The actual extraction takes up to 10 minutes. The concentration and injecting process that follows can take up to an hour.
The procedure is elective and is not covered by insurance. Payment is the patient’s responsibility. Payment in full for all treatments is required at the time of service and is non-refundable. The cost per stem cell therapy injection is $5,200.
While there is some slight discomfort, most patients tolerate the procedure very well and with minimal pain. The procedure is done under local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. Post-injection soreness at the injection site is sometimes present because of an inflammatory response caused by orthobiologics cell therapy. This soreness usually resolves on its own within a few days after the injection.
BMAC is generally considered a safe procedure with minimal complications; however, as with any medical procedure, complications can occur. The main risks include risk of bleeding, infection, and some pain during and after the procedure. Working with a qualified physician can minimize these risks.
Most patients are able to return to usual activities within one to two days. In some cases, pain or discomfort may be experienced for up to one week. You should avoid any load-bearing activities for at least two weeks following your procedure. It is very important that anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin be avoided following treatments because these medicines may block the effects of the intended healing response facilitated by the post-injection inflammation. It is acceptable to use pain medication such as Tylenol, and in some cases, a prescribed pain reliever which does not have anti-inflammatory properties to control discomfort as needed.
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Natural and organic, using your own reservoir of stem cells
- Regenerative properties may speed up and promote healing
- Little to no down time