Treatment Procedure At Regennmed
Get Appointment and Consult with Our Doctors
Firstly get appointment at Regennmed to get stem cell Treatment and meet with our doctors . After first meeting , our Highly Experienced doctors will examine all the important issues related to your treatment and recommend best treatment.
The doctor may prescribe few tests, if necessary. On the basis of the detailed consultations and the test reports, the Doctor will prescribe exact treatment and discuss and explain the modalities to you in detail.
We also provide best facilities for our patients coming from abroad and out of delhi including visa assistance, hotel booking and stay, hospital appointments and airport transfers, etc.
Sample Collection Procedure
Procedure begins with sample extraction. Using highly advanced technologies and the best medical standards followed globally, the sample extraction is performed by either of the two methods described below – bone marrow or adipose tissue. The choice of the method and source to be used depends upon the patient conditions and assessment by the doctor.
Bone Marrow Method
We extracts the bone marrow from the hip joint, also called the iliac crest, under local anesthesia. The procedure begins with administering anesthesia.
Adipose Tissue Method
We extracts the adipose tissue from an area of the body with sufficient amount of fat deposit. In most cases it is the pre-umbilical area. The procedure begins with making the patient lie in a supine position. He is then given local anesthesia.
The extracted sample is immediately transferred to the stem cell lab for processing.
Processing and storing stem cells
The frozen stem cells are put into a liquid nitrogen freezer where they are preserved until time for transplantation.The bags of collected stem cells are taken to stem cell processing laboratory where the stem cells are counted and examined to be sure they are not damaged and that they are sterile.
Stem cells can be implanted in following major ways. They are:
Intravenous administration is the IV infusion of stem cells into the veins. IV and mannitol are infused in the blood of the patient through a drip. The primary purpose of Mannitol is to expand blood volume in the central nervous system; so that maximum cells will reach at the targeted area.
Intrathecal Administration (Lumbar Puncture)
Intrathecal administration is the infusion of stem cells via injection into the spinal canal, most popularly known as lumbar puncture. By using this route of administration blood brain barriers are avoided ensuring maximum delivery of cells into the cerebrospinal fluid. This route is particularly efficient in neurological disorders.
Intra muscular injection. is infusion of stem cells directly into the muscles. It is used in particular when small amount of cells are to be administered. The procedure is through injection ensuring release of pool of stem cells directly to the affected area. Target area with ailing tissues can include knee, shoulders, hips etc. Hence the ideal site for administering the injection are Thighs, Top of upper arm, Knee, Hips.
Intra-arterial Administration via catheter
Intra arterial infusion is generally an insertion of cells through a thin catheter inserted into the artery. The infusion is generally done with intense care to avoid damage. Through X ray imaging a catheter is directed towards the targeted area to ensure maximum cell delivery at the site of damage. This route is generally preferred for vascular organs such as kidney, heart or pancreas.
The intravitreal drug delivery has become the most reformed technology in treating some of the ophthalmic conditions such as macular oedema, retinal vein occlusions, etc. These are the conditions wherein single dose administered through intravitreal region is more effective than repeated injections through retrobulbar mode.
The inside of the human eye is filled with a jelly like fluid known as "Vitreous"; an intravitreal injection is the direct shot of stem cells into the vitreous structure near the retina at the back of the eye. The entire procedure takes no more than 15-20 minutes.
Retrobulbar Infusion of cells
The retrobulbar injection is a very common method routinely exercised by many ophthalmologists for the infusion of stem cells to treat diseased eye such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and other eye disorders.
Liberation Angioplasty for Multiple Sclerosis CCSVI
Liberation Angioplasty is a very critical process. X-ray scanning is used to guide the catheter with the balloon tip to the affected area or veins. Once it reaches the targeted area, the tip expands resulting in the widening of the stenotic area. The entire process takes around 90 minutes. Then the patients are kept in recovery room for around 4 hours to ensure that there is no bleeding from the catheter insertion tract.
This particular technique is used in case of open sores such as diabetic foot or pressure ulcers. It involves infusion of stem cells directly into or around the wound area, i.e. the injection into the dermal layer of the skin. This layer is the most preferred layer underneath the epidermal layer of the skin, as it is highly vascularized layer, containing dense blood vessels, immune cells and dermal dendritic cells. This way infused stem cells will promptly elicit and strengthen body's natural healing signals for faster recovery.
Patients can leave the hospital after few hours of stem cell transplantation although in certain cases especially when cells are transplanted Intra-arterial via catheter or surgeries; a patient is advised to stay for a longer duration.