Cost of Stem Cell Therapy in 2021

Cost of Stem Cells Theraphy

If you have a challenging illness, you may be exploring different treatments and may even have come across stem cell injection or stem cell therapy as a viable treatment option. Stem cell therapies are now widely accepted as people of all ages are turning to more safe and effective treatments and preferring them over traditional regimens of prescription drugs and hospital visits. However, despite the massive surge in demand for this therapy, it still remains very expensive for common people. Even simple stem cell joint injections can rise in cost up to can cost up to $1,000, and more advanced therapies can cost nearly $100,000.

How much does stem cell treatment cost?

Several factors influence the cost of stem cell therapy, such as;

  • The type of stem cells
  • If the stem cells have been culturally expanded, ethically sourced, viable & regulated
  • Where the treatment is being performed
  • Who is performing the treatment
  • Where the laboratory is located (cost may vary greatly from one state to another)

Of note, the cost of stem cell therapy will also vary depending on the type of treatment a patient needs. For example, stem cell therapy for knees may cost differently from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The area and underlying cause being treated generally influence the associated treatment cost because the procedure will need different cell counts, cell types, and treatment protocols. 

In general, the average cost of stem cell therapy can range anywhere between $5k – $50k. Therefore, patients must do their homework and ask relevant questions before financially committing to treatment. Being a patient, it is your right to know if the clinic/lab is regulated, how many stem cells you are getting, if they are viable, where are those coming from, and ask for as detailed info to be provided as possible. When considering stem cell therapy, you should be weighing other important factors in addition to cost, such as the experience of the team and the location. Here’s the average cost of stem cell therapy for different body parts;

  • Knee injections – USD 3,000 to USD 5,000 per knee
  • Erectile dysfunction – USD 5,000 up to USD 20,000
  • Back pain – USD 5,000 to USD 7,000
  • Stroke – USD 7,000 to USD 8,000
  • Spinal cord injury – around USD 7,000
  • Spinal cord arthritis – USD 3,000 to USD 5,000
  • Hips – Around USD 5,000 per hip

So why is stem cell therapy so expensive?

The short answer is that the stem cell therapy field is restricted by older laws in many countries/states, is still a highly specialized procedure, and has not been adopted by insurance companies yet. It is also due to limited sources for stem cells, specialized labs to process stem cells, and reputable hospitals/clinics to provide treatments.

At the Stem Cells Transplant Institute, we are offering 4-day Aggressive Platinum Therapy (APT) to treat neurodegenerative conditions. We use human umbilical cord tissue to derive, culture, and expand mesenchymal stem cells. ATP’s average price at other clinics is around $40k; however, we are offering the same treatment for $27,700 because our mission is to provide the highest level of care to every patient in Costa Rica. Contact us today!