Regenerative Medicine


Regenerative medicine is being used on many fields recent years. It is possible to make cells, tissues and even organs which have lost their normal function, functional again via this branch of medicine. Regenerative medicine expression was first used by Leland Kaiser in 1992 in a paper he wrote. The regenerative cells and stem cells obtained from the patient’s self are particularly preferred biological materials on this field. This method is preferred especially because it has fewer side effects compared to other treatment methods during and after treatment. Nowadays, regenerative medicine has started being utilized on type-1 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even on diseases that affect central nervous system.

Treatment methods for increasing people’s life quality are also possible by using regenerative medicine’s opportunities. It makes this treatment method applicable because it comes up with a solution on problems like diabetic foot wounds, fat atrophy on face and burn wounds with minimum complications by using regenerative cells obtained from patient’s self. Besides, because these cells enable to regenerate skin and aging areas it is also preferred on cosmetic fields. The process of this treatment has three steps. Firstly, fat tissue is obtained from the patient by biopsy or liposuction. Regenerative cells obtained from these tissues are refined and concentrated after certain procedures. Then, regenerative cells are injected in proper areas according to the patient’s needs alone or as natural cocktails.

Regenerative medicine uses the innovative cells of the patient’s own tissues to solve medical and aesthetic problems that can not be treated by traditional methods.

Regenerative medicine works with all branches to provide a lasting solution to many problems that medicine can not answer with classical treatments. Regenerative medicine, which regenerates unhealthy, deprived cells and tissues using biological products, uses practices defined by legal and scientific procedures when performing these applications.

  • Peripheral circulatory failure treatments,
  • Diabetic foot treatment,
  • (Chronic) spinal cord incisions,
  • Cartilage, bone tissue regeneration applications,
  • Plastic surgery applications (aesthetic and reconstructive)
  • MS, diseases such as coronary artery disease, diabetes

DIABETIC FOOT INJURIES

25% of diabetic patients suffer from diabetic foot complaints to some degree; 8% of these result in amputation of the foot or toes. Regenerative cell treatment finally allows effective treatment of the surgical area with far less extreme and tolerable results.

BURNS

Heavy (third degree) burns are amongst the most difficult conditions to treat and present special challenges to surgeons. Regenerative medicine applies healthy regenerating tissue from the patient to treat such burns and restore a healthy natural appearance.

ISCHEMIC LIMB PROBLEMS

Vascular occlusions can also be treated using regenerative and stem cell methods. This disease is usually treated using medication, ozone or high pressure treatments. Surgical amputation is a last resort in these cases, or sympathectomy can be implemented. Instead of these methods, new stem cell and regenerative methods can now be used to close the wound and restore circulation.

BIOLOGIC TREATMENT FOR COLORECTAL FISTULAE

Colorectal fistulae are openings around the anus, between the large intestine and the skin. Severe cases can lead to infection and discharges. One of the main problems in treating this complaint is post-op recurrence. The latest research indicates the effectiveness of regenerative cell use in treatment, with lower recurrence rates – especially in advanced cases. Single application success rates are around 70%.

CARTILAGE AND DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE

Stem cell applications are of particular significance in cartilage treatment and repair. Regenerative tissue from the patient obtained by means of a biopsy can even regenerate cartilage in areas where there was almost none left. This allows structural and functional regeneration in the joint regions.

PLASTIC SURGERY AND STEM CELL APPLICATIONS

The use of regenerative cells obtained from the patient herself has cosmetic applications as well. This allows the renewal of the skin and other regions that show signs of ageing. This treatment is administered in three stages. First, fatty tissue is extracted by liposuction or biopsy methods. The regenerative cells obtained are refined and concentrated by various methods. The regenerative cells are then injected into the appropriate area according to the patient’s requirements, either by themselves or in the form of a natural cocktail.

FACIAL AND BODY FILLING (ANTI-AGING)

Fillings using non-natural products such as implants are subject to a reabsorption rate of up to 70%. Filling that uses regenerative cells from the patient’s own body has a far better appearance than fillings that use artificial means. Rather than having to have continuous repeat operations, a one-time injection is sufficient.

TREATMENT OF SCARS AND SKIN INJURIES

Regenerative cells obtained from the patient him/herself can be used to treat scars and injuries on the skin, reducing allergy risks. The treatment restores the affected region’s previous natural structure and appearance.

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Nowadays, reconstruction can be carried out using regenerative stem cells after the removal of the patient’s breast, cancerous tissue under the breast and lymph nodes.

What is the definition and working area of the stem cell laboratory?

Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Production and Application centers produce safe and highest quality biological products for therapeutic purposes. Our other goal is to provide expertise and infrastructure to solve complex legal, financial and manufacturing problems related to transplantation of diseased cell and tissue-based products, as well as providing new cellular and tissue-based medical treatments for our patients using genetic science and biotechnology developments.

What studies are being conducted?

On Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Production and Application Center Laboratories

  1. Preparation of Enriched / Stem Cells from Autologous Fat Tissue
  2. Stem cell culture from adipose tissue
  3. Preparing Stem Cells from Autologous Bone Marrow
  4. Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Culture
  5. Fibroblast Cell Culture
  6. Corneal Cell Culture
  7. Chondrocyte Cell Culture
  8. Dendritic Cell Preparation.

These cell / tissue products produced in our centers are used for the treatment of diabetic foot wounds, burns and scars, in the treatment of ischemic extremity problems, biological treatment of colorectal fistula, treatment of peripheral circulatory failure, treatment of cartilage and degenerative joint diseases, face / body filling and breast reconstruction.