Stem Cell Therapy
“Your Stem Cells, Your Quality of Life”
Stem cell therapy involves taking stem cells from one area of the body, and then injecting it into an injured area. Stem cells are responsible for rebuilding and regenerating the body. The underlying premise, is that stem cells are in fact living cells that can transform themselves into different types of tissue or functional cell. Therefore, they are able to differentiate into ligaments, tendons, bone, nerve, and cartilage.
When an injury occurs, it is the stem cells that are released and summoned by the body to rebuild damaged muscle, joints, or cartilage. By injecting these stem cells directly into the damaged area, it may assist and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
Until recently, treatment options for osteoarthritis or joint pain were limited. Steroid injections, joint replacement surgery, and physical therapy were the only treatment options. Stem cell injections are now available and not only are they being considered in relieving pain but also in helping heal the joint.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
– Minimally invasive procedure
– Avoid surgery and its many complications and risks
– Minimal post-procedural recovery time
– No use of general anesthesia
– No risk of rejection since the stem cells are your own
– Pain reduction
– Increased mobility and function
Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Transplant
NY Stem Cell Adipose Adult Stem Cell Transplant procedure is used to help repair some of the world’s most common medical diseases. There are five steps to this treatment process in harvesting adipose tissue (fat) from your body.
1. Preparation: Using local anesthetics, our board certified physicians prep the lower abdomen for manual mini liposuction procedure. The amount of adipose tissue to be extracted depends on which ailment is being treated; in most cases between 40-200cc is needed.
2. Collection: Once the adipose tissue is collected, a centrifuge process is used to separate the gathered cells into a top layer of fat and a potent concentration containing millions of stem cells at the bottom.
3. Enrichment: Blood is then taken from the patient and spun in a special centrifuge to separate the blood into its multiple parts. The blood platelets (PRP) that contain growth factors are added to the stem cell concentration. This enrichment process prepares the platelet rich plasma and stem cells to be activated.
4. Cell Activation: A NY Stem Cell physician uses a patented laser activation process to stimulate the enriched stem cells before they are reintroduced via intravenous, intravascular, and/or direct injection into specific locations within the body.
5. Transplantation: The final step is to introduce the activated stem cells back into the body. Unlike traditional treatments offering less than optimal options, this revolutionary procedure gathers stem cells from their most abundant source and activates them to ensure their survival. Adipose tissue (fat) has the highest concentration of stem cells and can produce billions of cells with the potential to repair, replenish, and begin rejuvenating your body immediately.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)
What is Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Technique?
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) has been reported to have excellent outcomes in pain relief and knee osteoarthritis. It is a promising cutting-edge therapy that helps accelerate the healing process for tendon injuries. This non-surgical regenerative treatment is used for numerous orthopedic injuries by obtaining a concentrate of regenerative stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow.
How is the therapy administered?
Bone marrow aspiration is performed by lying down on your side or abdomen. A medicine may be given to help you relax. The specialist will then disinfect your skin and inject a local anesthesia to numb the area (the bony landmark). A specific needle with a tube is inserted into the bone, creating a suction that will take a sample of your bone marrow. The needle is removed and pressure will be applied to your skin.
The bone marrow aspirate is then filtered through a microcentrifuge tube. This will then spin and concentrate the cells containing healing components that are also known as the bone marrow concentrate (BMAC). BMAC will be injected into the areas like arthritic joints, femoral head or cartilage defects.
Benefits of BMAC
The concentrate of regenerative cells provides a more dynamic healing of damaged tissues that assist the body’s natural healing structure. While the maximum benefits of BMAC therapy are still unknown, it has been shown to relieve pain, enrich bone healing, and reduce swelling tendencies.
“At New York Stem Cell, we do not use Collagenase to harvest any stem cells. All devices and equipment used are approved by the FDA and completely FDA compliant.”