Individuals With Bronchiectasis May Benefit From an Alternative Therapy – Stem Cell Treatment
Stem cell therapy is a breakthrough alternative for many individuals with bronchiectasis. This innovative treatment is available at the Lung Institute, the only stem cell therapy center in the world that focuses exclusively on treating chronic obstructive lung conditions. While autologous stem cell therapy is not curative, it can potentially halt the progression of bronchiectasis, improve lung function and enhance quality of life.
Stem cells stand out among the billions of other cells that make up the human body. Most of these cells are lineage-committed, which means that they are specialized to perform a specific function. Stem cells, on the other hand, are highly unique in that they are undifferentiated. Not only are they capable of perpetuating themselves through a process known as self-renewal, but they also can transform themselves into other types of cells. This means that stem cells can potentially serve as a healing mechanism and replicate healthy lung tissue that has been lost through damage, such as the scarring that occurs as a result of bronchiectasis.
At the Lung Institute, we offer blood- and bone-marrow-based stem cell therapy as an alternative treatment for bronchiectasis. In accordance with our treatment guidelines, these minimally invasive procedures are performed on an outpatient basis over the course of two days. In general, stem cell therapy involves three main steps:
- Harvesting stem cells from a patient’s blood or bone marrow
- Isolating the stem cells in our in-house lab
- Reintroducing the concentrated stem cells into the patient’s bloodstream via intravenous infusions
The Lung Institute upholds the highest level of medical standards and quality with a full compliance team overseeing all operations. Our clean, bright and modern facilities are staffed by a dedicated team of compassionate professionals who work hard to ensure an exceptional, concierge-like patient experience.
If you’d like to learn more about stem cell therapy as an alternative treatment for bronchiectasis, contact the Lung Institute at (800) 729-3065 to discuss your options.