This was my fifth Autologous adipose stem cell treatment and interview with Dr. Blashi, this time just laugh at my hair in the video. Stem cells are cells that can self-renew to produce more stem cells. Adult stem cells act as a repair system for the body, replenishing adult tissues.
‘Autologous’ is a medical procedure in which stem cells are collected and later given back to the same person. Our stem cells are stored (among other places) in a layer of fat, the adipose stem cells are in a hibernating state. Extracting the stem cells from adipose is done by liposuction.
A small sample of adipose tissue is removed. This time for me it was from my right thigh. Upon completion, the stem cells were separated and approximately 400-500 million cells were harvested. These stem cells have enormous therapeutic potential for tissue repair.
The hibernating stem cells are isolated and activated with our own platelets. Then stem cell enriched blood is injected into the body. It takes about 3 or four hours in the clinic.
Dr. Balshi explains that stem cells will duplicate, replicate, and restore the damaged parts of the central nervous system for about four months. Most patients with MS return about every six months for another treatment. Stem cells are harvested from the fat, which is an unlimited resource. Patients have found benefit from this procedure, not healing, but virtually everyone has some improvement. You can contact Dr. Balshi at 561-272-6000
If you call Dr. Balshi for a stem cell treatment, let him know you heard about his services here, just for the fun of it!