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Cellular Treatment Therapy Consultation

5 May 2016
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Cellular Treatment Therapy Consultation

Knowing what to ask during your cellular therapy consultation is important. At the Lung Institute, we recommend writing down your questions and concerns ahead of time and having them with you during your cellular therapy consultation. By being prepared for your consultation, you’ll have everything you need to help you make the best choice for you and your lung health. To get you started, the Lung Institute has created some questions for you to add to your list of questions.

What are some general questions I could ask during my cellular therapy consultation?

Whether you’re just beginning your research or you’ve been researching for a while, it can be challenging to know what questions to ask. From general questions to specific questions, the Lung Institute is happy to help you. Here are some general ideas to get you started:

  • What are cells, and how do they work?
  • How does cellular therapy at your clinic work?
  • Are your doctors U.S. board certified physicians?
  • What safety protocols are in place to keep me safe?
  • Is there a doctor overseeing the cellular therapy?
  • How quickly are my cells re-administered to me?
  • Does your clinic only do cellular therapy for lung disease?
  • Does your clinic have a dedicated cell processing lab onsite?

What are some specific questions I could ask during my cellular therapy consultation?

Cellular Therapy ConsultationBecause everyone is different, it’s important to ask questions specific to your needs. You want to ensure the highest quality of care before, during and after your cellular therapy procedure. Here are some patient specific ideas to help you feel prepared for your cellular therapy consultation:

  • Ask about booster treatment options for the future.
  • Ask about how long it could take before you see results.
  • Discuss any new questions or concerns you have with your clinic’s medical team.
  • If you would like more information about your specific chronic lung condition, feel free to ask.
  • Ask if you’ll need to have any preliminary tests, such as pulmonary function tests or blood tests, completed before your cellular therapy procedure.
  • Discuss follow-up care options, such as pulmonary function tests, visiting your pulmonologist and staying in contact with your cellular therapy clinic.
  • Write down and bring a list of all of your current medications, both over-the-counter, prescription and vitamins, so you can ask about any possible interactions.

What are the basics about cellular therapy at the Lung Institute?

The Lung Institute only uses autologous cells or cells derived from the patient’s own body. The cells are extracted from blood, separated and then returned to the patient intravenously. Once returned, the cells can begin to promote the healing of lung tissue.

The Lung Institute Difference

At the Lung Institute, we believe that the highest quality in patient care is important, and we want to help patients make the best decision possible for them. We’re here to help you every step of the way, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have about cellular therapy. So, feel free to contact us at (800) 729-3065. We want you to feel at ease during your cellular therapy consultation.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

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.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.