top of page
  • westendfootankle

"Precision Healing: Dr. Weiss’s Expertise in Placental Cell Injections for Peripheral Neuropathy"

Peripheral neuropathy, characterized by damage to the peripheral nerves, often presents with symptoms such as pain, numbness, and weakness, particularly in the feet. One innovative treatment involves placental cell injections, which leverage the regenerative properties of placental-derived cells to promote nerve healing and symptom relief.

peripheral neuropathy stem cell

Placental cells, rich in growth factors, cytokines, and extracellular matrix proteins, exhibit anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. These cells can help modulate the immune response, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue repair and regeneration. The process typically involves:

1. Harvesting and Preparation: Placental tissue is obtained from consenting donors following childbirth. The cells are then isolated, purified, and prepared for injection.

2. Injection Procedure: The prepared placental cells are injected directly into the affected foot areas. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.

3. Mechanism of Action: Once injected, the placental cells release growth factors and cytokines that help reduce inflammation, promote angiogenesis (forming new blood vessels), and stimulate the repair and regeneration of damaged nerve tissues.

Clinical studies have shown promising results, with many patients experiencing significant pain relief and functional improvement.

The minimally invasive technique for treating peripheral neuropathy using placental cell injections involves precise, targeted delivery of regenerative cells to the affected nerves. Dr. Weiss, who has been performing this treatment for over 25 years, employs a refined method to maximize efficacy and minimize patient discomfort. Here is a detailed overview of the technique:

1. Patient Evaluation: Before the procedure, patients undergo a thorough evaluation, including a detailed medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) to assess the extent and location of nerve damage.

2. Preparation: Placental cells are prepared under strict sterile conditions. The cells are harvested from consenting donors, processed to isolate the therapeutic components, and tested for safety and viability.

3. Anesthesia: The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. This minimizes the risks associated with general anesthesia and allows quicker recovery.

4. Ultrasound Guidance: Dr. Weiss uses ultrasound imaging to guide the injections. This ensures precise placement of the cells directly into the damaged nerve areas, enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment while avoiding damage to surrounding tissues.

5. Injection: Placental cells are injected into the targeted areas using a fine needle. This minimally invasive technique reduces tissue trauma, decreases the risk of infection, and promotes faster healing than more invasive surgical options.

6. Post-Procedure Care: Patients are monitored briefly after the injection to ensure no immediate adverse reactions. They are typically advised to avoid strenuous activities for a few days but can usually resume normal activities shortly after the procedure.

7. Follow-up: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the patient’s progress, evaluate the response to treatment, and make any necessary adjustments. These follow-ups are crucial to ensure long-term success and address any emerging issues.

Dr. Weiss's extensive experience in this field contributes to the high success rates and patient satisfaction associated with this treatment. His expertise ensures that the procedure is performed with precision and care, relieving the debilitating symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Dr. Weiss has been administering placental cell injections for almost 30 years, and his extensive experience underscores the importance of precise needle placement for successful outcomes. Accurately targeting the affected areas is one critical factor in achieving optimal results.

To ensure precision, the injection is guided by both ultrasound and fluoroscopy. Ultrasound imaging allows Dr. Weiss to visualize the exact location of the nerves and surrounding tissues in real-time, while fluoroscopy provides detailed X-ray images to enhance accuracy further. This dual imaging approach ensures that the placental cells are delivered directly to the damaged nerves, maximizing the therapeutic benefits and minimizing the risk of complications.

By combining his vast experience with advanced imaging techniques, Dr. Weiss can offer a highly effective, minimally invasive treatment for peripheral neuropathy. This approach reduces patient discomfort and recovery time and significantly improves the chances of symptom relief and nerve regeneration.

5 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page