Pacific Stem Cells offers a variety of 

Procedures

Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy, PRP, Prolotherapy, Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy and Cord Tissue Stem Cell Therapy

Regenerative Medical Procedures

Pacific Stem Cells offers a variety of stem cell therapies, tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Amniotic Stem Cell research

Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy

Amniotic fluid and Flowable Amnion with viable cellular material is obtained from placental products from healthy live birthed babies. Amniotic fluid has similar regenerative characteristics as stem cells since it possesses the ability to create a cellular cascade recruiting the bodies own Stem Cells. This means that this cellular cascade either makes new cells that are the same or they make cells that can change into the type of cells that the body needs. Amniotic flowables have anti-inflammatory properties (Cytokins & Growth Factors) similar to cortisone and steroid shots and thus can be used to treat conditions like knee osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis and degenerative arthritis.

 

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma – Therapy

PRP Therapy takes platelets and growth factors from your own blood. We process (spin) it in a centrifuge, place it into a syringe and inject it back into your own body. The platelets are re-injected into the injured area releasing growth factors that promote natural tissue healing. PRP therapy can be used to treat conditions like ACL injuries, back and neck injuries, ankle sprains, tendonitis, ligament sprains and a variety of osteoarthritic conditions.

PRP – Platelet-Rich Plasma – Therapy
Prolotherapy – Regenerative Injection Therapy

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells are derived from umbilical cords and the placenta donated by mothers after normal and healthy child births. This cord blood contains hematopoietic (blood) stem cells and can be used to treat leukemia, blood and bone marrow disorders and immune deficiencies.

Cord Tissue Stem Cell Therapy

Cord Tissue Stem Cells are considered to have more potential than former stem cell therapies. Still considered experimental, they can only be performed under an IRB study. We are currently working with both the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and other academic relationships.

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy
Cord Tissue Stem Cell Therapy

Wharton’s Jelly Stem Cell Therapy

The adult stem cells, also called Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), within Wharton’s Jelly are incredibly useful because they are multipotent stem cells – this means they can differentiate into several different types of cells and bring healing to various parts of the body including:

  • Cartilage cells
  • Bone cells
  • Muscle cells
  • Fat cells
  • Liver cells
  • Brain cells
  • Heart cells

Scientific and medical breakthroughs involving use of Wharton’s Jelly as a regenerative therapy are occurring at a rapid pace. Recent discoveries involving the use of Wharton’s Jelly as a regenerative therapy have found it useful in the following cases:

  • As a safe and effective treatment for acute heart attacks (2015)
  • To promote skin wound healing (2014)
  • To improve recovery in studies involving brain damage (2015)
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frequently asked questions

Find the answers to most frequently asked questions about Stem Cell Therapy here

What conditions can be treated?

Stem Cell Therapy can treat a wide variety of conditions. Typical treatments are simple, safe, do not require anesthesia and take no more time than a traditional office visit.

Stem cells can be used to treat:

  • Autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and lupus
  • Neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, ALS and Alzheimer’s
  • Diabetes
  • Heart diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Athletic injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Orthopedic conditions
What is Regenerative Medicine?

According to Wikipedia, Regenerative Medicine “is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function.”

Regenerative Medicine can be described as the process of replacing, renewing or engineering human cells, tissues, organs and proteins for the purposes of restoring function and health in the body. One of the key components of regenerative medicine is the use of cell replacement strategies which usually requires stem cells.

Can Stem Cell Therapy treat cancer?

Adult stem cells, derived from bone marrow, have been used for decades to treat certain types of T cancer, like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.  By infusing healthy stem cells into the body, new bone marrow can be stimulated to grow and disease can be repressed.

Why is umbilical cord blood a valuable resource?

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells are derived from umbilical cords and the placenta donated by mothers after normal and healthy child births. This cord blood contains hematopoietic (blood) stem cells which can be used to treat leukemia, blood and bone marrow disorders and immune deficiencies.  The process of deriving stem cells from umbilical cord tissue is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available.

What are the different types of stem cells?

The two main types of stem cells are embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.

Adult Stem Cells or Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are semi-specialized cells, tissue specific. They typically can only generate different cell types for the specific tissue or organ in which they live. These cells are found in many organs and tissues, including brain, bone marrow, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, skin, teeth, heart, gut, liver and the reproductive organs.

Embryonic Stem Cells are derived from blastocysts created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for assisted reproduction that were no longer needed. Because these kind of stem cells are undifferentiated and unspecialized, they can give rise to every type of cell in the body.  It is not legal in this country to use this type of cell on humans as there is a great health risk associated with the use of this type of cell, including Cancer.

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