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SmartChoice® Adult Stem Cell Procedures

 PROVIDING NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVE TO JOINT AND BACK  PROBLEMS

 Experience Counts - Located in Jacksonville, Florida, we are the leader in Adult Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Procedures. We have performed these procedures for more than ten years with over 90 % results and ZERO side effects.

 Top Stem Cell Center in the World: Unique Proven Clinical Protocols, over ten years of experience and hundreds of satisfied patients is why people from around the world come to us for their adult stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Procedures. 

 FIVE reasons you need to know before you decide. You will see why people around the world choose us over other Clinics.

Glaring Differences

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Other Leading Stem Cell Clinics (including Regenexx, Cell surgical Networks and others)

1. Gene and Cellular tests to evaluate your stem cell functions.

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2. Use BOTH Bone Marrow and Fat Stem Cells, along with PRP.

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3. Process Your Stem Cells with safety and use no dangerous chemicals like collagenase.

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4. Use Dynamic Ultrasound Guided Injections for Precision and safety (and NOT use X-Rays that can damage your cells).

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5. Improve body functions with proprietary Hormones and Supplements, so you get the best possible clinical outcome.

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 The Details of Our SmartChoice® Joint Procedures:

We only use your own (Autologous) Adult stem cells. All of your cells are used during this same procedure. We do NOT store or culture these cells. Also, we do NOT add any medicine (e.g. Growth Hormone or any sort of steroids) or chemicals or modify or manipulate these stem cells, and we do NOT use LED or other light source either.

Most physicians in United States do NOT practice stem cell therapies as we do. It is important to follow safe and FDA allowed guidelines when performing these procedures.

Because YOUR OWN bone marrow, fat and blood cells are being used at our clinic, there is no risk of any transmissible infection or tissue rejection by your body.

At SmartChoice® we believe that cost should not be an obstacle to getting your quality of life back. We put these procedures within reach of most budgets.


Treatment costs less
than you might think.
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These treatments are already extensively used by people with sports injuries and orthopedic conditions, for faster recovery times and better results.


Over 95% success rate
for joint restoration.
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Last year, I successfully performed SmartChoice® Procedure on my son, Neil for a ligament injury near his shoulder. Yes, these procedures are safe.


Patient safety is our
number one priority
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Adult (Autologous) Stem cells – Your Own Cells

Stem cells are naturally occurring cells in the body that help to create new cells in existing healthy tissues. They also help repair tissues that are injured or damaged. They are the basis for the specific cell types that make up each organ in the body. Stem cells are distinguished from other cells by a few important characteristics:

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Mesenchymal stem cells (ADSC, from fat) differentiate into musculoskeletal tissues such as bone, ligament, muscle, tendon, and joint surface. Hematopoietic stem cells (BMAC, from bone marrow) differentiate into blood vessels that are needed to nourish musculoskeletal structures and nerves. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains key growth factors that activate the stem cells to generate new, healthy tissue. 

Therefore, for most procedures, we blend PRP, ADSC, and BMAC. 

To provide the best environment for these stem cells to grow - we also use hormone supplementation (only if medically indicated) and Dr. Garg’s specially formulated immune boosting complements before and after this procedure.

     

      1. Adipose (Fat) Derived Stem Cells – ADSC

Adipose Tissue (Fat) is very rich in stem cells; primarily mesenchymal stem cells. Fat harvesting for ADSC therapy is done with a very simple process called lipoaspiration. It is important to understand that lipoaspiration is vastly different from liposuction. Liposuction is performed by a plastic surgeon in a surgical suite using general anesthesia or sedation. Liposuction removes a very large volume of fat and is intended for a cosmetic result. Lipoaspiration uses a small amount of local anesthetic, a small instrument slightly larger than a hypodermic needle, removes a very small amount of fat (10 – 20cc), and does not render any visible change in appearance. The fat is then concentrated using a simple, sterile gravity method. The entire process is painless and takes under ten minutes.

       2. Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Bone marrow contains stem cells; primarily hematopoietic stem cells. Bone marrow is harvested from the hip (iliac crest) using local anesthetic and a specialized needle. It is important to understand that bone marrow harvesting for BMAC is vastly different from bone marrow harvesting for transfusion for cancer therapies. In bone marrow harvesting for transfusion, a hematologist, oncologist, or surgeon removes a very large amount of bone marrow. BMAC requires only a very small amount of bone marrow. Surprisingly, the procedure is not painful, takes under ten minutes, and causes only mild soreness afterward. It has an excellent safety profile.

      3. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy’s natural healing process by providing required growth factors intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. To create PRP therapy, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the body’s natural healing signal.

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So, How it is done exactly ? 

After we obtain bone marrow aspirate and blood, these are then spun in special centrifuge at specific G-force. The stem cells and PRP are then separated respectively. Lipoaspirate is decanted and fat stem cells are then taken out and mixed with PRP and BMAC. All this is done in strict sterile environment. For most procedures, we blend PRP, ADSC, and BMAC. We also use hormone supplementation (only if medically indicated) and Dr. Garg’s specially formulated immune boosting complements before and after this procedure.

We only use your own (Autologous) Adult stem cells. All of your cells are used during this same procedure. We do NOT store or culture these cells. Also, we do NOT add any medicine (e.g. Growth Hormone or any sort of steroids) or chemicals or modify or manipulate these stem cells, and we do NOT use LED or other light source either.

Most physicians in United States do NOT practice stem cell therapies as we do. It is important to follow safe and FDA allowed guidelines when performing these procedures.

Because YOUR OWN bone marrow, fat and blood cells are being used at our clinic, there is no risk of any transmissible infection or tissue rejection by your body.

Supplements

Certain supplements seem to positively affect the release of stem cells and actually increase their number. These include vitamin D3, Astragalus, blueberry extract, and green tea extract. At present when undergoing a treatment, patients are advised to take supplement pack designed by Dr Garg to boost immune function and success of these procedures.

Hormone supplementation

Hormone therapy replenishes the hormones our body needs to function properly using various hormones like bioidentical hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, melatonin, pregnenolone, hcg, human growth hormones etc. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using blood, urine and/or saliva analysis, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs. Hormones are prescribed ONLY if tests clearly reveal that your body is deficient in hormones.

The Repair Process

The healing and repair usually takes 2-3 months but improvement is usually noted before then. Approximately 4-6 weeks after the SmartChoice® Joint Procedures, a PRP/platelet rich plasma injection can be performed on the affected area followed by another injection 4-6 weeks later. These platelet injections allow the stem cells to continue growing and multiplying into cartilage tissue.

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