Stem Cell Therapies Specialist

Andrew J. Rochman, MD -  - General Surgery

Andrew J. Rochman, MD

General Surgery & Phlebology located in Plainview, NY

If chronic joint pain or an autoimmune disease isn’t improving with medications and other treatments, it may be time to consider the power of stem cell therapy. Andrew J. Rochman, MD, is highly experienced in customizing stem cell therapy plans to help your body heal itself and alleviate pain and other symptoms. At his Plainview, New York, office, Dr. Rochman offers comprehensive care and educational resources to help you get the most out of stem cell therapy. Learn more about your options for regenerative stem cell treatments by calling the office or by making an appointment online.

Stem Cell Therapies Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an innovative treatment option for numerous chronic health conditions. This type of therapy is known as regenerative medicine, which harnesses your body’s ability to heal found in powerful stem cells.

Stem cells grow naturally in the body, often found in your fatty tissue and bone marrow. Stem cells have the unique ability to regenerate into any type of cell, including bone, nerve tissue, and muscle.

Dr. Rochman withdraws a sample of these cells and reintroduces them into areas of the body damaged by injury or disease in a convenient, in-office procedure.

What conditions can stem cell therapy treat?

The versatility of stem cells makes them an ideal treatment option for regenerating many different areas of the body damaged by underlying disease or injury. Dr. Rochman may recommend stem cell therapy to alleviate symptoms and complications of:

  • Joint pain
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Dr. Rochman may be able to address other health issues with stem cells after a full review of your condition and your medical history.

How long does it take for stem cell therapies to work?

After Dr. Rochman introduces the stem cells into the treatment area, it takes time for new cells to generate and begin to heal your injury or improve your chronic condition.

Typically, within four to six weeks of treatment, you begin to notice a lessening of your pain and other symptoms and improved mobility in the affected area. 

Dr. Rochman can monitor your healing process in follow-up appointments to determine how effective stem cell therapy is for your condition.

Is stem cell therapy safe?

Because Dr. Rochman uses your body’s own supply of stem cells to treat chronic health conditions, there’s little risk for complications associated with a rejection of the cells.

As with any injection, there is a slight risk of infection at the injection site. You may also have some swelling and bruising in the treatment area that resolves on its own within a few days.

Typically, you can expect to resume your usual activities immediately after treatment. However, Dr. Rochman may recommend limiting strenuous exercise for a few days.

Find out if stem cell therapy is a good treatment option for your chronic health condition by calling Andrew J. Rochman, MD, or request an appointment online today.