Stem Cell Treatment Basics

All You Need to Know About Stem Cells

What is a Stem Cell?

Stem cells are the building blocks of life–essential to every organism. They self-renew and replicate, with the ability to form any type of tissue in the body. Adult stem cells from one organ can create tissue for another organ, a quality known as plasticity. Plasticity is the key function of stem cells in regenerative medicine.

How Does the Lung Institute use Stem Cells?

The Lung Institute offers stem cell treatment for many major pulmonary conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. The Lung Institute uses autologous stem cells, cells derived from the patient’s own body. These versatile cells are extracted from adipose (fat) tissue, bone marrow or the individual’s own blood (venous), depending on the patient’s current condition and health history. Adult stem cells can form many types of differentiated cells, so when they are returned to the patient, they will target damaged lung tissue, potentially leading to improved lung function. Our minimally invasive, outpatient stem cell procedures change lives simply by helping patients to breathe more easily.

The Stem Cell Treatment Process

In treatment of pulmonary conditions, autologous stem cells are stimulated to multiply by natural growth factors. Once the desired volume of stem cells is available, the cells are extracted from the patient’s own blood, adipose tissue or bone marrow. Stem cells are isolated and returned to the patient intravenously or through the use of a nebulizer. Once the cells are returned to the patient, they begin to regenerate new lung tissue. Since stem cells can continuously replicate, lung function improves following treatment.

If you would like to find out more about  treatment options at the Lung Institute, contact our patient coordinators today at (855) 313-1149 to schedule a free consultation.

All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient’s own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute’s procedures. Lung Institute’s highly effective autologous stem cell treatments are aiding in the repair of damaged lung tissue, ultimately improving patients’ quality of life and helping them breathe easier. To learn more about Lung Institute’s treatments, click here. View our Privacy Policy.

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