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Why Your Own Stem Cells? Safer and more effective, your own stem cells accelerate your body's healing.

Our in-house science team has researched the many types of stem cells available today. Together with our clinical teams, we believe that using your own stem cells are the safest, most effective therapeutic option for your body and your health.

How Your Stem Cells Work

Adult stem cells are “blank,” or undifferentiated, cells that your body creates to replace dying cells or heal damaged tissue. Once collected in a nearly painless procedure from naturally occurring fatty deposits or bone marrow in your body, these plentiful stem cells can be reintroduced into specific areas of the body to regenerate healthy cells and accelerate your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

We never use embryonic stem cells. We use your own naturally occurring Mesenchymal 'adult' stem cells. These remarkable cells are able to differentiate into a variety of cell types, including bone, cartilage, muscle and fat cells, that can promote healing and reduce pain and inflammation.

Realizing the potential to accelerate healing

In a single 2-4 hour session, our physicians can collect, concentrate and deploy your own stem cells to affected areas in your body. We use a nearly pain-free collection of stem cells from your own natural fatty deposits or bone marrow, depending on your specific condition and overall health.

Adult adipose stem cells from naturally occurring fatty deposits are abundant in quantities. The abundance of these stem cells allows for multiple treatments on the same day. Our procedure requires only local anesthesia and, in most cases, recovery is almost immediate.

As we learn more about the workings of stem cells and increase our ability to apply medical breakthroughs, we are realizing the remarkable therapeutic potential stem cells can have to help the body heal itself. Adult stem cells have been used for a variety of medical treatments to repair and regenerate acute and chronically damaged tissues — from joint and muscle injuries to cardiac and pulmonary conditions to autoimmune disorders.

Types of Stem Cells

Adult Stem Cells

In regenerative medicine today, adult stem cells hold the most promise for personal cell-based therapies. There are two main types of stem cells, adult and embryonic, which require unique means of collection and deployment.

Early research in the field was often associated with the controversial use of embryonic stem cells. Today, the cutting-edge of the science focuses on Mesenchymal stem cells found in an adult’s blood, bone marrow and fatty deposits. At Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics we never use embryonic stem cells.

The quality of stem cells deployed appear to be related directly to the clinical success and favorable outcomes of a procedure. Once your own derived stem cells are deployed into an affected area of a patient body, the cells have the potential to:

  • Repair human tissue by influencing healing and forming new cells of mesenchymal origin, such as cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons, nerve, fat, muscle, blood vessels, and certain internal organs
  • Form cartilage and bone, which makes them potentially highly effective in the treatment of degenerative orthopedic conditions
  • Form new blood vessels and other tissues, which makes them suitable for mitigating a large number of traumatic and degenerative conditions

Adipose Stem Cells

Personal cell therapy around the world has illuminated the benefits of adipose (fat) derived stem cells (ADSCs). These cells are easy to obtain and are generally robust. Adipose fat is an abundant and reliable source of stem cells. The best quality adipose cells are derived from the enzymatic digestion of liposuctioned fat which can be performed in a nearly painless, outpatient procedure.

  • Autologous, adipose stem cells from a person’s own fat are easy to collect using only local anesthesia
  • These stem cells are abundant in quantities up to 2,500 times those seen in bone marrow
  • Cell viability and age: Conceivably, a generally healthy 60 year-old patient has only required their ADSCs to "work" maybe 9 or 10 times in their life. As a single stem cell is capable of producing 1031 stem cells, only having to work 9 or 10 times renders this cell pretty young and healthy, hence why ADSCs show strong viability numbers in patients ranging from 10 to 90 years old.
  • The abundance of these naturally occurring stem cells allows for multiple treatments on the same day

Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow offer the same benefits as Adipose derived stem cells:

  • Autologous stem cells from a person's own bone marrow are easy to collect using only local anesthesia
  • May only be used for orthopedic conditions
  • Allows for 1-2 joint treatments on the same day
  • Cell viability and age: Bone marrow stem cells show strong viability numbers in patients ranging from 10 - 60 years old. A patient's overall health and age are key factors in determining candidacy for this therapy.

Foreign Stem Cell Types

Embryonic Stem Cells

We never use embryonic stem cells. Embryonic (ES) Stem cells are isolated from the inner cell mass of blastocysts of preimplantation-stage embryos. These cells require specific signals to differentiate to the desired cell type. If simply injected directly, they will differentiate into many different types of cells, resulting in a tumor derived from this abnormal pluripotent cell development (a teratoma). The directed differentiation of ES cells and avoidance of transplant rejection are just two of the hurdles that ES cell researchers still face. In addition, Embryonic stem cells are associated with ethical considerations and limitations.

Advancing Access and Quality Care

At Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics, we are at the forefront of stem cell technology and research with a focus on advancing access and quality care in the area of adult stem cell regenerative medicine. It is our mission to help people suffering from a variety of inflammatory and degenerative conditions. Our research and experience, as well as an ever-increasing list of unbiased, peer reviewed medical journals and articles, continue to indicate that regenerative medicine is a good alternative to traditional therapies for many conditions.

A rapidly evolving field

Many reputable international centers have been using personal cell therapy to treat a variety of medical conditions, for decades. The use of adult stem cells is currently not FDA approved for the treatment of any specific disease in the United States at this time and their use is therefore investigational. That is why Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics is participating in clinical research studies - to gather evidence about the safety and efficacy of regenerative medicine, and contribute to the scientific knowledge about this type of personal cell therapy. We are on our way to helping more and more people avoid invasive surgery and/or simply having a better quality of life - when they have been given no alternatives, other than pain medications or simply having to accept it, as is. With personal stem cell therapy, we finally have hope.

Our procedures are considered a same-day surgical procedure. Our stem cell treatments are part of an ongoing study coordinated by the International Cell Surgical Society. All investigational procedure protocols, reviewed by the Institutional Review Board of the ICSS, are strictly adhered to, and patient data is collected and reported back to study sponsors as part of this ongoing research.

A Regenerative Medicine Center

We are proud to offer a comprehensive regenerative medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Using cells harvested from your own body: Adipose (fat), bone marrow and platelet-rich plasma are the sources of these healing cells.

Stem Cell Therapy Process

Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation

Our expert physicians will meet with you by phone or in-person to review your medical history and will determine if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy. If we agree stem cell therapy can help, we’ll schedule your first appointment in our office.

Therapy Solutions


In most cases our outpatient treatment takes 2-4 hours and is nearly pain free. You do not have to “go under.” On the day of your procedure, our physicians will collect your stem cells. Fat is obtained from the low back or abdomen, bone marrow is obtained from the back part of the hip. After stem cell collection, you will relax in a private room. Once processed, your stem cells will be injected into the area of need using a highly sophisticated ultrasound instrument with enhanced needle visualization for precise delivery of your stem cells. In some cases, we also administer an IV of your stem cells during treatment to further enhance your body’s natural healing process.

Follow-up Therapy

Follow-up Treatment

There is virtually no recovery time from your stem cell therapy procedure. Most people are back to work the following day.
Physical Therapy - NRO has partnered with several physical therapist providers specifically trained in therapy following regenerative treatments. The combination of regenerative medicine and physical therapy to correct biomechanical imbalances offers patients an empowering way to take control of their lives.
Our medical staff will remain in touch with you during your recovery process to answer questions.

Payment Options

Payment Options

Patients who are considered to be candidates will be invited for a consultation with one of our panel physicians. Treatment cost varies depending on the disease state being treated and which type of stem cell deployment is required.

Patients Worldwide have been treated at Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics

Are You a Candidate?

Our in-house science team has researched the many types of stem cells available today. Together with our clinical teams, we believe that using your own stem cells are the safest, most effective therapy choice for your body and your health.

Our research-based therapies use your own stem cells to accelerate your healing — without surgery.

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