How Stem Cell Therapy Works
When a patient comes to us for stem cell therapy and has been confirmed to be a good candidate for the procedure, we start by collecting fat cells from a spot on the body that generally has some to spare. In the lab, we then extract and concentrate the stem cells to use in treatments. Once the stem cells are ready, we inject them into the affected area and let them go to work. Some of these steps will require placing the pet under general anesthesia, which means that they need to be healthy enough to undergo the procedure. We can help determine your pet’s eligibility for stem cell therapy in our San Mateo clinic.
Stem Cell for General Use
Stem Cell for Compassionate Use
Compassionate use cases are where we are allowed to use stem cell therapy to treat terminal conditions even if there is not yet firm evidence of effective results using the procedure. This includes end-stage renal disease and spine trauma. We may discuss stem cell therapy with you if we believe it may help. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Stem Cell Use Under Current Investigation
Dr. Carlson performs clinical research as a veterinarian in FDA trials, including studying donor stem cells.