Target Conditions for Investigational Stem Cell Study
Degenerative disease and disfunction cause by injury inflammation degeneration or dislocations of the joints or the spine. For approved study candidates, our outpatient procedure involves an investigational procedure of harvesting, processing and deploying your own stem cells at the inflamed or damaged areas along the spine or joints. Using your own stem cells targeted directly to the affected joint or spine level may induce healing and delay or avoid joint surgery.
Spine disease, degenerative disc disease
Shoulder problems- rotator cuff injury
Elbow and Hand - tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel
Chronic inflammatory and degenerative disease that deteriorates and destroys the normal functioning tissue. For appropriate candidates, our stem cell treatment process involves harvesting, processing and deploying your own stem cells at the areas of inflammation and damage. We work within an IRB approved study protocol to collect data and results needed to help patients in this challenging health category.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Current Areas Of Study
Dental/ Gum Disease
Inclusion Body Myositis
Damage from disease or chronic inflammation of the heart or lungs causes debilitating conditions that neither medication or surgery can help. The primary goals of investigational regenerative medicine is to study the extend that stem cells may assist the damaged cells to heal themselves, improving patients' health and alleviating their symptoms.
Post Myocardial Infarction
Congestive Heart Failure
Modern medical modalities are still challenged to provide relief for patients suffering from degenerative neurological conditions and medications can come with serious side effects. Current study protocols using autologous stem cells are addressing these conditions in hope of improving the patients neurologic functions.
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Volume restoration with fat grafting is a widely accepted method to add volume to the face, breast and buttock. Patients may opt for stem cells to be used to “supercharge” the fat graft. It is believed that this may help the long-term survival of the graft and to support the graft and the surrounding soft tissue of the area treated.
Gum and Dental Disease
People who have lost teeth or are at risk of loosing teeth from gum disease and bone loss and are interested in improving their gum and tooth health with options in addition to deep cleanings (scaling and root planning) and gum (periodontal) surgery may benefit from stem cell deployment to the tissues surrounding the problem areas. This problem is currently though to be irreversible. Researchers around the globe believe that stem cell may hold the answer to this problem. In addition to our physicians, we have a dentist with a research background in biochemistry to assist in the procedure.
Inclusion Body Myositis
Medications with varying side effects can slow the progression of this progressive muscular disease characterized by weakness, muscle cramps and difficulty swallowing. Following IRB approved study protocols, we are exploring the effectiveness of systemic dosing of autologous stem cells and the stromal fractional gradient to see if this can help patients reset their immune response so that some of these symptoms may improve.