A Private Medical Practice located in Upper West Side, New York, NY
Regenerative medicine harnesses your body’s natural ability to repair damaged tissues, extracting the cells and biochemicals that heal and using them to treat injuries and health conditions. At Liondale Medical on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, Lionel Bissoon, DO, offers comprehensive regenerative procedures including modalities such as stem cells, exosomes, PRP, and ozone therapy. To learn more about regenerative medicine, call the office or use the convenient online booking feature today.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What conditions are treated with regenerative medicine?
Regenerative treatments reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and boost the healing process. For some patients, regenerative therapies prevent the need for surgery. The treatments are used for many conditions affecting your spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, including:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Biceps tendonitis
- Tendon and ligament tears
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Regenerative therapies also effectively treat hair loss, and they’re used in cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate your skin.
How do stem cells regenerate tissues?
Stem cells represent your body’s primary regenerative cells. They continuously self-replicate, creating new cells that develop into every type of tissue your body needs to heal.
Dr. Bissoon harvests your own adult stem cells from bone marrow in your hip or tibia or from fat cells. He uses a hollow needle to withdraw bone marrow and uses liposuction to remove excess fat from any area of your body.
For both procedures, the marrow and fat are then processed to remove the stem cells. Then your stem cells are immediately injected at the site of your injury or degenerative disease.
What are exosomes and how do they promote healing?
Exosomes are tiny vesicles or fluid-filled sacs released by many cells in your body, including stem cells. Vesicles contain a variety of substances, including RNA, DNA, and proteins, that are absorbed into the nearby cells.
The substances then communicate with the cells, activating pathways that accelerate healing, triggering stem cell production, reducing inflammation, and stimulating cellular metabolism.
Dr. Bissoon uses exosomes that have been extracted from donated placental tissue and processed for purity. Your exosome treatment is administered in the office using an intravenous infusion.
What should I know about ozone and prolozone therapies?
Ozone is a potent form of oxygen that kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and relieves pain. Treatment with ozone is a regenerative therapy because it triggers healing and stimulates cell growth.
Dr. Bissoon often uses ozone therapy to relieve the symptoms of Lyme disease, heal wounds, and treat many health conditions, including muscle pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.
Your ozone therapy may be given through an intravenous infusion, including highly concentrated 10-pass ozone therapy, or applied directly to a wound using a protective covering.
Prolozone is an injectable ozone treatment. Dr. Bizzoon typically recommends prolozone to treat joint injuries and muscle pain.
To learn if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine, call Liondale Medical or book an appointment online.