August 14, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Poll: How many stem cell treatments have you had?

Stem cell treatment cost August 2018The cost of stem cell treatments is a big deal for many reasons including the burden it puts on patients, who often then turn to friends, family and even the Internet to try to obtain the money needed to pay the for-profit clinic.

A reasonable question to ask is how the cost of a stem cell treatment compares to the costs of more standard of care options. Most often clinic stem cell offerings are more expensive, but not always. However, “value” is another consideration directly related to whether the clinic offerings are actually effective or not.

I recently did a poll on stem cell treatment cost that you can see here, which was very interesting. I’ve pasted an image of the results at right updated as of today. I haven’t crunched the numbers, but it looks like the average cost is around $7,500.

Many patients get more than 1 stem cell treatment and some get many on a regular basis over years, which of course impacts total cost. My impression is that the repeated injections are more common at adipose and amniotic clinics versus bone marrow ones, but no data on that.

Getting back to my earlier look at cost, I didn’t factor in multiple treatments into that poll, which would have ramped up total cost. Instead that poll more reflects price per treatment.

I have a new poll today with the question, “how many stem cell treatments you’ve gotten?” If you’ve had at least one stem cell treatment, please participate in the poll below. Thanks.

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