Stem Cell Therapy in Dallas, TX.
Stem Cell Therapy …An Alternative To Surgery
Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary regenerative procedure that uses your own mesenchymal stem cells from your fat cells (adipose cells) or from your bone marrow to help repair the damaged or degenerative cells in your joints and encourages healing. These procedures use state-of-the-art techniques that are very ethical and safe. All of our procedures follow the FDA guidelines for MINIMAL MANIPULATION (WE DON’T ADD ANY ENZYMES OR CHANGE YOUR CELLS IN ANY WAY).
Mesenchymal stem cells from your fat OR bone marrow are also called “adult” stem cells, and they help facilitate the regeneration of tissue naturally in the joint. These stem cells are considered to be “raw potential” or multipotent meaning they have the potential to differentiate into the tissue cells needed in a specific area. These cells normally function alongside the immune system and work to replace skin and tissue when the body experiences trauma. Stem Cell Therapy takes that natural regenerative ability and focuses it on the region where your body needs help repairing itself. Mesenchymal stem cells direct cytokines and growth factors from your immune system to the targeted area to create an ongoing healing process as your body repairs itself organically. Research has shown that stem cells have the potential to repair damaged cartilage, bone, tendons, muscle, skin, and connective cell tissue.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Safe?
The stem cells being used are from YOUR OWN BODY. This helps eliminate the potential for your immune system to reject the cells and also eliminates the potential for disease transmission. Medications like NSAIDs and pain relievers can affect your vital organs. Invasive surgeries to replace joints with prosthetics can lead to a list of adverse outcomes; including death. Stem Cell Therapy is minimally invasive leaving a narrow margin for complications and adverse reactions.
If you’ve exhausted all traditional treatments or are not interested in surgery then you may want to consider stem cell therapy.
Is The Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy Painful?
In the PAST the devices used to aspirate bone marrow were considered VERY painful, time-consuming, and extremely invasive. In 2017, this all changed when a new proprietary device for bone marrow aspiration received FDA clearance. This new device is THE ONLY bone marrow aspiration device makes the procedure virtually painless and is less invasive compared to other bone marrow aspiration methods.
About the Bone Marrow Procedure
Currently, Atlas Medical Center is one of the only offices in the DFW Metroplex that has been trained to use this revolutionary device for aspirating bone marrow.
Once your buttock areas has been thoroughly numbed and the cells are extracted they are immediately injected directly into the joint or area that is injured. Once injected, the healing process begins, and the stem cells begin sending signals to your immune system to get to work repairing the damage. This is all performed under ultrasound guidance so that there is ZERO guesswork (and the provider can see in REAL TIME exactly where the injection needs to be injected).
Our patients have reported that the procedure is virtually PAINLESS. The procedure requires NO general anesthesia (just local), is considered very safe, is the least invasive, requires no downtime, no hospitalization, and has shown to yield more cells (CFU’s) compared to any other method. The proprietary method Atlas uses allows you to be “in and out” of our office in 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Patients are amazed that they can walk right out of our office and continue their usual daily activities without a single stitch- just a band aid (on their buttock and area that was treated). For example, the difference in recovery time between knee surgery versus a stem cell therapy procedure is astounding. So many patients have avoided sacrificing half a year of their life recovering from surgery by choosing stem cell therapy that has you returning to work usually on the same day!
What About Stem Cells From Adipose…Is That Procedure Painful?
The adipose technique that our medical providers utilize is also a virtually painless process, compared to other “older” techniques.
Using a local anesthetic, our medical team will take a small sample of fat tissue from your buttock. This process is usually painless, but some patients experience a slight, minimal discomfort. Once your fat cells have been collected and processed using a powerful centrifuge, they are injected under ultrasound guidance into the area of injury.
This minimally invasive procedure can be completed in 2-3 hours. The good news is there is no hospitalization, and it is an outpatient procedure. There’s a period where patients feel sore. This feeling usually lasts for a couple of days to a week. Patients are totally awake during the treatment, and most patients return to normal activities within 24-48 hours.
How does Stem Cell Therapy work?
When Mesenchymal stem cells from either your fat or bone marrow are injected into an affected joint/s, they start to work to potentially repair and replace the damaged tissue. These cells incorporate themselves into the damaged area and over time begin to improve the stability of the tissue and reduce any pain being caused by the damage. Because mesenchymal stem cells work with your immune system to heal, they can also have an effect on inflammation. By reducing and regulating the chronic inflammation responsible for many joint conditions, mesenchymal stem cells deliver patients a rapid decrease in pain. Stem cells have been integral in advancing treatments for degeneration in the bones and joints, damaged cartilage in joints, labral and labrum tears, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis, tendinosis and a wide range of other ailments involving the joints.
When will I get Results?
On average, many patients start noticing improvement as soon as four to six weeks from the procedure, and some patients have experienced a noticeable reduction in pain as soon as a few days after treatment. There is no need for time off of work for a lengthy recovery period like with invasive surgery, and many patients return to work on the same day of their procedure. We encourage you to take it easy while your body embarks on its healing process, but normal to moderate activity is okay. As with any medical procedure, results vary and not everyone is going to be a candidate for stem cell therapy. Some patients may have to repeat the procedure again in a few months or a few years, so discussing treatment options for your specific needs is key. On your consultation day, all of your questions will be answered, and our medical provider will let you know if you qualify for this procedure.
Why Choose Atlas Medical Center?
Our purpose at Atlas Medical Center is to get you out of pain, improve mobility, and avoid having unnecessary surgeries. Our unique JointRenew Program™ is exclusive to the Atlas Medical Center. This advanced regenerative medical procedure uses a combination of two or more of the following: Stem Cell Therapy, Amniotic Cell Therapy, Cord Tissue Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, and Advanced Non-invasive laser therapy to optimize healing. Our clinical experience has shown that this combination accelerates healing; by allowing the greatest number of regenerative cells along with non-invasive technology to work together to potentially help regenerate the damaged area.
In addition, all of our medical providers are Board Certified, trained, and highly skilled in stem cell and regenerative cell procedures; and all injections are performed with ultrasound or fluoroscopy (real time x-ray). (This eliminates all guesswork so that the regenerative cells are injected precisely where they need to be.) This ensures that you’re always receiving the best possible treatment and gives you the greatest chance for success!
Finally, our providers are currently one of the only ones in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex using the ONLY FDA cleared device to aspirate bone marrow for stem cell therapy that doesn’t require any manipulation.
Amniotic and Cord Cell Regenerative Therapy are alternative regenerative procedures for those who are not candidates for Stem Cell Therapy. Unlike bone marrow or adipose stem cell procedures, amniotic or Cord cell therapy is not health or condition dependent and offers those with arthritic joint conditions and soft tissue problems other treatment options.
For Dallas, Fort Worth or surrounding area patients, we’re located a short drive away in Irving and are looking forward to consulting with you.