Are Umbilical Cord Stem Cells a Thing?

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Hi, it’s Dr. Centeno, and I’d like to go over whether umbilical cord stem cells are a real thing –or, is this a scam?

So, many clinics are actively advertising that your stem cells are too old, hence you need to use young umbilical cord stem cells because there’s vials of these things that contain millions, live, and highly vital stem cells that they can inject.

There’s just one problem with that idea….

…And that’s reality.

We have at least three studies that have been done that show that show that amniotic and umbilical cord tissue – as being sold out there, and being used by these clinics – doesn’t actually have viable and functional mesenchymal stem cells as they claim.

In addition, we have this study, which is about to be published, which looked at five umbilical cord products.

So, on the left here (see image), you see the see those five umbilical cord products. These are commonly used by that advertise these things (i.e. umbilical & amniotic “stem cells”), and the fact that all of those plates are white means that they are no stem cells to be had in any of those products.

Now, this study by CSU, their Translational Medical Institute – on the right, that’s actually elderly and middle-aged bone marrow. And you see the purple dots there (see image)? Purple dots equals stem cells.

So, no stems cells in umbilical cord products being used by these clinics. [There are] Lots of stem cells in your own elderly bone marrow.

Why is this Happening?

 

By the time these umbilical cord tissues are harvested at a public hospital, they’re

  • Stored,
  • Transported,
  • stored (again),
  • processed,
  • bottled,
  • frozen,
  • shipped,
  • and shock-thawed in the doctor’s hand in the office, no living stem cells remain.

 

Note if a doctor gives you a White Paper produced by the company he uses, and that purports to show that there are lots of viable stem cells. But, regrettably, the tests used to look at viability in these white papers, while appearing scientific, aren’t nearly sophisticated enough to detect if the cells die over the first few days. That’s a process called apoptosis. When university labs test these products, that’s exactly what happens.

So, if you see a clinic advertising umbilical cord “stem cell” therapy, you need to run because that’s a scam.

 

Thanks so much for watching [or reading], and have a great day!

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Teresa White

My experience is that with regular strains, tears, and mild arthritis they can help you. But upkeep with them is a fortune. So you’ll need to decide if paying thousands a year for upkeep is worth it. I don’t believe they care about you. If something didn’t work and you have questions and email you, they will not reply. I have experienced this first hand. If they don’t like what they see for a review, they often have it removed, even if sites claim doctors can’t do that (I guess millionaire doctors can). I have also experienced this first hand. Their fees are truly disgusting and they can take advantage of the fact that most people are unfamiliar with regenerative medicine and don’t know better about the costs. One of the regenexx doctors (not Centeno or Schultz) even calls himself “Doctor Money” as an instagram account name. These people are greedy. The Centeno Schultz Marketing Manager, Caitlyn Talmadge and one of their doctors – Otono Silva – even placed two of the 5 star reviews on this site (near the bottom). “Yelp” and “Trustpilot Regenexx” have more fair and accurate online reviews in my opinion. There is something fishy about all of the non-stop, 5 star reviews. Google Centeno Shultz Reviews.

(5) Negative Centeno Schultz Clinic Google Reviews – (303) 429-6448

5 Negative Google Reviews of Centeno Schultz Clinic – (303) 429-6448

(303) 429-6448

The cost explanation was very misleading. I was told that insurance would not cover the procedure and that I had to pay in full up front. I agreed. Then a month later I received a bill from the clinic for an additional $700. I called the billing department and was told that this was the amount remaining that insurance would not cover. I explained that at the time of scheduling, that insurance was not an option. The representative said ,”she has had several clients confused about this. The billing manager refused to adjust the bill. My wife and I have been patients of Dr Schultz for many years and think he’s great. But this is very disappointing and we won’t be going back. They need to train their people better.
(303) 429-6448

My experience is that with regular strains, tears, and mild arthritis they can help you. But upkeep with them is a fortune. So you’ll need to decide if paying thousands a year for upkeep is worth it. I don’t believe they care about you. If something didn’t work and you have questions and email you, they will not reply. I have experienced this first hand. If they don’t like what they see for a review, they often have it removed, even if sites claim doctors can’t do that (I guess millionaire doctors can). I have also experienced this first hand. Their fees are truly disgusting and they can take advantage of the fact that most people are unfamiliar with regenerative medicine and don’t know better about the costs. One of the regenexx doctors (not Centeno or Schultz) even calls himself “Doctor Money” as an instagram account name. These people are greedy. The Centeno Schultz Marketing Manager, Caitlyn Talmadge and one of their doctors – Otono Silva – even placed two of the 5 star reviews on this site (near the bottom). “Yelp” and “Trustpilot Regenexx” have more fair and accurate online reviews in my opinion. There is something fishy about all of the non-stop, 5 star reviews.
(303) 429-6448

Rude staff. Tried to be nice when I called (303) 429-6448 and got hung up on. Tired to help fix the problem and got yelled at. I dont care if this was the last place on earth, I will never go to a place that is so disrespectful. Maybe you’re nice to patients but you are downright nasty to everyone else.
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My daughter and I were both patients of Dr. Shultz for over 5 years. Both of us were pleased with the outcomes. The staff is amazing. But recently, my daughter after multiple PRP treatnents on a bulging disc got zero pain relief, with over $5,000 in out of pocket expenses.

We called (303) 429-6448 and emailed multiple times asking about other options available with NO reply. This was troubling beyond belief. We thought they cared but obviously they didn’t. More than anything the inability of Dr. Schultz to respond was devastating after such a long Dr/patient relationship.

We have since gone on to other options with better results.

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I will stick to just the facts. First appointment cost $550, I was told that I had three tears in my right and two in my left shoulder and had a 30% chance that the stem cell treatment would work. I forgot my MRI so I came back and Dr. Shultz spent 10 min then had to leave and it cost $160 and that my neck needed treatment. I ask if I could have one shoulder done and the answer was no, two for $8,000. Neck for $2,000. Next I scheduled an appointment and was given the patient package that said there was only a 20 t0 40% chance that they would get sufficient stem cells to do both shoulders. Then why would they not let me do one shoulder because they were not going to get enough stem cell to do both. They are more interested in the dollars than the patient. Dr. Shultz is in such a hurry that his explanation are confusing, I had another person with me who agreed we did not know what they were going to do with the left, right shoulder and the neck.

Centeno Schultz Clinic Lone Tree: READ Before You Go

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About Centeno-Schultz Clinic Lone Tree, CO

Centeno-Schultz Clinic Lone Tree, CO (303-429-6448) operates stem cell therapy clinics in Broomfield & Lone Tree, Colorado. Their team is lead by Christopher J Centeno, MD & John R. Schultz, MD. Dr. Centeno, M.D. is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedics. Dr. Schultz is an interventional pain management specialist and is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology.

“Where Orthopedic Stem Cells Injections Were Invented — Based in Broomfield & South Denver, the Centeno-Schultz Clinics are America’s premier regenerative medicine orthopedic clinic and non-surgical sports medicine clinic, devoted to providing pain relief without medications or surgery. Our interventional orthopedic clinic treats patients with a variety of joint, spine and neck problem areas from all over North America, Europe, and Asia.” Per Centeno Schultz Clinic’s website.

FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies

Some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful.

Centeno-Schultz Attacks Other Stem Cell Clinics to Gain More Business

Centeno-Schultz is not a clinic, they are a business that runs a factory like stem cell clinic. In the last year they have attacked 6 competing Clinics with negative articles on their blog. This tactic is often seen by unethical business owners who try and push out their competition and create more growth for their own business. Christopher J. Centeno, M.D is the author of the following posts below attacking their local competition.

https://centenoschultz.com/mile-high-spine-and-pain-stem-cells/

https://centenoschultz.com/keystone-health-and-wellness-center-stem-cell-review/

https://centenoschultz.com/cendant-stem-cell/

https://centenoschultz.com/denver-regenerative-medicine-review/

https://centenoschultz.com/colorado-medical-solutions-review/

https://centenoschultz.com/redtail-wellness-centers-review/

Each of the links above lead to articles written by Dr. Centeno. Since publishing, it is safe to say that Centeno-Schultz Clinic’s sales have skyrocketed.

As a reader and/or potential patient, would you call this ethical behavior from a Medical Doctor?

 

Before You Choose To See Dr. Centeno: Read The Reviews

Below are (3) Google Reviews of Christopher J Centeno MD’s Stem Cell Clinic. Their staff did not respond to any of these. Many of their 5 Star reviews seem to be fake or paid for. Does this seem like an ethical business? You decide.

Chris Laforge

8 reviews · 1 photo
Let me first start off by saying that I have never been spoken to so rudely before in my life by someone on the phone. I was told that any information that I needed is on their website AKA don’t waste our time on the phone. When I started to ask about the procedures and how it worked they told me again that everything is on their website. I will not be going here. – Read more Centeno Schultz reviews on Google.

Dn 71213

3 reviews

They get zero stars but you have to leave one to leave a review

I found Centeno Schultz Clinic Lone Tree, CO but be more concerned with making money versus doing the right thing. I saw Dr. Christopher J Centeno MD a few months ago. They first of all charged my insurance $1900 for a 45 minute visit, I have to pay $500 of that. Then, well of course they can help me with my knee, as well as my ankle. After I got an MRI they wanted to charge me again for MY test results. I have NEVER had a doctor charge me for MY test results.

Because of the billing fees, I got a second opinion from a well known ortho group in the Denver area, who is known doing stem cell as well. They said it would be a total waste to do stem cell on my knee because it is so torn up from sports and life that treatment would give me a couple of months of pain relief at best. But Centeno assured me they could help, no conversation of surgery, for the cost of $6500 to $7500ish.

I strongly suggest getting second opinions before letting Centeno do anything to you!!! They will take your money but after that no guarantees. Many of the reviews comment on a rude staff, I would call them more robot like, they aren’t in it for good bed side manners or true patient care. – Read more Centeno Schultz (303-429-6448) reviews on Google.

Fred Ziffer

5 reviews
The cost explanation was very misleading. I was told that insurance would not cover the procedure and that I had to pay in full up front. I agreed. Then a month later I received a bill from the clinic for an additional $700. I called the billing department and was told that this was the amount remaining that insurance would not cover. I explained that at the time of scheduling, that insurance was not an option. The representative said ,”she has had several clients confused about this. The billing manager refused to adjust the bill. My wife and I have been patients of Dr Schultz for many years and think he’s great. But this is very disappointing and we won’t be going back to Centeno Schultz Clinic Lone Tree, CO. They need to train their people better.