What is STEM CELL THERAPY?
Stem cell therapy attempts to harness the body’s own healing potential by isolating stem cells from one location of the body (fat tissue or bone marrow) and relocating them to an area of disease, injury or inflammation. The main function of stem cells is to maintain and repair tissue. Stem cell therapy enhances this natural function by getting stem cells more directly to an area of need within the body.(more)

 
FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STEM CELL THERAPY VIDEOS

• WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY? Stem cell therapy attempts to harness the body’s own healing potential by isolating stem cells from one location of the body (fat tissue or bone marrow) and relocating them to an area of disease, injury or inflammation. The main function of stem cells is to maintain and repair tissue. Stem cell therapy enhances this natural function by getting stem cells more directly to an area of need within the body.

• WHAT CONDITIONS ARE BEING TREATED BY STYEM CELL THERAPY? Stem cells have the unique attribute to form many different types of tissue including bone, cartilage, and muscle. They are naturally anti-inflammatory and can therefore help in the body’s own healing process and potentially reverse the effects of many diseases. Some of the conditions currently being studied include arthritis, sports related injuries, COPD, auto-immune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, neurological disorders such as MS and Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, autism, and critical limb ischemia.

• HOW IS STEM CELL THERAPY PERFORMED? Our U.S. Stem Cell Clinic will perform outpatient procedures using a process in which we isolate a patient’s own stem cells from either their own adipose fat tissue or bone marrow. Approximately 80% of the patients we treat will receive a tumescent liposuction procedure under local anesthetic with standard Klein solution. During the mini-lipo procedure less than 120 cc’s of fat will be removed. The fat will be centrifuged to isolate stem cells which will immediately be delivered back to the same patient. The cells may be delivered as a joint injection, an iv, intrathecally or intramuscularly. The remaining patients (approximately 20% of those treated) will receive a bone marrow aspiration treatment, also under local anesthetic, in which less than 60 cc’s of bone marrow will be removed. The bone marrow will be centrifuged to isolate stem cells which will immediately be delivered back to the same patient. The cells may be delivered as a joint injection, an iv, intrathecally or intramuscularly. In both cases we will isolate the patient’s own stem cells from the fat tissue or bone marrow collected using a sterile procedure and we will immediately inject those stem cells back into the patient. The entire process takes under 3 hours in most cases.

• WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS? It is important to note that we are treating patients with their own adult stem cells, therefore each treatment and response is unique to that patient. No guarantee can be made of what results will be achieved or how soon results can be felt. However, many patients report that they begin to experience results within a week with fuller effects felt within 4 to 8 weeks. In cases where the condition being treated is more severe the patient may notice results over a longer timeframe, and in some cases seeing results in the 6-9 month timeframe is possible.

• HOW LONG WILL MY RECOVERY TAKE? Our U.S. Stem Cell Clinic procedure is minimally invasive and patients walk out within 3 hours in most cases. As a result recovery time is very quick. Many patients will experience soreness for a couple days to a week, but there are usually no restrictions regarding resuming normal activity.

• DOES HEALTH INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF THIS PROCEDURE? No, health insurance in the U.S. does not currently cover costs associated with our U.S. Stem Cell Clinic procedure.


• IS THIS PROCEDURE FDA APPROVED? No it is not; however our procedure falls under the category of physician’s practice of medicine, wherein the physician and patient are free to consider their chosen course of treatment. Our procedure is compliant within the guidelines listed in the FDA Code of Federal Regulations 21 Part 1271. We meet FDA guidelines by providing a same-day procedure done entirely in clinic with only minimal manipulation of a patient’s own cells which are then immediately delivered back to that patient.


• ARE THERE ANY KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS TO ADULT STEM CELL THERAPY? Side effects are typically minimal and may include minor pain and irritation at the injection site. Since we are using a patient’s own stem cells, chances of immune system rejection are extremely low. Extensive research and testing using adult stem cells is ongoing worldwide, and to our knowledge there have been no reported instances of “serious adverse events” in any studies.


•ARE THERE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OR RECOMMENDED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS? Our staff will go over recommended guidelines regarding diet and nutrition.


• ARE THERE ANY MORAL OR ETHICAL ISSUES CONCERNING THESE TREATMENTS? Our U.S. Stem Cell Clinic procedure uses a patient’s own stem cells derived from their own adipose fat tissue or bone marrow. We do not perform any procedures or undertake any research using embryonic stem cells, which is where you will see the most intense ethical scrutiny.


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OUR VISION
Our practice is dedicated to improving the quality of patients’ lives, while reducing hospitalizations and healthcare costs. Under the medical leadership of Dr. Andrew J. Rochman, board certified surgeon and accomplished medical expert, The Long Island Stem Cell Treatment Center will continue to be recognized by physicians and patients as the North East's main facility for the treatment and management of patients with muscular and joint issues.We are also focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies for the treatment of degenerative diseases.
OUR SPECIALTY
Today's stem cell therapy covers a growing span of healing possibilities. From blood cell diseases to cardiac disorders to autoimmune diseases, stem cell therapy has been a proven proven science to treat or restore a growing list of issues through its regenerative properties. CTCNY specializes in the treatment, the reconstruction or the regeneration of muscle and tissues in specific sectrions of the body such as the knee, joint, shoulder and hip areas. We can also cover many cases of arthritis and chronic disorders pertaining to major inflamation or damage.
OUR FOUNDER
A leader in advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Rochman is a native New Yorker and a Board-Certified Surgeon. He is a graduate of Colgate University and received his formal medical training from Nordestana University. He is an active member of the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, Nassau County Medical Society and the American College of Phlebology. Dr. Rochman manages several practices in specialized studies such as advanced vein therapy and gallbladder surgery. His current certification is with Bioheart Inc. specializing in cardiovascular treatment through stem cell technology. (more)

ABOUT CELLULAR REGENERATION
Our specialized procedures are all done on an outpatient basis using a minimally invasive surgical technique to isolate adult mesenchymal stem cells and immediately deliver those cells back to the patient. The cells may be delivered as a joint injection, an IV, intrathecally or intramuscularly. The entire process takes less than 3 hours to complete in most cases. We are committed to making your entire experience with us as comfortable as possible, with assistance from our qualified staff pre/during/and post treatment. (Please visit our FAQ section).

SUCCESS STORIES
Stem Cell Therapy continues to advance rapidly due to worldwide research and major community support. This has led to the ever-growing number of applications and an expanding list of success stories bringing to light some of the most remarkable achievements in pain relief. Each day, more and more information is made available to the public where this modern science has majorly improved patients' lifestyles.

TREATMENT CENTER FOR THE NORTHEAST
Most often, you will read about a stem cell therapy practice in the state of California, Florida or abroad. The CTCNY is officially established to serve and treat patients in the Northeast and is conveniently located in central Long Island especially for those who reside in the downstate New York area.
To set up an appointment for a consultation, contact: 516-280-1333. Our offices are located in 700 Old Country Road, Suite 205 Plainview, NY 11803. You can also email us at: appt@celltherapycenterny.com

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