Adult Stem Cell Research for COPD and Emphysema

Process of stem cell therapy for lung disease.
by Don Margolis | Source: The Repair Stem Cell Institute

Stem Cell Research for COPD and Emphysema

Dr. Roberto Fernandez Vina will present his stem cell study on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Emphysema next week at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Fernandez Vina who is also the chairman of the Repair Stem Cell Institute’s Science Advisory Board was the first stem cell doctor in the world to treat lung diseases such as COPD and Emphysema, starting in 2006.

Last Week Stem Cells For Diabetes Type 2, This Week - Lungs

I presented Dr. Vina’s amazing results for stem cell therapy for Diabetes Type 2 last week, so this week, as a little tribute to Dr. Fernandez Vina, I wanted to let you in on the basics of his stem cell treatment for the lungs (COPD and Emphysema). It is simple and effective- and of course since it is using the patient’s own adult stem cells, it is safe as well.

Process of Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Disease

The procedure to implant the patient’s own Adult Stem Cells into the lungs was conceived by Dr. Fernandez Vina and it consists of the following:

  1. Using a special needle designed by Dr. Vina, the needle is injected into the crest of the patient’s iliac bone and bone marrow is drawn out
  2. The aspirated bone marrow is then taken next door into the lab and put into a centrifuge.  The stem cells are separated, filtered (to remove some bone remains)
  3. 2-3 hours later, the stem cells are injected into the veins and go directly to the lungs.

What Do The Adult Stem Cells Do In the Lungs?

The lungs grab and keep the stem cells and the alveolus starts regenerating. What happens here is that dead cells in the alveolus of the lungs leave empty spaces or niches or little caves, into which the stem cells settle down and start growing, reproducing and rebuilding the alveolus.

The stem cells go to the lungs directly as all blood passes through the lungs before going to the heart, lungs are a sort of a trap and the stem cells stay there. Recovery does not happen immediately for obvious reasons, but it takes from 3 to 6 months, though the patient starts reducing his oxygen consumption as from the 4th week onwards. How much he can reduce his oxygen consumption depends on his actual condition, how his body may react and many other factors.

Sometimes, quite rare, a second implant is required about 6 to 12 months later, for reinforcement. If this would be the case, the Doctor does not charge any additional medical fees, just the out of pocket expenses coming with it, such as hospital, hotel accommodation, ground transportation and airfares.

That doesn’t sound like a bad deal at all.  In other words, if it doesn’t work, a patient can try again at minimal expense.

More On The Stem Cell Treatment For COPD and Emphysema

The patient is requested to arrive at one of the Treatment Centers which are controlled and supervised by Dr. Fernández Viña (Either Argentina or in El Salvador), one day prior treatment, for pre-treatment tests. The next day, the patient gets his stem cell treatment done and it is very probable he will be discharged from hospital on the same day or next morning, but he is requested to stay at a hotel nearby for observation purposes for 2 more days at least.

No Pain, No Gain With Adult Stem Cells

The patient normally does not have any pain during or after treatment, though if necessary he will get some analgesic, such as an Aspirin or Advil pill, that is all he will need. He will be at least in the same condition for traveling back as he was when he arrived. Afterwards, the patient will get his follow up by his regular attending physician, but the patient will always be able to keep in touch with Dr. Fernández Viña.

No Rejection, No Side Effects From Your Own Stem Cells

There is no rejection as the patient gets his own cells and there are no side effects, collateral effects nor consequences of the treatment. If some of the injected Stem Cells would escape from the lungs and go to some other organs, there is no harm, just the opposite- benefits for that organ!

If you are further interested in this Adult Stem Cell treatment, please go to our Repair Stem Cell Institute website and fill out this stem cell treatment request form and we will assist you in receiving more stem cell therapy information regarding Dr. Fernandez Vina.



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Published by: Heather Westergaard
Date: 2012-06-19 23:52:55
I would do any thing to be able to have this to help me get rid or heal from the C.O.P.D. I suffer with. I have 5 children, 10 grand children, and have many dreams that I havent been able to accomplish because of my physical problems. I am 56, love my family, God, and life.

Published by: mrs c oliver
Date: 2011-01-08 07:46:26
i would like the names of the places in spain or any european country that do the treatment for copd - emohysema and how you find out how much the treatment costs thankyou

Published by: Simon Mc Geary
Date: 2010-12-12 05:51:50
Who are the european leaders in this field (treatment of COPD) Thanks

Published by: ANNA FERRARA
Date: 2010-11-30 00:38:36
I wanted to know where in Italy they do the stem cells surgery for copd my father has this. I need the name of the hospitals and Dr. that do this.I whish I could have Dr.Roberto Fernandez Vina do surgery. thank you anna ferrara

Published by: Gene Ferguson
Date: 2010-07-28 10:28:42
I would like more information on for stem cell research for treatment of lungs with emphysema.

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