Stem cells are a type of orthobiologic, a substance that speeds up healing after an injury. At Stem Cell Therapy of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lambert Abeyatunge, MD, FACS, FRCS, FRCSC, FICS, specializes in stem cell therapy, which use natural substances to enhance your body's natural healing abilities. Book an appointment by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.
Stem cell therapy refers to a type of regenerative medicine that has revolutionized pain management, especially in addressing degenerative joint and bone conditions.
Each person has a certain amount of stem cells in their bodies. Stem cells develop in many parts of the body, such as cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and more. Also known as undifferentiated cells, stem cells don’t yet have a set function and can adapt to whatever function your body needs them to perform.
Stem cell therapy has been instrumental in helping physicians treat injuries and improve the healing process. Through stem cell therapy, your body receives the cells it needs to repair damaged tissue.
Dr. Abeyatunge primarily uses homologous stem cell therapy to treat chronic pain. Homologous stem cell therapy is the latest technique in stem cell therapy, and uses products derived from newborn human placentas and their associated structures, like the umbilical cord, amniotic sac, Wharton’s jelly, and exomes, to help repair damaged tissues.
Prior to homologous stem cell therapy, some physicians used to harvest stem cells from the placentas of other animals, like cows, mountain goats, sheep, and sharks, to treat their human patients. This practice is still used today in Mexico and some European countries.
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, for example, it means that the cartilage at the ends of your bones has started to wear away. When this happens, the bones rub together, causing pain and inflammation. Stem cell therapy can help restore cells and healthy tissue around the cartilage.
Stem cell therapy has also demonstrated results in treating the following injuries and conditions:
During your consultation, Dr. Abeyatunge discusses with you whether you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy based on your medical profile and your treatment goals.
If Dr. Abeyatunge determines that your medical condition requires new blood, bone, or heart muscle cells, he'll collect the requisite stem cells for your treatment.
He then concentrates the stem cells in a suitable medium and combines them with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) derived from your body.
He then injects the mixture with a saline solution intravenously or by directly injecting it into areas where growth and healing are needed. To ensure proper results, he might use a diagnostic imaging tool to track the correct placement of the stem cells.
Depending on the effectiveness of the first injection, he might recommend follow-up injections.
Contact Stem Cell Therapy of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC by phone or online to learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy.