Stem cell therapy is a form of alternative medicine used to accelerate healing, stimulate tissue growth, and relieve pain. The stem cells that naturally regenerate tissues inside your body can be extracted and used in stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy in Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Mark Ghalili, DO is a cutting-edge stem cell doctor offering stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma to effectively heal many types of injuries and diseases. If you have questions or you’d like to learn whether you’re a good candidate for the top stem cell therapy that Los Angeles has to offer, call or book an appointment online.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the ability to regenerate and convert into differentiated cells, producing various types of tissues. Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be found in a person’s blood, bone marrow, or adipose tissue (fat). Adipose fat tissue is an abundant source of Stem cells. The best quality adipose cells are derived from the use of collagens to breakdown the extracted fat. Autologous cells from a person’s own fat are easy to harvest safely under local anesthesia and on average produce quantities up to 2,500 times those seen in bone marrow. Bone marrow stem cell extractions are quite painful and carry a higher risk of infection.
Your Los Angeles Stem Cell Doctors
Our Los Angeles stem cell doctors are among the most well-versed specialists successfully providing stem cell therapy to our patients. The higher the number of cells, the greater the probability of patient success treating anything ranging from antibiotic tendon damage to fibromyalgia. Once these adipose derived cells are given back into the patient through IV infusion or joint injection, they have the potential to repair damaged human tissue by influencing healing. Examples of these cells are bone, cartilage, nerves, fat, muscle, vessel walls, ligaments, and organ tissue. Stem cells’ ability to form bone and cartilage makes them potentially highly effective in the treatment of degenerative orthopedic conditions. Their ability to form new blood vessels and other tissues makes them suitable for modifying a large number of traumatic and degenerative conditions. In a recent study research showed that cells from adipose tissue, injected with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), could regenerate cartilage-like tissue in human osteoarthritis (OA) patients.1
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
Multiple case studies show significant improvement in patient pain and mobility levels after stem cell administration in the joints. Mesenchymal cells have resulted in pain and functional improvement in a number of preclinical and clinical trials. Importantly, recent limited case series evidence has shown regrowth of cartilage volume and disease modification following cell injections.2 A case series of 339 patients, reporting that of those patients requiring total knee replacement (69 %) only 6.9 % still required replacement surgery after cell therapy. Sixty percent of patients reported greater than 50% pain relief and 40% reported >75 % pain relief at 11 months.3 Base on this clinical data, we believe in offering cell therapy to minimize the need for surgical intervention in Osteoarthritic patients.
Symptoms We Can Treat Using Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy has been used under an Institutional Review Board protocol with studies showing efficacy treating neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, Antibiotic Toxicity, and COPD.
Our stem cell therapy can help treat multiple sclerosis, hair loss, immunity and more. have the unique ability to self-replicate and differentiate, or develop, into many different cells. Throughout your lifetime, adult stem cells maintain your health by replacing old cells and repairing damaged tissues. Some types of adult stem cells produce specific cells and tissues. Others, such as mesenchymal stem cells, can divide and replicate into multiple tissues.
The Stem Cell Therapy Procedure
When you have a disease or injury, stem cells travel to the damaged area and release substances that rebuild the types of cells needed for your body to heal. Cell injections take advantage of this regenerative ability.
When Dr. Ghalili injects a concentrated amount of stem cells at the site of your injured tissues, the injected cells jump into action, doing their natural job: triggering new cell growth to heal the area.
Mesenchymal stem cells are often used during stem cell therapy because they:
- Replicate to produce diverse tissues such as bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles
- Reduce inflammation and relieve pain
- Promote new cell growth
- Increase blood vessel growth
- Secrete growth factors
- Trigger protein growth
The combined effect of stem cells results in accelerated wound healing and regeneration of damaged tissues.
Stem Cell Therapy Case Studies
Several studies have demonstrated that stem cells can improve functional recovery after a stroke in rats. This recovery occurs when the MSCs are delivered by IV infusion 24 hours post-stroke.4 In addition, delayed delivery of cells, even up until one month post-stroke, can also improve long-term functional outcome.5 Multiple studies are making the association with improved motor function, improved memory, neural cell replacement, & anti-inflammatory effects. Mesenchymal Stem Cells have been shown to be still effective when administered 1 week after Traumatic Brain Injury.6
Four major studies on Mesenchymal Stem Cells and wound healing show histological findings with enhanced wound healing compared to control treatment. This can be beneficial for millions of individuals suffering from chronic ulcers and wounds.7
In a study conducted by the team at the Cell Surgical Network, preliminary results show dramatically improved brain cognition in rats receiving IV stem cell therapy deployment after a traumatic induced brain injury. Multiple studies are showing improved motor function, improved memory, neural cell replacement, & anti-inflammatory regulation. Mesenchymal Cells have been shown to be still effective when administered 1 week after Traumatic Brain Injury.
Combining cells with lipid lowering supplements significantly enhanced vessel-to-tissue ratio in animals treated with a combination therapy. Newly proliferating vascular endothelial cells are known to produce an array of growth factors, which can promote the survival of mesenchymal cells. These published and recognized studies show significant improvement post-concussion and can be made available to professional athletes in the UFC and NFL for instance that are prone to concussions.
To learn whether our Los Angeles stem cell doctors can help treat your health conditions, call Regenerative Medicine LA or book an appointment online.
Stem Cell Therapy Impact On Multiple Sclerosis and Lyme Disease
In recent case studies, cells showed good therapeutic potential for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis with Lyme Disease. Improvement in walking ability, muscle strength, balance, fatigue, and MRI imaging were all noted within this study. cells show promising results in the treatment of Lyme Disease and Multiple Sclerosis combined with a comprehensive approach to natural medicine.8
Our network has anecdotal and experimental evidence that stem cell therapy can be effective in healing and regeneration. Stem cells look for damaged tissues, which naturally heal the body. In an effort to provide symptom relief for patients suffering from certain degenerative diseases that are not improving from common modalities of treatment, our network has launched investigational studies of treatment effectiveness with adipose stem cell harvesting. This technological breakthrough allows patients to safely receive millions of their own autologous cells. All of our sterile procedures are non-invasive and done under local anesthesia. Regenerative Medicine LA in collaboration with The Cell Surgical Network is proud to be a world-class facility offering Stem Cell treatment in Los Angeles for patients looking for cutting edge therapies to improve their lives.
LOS ANGELES STEM CELL THERAPY:
Regenerative Medicine LA
9201 Sunset Boulevard, Ste 414
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Fax: (800) 983-4902
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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Stem Cell Therapy FAQ
How Much Does Stem Cell Therapy Cost?
Stem Cell Therapy can range in price depending on the condition and what is being treated. Typically, to harvest adipose tissue and spend several hours harvesting your stem cells by a specially trained physician will cost under $10,000.
Where Do Adult Stem Cells Come From?
The adult stem cells used for your therapy come from your own body. Fat cells are rich sources of mesenchymal stem cells. Dr. Ghalili can remove a small sample of your fat, process it in the office to remove mesenchymal stem cells, then use those cells for your injection.
What Conditions Are Treated With Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is frequently used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, such as damaged cartilage; muscle, ligament, and tendon tears; and inflammatory joint conditions like arthritis and bursitis.
Facial Rejuvenation using stem cells has led to incredible transformations. Many studies are testing the efficacy of stem cell therapy for treating illnesses such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, inflammatory bowel disease, complex regional pain syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain.
Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem Cell Therapy is not a drug made by the pharmaceutical industry. Therefore, nobody is allowed to make a claim that stem cells can work. However, the Cell Surgical Network has performed over 12,000 stem cell cases and the data overwhelmingly shows significant improvement in clinical outcomes. For example, Orthopedic joint patients experienced a 78% success rate in improvement of their symptoms. Chron’s disease showed an 80% success rate in symptom improvement.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Safe?
Stem Cells from your own adipose have proven to be safe because they come from your own body. Now, umbilical cord stem cells can cause grave danger as your body may produce antibodies to attack the antigens on those umbilical cord stem cells, leading to an autoimmune reaction, inflammation, and a cascade of other problems. Since this is coming from your own body, it is your own cells, and no chance of rejection. The stem cells are passed through multiple micron filters, and our network has had zero cases of a pulmonary embolism or blood clot. The only case that has ever gone wrong in the history of adipose tissue stem cells was when a doctor decided to inject a patient’s eye with their own stem cells. If you understand how stem cells work, they recruit growth factors and cytokines to areas of injury. When that occurs, you can have pulling of the retina which can lead to retinal detachment. If you were to inject them into a joint, you want to have growth factors and cytokines to heal the area of injury, however in the eye, due to anatomy, this process may pull the retina and lead to vision loss. This is the one case the FDA harps upon in order to stop proven adipose stem cell therapy from continuing in America because they can not make your cells into a drug and create billions in profit.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Legal?
Stem Cell Therapy is registered with the Institutional Review Board as is heavily monitored by the FDA. Currently, it is legal to receive stem cell therapy in the United States.
How Is Stem Cell Therapy Done?
Stem Cells are extracted from a patient’s adipose tissue or love handles, not only do you receive millions of your own body’s stem cells at once, we also remove some of the fat, so it’s a win-win situation. The flank portion of the back is numbed with cream and then lidocaine, all while you are awake, and is completely painless. Once you are numb, we suction 50cc of fat or less than 2 ounces and from there we centrifuge the stem cells from the remaining fat and blood through a proprietary process that is registered with the IRB and the FDA. Once the Stem Cells are completely separated through this tedious and careful process, they can be reintroduced right back into your body the same day.
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