Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of rare, genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina. ProgenCell – Stem Cell Therapies has developed a technique designed to preserve and potentially restore vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
In this treatment, ProgenCell medical team uses adult stem cells derived from the patients own body, to make a retrobulbar injection of cellular concentrate along an intravenous stem cell injection.
Adult Stem Cells are from your own body, and are cells with the ability to renew themselves and turn into other type of cells (differentiate). Repairing damaged tissue at a cellular level. As we grow old, our body encounters more difficulty to recruit and get enough stem cells to the site and fully repair the area. ProgenCell Stem Cell Treatments helps in this process by extracting Stem Cells from a high volume area (Bone Marrow), and reinjecting those cells into the area were they are needed. In the case of elbow, the application is directly in the area.
Our medical team evaluates every case thoroughly to consider good candidates for Stem Cell Treatment, only those individuals were Stem Cell Treatment is safe, and potentially effective.
Information: Our medical experts study your case, your current condition as well as your health history. After a full evaluation it is decided if you could be eligible to participate in this protocol, and receive cell therapy. A multidisciplinary medical committee studies your case and honestly considers your improvement potential.
After your case is evaluated, a ProgenCell staff member will contact you regarding your particular case and potential benefits. We also answer any question you may have about the procedure or the requirements to make it happen.
Plan: Once you have consented, we can plan ahead. Because of ProgenCell’s high demand, it is necessary to schedule a date for your procedure at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance. Exceptions can be made when the condition of the patient requires urgent care.
Conditioning and medical procedure: When your appointment is scheduled, we will assign you an agent that will become your personal assistant related to your medical procedure. This assistant will be able to help you with administrative tasks, logistics, planning your stay, communication with the medical staff, etc. Your personal agent will provide you the proper documentation to complete your medical records and will explain the informed consent. In short, we will coordinate all that’s necessary for a practical and easy stay with ProgenCell. The complete treatment – from beginning to end- will take from 3 to 6 hours, depending on the case. During your recovery time you will have access to a telephone, TV and internet.