Frequently asked questions about stem cell therapy in India:
How does stem cell therapy work?
The biological task of stem cells is to repair and regenerate damaged cells. Stem cell therapy exploits this function by administering these cells in high concentrations directly in and around the damaged tissue, where they advance its self healing and repair
What examinations and investigations are done before the therapy?
A few primary blood investigations along with some radiological Investigations according to the diseases are conducted. These investigations provide detailed information about the patient's condition and also help to understand the chronicity of the disease.
How many days of hospitalisation is required for stem cell treatment in India ?
The total hospitalization period is 6 days. Extended stay options for longer rehabilitation are also available. The complete treatment involves Regenerative medicine (using Adult stem cells), Neurological and other medical treatments (using Neuroprotective and other medications) and Rehabilitation (including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, counseling, creative visualization etc). All the complaints, problems, symptoms of the patient are attended to by appropriate consultants and suitable treatments are initiated. Our comprehensive treatment involves a holistic approach towards the total well being of the patient, which through an improvement in their neurological condition, helps in improving the quality of their lives.
Is the treatment painful?
The therapy is done under local anaesthesia and a mild sedation. There is no significant pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.
Are there ethical concerns surrounding adult stem cell research and therapy?
Bone marrow transplantation has been used successfully for genetic disorders of blood, such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, as well as cancers such as leukemia. Since our therapy uses these very cells, which are harvested from the patient's own body (autologous cells), there are no major ethical concerns. Ethical concerns are primarily on the use of embryonic stem cells (which we do not use). The ethical guidelines followed our affiliated hospital are based on & are in accordance with the World Medical Association's "WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. We do not claim to cure any of the neurological diseases. Our treatment strategy, techniques and goals focus on giving patients functional improvements to improve the quality of their lives