Costa Rica Stem Cells Services: Myths and Truths

Costa Rica Stem Cells Services: Myths and Truths

Are therapies offered by US professionals superior?

Stem cell therapies are one of the largest segments of the regenerative medicine market. This rapidly growing sector offers a number of opportunities to physicians who specialize in this field to move away from traditional treatments. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica offers high-quality stem cell therapies for diseases such as; Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer´s disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, knee injury, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, multiple sclerosis, COPD, anti-aging, lupus, and more. Our clinic offers patients many advantages compared to the competition worldwide such as; price, expertise, and accessibility.

Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica is always interested in our patient’s concerns and questions. Some of our patients have inquired about the differences in quality, price, and techniques between our treatment and the treatments offered in the USA. There are many stem cells therapies offered in the United States for Parkinson´s, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis and knee injury. Some of the questions make us think that there are still many “myths” about the stem cell industry such as; “lower quality” treatment at centers outside of North America or “lower quality” of treatment because of huge price differences.

Several of our patients have asked for our views on the stem cell services offered in the United States as well as our views on some of the most recognized physicians in this area; Dr. Joseph Purita, Dr. Steven Victor, and Dr. McQuillan.

Stem cell therapy represents a very promising platform for clinical advancements in areas where current pharmacological and surgical treatment options are not effective. Many pioneers in this area such as; Dr. Joseph Purita, Dr. Steven Victor, Dr. McQuillan and Dr. Mesén (Stem Cells Transplant Institute leader) are offering high-quality stem cells treatments with more and more physicians entering this field every day. Dr. Joseph Purita specializes in orthopedic conditions like arthritis, tendinitis, tendinosis, bursitis, joint dysfunction, neck pain and back pain. Dr. Steven Victor specializes in dermatology, offering rejuvenation and fat sculpting face lifts with autologous stem cells. Dr. McQuillan focuses on aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. Dr Mesén at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica specializes in treating a lot of conditions including; diabetes, osteoarthritis, knee injury, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer´s disease, myocardial infarction, multiple sclerosis, COPD, anti-aging, lupus and more.

Myth No.1: The treatment in Costa Rica is of lower quality than is offered in the United States by Dr. Joseph Purita, Dr. Steven Victor, Dr. McQuillan.

This is absolutely false. Dr. Joseph Purita, Dr. Steven Victor, Dr. McQuillan and Dr. Mesén are all u highly-qualified professionals, offering cutting edge stem cells treatments. All four experts offer the most recent information, advanced techniques, and modern equipment. All of them are a part of the latest global trends and are highly influential.  The main differences are the legal parameters within each country, cost, accessibility and customer service.  Autologous adult stem cells are used to treat osteoarthritis, knee injury and joint pain.

Myth No.2: The protocols are defined by each particular professional and those applied in Costa Rica might be less safe or reliable.

This is not true. You might wonder how Dr. Joseph Purita, Dr. Steven Victor, Dr. McQuillan, and Dr. Mesén develop guidelines and protocols? Do the physicians each “invent” how they extract the stem cells or how they inject them back into the patient?

Consensus guidelines, on human stem cell research and the clinical translation of stem cell technologies, are produced by a number of organizations that bring together scientists and stakeholders from around the world to promote the field. The most recognized organization is the International Society for Stem Cell Research, with more than 3600 members, from more than 40 countries, representing academia, industry, government, and philanthropic organizations. This society works to promote global discussion on the latest advances in stem cell research in annual meetings, which are held on a rotating basis in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Oceania region.

The stem cell industry is recognized globally and is a constantly evolving field that is creating new opportunities for those who deal with diseases like; knee injury, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, COPD, Alzheimer´s disease, Parkinson´s disease and other inflammatory and immunological conditions.

Techniques applied at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute and those offered by Dr. Joseph Purita, Dr. Steven Victor, Dr. McQuillan are similar in terms of quality and effectiveness, but there are some differences including cost and availability.

Myth N.3: Therapies are cheaper in Costa Rica because they are less effective.

Definitely not. Healthcare in the U.S. costs about twice as much as it does in any other developed country. If the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare sector were ranked as a country, it would be the world’s fifth largest economy according to “Consumer Reports.” The cost of this huge financial burden means higher premiums, higher taxes and large out-of-pocket expenses.

Stem cell therapies in the United States are more than twice price of therapies offered in Costa Rica.  Dr. Steven Victor charges about $25 000 to $50 000 per procedure and Dr. McQuillan charges approximately $15 000 per procedure. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica offers the same procedure with equal or improved outcomes for a fraction of the cost!!! The cost has nothing to do with quality or effectiveness. In fact, Costa Rica is one considered to have one of the best healthcare systems in the World.

Myth No.4 The more expensive the medical consultation, the better the customer service

False. It is very interesting to read the main complaints patients have about the previously mentioned physicians. Take a look:

Dr. Purita is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the country using platelet rich plasma to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions in addition to orthopedic stem cell Injections.

Some of Dr. Joseph R. Purita’s patients posted: “Waited 2 hours. Saw him on the way out. He apologized and said he has no control over the wait”, “I was there for 3 hrs. Way too long since the time spent w/ MD was minimal”, “I arrived at 2:45 for a 3:00 apt as a returning patient. I waited in the waiting area until 4:00, watching people who came in after me go back for their appointments”, “I took permission at work for 2hrs. But ended up using half day time off because they over booked”.

Dr. Steven Victor is a dermatologist, founder and chairman of IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc., a leader in regenerative medicine. Many of his patients’ complaints are similar: “Spent less than 30 seconds with me and didn’t explain anything. Quickly told his nurse/assistant to treat me”, “Spent very little time with me and had the nurse do the work”.

Dr. Sharon McQuillan is a board-certified physician who specializes in both aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. She formed the Ageless, Regenerative Institute in conjunction with a team of experts in stem cell therapies.

There seems to be a similar theme to the complaints, the physicians are difficult to access regardless of the significant sum patients are paying for treatment. The experts at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica pride themselves on their personalized customer service. They focus on treating the individual and ensure they have sufficient time to address every question.

Myth No.5 Procedures offered in the Stem Cells Transplant Institute are more invasive than those offered by Dr. Joseph Purita, Dr. Steven Victor, Dr. McQuillan.

False. The therapies at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute are minimally invasive.

To obtain the stem cells, a periumbilical area is selected and the physician infiltrates the patient. A tissue sample is obtained using a 60ml syringe(s) for aspirating from 50 to 100 ml of adipose tissue. Immediately after liposuction, the physician processes the adipose tissue sample to separate the stem cells to be used in the transplant. The entire procedure is very simple, fast, painless and completely safe.  Stem cell therapy does not have to have a long recovery period and most patients will be able to walk immediately following the procedure.

The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica offers you approved, high quality therapies, similar to those offered in the United States, for just a fraction of the price! Make the smart decision. Contact us today.

Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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