1-What are autologous fat-derived Stem Cells?

Fat-derived Stem Cells are incredible cells with the power to divide, renew and differentiate into specialized cells like tendons, cartilage and bones

2-How is it done?

The surgeon aspirates around 50-80 gram of fat from abdominal fat around the umbilicus -called mini-liposuction (harvesting) then the sample goes to the lab for sterilization & expansion to the cells number required then the cells get implanted combined with plasma (PRP) into the affected area 

3-Do you Need A Referral To See The Specialist?

No need for a referral, simply fill the application form online and send your latest x-ray or MRI report to Dr Mubark prior to the initial consultation.

4-WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE AND HOW DO WE MEASURE IT?

Around 80 % success rate and higher for the knees, we measure it by controlling symptoms, improving quality of life, slowing or stopping the progression of the disease 

5-Any Guarantee With The Stem Cell Therapy?

We can’t guarantee the outcome of our procedures as it depends on the way in which your body responds. In general, we experience an 80% success rate with knees.

6-CAN AUTOLOGOUS STEM CELLS CAUSE CANCER OR GET REJECTED?

The is no evidence in the literature to suggest cancer development with autologous stem cells or rejection as they are the person’s own cells

7-CAN AUTOLOGOUS STEM CELLS IMPLANTATION CAUSES INFECTION?

Any injections can cause infection but it is a rare complication as we use a highly sterile technique

8-WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPANDED STEM CELLS (OUR PROTOCOL ) COMPARED TO THE SAME DAY TREATMENT (called stromal vascular fraction "SVF")?

Expanded stem cells has larger number of purified cells with the use of latest technology in our protocol which can take up to 6-8 weeks of extensive lab work to reach the desired high number of  cells

9-Is Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Suitable For Everyone?

We avoid stem cell therapy in active cancer patients and pregnant mothers. Otherwise, this type of therapy is suitable for anyone suffering joint pain.

10-Can I travel or delay my injection for a few months after the stem cell harvesting while awaiting the cells to grow at the lab?

Yes, you just need to tell us what suits you to inform the lab about delaying processing your stem cells

11-HOW LONG CAN THE STEM CELLS BE STORED?

Up to 15 years  

12-How Much Does It Cost To Store Cells?

Storage of stem cells is free for the first year starting from the day of the harvest, then it is your choice to discard the cells or store for $350 (GST inclusive) per year.

13-How Is The Cost Of Expanded Stem Cell Therapy Calculated?

Therapy costs for this procedure includes all expenses for the surgeon and specialist fees, extensive lab work for a few weeks and using the latest technology and equipment.

14-ARE BRACES and physio fees INCLUDED IN THE THERAPY?

Braces and physio fees are not included in the prices and paid directly to the provider

15-Do I Have To Sign An Informed Consent?

Dr Mubark will discuss the procedure in detail with you at your initial consultation and request that you sign the informed consent document to acknowledge your understanding before any procedure is conducted.

16-Why There Is A Debate About Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an exciting, newly developing area of treatment for a range of diseases and injuries. In any cutting-edge area of medicine, there is vigorous debate about the procedures as a body of evidence is built to establish the benefits. Research underway around the world to date shows positive outcomes and no downsides to the use of stem cell therapy in treating joint pain.

17-Will My Insurance Company Cover Stem Cell Therapy Costs?

Stem cell therapy is an exciting, newly developing area of treatment for a range of diseases and injuries. In any cutting-edge area of medicine, there is vigorous debate about the procedures as a body of evidence is built to establish the benefits. Research underway around the world to date shows positive outcomes and no downsides to the use of stem cell therapy in treating joint pain.

18-WHaT IS THE RECOVERY TIME & when can i return to work?

Average: 2 weeks for the knees and 4 weeks for shoulders and hips