Stem Cell & PRP Therapy
What are Stem Cells?
Your body contains Stem cells which multiply, repair and rebuild your damaged tissue. Your stem cells can be used to enhance & accelerate the healing process and eliminate your cause of pain.
Is it Safe?
After a complete medical evaluation, our doctor will determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. There are no foreign substances involved. Our doctors are utilizing your own body’s healing qualities and concentrating them in specific area of injury. There are no chances of ‘rejection’ by your own body.
Will it Work?
These treatments are already extensively used by people with sports injuries and other orthopedic conditions, for faster recovery timesand better results.
Cost of Treatment?
The cost of treatment depends on which treatment option our doctors determine will provide the best results based specifically on the nature of your injury. This treatment is not commonly covered by insurance. Please call our office to schedule a consultation.
PRP Platelet-Rich Plasma This treatment involves collecting blood from the patient, and then inserting the patient’s own platelets into the injured area to stimulate healing and regeneration. It’s these platelets & growth factors that are the center of PRP therapy.
Stem Cell -Adipose Adipose Tissue (Fat) is very rich in stem cells. This procedure removes a very small amount of fat (10 – 20cc), and does not render any visible change in appearance. The fat is then concentrated using a simple, sterile gravity method in our office and applied on the same day.
BMAC Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Bone marrow contains stem cells; primarily hematopoietic stem cells. Bone marrow is harvested from the hip (iliac crest) using local anesthetic and a specialized needle. It is important to understand that bone marrow harvesting for BMAC is vastly different from bone marrow harvesting for transfusion for cancer therapies. In bone marrow harvesting for transfusion, a hematologist, oncologist, or surgeon removes a very large amount of bone marrow. BMAC requires only a very small amount of bone marrow. Surprisingly, the procedure is not painful, takes under ten minutes.
Dr. Michael Sandborn is very passionate about the results that our Stem Cell treatments are producing. He has been treated twice personally with our Adipose Treatments. His background in Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation combined with his specialty with Interventional Pain Management allow him to be very knowledgable with this type of treatment.