Overview

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a low-risk procedure that many turn to as an alternative to surgery. Stem cells are responsible for healing damaged tissues after an injury has occurred.

Overview

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a low-risk procedure that many turn to as an alternative to surgery. Stem cells are responsible for healing damaged tissues after an injury has occurred.

No Appointments Necessary

Walk-ins are always welcome, or schedule an appointment to reserve a time.

Fast and Specialized

Skip the emergency room wait and receive more specialized attention than at an urgent care center.

Uniquely Certified

Ranking at the top 1% in medical certifications, our doctors are trusted medical directors for the NBA and MLB.

Walk-ins Welcome

Walk-ins are always welcome, or schedule an appointment to reserve a time.

Fast and Specialized

Skip the emergency room wait and receive more specialized attention than at an urgent care center.

Uniquely Certified

Ranking at the top 1% in medical certifications, our doctors are trusted medical directors for the NBA and MLB.

Stem Cell Therapy

About

Stem cell therapy is the most exciting addition to regenerative medicine. This innovative new field of medicine is dedicated to creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function that has been lost due to damage, or congenital defects. A person’s own stem cells are obtained from bone marrow, fat, and blood (in various combinations or alone) and then injected into the area which has a cellular deficiency that is causing pain. This therapy is aimed at creating joint regeneration and/or spine regeneration. It is a minor medical and surgical procedure and only takes about an hour. Stem cells have the ability to turn into healthy versions of the damaged cells that they encounter and contain growth factors as well as proteins that trigger the growth of new connective tissue and new blood vessels to allow healing to occur in the injured site.

Stem cells are helpful in relieving the pain and instability in the treated areas. 
Conditions most commonly treated:

• Osteoarthritis

• Back pain 

• Degenerated disks 

• Stenosis

• Sciatica 

• Neck Pain 

• Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow 

• Rotator cuff tears 

• ACL tears

• Meniscus tears

• Ankle Sprains 

• Achilles Tendinitis 

• Hip Pain 

• Plantar fasciitis 

• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

• Bone Spurs 

• Avascular Necrosis of the hip

  • Before The Procedure
  • During The Procedure
  • Aftercare

Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, not much preparation is required. You health concerns should be previously discussed with the doctor to determine whether stem cell therapy is a suitable treatment for you. Make sure the doctor also has knowledge of all the medications you take. Anti-inflammatories like Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and Naproxen are usually suspended at least one week before therapy. Staying hydrated is also of the essence. Abstain from alcohol and smoking since they both can be toxic to cells. Select a care advocate who is able to come with you on the day of the procedure and drive you home afterwards.

Either general or local anesthesia will be used depending on your doctor’s decision. The process of harvesting stem cells from the bone marrow is very similar to the one that harvests them from adipose tissue. In both of them a small incision is done at the place of extraction. The aspirated fluid is then centrifuged to separate the stem cells and injected back into the body by applying it directly to the area of pain.

Pain medications are often prescribed as the treated area may be feeling sore and painful immediately after treatment. However, these should only be taken as prescribed by a doctor. Cold therapy, rest and elevation are recommended for the first 48 hours. Resuming regular activities as tolerated is typically the way to reintegrate to your normal life.

Dr. Fabian Morales

M.D., MS, CAQSM

Dr. Fabian Morales is one of only a handful of physicians in the United States to be double board-certified in both Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine and certified to practice Age Management Medicine. In addition to the acute management of orthopedic injuries and illnesses, Dr. Morales provides a full spectrum of orthopedic care including diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, fracture management and regenerative non-surgical orthopedics. Dr. Morales has significant experience at the highest levels of professional sports including serving as Medical Director for Event Medical Services at the National Basketball Association. He provides medical coverage for elite level athletes domestically and internationally including NBA Global Games, NBA finals, All Star Games and NBA basketball camps. He has also served as medical director for USA Boxing where he provided medical coverage at ringside for youth and adult boxing matches.

Dr. Morales has a special interest in regenerative nonsurgical orthopedics and Age Management for patients and athletes throughout their lives. He is a pioneer in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell treatments for a variety of orthopedic conditions.

A graduate of the Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Morales completed a residency at Jacobi Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA where he served as a team physician for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dr. Morales has been core faculty at the Sports Medicine fellowship at North Shore/LIJ Hofstra School of Medicine in New York and is the current supervisor of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine rotation at the Emergency Medicine residency program at Kendall Regional Hospital in Miami. He has done multiple presentations and lectures on sports medicine and anti-aging as well as having multiple publications in the field. He has also been interviewed multiple times in television and print on topics relating to sports medicine.

Dr. Morales has been a life long athlete and participates in Mixed Martial Arts and CrossFit/Interval Training.

Dr. Morales is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Michael Rosselli

M.D., MPH, CAQSM, FAAEM

Dr. Michael Rosselli is one of only a handful of physicians in the United States board-certified in both Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine. As such, he is uniquely qualified to provide care to the acutely injured on the field, in the emergency department and in the office. Dr. Rosselli has significant experience in the treatment of orthopedic injuries at all levels, including at the top level of professional sports. Dr. Rosselli serves as Medical Director for Event Medical Services at the National Basketball Association where he provides medical coverage at NBA All-Star Games and at both international and domestic basketball camps. He has been the Medical Director for such diverse sporting events such as The King of the Cage Mixed Martial Arts, the Western Athletic Conference College Basketball Tournament and team physician for the Lingerie Football League, the Las Vegas Wranglers and the Las Vegas Locos. He also served as the Sports Medicine Specialist and Medical Opinion Blogger for the Sports Nutrition Proline of Everlast.

Dr. Rosselli specializes in the latest cutting-edge treatments including PRP and Stem Cell treatment frequently found only in major universities.

A graduate of Memorial University School of Medicine, he completed his residency at Columbia University Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Subsequently, he completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at New York University North Shore/LIJ. Dr. Rosselli has also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Hunter College in New York City.

Dr. Rosselli currently serves as a Core Faculty member and is the Director of Musculoskeletal Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He has published numerous articles and has lectured nationally on various topics in both emergency medicine and sports medicine.

A lifelong athlete, Dr. Rosselli is an avid participant in CrossFit and amateur boxing.