What is an Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?

A small sample of Adipose tissue (fat) is removed from the abdomen under a local anaesthetic.

The Major Advantages of Adipose Stem Cell Therapy:

  • We complete the entire procedure at the one appointment as an outpatient.
  • Takes about 30 minutes in total.
  • Mesenchymal stem cell yields from peripheral fat are much higher than from bone marrow.

Is this procedure a significant improvement on other treatments currently available?

Yes – Especially for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis. Stem cells play an integral part in wound healing and regeneration of tissue at the cellular level.

Is an Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Safe?

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.

How do I know if stem cell therapy is right for me?

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.

Are There Detrimental Side Effects from an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?

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.

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