Stem Cell TherapyChristopher Beauchamp2017-04-04T13:20:44+00:00
Stem Cell Therapy
Heart of Suwanee Animal Hospital is proud to be on the cutting edge of technology by offering Stemlogix Stem Cell Therapy. The results experienced by patients receiving this line of therapy have been nothing short of astonishing. Further, this innovative and minimally intrusive procedure allows for faster recovery than traditional treatments and surgeries. If your dog or cat suffers from arthritis, joint pain, hip dysplasia, cartilage damage, tendon & ligament damage or other degenerative disease, they may be a candidate for this new, exciting, regenerative therapy. Lastly, it is important to note that Stemlogix Stem Cell Therapy can often be substantially less expensive that traditional treatments.
Stemlogix, a company focused on bringing regenerative medicine technology to veterinarians, has developed a cellular therapy to treat arthritis and joint injuries in dogs that is derived from their own fat tissue.
Working with Stemlogix, our clinic is now able to provide highly viable & affordable same-day stem cell therapy to your pet. Our clinic has integrated a stem cell laboratory and can produce stem cells on-site allowing patients to receive the most potent & viable stem cell therapy possible. Regenerative stem cells have a limited lifespan outside of the body. We are able to extract fat tissue, isolate the stem cells and deliver them back to patients within 90 minutes. This quick turnaround maintains the highest cell viability and functionality which gives patients the best chance for clinical improvement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Stem cells are delivered to an area of damaged tissue where they stimulate regeneration and aid in repair of the damaged tissue.
Yes. The stem cells are taken from and returned back to the same animal so there is no risk of rejection or reaction. Although minimal, there is a chance of post-treatment inflammation which can occur when injecting any substance into a joint.
Stem cell therapy will provide long-term anti-inflammatory effects, slow the progression of cartilage degeneration and initiate healing of the damaged tissue. Stem cell therapy will…
- Decrease Pain
- Increase Range of Motion
- Decrease Inflammation
- Improve Quality of Life
Often you will be able to reduce or eliminate the NSAID’s that your pet may be taking during this period.
Your pet will undergo a simple surgical procedure to obtain a fat tissue sample either from the shoulder area or from the abdomen. The tissue sample will be processed in under two hours directly on-site at the veterinary clinic to obtain highly viable & potent regenerative stem cells. The stem cells are then delivered back to your pet at the injury site and/or with an intravenous (IV) infusion.
The fat tissue extraction, stem cell isolation and delivery of stem cells back to the patient can be done in less than two hours. Your veterinarian may recommend additional recovery time at the clinic.
Stem cell therapy will give your pet pain relief as soon as a few days to a few weeks after the injection with further improvement as healing progresses.
There is patient variability in how long the results last but you may see the results last from 1 year to 5 years.
Fat tissue is one of the body’s richest sources of stem cells. These cells are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissue types such as tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, cardiac and others.
Stem cells are precursor cells that have the potential to develop into a variety of specialized cell types. Most people may equate this technology with the controversial use of embryonic stem cells. But this new technology uses adult stem cells derived from the fat of the pet which is the body’s richest source of stem cells in both animals and humans. Since they are the pet’s own cells, there is no ethical debate and there is almost no risk of rejection or reaction.