professors and are well-known in their respective fields. We also have a pediatrician and an orthopedic surgeon on staff.

    Pre-Treatment: Anti-inflammatory program to help lower inflammation within the body. The less inflammation in the body the better the treatment outcome.

    During Treatment: Anti-inflammatory program to help lower inflammation within the body. The less inflammation in the body the better the treatment outcome.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    An IV application can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The joint applications differ in duration depending on the joint, level of complexity and other factors.

  • Does it hurt?

    The IV is practically painless. You may feel just a slight pinching sensation when the IV is inserted. The joint applications do have slight discomfort reported by patients. There is inflammation and pain reported usually for the first 1-3 days after treatment.

    Post Treatment – Remember the 3/3/3 rule. This is very general and applies to most patients.

    1. 3 days of pain/ inflammation if a joint injection is done.

    2. 3 weeks after treatment should be treated with care, you shouldn’t do any activities that you normally wouldn’t do even if you feel a significant improvement.

    3. 3-6 months you should start seeing some results, every person is different, but this is what most patients have reported. This is usually where you will see peak improvement. At this time, we can have our doctors reevaluate the patient to see if they need another treatment or to do another consultation.