Adult Stem Cell Therapy In Panama
by Dr. Jorge Paz Rodriguez


Adult stem cell treatments are now a reality in Panama. They are being used clinically to treat many diseases. One Panama surgeon has stated that “the use of stem cells as treatment will forever change the practice of medicine.”

Scientists from around the world are embracing adult stem cells as the next frontier in medicine. The abundant clinical data currently available is being translated into powerful medical delivery systems of incredible healing.

Ethical controversy is avoided by using stem cells that do not originate from embryos. The most common sources of adult stem cells are

• fat (adipose tissue)
• bone marrow
• umbilical cord blood
• menstrual blood
• dental pulp

The use of stem cells from adipose tissue involves a mini-liposuction from the patient who is to receive the stem cells. The procedure, with the patient sedated, is performed by a plastic surgeon in an outpatient setting. The procedure is well tolerated, and the patient recovers quickly. Approximately 500 cc of fat is obtained during this procedure and then taken to an approved lab where the cells are processed to obtain the portion that contains the stem cells.

These stem cells are being used in Panama to successfully treat such serious conditions as:

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• Multiple Sclerosis
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Autism Spectrum
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Polymyalgia Rheumatica
• Fibromyalgia
• Heart Failure
• Crohn's Disease
• Joint Disorders
• Many other autoimmune diseases
• Diabetes, Type II (stem cells help with insulin resistance)

The principle of how these cells help the body is that they home into areas of damage and inflammation. They control the immune system from attacking its own body while they repair some of the damage which has already occurred.






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