George Spagakos MD MSc
George Spagakos MD MSC
Specialist in Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine
George Spagakos - MD MSc
George Spagakos MD MSC
Specialist in Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cell Therapy in Athens Greece

A Cost-Effective Approach to Regenerative Medicine in Greece

Stem cell treatment is a type of Regenerative Medicine that uses undefined cells from patient’s body that have yet to have a specialized purpose.

They are essentially cells with a blank slate and eventually become whatever type of cell they need to be based on where they are located. For instance, stem cells that are located in bone tissue will become bone cells.

The type of stem cells used in Regenerative Medicine for stem cell treatment are adult stem cells which are undefined cells, are obtained from fat tissue (Adipose Derived Stem Cell) and naturally produced by your own body.

Adipose Derived Stem Cell therapy has emerged as a genuine alternative miracle cure, offering a raft of advantages.

Stem Cell Therapy in Athens Greece

Same Day Stem Cell Protocol

The benefits of Adipose Derived Stem Cell therapy are:

  • Non-surgical. Adipose Derived Stem Cell therapy is minimally invasive therapy, able to treat pain and inflammation by using a minimally invasive technique, making it more conservative alternative instead to total joint replacement surgery. The procedure only takes just over an hour to complete, and due to the nature of the technique, it also demands faster recovery time than a surgical procedure.
  • Natural repair. Cellular stem cell therapy is using natural healing mechanisms and natural substances found within the body fat, rather than drugs or chemicals, as a way to assist repair and slow down the deterioration of cartilage and other body tissues.
  • Effectiveness. Scientific studies for the effectiveness of stem cell therapy as a complete alternative to surgery for serious osteoarthritis symptoms appear to have degree of improvement, slowing the deterioration of damaged cartilage, repairing damaged cartilage, decreasing inflammation, reducing pain, and delaying or negating the need for total joint replacement surgery.

The Power of Stem Cell Treatment

The poor regeneration potential of musculoskeletal tissues combined with an increased life expectancy is demanding more effective, revolutionary and minimally invasive treatments for patients suffering from orthopaedic conditions. Stem cell therapy emerges as a dynamic solution to the challenges posed by cartilage injuries and osteoarthritis. The potential to reconstruct joint cartilage lies at the core of stem cell treatment, making it a promising option for conditions such as:

Sports Injuries: Stem cells hold immense potential in the healing and recovery of tissues damaged due to sports-related injuries.

Joint Injuries: From minor strains to severe joint injuries, stem cell therapy offers a regenerative approach to repair and recovery.

Tendonitis: Conditions like patella tendon and Achilles tendonitis find relief and potential healing through stem cell treatments.

Knee meniscus tears: Meniscus tear is a common knee injury in not only sportsperson.  Adipose Derived Stem cell therapy is effective in the treatment of meniscal injuries, stem cells can heal the persistent symptoms of meniscus tears, such as severe pain and inflammation at the site of the damage and help the patients with meniscus tears to avoid surgery.

Osteoarthritis: Stem cells contribute to alleviating the pain and complications associated with osteoarthritis, potentially enhancing joint function.

Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis): The use of Adipose Derived stem cells has shown promise in progression of avascular necrosis of the femoral head, and subsequently preventing patients from undergoing total hip arthroplasty.

Adipose Derived Stem Cells – The procedure

Stem cells separation and isolation

Stems cells are obtained through a process called lipoaspirate (lip o-as pi-rat) or liposuction.  A small amount of fat is taken from your abdomen (belly) or gluteal (buttock) area. After liposuction stem cells have to isolated from fat. 

  • Stem cells are separated from other fat parts.
  • Stem cells are isolated and concentrated from fat and the other cells.
  • Stem cells are washed of other cellular parts.

On the same day, after a few hours, stem cells are injected into specific area that needs treatment.

Cell Counting

Stem cells are evaluated that are active and live, to ensure the best outcome for patient. A sample of cells is put into a machine that counts the number of cells also the number of live and dead cells.

Cell counting is really important because it makes sure the whole procedure is successful and ensures the best possible outcome.

Injection procedure

Upon injection stem cells directly into the body area under the guidance of imaging technology they differentiate into the required cell types and integrate into the existing tissue.

Stem Cell Treatment in Athens

Also, they secrete factors that reduce inflammation, promote healing, repair, regeneration and improve joint function. This tissue regeneration process is crucial in treating several musculoskeletal conditions and aims to treat patients effectively.

Unlike conventional treatments that merely alleviate symptoms, such as cortisone injections, stem cell therapy’s goal is to facilitate genuine healing and regeneration of the affected area. In our clinic, we implement these advanced protocols, often in conjunction with combined treatments, to provide comprehensive healing.

Our mission is not just to alleviate pain but to promote the complete regeneration of injured tissues, marking a significant advancement in the realm of orthopedic care.