Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF)/ Adipose (fat)-derived Stem Cell Therapy


Adipose derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF)

Adipose tissue is a great source of stem cells. Stem cells are stored in adipose tissue and our process removes these stored cells for active deployment. Stromal Vascular Fraction is the initial product of Adipose tissue processing. It contains millions of mesenchymal progenitor cells that are undifferentiated and can transform and regenerate damaged various tissues. It is harvested from your own fat then processed in our in-office lab.

Who is NOT a candidate?

Adipose derived stem cells are autologous which means they come from you. Because of this, your body can never reject the cells like an umbilical stem cell, for instance. Some people may not be candidates or may need further consult for this procedure:

  • Advanced age
  • Patients without enough adipose tissue to harvest
  • Patients who have had cancer within the last five years
  • Joints that are bone through bone
  • Patients with active infections
  • Patients on an anti-coagulation protocol

What do Adipose derived stem cells treat?

–  Back Pain –  Neck Pain –  Joint pain
–  Shoulder pain –  Knee pain –  Hip pain
–  Foot pain –  Hand pain –  Ankle pain
–  Neuropathy –  Elbow pain –  Arthritis

What to expect during the procedure

After consulting with a regenerative specialist and finding that the SVF procedure is right for you, a 3 hour-long procedure will be scheduled. You will be asked to aggravate the joint in question 1-2 days prior to the procedure. This will turn the beacon on for the stem cells to be attracted to since they are attracted to inflammation. A minor liposuction will be done under local anesthesia to extract the fat. Next, the fat will be processed to extract the SVF fluid containing stem cells. That will be deployed into the degenerated joint and will be added to an intravenous solution for systemic therapy. There will be some discomfort during the cell deployment that lasts for seconds and subsides immediately.

*This procedure has two parts which occur in the same day. The first part lasts 45-60 minutes, the second lasts 30-45 minutes with a 90-minute break in between.

BPI may perform one or more stem cell therapies that have not yet been approved by the FDA.  You are encouraged to consult with your primary care provider prior to undergoing a stem cell therapy.

Statement in compliance with Washington State RCW 18.130.180 February 12, 2018

OrthoBiologic procedures include: