The official blog of the Lung Institute.
The medical field has seen many developments over the past decade, and some of the greatest strides have been made in the field of regenerative medicine. The concept that our bodies can be healed through natural processes is not only astounding–it’s life changing. Many cities in particular have opened their doors to this emerging field, but none more readily than Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
The University of Pittsburgh hosts a plethora of medical achievements. The university’s adjoining hospital boasts one of the nation’s best ear and throat divisions and one of the few in the nation focused on regenerative medicine.
“The Institute’s mission includes the development of innovative clinical protocols as well as the pursuit of rapid commercial transfer of its technologies related to regenerative medicine. Also critical to the mission is the education and training of the next generation of scientists, clinicians and engineers who will be carrying the field forward toward the ultimate goal of patient benefit.”
While stem cell therapy is a growing area of medical research, its introduction as a commercial practice has not seen an equitable call to action. This has become more apparent as patients that need help now are taking their medical care into their own hands.
Stem Cell Therapy in Practice
In July 2015, the Lung Institute opened a clinic in Pittsburgh to adress the needs of those suffering from debilitating lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease. By using the natural healing properties of stem cells naturally residing in the blood, fat and bone marrow, the Lung Institute is applying the research done over the past few decades.
Although the Lung Institute has been in operation since May 2013, they have already treated over 1,000 patients and report a success rate in excess of 70 percent for increasing their patients’ quality of life.
With progressive cities like Pittsburgh opening up to innovative medical providers like the Lung Institute, many are asking what the next great development will be.
If you or a loved one suffers from a degenerative lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help. Contact us by calling (800) 729-3065 to see if you qualify for stem cell therapy as a treatment for lung disease.