Stem Cell Therapy FAQ'S
It takes several weeks for the biologic effects of stem cell therapy to be realized. Don’t forget, this is not a drug, but your own stem cells working to repair damage. Improvement may be noticeable at approximately 4 weeks and continues for up to six months after the treatment.
When you’re talking cells, numbers really do count! It’s not 1000 or 2000 cells that has the potential for self-healing, it’s 100 million or 200 million of your own living cells that have the greatest potential for a successful outcome.
Donor cells, in addition to having a higher risk of rejection, have a low stem cell count and even a lower viability rate, (meaning most of those cells have already died). Using your own cells, generally has a stem cell count in the millions with an average of a 95% vialbilty rate, (meaning 95% on average are alive).
Stem Cell Therapy has little to no recovery time. Patients should return to normal daily activities immediately following treatment.
The time it takes for the patient to experience pain-relief is dependent on the degree of damage and each individual case. Using your own stem cells to facilitate healing takes time. Many patients begin to experience pain relief from 4 to 8 weeks following their procedure.
Light exercise is encouraged immediately following your procedure, though patients should avoid repetitive, loading bearing exercise, such as weight lifting or running.
Patients follow a post-procedure protocol, which has been designed by our integrated team of medical professionals, to allow the stem cells to do their work in an optimum environment. This encourages a high treatment success rate.
Yes. Our clinic follows IRB (Institutional Review Board) protocols. Processing kits are numbered and strict guidelines are adhered to, to ensure the best possible outcome.
All medical procedures carry some risk factor, but risk factors are generally no higher than taking blood. Because we use your own stem cells, the risk of rejection is minimized.
All of our procedures are same day procedures, are performed on-site in our dedicated stem cell clinic, and processed in our closed system sterile lab.
Our lead physician, Dr. Nicholas Angelopoulos, has over 25 years of experience in injection therapies and we use visual guidance for all your injections to ensure accuracy.
Stem Cell Therapy procedures are not covered by your insurance. Though your policy may cover post-procedure physical therapy, the actual stem cell procedure is an out-of-pocket expense.
At Ultimate Medical Group there are no “hidden” costs. Our stem cell procedure is one price, depending on the area of treatment. Our procedure includes PRP, Platelet-rich Plasma therapy, treatment, and all diagnostics and needle guidance, as necessitated by the area of treatment. Many clinics break down pricing, which can be confusing, so the total cost is not always apparent.
Please contact us for current pricing.
While research continues, many conditions treated with stem cells have shown exceedingly successful outcomes. We suggest a consultation with our physicians to help you decide if this is the best course of treatment for you.
Not all conditions require Stem Cell therapy. Some conditions may require surgery, while many other conditions will benefit from PRP Therapy, Prolotherapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care or a combination of therapies.