Stem Cell Research
As a medical office that prides itself on the highest quality of patient care, Neurosurgery Associates is also committed to keeping up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs in neurosurgery and offering cutting-edge treatment options for its patients. Dr. Shehadi and his team have a profound interest in regenerative and translational medicine, specifically involving stem cells.
Dr. Shehadi is currently offering regenerative medicine options to patients now with a whole host of neurological and neurosurgical issues. Although there is evidence that these interventions work for some patients, the treatments are still not FDA approved yet, and thus insurance does not pay. (must be cash pay). Dr. Shehadi works with the Cedar Stem Cell Institute to treat and to study the regenerative benefits from stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Please read below or visit www.cedarsci.com for greater detail.
Stem cells are a naturally occurring group of cells found in adult human body. Stem cells have the ability to grow and differentiate into many different types of cells, and can therefore be used to regenerate tissue and encourage healing. Dr. Shehadi’s creative and forward-thinking approach to patient care includes harnessing the versatile power of stem cells to promote bone growth and spinal cord repair or regeneration if possible. We are using and studying stem cells and PRP for the following conditions:
- Lumbar pain from intervertebral disk degeneration
- Facilitating bony spine fusions
- Spinal cord repair after spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain