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FAQ’s

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are cells building blocks of human tissue that have the potential to develop into some or many different cell types in the body, depending on whether they are multipotent or pluripotent. Serving as a repair, rebuild, and rejuvenating system, they can divide without limit to replenish other cells.  When a stem cell divides, each “daughter” cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle, cartilage, tendon or ligament cells, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.  When we sustain injuries or develop wear and tear of our joints, the area releases chemicals which send signals the stem cells to start the repair process.

What disease conditions can be treated with stem cells and regenerative medicine?

We provide stem cell, PRP, and other regenerative therapy for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions such as degenerative arthritis, injured tendons or ligaments, degenerated spine and other orthopedic conditions.

Our NeoGen Longevity Institute also treat chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes,  hypertension, autoimmune disease, and etc. using nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Where does the stem cells come from?

NeoGen Stem Cell Institute provides autologous adult stem cells and growth factors from your own body.  We use small needles under the guidance of ultrasound or fluoroscan to remove the regenerative cells, including stem cells and growth factors from your pelvis.  This is performed under local anesthetic or sedation and done as small outpatient procedure.  Not surgery or incision is required.

What is a bone marrow stem cell (BMC) procedure?

Small needle is placed to aspirate stem cells, growth factors, and other regenerative properties from bone marrow of your hip bone.  The aspiration is then processed in our lab to retrieve the regenerative cells and growth factors.  These regenerative cells are then injected to injured or degenerated knee, hip, spine or other orthopedic conditions.

Is the procedure painful?

The treatment is typically done under local anesthetics and most patients experience only minimal discomfort during the procedure.  Sedation is available if desired.

How do you place the stem cells ?

We use Ultrasound machine or Fluoroscan to precisely deliver the stem cells to the injured or degenerated area of your body.

How long will it take to see results?

Each treatment and patient is unique, and there is no guarantee of what results will be seen or how quickly they may be observed. Some patients have commented on changes witin days of their treatment, others have experienced improvement within 6 months of returning home. Some patients do not improve at all after treatment.  The therapy will continue their repair process for up to 1 year or longer.

Does smoking or drinking alcohol affect the therapy?

Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking can both be detrimental to new progenitor stem cells. It is highly advisable that people do not smoke or drink during their treatment.

Are there any side effects with stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy side effects are minimal.  You may experience minor swelling, bruising or redness at the procedure, mild discomfort or soreness. No long term negative side effects have been reported.  Stem cells (Bone Marrow Concentrates) are from your own body, so there’s extremely low risk of adverse reaction or rejection.

Could my body reject the stem cells?

Since the stem cells are from your own body, the risk of rejection is extremely low.

How long do those results last for?

If the root cause of the problem is addressed, your relief should last long term.  There are various factors that differ from patient to patient, such as diet, exercise, lifestyle and etc.  Our 5 Pillars to successful therapy manages many variables to maximize the therapy.

How many treatments are needed?

Typically only stem cell therapy is needed; however, we may recommend boost therapy such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), protein plasma, exosomes, or other growth factors to help the  stem cell therapy become more active.

Are there any moral or religious issues regarding adult stem cell therapy?

NeoGen Stem Cell Institute provides adult stem cell therapy with mesenchymal and hematopoetic cells which come from your own body.  Our therapy is not from embryo which is associated with ethical and political controversies.

Do I need a driver for my procedure?

It is recommended the patients arrange for transportation when coming in the treatments.  The treatment session will last 3-4 hours.  This includes infrared light therapy immediately after the stem cell treatment.

Is adult stem cell therapy FDA approved?

In March 2016, bipartisan legislation, the REGROW Act was introduced to the Senate and House of Representatives to develop and advance stem cell technologies.  All our procedures are performed with either bone marrow derived stem cells (BMC), Protein Plasma, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), processed on the same day with minimal manipulation, or placental derived exosomes, amniotic or umbilical cord blood growth factors.  We strive to be compliant with the latest FDA guideline at all times.

How much does it cost and is it covered by health insurance?

The cost of treatment varies depending on the specific problem treated, type of treatments provided, and number of areas treated.  All treatments are personalized and tailored for your condition.

Stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance at this time.  Our staff can assist you with financial arrangements or financing if necessary.

How do I know if I am a candidate for stem cell therapy?

In order to determine if you are a good candidate for adult stem cell therapy, fill out the “Schedule a Consultation” form, and our staff will return your call within 24 hours to schedule a consultation or call 972-445-9443 to schedule a consultation.  At this consultation, you will learn how stem cell therapy works, if you are a candidate, and what treatment protocol would be best for you.

When do I return to normal activity?

You will experience mild soreness or discomfort after the procedure.  You can return to most of your normal daily activities immediately.

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