Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine has a team of highly trained and experienced physicians, scientists, and researchers who specialize in regenerative medicine. The goal of regenerative medicine is to restore the structure and function of damaged tissues and organs by stimulating the body's own repair mechanisms or by transplanting cells or tissues that can grow and develop into new healthy tissue. This can be achieved through a variety of approaches, including stem cell therapy, tissue engineering, and other emerging techniques. Regenerative medicine has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of many chronic diseases and injuries, such as heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, and more. However, many of these therapies are still in the experimental stage and require further research and clinical trials to demonstrate their safety and efficacy.
Currently available treatments include platelet-rich plasma injection, prolotherapy, and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. These treatments are typically not covered by insurance. Please contact our office for more information, including questions about the costs of these procedures.