SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Ask the Medical Experts
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is the practice of
restoring normal function to a body organ
or system, utilizing the body’s own healing
mechanisms, the most important of which is
adult stem cells. These cells replace damaged
or diseased tissue in the normal course of
healing. There is an explosion in clinic research around the world involving using large
quantities of your own stem cells to create
rapid cures for injury and illness. Alzheimers,
heart disease, stroke, blood disease and many
others are showing promising results.
Now it is possible to store healthy cells in
a FDA registered facility in the U.S. for future
personal use in Regenerative Medicine. Our
medical office offers collection of samples in
a simple office procedure. H i l
Why choose cosmetic surgery?
The purpose is to provide choices of surgical and nonsurgical
procedures that will reshape normal structures of the body in
order to improve appearance and self-esteem.
How do you know if you have picked the right and best
plastic surgeon for your needs?
Be sure your surgeon is board certified and has specific
training in plastic surgery. Ask how many procedures he or she
has done in the area you are considering. Is your surgeon on
the medical staff at the local hospital? Is the facility accredited,
especially if it’s an office or ambulatory surgery center? Have a
thorough understanding of the surgery and what your surgeon
can and cannot accomplish. One visit to a surgeon’s office is
usually not enough. Take a spouse or significant other with you
to be sure you hear everything important about your surgery.
Following this list will help you make the right decision.
Plastic & reconstructive surgery
(L to R): Katherine King, Stem Cell Counselor; Zidi Berger, MD,
Medical Director; Susan Berg, Practice Coordinator