Could Stem Cell Therapy
Change Your Life?
Advanced Regenerative Healthcare
We are an integrated medical clinic specializing in physical medicine. We take a whole body approach to patient care to help alleviate pain while addressing the root of the problem instead of treating just the symptoms. Our approach uses an interdisciplinary combination of medical and chiropractic doctors under the same roof and working together to find the cause of your health problem and develop a specific plan to not only remove your symptoms, but correct the underlying problem. This integrated clinic model is time tested in offices nationally and around the world. Everyone from the doctors, nurse practitioner, and all therapists are on the same page in one location, and dedicated to helping you get well. We hear cutting edge a lot in advertising, but at our clinic we offer the absolute most advanced services in healthcare for pain relief through correction of your condition or injury. This includes Regenerative Medicine protocols such as Stem Cell therapy and many others to be offered in the near future.
Regenerative Medicine constitutes the biggest breakthrough in health science within the last 2 decades, and is quickly becoming the standard for this and future generations regarding physical medicine.
Disclaimer: Regenerative medicine will ALWAYS cause some regeneration so every patient will get a result. How much of a result varies dependent upon the patient health, age and other various factors.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Stem cells are a class of remarkable cells that can develop into any type of cell and form the basis of human development and maintenance. A stem cell is essentially a “blank” cell capable of reproducing or becoming another more differentiated cell type in the body, such as bone or skin cell, a muscle or fat cell, or a nerve cell.
Stem cells can be found in bone marrow, adipose (fat) tissue, placenta and amniotic fluid, umbilical cord tissue and blood, and teeth. For purposes of stem cell therapy, doctors can use stem cells harvested from your own bone marrow or adipose tissue, amniotic fluid (limited benefit), or live stem cells properly harvested from umbilical cord tissue and blood.
Here at Advanced Regenerative Healthcare, we utilize stem cells that are harvested from umbilical cord blood. STEMELL offers a variety of Serums depending upon the patient`s needs. For Joint and Cartilage Injections we utilize the UCT- Plus Serum. Also available under the International Review Board are Infusion products using Exosomes for a variety of immunologically related treatments.
Yes, we focus on using non-embryonic stem cells for our stem cell therapy and do not pose any safety concerns. Hematopoietic stems cells (HSC’s) are blood stem cells that give rise to all components of blood. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) or stromal cells have shown much promise in various disease states as they can give rise to a multitude of cell types found throughout our body such as fat, bone, cartilage and muscle. Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPC’s) are stem cells that give rise to skin, nerve, and blood vessel cell types.
Stem cell treatments are not specifically FDA approved; they are considered investigational, but are permissible. Most patients do not realize this, but many of the treatments they receive on a weekly or yearly basis are technically not “FDA approved”. One example of this would be “off-label” prescribing of any medication.
Stem cells are collected, processed, rigorously tested and distributed under the FDA guidelines for Human Cellular and Tissue based Products (HCT/P) (21 CFR Part 1271), Section 361 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, state regulations, and guidelines of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
Anyone interested in avoiding the expense, painful rehab and down time of surgery should be evaluated for the potential of stem cell therapy when facing:
- Degenerative or Autoimmune Diseases, back/spine pain, osteoarthritis, joint pain, arthritis, tendon/ligament pain, muscle tears, acute/chronic pain, and neuropathy (nerve pain).
Pre and Post Xray studies revealing much clearer and well defined joint margins. The Xray on the left was taken before the Stem Cell procedure. Note the cloudy whiteness between the two bones at the base of the wrist (the radius and ulna). That cloudy appearence is increased bone growth from arthritic cartilage degeneration. The view on the right is 6 months after the treatment and you can see the joint is much more defined with little remaining cloudy margins. The comparison clearly illustrates the regenerating cartilage between joints, and remember that Stem Cells continue to heal and regenerate up to 18 months post injection. Clinically, Xray on left was taken when patient experienced extreme chronic pain, on the right patient totally free of pain and back to normal activities.
Call Today! We Are Ready To Help!
You will have a one-on-one consultation with one of our trained staff who will evaluate your condition and determine if you would be a candidate for this treatment. Due to the demand, time slots fill quickly so CALL TODAY at 912-262-9479 to secure your consultation! We look forward to serving you!
PRP (AKA PLATELET RICH PLASMA)
PRP ,aka Platelet Rich Plasma, has been used for years in orthopedics and sports medicine to aid in healing of joints, tendons, ligaments and pain control. Platelets are a type of blood cell that migrate to the location of an injury and assists with healing through the release of various `growth factors` and other proteins. These proteins promote release and proliferation of `fibroblasts`which are cells that make collagen and extracellular matrix components, the `glue` the initial healing process uses in our bodies. When performing PRP injections for an injured joint, a blood sample is taken, placed in a specialized canister and spun in a high speed centrifuge which separates the red blood cells and other blood layers.. The platelets and stem cells are then collected and injected into the injured or inflamed joint and the growth factors and stem cells release anti inflammatory factors and promote healing. The amount of stem cells available in blood depends upon age and the condition of the individual. The donor is always the recipient. People under 25 years old have far more available stem cells than those in middle age and older. While a person typically has 1/10,000 cells being a stem cells at birth, and 1/100,000 cells by age 13, a fifty year old only has 1 stem cell in every 400,000 cells. Therefore the PRP injection produces natural, healing pain reduction and anti inflammation, however, the process won`t continue indefinitely, especially from middle age on because stem cells are necessary for continual regeneration. The stem cells in your blood do recruit other stem cells to help the healing process, but it can be a numbers game as we age.
One of the best uses for PRP is with Umbilical Stem Cells (UBCs) injections. Since they are your own blood platelets, there can be no rejection. The anti inflammatory effect of PRP and your platelets combined with the umbilical Stem Cells `introduce` the UBCs to your body, thereby decreasing the inflammatory response that may occur otherwise. PRP by itself can provide great relief for nagging, painful tendonitis and minor meniscus tears etc. Cortisone injections, often used for temporary arthritic pain simply mask the symptoms, and have no healing capabilities. They also over time erode the interarticular cartilage, furthering arthritic degeneration. Natural healing protocols in our opinion are a better choice than masking with inevitable side effects.
STEM CELL AND CONSISTENT EXCELLENT RESULTS
DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
LOWER BACK & KNEE BRACES
Medicare believes in patients receiving necessary braces to support compromised, painful, or weakened areas that cause discomfort while performing activities of daily living.
Our Medicial Director, Dr Cezar, and our MSN, Cynthia White will order specific braces for our patients in need who will benefit from their use to facilitate easier and more comfortable motion to increase range of motion, support weak and fatigued muscles and connective tissue and increase quality of life for those in need. Medicare does pay for these braces, which are backed by extensive research and represent the highest quality and design depending upon the condition and area in need. They result in great support of the injured or painful area, more ability to perform tasks that would prove too painful or difficult without the support afforded by the brace.
WARNING: Many of our patients and others in the community are receiving unsolicited calls from telemarketers attempting to sell patients various "professional braces covered by Medicare." The quality of these products is poor, most often wont fit as they are not professionally fitted to the patient, which is crucial in having the brace do what it`s supposed to, and has not been cleared by a MD which makes the transaction fraudulent in the first place. We only provide Bracing to those patients we know will benefit from them based upon out relationship with the patient and knowledge of their condition based upon our examination and treatment. We warn you not to give information about yourself to anyone you don`t know about your Medicare information or personal information regarding any aspect of your health. Many people seek to take advantage of us nowdays, including Identity theft. When your physician discusses something that may help you live a safer, better quality life, that`s one thing, unsolicited advice from those you don`t know is another, and physicians can lose their license from such actions, therefore rest assured the solicitor is not one!
Teresa Cezar, MD
Dr. Terry Cezar is a practicing Internist in the state of Georgia. Dr. Cezar graduated with honors from Ross University School of Medicine in 1995 and completed her residency at East Tennessee State University. Having more than 23 years of diverse medical experiences, especially in Internal Medicine, Dr. Cezar affiliates with many hospitals including Appling Hospital in Baxley, GA and Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, GA. She is the current Medical Director here at Advanced Regenerative Healthcare in Brunswick, GA.
Cynthia White, FNP-C
Cindy White is our clinic Nurse Practitioner (NP) and is experienced at providing nursing care to patients with chronic and acute disease over the lifespan. She was a dedicated Registered Nurse (RN) for over 26 years and has been a NP for the past 2 years. Her specialty experience includes Cardiovascular Services, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and Emergency Department. Proficiencies include: Echocardiography, Phlebotomy and IV Therapy, PICC Line insertion using Ultrasound Technology, Medication Administration, Patient Health Assessment, Education, Health Planning and Support, Trigger Point and Joint Injections, and Umbilical Cord Blood Allografts (aka Stem Cell Therapy). Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and ENPC.
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NOTE FROM THE DOCTOR
The content of this website is intended for educational purposes with the understanding that it is not providing any diagnosis, treatment, professional advice or services. Stem cell treatment is not approved by the FDA for any specific disease.