Cost of stem cell therapy at Mayo

Posted by talan @talan, Apr 6, 2017

I am having stem cell therapy on my left knee tomorrow. I did not realize Mayo was doing this already. For those of you who have had this done at Mayo, what was the cost? If you wanted to be part of the research, how do you get into that?

@rmeddings

What is your problem, that you are having stem cell therapy for ?

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My fat out of belly, was for breast reconstruction after lumpectomy.

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I’d Love to sign up for a stem cell therapy if Mayo is working on this. I’m a type 2 Diabetic (13 years going strong) just recently afflicted with Gastroparesis. Who do i need to contact for seeing if i’m a candidate?

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@natee

I’d Love to sign up for a stem cell therapy if Mayo is working on this. I’m a type 2 Diabetic (13 years going strong) just recently afflicted with Gastroparesis. Who do i need to contact for seeing if i’m a candidate?

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YES, I’D LOVE TO HEAR THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF AVAILABILITY OF STEM CELL THERAPY. MY CURRENT KNOWLEDGE HOLDS THAT THIS THERAPY IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN EUROPEAN CLINICS. PROFESSIONAL ANSWER PLEASE?

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@jeannegordon4 I believe SCT is available at several US sites, including Mayo-MN and other top clinics.

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@oldkarl

@jeannegordon4 I believe SCT is available at several US sites, including Mayo-MN and other top clinics.

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DEAR OLDKARL, THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH about availability of Stem Cell Therapy. I’m in my late seventies and certainly old enough to benefit to some degree.

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Anyone know if stem cell therapy can be used to treat degenerative arthritis in ankles? My doc does not think a total ankle replacement would work and there is too much instability for ankle fusion. Interested in other options.

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@natee

I’d Love to sign up for a stem cell therapy if Mayo is working on this. I’m a type 2 Diabetic (13 years going strong) just recently afflicted with Gastroparesis. Who do i need to contact for seeing if i’m a candidate?

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I have osteoarthritis in both hips. I’m 61. I met with a Sports Medicine doctor at Mayo in Scottsdale AZ on 1/23/2018 and he said one of the other Drs there does SCT on the knees and hips. His name is Dr Bryan Ganter. It is not covered by insurance. However, they also do Viscosupplimentation Therapy. It might be covered by insurance depending on your coverage. I’d rather go with one of these routes rather than Total Hip Replacement.

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@natee

I’d Love to sign up for a stem cell therapy if Mayo is working on this. I’m a type 2 Diabetic (13 years going strong) just recently afflicted with Gastroparesis. Who do i need to contact for seeing if i’m a candidate?

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@jeannegordon4, If you are seeking more information on stem cell therapies available at Mayo Clinic, or just more information about the treatment in general, here is some information that may help you:

Regenerative Medicine Consult Service Process

Transplant Call-in Center
844-276-2003

What to expect when you call the number:
– An employee will answer and ask the nature of why you are calling
– Say you are interested to stem cells for osteoarthritis or whichever joint ails you
– The employee will funnel your call to the appropriate coordinators from there
– For joint issues, you will be transferred to PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

Appointment coordinators will ask more specific questions (inclusion and exclusion criteria)
If you meet the criteria:
– You will be asked to send in your records and a doctor will look at it in a case-by-case basis

Important Notes to be Aware of:
– PMR is a busy practice, so wait times may exist but answers will be given
– If a treatment exists in the clinic for a diagnosis (i.e. Leukemia) stem cells are not offered
– Price is out of pocket

Types of stem cell treatments offered are Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injections and Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. You can find more specific information on these types of injections here, http://mayocl.in/2AUIoAn.

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@natee

I’d Love to sign up for a stem cell therapy if Mayo is working on this. I’m a type 2 Diabetic (13 years going strong) just recently afflicted with Gastroparesis. Who do i need to contact for seeing if i’m a candidate?

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Dear Justin, Thank you—this information was the lead in I was looking for.

Jeanne

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Dear Bernese53, I hope you will share the ongoing results of your SCT procedure with us. Your experience may help many to pursue this therapy instead of surgery—the results of which seem too often problematic without the anticipated success rates.

Wishing you success, Jeanne

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I have a feeling we will only get this type of health assistance if we are young and by the time we really need it the price will be low enough for most people to afford or even get…….same with Cas9 CRISPR……I am 60 and sure wish I could use these methods of stem cell therapy and DNA-RNA cures and life extension since I can tell it would work and give me more years than most of the men in my family history and it would let me continue my work at CERN and actually be around when we get far beyond the Higgs Boson instead of just leaving all of this to people of the future since they tend to forget us very soon.

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Hello @quantummechanic. Welcome. Thank you for posting. What brings you to Mayo Clinic Connect? Are you thinking about checking into stem cell therapy?

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