Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.
Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints. Stem cells are cells that have the ability to divide and develop into many different cell types in the body. Stem cells may also help repair the body by dividing to replenish cells that are damaged by disease, injury, or normal wear. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or to become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a nerve cell, cartilage cell, disk cell, or bone cell.
Dr. Siddiqi is a board certified spine surgeon and is fellowship-trained in both endoscopic spinal surgery and reconstructive spinal surgery. He holds an MS in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester and received his Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and is a member of the North American Spine Society, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Before co-founding the Trinity Spine Center in 2006, Dr. Siddiqi also completed a fellowship in Endoscopic Spine Surgery at the Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Hayes is a board cerfified spine surgeon and is fellowship trained in both endoscopic and reconstructive spine surgery. He received his Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Grande is the Director of the Stem Cell Research Laboratory at Trinity Spine Center. He is Associate Investigator and Director of Research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Resarch. He will also be serving as scientific program chairman for the next World Congress of the ICRS 2015.
Dr. Grande completed his PhD at New York Univeristy and his post-doctoral fellowship in biomechanics at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He has worked extenstively in the area of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. His early work developed the first use of cell based therapy for cartilage repair, currently known as autologus chondrocyte transplantation.