Stem Cell Treatment

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San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center

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stem cell treatment at San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center

Stem Cell Treatment

Stem Cell Surgery: Our Technology

San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center uses adipose derived stem cells for deployment and clinical research. Early stem cell research has traditionally been associated with the controversial use of embryonic stem cells. The new focus is on non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cells which are found in a person’s own blood, bone marrow, and fat. Most stem cell treatment centers in the world are currently using stem cells derived from bone marrow. A recent technological breakthrough enables us to now use adipose (fat) derived stem cells. Autologous stem cells from a person’s own fat are easy to harvest safely under local anesthesia and are abundant in quantities up to 2500 times those seen in bone marrow. Clinical success and favorable outcomes appear to be related directly to the quantity of stem cells deployed. Once these adipose derived stem cells are administered back in to the patient, they have the potential to repair human tissue by forming new cells of mesenchymal origin, such as cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons, nerve, fat, muscle, blood vessels, and certain internal organs. Stem cells’ ability to form cartilage and bone makes them potentially highly effective in the treatment of degenerative orthopedic conditions. Their ability to form new blood vessels and smooth muscle makes them potentially very useful in the treatment of peyronies disease and impotence. Stem cells are used extensively in Europe and Asia to treat these conditions. We have anecdotal and experimental evidence that stem cell therapy is effective in healing and regeneration. Stem cells seek out damaged tissues in order to repair the body naturally. The literature and internet is full of successful testimonials but we are still awaiting definitive studies demonstrating efficacy of stem cell therapy. Such data may take five or ten years to accumulate.

At the San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center we are committed to gathering those data by conducting sound and effective clinical research. In an effort to provide relief for patients suffering from certain degenerative diseases that have been resistant to common modalities of treatment, we are initiating pilot studies as experimental tests of treatment effectiveness with very high numbers of adipose derived stem cells obtained from fat. Adipose fat is an abundant and reliable source of stem cells. San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center’s cell harvesting and isolation techniques are based on technology from Korea. This new technological breakthrough allows patients to safely receive their own autologous stem cells in extremely large quantities. Our treatments and research are patient funded and we have endeavored successfully to make it affordable. All of our sterile procedures are non-invasive and done under local anesthesia. Patients who are looking for non-surgical alternatives to their degenerative disorders can participate in our trials by filling out our treatment application to determine if they are candidates. San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center is proud to be state of the art in the new field of Regenerative Medicine.

Stem Cell Procedure:

Whether your adult mesenchymal stem cells come from bone marrow or from fat probably does not make a difference in terms of clinical results. Although some centers claim that bone marrow derived cells are superior to fat derived cells, there is no evidence to substantiate this. The fact that there are many more studies on bone marrow cells does not prove clinical superiority but merely supports the fact that there are fewer studies using fat derived cells. It is important that one is not mislead by the word “bone” in bone marrow, possibly implying that since this is an “orthopedic source” it “might be better” for treating orthopedic conditions such as cartilage regeneration. In fact, the bone marrow is part of the reticulo-endothelial system and just happens to be found in the center of bone. All of these types of cells are equally primitive and have the potential to differentiate into mature functional tissues. More recent research for many disease types such as cardiac pathology, shows adipose derived cells appear to be superior to bone marrow derived cells. This may be related to the well documented qualitative and quantitative attrition in bone marrow stem cell counts related to age and chronic illness (chronic disease causes bone marrow suppression). Such changes in the number of cells over time and the quality of cells dependent on health have not been seen in fat derived stem cells. Fat derived cells are a natural choice for our investigational work considering their easy and rapid availability in extremely high numbers.

The process of stem cell therapy

Typical Procedure:

You have made an important decision to participate in research-based stem cell deployment. It’s exciting that these tools are now available for therapeutic use. Stem cell therapy with your own stem cells may very well be the next significant advance in medicine.

Patients have their fat harvested under local anesthesia using a completely sterile technique. This is performed in our state-of-the-art facility. The procedure lasts approximately twenty minutes, using specially designed equipment to harvest approximately 50cc of fat.

After harvesting the fat cells, the next step is to isolate the cells. This is accomplished by separating the fat cells and stem cells. The process utilized by SFSCTC yields extremely high numbers of viable stem cells.

Depending on the type of deployment required for your condition, stem cells can be injected directly into joints, subcutaneously, into spinal fluid, given intravenously or nebulized. All of these are considered minimally invasive methods of introducing the stem cells. Because it is your own DNA material, there is no rejection. The whole process takes less than three hours. There is little to no downtime afterwards.

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Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz during a stem cell treatmentMost of our cases are done as mini liposuction procedures with local anesthesia. More complex case, procedure done under anesthesia A more complex case, procedure done under anesthesia, using our Class C Operating Room (highest level certification). stem cell SVF Our protocol has been safely used in over 2,000 cases.

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