How Are Stem Cells Harvested?

The only live functioning stem cell therapies available in the United States use your own fresh bone marrow. At Regenesis, the harvesting procedure is brief, relatively painless, and safe, then the immediate lab processing is compliant with FDA regulations to ensure the safest and most effective outcome for stem cell therapy. Dr. Lee will harvest your own live stem cells from your bone marrow to use in your therapy. Your comfort is his priority.

For the type of advanced and proven stem cell therapy used at Regenesis, we harvest the entirety of your bone marrow stem cells, which include a specific type known as mesenchymal stem cells. Often called adult stem cells, these non-specialized cells are part of your body’s natural system for regrowth and regeneration since they are able to change into many different types of cells, such as cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone, muscle, and fat. A readily available reservoir of mesenchymal stem cells in your body is your bone marrow. The entire entourage of stem cells in that bone marrow is incredibly important in the healing process as they act as the symphony.

On the day of your stem cell procedure, we harvest your stem cells from your bone marrow in a relatively painless procedure. It is important to harvest your stem cells the same day they are injected to ensure that they are as fresh as possible. Your own live, healthy cells will give you the best possible opportunity for success for your stem cell therapy.

With the use of local numbing, oral or IV sedation, and ultrasound guidance, the gentle extraction procedure is relatively simple and pain-free. To harvest your stem cells, we use a syringe to aspirate the soft center of the bone where your marrow is found. We use no surgical incisions, only skin punctures where the needle is inserted. When we finish collecting your sample, we apply a sterile bandage to the site. You may feel some discomfort in the area later, which can be eased with a mild pain reliever. Your comfort is important to us, and with our experience and expertise, we make every effort to make your experience at Regenesis as pleasant as possible.

After your marrow is extracted, the stem cells are concentrated and isolated in our specialty lab then removed from the collected sample while you wait in the comfort of our Huntsville, AL, clinic. You will not need to visit a hospital or even return on another day for your procedure. As soon as the stem cells are prepared by our highly trained lab staff, we can begin your stem cell therapy. Because we harvest your own stem cells, we are able to use your fresh, live stem cells for your procedure, which is the best available option for stem cell therapy in the US today.

Contact Us To Learn How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help You

Stem cell therapy is an excellent alternative to orthopedic surgery. It is much less invasive and has little to no recovery time. Contact us today to learn how Regenesis can help you.

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