Umbilical Stem Cell Therapy

What are Stem Cells?

Regenerative medicine is the process of renewing human cells, tissues, and organs for the purpose of restoring function and optimal wellness to the body. Stem cell therapy is a key component of regenerative medicine and is currently utilized in the treatment of many medical concerns including various orthopedic, autoimmune, sexual and cardiovascular conditions, as well as for cosmetic purposes.

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are normally found in the body; they have the remarkable capacity of developing into many different types of cells and stimulate the body to repair itself. This is advantageous because when stem cells are placed in an area that requires repair, they can quickly change into the cell type that is needed to be replaced and also release healing factors.

Dr. Williams of the Stem Cell Institute of Texas is proud to offer innovative stem cell treatments to his patients to help them heal. Dr. Williams utilizes both stem cells from fat and umbilical cord. Umbilical stem cells are preferred because they are much more effective than your own fat derived aged stem cell. Umbilical stem cells are high-quality, medical-grade, which are both safe and effective.

The Benefits of Umbilical Stem Cell Treatment

The Stem Cell Institute of Texas utilizes stem cells that are exclusively derived from donor umbilical cord tissue (from what would otherwise be discarded tissue), resulting in the production of young and healthy stem cells. As opposed to other extraction methods that may contain embryonic tissue or adult stem cells derived from bone marrow or adipose tissue, stem cells are derived from the safest and least invasive method available.

Umbilical cord cells offer the greatest regenerative properties, offering both stem cells and growth factors to help aid in tissue healing and repair. The stem cells do not contain any proteins that would cause rejection in the body or pose risk of susceptibility to malignant transformation.

We use the highest quality standards to produce its regenerative medicine products including FDA cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) and GTP (Good Tissue Practices) standards.

Stem Cell Therapy Research & Applications

Stem cell therapy is currently being used to treat a number of medical conditions. The most common use in clinical practice is to help joint function such as the knees. In addition, published clinical studies have found stem cell therapy to be successful for the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration (neck and back pain)
  • Heart disease including coronary heart disease, hypertension, stoke, congestive heart failure, and ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Autoimmune conditions including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease

As research in the field of stem cells continues to grow, it is bringing great hope to people suffering from a wide array of chronic and degenerative diseases. Whether it is for activating cartilage repair in the knees for osteoarthritis or restoring normal function to beta cells in the pancreas in patients with diabetes, stem cell therapy holds promise for those looking to improve their health and quality of life.

What to Expect During Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cell treatment at the Stem Cell Institute of Texas is a simple, in-office procedure that requires no anesthesia or downtime. Preceding your stem cell therapy session, you will meet with Dr. Williams to discuss your health concerns to determine if stem cell therapy is the most suitable treatment option for you.

If umbilical stem cell therapy is elected, Dr. Williams will inject the donor umbilical cord cells into the area requiring regeneration. We routinely add PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) to all our stem cell injections to enhance the outcome. The stem cells and growth factors immediately go to work, helping to regenerate and repair tissue. It can take 2-3 months for full regeneration to occur; however, results may vary. Dr. Williams may recommend complementary therapies (Nitric Oxide (Neo 40)/ Stemkine) or lifestyle modifications pertaining to diet and physical activity in conjunction with stem cell therapy.

Hope for a Healthier Tomorrow

If you are interested in regenerative medicine, particularly the use of umbilical stem cells to treat a specific health condition, Dr. Williams of the Stem Cell Institute of Texas can discuss the specific medical applications of stem cells and current treatment options that are available for your unique needs. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Williams at his San Antonio clinic, call (210) 338-8228 today.