Dusseldorf, Germany (PRWEB) December 21, 2009
The XCell-Center is pleased to report treating its 2000th stem cell patient at its state-of-the-art clinic in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Since treating its first patient in early 2007, the XCell-Center has emerged as Europe’s leading stem cell therapy provider. Now, patients from all over the world visit the XCell-Center seeking treatment for spinal cord injury, diabetes, cerebral palsy, heart disease, autism, various eye diseases and other neurological disorders like stroke and Parkinson’s. Many of them have experienced remarkable improvements following treatment.
“Now, I am walking like I was before I had Parkinson's and my shaking is more under control,” said Jon Andresen about five months after his treatment.
The treatment process consists of three steps: bone marrow collection, laboratory processing and stem cell implantation.
Bone Marrow Collection
On the first day, bone marrow is collected from the patient’s iliac crest (hip bone) using thin-needle mini-puncture under local or general anesthesia (mainly in children). The entire procedure normally takes about 30 minutes. Each patient is treated with his or her own stem cells.
The next day, the stem cells are processed from the bone marrow in a state-of-the-art, government approved (cGMP) laboratory. In the lab, both the quantity and quality of the stem cells are measured by sophisticated, analytical instruments.
Stem Cell Implantation
On the third day, the stem cells are implanted using a variety of methods, each designed to optimize placement of the cells as safely and closely as possible to the damaged organ or tissue.
Lumbar Puncture – Stem cells are injected into the spinal fluid under local or general anesthesia to treat neurological diseases/disorders in the brain and the spinal cord.
Surgical Implantation – Stem cells are implanted directly into the brain under general anesthesia using MRI/PET/CT mapping and a high tech navigation system allowing the cells to be placed with the highest accuracy while minimizing the risks.
Neuro-endoscopic Autologous Stem Cell Implantation (NEASCI™) – Stem cells are implanted under general anesthesia into the cerebral fluid space(s) using a mini-endoscope and catheter with MRI/PET/CT mapping.
Angiography – Stem cells are implanted into the pancreatic artery for diabetes or the coronary arteries for heart disease using a fine wire (catheter) under local anesthesia.
Direct Injection – Stem cells are injected directly into the target tissue such as leg muscles for neuropathy or the joint(s) for arthritis.
Intravenous Injection – When other implantation methods are not possible due to safety considerations or the damage is diffuse, the stem cells can be injected into the bloodstream intravenously.
“... we started noticing changes in Christopher’s speech pattern. Until then he only spoke in fragmented sentences but now he has begun talking in complete sentences,” noted Ritu Giacobbe, the mother of a 13 year-old boy who was first treated at the XCell-Center for cerebral palsy in August, 2008.
Patients who are interested in stem cell therapy at the XCell-Center can start by completing the Medical Information Form online: http://www.xcell-center.com/request-information.aspx
About the XCell-Center
The XCell-Center operates treatment centers in Cologne and Dusseldorf, Germany. It is the first privately-owned clinic in Europe to specialize in regenerative medicine using autologous bone marrow stem cell therapy and operates in accordance with German law and European guidelines. Its specialized medical team of German physicians includes specialists in: neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardiology, radiology, anesthesiology and pharmacology.
The XCell-Center also treats Diabetes and its complications (Erectile Dysfunction and Peripheral Artery Disease), Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spinal Cord Injuries, Orthopedic diseases, Heart Disease and degenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and several eye diseases.
For more information on Stem Cell Therapy:
XCell-Center Website: http://www.xcell-center.com
at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Am Heerdter Krankenhaus 2
40549 Dusseldorf, Germamy
Phone: 1-866-680-8202 (USA Toll-Free) (+49) 0221-802-5095 (Germany)