We answered the most common stem cell therapy FAQs because we understand you have questions.
We’re here to help so you can make the best decision.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss if you would be a good candidate for stem cell therapy, please get in touch with the Cendant Stem Cell Center today.
Is stem cell therapy a cure?
No. Stem cell therapy is still considered to be an experimental treatment. While there have been inspiring success stories of patients experiencing improvement, we do not claim that stem cell therapy will cure any condition.
How successful have patients been with stem cell therapy?
Determining how successful stem cell therapy depends on the patient, the condition, and their expectations. Therefore, our team does thorough assessments of each patient and discusses what the patient hopes to achieve with stem cell therapy. While stem cell therapy can’t cure a condition or disease, it can significantly improve how you manage your symptoms.
Can any doctor practice stem cell therapy?
It is vital to find a board-certified doctor with specialized training and an extensive career in musculoskeletal health, such as an orthopedic surgeon, neurologist, or rheumatologist. Dr. Stephen D. Holt, M.D., has more than 35 years of experience in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
What if I don’t live in Denver?
Our team can help you find accommodations and coordinate transportation to and from our center.
Can you use my stem cells for treatment?
Great question! When we refer to autologous adult stem cells, those are stem cells harvested directly from an individuals body. So, for example, we can extract those stem cells from bone marrow or specific fat tissue.
For example, stem cells from bone marrow in the hip can obtain millions of specific stem cells that can form new tisssues and, in return, help heal damaged tissue. Likewise, stem cells derived from fat tissue can also divide and multiply into millions of stem cells that can repair damaged tissue and rejuvenate the entire body.
What are the benefits of using umbilical cord stem cells?
Stem cells collected from an umbilical cord have certain advantages over patient-derived stem cells. First, umbilical cord stem cells are younger, so they may have more vitality than patient derived cells. Plus, these stem cells may be more powerful because they are harvested explicitly from the vessels that line the umbilical cord, also known as Whartons Jelly. Whartons Jelly stem cells are known to multiply and regenerate various tissues throughout the body. Plus, umbilical cord stem cells have been shown to be safe since they are not collected from a blood source, eliminating the need to do donor
How long does stem cell therapy take?
Depending on the type of treatment, you can expect one session to last between 2-4 hours. Stem cell therapy happens in one day, and it is considered to be outpatient treatment. We will schedule a post-treatment meeting so we can track your progress and answer any questions.
How do I know which stem cell treatment is the right one for me?
We complete a thorough assessment to provide our best recommendations. Our review includes collecting your medical records, imaging, medical history and discussing what you would like to achieve with stem cell therapy.
How long do I have to wait to schedule my treatment?
Once we notify you that you are eligible for stem cell therapy, you can schedule your treatment as early as two weeks. If you are traveling to Denver, we can see what works best with your schedule.
Does Cendant Stem Cell Center provide medical transportation?
Absolutely! Before you make your trip, we’ll discuss your medical transportation needs. We offer transportation to and from the airport and to and from the Cendant Stem Cell Center.
How do stem cells work?
Stem cells are considered to be natural fixers of the body. They can multiply and heal damaged tissue, as well as regenerate your body’s cells that have been damaged by disease or aging.
I have a condition that is not listed on your website. Could I still receive stem cell therapy?
We do treat other conditions not listed on our website, so we may still be able to discuss your eligibility for stem cell therapy. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Cendant Stem Cell Center to discuss your condition further.
What are the possible side effects of stem cell therapy?
While stem cell therapy is still a relatively new treatment, no long-term side effects have been reported. The only minor side effects include swelling, irritation, and/or redness at the injection site.
How many sessions of stem cell therapy will I need?
Most patients receive one session of stem cell therapy. However, depending on your condition, you may receive multiple treatments.
When will I see results?
Since every patient is unique, we can’t provide a specific timeframe or guarantee full results. However, patients who experienced improvement from stem cell therapy felt the full effects within six weeks to three months after treatment. Some patients even started to feel results within the first week of treatment. However, if you have a more severe condition, it could take multiple sessions and a full year to achieve possible results.
What is the protocol after treatment?
The next day you’ll have an appointment with one of our Physicians to check in on how you’re feeling and if you need any additional post-operative care. Then, when you return home, we will call you within one week to see how you’re progressing. From there, we highly recommend you continue seeing your primary doctor or specialized physician. We kindly ask that you complete a survey with every six-week, three-month, six-month, and one-year milestone. We’ll send this survey to you so we can continue tracking your progress.
Should I bring someone with me when I receive treatment?
Like any treatment or therapy, it’s always helpful to have someone positive and encouraging. If possible, we recommend having someone who can provide support.
Do you have patient testimonials?
Of course! Please watch some of our patient testimonials.
Does insurance cover stem cell therapy?
As of today, insurance does not cover stem cell therapy. However, you can read more about various ways to fund stem cell therapy by visiting our fundraising page.
Are there any ethical issues in using stem cells?
Cendant Stem Cell Center does not collect or utilize embryonic or fetal stem cells with our treatments.
Do you mix or add anything in with the stem cells?
We add a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate to the stem cells to act as a natural booster. We extract the PRP and Lysate from your own blood. In some cases we may add extracellular matrix which is an FDA approved surgical fiber.
How do I start?
It’s easy! Just contact our team, and we’ll start the process to see if you’re eligible for stem cell therapy.