stem cell transplant

Medical Tourism: Stem Cell Transplant

Stem cell therapies are expected to bring substantial benefit to medical tourism patients suffering from a wide range of diseases and injuries. Since the first bone marrow transplant in 1968 this fascinating field of scientific research has burgeoned into a robust and viable area of medical practice, currently offering numerous and diverse roster of therapies, with many more exciting and innovative therapies just around the corner. Stem cells offer great hope for treating disease by providing an unlimited source of cells for repairing or replacing damaged tissue. These cells contain growth factors that can accelerate healing and reduce inflammation and pain without the need for pain medication. The ability of stem cells to turn into any cell type that the body needs means that they have major potential to treat diseases where tissue has been damaged. Conditions with limited FDA approved treatments include:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Neuropathy
  • Heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Erectile dysfunction.

Stem Cell Transplant Procedure

One of the most exciting aspects of stem cell therapy is that you possess your own adult stem cells – known as autologous stem cells – that offer a powerful source of health and healing. These cells are present throughout your body. There are stem cells located in your bone marrow, blood vessels, adipose (fat) tissue, skeletal muscles, and skin, as well as in numerous other tissues. In some instances, stem cells are harvested and then transplanted, as is, into the part of your body where you require treatment. In other applications, stem cells are first harvested and then induced, or programmed, to develop into a particular type of cell or tissue before being transplanted.

Stem Cell Transplant Overseas

Many types of stem cells can be harvested easily and relatively painlessly, requiring nothing more invasive than a simple blood draw or an easily-obtained tissue sample. You can be assured that our clinics use the safest, most up-to-date techniques to harvest your stem cells and process them for use in your customized and individualized stem cell treatment plan. As a medical tourism agency, American Medical Care offers stem cell transplant procedures in San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica. Our network of outstanding stem cell transplant physicians and hospitals are ready to serve you with the latest advancements in stem cell transplant treatments. Find out how American Medical Care can effectively assist you in reaching your healthcare needs and goals. Give us a call at (202) 930-7870, or click here for a free quote.