Harvesting the best at Ormiston

Ormiston Specialist Centre is home to the country’s leading surgical experts. Dr Hassan Mubark is the latest addition to the centre offering his break-through Expanded Stem Cell Therapy to patients.

Dr Mubark is part of ReGen Cellular which is the only company in NZ offering Expanded Stem Cell therapy.

ReGen Cellular

Expanded Stem Cell Therapy is a procedure where a patient’s own stem cells are harvested from abdominal fat, then grown in a laboratory to be later reinjected back into the patient’s own body. The purpose of this is to replicate, heal and regrow soft tissue – namely cartilage that has been eroded or depleted.

Among his patients is Owen Franks, Dr Mubark recently treated the All Black prop in order to overcome a shoulder injury. Franks chose expanded stem cell therapy to avoid surgery – resulting in six months out of the game.  Ormiston surgeons took stem cells from Franks abdominal fat and sent them to ReGen’s specialist lab in Queenstown to expand. Dr Mubark explained; “I used around a hundred million stem cells in order to get the best shot.” 

After receiving the treatment Franks reported a rapid recovery which saw him back to training within a month and reselected for the Crusaders in time to finish the super rugby season within six weeks.

Dr Mubark is now taking patient appointments at the Ormiston Specialist Centre located in the Ormiston Hospital complex.  Not limited to athletes, the treatment can also benefits sufferers of osteoarthritis, and is especially effective in those with knee, shoulder and hip degeneration. In fact, almost every joint in the body is treatable. And last month Dr Mubark and ReGen started treating those with specific set autoimmune diseases.

Dr Mubark thinks Stem Cells could have the ability to improve the quality of lives. To find out more, speak to the friendly team at ReGen Cellular on 0800 007 836.

Ormiston Specialist Centre offers a variety of services, and is open to all consultations should you require the opinion of a specialist. Please see the full list of specialists available on our website: www.ormistonspecialist.co.nz