Welcome to the webpage for The Arizona Stem Cell Center.
We are the first and original facility offering autologous stem cell transplants derived from adipose tissue in Arizona.
Our unique and innovative process allows us to extract several million stem cells from a single fat biopsy. Our extraction technique involves minimal handling of the cells and same day transplantation. Using a patient's own tissue as the source for cells minimizes rejection of the transplanted tissues, potentially maximizing the effectiveness of the transplant.
Here at Total Wellness/AZ Stem Cell Center, we have been using the technique of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for the past decade for musculoskeletal injuries, autoimmune conditions like Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis, degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, Parkinson's Syndrome and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and chronic viral conditions (including Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes viruses). This is an incredibly versatile therapy that has its roots in the eclectic European medical armamentarium of the 1930's.
Platelet rich plasma can be employed as a matrix graft, often referred to as an autologous tissue graft. This platelet-rich plasma (PRP) matrix is defined as a "tissue graft incorporating autologous growth factors and/or autologous undifferentiated cells in a cellular matrix where design depends on the receptor site and tissue of regeneration." (Crane D, Everts PAM. Practical Pain Management. 2008; January/February: 12- 26) 2008). We enrich the autologous tissue graft with hyaluronic acid for stem cell transplants.
The hypothesized reason why PRP with hyaluronic acid is so useful in autologous tissue grafts with stem cells is that platelets, a normal blood cell that aids in clotting, contain multiple growth factors that stimulate tissue growth. In particular, PRP stimulates the growth of collagen; the main component of connective tissue such as tendons and cartilage. These growth factors include transforming growth factor-? (TGF-B), fibroblast growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, epidermal growth factor, connective tissue growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor.
These growth factors normally recruit undifferentiated stem cells to the site of injury and stimulate new tissue growth. Another constituent of platelets, stromal cell derived factor I alpha allows the newly recruited cells to adhere to the area. Hyaluronic acid is a nutritionally supportive polysaccharide substrate for stem cells that is found abundantly in embryonic tissue. When stem cells are harvested from the patient's own tissues, PRP helps to activate the stem cells to actively become a desired tissue line and Hyaluronic Acid helps support.
In addition, when used with stem cells harvested from the patient's own tissue, PRP messages the stem cells to multiply quickly. This inflammatory response is a major driver of appropriate healing response.
An important consideration is that PRP needs to be prepared in a way to ensure a maximal amount of platelets along with a high concentration of growth factors. Obviously, the more growth factors that can be delivered to the site of injury, the more likely tissue healing takes place. We have found that creating a matrix of Hyaluronic acid (a base connective tissue material) with the PRP and the addition of other growth factors can tremendously expedite the healing process. We are the only clinic in the world to integrate stem cell transplantation with PRP.
Neither Statements, nor products on this site, have been evaluated nor approved by the FDA. Total Wellness offers autologous stem cell treatments. These are not approved treatments, drugs, new drugs, or investigational drugs. We do not manufacture products. If you have concern with a treatment or product that we perform or produce, and think we may be violating any USA law, please contact us immediately, so that our legal team can investigate the matter or concern. All statements, opinions, and advice provided by this website, via wire, or by educational seminars, is provided for educational information only. We do not diagnose nor treat via this website or phone. We offer the above therapies via a doctor/patient established relationship which requires direct contact with the physician. Again, visitors should be aware that we are not claiming that any applications, or potential applications using these autologous treatments, are approved by the FDA, or are even effective. We do not claim that these treatments work for any listed nor unlisted condition, intended or implied.
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Az Stem Cell Center
9887 W. Bell Rd.
Sun City, AZ 85351