TREATMENT

From the initial consultation with our doctor to the lipo harvest of the tissue sample, ReGen works with highly skilled medical providers, state-of-the-art medical facilities and an on-site surgical suite to ensure the best possible result for every patient.

Consultations are done by joint specialist, Dr Hassan Mubark at Ormiston Specialist Centre, Flatbush Road, Auckland which is also where the lipoharvest for the fat sample is carried out.

Ormiston Hospital is the first private hospital in the South East region of Auckland and offers state of the art technology and quality healthcare to rigorous European Standards. Ormiston leads other NZ hospitals in terms of equipment, patient flow and surgical expertise proudly picking up the Westpac Excellence in Workforce Development Award and, the Supreme Business Excellence Award in 2012. 

  • A 50-60 gram fat tissue sample is taken using a simple liposuction procedure 
  • The sample is processed in our Queenstown laboratory over 6-8 weeks. Unnecessary components are removed and the Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are expanded to hundreds of millions
  • The resulting sample is a 95% pure MSC solution called Pure Expanded Stem Cells or PESC
  • On the day of injection, blood is drawn to create a Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP serum
  • The PRP is mixed with the PESC to increase the effectiveness
  • The surgeon injects the mixture into the joint under ultrasound guidance for better accuracy and healing results

As ReGen operates its own clinic and a laboratory, we control our own procedures from extraction to expansion. We also have storage and can store patients’ excess cells for further treatments in years to come. There is no need for future lipo harvests.

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY INCREASES STEM CELL EFFECTS

Physio for best results 

Studies show that carefully managed joint movement exercises and correct loading signals the injected stem cells to integrate into the joint better. Basically, physio boosts the power of the stem cells to do their repair work.

Regeneration and rehabilitation work together in restoring function and mobility to damaged body tissues.  Stem cell therapies represent the newer field of regenerative medicine while physiotherapy (PT) represents the rehabilitation element of this equation. When applied together the therapeutic benefit is many times that of either element being applied singularly. Our selected physio partners around New Zealand work closely with our doctors to understand the specific needs of every patient.

Rehabilitation programs are created to increase the effectiveness of the PESC treatment and will lead to a stronger recovery.

Bespoke braces to aid joint health and recovery

Depending on the type and severity of the injury, a brace may be needed to support joint healing. Dr Mubark will advise of this during the initial consultation. Braces are bespoke and patients are measured and fitted individually. They range in complexity and cost and start from $120-$950. This is an additional cost not covered by treatment.

 

OSTEOARTHRITIS STEM CELL
TREATMENT PLAN

Osteoarthritis is treated at ReGen Cellular using PESC only.
After an assessment, Dr Mubark will recommend a course of treatment.

Single Joint:

$12,500 NZD
Including GST

Two Joints:

$15,000 NZD
Including GST

This is real stem cell therapy which requires an adipose harvesting 6 weeks prior to the initial injection, allowing time for the stem cells to be separated, purified and expanded. 

Consultation with Patient care specialist to assess suitability.

Transport and backup of harvested material under strict bio conditions.

Review by Doctor of submitted medical records, patient history, and medication schedule.

Laboratory expansion of cell to culture MSCs to 50 million or more Pure Expanded Stem Cells (which is only available at ReGen).

Adipose cell harvesting procedure.

Injection appointment.

Surgeon fees.

One year of stem cell storage.

Operating theatre fees.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF ADIPOSE CELL HARVEST:

2.5 hours total.

45 minutes surgical procedure.

Initial consult with one of our specialists.

60 minutes post procedure recuperative time.

CONSULTATION FEE

Please note there is a $250.00 NZD fee to consult with the doctor.