Regenerative medicine is drawing a great deal of attention, and for good reason, as medical providers successfully help their patients heal on a cellular level. At Enhanced Medical Centers, under the experienced direction of Quentin Smith, DC, and Candace Gaitanis, APRN, CFNP, CFMP, the team offers regenerative medicine to patients living in or near Tempe, Arizona, providing them with minimally invasive solutions to even the toughest problems. If you’d like to explore how regenerative medicine can help you, call or use the online scheduler to set up a consultation.
When it comes to solving health issues, modern medicine has discovered ways to bypass the human body in order to repair, remove, or replace damaged tissues. While effective, this invasive approach to healing is not without considerable risk and collateral damage.
With regenerative medicine, the goal, according to the National Institute of Health, is to create “living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects.”
At Enhanced Medical Centers, the team believes that regenerative medicine holds great promise based on its early successes and they’re proud to be at the forefront of this exciting new treatment. The Center offers two types of regenerative medicine:
Your blood contains four ingredients: white and red blood cells, platelets, and plasma. While your platelets are primarily responsible for clotting your blood, their role in healing doesn’t end there. Your platelets contain powerful growth factors, or proteins, which they release into injured areas to help rebuild and repair.
To harness this power, the team at Enhanced Medical Centers draws a sample of your own blood and separates out your platelets. They then mix the concentrate back in with your plasma and inject the PRP into your damaged tissue.
Stem cells are one of the body’s greatest marvels. They’re the building blocks from which all other cells are created. These undifferentiated cells have the amazing power to transform into other cells and then multiply indefinitely.
With their stem cell therapy, the team at Enhanced Medical Centers injects stem cells derived from amniotic membranes, which contain a high concentration of powerful stem cells, into your damaged or injured area. These cells then set to work to repair and rebuild your damaged tissue on a cellular level.
Regenerative medicine is extremely effective because it helps you rebuild your tissue, but this takes time. Depending upon the extent of your tissue damage, you could need a series of PRP and/or stem cell treatments. During the weeks following your treatment, these additional resources go to work and slowly rebuild your tissues.
To find out if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine, please contact Enhanced Medical Centers by phone or with the online booking tool today.