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FAQs

 

What are the examinations and investigations to be performed before the therapy?

The patient is subjected to basic routine tests for medical fitness and some special imaging and test, based on condition / disorder.

Is the treatment painful?

The therapy is done under local anesthesia and a mild sedation. There is no significant pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.

When do I go home?

On the seventh day by evening, you would be handed over the discharge summary along with an exercise DVD. An extended stay option for rehabilitation therapy is also available.

How long will it take me to know that I have benefitted from the treatment?

Maximum improvements are seen around 3-6 months after the treatment. However, in many patients there are slow progressive improvements that continue for several months / years later. Most patients do show some immediate improvements also i.e. before the discharge, in some of their symptoms.

Does the treatment have any side effects?

Stem cell therapy is minimally invasive and reasonably safe. None of our patients have shown any neurological deterioration so far, due stem cell therapy. Some minor side effects, such as headache (spinal headache) lasting 3-4 days which is generally self-limiting, neck/back pain, vomiting, some mild rash or pain at the site of bone marrow aspiration/stem cell injection may occur. These can be managed during the stay at the hospital itself.

If I go for the treatment, are there chances of me getting in a worse condition?

No. We have not observed any neurological deterioration in any of our patients due to the stem cell therapy per se. However, it is important to keep in mind that certain neurological diseases, e.g. MND, has a natural course of progress, which may continue despite the stem cell therapy. Patients with preexisting medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac, respiratory, renal or hepatic problems may have a possibility of deterioration.

Is the transplantation of the stem cells done once or more than once?

The decision to do the therapy a second time is taken after seeing the progress/ improvements after the first therapy. If the patients show some encouraging improvement, then the case is reviewed by the entire medical and rehabilitation team and a second treatment may be recommended. This may be done anytime between 3-6 months of the first therapy.

Is any special diet required?

We have special dietitian/ nutritionist, who will help chart out a diet plan to suit the disease, the patient and the process of Neuroregeneration.

Can other treatment be taken at the same time?

We will review other medications the patient is already on. In most cases, we do not discontinue any already on going treatment. However, this is decided on a case by case basis. Blood thinners like aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin, etc. need to be stopped. Please inform us about any medications you are taking beforehand.

How do I make the payment and how is it handled?

You will need to coordinate with your Patient Coordinator from our Center, to know more about the payment options.

Why should I select India over other destinations?

India is renowned for its top notch medical facilities, state of the art hospitals, world class clinical expertise. All this, along with the natural warmth and hospitality of Indians, makes the whole experience of medical treatment worth recommending again and again.

Can I consult the doctor in India before going to the trip?

You can reach out to our doctors in India through phone, email and video conference. The consulting doctors would gladly answer all your questions. The doctors at NeuroGen would study your questions and share their expert opinion for the treatment. You will be ensured that selecting India as your destination for your complete medical care was the best option.

After reaching India, how do I go about my trip?

Once you reach Mumbai, the complete responsibility of your safety and wellbeing will be taken by us. A member of our staff will be at hand, at the airport to receive you. Thereafter, he will be available to help you with any requirements, such as local transportation, currency exchange, local shopping, etc. Apart from that you will be accommodated along with your caretaker in the hospital itself for the duration of the treatment.

Can I bring a relative or a friend along with me and will there be an additional charge for that?

You can bring along a relative or a friend to take care of you. Accompanying persons will be offered complimentary stay and food at the hospital.

Why should I choose NeuroGen BSI for Stem Cell Therapy?

We understand that traveling to another country is not easy. We therefore list the reasons that make the treatment at NeuroGen special, unique and worth making that journey.

  • NeuroGen BSI is the only neurological institute / stem cell facility in the world having 89 clinical, scientific publications in medical journals showing the safety and efficacy of cell therapy in incurable neurological disorders. (In fact the world's first published paper showing the clinical results of cell therapy has been published in the prestigious journal 'Stem Cell International' by NeuroGen. In addition, we have published 16 books that establish the scientific basis of our work.

  • We have the experience of having treated over 7500 patients of neurological disorders with cellular therapy from more than 65 countries.

  • We use autologous bone marrow derived stem cells, which are the safest source of cellular therapy. We have a proven and documented track record of safety.

  • Our method of obtaining the cells is minimally invasive and involves only 2 needles. One needle to aspirate the bone marrow from the hip bone and the other is to inject the separated stem cells into the spinal fluid through a lumbar puncture. No surgery of any kind is involved.

  • Statistics have shown that, after Stem cell therapy, overall 91% of patients with Autism have shown improvements in social relationships, emotional responses, speech, communication, behavior and hyperactivity. 96% of Stroke patients showed improved upper and lower limb activity, 82% of patients with Spinal Cord Injury showed better Muscle tone, trunk activity, balance and other activities of daily living. In Cerebral Palsy, 92% of treated patients showed improvement in oral motor / speech, balance, upper limb and lower limb activity. In Muscular dystrophy, which is a progressive disease of the muscles, about 90% of the patients attain stabilization in their progression with improved function.

  • We have a dedicated autism centre (Autism Child Development Centre), where a comprehensive, paediatric neurorehabilitation program is offered in combination with the cell therapy. Apart from all the conventional rehabilitation, such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, counseling, etc., specialized rehabilitation such as aquatic therapy, sensory integration, , applied behaviour analysis, dance-music-art therapy, etc are also available. The senior professionals of this centre are USA qualified and have worked in the USA for many years.

  • The medical, surgical and the laboratory personnel at our center, are highly qualified and trained professionals with several years of clinical and research experience in the field.

  • We have various accreditations, such as ISO 9001:2015 and our stem cell laboratory is GLP and GMP certified. We have also been certified the Best Medical Practice by European Medical Associations. This is an assurance of quality in the various services being offered.

  • Our accommodation facilities are fully equipped and extremely comfortable. Our staff is known to be very warm and responsive and always works towards making you feel cared for, in a home-like environment.

  • We have been awarded the Best Stem Cell Therapy Centre in India by National Healthcare Excellence Awards.

  • Small conveniences to make your stay pleasant, such as airport pick up and drop, free wifi, laptop, mobile phone with local sim card, laundry services and request for special meals are all arranged.