Starting stem cell treatment is a big decision. While it can be exciting, it can also leave you with questions about what to expect such as treatment options, travel, safety, and efficacy. To help you be more prepared, we have written this guide to starting stem cell therapy at Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama.
The stem cell treatment process begins with an application on our website. Once approved, we will contact you to discuss treatment options and travel plans. The stem cell transplant process can be done in different ways depending on your particular ailment and your physical condition. As you prepare for treatment, it helps to know exactly what stem cell therapy is, how long it lasts, and how it has worked for other patients.
Applying for Stem Cell Treatment With Stem Cell Institute
Before a patient can undergo a stem cell treatment, they must be evaluated medically. This evaluation process starts with a secure, online application. This starts our process of establishing whether you are a candidate for stem cell therapy. At Stem Cell Institute, we have a 15-year history of performing more than 25,000 procedures. Our application process helps ensure the safety and potential efficacy of your treatment.
Our doctors use your application/medical history, and recent medical records to determine if stem cell therapy may benefit you. It’s important to note that we do not treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.
For your application, we will need to collect basic information such as your:
We will also ask for your contact information such as a phone number and email address. Parent or guardian information is required for applications concerning minors. Our application process also asks about any physical limitations you may have.
Primary Diagnosis & Subject History
We then gather information about why you are seeking treatment. To determine if you are eligible for treatment, and how our stem cell procedures might benefit you, we need to understand your condition better. This includes basic information such as your physician’s name, your diagnosis, symptoms, the date you were diagnosed, and any medications you are currently taking.
We also gather information about any medical conditions you may have, including:
|Neurological problems||Upper respiratory tests|
|Pulmonary problems||Rheumatic screens|
|Cardiovascular problems||Endocrinological problems|
The application also asks about any allergies you may have, as well as other medical information we should know. This includes your usage of tobacco, alcohol, and nutritional supplements. We also use our application to learn about any past surgical procedures or other treatments such as chemotherapy.
Click here to get started on your application!
What to Expect If Approved for Stem Cell Therapy
You can expect to receive a response from us, usually within a couple of business days. This allows us time to review your medical application to see if you may be eligible for treatment. Once the review is completed, we will contact you to discuss possible treatment options. We typically need additional medical records to gain a better understanding of your unique case before we can fully approve you for treatment.
If approved for stem cell therapy, one of our patient coordinators will contact you to arrange your appointments, travel, and accommodations in Panama. We will schedule your regenerative medicine treatments at the earliest available date that is convenient for you.
Stem Cell Institute occupies the 63rd floor of the BICSA Tower along with the luxurious Hilton Panama, allowing a seamless transition from your hotel room to our clinic. We include a standard hotel room in the treatment cost as a way of making the process even easier for our patients. Hilton Panama boasts all the amenities you could want during your stem cell treatments.
- On-site restaurants
- Business center
- Fitness center
- Room service
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Pool
This helps to ensure that your time with us is as comfortable as possible. Once you have arrived, our team of doctors will perform a physical assessment. This will be followed by your stem cell transplants that are administered over the course of several days during your stay in Panama.
The Stem Cell Transplant Process
The stem cell transplant process can be done in a number of ways. Common methods of administering stem cells at Stem Cell Institute include:
Intravenous, or IV, is a relatively safe method for stem cell transplantation throughout the body. While anesthesia isn’t required, a Lidocaine topical spray may be used beforehand on the area where the needle is inserted. This process usually takes 20 – 30 minutes to complete.
Intramuscular transplantation, also known as IM, involves new adult stem cells being injected directly into the muscle. As with intravenous transplantation, IM has not caused any serious adverse events for any of our patients, and anesthesia is not required for this form of treatment.
Stem cells transplanted directly into the joint are known as intra-articular transplantation or IA. It’s often used for the treatment of arthritis. Like the previous stem cell therapies in this list, it does not require anesthesia.
Stem Cell FAQ
If you’re interested in stem cell therapy then you likely have a lot of questions. From what it is to safety concerns, there’s a lot to consider before applying. At Stem Cell Institute, we want our patients to be as well-informed as possible. We believe this will help you gain peace of mind and have the best experience possible when you choose us for your stem cell therapy, which is why we have taken the time to address patients’ most frequently asked questions.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy can support the body’s repair response to injured, diseased, or malfunctioning tissue using stem cells or their by-products. Think of it as the next step in the evolution of organ transplants, only using cells rather than organs. Donor organs are in limited supply, making going to their source a more viable option for treatment now and in the future.
The stem cells used at Stem Cell Institute in Panama typically work in three main ways:
- Control inflammation
- Modulate the immune system
- Stimulate regeneration
The Golden Cells™ used at Stem Cell Institute are more robust and effective than ever before due to how we have refined our cell selection and expansion process over our 15-year history. Derived from human umbilical cords, some studies conclude that similar mesenchymal stem cells can tell the immune system to calm down, while also sending signals to the body to regenerate healthy tissue and heal.
How Long Does Stem Cell Treatment Last?
Most patients receive a minimum of three stem cell infusions over the course of their treatment. It’s important to keep in mind that individual cases will vary. These stem cell transplants normally reside in the body for about 6 months. During this time, many patients report improvements.
Our doctors at Stem Cell Institute are your partners long after your procedure is complete. We continue to support you after you return home with regular follow-ups to see how you are progressing. These follow-ups are scheduled at regular intervals so that we can monitor your progress, provide support, and answer any questions that you may have.
Is Stem Cell Treatment Effective?
We have spent over 15 years helping improve our patients’ quality of life through stem cell therapy. Our patients come from all walks of life – suffering from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis to autism. Stem cell treatment provides them with a solution that gives them the an opportunity to return to the lives that they love.
Here is what our patients are saying about stem cell therapy at Stem Cell Institute:
“I never thought I’d coach football again. I coached this past year and plan on doing it again. I’m thankful to Stem Cell Institute in Panama and I am thankful to God.”
Sam, Multiple Sclerosis
“I’m just so blessed that I was put in contact with Stem Cell Institute and it’s very life-changing.”
Trish, Spinal Cord Injury
“My first visit was a roaring success. My knees stopped hurting and my shoulders stopped hurting.”
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About Stem Cell Institute
Since 2006, Stem Cell Institute has been providing unbiased, scientifically-based stem cell treatment for degenerative diseases and conditions.
The science behind our stem cell therapies originates with Neil Riordan, PA, Ph.D., and the biotechnology company he founded. In addition to working with leading universities, Dr. Riordan’s work has appeared in dozens of peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. He also has 17 families of patent applications.
We collaborate with colleagues in the United States and all over the world, many of whom are using stem cells in clinical trials. This allows us to integrate the latest developments into our own patient care.
At Stem Cell Institute, we have made it our mission to be at the cutting edge of applied stem cell research. This allows us to treat diseases with novel treatment protocols that meet the highest bioethical standards. It also motivates us to operate honestly and transparently as we provide treatments developed to improve patients’ quality of life.
Stem Cell Institute treatment begins with filling out an application. From there, our medical staff will evaluate your case and decide if you are a potential candidate. If so, we will contact you to obtain some medical records. Once fully approved, we will help schedule your appointments and accommodations. The treatment you receive will depend on your physical condition and ailment.
Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama is at the forefront of applied stem cell research. Since our creation in 2006, we have performed over 25,000 procedures, helping thousands of families across the United States and around the world embrace the opportunity for a better life. Our medical team prioritizes the safety, health and well-being of all our patients through top-notch evaluation and care.