NC Stem Cell Institute

WELCOME TO THE NC STEM CELL INSTITUTE at WAKE SPORTS MEDICINE

We focus on nonsurgical treatments for orthopedic conditions using the latest advancements in medicine such as stem cell and PRP therapies.

STEM CELL THERAPY, AT WAKE SPORTS MEDICINE:

NC STEM CELL INSTITUTE Raleigh /Cary NC

The use of adipose tissue has taken on increasing importance in the field of regenerative stem cell therapy. It has recently obtained FDA clearance. It makes use of the high stem cell density of adipose thought to be 1 out of every 100 cells. This technique utilizes mild mechanical forces in a closed system to produce micro fractured and purified adipose tissue graft which is non expanded and ready to use in a variety of regenerative applications. More importantly, this adipose product has a very well preserved vascular stroma with slit-like capillaries wedged between adipocytes and and vascular channels.

Lipoaspirate is a type of autologous (from your own body), same-day stem cell therapy.

This means the collected stem cells are put into a different part of the body in the same person during the same day procedure. Lipoaspirates are obtained from the abdomen or love handle area through a quick liposuction procedure. The gentle liposuction takes a few minutes, and the whole time in the office is an estimated 60-90 minutes.

WHAT is the COST?

The first office visit IS COVERED by insurance, and will be a history and physical. We will discuss the process, and get the consent for the procedure.

We will then schedule you for a second visit for the actual injection. This visit is NOT covered by insurance, and will be about 1 hr long. You will need to pay up front for the injection. Contact us at our Raleigh, NC office to inquire about our injection pricing.

DOES IT WORK?

Do NOT believe anyone that claims that stem cells definitely regrow tissue, or that your pain will be gone. This is a lie.

To date there is NO real evidence that stem cells regenerate or regrow anything. There are a lot of “case studies” which mean that one or two patients are feeling better. But there are NO large clinical trials to suggest that these injections work. While a lot of clinics promise grand results with these injections, the truth is that we physicians have NO IDEA what we are doing with stem cells. With that said, a lot of us think that stem cells “might” help to heal damaged tissue in the body. Unfortunately we are not sure which stem cells are best for patients.

Personally I think there is promise with stem cell therapy, and that is why I offer it here at Wake Sports Medicine, HOWEVER I will never make any false promises or claims to a patient about possible results. If we knew that stem cells definitely regenerated meniscus or cartilage than insurance would cover it, as it would be cheaper than a surgery.

Right now the 3 most common types of Stem Cell injections are : Fat , Bone Marrow, and Amniotic

If you have any questions about stem cells , please make an appt with Dr Kanaan to discuss this further before you spend thousands of dollars.

ABOUT US: Our Philosophy…

At Wake Sports Medicine we focus entirely on nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments to relieve knee pain, promote healing, rehabilitate, and prevent future injuries. We also strongly feel that the key to a long and healthy lifestyle is to stay active, and we make every attempt to return patients to the recreational and competitive activities that they enjoy.

Don’t wait! Contact us today to experience pain relief without the risk of surgery. call (919)719-2270 , or click the appointment button in the upper right corner of the screen.

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OUR LOCATION - WHERE IS WAKE SPORTS MEDICINE?

3100 Blue Ridge Rd., Suite 203, 2nd Floor

Raleigh, NC 27612

Phone: (919) 719-2270

Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4pm, Wed 8:30am-Noon, (12-1pm Lunch)

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