Stroke

Stroke, also known as cerebro-vascular accident, is caused by a disturbance in blood supply to the brain. Stroke affects millions of Americans every year. The result is ischemic brain injury which means that part of the brain has suffered from lack of oxygen and this has resulted in vital tissue destruction. Symptoms vary depending on the anatomic location of the event and extent and duration of the tissue loss. After acute management, long term healing must occur which requires management of swelling and neovascularization of damaged tissue. Researchers, particularly in Europe, have been actively studying the use of mesenchymal stem cells to help promote healing after ischemic brain injury.  If the injury is caused by a clot or emboli and circulation can be re-established, then it makes sense that cell therapy could be helpful.  If the patient suffers a significant bleed that results in the stroke then this would be less likely to be repairable with cell therapy as the bleeding could result in a lot of scar tissue that would block a chance for cell repair.  If the blood was adequately evacuated, then cell therapy would likely have a better chance of success.

Why Personal Cell Therapy With Adipose-Derived Stem Cells?

Personal cell therapy with adipose-derived stem cells represents an ideal way of repairing injuries and medical conditions.  Our bodies are made of cells and every injury or medical condition represents some kind of cell damage.  If we can repair or replace our injured or ailing cells with functional cells, then we can restore normal function and/or reduce pain and dysfunction that results.  

Stem cells are uniquely capable of repairing or replacing damaged cells but their ability to do that really depends on two things – a) the state of the condition or injury and b) the presence of adequate numbers and functioning stem cells.  Since we can generally obtain a very high number of functioning cells from your own adipose tissue and even grow your own cells in a laboratory environment, we should be able to provide adequate numbers of cells.  The state of your injury is something that can’t always know – sometimes we can imply that your injury will be responsive to cell therapy based upon how it responded to other therapies (e.g. steroids), but without visualizing or having pathology samples we must infer or simply treat the condition to ascertain its ability to respond.  We know from a variety of studies that the sooner you treat a problem, the easier it is to predict a satisfactory result.  Also, some conditions require drug or surgical intervention to optimize their ability to be repaired.  If there is an infection, it needs to be treated before you can repair the damage.  If there’s a fracture it needs to be stabilized before you can help it repair.  If there’s scar tissue, then it may need to be removed before you can restore normal tissue function.  

Since beginning investigative treatments in 2010 we have acquired extensive clinical data and seen our treatment results recapitulated by hundreds of other physicians.  As such, we do not consider these interventions “experimental” but rather “investigative” as we accumulate more data to help us advance personal cell therapy as an important, if not essential arm of medical and surgical procedures.  It is important to understand that these are your own cells, and not subject to FDA oversight,  as they are isolated for your own personal use during the same-day surgical procedure.  We can do double-blind studies but our current data speaks for itself.   Tens of thousands of patients have tried numerous interventions prior to stem cell therapy –  without improvement,  so when they improve following delivery of their own SVF cells, it’s highly unlikely that this is a placebo effect. 

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Do you have additional questions on how stem cells work and how they relate to your condition?  Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.  To get the process started, simply fill out our short Confidential Candidate Application.  Once we receive your application, a stem cell coordinator will call you to schedule your virtual or in person consultation. We look forward to educating you on the latest research for stem cell therapy.