Stem cell science has now advanced to the point where clinical applications in orthopedic and spinal surgery are now a reality.
Austin, TX (Vocus) July 7, 2010
The future of medicine has arrived in Texas -- CELLING Treatment Center is newly open in Austin, providing stem cell therapies for common back and spine disorders. Minimally invasive but maximally effective, Celling Treatment Center techniques promise to set the new standard for spinal and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Mark A. Flood, chief surgeon and medical director of the center, said, “Stem cell science has now advanced to the point where clinical applications in orthopedic and spinal surgery are now a reality.”
CELLING Treatment Centers is poised to become patient’s first choice for non-fusion strategies to treat spinal disorders and the orthopedic applications of stem cells in conditions of aging and injury. Patients can access a wide array of top quality conventional and novel treatments for back problems, joint problems, sports injuries and more. And while conventional fusion approaches can often result in painful failure, minimally invasive approaches are much more promising for both fixing the back and for avoiding post-surgical complications.
Dr. Flood is a pioneer in the use of stem cells in concert with minimally invasive approaches to orthopedic surgery on the spine and extremities. Board certified, Dr. Flood brings an extensive background in minimally invasive spine surgery methods, such as endoscopic and laser spine surgery. He is fellowship trained in both adult and pediatric spinal surgery.
Stem cells differ from ordinary cells in some significant ways. They have the unique abilities to self-renew and to divide for a long period. Under certain conditions, stem cells can be induced to differentiate into specialized cells with distinct functions including, but not limited to, cardiac cells, liver cells, fat cells, bone cells, cartilage cells, nerve cells, and connective tissue cells. As medical science develops a more precise understanding of the pure potential locked inside stem cells, clinicians like Dr. Flood can create exiting new more effective, treatments for disease, degeneration or injury.
“Dr. Mark Flood has exhibited a career long interest in adopting innovative therapies in pursuit of the best possible outcomes for his patients. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgical procedures and a long term interest in stem cells and cell based therapies which make him an ideal physician to partner with for the advancement of cell based therapies.” said Kevin Dunworth, Founder & CEO of Celling Technologies.
The group behind CELLING Treatment Centers sees the great potential for stem cell based treatments. They have ambitious plans to open the first surgical center and lab in the United States dedicated to the clinical application of non-embryonic stem cells across multiple medical specialties. A second site in the United States has been selected. Additional sites in Europe and the UAE are being evaluated.