The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is devoted to advancing successful outcomes and quality care in the area of adult stem cell regenerative medicine. Therapy is offered for a variety of inflammatory and degenerative conditions under an IRB Approved Research Protocol with Board Certified physicians at eight locations in Chicagoland.
Your stem cells are your body’s natural healing cells. They are recruited by chemical signals emitted by damaged tissues (e.g. organs, cartilage, tendon) to repair and regenerate your damaged cells. Stem cells derived from your own body are the next major advancement in medicine.
The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute (TRSCI) has the technology and protocols to produce a solution rich with your own stem cells. Under our national investigational research protocols, the regenerative therapies are used to study a number of degenerative conditions and diseases.
TRSCI specializes in the use of adipose (fat) derived stem cells. With our current technology and protocols, we harvest your own cells under a local anesthetic, break down the collagen that binds the fat and stem cells, then separate out a solution rich in your own stem cells. The process used by TRSCI yields extremely high numbers of stem cells.
Stem cells can be harvested from several areas on your body that has an adequate supply, but we prefer to harvest it from the areas that will give you the best cosmetic result. The mini-liposuction is done under local anesthetic. This procedure is done under strict sterility and the processing of the cells uses a completely closed system. One of our experts will inject the cells according to the most appropriate route. This is called “deployment.”
Because it’s your own DNA material, no rejection occurs. A solution rich with your stem cells is administered through injection into tissues, joints, or veins. The entire procedure takes approximately three hours.
John Prunskis, M.D., F.I.P.P.
John V. Prunskis, M.D. FIPP, is one of Illinois’ most esteemed specialists. Dr. Prunskis is an eight time winner of the Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award as voted by his peers, and has been honored as a US News and World Report Top Physician.
Board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management, Dr. Prunskis is founder and Medical Director of The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute. He is also a Clinical Professor at Chicago Medical School.
Terri Dallas-Prunskis, M.D.
Terri Dallas-Prunskis, M.D. earned her medical degree and completed her residency at Howard University School of Medicine.
She then went on to attend the University of New Jersey School of Medicine, where she completed her Pain Management Fellowship. Before co-founding the Illinois Pain Institute, Dr. Dallas-Prunskis was recruited by the University of Chicago to develop and direct its comprehensive pain management center, where she was Chairman for seven years.
Dr. Dallas-Prunskis is the Co-Founder of The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute and oversees the Institutional Review Board approved regenerative medicine treatments.
Chadi Yaacoub, M.D., F.I.P.P.
Chadi Yaacoub, M.D. FIPP received his medical degree from the prestigious Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his internship and residency at Wayne State University and was asked to stay on with the University for his Fellowship.
Dr. Yaacoub is Double Board Certified, well respected by his peers and patients, and an expert in regenerative medicine.
Asghar Rizvi, M.D.
Asghar Rizvi, M.D. is Double Board Certified and earned his Medical Degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. His Internship and Residency in Anesthesiology was completed at Loyola University Medical Center.
Dr. Rizvi completed his Fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He is active in numerous professional societies.