Frequently Asked Questions
How does stem cell treatment work?

Stem cells are injected at the action site for renewal and regeneration of damaged cells. They are harvested from the patient’s body processed in a sterile laboratory. After that, they are injected back into the patient’s body at the site of damage. It is a minimally invasive procedure.

Is the treatment painful?

The therapy is performed under local anesthesia and mild sedation. There is no significant pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.

How long does it take for the treatment to work?

Most patients show immediate improvement like cessation of pain and reduced inflammation in the damaged areas. Progressive improvement is seen over the next few months. The patient's lifestyle choices have a significant impact on their chances of recovery.

What is the likelihood of the treatment to work?

Stem cells are usually quick in acting and renewing damaged sites in the body. However, the patient's eating and drinking habits, along with their lifestyle choices will determine how effective they are. Before taking the treatment, patients will be consulted by our team of doctors to ascertain whether the treatment will benefit them. A realistic estimate of recovery will accordingly be given to the patient.

Can a pre-existing condition be worsened by taking stem cell treatment?

No. Since the procedure involves harvesting stem cells from the patient’s body and injecting it back into their body, there is no possibility of adverse effects upon taking the treatment. Nonetheless, a comprehensive analysis will be conducted by our doctors before prescribing stem cell treatment for any patient.

Does this treatment have side effects?

Since this treatment is autologous, meaning the cells are made from the patient's own body, there is no possibility of adverse reactions. In some case, low-grade fever is recorded, which can easily be countered using mild analgesics. After taking the treatment, patients are kept under observation for a night to ensure their well-being immediately after the treatment.

How long must a patient be admitted in the hospital?

We insist on keeping the patient under observation in the hospital for a night before discharging them. We also recommend rest for 3-4 days before resuming day-to-day activities. A comprehensive regiment and diet chart is given according to the patient's condition and needs post-treatment.

Does a patient have to undergo treatment more than once?

No, in most cases a single shot of stem cells is sufficient for a period of 4-5 years, depending on how well the patient cares for themselves and do lifestyle modifications. However, some cases do require a second round of treatment 6-9 months after having taken the first. Such exceptions are determined by our doctors after studying the patient's reports and medical history.

Can other treatments/medication be taken at the same time?

Yes, other treatment can usually be continued after having taken stem cell treatment. However, in some cases, a foreign drug is likely to destroy the stem cells. Therefore, it is only after studying the patient's medical records that a definitive answer can be given. In case of a clash of treatments, our team of doctors will suggest the best way forward, and the patient is free to choose for themselves.