STEM CELL FACTS VS. FICTION

Stem Cell Treatments

Stem Cell Technologies

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Platelets plays a key role in the body's natural healing process. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a concentrate of growth factors, proteins and platelets derived from whole blood, is used to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this very common regenerative medicine application, PRP use each individual patient's own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

  • Nanofat
  • Nanofat is emulsified (liquified) and filtered fat devoid of any fat cells, connective tissues, micro vessels, etc. The adiposites and other cells have been crushed and filtered out and what remains is a liquid that contains a high concentration of stem cell and regenerative cells.

    In a 2013 clinical research by Dr. Tonnard and Dr. Verpaele from Belgium, injection of emulsified fat showed remarkable improvements in skin quality six months after the injection superficially in skin layers). Many plastic and cosmetic surgeons are routinely using nanofat for rejuvenation of the face and hands. Nanofat is also used extensively to treat a wide range of degenerative conditions associated with osteoarthritis and soprts injuries.

    The main advantage of nanofat is that it is an all natural and aboundant material.

  • SVF
  • Naturally occuring stem cells in the adipose (fat) tissue make up the main component of Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF). Also, contained within SVF are powerful healing properties derived from growth factors, T-reg cells and many others.

Stem Cell Treatment Market Place

Get The Facts:

Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments.

The body's "master cells", stem cells can differentiate and develop into many other cell types and tissues such as: blood, brain, bones, and all of the body's organs. Research has shown that they have the potential to repair, restore, replace, and regenerate damaged cells and tissues, and could one-day possibly "treat" many medical conditions and diseases. Stem cells and cell-based medicine therapies may offer the potential to treat diseases or conditions for which few treatments exists today.

The good news is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients seeking cures and remedies are vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. The FDA is increasing its oversight and enforcement to protect people from dishonest and unscrupulous stem cell clinics, while continuing to encourage innovation so that the medical industry can properly harness the potential of stem cell products. Read more at the FDA website

Adult or somatic stem cells hold great promise for tissue regeneration. Currently, one major scientific interest is focused on the basic biology and clinical application of mesenchymal stem cells. Adipose tissue-derived stem cells share similar characteristics with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, but have some advantages including harvesting through a less invasive surgical procedure. Moreover, adipose tissue-derived stem cells have the potential to differentiate into cells of mesodermal origin, such as adipocytes, cartilage, bone, and skeletal muscle, as well as cells of non-mesodermal lineage, such as hepatocytes, pancreatic endocrine cells, neurons, cardiomyocytes, and vascular endothelial cells. There are, however, inconsistencies in the scientific literature regarding methods for harvesting adipose tissue and for isolating, characterizing and handling adipose tissue-derived stem cells. Future clinical applications of adipose tissue-derived stem cells rely on more defined and widespread methods for obtaining cells of clinical grade quality. In this review, current methods in adipose tissue-derived stem cell research are discussed with emphasis on strategies designed for future applications in regenerative medicine and possible challenges along the way.

What to expect from a stem cell treatment?

Where is the therapy performed?

Summit Surgical Center is a fully certified and accredited (AAAASF and Medicare) outpatient facility in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. All our providers, in addition to their training in regenerative medicine, are medical experts in their particular fields and hold board certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

How long does a treatment take and what is the recovery time?

The entire procedure takes just about 2 hours to perform. You will have to spend some time in consultation with the nursing staff and your doctor both before and after the procedure. Please plan on having someone drive you to the facility and pick you up. You will not be allowed to drive yourself or take a taxi or share ride home.

How much discomfort is involved in having stem cell therapy?

There is very little if any discomfort in having a stem cell procedure. We do perform a small 50-100cc liposuction from your lower abdomen or flank area under local anesthesia. This lipo-aspirate will be used to isolate the stem cells. You will have the option of an oral or IV sedation to minimize any discomfort. Most if not all patients elect to have a little IV anesthesia for the procedure.

Why we are different

Summit Surgical Center only offers the latest in stem cell technology and protocols from Healeon Medical, Regeneris Medical, and Regen Health, the leaders in cell-based medicine. Regen Health is the data analytic arm of our practice involved in stem cell research and technology and continues to set and exceed the standard in regenerative medicine. Regen Health offers treatment protocols as an alternative solution to invasive surgery for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions including:

Orthopedic Injuries

Stem cell & PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) are among the most advanced regenerative treatment options available for a variety of orthopedic conditions including acute and chronic injuries of joints, muscle, tendon, ligaments, and cartilage.

Hair Restoration

Hormonal imbalance, stress, aging, and many other things in life can lead to hair loss. Researchers have discovered new ways to activate and promote hair growth using PRP and stem cells.

Sexual Wellness

Up to 50 percent of men and 40 percent of women may experience some type of sexual dysfunction. Built on research and experience we offer innovative PRP and stem cell therapy to help men and women achieve sexual wellness.

Anti-aging and Rejuvenation

Getting tired and achy more often? Feeling your age? Popping a few Advil or Tylenol to get through the day? You may be suffering from Aging-Related Frailty! Stem cells won’t make you younger, but it may help you feel better.

Talk with a wellness coordinator or just come in for an appointment. 310-859-9988