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Low cost Stem Cell Therapy for Thalassemia in Mexico


Many genetic and autoimmune diseases, for example, Thalassemia, have not had a definitive treatment. Blood transfusion has been the go-to therapy. The solution to this problem has been found in stem cell treatment.

The Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) for Thalassemia in Mexico has opened new doors in this area.

In collaboration with the leading stem cell research center, the Medical Tourism Corporation is providing this otherwise expensive treatment at affordable prices in Mexico.

We work with the world’s leading company in stem cell therapy and research. They have helped over 4,000 people in developing countries like India. Dr. Anand Srivastava, the CEO, and co-founder is a pioneer in the field of stem cell research.

Why Stem Cell Therapy for Thalassemia?

Usually, in conditions like thalassemia, the need for blood transfusion becomes ardent. But a newer, more advanced and powerful solution to such problems has now been developed.

Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into various other functional forms if need be. This means that in conditions like an autoimmune disease, thalassemia, multiple sclerosis, etc. these blood cells can be used to regenerate the damaged part.stem cell therapy for thalassemia in mexico

The data on stem cell therapy for thalassemia suggests that the long-term outcome is excellent, with a > 90% survival rate.

What is Thalassemia?

The blood contains certain components, one of which is hemoglobin. This is the oxygen-carrying constituent of blood. In thalassemia, it has a defective structure, which leads to a lack of healthy hemoglobin. The result will be a patient who is anemic, weak and has issues with some other organs as well.

This disease is genetic. The parental genes contribute to the expression of the disease in a child.

If one of the parents is a carrier, the child will inherit one defective gene out of the pair. This will lead to a form of the disease called Thalassemia Minor.

On the other hand, if both the parents are carriers, the child gets a defective pair. This will cause a life-threatening condition called Thalassemia major.

Symptoms of Thalassemia
THALASSEMIA MINOR THALASSEMIA MAJOR
Mild anemia Severe anemia
Weakness Extreme malnourishment
A yellowish tinge of the skin Jaundice
Poor appetite Enlarged spleen
Frequent infections Major bone issues

An international team of researchers performed a study in 2018. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

According to this article, 15 patients out of 22, who were suffering from Thalassemia, were able to stop transfusions altogether while others needed fewer of them.

Thalassemia can also be described on the basis of the type of Hemoglobin (Hb) chain affected. One molecule of Hb has both Alpha as well as Beta chains. If the beta chain is faulty, we call it beta thalassemia. In the same way, if the alpha chain is flawed, it causes alpha thalassemia. 
The severity of the disease will depend on the number of genes which are abnormal.

The procedure of Stem Cell Therapy for Thalassemia

  1. Consultation:

Your condition will be examined by our multidisciplinary team of experts. This will include a study of your past medical reports along with the latest ones. The analysis will help them decide on a specific treatment plan for your condition.

  1. Treatment plan:

A provisional treatment plan is discussed with the patient. Everything from the procedure to the cost is reviewed at length. If you have any questions for the doctor, this will be a good time to get them answered.

  1. Preparation:

Once in Mexico, you will be given assistance at every step of the way. Our case managers will help you with the stay, logistics, and documentation.

Before the actual procedure begins, the patient is made comfortable. The doctors are readily available at all times, so if you have any doubts, feel free to speak your mind.

The patient is then taken to the exam room where a full examination is done. All the vital signs should be in check.

The site of injection is disinfected, the procedure begins.

  1. Transplantation:

The steps of the procedure are as follows:

  • Extraction: Fat tissue is extracted from the donor site.
  • Isolation: It is taken to the lab and stem cells are separated.
  • Cultivation: Following this, the cultivation of these stem cells begins. Induced Pluripotent Stem cells are used. This means that the aging process of these cells is reversed and they are made ‘blank’ for further use.
  • Induction and Infusion: Finally, the induction of the type of cell we need is done. Now, the stem cells are ready to be infused into the patient’s body.

The stem cells are activated in a closed environment using special machinery. This is done to avoid contamination. Stem cells take up the function of the damaged part of the body.

The infusion of stem cells can be done in one of the two ways given below:

  • Local administration:

The cells are infused directly at the target organ or tissue. This is done after a prescribed dose of chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

  • Intravenous administration:

In this method, the cells are administered through the veins. This will lead to an expanded blood volume. The result will be an increased number of cells reaching the target organ or tissue.

This is NOT a painful procedure. Most patients are comfortable during as well as after transplantation. If there is some discomfort or bruise-like pain post the procedure, the patient may be given painkillers.

Once the cells are infused, they work on the damaged target organ or tissue to revamp its functioning. The period of recovery will be 1-2 months after transplantation. During this time, your condition will be monitored constantly. If there is even the slightest problem, you will be given appropriate assistance.


Why MTC for Stem Cell Therapy, Mexico?

  • We have a collaboration with the pioneers in stem cell therapy.
  • Our network stem cell therapy center has successfully treated about 4,000 under-privileged patients in developing countries like India.
  • The patients get treatments for human degenerative diseases with unique and state-of-the-art stem cell-based therapies and products.
  • We provide stem cell therapy, which is very expensive worldwide, at prices which are easy on the pocket.
  • Our experienced case managers will offer assistance in arranging a stay, logistical support, as well as administrative matters.
  • The managers, administrators and medical professionals dealing with our foreign patients are all fluent in English. Language will not be a problem at any point.
  • Various discounts can be availed from time to time. To know more about this, please fill out the inquiry form.Stem cell research centre, Mexico

About the Stem Cell Research Center

This is a company co-founded by one of the pioneers in the field of stem cell research and technology, Dr. Anand Srivastava. He has been associated with leading universities and research institutions of the USA.

His expertise in stem cell biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, in-utero transplantation of stem cell, tissue targeting, gene therapy, and clinical research makes him a very valuable asset to the company.

Stem cell research and treatment centre, Mexico

Get to know our team of experts

It is very important to be sure that the doctor you are seeking treatment from is qualified. We have an expert team of doctors at the Stem cell research center in Mexico. Here are some of their credentials:

Dr. Carlos Rodríguez

  • Worked as director and manager of hospitals for 25 years.
  • Experience in administration and commercialization of Medical Insurance for 28 years.
  • 22 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology medicine.
  • Anti-Aging and regenerative medicine specialist.
  • Certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Luis Ismael Del Castillo

  • Anesthesiologist in “5 de Diciembre” ISSSTE Clinic, Mexicali, Baja California 1977-1986
  • Anesthesiology Private Practice since 1977.
  • Founder of the Program Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate, Faculty of Dentistry, U.A.B.C Mexicali, Baja California 1995-2005
  • Professor of “Dentistry Urgencies” Faculty of Dentistry, U.A.B.C 1999-2005 and 2011 onwards.

Dr. Gustavo De la Mora

  • Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon Specialist, graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (1979). Has participated in meetings, courses symposiums and given lectures in San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, and many places in Mexico.
  • Founding member of the Mexican Arthroscopic and Knee Surgeons Foundation (2006)
  • Former President of the International Orthopedic Convention AMOT, Tijuana -San Diego 1995
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) member.
  • Ortopedia Integral Mexicali (local surgeons’ group) member.
  • Attended the Latin America Knee & Shoulder workshop, Largo Florida (2013)

Dr. Daniel Garza

  • Dr. Daniel Garza, General Doctor, and Surgeon graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (2009).
  • Has experience consulting, sample taking, canalization, clinic case follow-up and treatment for chronic degenerative diseases, pediatric prevention, general exams, operation room procedures (sutures, wound care), knowledge in advanced cardiovascular support ACLS.

Dr. Felipe Contla

  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California, Dr. Contla is an Anesthesiology Specialist, Medical Director of Baja Surgery Center, and Certified Member of the Mexican Council of Anesthesiology.

Our network stem cell clinics in Mexico

To practice stem cell transplantation, special permits need to be taken from the authorities. In our network, we have three such centers in Mexico itself. These are located in three of the main cities of the country.

  1. Tijuana:
  • The Del Prado Hospital, Tijuana is a world-class facility.
  • It is the only hospital which has received a Certification of Excellence by the Health Secretary of Mexico.
  • The center is 15 minutes away from the San Ysidro Port of entry.
  1. Guadalajara:
  • The state-of-the-art San Javier Hospital in Guadalajara has been deemed as a Specialty Hospital by the Mexican General Health Council.
  • It is located near the International Airport, which makes it convenient for our foreign patients.
  1. Los Algodones:
    • Our network center in Los Algodones is known for its Stem Cell Spa services.
    • It has a very comfortable ambience.
    • The center is located just a few minutes away from the Andrade border crossing.

    Here are a few other facts about our network Stem Cell Research Centers in Mexico:

    • Medical Advisory Board comprising of luminaries who have worked at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of California Irvine (UCI), Imperial College, London.
    • Headquartered in the USA.
    • Endorsed by Honorable Prime Minister of India.
    • A state-of-the-art and a one-of-its-kind private hospital in India inaugurated by the Prime Minister.
    • The world’s largest Stem Cell Hospital funded by the government of India.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Stem Cell Therapy

  1. How do stem cells work?

Stem cells are the ones from which all the other specialized cells are made. They are the raw material of the body.

These can either be Embryonic stem cells or Adult stem cells.

Embryonic Stem Cells are part of an embryo which is 3-5 days old. These cells are usually obtained from cord blood and are pluripotent. This means they can differentiate and adapt to take up the function of any kind of cell in the body. This makes them useful in regenerative medicine.

Adult Stem Cells are found in some adult tissues like bone marrow and fat. These cells are Multipotent; they can give rise to some but not all kinds of body cells.

Nowadays, using genetic reprogramming, adult cells can be transformed into embryonic stem cells.

When infused into the body, these cells act on the target tissue which is damaged, to create new, healthy cells of the same variety.

  1. What all conditions can be treated with stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is now being used to treat several kinds of disorders. For example, autoimmune, cardiovascular, neurological, blood-related disorders, which did not have a definitive cure until now. It is also being used as an anti-aging therapy.

  1. Who is NOT a candidate for stem cell therapy?

Patients with active infections or cancer might not be good candidates. the first step should be to get treatment for these conditions. Patients taking blood thinners will need special consideration. The final say will be that of the doctor. To know more, kindly fill out the form given on the website.

  1. How much time do I have to stay in the hospital after the therapy for Thalassemia?

The treatment for Thalassemia usually includes radiotherapy or chemotherapy as well. This is followed by stem cell transplantation. The whole process usually takes about 2 months. You might need more than one sitting depending on your condition. The schedule for your sittings will be prepared after proper examination.

  1. What determines the outcome of stem cell therapy?

The outcome will depend on a variety of factors. The extent of damage and the tissue or organ involved, are just some of them. Most people respond well to this therapy.

  1. Can this procedure fail?

As with any other medical procedure, there can be no definitive result. However, most of our patients have benefited from this therapy. The only major concern in such a procedure is the rejection of infused cells. this is called graft versus host reaction. Although rare, proper matching needs to be done to avoid it.

  1. How many treatments are required to treat Thalassemia?

This is a subjective matter. Everyone will have a different extent, location, and duration of disease. So, depending on all these factors, the medical experts will come to a provisional plan. This plan will then be discussed with you and finalized.

  1. Stem Cell Transplantation vs Bone Marrow Transplantation. How are they different?

The basic concept behind both these methods is the same. Both methods make the use of stem cells to rejuvenate the body’s immune system.

These stem cells can be extracted from different parts of the body.

If they are taken from the bone marrow, the process will be known as Bone marrow transplantation.

If, however, the stem cells are obtained from tissues like the fat tissue, placenta, cord tissue, amniotic fluid, teeth, etc., it is given the name of Stem Cell transplantation.

Therefore, the difference only lies in the site from where the stem cells are taken.

At our network clinics, the fat tissue is first extracted and stem cells are isolated and cultivated. This is followed by the reverse aging process and assigning a function to the cells. These prepared cells are then infused into the patient’s body. 

  1. What are the complications of Thalassemia?

The two main complications of Thalassemia are Iron overload and Infections.
Iron overload occurs due to repeated blood transfusions. This will lead to accumulation of this iron in various organs. Further, this will lead to organ failure.

Other complications include bone deformities, heart problems, enlarged spleen, and slowed growth rates.

  1. How important is the isolation room?

In the process of stem cell transplantation, one of the most important considerations is sterilization. It can make or break the case. This is why stem cell clinics have isolation rooms. Here, no outside personnel is allowed without wearing a sterilized gown. The medical staff entering the room is required to wash and sanitize their hands.






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