Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects close to one million Americans. Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic and progressive disorder, which is thought to be caused by the destruction of dopamine (an important neurotransmitter) that generates cells in the midbrain. The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is unknown and there is no cure. Treating PD is focused on medication and management of symptoms. Current research include investigations into new animal models of the disease, and of the potential use of gene therapy, stem cell transplants and neuro-protective agents. There is hope that mesenchymal stem cells will mitigate some of the degenerative effects.
The purpose of getting stem cells into damaged nerve tissue is to regenerate dopamine-producing neurons and mitigate the condition’s symptoms and reverse deterioration. Replacing lost cells with healthy new ones allows the brain to once more successfully transmit signals across the body, and thus improves the patient’s movements and thought processes. Stem cells are a renewable resource, so stem cell therapy can be repeated as often as necessary.
Parkinson’s Disease – Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center
Being an affiliate member of the Cell Surgical Network(CSN,) Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center(GCSC&RMC) uses specific SVF protocols that attempt to utilize the regenerative properties of stromal vascular fraction (SVF), which is rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors. Special measures are taken to optimize transport of SVF across the blood-brain barrier to improve central nervous system uptake. This is completed in an outpatient setting at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately three hours.
We at GCSC&RMC care about our patients and understand their difficulties. We take pride in the time we spend caring for them and deploying, what we believe, is the best protocol to help them achieve their goals.
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