Our experienced medical professionals put your healing needs first. We are proud to provide a high quality level of customer service, medical experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all our patients. Our goal is to make you feel better as quickly as possible.
With years of experience, our Regenerative Institute medical team will assess you and create a custom stem cell therapy treatment and recovery plan that's right for you. We understand the importance of educating you on the most effective ways to take care of your body, so that your specific orthopedic procedures can heal quickly.
Dr. Thomas Bond will not only treat your existing conditions, but will also work to prevent pain and illness from occurring. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body using stem cell therapy, to live your best life possible.
Regenerative Medicine is a sub-specialty of Medicine that utilizes various techniques and processes to stimulate cellular repair or healing of damaged tissues.
At Regenerative Medicine Institute of Louisiana, we employ a Total Systems approach to each patient in order to evaluate and correct any “total-body” deficiencies or aberrations, which may negatively influence healing. Regenerative Orthopedic techniques are proving to have a place in healing both acute injuries, and with those of a more chronic nature. The body’s Immune System can indeed heal chronic pain – if given the right environment, time, and stimulus.
Today, the management of chronic pain accounts for billions of healthcare dollars spent annually, and is all too often suppressed into relief temporarily by utilizing medications and interventions, which fail to address the underlying problem. This, unfortunately for the patient, leads to intermittent bouts of suppressed pain and continuations of the underlying cause of the pain.
At Regenerative Medicine Institute of Louisiana, our approach is different. Here, we attempt to target the underlying cause of the pain and remedy it. Specifically, we aim to heal it. By utilizing an integrated approach of regenerative medicine we have been able to help hundreds of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain improve their daily function.
Regenerative medicine is a specialty with the goal of repairing and rebuilding damaged tissue naturally through targeted interventions. These interventions are multi-faceted: surgical injection procedures, removal of toxic mediators, such as anti-inflammatory agents, biomechanical approaches, such as weight loss, nutritional supplements, and behavioral changes.
The Regenexx Degenerative Disc Procedure is a non-surgical treatment option for patients suffering from degenerative lumbar, thoracic, or cervical discs. The procedure is intended to help patients avoid spinal fusion surgery or frequent high dose steroid epidural injections and their side effects.
The Regenexx Adipose Derived (AD) Procedure was created to combine the traditional Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure with super-platelet mix and add a structural “fat graft” that’s filled with adipose stem cells. This graft can be used to help structural problems within the joint.
Regenexx-SD (Same Day) is our second-generation procedure that utilizes a patient’s own bone-marrow derived stem cells to enhance the body’s ability to regenerate damaged musculoskeletal tissues. The nucleated cell portion of the bone marrow aspirate is the fraction where the stem cells live, so the higher the number the better. The Regenexx-SD process produces about 3 times more of these important cells per cc injected.
Regenexx Rotator Cuff is a targeted procedure for treating tears of the Rotator Cuff. Rotator Cuff tears are the most common injury of the shoulder, and the most difficult to successfully fix surgically. Of the 40,000 Rotator Cuff tear surgeries performed each year, 6 out of 10 fail, resulting in impaired strength and range of motion or re-tearing. Regenexx Rotator Cuff has produced successful outcomes for a large percentage of patients treated.
Regenexx ACL is a site-specific procedure developed for treating Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears. Torn ACL is one of the most common knee injuries we see and many ACL tears can be treated with a Regenexx Stem Cell or Blood Platelet injection in all but the most serious cases. As long as the ACL is intact, we have seen good success in patients with partial ACL tears, as well as complete non-retracted anterior cruciate ligament tears.
How can you supercharge your own stem cells? Our Super Concentrated Platelet procedure yields a much more pure and higher concentration of platelets then is normally found in bedside machine made platelet rich plasma. Platelets contain healing growth factors and based on our in-vitro lab data, getting more of them to an area can help your own stem cells be more active.
There are times when the physician wants all of the growth factors contained in platelets immediately available to the area to prompt healing. In addition, there are areas of the body where using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may cause too much inflammation. As a result, our physicians use the Regenexx PL (Platelet Lysate) Procedure to crack open the platelets to allow all of the growth factors to be immediately available to your body.
Proliferation Injection Therapy, or Prolotherapy is the surgical injection procedure used to stimulate natural healing. These injections are placed into the targeted damaged tissue areas and promote a “proliferative” response by encouraging the body’s immune system to flood into the area and trigger the natural healing cascade.
Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy (PNT) is a procedure where a needle is advanced through the skin, under the direct visual guidance of using Ultrasound, to make small holes and slices in a tendon. This is done in order to treat tendinopathy and its tendon-related pain via causing microtrauma and breaks in the scar tissue.
In 1994, Dr. Bond received his Masters of Science in Physiology & Biophysics from the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock prior to entering medical school in 1995. Subsequently, he earned his Medical Doctorate from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans before completing a Family Medicine residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. His education continued with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine at Duke University Medical School in Durham, NC. In 2003, Dr. Bond was recruited to LSU Medical Center in New Orleans as the Chief of Sports Medicine.
During his three-year tenure at LSU, Dr. Bond lectured to medical students, residents, and fellows, and was the Medical Program Director for the LSU Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. After founding TotalCare Health and Wellness Medical Center in 2007, Dr. Bond became the first physician to perform ultrasound-guided Regenerative Injection Procedures in the state of Louisiana. He has since performed thousands of these injections, making him far and away the most experienced practitioner of IROM, or Interventional Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine, in Louisiana and the southern Gulf States region.
At this time, Dr. Bond is the exclusive Louisiana physician provider of the Regenexx suite of Regenerative Orthopedic stem-cell procedure, and in 2018 opened the doors to the Regenerative Medicine Institute of Louisiana. Here, orthopedic treatments and procedures using adult stem cell therapy, prolotherapy, and platelet-rich plasma are delivered using precise ultrasound, an in-house laboratory, and dedicated regenerative medicine protocols.
Dr. Bond is currently serving as the President of the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM), an international non-profit organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion of regenerative medicine education around the world. Recognized internationally as an expert in the field, Dr. Bond is the youngest President ever to lead the AAOM as the continued leader in Interventional Regenerative Orthopedics, and continues to lecture to physician colleagues, medical students and residents in international locations like Cancun, Hong Kong, and Argentina
Our Regenerative Medicine Procedures are not considered to be a covered service by any insurance. Office visits and any other covered services will be filed to your insurance. We accept most insurance plans, but DO NOT accept Medicaid, Medicare, or TriCare.
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