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stem cell therapy is helping professional athletes, stem cells, Tijuana, Mexico, ProgenCellOrthopedic specialists in the United States have recently been offering autologous treatments as a way of healing the injuries suffered by athletes. The goal of these treatments is to speed up recovery time by introducing the athlete’s own stem cells into areas of the body suffering from damage and chronic inflammation. These doctors are reporting success with injured football players, baseball players, and golfers.

From what we can tell, these treatments are very close to the protocols we offer at ProgenCell. We have found only three noteworthy differences between what the U.S. sports doctors are offering and what we offer.

First, stem cell therapy is very new, investigatory medicine for doctors in the U.S. They’re only just starting to practice it in Phase 2 clinical trials, with rigid protocols that mustn’t be customized to fit each patient’s particular needs. We at ProgenCell have been practicing autologous stem cell therapy for more than a decade and have formed a clear idea of how to adapt our protocols to the maximum benefit of the individual patient.

Second, the clinical trials call for a single treatment while we have learned from experience that patients respond much better from a course of three treatments delivered at four-month intervals. Each successive treatment reinforces the previous one and enables the body to produce more stem cells, and so allows the body to heal itself faster in the future as well as the present.

Third, because the treatments in the U.S. are being conducted as clinical trials, not every patient will be treated. The patient must first meet all the study’s criteria, then there must be room in the study for that patient. The waiting lists can be daunting. ProgenCell’s time-tested protocols are not limited by such experimental constraints: we’re ready to treat you right away.

If you would like immediate treatment of a sports injury, or if you would like to make yourself more resilient to future injuries, contact ProgenCell today without obligation.

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How long do the effects of stem cell therapy last?, stem cells, Tijuana, Progencell, MexicoAutologous stem cell treatments aren’t like taking prescription medicine, on one hand, nor like a liver transplant, on the other. When properly administered, autologous stem cells have a much more long-lasting effect than the proverbial “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” but not so long an effect as a successful liver transplant. Putting a number to the answer involves several factors, most importantly the protocols involved and healthiness of the patient.

Until our field settles down into standardized protocols, you can expect a lot of variation. Based on what we’ve observed from our own clinical work, ProgenCell patients report three to four years of benefit. But you can find reports on the Internet from patients of other clinics where they felt they received no benefit whatsoever. The condition of the patient and the way the stem cells were administered both make a great deal of difference.

Unlike pharmaceuticals and transplants, the beneficial effects of stem cell therapy are also more of a strategy than they are an end in themselves. A successful stem cell protocol can mean not having to take prescription medications anymore; it can mean strengthening the immune system long enough to receive a liver transplant – or even regenerating the liver sufficiently to make a transplant unnecessary. Are you on an organ transplant waiting list and not sure when your day will come? Contact us without obligation and find out how ProgenCell can improve your condition today.

What’s it like to have your bone marrow harvested?, stem cells, ProgenCell, Tijuana, alternative medicinePeople can be squeamish about things they’ve never experienced before, especially when it comes to medical procedures, so we’re not surprised when a prospective patient asks us about bone marrow.

The fact of the matter is that the primitive bone marrow transplantation practiced on leukemia patients a half-century ago was slow and painful. But that was an entirely different procedure than what we use at ProgenCell.

Our orthopedic surgeon, a specialist who is particularly skilled with bones, works very quickly to aspirate a very small amount of bone marrow from a single site. As a consequence, our approach is the least invasive method known. This is important for the patient’s comfort, of course, but it also has a therapeutic advantage. Since stem cells “home in” on damaged parts of the body, any wound that might be created during the harvesting lessens the effectiveness of the therapy by monopolizing stem cells that ought to be treating the patient’s condition.

Stefan Sargent, a filmmaker, was so impressed by the lack of discomfort in our harvesting process that he arranged to have a video made of his own procedure. See for yourself here.


three are better than one

A year ago I started stem-cell therapy at ProgenCell. I had a problem with my knee from an old bicycle accident. I used to race competitively until one day I took a hard spill – my front wheel seized up and I flew tail over teakettle onto the road, knee first. My bones were okay but I tore some ligaments and ever since my knee has been very painful. The cartilage has worn down over time to where the pain became constant. Starting when I was 27 – and today I’m almost 48 – I’ve been going to “sports” doctors and taking alternative treatments in order to avoid surgery because the people I’ve known with similar conditions who tried surgery have never walked the same and they still have pain.

How did I come to ProgenCell? One day my knee hurt so much that I couldn’t even walk. It frightened me to see that things had gotten so bad because I had already done everything I could think of – except the surgery, which is the last thing I would ever want to do, and it seemed like I had no other option left. I went back on the internet for more “alternative medicine” and came across this amazing stem-cell clinic in Tijuana where they offered me something revolutionary – a non-invasive technique utilizing my own stem cells. I didn’t get half of what the clinic was talking about, but I did understand that my knee would recover the most after three treatments, one every four months. A whole year sounded like a long time to treat my knee but, compared to all the time I had been living in pain, it sounded like it might be worth a try.

So I sent my X-rays to be reviewed by ProgenCell’s medical committee (which I’m told includes three of the best orthopedic surgeons in Tijuana), and they accepted me as a patient. I decided to let them treat my knee with my own stem cells. On my first visit I had serious doubts about how effective all this would be because the procedure seemed too simple – they took my stem cells from my hip and injected them into my knee all within an hour. But four weeks later I noticed that the pain was considerably less than before. Not gone completely, but it made a big difference.

What convinced me to continue with the treatments was that I was finally able to take my morning walk without all that pain and stiffness. That made me think that, if my improvement could continue, I’d be able to return to my daily activities as if I had never had that accident. I decided to return to ProgenCell for the other two treatments of the recommended protocol. One of the great things about this clinic is their flexibility – even though they recommend three treatments, they don’t mind letting you take just one. Even when you agree to the complete protocol to begin with, they’ll only charge you for them individually at the time you show up for each treatment. No pressure.

ProgenCell handles every patient’s case with a lot of personal attention. They gave me a detailed explanation of the protocol and described the effects I should expect from each session. They were very clear and honest with me. This thoughtfulness influenced my decision to continue with my treatments. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the friendliness and professionalism of their doctors create a unique experience for the patient.

three are better than one

It’s been two months since my third procedure at ProgenCell and I can say that my recovery was fairly quick and that my pain is gone completely. ProgenCell has been one of the best investments in my life because I can now live normally. It’s not like I’m going to become a marathon runner, but at least I now have my bicycle back and that’s very important to me. It’s worth taking the full course of therapy to live “the ProgenCell experience”.

Samuel M.

Tijuana isn't what you'd think, stem cells, Tijuana, ProgenCellMy mother is undergoing stem-cell therapy at the moment. Her protocol calls for three sessions in order for the stem cells to be most effective. It’s time for her third session and it’s my turn to take her to Tijuana. We live in San Diego, so there’s no problem about travel or staying overnight, but the biggest problem for me was the fear of being in Tijuana. My two brothers took our mother for the previous sessions, and the all told me there’s nothing to worry about, that the news media blew everything out of proportion in 2008. When I told my fiancée that I didn’t want to take my mom to Tijuana, she just rolled her eyes at me and said the city isn’t like that at all, that it’s a lot safe than comparable cities in the United States.

My fiancée used to live in Tijuana. While she was there, the foodie scene really took off, and then the art scene. After that, the news media reported better news and people’s opinions about the places improved a lot. Unfortunately, the negative always gets more importance than the positive, so mostly just the locals knew about the food and art. Even people as close as San Diego didn’t really hear about the good news in Tijuana.

On the other hand, I learned from my own brief investigation, that Tijuana has recently been named as the best destination for medical tourism in all of Mexico. This is due in part to how close it is to the United States and how medical tourists don’t need to take out a passport to visit. Another factor is the outstanding quality and innovation of the medicine being practiced in Tijuana by doctors of international standing. Patients from all over the world come to Tijuana in search of alternative medical treatments that are unavailable to them at home. They can expect to save between forty and eighty percent over the costs back home, with the same quality of service or better. In my investigation I even learned about a special lane at the border that allows medical tourists to cross back into the United States in twenty minutes or less.

Once I saw the true face of Tijuana, I understood that there’s no reason to worry. So, when I took my mother to the ProgenCell clinic, I understood why Tijuana is called Mexico’s top destination for medical tourism. I’ve never seen such professionalism and attentiveness.
While my mother was having her procedure, I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood. The area is amazing, not just because of the variety of restaurants and cafés but it’s also home to Tijuana’s Cultural Center, a combination of museum, art gallery, and the IMAX theater-in-the-round nicknamed “La Bola” (The Ball). My short walk showed me a Tijuana that no one ever sees on television.

Because ProgenCell’s procedure is non-invasive, my mother was ready to go as soon as it was over. Then we faced the hardest part of our trip: deciding where to eat. There were hundreds of choices, each more interesting than the last. That’s when I made myself a promise to come back often just to savor as much of the city as possible, to learn about the cultural scene, and maybe even get my own stem-cell treatment for the knee that has been bothering me.

Abraham P.

An elderly woman receiving an injection in her finger to check her blood sugar levels

An elderly woman receiving an injection in her finger to check her blood sugar levels

I never thought that diabetes was hereditary, I had read about the topic and most of my research got me into the same conclusion: Diabetes is hereditary. My father has been living with diabetes for ten years now and when we found out about it, all my brothers and I had a big interest to learn more about the disease. I got diagnosed with diabetes as well; I’ve been living with it for almost five years.

Symptoms of diabetes are not so obvious and when you notice them, you already require a visit to the Doctor. In my case, I had a sudden weight loss; I went from wearing jeans size 36 to 34, just in a couple of months. Also I was feeling fatigued all the time and numbness in hands was considerably present.

When I was diagnosed, definitely it was very unpleasant news. My grandfather had died many years ago, because of diabetes complications, so my fear became present.

Fortunately, my wife and my kids have been very supportive during this stage of my life. We have tried everything, homemade remedies, special teas, etc., all of these without leaving medical treatment. Until one day, an old friend from college asked me: If I had heard about stem cells; personally, I had heard something, but I wasn’t an expert about it.

Stem Cells are special cells that regularly are extracted from the bone marrow or fatty tissue, then the cells are taken into a laboratory and finally they are injected into the same person (autologous transplant). These cells are known as regenerative cells, because what they do: tissue repair, increasing cell efficiency therefore making internal organs stronger. In my case, we are talking about my pancreas.

stem cells the best alternative to my disease II, stem cells, Tijuana, ProgenCell, Mexico

After I did more research about Stem Cells, I noticed that a Stem Cell treatment could work to prevent complications on my kidneys, vision, circulatory system and other organs of my body, everything treated at the same time. Also, I was happy to know that there is minimal risk, and there are no secondary effects.

When I got convinced that Stem Cell therapy was an option to treat my diabetes, I decided to investigate where I could get my therapy. The first thought was in the United States. It was hard to find a clinic certified by the FDA. There were so many ads of clinics that offer Stem Cells and not all of them were clear about their services, they do not mention the name of their doctors and specific locations, also some signs that made me uncomfortable were the fact that I was being sold other parallel therapies and additional products. It felt they wanted my business but were not focused on my heath. Very commercial, and expensive, so I decided to search somewhere else. Doing some more online research it came to my attention that Tijuana was getting a higher status among the destinations for health tourism, there I found ProgenCell. I felt they were a good choice for me because I had the chance to talk with one of the doctors, their results offered were congruent, also the facilities look amazing and the attention was excellent.

Finally, I have to say that the stem cell therapy gave me better results than I expected, no pain and my quality of life has increased. My Doctor got impressed with the results from the last blood analysis, the insulin intake has decreased. Definitely I recommend people to explore these stem cells therapy option as well as ProgenCell, not only because they changed my life, also for their care and trust they brought to me.

Mark S.

More than 150,000 Americans safely visit Mexico every day. And while the media sensationalizes stories of violence in Mexico, Mexico is safer than many major U.S. cities. Travelers feel relatively safe visiting popular U.S. cities like Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington D.C, or Atlanta. Visitors from around the world enjoy these vibrant cities in relative, reasonable safety. Yet each of these cities is statistically less safe than Mexico.

 

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The eye is such a complex mechanism that it can’t be dealt with effectively in blog posts. The more we know about it, the more we know that we don’t know. And, of all our five senses, vision is the one we know the most about. Here at ProgenCell, we have successfully treated many cases of macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, so we would like to promote a better understanding of these problems.

Henry Klassen, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine, and the lead scientist in the multi-institutional Retinal Regeneration Program. He gave a very detailed presentation for UCI’s Distinctive Voices program recently that we would like to make available here.

If your vision has been degenerating, by all means contact ProgenCell for a free case evaluation today.

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ProgenCell Quality assurance program. Evaluation graph 2011-2012, Facilities, logistics, professionals, service and other factors patient satisfaction.

 

As a major part of our commitment to total quality management and ISO9000 procedures, we have been developing ways to measure customer satisfaction. We do this in order to understand our patients better. Since we’re in the wellness business, success usually means that we don’t see our patient again, so we use what we learn while our patients are with us so that the experiences of our next patients can be even better.

Wanting the best for our patients is one of the best intentions of the Hippocratic tradition, but the best of intentions is just lip service without making the appropriate efforts, monitoring the progress of those efforts, and correcting any effort that isn’t working.

ProgenCell started in 2009 by measuring our patients’ subjective responses to our clinic. Over these years, our patients have given us embarrassingly high marks. Whenever we have received a less-than-perfect score, however, we have always investigated the root cause and have taken corrective action.

We firmly believe that every aspect of our patients’ visit with us needs to be as enjoyable as possible. We don’t want our patients to feel poked and prodded like a lab rat: we want them to feel like they have come to a wellness spa from which they will return home reinvigorated and happy.

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