Adipose Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) administration is a groundbreaking treatment in the field of regenerative medicine, particularly in the context of fertility enhancement. As modern technology continues to advance, those in the fertility sector need to be able to grow along with it – and one clinic is 100% dedicated to doing just that.
Rejuvenating Fertility Center (RFC), founded by Dr. Zaher Merhi, is the first fertility clinic to offer a unique blend of traditional and innovative fertility treatments. This includes one of the latest advancements in fertility technology: the use of Adipose-PRP for ovarian rejuvenation.
RFC first opened in Manhattan, New York City, and now has multiple New York locations and one Connecticut location, along with a location in the Bahamas. RFC also provides remote care and treatment around the globe. RFC promotes a holistic approach, and the team combines state-of-the-art treatments like Adipose-PRP with time-honored methods like acupuncture and meditation.
This provides a comprehensive and personalized fertility care experience and has made RFC the perfect starting point for this exciting new treatment, which will soon be making its way to the US.
“Adipose-PRP is a cutting-edge approach which is at the very forefront of reproductive medicine,” says Dr. Merhi. “It utilizes the regenerative potential of stem cells derived from adipose (fat) tissue to improve ovarian function and egg quality.”
Adipose-PRP treatment involves the use of platelet-rich plasma along with adipose (fat) cells. This PRP is rich in growth factors and cytokines that play a crucial role in regeneration of ovarian cells. In the context of fertility treatment, this method is used to rejuvenate the ovaries and, as Dr. Merhi shared, to improve egg quality.
The procedure starts with the extraction of a small amount of fat tissue, usually from the abdomen, through a process akin to mini-liposuction. The adipose tissue is then processed to isolate the stem cells. These cells are then IMMEDIATELY added to the PRP and together are then injected into the ovaries, with the aim of stimulating the dormant eggs and improving ovarian function and potentially forming “new younger” eggs from the stem cells.
“Our approach with Adipose-PRP administration is to utilize the body’s own healing mechanisms,” Dr. Merhi explains. “We are seeking to enhance ovarian function and egg quality by concentrating and using the growth factors found in the blood to activate the stem cells present in adipose tissue. It’s a natural solution that is offering new hope to women struggling with fertility issues and early menopause.”
So why adipose tissue? Dr. Merhi says that adipose tissue is chosen for this method due to its high content of mesenchymal stem cells, known for their ability to differentiate into various cell types, including new eggs. This makes them particularly effective in regenerative treatments. Moreover, the extraction of adipose tissue is less invasive and painful compared to bone marrow extraction, another common source of stem cells.
Adipose-PRP administration at RFC is primarily aimed at women with low ovarian reserve (low AMH, or high FSH blood levels), premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), early menopause, or those who have had chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure. This method is also considered for patients with poor egg and embryo quality, and those not eligible for hormone replacement therapy.
One of the major advantages of Adipose-PRP administration is its minimally invasive nature and the use of the patient’s own biological material, which reduces the risk of rejection and adverse reactions. Dr. Merhi says that the method is believed to offer a more natural approach to fertility enhancement compared to traditional treatments such as IVF using donor eggs, which can be very hard on the body – and expensive for couples whose insurance doesn’t cover these treatments.
RFC’s distinction in offering Adipose-PRP is in its innovative approach and commitment to evidence-based medicine. “You cannot achieve a successful pregnancy just by treating symptoms,” says Dr. Merhi. “We address the root cause of fertility issues at RFC. I believe that using techniques like Adipose-PRP administration is a clear indication of our willingness to explore new technology and create ever more personalized fertility treatments.”
40% of patients who underwent Adipose-PRP at RFC have reported improved ovarian function and/or better-quality eggs, which significantly enhances their chances of conception, both naturally and through IVF. This method has also shown promise in reducing menopausal symptoms and improving the overall reproductive health of patients.
RFC’s approach is heavily backed by basic science research and few clinical trials. Dr. Merhi and his team are continuously engaged in studies to further understand and enhance the efficacy of Adipose-PRP administration. “Our ongoing research is crucial in refining this method, ensuring that we are always at the cutting edge of fertility medicine,” states Dr. Merhi.
Adipose-PRP is a perfect fit for a clinic that is known worldwide for its holistic approach to fertility. “We believe strongly in a comprehensive, whole-body methodology when it comes to fertility,” Dr. Merhi affirms. “We consider physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of every patient. And we always try to go with the least invasive and most natural option for each patient.”
He adds that more organic treatments such as Adipose-PRP administration are ideal, since the more natural a treatment is, the more patients can safely partake in it – and benefit from it. “I feel that Adipose-PRP administration represents a significant advancement in fertility treatments,” Dr. Merhi says. “We will keep researching and will advocate for organic treatments that can help the highest number of patients to have healthy babies.”
Rejuvenating Fertility Clinic is New York and Connecticut’s first IVF Center to offer non-conventional, holistic, and organic fertility methods. The clinic is currently accepting patients and offers a variety of IVF options, egg donation and surrogacy, and other fertility treatments such as PRP and Adipose-PRP ovarian rejuvenation.
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