Autologous stem cell process is a medical procedure in which stem cells are collected and later given back to the same person.
Dr. Balshi explained that Adipose Derived Stem Cells treatment is a simple procedure for the patient. In the clinic, our hibernating stem cells are isolated and activated with our own platelets. Then stem cell enriched blood is injected into our bodies. It takes about 3 or four hours in the clinic.
Dr. Balshi asked if there is any place on my body that I would like more attention. I told him about the incontinence issue and it seems to me that the Pontine Storage Center is damaged. Pelviperneology.cog is a great resource for information.
Dr. Balshi said he’d target the area of my pons. He told me the procedure details :
- Lower abdominal area anesthetized with lidocaine and normal saline.
- 120cc of fat was harvested. Fat processed with centrifuge and lethicin
- Stem Cells isolated
- Stem cells combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma) for activation
- Cell count performed 1.5 billion cells estimated
- Cells administered via peripheral IV, intra muscular and intra nasal
The nurse gave me the sleeping drug and I was asleep in about two minutes.
The liposuction was done on my tummy at my request to hopefully smooth out the dimples I acquired misusing the Copaxone autoject. A very snug brace was Velcroed around my torso.
I woke up as the nurse was assisting me as I dressed.
I felt clearheaded, yet I didn’t remember all the instructions the nurses gave me about my follow-up appointment and brace removal. I’m grateful my mom was with me.
I left the doctors office feeling as strong as I was when I came. I haven’t yet seen significant improvements in my walking or incontinence but I feel incredibly healthy, consistently well as I felt before I had my first major MS attack in November, 2000.
It will be exciting to see how my body improves!
If you’d like to contact Dr. Balshi to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure, call him at (561) 272-6000(561) 272-6000.
Come back and let me know if you have decided to participate in this treatment.
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