Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Stem Cell treatment have any age requirements?
No, Stem Cell Of America accepts patients of all ages.
How much does the treatment cost?
There are multiple factors in determining the cost of treatment. Please contact us to have your case evaluated.
How many patients have you treated and how long have you been doing these treatments?
At Stem Cell of America we have treated over 8000 patients since 1995. We are the pioneering company in this field and we are proud of our record of success.
What can the treatments that Stem Cell of America do that other Stem cell treatments can’t do?
At Stem Cell of America we use Fetal Stem Cells. We are one of a very few companies worldwide that do so. We have
found that these cells because of their unique properties are superior to any other kind of cell being
administered currently. In addition to the specific properties of hematopoietic cells which include their ability
to enter the affected tissue and stimulate healing and reduce inflammation, we also use pure, pristine neuronal
cells which are instrumental in creating a healing response in affected brain and nervous system tissue.
Fetal Stem Cells are the cellular building blocks of the 220 cell types within the body. The Fetal Stem Cells used by Stem Cell Of America remain in an undifferentiated state and therefore are capable of becoming any tissue, organ or cell type within the body.
Fetal Stem Cells also release Cytokines. Cytokines are cell-derived, hormone-like polypeptides that regulate cellular replication, differentiation, and activation. Cytokines can bring normal cells and tissues to a higher level of function, allowing the body’s own healing mechanisms to partner with the transplanted Fetal Stem Cells for repair and new growth.
More about the Properties of the Cells we use? What’s the difference between us and other Companies offering treatments?
It’s important to understand what kind of cells you will receive and their healing potential for your condition.
Not only do you need to understand what kind of cells but also how they are being obtained and how old they
Allogenic vs. Autologous- There are two basic kinds of cells you can receive- allogenic (from another donor) and autologous (from the person themselves). The cells we use are allogenic and can be administered without immunosuppressive drugs or risk of Host vs Graft Disease due to the intrinsic property of “Immune Privilege” which only fetal stem cells possess.
Telomere Length -The next item to consider is the age of the cell itself which will determine the Telomere length of these cells. All Autologous cells have the same Telomere length as the rest other cells in the patient’s body and are directly related to the overall health of the patient and their chronological age. Therefore the older and unhealthier a person is- the less Telomere length the Cells are likely to have. Short Telomeres lead to imperfect Cell Replication and mutated DNA- the cause of Aging on a Cellular level. The Cells we use have optimal Telomere length due to their age and will replicate perfectly and repeatedly, thus enabling more healing to take place and new DNA information to be introduced.
Hematopoietic and Neuronal Cells vs Mesenchymal Cells- You will notice that many of the companies who promote Stem Cell treatments use Adipose derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. What this means is that your fat is extracted (in a procedure like liposuction) and then using a method of spinning this material it separates into its various components and the Stem cells that are in the fat tissue are used. This Mesenchymal Cell has several properties, such as the ability to stimulate the body’s own healing resources; however, it also has limitations such as only being able to change into fat, bone or cartilage- and is classified as multipotent. They are also not able to enter into the body’s tissue to do repair and regeneration as they do not possess the proper ligands (cellular receptors) to bind to the affected tissue.
In contrast, our cells are fetal derived and are pluripotent, which means they can become 220 different cell types the body needs for repair and restoration. The Hematopoietic cells can enter into the tissues and do repair and regeneration as well as providing healthy DNA information to halt and reverse the effects of various diseases. The neuronal cells (fetal stem cells are the best source of pure, pristine Neuronal cells) do the same in the brain and nervous system.
Does health insurance cover any portion of the treatment cost?
No, the treatment is not covered by private or public health insurance.
Do you accept patients from outside of the United States?
Yes, we routinely accept patients from Canada, England, Australia and other countries all over the world.
Is the Stem Cell treatment administered by Stem Cell Of America safe?
Yes, the cells are tested for 14 different criteria, including viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, as well as viability. Moreover, we use PCR DNA testing, which is far more sophisticated and expensive than the screening tests routinely used in the United States for other Stem Cell treatments.
Have there been any reports of adverse effects?
At Stem Cell of America we have had no adverse reactions in any of the thousands of patients we have treated.
Will my body reject the Fetal Stem Cells?
No, Fetal Stem Cells have “immune privilege”. This means that you can give the cells to any patient without matching, use of immunosuppressive drugs and without rejection,. Therefore, they will not cause adverse reactions in the patient, such as graft-versus-host disease. Because of this special property of the cells there is no risk of rejection or adverse reaction, which can leave the body vulnerable to serious diseases and infection.
Does your Stem Cell Treatment have any side effects?
Our Fetal Stem Cell treatment has no known negative side effects.
What diseases and conditions is the Stem Cell treatment available for?
A partial list of disease and conditions that Stem Cell of America has successfully treated includes:
- Brain Damage
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Pain
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Lung Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Spinal Cord Injury
- and others
How quickly will I see results after the Stem Cell treatment?
Every person is of course different. Each of our body’s healing mechanisms work at a unique pace as they are influenced by many factors. Commonly, significant positive changes are seen between three to six months post treatment. At times, these changes can occur in as little as weeks or even days after receiving treatment.
How many Stem Cell treatments will I need?
After the first treatment, the Fetal Stem Cells will continue to proliferate and repair. Some patients choose to receive treatment more than one time to expedite the healing process. The decision is yours. If you decide to repeat the treatment, usually a waiting period of 6 months is recommended.
How many people have been treated with my specific disease or condition?
Since 1995, Stem Cell Of America has arranged for the treatment of over eight thousand patients with Fetal Stem Cells. The number of patients continues to grow. Please contact us to get specific information on a disease or condition.
Where are you located?
Stem Cell Of America has offices in the United States and a treatment center in Mexico.