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Department of tissue regeneration therapy and stem cell therapy

Prof. Dr. Robert Soler Rich
regenerative medicine

About the department

The department of tissue regeneration therapy and stem cell therapy at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona is the world leader in regenerative medicine. Based on the department, a protocol for cultivating mesenchymal stem cells was developed, which can regenerate tissues as has been scientifically proven. The department successfully treats tendons, cartilage, vertebral discs, bones and salivary glands. The department conducted 22 clinical trials and showed that only by multiplying cells in the laboratory can one achieve a volume that allows tissue to regenerate. Since its founding in 2003, the centre of tissue regeneration has restored the quality of life of more than 1,200 patients with pathologies that were considered impossible. High-qualified doctors have also helped prolong the sporting careers of many of the world's most famous elite athletes.

Therapy with cultured mesenchymal stem cells has received personal approval from the health authorities. With the help of regenerative medicine, the treatment method avoids surgical operations and prosthetics, cures unviable pathologies today and recovers patients much more efficiently and quickly. Doctors of the department also specialize in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. The department is one of the few with a laminar flow cabinet, which is the best procedure for obtaining higher quality and safer PRP therapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Tendon injuries
  • Lumbar degenerative discopathy 
  • Tendinopathy 
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Chronic lumbar pain 
  • Pseudoarthrosis 
  • Avascular necrosis 
  • Xerostomy 

Diagnosis:

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Bone scintigraphy (nuclear medicine imaging technique)
  • Myelography (a contrast dye and X-rays to look for problems in the spinal canal)
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy 
  • Puncture from joint (to remove excess fluid from the joint)
  • Ultrasound examination

Treatment: 

  • Pharmacotherapy 
  • Pain relief 
  • Immune therapy 
  • Therapy with cultured mesenchymal stem cells
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy
  • Sport medicine 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Other treatment options 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1981 Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Sports medicine and biology, Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse
  • Sports Traumatology, Paul Sabatier University Toulouse

Experience

  • 1992 - 2000 Rheumatology Specialist, Mútua de Terrassa Hospital
  • Founder and Co-Director of the Institute of Regenerative Tissue Therapy (ITRT) at Teknon Medical Center
  • 1996 Faculty Member, Teknon Medical Center

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Spanish Society of Rheumatology
  • MuscleTech Network
  • Clinical and Experimental Research Group on Veterinary Trauma Medicine and Orthopaedics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
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