Stem cells are a type of cells that we have from the moment of our conception up until a few hours after our death.
At 8 weeks of age, we already have adult stem cells that are capable of differentiating into any of the other cells in our bodies, such as nerve cells, or connective tissue cells, liver cells or circulatory vessels, and they can also form eye cells, lymphoid, pancreas, kidneys and immune cells, bone cells and skin cells (…) To form tissues and repair organs.
There are dozens of stem cells In the umbilical cord, which some families keep stored in case there are special situations at some stage in the life of their baby. In the bone marrow there are thousands of stem cells, and recently, it was discovered that in the adipose tissue, or fat, are millions of stem cells, up to 26 hundred times more stem cells than in the bone marrow. These are mesenchymal stem cells, and they are in a state of inactivity, or asleep, and when we take fat out of a patient and separate these cells from the fat and activate them, we are left with millions of stem cells that are ready to reproduce and differentiate into the type of cells that the body needs. They have the same capabilities of the mesenchymal cells from the umbilical cord, the only difference being that we can now count with millions more of these cells.
Today, in Costa Rica, we count with the equipment and technology necessary for a specialist in plastic surgery to perform, under sedation administered by a specialist in anesthesia, a small liposuction in body parts where an adequate amount of fat can be obtained. This adipose tissue contains millions of stem cells, and we separate, activate, and deliver these to a specialist, who, guided by ultrasound, applies them in the hip, or a knee or on a shoulder or foot, or by laparoscopic surgery on the pancreas, the liver or an affected organ or an anesthesiologist to do intrathecal administration (in the spinal canal), like when applying anesthesia to facilitate c-section or other surgery, to support the self-healing system itself, in order to recover severe disorders in the neural cord or the brain.
The remaining cells are then applied directly on the patient’s vein to support regeneration processes in the body, needed to facilitate regeneration in the brain, lymphatic or circulatory system, lungs, joints , skin, muscle etc.
When placed in a wrecked joint in the hip or in the knees or in the spine or in a foot that needs amputating due to an advanced diabetes or in an organ, it ensures greater certainty that the stem cells reach the areas where they are needed the most in order to form and repair eroding tissues as a consequence of differentiation.
Finally, aided by our own stem cells we can empower cell regeneration and enable self-healing and, also, can provide support to the various anti aging programs.
Stem Cell Activation for Osteoarthrosis
Harvard University program about stem cell and its application for recovery of the proper functioning of the kidney to reduce the need for dialysis and kidney transplants.
Study published by the American Physiological Society on results of stem cell activations in patients with serious kidney failure.
Dr. Luis Carlos Ordóñez Matamoros
City Mall, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Centro America
Teléfono (506) 42005210 – 83952505