About the Lung Institute
At the Lung Institute, we are changing people’s lives across the nation through the innovative technology of regenerative medicine. We are committed to providing patients a more effective way to address pulmonary conditions and improve quality of life. Our physicians, through their designated practices, have gained worldwide recognition for the successful application of revolutionary minimally invasive stem cell therapies. With over a century of combined medical experience, our doctors have established a patient experience designed with the highest concern for patient safety and quality of care.
About Stem Cell Therapy at the Lung Institute
The Lung Institute utilizes autologous stem cells, derived from the patient’s own body. Stem cells are extracted, isolated and immediately reintroduced into the body where they divide and replicate into healthy cells, specialized to the damaged tissue. The use of autologous stem cells in transplantation is considered more reliable than stem cells from another individual as there is no chance of rejection. Stem cells have shown anti-inflammatory properties beneficial to patients with lung disease. Stem cells have the ability to self-renew indefinitely, meaning they can divide many times and specialize to promote healing.
Dr. James St. Louis, Chief Medical Officer of the Lung Institute
James St. Louis, DO, is the chief medical officer at the Lung Institute. He completed his orthopedic residency in the U.S. Army, and provided dedicated service at Fort Lewis and the Kennedy Medical Center. After years of intensive training in orthopedics, he was named medical director of Health South in Pensacola, Florida, where he also established the Pensacola Clinic Bone and Joint Center. He went on to serve as chief of surgery at Woodland Medical Center in Cullman, Alabama.
Dr. St. Louis is the founder of the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida, which has since branched out to several other locations across the United States. As a world-renowned spine surgeon, his quest to develop the latest techniques in minimally invasive procedures has led him to the field of regenerative medicine. Today, Dr. St. Louis is applying his research in stem cell technology and experience in minimally invasive procedures to the life-changing treatments performed by the Lung Institute.