Expanded stem cell therapy is a new form of treatment that uses a patient’s own stem cells, grown in a laboratory, to then be reinjected back into the patient’s body to aid recovery.
Ormiston Hospital works with ReGen Cellular, New Zealand’s only Expanded Stem Cell company that uses this method to treat osteoarthritis, sports injuries and now autoimmune diseases.
ReGen operates it’s own laboratory in Queenstown and can grow or multiply cells to hundreds of millions over a 6-week period. Expanded Stem Cell therapy is not a same-day treatment. This is a new form of treatment that is still yet to be proven for it’s success rates.
The treatments always use the patient’s own stem cells derived from a small sample of fatty tissue, as well as platelet rich plasma (PRP) with the aim to boost the body’s own healing abilities and promote tissue rejuvenation.
To assess suitability for treatment, patients are required to have a consultation with Dr Mubark.