The Lung Institute is proud to announce that our remarkable stem cell therapy that treats COPD is now available throughout the United States.
No more grasping for your inhaler as you are gasping for air. Our treatment eases the symptoms of COPD and addresses its progression.
And guess what? It’s simple, virtually pain-free and long lasting as you will find out below.
This outpatient procedure has improved the quality of life in more than 84 percent of our patients within the first three months of treatment.
Do you want to be active again? Do you want to enjoy the simple things in life again?
This could change your life significantly.
More than 30 million Americans suffer from COPD and more than half don’t even know they have it. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Women are just as likely to develop COPD as men.
Don’t ignore the symptoms! And, don’t just treat the symptoms! Inhalers only treat symptoms.
These symptoms are NOT just part of getting older!
The sooner you address these conditions, the sooner your COPD can be controlled.
Our treatments are simple, virtually pain-free and performed on an outpatient basis.
This is not another drug. It’s a treatment!
We use your body’s very own stem cells to help begin natural healing and inflammation reduction.
If you are using an inhaler, such as a bronchodilator inhaler or a corticosteroid inhaler, you are merely treating the symptoms of COPD, but you are not treating your COPD.
Bronchodilators relax the muscles around the lungs’ airways making breathing temporarily easier. They are short-acting and are known to have side effects such as dry mouth, blurry vision, or a cough.
Corticosteroids reduce airway inflammation making airflow in the lungs temporarily easier. They are usually taken in conjunction with a bronchodilator. Again, they only provide temporary relief and do not address the progression of the disease.
Also, taking your inhaler can be tricky. If you inhale too quickly the medicine may not get to your lungs but stop at the top of your throat.
Our advanced stem cell therapies use your own stem cells to treat and slow down the progression of COPD so side effects are nearly nonexistent.
Stem cells are the building blocks of life – essential to every organism. They self-renew and replicate with the ability to form any type of tissue in the body.
We do not create stem cells.
They are already in your body.
We use your own stem cells to promote healing from within your lungs, helping to reduce inflammation and slow disease progression..
Your inhalers provide only temporary relief of your symptoms…
The science behind stem cell therapy is that they simply repair damaged tissue….
Inhalers don’t repair, they just make you feel better…. temporarily.
Clinical research worldwide has grown dramatically in recent decades. Treatments have been successful for patients with chronic pain and difficult-to-heal injuries.
More than 60 diseases now can be treated with stem cells helping the heart, eyes, liver, bones, spinal cord, arthritis and joint reconstruction.
Our treatment is just like having blood work done.
It’s that painless and easy!
You will be awake and be able to talk to the medical team throughout the procedure.
This is how we do it…
Step 1) We withdraw blood or a bone marrow sample.
Step 2) We separate your stem cells from your blood or bone marrow.
Step 3) We then reintroduce the stem cells back into your body where they come to rest inside the lungs promoting both natural healing and inflammation reduction.
By using stem cells derived from your own body, stem cell therapy works to harness your body’s natural healing ability.
This form of treatment is remarkable for its ability to ease the symptoms of lung disease and address its progression. Your inhalers only temporarily ease your symptoms.
And remember, this is all done within an outpatient procedure with demonstrated effectiveness.
We Treat Many Different Lung Diseases
The Lung Institute offers stem cell treatment for COPD and many other lung diseases.
When you contact one of our patient coordinators they will discuss the different treatments and find the one best for you.
Blood (Venous) Treatment
Performed in a clinical outpatient setting over two consecutive days.
Following the insertion of an IV (just like having blood work done), your stem cells are harvested, processed and separated and then immediately returned to your body intravenously where they may begin to promote healing.
This process is repeated on day two.
Bone Marrow Treatment: This is a two-part, two-day outpatient procedure.
Day one consists of bone marrow aspiration, which removes a small amount of bone marrow fluid.
Like the venous procedure, the bone marrow is a minor outpatient procedure. It’s simple and virtually pain-free!
On day two you will receive the venous procedure (see above), which uses an IV to collect a blood sample.
Each day, the clinicians will harvest, process and separate, then return the stem cells from the blood or bone marrow back into you intravenously.
We understand. It’s a big step, but it’s the right step…
Imagine a world with little or no shortness of breath, no chronic coughing, no wheezing or no fatigue.
You can breathe easier and live an active life again!
And, maybe you don’t need to keep your inhaler by your side all the time.
Our results are proven and life-changing. More than 84 percent of our patients report an improved quality of life within three months.
You need to treat COPD as soon as possible…
Recent research notes that once you have COPD your lung function declines more rapidly and earlier than previously thought.
Our experienced patient coordinators are committed to providing the most anxiety-free, pain-free and easy-to-understand experience possible.
At the Lung Institute, we recognize that all patients have their own stories.
Don’t just take our word for our treatments.
Watch some of our very own patient testimonials and see how their lives are better following treatments.
Age: 67 | Location: Madeira Beach, FL | Condition: COPD
June was diagnosed with COPD in 2007. Although she managed the disease well until 2013, she was admitted to the hospital three times.
During this time she lost her ability to walk, gained weight and saw her quality of life decreasing, which resulted in depression.
Noticing a difference within four weeks of treatment, steady improvement followed. June is now able to travel for work again and no longer needs the prescription medication she once couldn’t do without.
Her daily three-mile walks have helped her lose 25 pounds, and she’s looking forward to taking line dancing classes with friends in Madeira Beach.
Age: 66 | Location: Englewood, FL | Condition: COPD, Emphysema
David noticed it was becoming hard for him to breathe. His doctor diagnosed him with COPD and emphysema.
David couldn’t work anymore, and he barely left the house. Soon, he felt depressed by the loss of the life he had before.
Feeling as though he was shutting down, David knew it was time to make some decisions…
After his stem cell treatment, David started noticing improvements in his health in layers.
First, he could walk better. Then, he could socialize more, and over time, David started sailing again.
Two months after David’s treatment, he went to Toledo and sailed two times a week without any problems. As David says, “I got life again.”
Age: 62 | Location: Schererville, IN | Condition: COPD
After treatment, Becky says she can do anything. She continues to reach her goals, such as walking across the soccer field to watch her grandchildren play soccer.
Becky looks forward to attending her son’s wedding, dancing and enjoying the whole evening.
Even though she still has COPD and she understands that everyone is different, Becky says that treatment at the Lung Institute has “made a world of difference.”
Rather than managing the symptoms of your disease, start treating it today and give your inhalers a break!
When it comes to stem cell therapy, people have a number of questions. Here is a list of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) we’ve received:
While our treatments have shown to improve many patients’ quality of life at all stages of lung disease, our patients’ results have shown to be most effective the earlier treatment is begun. More than 84 percent report a better quality of life within three months of treatment. While our treatment is not a cure, it has shown to significantly slow down and potentially even halt the progression of COPD and ILD.
Because we use your stem cells, the risk of rejection or side effects is very minimal and nearly nonexistent.
Our stem cell therapy does not need to be FDA approved because it is not a drug. But, we do operate in compliance with the FDA 1271 regulation exemption1 which allows for same day medical procedures involving stem cells and HCT/Ps (Human Cells, Tissues, & Cellular and Tissue Based Products) to be considered the practice of medicine.
Treatment cost varies depending on treatment type. We understand that each patient is unique and has individual needs. Because of that, we make sure to go over the patient’s history and our treatment options in detail with each patient.
Unfortunately, at this time, insurance companies don’t cover treatment. We’re hopeful treatment will be covered by insurance companies in the near future. It will take some time before insurance companies see a financial benefit in their favor and decide to cover it. In the meantime, you can learn more about stem cell treatment options and have your questions answered by one of our patient coordinators.
Our patient coordinators will gladly work with you to set up a reasonable payment plan.
The Lung Institute is passionate about improving the lives of people living with chronic lung diseases. At the Lung Institute, we offer stem cell therapy for people with chronic lung diseases. We understand that every condition is different and that each of our patients has a unique story. Our team of dedicated medical professionals is ready to answer your questions and provide top quality care. Our goal is to help people enjoy their favorite activities, spend more time with their families and grandchildren and breathe easier.
Regenerative medicine is an emerging field of medicine that aims to address the root cause of degenerative diseases that have been considered very difficult to successfully treat. With the medical advancements of regenerative medicine, specialized physicians can use your stem cells to help promote healing of organs.
Stem cells are found in multicellular organisms and are the building blocks of life. In fact, stem cells have the ability to self-renew and replicate. Adult stem cells are called undifferentiated cells, meaning they can transform their function to that of other tissues in the body. Autologous stem cells or adult stem cells are derived from the patient’s own body.
At the Lung Institute, we specialize in stem cell therapy for people living with certain chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema,pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and others. During our stem cell procedures, trained medical specialists harvest stem cells from a sample of a patient’s blood or bone marrow tissue, separate and process them from the other cells in the sample in our on-site lab and then return the stem cells to the patient intravenously. Once returned to the patient, the stem cells may begin to promote healing from within the lungs.
At the Lung Institute, many of our patients are surprised at the ease of our stem cell treatments. All of our treatments are minimally invasive and outpatient. While everyone’s pain threshold varies, we work hard to make our treatments as pain-free as possible.
No, the Lung Institute does not use fetal or embryonic stem cells. At the Lung Institute, we only use adult autologous stem cells derived from the patient’s own body.
To determine if you’re a candidate, we’re happy to offer a complimentary review of your medical records. Our dedicated medical staff are ready to answer your questions and discuss the treatment options available. Feel free to contact us at (800) 729-3065 to speak one-on-one with our medical staff today.
The risk of rejection is very minimal and nearly nonexistent.
Innovations in the field of regenerative medicine are newer and emerging in medical technology. Currently, the highly specialized methods are not taught in traditional medical schools or residency programs. At the Lung Institute, our advanced procedures are specialized, and our physicians receive additional training for the best quality of care for our patients.
COPD affects people differently and at varying rates of progression. Sometimes, doctors may try to estimate life expectancy but there isn’t a way for anyone to know an exact life expectancy. For some people, COPD progresses rapidly, and for others, COPD progresses slowly over time. Currently, there isn’t a cure for COPD, but there are treatment options available to help people manage symptoms.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive form of lung disease, meaning it will worsen over time. Like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis affects people differently and at varying rates of progression. Doctors may try to estimate life expectancy with pulmonary fibrosis but there is not a way for anyone to know an exact life expectancy. At this point, there is not a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. However, treatment options are available to help people living with pulmonary fibrosis manage their symptoms.
Like COPD and pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema affects everyone differently and at different rates of progression. While doctors may try to approximate life expectancy for someone with emphysema, there is no way for anyone to know an exact life expectancy. While there isn’t a cure for emphysema, there are various treatment options available to help manage symptoms.
The BODE Index is a way for doctors to place certain lung diseases, such as COPD and emphysema, into stages. The BODE Index accounts for how the disease affects your life.
BODE stands for body mass, obstruction of airflow, dyspnea (difficulty breathing) and exercise capacity.
Obstruction of Airflow
Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) developed the GOLD System. The GOLD System uses the forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) measurement from your pulmonary function test to categorize certain lung diseases, such as COPD and emphysema, into stages. There are four total stages in the GOLD System.
Stage 1: Very mild COPD with a FEV1 about 80 percent or more of normal.
Stage 2: Moderate COPD with a FEV1 between 50 and 80 percent of normal.
Stage 3: Severe emphysema with FEV1 between 30 and 50 percent of normal.
Stage 4: Very severe COPD with lower FEV1 than Stage 3, or those with Stage 3 FEV1 and low blood oxygen levels.
See what our patients are saying about their stem cell therapy for lung disease.
If you would like to find out more about our available treatment options, please contact one of our patient care coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to schedule a free consultation
* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy.
All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.
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