No Surgery. No Pain. No Downtime.
At Cendant Stem Cell Center, we are combining Platelet Rich Plasma therapy in conjunction with Amnion Extracellular Matrix as a therapeutic option for female patients experiencing stress urinary incontinence. This non-invasive, same day procedure is done without subjecting patients to the costs, pain and risks associated with sling surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is an advanced cellular therapy procedure for patients who require the rejuvenation of the nerves, muscles and urethral/ bladder/ vaginal interface. Many patients will experience a substantial reduction in Urinary Incontinence, strengthening of sexual response and decreased pain during intercourse.
This painless and non-surgical procedure, sometimes referred to as the O-Shot, is accomplished by injecting Platelet Rich Plasma and Amnion Extracellular Matrix near the urethra and vaginal wall. The PRP and AEM help to provide a natural scaffold that facilitates the migration and proliferation of the patient’s own stem cells to the vaginal interface which aids in repair and regeneration.
Amnion Extracellular Matrix
AEM is derived from human placental tissues. It is an FDA approved Extracellular Matrix tissue-regenerating technology that has been used extensively in the fields of medicine and surgery to stimulate stem cells and enhance wound healing.
AEM provides the non-cellular environment outside of the cell that directs multi-cellular organization and provides structural support for tissues. This combined with the potential of live amnion and the other placental tissues given their unique biologic structure, their rich source of undifferentiated stem cells, naturally-occurring collagens, proteins and growth factors gives AEM enormous potential for healing and tissue regeneration.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a therapy that uses your own cells to quickly heal and repair and is fast becoming one of the most useful natural treatments for rejuvenation throughout the body. Platelets are particles found in the blood whose primary purpose is to respond to injury and begin the healing process. They are injected into the site for treatment and release receptor proteins into the bloodstream called growth factors. Growth factors recruit the body’s stem cells to the area of injury and activate them so that they repair and regenerate new tissues.
We create the PRP by first drawing a small amount of blood and then spinning it in a centrifuge located at our facility. The concentrated platelets are then activated with calcium chloride and mixed with Amnion Extracellular Matrix to create an autologous regenerative injection.
The PRP/AEM Procedure
The woman usually enjoys the effects of the procedure almost immediately as the PRP and AEM begin to rejuvenate and enhance the nerves, muscles and blood flow. Because these areas have been numbed with a local anesthetic cream, patients experience little or no discomfort during the procedure. The results to date indicate that most women who choose to have the procedure report a substantial increase in bladder control and for many the increase is dramatic.
How long is the recovery time?
Typically, there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment.
How long is the treatment?
On the treatment day, the entire visit lasts about 90 minutes. The actual procedure requires about 30 minutes.
Is it safe?
PRP treatment is extremely safe. Because PRP is produced from your own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. In addition, PRP contains concentrated amount of white blood cells, your natural defenders against infections. As a result, infection is extremely rare with our PRP treatment.
Is PRP therapy covered by insurance?
At present, this procedure is not billed through insurance – it’s offered on a fee-for-service basis.
How many treatments are needed?
For the very best results we recommend 2 treatment, 4-6 weeks apart. The consecutive treatment consists of only PRP. The primary function of which is to stimulate continual healing through the regeneration process. Thereafter, maintenance treatments are recommended every one to two years.