After 30 years of performing a wide variety of orthopedic procedures to treat sports injuries and arthritic conditions, we are excited to offer the investigational use of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSC’s) for clinical research and deployment. This technology adds to our toolbox of treatment choices for the patient with orthopedic and degenerative conditions. Our treatments are part of an investigative program begun in 2010 by 2 surgeons in Southern California. As affiliates of the Cell Surgical Network® (CSN), we utilize the network’s specific protocols for harvesting fat cells followed by deployment into injured joints or tendons. We are committed to working with orthopedic patients looking for alternatives or additions to traditional surgical options and those who are not yet ready for total joint replacement.
An online application/interest form is filled out, and then a free 10-minute informational phone call is provided if you meet our criteria for stem cell treatment. If appropriate, a consultation, preferably in the office, or via Skype if you are at a distance, is then done to review the specifics of your problem and determine if you are a candidate for adipose-derived stem cell (ADSC) treatment.
Meet and Greet
You have made an important decision to have stem cell deployment. It’s exciting that these tools are now available for therapeutic use. Stem cell therapy with your own stem cells may very well be the next significant advancement in medicine. Local Anesthesia & Harvesting Fat
Patients have their fat harvested in a special treatment facility under a local anesthetic. The procedure lasts approximately twenty minutes, using specially designed equipment to harvest about 50cc of fat.Preparation
After harvesting the fat cells, the next step is to isolate the cells. This is accomplished by separating the fat cells and stem cells. The process used by Golden Gate Stem Cell Treatment Center yields an extremely high number of stem cells.
Depending on the type of deployment required, stem cells can be injected through veins, arteries, subcutaneously, or directly into joints. All of these are considered minimally invasive methods of introducing stem cells. In the right environment, these cells can change (differentiate) into bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, collagen or neutral tissue. Because it is your own DNA material, there is no rejection. The whole process takes less than three hours.