Questions and answers about stem cell therapy
Who is eligible for stem cell therapy?
In principle every patient is eligible, except patients who do not tolerate liposuction due to poor general condition.
Where does the therapy take place?
The therapy takes place in the operating theatre of a private clinic. An anaesthetist is present for monitoring.
Am I too old for stem cell therapy?
The quality of the stem cells deteriorates with age. Nevertheless, it is usually older patients who are about to undergo joint replacement and want to try therapy, sometimes with astonishingly good results.
Can you repeat the therapy?
The therapy can be repeated any number of times.
Can multiple joints/areas be treated at the same time?
This is possible, but the liposuction must then be expanded in order to obtain a larger number of stem cells.
Are there any side effects?
No specific side effects are known when used properly. The general surgical risks of liposuction and puncture apply.
When can I expect an improvement?
Experience has shown that improvement takes place after 4-7 months.
How can you get stem cells from very slim patients?
Basically, all fat reserves are suitable in addition to belly fat. If necessary, several liposuctions must be carried out at different locations.
Does the insurance pay for stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is not paid for by insurance companies.