A note from Ingrid Machado, CEO of Stem Cell Miami:
With this article, I’d like to introduce you to Robert Jacobson, M.D., who is part of our “team of experts” at Stem Cell Miami. Dr. Jacobson is a neurosurgeon with more than thirty years of clinical experience, author of numerous professional articles, holder of multiple medical patents, former U.S. Army medical officer, and dedicated educator. In this article, Dr. Jacobson discusses how IV Therapy is used by other physicians at Stem Cell Miami to treat a wide range of conditions and promote overall health.
In the last decade, life expectancy has been getting longer and people have become more active. As a result, people are focusing more on healthier living and prevention. So what can we do? Clearly, exercise, healthy eating or taking vitamins have benefits but we can also have early and more advanced health problems because of heredity, poor health secondary to smoking or obesity or development of other medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, various autoimmune conditions and cancer. Patients are looking at options to maintain good health, correct disease in early stages or reverse underlying risk problems before they cause irreversible changes in their body. Many athletes and professional sports teams use IV Therapy to maintain peak performance. For the patient, using IV Therapy can be a part of this medical process to maintain and restore your health.
Ingrid Machado / CEO Stem Cell Miami
The other day a friend asked me what my New Year’s resolution was. When I told her “communicate better,” she gave me the kind of look that says “There are SO many other things you should be working on!”
I can’t blame my friend—she has the kind of profession that everyone understands. At parties, when people ask her what she does, she says she’s a lawyer and the questions stop there. Me? I tell people I work with stem cells and they follow me for the rest of the evening asking questions. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the questions. It’s just that I keep assuming that people know about my field when, in reality, there’s a tremendous amount of misinformation that people have to sort through.
Anyway, I’m writing this on New Year’s Day and I need to get to work on my resolution, so let’s take a few minutes to go over what stem cells are, what they can and cannot do, and what treatments are available. First of all, stem cells are just a special type of cell that can transform itself into a different type of cell. In embryos, stem cells become the various cells that make up the body; in adults, stem cells take care of the damage repair and cell turnover that keeps us going.
As 2018 comes to an end, we are happy to report that we continue to have exceptional results in the clinical application of our signature Regenerative Medicine Treatments in the more than 8000 successful procedures carried out at Stem Cell Miami Institute.
In 2018, we saw increases in the number of autologous Stem Cell Procedures conducted, and of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) applications. We also added another weapon to our pain relief arsenal: Orthobiologics, an innovative procedure that does not require any blood extraction or sedation. These new and powerful placenta-derived products have proven extremely effective to control pain for many of our patients—regardless of their age. When used in conjunction with our Stem Cells from bone marrow, with Stem Cells from fat, or with any of our seven different PRP Treatments, these new biological products create a powerful “cocktail” that has improved overall results in the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions.
Regenerative Medicine Provides New Options To Avoid Surgery
By: Dr. Michael R. Gombosh, MD Orthopedic Surgeon / Stem Cell Miami
As an orthopedic surgeon, I see and evaluate patients every day for aches, pains and physical limitations that result from both acute and chronic injuries. I am fortunate enough to have the ability to offer patients a variety of treatment options to help reduce their pain, improve their quality of life and help to return them to an active lifestyle. Traditionally in orthopaedics, treatment options for patients were limited to surgery, or non-operative treatments including physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and steroid injections. While these are still affective treatment interventions, new treatment options are becoming more and more sought after by patients who want to avoid possible side effects of cortisone injections and find surgery an undesirable or inconvenient option.
There are certain decisions in life that are considered true milestones and that ultimately offer the possibility to change your life forever. This is the case of Gabriela IB, referred to our Stem Cell Miami Institute by her good friend Guillermo W. She personally asked me to write her amazing story and also gracefully agreed to record a wonderful video testimony (based on this same story) that is currently available to view on our Stem Cell Miami YouTube channel.
Gabriela had been suffering with an agonizing & debilitating pain in her lumbar region for the last four years. In addition, her lumbar pain was also now affecting her right leg (a condition known as sciatica) that was greatly impeding her ability to live a normal life. Her latest MRI showed a degeneration and severe wear and tear type damage on her last two discs, L4L5 and L5S1. Furthermore, she also showed signs of a degenerating / progressive arthritis in her last three joints (or facets) on both sides of her spine.