George Kittle Travels to Panama for Stem Cell Therapy

George Kittle in the Stem Cell Institute clinic

They say that every journey begins with a single step. While this may be literally true, it’s also easier said than done. This is especially the case when you’re traveling to a different country for medical treatment. Fortunately for patients of Stem Cell Institute, our team is here to help you along every step of the way. 

Like George Kittle, every patient of Stem Cell Institute enjoys a VIP experience along with their treatment. This starts as soon as you land in Panama City and lasts until you leave. What truly sets our clinic apart from other stem cell clinics is the experience we provide for our patients and the quality of our specially selected Golden Cells™. 

George Kittle’s Experience Traveling to Panama for Stem Cells

As a pro football player, George Kittle is used to traveling and being on the road. However, playing and traveling on a professional level didn’t keep him from being impressed with his experience traveling to Panama for stem cell therapy. “They pick you up from the airport right off of the plane, take care of Customs, and get your bags. They do everything for you.”

After being met at the airport and going through customs, a chauffeur brings you directly to the hotel which is connected to our facility. “It’s very convenient,” Kittle says of his experience. “You never have to leave once you’re at the hotel and I like that. I like convenience—it’s one of my favorite things.”

Kittle wasn’t only impressed by the convenience we offer. Once in his room, he noted, “It’s a fantastic hotel with a beautiful view of the ocean. This is a five-star experience,” he explains. “The food is fantastic, too. The weather is fantastic. You see the ocean. There’s not much better than that.” 

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A VIP Experience for Everyone

You don’t have to be a famous professional athlete to receive a five-star experience at Stem Cell Institute. All of our patients receive the same level of care and luxury with our VIP experience. Our Panama City clinic was founded with a focus on patient satisfaction and well-being. From arrival to departure, we’re committed to your comfort and overall experience.

We Pick You Up at the Airport

Once approved for treatment, a patient coordinator will contact you to plan your treatment schedule and accommodations. Our Customs Concierge Team will meet you at the gate to guide you through the Customs process once you’ve arrived in Panama. You will be able to enjoy refreshments in the VIP section while your bags are being handled.

Making the Most Out of Your Stay

View of the ocean and Panama City, Panama, skyline

Following the Customs process, you will be driven to the Hilton Panama for a seamless check-in experience. Staying at the Hilton Panama has the double benefit of being a four-star hotel and being located in the same building complex as the Stem Cell Institute. This means that your treatments are only a short elevator ride away.

Your stay in a Standard Room at the Hilton in Panama is included in the price of your treatment. You can also enjoy the other amenities offered, such as the rooftop pool, between treatments.

Exploring a new place is one of the biggest perks of traveling for stem cell therapy. Panama City, Panama, provides an energetic atmosphere with something for everyone.

The city is rich and full of:

  • History
  • Nature
  • Food
  • Art

At the center of everything is a fascinating culture waiting to be experienced. Be sure to talk to the hotel’s concierge if you’re interested in exploring during your stay. They can point you to the best spots in the city that everyone should see while visiting. Our clinic’s patient concierge can also assist you with arranging visits to local attractions,

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What Sets Us Apart?

Many things set us apart from other stem cell clinics. However, possibly the most important difference between us and other clinics is our Golden Cells ™. A unique type of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), we use them to provide our patients with the best opportunity for a superior outcome.

MSCs can specifically target areas of injury or disease. They are best known for their power to control inflammation, modulate the immune system, promote tissue regeneration, and reduce scarring. 

After treating thousands of patients over several years, we discovered that some of our highly successful cases were performing even better than we expected. This led us to perform a retrospective analysis of our data to get to the bottom of what set these cases apart. What we discovered surprised and amazed us—nearly all of our exceptional cases were limited to six particular cell lines with a unique molecular signature.

These cells were dubbed Golden Cells™ by our founder, Neil Riordan, PA, PhD. As he explains:

George Kittle holding Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide: How Stem Cells Are Disrupting Medicine and Transforming LivesI like to say that an MSC is not an MSC. They are not all created equal. If you are picking a basketball team, would you want me on your team or LeBron James, possibly the best basketball player of all time? We are both humans, but our abilities on the court are not equal. It’s the same with MSCs. Some perform better than others. That’s why we’ve been working to select the best cells for use in patients with chronic disease. Now we can retrospectively analyze existing data of outcomes. We are the only stem cell company with the data to do that.

At Stem Cell Institute, we strive to be the best stem cell clinic we can possibly be on a daily basis. Whether you’re a professional football player like George Kittle or someone who just wants the opportunity for a better life, our Golden Cells™ may be the solution that you’ve been waiting for.

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Much like George Kittle, every Stem Cell Institute patient receives VIP-level care from the moment they arrive in Panama City until they depart. What distinguishes our clinic from others is the exceptional experience we offer, coupled with the top-notch quality of our proprietary Golden Cells™. These distinctive mesenchymal stem cells exhibit a potentially superior therapeutic capacity.

Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama is at the forefront of applied stem cell research. Since our inception in 2006, we have performed over 25,000 procedures, helping thousands of families across the United States and worldwide embrace the opportunity for a better life. Our medical team prioritizes the health and well-being of all our patients through top-notch stem cell treatment and care.

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