Stem Cells

Christopher Duma, MD, FACS -  - Neurosurgeon

Christopher Duma, MD, FACS

Neurosurgeon & Brain Tumor Specialist located in Newport Beach, CA

As an experienced neurosurgeon, Christopher Duma, MD, FACS, stays up-to-date on the latest treatments for neurological conditions and brain disorders. At his Newport Beach, California, neurosurgical practice, Dr. Duma uses advanced stem cell therapy to address tissue damage in the brain and nervous system. This revolutionary therapy can improve your efficiency of healing and provide you with long-term results with little risk. Find out if you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online now.

Stem Cells Q & A

How does stem cell therapy treat brain damage?

When the tissues of your brain or nervous system are damaged by injury or disease, stem cell therapy can be an effective way to repair tissue damage, alleviate your symptoms, and restore the health of your brain or nervous system.

Stem cells naturally occur in your body and have the unique ability to regenerate into any type of human cell, including heart cells, bone, nerve cells, and brain cells. The goal of treatment is to trigger the regeneration of new, healthier cells in the brain to provide you with long-term health benefits.

What’s involved in stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that Dr. Duma completes in two parts. First, if he plans to use your own stem cells, he must withdraw a sample of your blood or bone marrow and prepare it to isolate stem cells from other materials. Dr. Duma may also use prescreened donor cells for treatment.

Once the high concentration of stem cells is ready, Dr. Duma performs a minimally invasive surgery to inject the cells into specific areas of your brain or nervous system. He follows a custom treatment plan to ensure the best results and relies on computer guidance to deliver cells to precise areas of the brain.

In many cases, just one session of stem cell therapy is sufficient to achieve your desired results.

How long does it take to see the results of stem cell therapy?

The benefits of stem cell therapy aren’t immediate. However, the treatment can provide you with long-term benefits that are worth the wait.

It takes time for new cells to form and replace the old, damaged cells. Typically, people begin to see noticeable differences in their pain and other symptoms within four weeks of treatment, with maximum benefits emerging within six months of your injections.

Stem cell therapy can effectively alleviate or eliminate many symptoms of brain disease or a neurological disorder and provide you with increased mobility in your arms, legs, and other parts of your body affected by nerve or brain damage.

To learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy and find out if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Duma today by using the online booking feature or by calling the office today. 

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