Although use of stem cells is still in experimental stage, stem cell therapy has a great potential in curing patients suffering from serious medical conditions like spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cancer / leukemia, diabetes, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem Cells are cells that can differentiate into specialized cells, dividing and self-renewing for an indefinite period of time. The promising treatments include cures into diseases, such as cancer, but the research into stem cell therapy is still in the early stages.
Stem Cell Therapy and Medical Tourism
Stem Cell Therapy is the use of, “Stem Cells” into areas in the body that are damaged or have some sort of pathology. Stem cell have been showed to be effective, but the efficacy is still uncertain.
One such effective stem cell therapy are bone marrow transplants which usually treat leukemia.
As an experimental procedure, Stem Cell Therapy can only be performed in countries that allow the surgical operation.
Types of Stem Cell Therapy Abroad
Stem cells are found in plentiful supply in embryonic tissue as well as in adult tissues. Stem cell therapies that are available abroad include:
- Embryonic Stem Cells: Taken from early stage embryos and are more flexible.
- Adult Stem Cells: Harvested from bone marrow or fat tissues, the cells are reintroduced to patient’s body.
- Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells: Taken from newborn infants umbilical cords.
How Are Stem Cells Extracted at Our Mexico Facility?
Currently, our Regenerative Medicine medical facilities can extract autologous adult stem cells from patient’s own body and there is no possibility for rejection since they come from same patient.
The stem cells are harvested from fat tissue which is less invasive and faster than traditional treatments such as bone marrow or peripheral blood. This process is innovative and provides higher yields of stem cell.
They can be used to treat Neurological disease like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. We also treat patients with stroke, COPD, Congestive heart failure and retinal diseases.
The following disciplines are treated at our Regenerative Medicine Institute in Tijuana Mexico:
- Reconstructive Surgery
Countries Offering Stem Cell Treatment