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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the procedure FDA approved?

Adipose derived stem cell transplants are not FDA approved. However, our procedure is compliant within the guidelines listed in  the FDA Code of Federal Regulations 21 Part 1271. The United States has been using techniques such as autologous  stem cell transplants, commonly known as bone marrow transplants, to help patients replace destroyed bone marrow caused by diseases such as leukemia, aplastic anemia, and certain inherited blood conditions for over 40 years.  Bone marrow transplants are also not FDA approved, but they are also in compliance with CF21 Part 1271(121.15.b).

Is culture stem cell therapy illegal in the U.S?

In the U.S. patients receive cultured stem cell therapy at some university hospitals as an FDA-approved trial. In Mexico all our patients legally receive stem cell therapy as clinical studies at the Hospital Galenia in Cancun.

Is illegal or unsafe to receive stem cells in Mexico?

The Hospital Galenia in Cancun is highly credentialed and is licensed for adult stem cell therapy by the COFEPRIS (Mexico’s governmental authority equivalent to the FDA). The practice in private clinics without the COFEPRIS licensing is illegal and most likely unsafe. All our physicians at the Hospital Galenia in Cancun have extensive stem cell therapy experience and board.

Are stem cells altered when they are culture expanded?

The cellular lab that we partner with has its own proprietary cell process technology to duplicate millions of expanded chromosomally, functionally, and characteristically identical mesenchymal stem cells(MSC).

Are there any known side effects to adult stem cell therapies?

No negative long-term effects to this procedure have been reported. The side effects of Adult Stem Cell Therapy that we have had over the years of practice are minimal and may include minor fever, joint aches, and soreness, swelling, or redness at the injection site usually lasting less than 24 hours.

Can stem cell therapy cause cancer?

It is quite unusual to finding tumoral changes with the use of “adult” stem cells, and especially when the donor and recipient is the same person. The lab had its technology tested for tumorigenicity before release processed stem cells.

It is painful to have fat removed for cell therapy or banking?

No. The physician applies local anesthesia to the area of the abdomen for the painless removal of a very small amount of fat in a very short time.

How long will it be before I see results after a stem cell therapy?

Each stem cell therapy is unique to a patient and his condition. Therefore, no general guarantee can be made of what results will be achieved or how soon results can be felt. However, patients may begin to experience results within a week with fuller effects felt within 6 to 8 weeks. Depending on the severity of the patient’s condition and if multiple treatments are needed, it may be 6-9 months for results. Research has shown that in most adipose stem cell therapy cases, patients also reported a decrease in medication intake.

Are there any moral issues associated with our therapies?

ISCELLI does not harvest not transplant “embryonic stem cells” –cells during the early weeks of pregnancy- and is therefore not related to any moral controversial debates. Stem cells used for are therapies come from your own body and are “autologous adult” stem cells.

Where do I begin?

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