*Note: For the investigational use of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSC’s) for clinical research and deployment.
Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
Considered experimental in nature, stem cell therapies have been developed and implemented around the globe as a part of the emerging field of regenerative medicine. From chronic autoimmune disease to degenerative neurological diseases and orthopedic conditions, stem cell treatments have been utilized to target damaged tissue at the cellular level with the goal of halting disease progression and stimulating the body’s natural healing process. While not a cure, the desired outcome from a stem cell treatment is relief from debilitating symptoms, improved mobility and/or reduce pain and discomfort.
A pioneer in the use of stem cell therapies in the U.S., Dr. Todd Malan has successfully worked with patients suffering from many effects of disease and tissue injury to improve their quality of life.
About the Process
Currently, Dr. Todd Malan uses a sterile closed surgical procedure to process fat using a mini-liposuction procedure in order to isolate and implant a patient’s own source of regenerative cells on the same day. The source of the regenerative cells actually comes from a stromal vascular fraction (SVF) – a protein-rich segment from the processed adipose tissue. Stromal vascular fraction contains a mononuclear cell line (predominantly autologous mesenchymal stem cells), macrophage cells, endothelial cells, red blood cells, and important growth factors that facilitate the stem cell process and promote their activity. Our technology allows us to isolate high numbers of viable cells that we can deploy during the same surgical setting. While vigilant about patient safety, we are also learning about which diseases respond best and which deployment methods are most effective.
Adult (NonEmbryonic) Mesenchymal Stem Cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to replace dying cells and regenerate damaged tissue. These special cells seek out areas of injury, disease, and destruction where they are capable of regenerating healthy cells and enabling a person’s natural healing processes to be accelerated. As we gain a deeper understanding of their medical function and apply this knowledge, we are realizing their enormous therapeutic potential to help the body heal itself.
Are You A Candidate?
Dr. Malan will discuss your medical history and evaluate your health condition as part of an initial consultation. For most patients, a stem cell treatment is either an alternative to a recommended surgical procedure or the opportunity to address symptoms with the hope of improving their overall health and/or reducing reliance on pharmaceuticals.
Stem cell therapies have been used to treat the effects of injury, chronic disease, systemic disease and other conditions that have a degenerative impact on tissue function.
- Autoimmune disorders
- Lyme disease
- Spinal/CSF leak
- Neurological conditions
- Orthopedic conditions
- Cardiac/Pulmonary disease
- Urological disorders
Dr. Malan will explain all aspects of any proposed stem cell therapy and what to expect. Results are not guaranteed and follow up after your treatment(s) is an important part of our ongoing assessment of your health condition and the results of your care. As an experimental aspect of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy is an evolving science that utilizes the experience and outcome for individual patients to continue to develop effective treatments.