Discover a new path forward from injuries and debilitating, chronic conditions. Stem cell and PRP therapy offer our patients incredible relief from long-term discomfort – without the need for surgery.
Stem cell research has delivered new ways to improve conditions that have resisted other forms of treatment. Stem cells and platelet rick plasma can be used to trigger the body’s own healing mechanisms, revitalizing damaged tissues. This unique quality allows medical professionals to use a patient’s own stem cells or plasma in the injured area, with minimal risk. This is known as an autologous transplant, as the stem cells come from the patient’s own body.
Dr. Alkadri is thrilled to be able to bring his experience with regenerative medicine to the Hinsdale area. After seeing success with his patients’ stem cell therapy and PRP treatments in Indiana, he is hoping to share the incredible capabilities of stem cells and PRP with patients invested in treating chronic pain. Whether due to a sports injury or a chronic joint or tendon condition, that discomfort need not be a defining factor in your life.
Stem cells come from a variety of areas of the body and have a diverse range of applications. The two main types of stem cells are embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.
We all have our own adult stem cells – but they can only do so much to repair damaged tissues. As we age, our stem cells are also less capable and injuries or conditions like arthritis win out over cell regeneration.
Stem cell therapy delivers concentrated stem cells directly to the injured area to encourage new tissue growth. The stem cells reduce inflammation, expedite healing, and help prevent scarring and loss of joint function. Therapy provides the body’s healing mechanisms with additional assistance and helps patients experience relief from a wide range of conditions.
Studies have explored the possibility of using stem cell therapy for individuals with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, Parkinson’s, type 1 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, and more.
…and other sports injuries & chronic joint and tendon conditions.
Stem cell therapy offers relief to patients with diverse treatment goals. Schedule a consultation to learn more about whether it may be appropriate for your needs. At your consultation, Dr. Alkadri will discuss your concerns, identify treatment options that may suit them, and share the success rates of those different procedures.
If you’ve been dealing with a musculoskeletal condition for some time, you’ve likely tried a variety of treatments with varying degrees of success. Get in touch to learn whether stem cell therapy could bring pain relief and healing.
Dr. Amjad Alkadri is an Interventional Radiologist and Vein Specialist with expertise in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Alkadri received his medical degree from the University of Damascus and subsequently completed general surgery and radiology training at Providence hospital in Michigan in 1999. He also completed an Interventional Radiology fellowship at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Alkadri is Board Certified in Radiology. An accomplished physician-scientist, Dr. Alkadri has 20 years experience in the field of Interventional Radiology with special interest in the treatment of varicose veins and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He is currently a primary investigator for an ablative cosmetic treatment of the face sponsored by the FDA.
The stem cells are harvested from your own bone marrow. This reduces the risk of complications as your own tissue is being reintroduced to your body. The stem cells are simply concentrated before being injected; no other materials are introduced.
An immune reaction to the injected cells is rare, as the stem cells come from the patient’s own bone marrow. The most common side effects from treatment are temporary swelling and/or pain. Complications are only likely to occur if the stem cells become contaminated during the preparation process, which we take every possible precaution to avoid.
Both the extraction area and the treatment area are numbed using local anesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Stem cells have a wide range of therapeutic capabilities, and research is continuing to uncover new possibilities. Today, stem cell therapy is used to renew and repair diseased or damaged tissues. Dr. Alkadri uses stem cells to treat musculoskeletal conditions. Therapy has also shown promising results in case studies for treatment of a variety of orthopedic, cardiovascular, neuromuscular and autoimmune conditions.
Most patients see initial improvements within 6-8 weeks after treatment. Progress will continue for up to 6 months. Each patient’s experience is unique, and results depend on their condition and treatment area. Clinical studies and Dr. Alkadri’s experience have shown significant, lasting reductions in pain for a range of injuries and conditions. There is typically an 85% success rate for treatment, and results can last for many years.
Stem cell therapy is an emerging treatment option that is still being researched in depth, with new studies continuing to show encouraging results. Many clinical studies have shown long-term improvements to a wide range of conditions and types of chronic pain.
Dr. Alkadri is a physician-scientist with over 20 years of experience as a board certified interventional radiologist. He has been practicing regenerative medicine and biologics throughout Northwest Indiana, and is excited to bring stem cell therapy to the Chicago area. His experience level allows him to evaluate a patient’s needs and determine whether stem cell therapy is the appropriate treatment option. Regenerative medicine is not ideal for every patient, and if you are not a candidate, he will work with you to determine a better path for your condition.
As this is a newer procedure that is still being researched, it is unfortunately not covered by health insurance plans at this time. We hope for this to change in the future. If you have any questions about setting up a payment plan for treatment, just get in touch.
*Please note that stem cell injections are not covered by medical insurance.