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Stem Cell Therapy
Degenerative illnesses can affect nearly all aspects of the body, and often feel hopelessly untreatable in traditional practices. At The iBody, we work to coordinate and provide therapy through multiple avenues of regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy.
Stem cells’ ability to form cartilage and bone makes them potentially highly effective in the treatment of degenerative orthopedic conditions. Stem cells are used extensively in Europe and Asia to treat these conditions.
Dr. Roberto Tostado is a Board Certified specialist and firm believer in stem cell therapy as a strong foundation for regenerative treatment. He will evaluate, recommend and/or treat, and subsequently follow your progress should this treatment be right for you.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem Cell Therapy uses non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cells found in the patient’s own blood, bone marrow, and fat (called adipose) to repair human tissue.
Autologous stem cells are easy and safe to harvest from a person’s own fat under local anesthesia. Once these adipose-derived stem cells are administered back into the patient, they have the potential to heal cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons, nerve, fat, muscle, blood vessels, and certain internal organs such as the liver, lungs, heart, pancreas, adrenals, and the intestines.
But does it work?
Anecdotal and experimental evidence suggest that stem cell therapy is effective in healing and regenerating damaged tissue naturally, but decisive data may take five or ten years to accumulate. We are still awaiting definitive clinical studies studies demonstrating efficacy of stem cell therapy, despite the abundance of success stories in literature and online.
In an effort to provide relief for patients suffering from certain degenerative diseases that have been resistant to traditional treatment, we are initiating pilot studies on the therapy’s effectiveness with very high numbers of adipose-derived stem cells obtained from fat.
Is it safe?
The iBody cell harvesting and isolation techniques allow patients to safely receive their own autologous stem cells in extremely large quantities. Our treatments 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. The iBody is proud to be a state-of-the-art treatment center in the new field of Regenerative Medicine.