A small sample of Adipose tissue (fat) is removed from the abdomen under a local anaesthetic.
Yes – Especially for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis. Stem cells play an integral part in wound healing and regeneration of tissue at the cellular level.
Absolutely. The fat/adipose tissue is removed from one’s own body utilising a sterile technique there are no problems with cell rejection or disease transmission. The entire procedure if performed by Dr Berman.
We have treated number patients of the last four years. With this means of therapy with a good outcome. However, deciding whether the treatment is the correct one in any particular case is an essential part of the process. The pros and cons of this form of therapy would be discussed with you. This would include your particular problem and whether this form of treatment would be appropriate, the evidence for the treatment, outcomes and costs.
No, the adipose tissue is extracted from the patient’s own body so no ‘foreign’ donors are used. Risks are similar to any form of therapy such as infection, bleeding and limited local reaction to the procedure.
However this is “cutting edge” medicine and the long term outcomes and long-term effects are not known. Before considering any stem cell therapy we strongly recommend you consider other treatment options as well.