CELL THERAPY SERVICES
Minimally invasive, cell-based therapy introduces cells from one part of the body to the impacted area, for accelerated restoration. Stem cells work by releasing proteins called growth factors to help heal, repair and restore damaged areas.
INNOVATION & REJUVENATION
What is Cell Therapy?
An innovative, surgery-free treatment that helps your body restore itself by isolating stem cells from one location of the body to the area of disease, injury or inflammation. This process uses a minimally invasive surgical technique, conducted right in our clinic.
When you think Regenerative Medicine, names like Kobe Bryant, Chris Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, and Chauncey Billups should all come to mind. These four athletes (among many others) have used cell therapy to make unlikely recoveries from severe sports-related injuries.
To begin, cells are the basic structural and functional units of all living organisms. Cell therapy entails the injection of cellular material into a patient’s body. In Regenerative Medicine, the objective is to improve the biological function of damaged or degraded tissues and organs.
To this end, the injection of cellular material, either from the patient (autologous) or from a donor (allogeneic), may be employed to address a range of conditions. Cell therapies primarily fall into two categories: Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem Cell.
Stem cells, also referred to as the body’s master cells live inside all of us in various tissues and repair damage as it occurs within our bodies. Through the process of self-renewal, stem cells can make a variety of other kinds of cells depending on your body’s needs. As the body ages, it’s not able to generate enough stem cells to fully repair damaged areas quickly. With the use of stem cells extracted from an area of high volume (like adult bone marrow), Gentera is able to concentrate the cells and inject them into damaged areas of the body to naturally speed up the healing process.
Stem cells typically serve five beneficial functions:
1. Acting as raw material for rebuilding damaged tissue (by transforming into other cells)
2. Promoting angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels)
3. Releasing growth factors to enhance healing
4. Replicating themselves to multiply their effects
5. Communicating with the body to attract additional cells to the damaged site
Cell-based therapies are especially beneficial for soft tissue that lacks significant blood flow — injured or diseased articular cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles — and is popular for those with orthopedic injuries.
Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into one or more specific types of cells and may be a promising treatment for spinal cord injuries, limiting cell death, stimulating growth from existing cells, and replacing injured cells.
Cartilage and fluid within the hip joints may be rebuilt and regenerated through stem cell therapy. Reinjected cells may accelerate the natural repair process of degenerated and injured tendons, ligaments, and arthritic joints.
WOUND & SKIN CARE
Treatments may have regenerative properties for tissues damaged by chronic or acute wounds — including scar tissue and burns. Cell-based therapies may also counteract the visible effects of aging and exposure to ultraviolet radiation on the skin.