Are you suffering from chronic pain conditions related to degenerative spinal discs, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments? If so, regenerative medicine therapy can help! Regenerative medicine gives patients options to potentially avoid surgery. The goal of regenerative medicine is to heal injured tissue and not just mask the pain. Stem cells are cells that serve as a repair system for the body. They are the primary basic cell template that can change to become cells of different tissues and thereby offers the potential to rebuild damaged tissue, muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
When injected into the area, stem cells can be guided to become highly specific cells that can be used to regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in people. They create and grow only what’s needed in a specific area such as cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle, or disc. Stem cell therapy is a great alternative to surgery and does not require a hospital or anesthesia. Its non-invasive nature means almost zero recovery time.
Our medical practice uses tissue from a Florida-based tissue bank that strives every day to meet and exceed every FDA and AATB requirement in their lab and processes. Our tissue bank acquires tissues from only certified, FDA-approved facilities and every single batch produced goes through a rigorous process to ensure they always deliver the best product possible.
There are different kinds of stem cells but Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been found to be the most effective for orthopedic treatments. MSCs are the primary basic cell template that can change to become cells of different tissues and thereby offers the strongest potential to rebuild damaged tissue, muscles, tendons, or ligaments. We use MSCs that are isolated from Wharton’s Jelly from donated umbilical cords. MSC treatment gives the body the ability to heal itself by generating new tissues and growth factors that can promote healing and recovering from injury a lot faster.
MSC can be used to treat an array of debilitating conditions:
Advantages to using MSC:
Dr. Caprio explains how stem cells work!
Dr. Caprio explains how stem cells can eliminate the need for surgery!
During your initial consultation, Dr. Caprio will assess your medical history, including your degenerative health issues, determine if you qualify for Stem Cell therapy, and decide whether or not Stem Cell therapy would be a beneficial treatment for you.
If Stem Cell Therapy is right for you, Dr. Caprio will perform the non-surgical procedure taking only a few minutes in our office. These treatments are minimally invasive and require little to no recovery time.
Now that you have controlled the pain by bringing youthfulness back into your life, you can have the mobility and quality of life that you deserve!
Regenerative treatments may be an alternative for those who have been recently injured or in chronic pain, as well as those who are looking to avoid surgery, prolong the need for surgery, or who just may not be a candidate for surgery. Some patients look to it as a way to avoid ongoing steroid treatment for pain. There are rarely age limits to these procedures. Dr. Caprio has treated patients from ages 14 – 90 years young!
Stem cell therapy is designed to permanently alleviate the root cause of your pain. As the stem cells are injected into the area, they regenerate new, healthy cells and tissue. These healthy cells may provide you with the strength and stability needed to eliminate your pain entirely. These results may last a lifetime, depending on your injury or condition.
Results start showing 2-6 weeks after the treatment but full results may take up to 3 months.
The process of extracting a patient’s own stem cells can be painful and costly and will at MOST only yield 80,000 stem cells while MSCs have 20 to 30 times more stem cells per cc thereby making it much more effective.
Dr. Angelo Caprio has 35 years of combined experience as an MD, including experience in the aesthetic industry. He spent the majority of his life serving our country as a Naval Officer with the Marine Corps and finished his career as the SMO of Groton Submarine Base with the Reserves. After attending Medical School at L’ University di Roma where he graduated in 1980, Dr. Caprio served as a general and vascular surgeon most of his career. He received a Masters in Medical Management from Tulane University and recently grew a passion for the aesthetic industry. As a Top Doctor 2020, Dr. Caprio strives to ensure only the best care for our clientele and a highly knowledgeable and skilled team. Dr. Caprio is the Chairman of the American Board of Medical Quality and Treasurer of the American College of Medical Quality! In his free time, you can find him spending time with his loved ones, close friends, and his adorable puppy named Artie!