Regenerative Medicine including Stem Cell Therapy
There have been many published studies in the field of stem cell therapy over the past 20 years.
I recommend the numerous documentaries on the subject that can be found on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and other such providers.
Please read these 2 articles regarding stem cell use for Parkinson's Disease.
What you need to know if you are considering stem cell therapy.
1. NOT ALL STEM CELLS ARE THE SAME
I will only use a product provided by a reputable laboratory with assays showing that what they claim is in the product actually is. Stem cell numbers are not as important as stem cell quality. I order stem cells donated from products of birth from healthy women who are having C-section births. These include mesenchymal cells from Wharton’s Jelly, cord blood, and cord tissues. There are no ethical concerns as no aborted babies are used or genetic cell manipulation taking place during cell preparations. According to Dr. Von Schwarz, these cells are up to 5,000 times as potent as other cells in common use. These cells are prepared by Neobiosis Laboratory in Florida and arrive frozen fresh in dry ice. These are thawed immediately before patient delivery to assure freshness and potency.
2. DELIVERY SYSTEMS
IV (intravenous) stem cell infusions have shown benefit in studies and patient reports, but they carry a small risk of embolism (clogging of blood vessels). Therefore, the use of a 150-micron IV filter is recommended. The most common delivery system for stem cells is by injection into the involved regions, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, torn tendon regions, and other affected articulations. Another less-known delivery method, the SphenoCath, is used to deliver stem cells into the brain for trauma, Parkinson’s Disease, and other intracranial maladies. Dr. Cremata has special training and certification in the use of the SphenoCath. This method bypasses the blood-brain barrier thus maximizing the potential benefit by reaching the afflicted neural tissues. Stem cells can be applied to skin (commonly the face) prepared with a microneedling apparatus for skin rejuvenations.
3. PRICES VARY
The initial consultation costs $200.00 and is payable by credit card through a telemedicine visit. This will be applied to the cost of any stem cell procedures provided.
4. PAIN CONTROL
Injections pain is minimized with skin freezing and lidocaine. SphenoCath drip (Parkinson’s, etc.) does not cause pain and is often described as like the discomfort from a nasal Covid Test. For those with special pain control needs, oral medications can be prescribed, or procedures can be done with sedation at a local surgery center at an additional cost.