Curious about what stem cell therapy, PRP treatment, or regenerative medicine could do for you? Want to know more about how they all work? We understand that most people have questions about the services we offer, and we’re more than happy to answer them. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions we receive every day. If there is anything else you’d like to ask, feel free to give our team a call any time.
All of the stem cells we use come from YOU, as in they are derived from a patient’s own body fat or bone marrow. This ensures that there is no allergic reaction and guarantees maximum healing. We harvest the cells using a minimally invasive procedure we can perform right in our office, and in most cases, we can apply stem cell therapy at the SAME appointment to help patients start benefitting right away.
Never. Embryonic stem cells do not provide better healing compared to stem cells taken from your own body. In fact, the way we collect stem cells is not only safer for our patients, but it leads to more positive outcomes as well.
Absolutely NOT. Products derived from amniotic fluid, placenta tissue, and umbilical cord blood can have some therapeutic value in certain situations, but NONE of them contain any live or viable stem cells. If you see a practice promoting “stem cell” products derived from these sources, run away, as they are either ignorant of the science or committing fraud.
The New England Stem Cell Institute was one of the first clinics in the entire country to offer stem cell therapy to treat various orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and neurological conditions. Dr. Paul Tortland has been a leader in the field of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine for over a decade, so he’s able to offer a unique level of expertise in these fields. Our practice was also one of the first in the country to become part of The OrthoBiologics Ethics Consortium, a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare providers committed to promoting ethical research, marketing, and clinical use of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).