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Stem Cell Therapy Reviews – Real Patients, Real Results

15 Jan 2016
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Stem Cell Therapy Reviews – Real Patients, Real Results

Stem Cell Therapy Reviews – Real Patients, Real Results

There are a variety of websites on the internet evaluating the efficacy of stem cell treatments for lung disease. Due to the innovativeness and array of stem cell treatments offered, it can often become overwhelming for those doing research into the subject. In an effort to be completely transparent and informative about our stem cell treatments, we have put together a simple guide about our treatments, as well as stem cell therapy reviews from our patients about how the Lung Institute has helped improved their quality of life.

June B., 67  COPD 

“After I had the procedure, I saw my lung specialist and I told him I felt like I wanted to get off the prednisone, since I was only on 5 mg (after being tapered off slowly from 30 mg), I didn’t have to tapper any farther, so I stopped taking prednisone July 30th (2015). I started exercising a little bit, started getting on the treadmill and doing 15 minutes a time several times a day and started losing weight. Since June 30th, I’ve actually lost 25 lbs and [now] walking three miles a day on the treadmill.”

Recorded Dec. 2015.

Jim D., 69 – Emphysema 

“Since my first treatment, i’ve noticed quite a few things – not immediately. I can walk up the stairs without having to stop. I can carry my briefcase. I can walk in the front door and give my wife a hug and a kiss. We can travel now. Our vacations were stopped, now we’re traveling to see to see our children and our grandchildren.”

Marvin S., 48 – COPD

“I’ve always been a busy person, not one to sit around and relax. I look forward to getting back to being me – working, a lot, fishing, running cows, working in the orange grove. Getting back to being who I am and being able to play a little more with my daughter.”

James A., 75 – COPD

“The biggest thing I’ve noticed is in the shower. That’s a big thing for me, because I like being clean. I can hold my breath better than I could. My color is better. All my lab work has improved. Overall I’m doing better.”

These are only four of the many success stories from former patients of the Lung Institute. In 2015, the Lung Institute treated over 1,000 patients with an overwhelming majority seeing an improvement in their quality of life.

If you or a loved one suffers from lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of stem cell treatment options. Contact us at (800) 729-3065 find out if you qualify for stem cell therapy.

12 Comments

  1. sh

    6 months ago

    Dear Mr. Dooley,

    We regret that your experience with treatment at the Lung Institute did not meet your expectations. Although in our recent study 82 percent of our patients report an increase in their quality of life, the unfortunate reality is that there is no guarantee of positive results in any medical procedure.

    We apologize for the time you have waited for a response after missing our six-month follow up call and leaving us a message. We intended no disrespect and would like the opportunity to speak with you again to address any further questions you may have for us. A clinician from our Tampa clinic will reach out to you soon.

    Best Regards,
    The Lung Institute

  2. Rick Dooley

    6 months ago

    I received the adipose stem cell treatment on Nov. 12 2015 in Tampa. I am diagnosed with a form of pulmonary fibrosis. My breating and coughing is worse now than before the treatment. I realize that this procedure was a dice throw but I gave it a shot. Pricey but!!!
    I am not satisfied with the initial “medical specialist” that handled my case. I understand that person is no longer with the Lung Institute. The replacement called once at the end of my 6 month “wait and see” period. I was not available to take the call but returned it within 24 hours.
    I left a voice mail too. Two weeks later and nothing….no returned call. In summary, I am not satisfied with my results nor am I happy with the service. No….I would not recommend the Lung Institute to anyone.

  3. Dee Geardino

    11 months ago

    This is a e-mail for Tom Smith who is taking brovana,I would like to know how you feel about it.I asked my doctor about it but got the same answer as usual they are all the same. Also would like to hear from people from the Lung Inst.that had stem cell for copd. deegeardino@optonline.net

  4. PB

    11 months ago

    Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for your comment. Speaking with one of our well-qualified patient coordinators would best answer your questions because of their wealth of knowledge on stem cell therapy, cost, and treatment options. For more information and to see if you qualify, please feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  5. sharon patterson

    11 months ago

    Will it take care of COPD and emphysema please get back with me I’m so interested in this treatment

  6. PB

    11 months ago

    Hi Angelehm,

    Thanks for your comment. Because lung disease affects everyone differently, treatment costs vary based on treatment type. For more information about stem cell treatment options, feel free to speak with one of our well-qualified patient coordinators by calling (855) 313-1149. They have a wealth of knowledge, and they can speak one-on-one with you about your personal situation.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  7. Angelehm

    11 months ago

    My interest is in the cost of the treatments.that is usually what prevents patients from accessing it. This is a very important question I am asking because I have a friend who is seeking this treatment and if I have the information I may be able to find a way. I also know that there is a very good chance I too have this illness that my mother suffers terribly from at 81. Its devastating ,I cant help my mom but I may be able to help my friend.

  8. PB

    11 months ago

    Hi Justin,

    We have sent your contact information to one of our qualified patient coordinators.

    Thanks,

    The Lung Institute

  9. Justin

    11 months ago

    Would someone like to email me my step dad has had the treatment an he is wants to all to someone else on the phone to get info on how there treatment went my email address is jarrenlee.09@gmail.com

  10. Tom Smith

    2 years ago

    I have COPD from smoking even though I quit some 20+ years ago. I am scheduled to come to the Lung Institute next month. (Next month being May of 2015)

    Compared to some I am in the early stages. I can walk unlimited distances, I need no oxygen. I have no problem showering but making a bed kind of tires me out. In fact, unless I carry packages up stairs my COPD does NOT (as yet) impact my day-to-day activities. I do take Brovana 2X per day via nebulizer but if I miss a treatment I am not knocked out by it.

    But I realize that COPD is progressive and symptom management alone is NOT the answer. I have decided to confront my situation early on because EVEN IF the Lung institute does NOTHIN MORE than stop the COPD right where it is at the present time, that in itself will be a victory! (But I hope for reversal anyway.)

  11. Jared White

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the comment! Since stem cell therapy for lung disease is still considered a relatively new procedure, at this time, it is not covered by insurance providers. We hope that this will change in the near future though! All treatments at the Lung Institute are outpatient procedures. If you have any questions, please feel free to call a patient coordinator at 855-313-1149.

  12. Tom Reilly

    2 years ago

    I have had adult onset asthma for nearly forty years, now with a COPD component. I am on Medicare and in the VA system. Do I qualify for this therapy?

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