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Safe Non Surgical Option*

Avoid surgery in many cases.

Surgery can be expensive dangerous or debilitating with temporary results & long recovery time.

 Stimulates The Body’s Own Healing Ability*

Helps new cartilage & tendon grow from older cartilage & tendon in a process called regeneration.*

Preventing inflammation.

A Natural Treatment, Not Just Pain Control*

Treat the problem at the source instead of temporary pain control.

Faster Recovery*

No down time.   

Return to work the same day.

Ongoing Research Participation

We enroll our patients in ongoing research protocols and data system for collection & analysis of best outcome results from therapies. We keep records of procedures performed in our outcomes database & in shared and published databases. Patients are always treated with the best protocols & treatments based on the latest research data & informed consent on investigational nature of treatments.  Strict sterile protocols & universal precautions are followed by out office and staff.

The Difference

Treatments at other Clinics :

"Patch up" treatments like, addicting pain medications, Steroid injection, surgery (many side effects including weight gain & increased blood sugar, damage to kidneys, heart, stroke & gastric ulcer from NSAIDs.)

May not know how to use ultrasound during the injections which is very critical in ensuring a safe & accurate injection. May use xray with unnecessary radiation for injections instead of ultrasound.

PRP & Sonic wave (ESWT) not used to enhance the effects of Stem Cells.

May not offer option of different bone stem cell types. (only offer drilling bones or low quality umbilical stem cells.)

May use poorly trained non-physician assistants to evaluate & perform injections.

Not FDA compliant.

Treatments at Our Clinic :

Treating the root cause of the problem by regenerating and repairing the damaged regions. Good safety profile with body products from own body.

Precision ultrasound guided injection to joints without any radiation to ensure safe delivery of stem cells & PRP to the correct location. (Shown to increase positive results by 20-40% vs. without ultrasound)

Other modalities like PRP & Sonic Wave use to focus on the whole joint and treating different parts of it instead of just treating one out of several diseased structures in the joint.

Several types of stem cell including Adipose (fat), bone marrow and umbilical cord derived options available.

Needle Free Air-Jet Pain pre Injections option.

We perform our procedures at a private Room by Medical Office Towers* in Los Angeles, with easy access to many Hospitals, Ranked in the top 10 USA Hospitals.

Our physician is a recipient of the prestigious UCLA Vice Provost Prize, the Motif Award sponsored by Walt Disney, and Altamed PACE Clinical Quality Award. His research published in the ULCA Science Journal had also been awarded the best research article of the year. Participate in conferences & up to date with the latest research.

FDA compliant with strict sterile protocols, research participation and no modification of products.

Research Papers

For years, we have done thorough research, gathered results data of patients, and gotten reviews from patients, all with a single purpose in mind – to give you adequate information that will allow you make the best decision with regards to treatment of your condition.

Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Mar 5;20(5). pii: E1111. doi: 10.3390/ijms20051111. Development of Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Mixed-Microfat as an Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product for Intra-Articular Injection of Radio-Carpal Osteoarthritis: From Validation Data to Preliminary Clinical Results. Mayoly A1, Iniesta A2, Curvale C3, Kachouh N4, Jaloux C5, Eraud J6, Vogtensperger M7, Veran J8, Grimaud F9, Jouve E10, Casanova D11, Sabatier F12,13, Legré R14, Magalon J15,16. Author information

Wrist osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common conditions encountered by hand surgeons with limited efficacy of non-surgical treatments. The purpose of this study is to describe the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) mixed-microfat biological characteristics of an experimental Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) needed for clinical trial authorization and describe the clinical results obtained from our first three patients 12 months after treatment (NCT03164122). Biological characterization of microfat, PRP and mixture were analysed in vitro according to validated methods. Patients with stage four OA according to the Kellgren Lawrence classification, with failure to conservative treatment and a persistent daily painful condition >40 mm according to the visual analog scale (VAS) were treated. Microfat-PRP ATMP is a product with high platelet purity, conserved viability of stromal vascular fraction cells, chondrogenic differentiation capacity in vitro and high secretion of IL-1Ra anti-inflammatory cytokine. For patients, the only side effect was pain at the adipose tissue harvesting sites. Potential efficacy was observed with a pain decrease of over 50% (per VAS score) and the achievement of minimal clinically important differences for DASH and PRWE functional scores at one year in all three patients. Microfat-PRP ATMP presented a good safety profile after an injection in wrist OA. Efficacy trials are necessary to assess whether this innovative strategy could delay the necessity to perform non-conservative surgery.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30841510

 

J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2019 May;13(5):709-714. doi: 10.1002/term.2815. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Short-term effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma in carpal tunnel syndrome: A controlled study.

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Author information

Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment has a potential to become a part of nonsurgical approach in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) as a regenerative method. PRP therapies aim to enhance the self-healing ability of human body, by exposing the injured tissue to a high concentration of autologous growth factors. Nerve tissues also seem to benefit from the regenerative effects of PRP concentrates. The aim of this study is to investigate the possible beneficial effects of PRP injection in CTS. A total of 40 hands of 30 patients were included (20 hands per group) with mild to moderate idiopathic CTS. Patients with mild to moderate CTS were placed into either control or PRP groups. Activity modification and night-only wrist splints were suggested in both groups. Additionally, in PRP group, a single perineural PRP injection into the carpal tunnel was applied under ultrasound guidance. Sensibility tests, Boston carpal tunnel questionnaire (BCTQ), and electrophysiological and ultrasonographical findings were measured initially and after 4 weeks. Groups were similar regarding demographics. BCTQ scores and ultrasonographical values were improved in both groups. Delta analyses revealed that the difference of BCTQ scores improved better in PRP group. Electrophysiological values improved in PRP group. Our study demonstrated that a single, perineural PRP injection into carpal tunnel provided further improvements in CTS.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30707787

Danisovic L, Varga I, Polák S. et al. Comparison of in vitro chondrogenic potential of human mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and adipose tissue. Gen Physiol Biophys. 2009; 28(1):56–62.

In the present work, the human bone marrow and adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were isolated and expanded under in vitro condition. After their phenotypic analysis, the chondrogenic differentiation was induced by using of the three-dimensional culture system without supplementation of growth factors, and their chondrogenic potential was compared. Obtained results proved that both types of MSCs undergo the process of chondrogenic differentiation. Comparative analysis showed that chondrogenic potential of adipose tissue-derived MSCs was slightly decreased in comparison with bone marrow-derived MSCs. However, both evaluated MSCs may play important role in the cartilage tissue engineering.

Review & Testimonials/Case Examples

 “I’m 73 yo and have torn meniscus and OA. 3 orthos told me I needed knee replacement. Heard about stem cell and had umbilical stem cells injected then my PRP injected a month later. My knee doesn’t hurt nor buckle any more. It does still get ‘tired’ and a little sore but it’s only been about 6 wks since stem cells. … I still have personal trainers but all exercises are done while I’m seated.”

Bobbi S.

“I am receiving treatment for severe osteoarthritis of right ankle.

I have previously consulted two surgeons and was a considered a candidate for ankle fusion with no cartilage left in my ankle. . My mobility problems was getting severe but ankle fusion was terrifying due to permanent lame condition that would result with a “successful” outcome to control pain.

I have been treated with PRP followed 6 weeks later by autologous stem cells from fatty tissue taken from my mid-riff, then PRP again after another 6 weeks.

5 months after the initial treatment I have improved greatly with regard to pain and functioning of my ankle. I used to walk with difficulty, for limited distances and use a cane. Now I only use a cane if I am going for a very long walk or a hike.”

Felix Mahr

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Introduction About the Topic

With the advent of keyboards and hand-held devices, there has been an astronomic increased in wear and tear on the hands and wrists. The more we strain our hands, the more they get worn out. Even though this condition may be temporarily salvaged by steroid injections or  total joint reconstruction surgery, complications develop over time especially when the patient does not tackle the biomechanical cause of the injury. Because of this, many patients continue to experience symptoms such as tenderness, numbness, reduced motion range and function. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel syndrome is also referred to as median nerve entrapment. It happens during the swelling of a nerve, or inflammation of the tendon.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include burning, tingling, itching, and numbness.

If Carpal tunnel syndrome is not treated on time, it may have an adverse effect on the quality of life of the individual. Severe damage to the median nerve may cause permanent numbing of the fingers and weakness of the muscles that were innervated by that particular nerve.

TFCC tear

TFCC is an acronym for triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). This region is located between the radius and the ulna. It consists if many ligaments and tendons. It allows movement of the wrist and also stabilizes the bone of the forearm when the individual grasp something with it, or rotates it.

An injury to this area is what is called a TFCC tear. They are of two types – Type 1 TFCC and Type 2 TFCC tears.

Thumb osteoarthritis

Thumb osteoarthritis is that which affects the hands. People who have thumb osteoarthritis usually experience a break of the thumb cartilage. This allows the bone to come in contact, thus they rub against each other. The symptoms can be very debilitating, mainly because the thumb is one of the most used parts of the body. Complications include reduced grip, and reduction in the range of motion.

Current Treatment at Other Clinics

Current treatment of Hand & Wrist involves using medications for pain, steroid injection, Hand & Wrist surgery and physical therapy which can temporary alleviate the pain.   These treatments are considered a patch up of the problem without treating the root cause of the problem.  Medications & steroids have many side effects including weight gain & increased blood sugar from steroids, damage to kidneys, heart, stroke & gastric ulcer from NSAIDs.  Surgery can be very debilitating with prolong downtime during recovery requiring at times prolonged bed rest & even residing in nursing home for recovery.  It also entails a lot of risk including risk of infection, bleeding, poor surgical outcome to name a few.  At many times surgery fails to alleviate the pain.  Stem cells however, reduce the inflammation and pain that are typical of these conditions. They also work to regenerate and repair the damaged regions 2. Current research on the effect of stem cells in pain management has shown positive results.

We are different from many other clinics who offer stem cell or PRP.   Other clinics may not use ultrasound during the injections which is very critical in ensuring a safe & accurate injection.  They may also not offer option of bone marrow derived stem cell, Adipose derived stem cell & umbilical cord stem cell.  They in effect expose patients to more invasive treatments like drilling bones without offering other easier options.  They also may use xray with unnecessary radiation for injections that can be easily avoided in most cases by using ultrasound.  Furthermore, they may not have proper knowledge of how PRP & Sonic wave (ESWT) can enhance the effects of Stem Cells.  These other modalities are used by us to focus on the whole joint and treating different parts of it instead of just treating one out of several diseased structures in the joint. 

Safe Non Surgical Option

We use a combination of newest cutting edge technology in regenerative medicine to stimulate body’s own repair ability to reverse aging and damage.   We use a careful combination of Stem Cells, PRP and Sonic Waves (ESWT) as part of treatment plan designed by the doctor to treat the body.    These are safe investigational treatments that have shown very promising & safe results in thousands of treatments over the 10-20 years in Europe and USA.   They don’t involve using any medications or drugs.  

What Does ESWT, PRP & Stem Cell Therapy Do?

The researchers believe that the therapy works by:

Releasing cytokines into the body to prevent further damage to cartilage and reduce pain and inflammation.

Preventing inflammation that can make osteoarthritis worse.

Creating healthy new cartilage tissues.

Many patients experience improvements in the treated area and other areas, like in a Mayo Clinic study where patients benefited in both knees after experiencing injections in only one.

Stem cell treatment for hand and wrist

Humans have billions of cells in their bodies. Among these cells are specialized stem cells that builds the brain, the muscles, joints, tendons, etc. our cells die off naturally each day. When they die, they are replaced with new ones almost immediately.  This is the goal of regenerative medicine.

At our center, we treat injured wrist & digits with embryological stem cells that enhances natural and safe healing of wrist & digits injury without any of the side effects that are typical of surgeries.

The concentrated mesenchymal stem cells used are derived from the embryo. Older patients benefit more from enhanced allogenic cells derived from cord tissue or amniotic membrane. The area to be injected is numbed with an anesthetic (topical or local) while the injection is delivered to the affected area through intramuscular injections or intravenous drips.

What makes our facility special?

At our Los Angeles facility, we have invented modern approaches to orthopedic care. Our approach to treatment is second to none. The harvesting process does not involve any form of drilling, and the stem cells are purified and tested for quality before injection. We also employ ultrasound to help in the precise placement of high dose stem cells at the required site. These cells will then perform their duty, promoting the formation of new tissues. Please note that this process only occurs if the cells have been injected to the exact site. We are experts in this and has seen positive outcome with our treatments. Our licensed physicians have undergone intense training running into thousands of hours, and so, you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

Needle Free Air-Jet Pain pre Injections

Our doctor is one of the few doctors in USA & Los Angeles offering the new technology of needle free injection.   We have introduced our needle free injector for a more comfortable and painless experience.  There are many advantages in using needle free injectors and it is elected to replace traditional injections in the near future.  They allow injections with very small doses of medicine with significantly faster onset and a lot less pain and discomfort.

Our Office is Located at one of America’s Top Health Venue in Beverly Hills Adjacent. Located in Beverly Hills adjacent fancily we serve customers from Los Angeles, Orange county and Ventura County.  We are premier destination for out of town customers from Nevada, Arizona, San Francisco, San Diego & Oregon.  We are proud to be the premier location for the advancement in medical technology and patient comfort in Southern California.    

We perform our procedures at a private Room by Medical Office Towers* in Los Angeles, with easy access to many Hospitals, Ranked in the top 10 USA Hospitals.  These hospitals are ranked nationally in 11 specialties and has been named to the “Honor Roll” in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2016-17.”

In 2014-15, these medical centers in the Los Angeles area to win the Consumer Choice Award for:

  • Best Overall Healthcare Quality
  • Best Image
  • Best Doctors
  • Best Nurses

You Are in Good Hands!

Dr. Padra Gad Nourparvar is a recipient of the prestigious UCLA vice provost prize, the Motif Award sponsored by Walt Disney, and Altamed PACE Clinical Quality Award. His research published in the ULCA Science Journal had also been awarded the best research article of the year.

He has special affiliation to Cedar Sinai, White Memorial, CHLA, and other top medical institutions. He is a diplomat of Board of Osteopathic FP & Licensed by the Medical Board of California Physician & Surgeons. He is trained by the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine in osteopathic manipulation. Also, he has trained in several physical medicine & rehab hospitals & research facilities including UCLA, UC Irvine, Mount Sinai,  NYU.

As a plus, he is one of the few and first doctor in USA trained in ultrasound guided joint injection for precision guided accurate injections of all joints, needle free air-jet injector.  Dr. P. Nourparvar has been a pioneer in medical technology and advancements including stem cell. He is passionate about natural treatment with very minimal use of medication while also avoiding unnecessary surgical procedures. He is well versed in the latest and most effective anti-aging treatment using PRP and stem cell.

Frequently Asked Questions

From where do stem cells originate?

Stem cells are present in many tissues and organs. The bone marrow of fat cells are the richest source of stem cells. However, the most convenient region for harvesting is the umbilical cord.

Do you use embryonic stem cells?

The stem cells are harvested from the placenta of mothers delivered through CS. The mothers donate these placentas willingly.

What can stem cell therapy potentially treat?

Stem cell therapy is beneficial to a number of conditions such as osteoarthritis, erectile dysfunction, joint pain, renal disease, neurological disorders, autism, cellular rejuvenation, etc.

How can stem cells promote healing?

Stem cells are basically building blocks that can develop into any kind of tissues. As such, they are able to replace injured or dead cells, or enhance the healing process in various areas of the body.

What’s the Cost of Stem Cell Injection?

The cost of treatment depends on the procedure performed.  We often offer discounts for returning customers or larger packages of treatment using repeated injections or combining different treatments.  We also offer a price match policy on comparing treatments done by board certified physicians.  We also have interest free payment plan options including care credit for qualifying patients. A limited number of insurance companies and Workers compensation may at times cover some of the expenses.  You may be able to get reimbursed by your insurance for your doctor visits & ultrasound cost. The consultation fee can be deducted from your future procedures, making your consolation free of cost to you.

Book a consultation with our experts to see the type of procedure that is right for you.

Does stem cell therapy have any side effects?

Side effects are very minimal. It may be accompanied by minor irritation or pain at the site of injection. Because we are using your own stem cells, the chances of rejection by your immune system are extremely low.

When will my results show up?

Stem cell therapy relies on your own regenerative healing to occur. We are all different and so is our healing process. Some patients may begin to see their results within few weeks while others may require some months. The time taken for healing to manifest also depends on the severity of the disease.

 

How long will I take to recover?

Stem cell therapy is minimally intensive. You will return to your daily life within 48 hours.

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Dr. Padra Gad Nourparvar

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Cedars Sinai Medical Office Towers (New Clinic), 8631 West 3rd Street #545E, Los Angeles, CA.

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*Claims are based on ongoing research. Please note that results may vary based on a patient’s medical conditions & age and may require a few months & repeated treatments to obtain. Treatments are considered investigational & these claims have not been verified by the FDA.  No claim for curing or treating of any condition is made.  A consultation with our trained Board Certified physician is scheduled before starting your treatments to confirm the procedure would be appropriate for you. 

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Important Disclosure:

Our clinic is not offering stem cells or stem cell therapy as a cure for any condition, disease, or injury. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. This website contains no medical advice.  We may use biologics from umbilical cord blood, nanofat and bone marrow aspirate that potentially contain stem cells.   Many of information and treatments maybe investigational and may require participation in a research program.  No results or specific outcomes are guaranteed.  Please use this site as an educational source and consult with a physician about options and treatments.