Medica Institute offer minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives for Peripheral Vascular Disease treatment to get your life back on track!

Peripheral Vascular Disease - before and after treatmentPeripheral Vascular Disease, also known as Peripheral arterial disease, and as the name implies is a condition involving the peripheral arteries. It is a condition in which blood flow to the arms, legs or other parts of the body becomes restricted. Peripheral Vascular Disease typically causes pain and fatigue, more often in legs – typically complains of pain in calf muscles, when walking that forces to stop (intermittent claudication) and especially during exercise.  The arteries are narrowed or occluded by atherosclerotic plaques (deposited lipids). There is a gradual build-up of plaque in the lining of the arteries and it results in the arteries becoming narrowed, leading to a restriction in the blood flow. The rate at which the plaques develop depends on a number of factors, the risk factors for developing peripheral vascular disease would be,

    • Family history of disease
    • Hypercholestrolemia or high cholesterol
    • Hypertension or high blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Being overweight
    • Smoking

Before Regenerative Therapy the only treatment available was surgery (angioplasty). Now a minimally invasive non-surgical Regenerative Therapy treatment offers a new horizon. By injecting your own mesenchymal cells, harvested as well as a simple blood sample, both processed and prepared in no longer than a few hours to be re-injected locally, in the affected area, new blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) is encouraged. Blood supply is restored through a bypass network of new vessels and the patient feels his extremities warm again and is able to move without pain.

Regenerative Therapy has helped untold amounts of people to improve their quality of life. It by means of several protocols will ultimately help initiate the self-healing cycle in the injured part of the body and the end result then is pain relief.


Non-surgical Regenerative treatments are a same-day procedures and the options are:

Platelet-rich plasma – PRP therapy
Mesenchymal cell therapy
SVF (Stromal vascular fraction) therapy

In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions. The choice of treatment is at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.

Please contact us for a consultation and complete assessment to determine whether or not your condition can be treated with these minimally invasive, non-surgical regenerative procedures.


What are the top Benefits of Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments?

With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments provides.  Over all Regenerative treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home within a few hours after injections in the affected area. Since you undergo an autologous transplant with the cells that originated within your own body, your immune system has no reason to attack them and is in turn much safer than other outside sources, there is no risk of contracting a transmittable infectious disease from a donor patient also. In fact, studies thus far have indicated no safety issues with fat-derived autologous (from self) cells. Because they are your own cells, the risk of rejection is eliminated. Like any procedure, there is a minute risk of infection at the sample collection and at the injection site. To minimise that risk the procedure is carried out under strict sterile conditions.

Am I a candidate for the Medica Institute therapies?

In general, Regenerative Medica Institute Therapies can be utilised by anyone, regardless of the age, race, or gender. However, in order to determine if you are a good candidate and will benefit the most from Regenerative treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Clinic to have an assessment done by our Consultant, who will review your medical records and determine if you are a qualified candidate for our therapy. The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.


Do Regenerative treatments or therapies work?

There are a number of studies that have been published in the Regenerative medicine demonstrating positive results from Regenerative treatments like Stem Cell therapy, PRP etc.

Regenerative therapies have now been utilised in clinical practice to treat degenerative knees, hips, shoulders and other joints for more than five years and are demonstrating excellent results. Patients are seeing marked reduction in pain as well as improvement in cartilage quality. A variety of well-founded clinical trials have been conducted on stem cell therapy for management and treatment of chronic pain. The trials concerning Regenerative therapies are widely published online (ex. on PubMed) and readily available for all to access. The use of Regenerative treatments are proving to be both a safe and effective means of treating many conditions. These treatments allow the body to heal and regenerate in ways that were thought impossible before. Regenerative technology provides a natural alternative to the use of medication and surgeries, which may be more harmful and invasive.

Regenerative therapy procedures are quickly becoming a first line treatment for chronic pain, degenerative joint disease, like arthritis or osteoarthritis, providing a minimally invasive option to avoid invasive surgical repair, and other various conditions. There are many Medica Stem Cell patient testimonials on our website who have experienced significant improvements on their condition for You to view.


When do I See Results?

What can I expect after Regenerative treatment?

Regenerative therapy only takes a few hours to complete and is performed in an outpatient setting, no general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Patients will be able to go home almost immediately after the injection is done. Since this therapy is an orthobiological treatment that requires time for the cells to restore the damaged area, patients may not feel the effect of the injection immediately. You will see gradual improvement as the cells help provide healing to the affected area.
The first day after the treatment, you might experience mild discomfort at injection site which should not be restrictive, mild pain in the treatment area may persist anything from a day to up to a week. This can be alleviated by rest and if needed simple pain killers may be prescribed.
Peripheral Vascular Disease treatment may or may not require repeat treatment. Most of the time repeat treatment is done because some improvement has been seen and more is sought.
Reviews of your progress may extend up to 6 months following the procedure. Reviews can be by means of a clinic visits or alternatively for your ease by video / phone call.
You will be asked during the period of follow up to keep an accurate record of your progress to compare to your starting point.
The final outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another depending on type and severity of the condition, age, etc…


Regenerative Therapy for Peripheral Vascular Disease may help patients who don’t respond to typical treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication, or are looking for safe alternatives to traditional treatments. Regenerative treatments are not suitable for all conditions and all patients. The consultant will be able to advise if you are a suitable candidate.


Your first step to exploring your treatment options Peripheral Vascular Disease is scheduling a consultation with our Consultant. To do so call us on 020 8168 2000 or alternatively book a consultation online or request a call back today!