What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to replace dying cells and regenerate damaged tissue. A high concentration of these cells are obtained from the patient’s own bone marrow or fat tissues (adipose) or from a purified amnionic tissue. Our practice uses a sterile closed surgical process to obtain the stem cells. Once obtained, the cells are isolated with a specialized centrifuge and then injected into the painful area on the same day using special imaging to make sure the cells are placed exactly where they are needed.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Adult stem cells usually remain dormant unless they detect some kind of tissue injury. Then the ‘undifferentiated’ stem cells are called to areas of injury where they are capable of regenerating healthy cells. Sometimes our body’s own healing response is not enough. That’s when a concentrated source of stem cells is needed. Stem cell therapy obtains high concentrations of cells to create an environment for the body to heal itself without the need for medications or steroid injections. When stem cells are injected into an area of injury, they enable the body’s natural healing processes to be dramatically accelerated. The cells can stimulate the formation of many different types of tissue including cartilage, tendon, ligaments, bone and fibrous connective tissues.
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Dr. Avi Bhandary strongly believes that no one should have to live in pain. Dr. Avi Bhandary will take the time to educate patients about their conditions and their available treatment options so they can make the best decisions about their care. Each patient will receive individualized treatment based on their specific needs to ensure the best possible outcome.
What Does Stem Cell Therapy Treat?
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Ligament & Tendon
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- Joint Pain
Some Important Questions
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for Me?
If you have a painful injury that is not healing and would like to avoid major surgery or if you are currently only masking pain through injection therapy or medication, stem cell therapy may be right for you. Because these procedures are relatively new, they’re still not covered by most insurances. Dr. Avi Bhandary can meet with you to review your specific situation.
What is the Healing Time & Process?
Each procedure usually takes less than one hour. Performed safely in our medical office, these therapies can relieve and heal the cause of pain without the risks or inconvenience of surgery, general anesthesia or hospital stays. Although vigorous activities such as running should be avoided for several weeks, most people return to their jobs the next day.