Stem Cell Treatment: Choosing a Qualified Specialist

Your choice for regenerative medicine and stem cell treatment has the potential to change your life. Stem cell therapy can improve your quality of life by offering relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, difficult to heal injuries, and certain chronic conditions. However, all procedures have some risk, even under the safest conditions. You have to consider what can potentially go wrong and use that information to help you pick the most qualified clinic and physician.

  1. Finding a physician board certified in Regenerative Medicine who has a significant amount of experience and training is critical for optimal results

Dr. Mesen is board certified and an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (AAARM) and the American College of Physicians Central America. In 2018 he was appointed Chapter Director for Central America and the Caribbean by the International Society for Stem Cell Application (ISSCA).

To help advance the field of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy, Dr. Mesen spends a total of 1-2 months visiting stem cell clinics around the world sharing his knowledge and learning from other stem cell experts.

In 2015, Dr. Mesen became a member of the International Organization for Training and Medical Research (IOCIM). This organization is committed to ensuring quality healthcare to the countries in Latin America. In 2015 the organization awarded Dr. Mesen the “Prize to the Medical by Achievement for a Better Life” award for recognition of his excellent academic career and continuing education and commitment to improving human life. Dr. Mesen also received the Award for Excellence in Healthcare from the IOCIM for his leadership, outstanding performance and quality of service.

He is in the process of completing his Ph.D. in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Salamanca in Spain.

  1. Research the Healthcare Facility’s access to quality emergency care

Ask your physician where they perform the procedure and learn what the facility’s level of accreditation is. Look for AAAASF, AAAHC, JCAHO, or JCI operating facility certification.

The Stem Cells Transplant Institute is connected to CIMA Hospital, the largest and most specialized hospital in Central America. CIMA San Jose was the first hospital in Latin America to be accredited by JCI, scoring a 99.5 percent, one of the highest patient safety standards scores in Latin America. The hospital received JCI accreditation in 2008 and was reaccredited in 2017. It is also the only hospital in Central America to receive accreditation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  1. Is the stem cell clinic a government regulated facility?

Every country has their own regulatory body and governing laws. It is important that the clinic you choose has the proper permits and government approval to provide stem cell therapy. The Stems Cell Transplant Clinic has met all of the formal governmental regulations ensuring strict quality control, safety, and excellence and continues to work with the Health Controller to ensure they are following the most recent laws and medical guidelines.

  1. Ask your doctor about the technical aspects of the procedure

To make a truly informed decision it is important to understand the specifics about the procedure, and to make sure your physician can adequately explain to you about stem cells, stem cell therapy and their success rate. How the physician answers your questions will help you decide if he or she is the right doctor for you.

Suggested questions:

  • What type of stem cells do you use?
  • Where do you harvest the stem cells?
  • What harvesting technique do you use?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of placental derived stem cells, bone marrow derived stem cell and autologous stem cells?
  • What type of anesthetic do you use and will it affect the outcome?
  • How do you determine the location for the injection(s)?
  • Do you have a process for enhancing the stem cells to maximize efficacy?

Additional things you will want to evaluate include:

  • How friendly and helpful is the staff?
  • Are the fees all-inclusive and clearly stated?
  • Does the physician and staff respond to my messages promptly?

Our experts at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute are excited about the potential stem cells have to treat injuries and chronic disease; however, stem cell therapy is not a miracle cure and is not 100% risk free. At the Stem Cells Transplant Institute, we advise you to do your due diligence when choosing a stem cell clinic. Make sure you feel comfortable with the physician, staff and facility. Contact us today to learn more about the services at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute.