Stem Cell Therapy FAQs

What are stem cells?

A stem cell is a cell that has the ability to multiply and adapt into different types of cell tissue. If placed in the right environment, stem cells are able to transform in to bone, cartilage, muscle or neural tissue. There are a few different types of stem cells; to learn more, visit Stem Cell 101.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy, simply put, is a process that utilizes your own regenerative stem cells to help in the healing of injuries, tissue pain, diseases and other conditions. The process of stem cell replacement therapy involves extracting high concentrations of stem cells from your body and injecting them in to areas of the body suffering from injury or degeneration in order to stimulate healing. Stem cells appear to be especially effective at helping repair cartilage in degenerated joints.

What is stem cell therapy used for?

Revolutionary stem cell therapy is used to help our patients live healthier, better lives – without the use of drugs or surgery. While stem cell therapy is not necessarily a “cure,” our main goal is to help in the healing of dysfunctional, diseased or injured tissue using the all-natural benefits of your own stem cells! If you’d like to learn more about specifics conditions that stems cells can help treat, please visit our Conditions & Treatments

What is stem cell infusion?

A stem cell “infusion” – normally referred to as a stem cell injection – is the process of injecting your body’s own stem cells to help heal tissue pain, injuries, diseases and other conditions. At Cellutions, we perform simple liposuction treatment and local anesthetic in order to extract approximately 50cc of fat from your body, yielding roughly 15-40 million stem cells. After we harvest your stem cells, we deploy them back into the part of your body that requires healing from injury or degeneration. The process take about 3 hours in full.

Is stem cell therapy safe?

Stem cell therapy has little risk and very few complications, especially when compared to drugs or surgery. We eliminate the risk of rejection when introducing new substances to your body, due to our use of a mild anesthetic and cells from your own body. This is simply a transfer of your cells from one part of your body, to another part in need. This helps make the procedure as safe as possible.

Cell Surgical Network physicians have performed well over 7,000 recorded and tracked adipose-derived stem cell procedures and have recently published a Safety Study showing 100% all procedures conducted with the study were free of significant side effects.

How are stem cells harvested?

We’ll perform a simple liposuction treatment, using local anesthetic, at our facility to harvest roughly 50cc of fat from your body. This yields roughly 15-40 million stem cells. The process doesn’t require a general anesthetic and takes about 20 minutes total. After your short procedure, you’ll be free to sit in the waiting room while we prepare your stem cells.

Is stem cell therapy effective?

Yes! Of course, not all people heal the same way, at the same time, so it’s hard to guarantee specific results. However, in the past, stem cell therapy has been proven to help shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, hand, wrist, foot & ankle pain, as well as arthritis, stiffness, inflammation, and tissue tears or dysfunction.

How much does stem cell therapy cost?

Each treatment is customized specifically to your body and situation. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about pricing!

Does stem cell therapy help with chronic pain?

Definitely! However, specific results cannot be guaranteed given that all people heal in different ways. Nonetheless, stem cell therapy has proven to help with shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, hand & wrist, foot & ankle pain, as well as stiffness, inflammation, arthritis and tissue injuries or dysfunction.

Does stem cell therapy hurt?

You can expect the discomfort to be similar to that of a routine shot at the doctor’s office.

Do you use stem cell injections?

Most likely, yes. Your doctor at Cellutions will determine which deployment technique is appropriate for your medical condition being treated. If you’re dealing with a joint-related injury, a simple injection directly into the joint is typically utilized. In some instances, an IV or other techniques may be used in addition to the injection. All of the deployment techniques are considered minimally invasive.

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicines involves using your body’s functional, living tissues to repair or replace damaged tissue and aid in the healing of organ function lost due to congenital degeneration. Cellution’s stem cell replacement therapy involves using your own stem cells in order to stimulate healing, and is thus considered regenerative medicine.

Is stem cell therapy FDA approved?

No — stem cell therapies are not currently FDA approved. However, the FDA does have strict guideline about the manipulation and treatment of a patient’s own tissue, and all of Cellutions’ protocols and procedures meet these regulations.

Why do you use fat instead of bone marrow as a source of stem cells?

While mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and adipose (fat-derived) cells may offer similar benefits, extracting stem cells from marrow is a much more painful process. In addition, adipose stem cells derived from fat are about 2,500 times more abundant than those seen in bone marrow.

Are any biological agents added to the stem cells?

Our stem cell collecting and isolation techniques yield extremely high numbers of stem cells. We only use all-natural growth factors, and refrain from adding any foreign medications or substances to the stem cells.

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THIS NOTICE MUST BE PROVIDED TO YOU UNDER WASHINGTON LAW. This health care practitioner performs one or more stem cell therapies that have not yet been approved by the United States food and drug administration. You are encouraged to consult with your primary care provider prior to undergoing a stem cell therapy.