The name Okyanos (Oh-key-AH-nos), the Greek god of the river Okeanos, symbolizes one of the primary mechanisms of adult stem cells—the improvement of blood flow in tissue which has an insufficient supply of blood, a condition medically known as ischemia.
Cell therapy has emerged as a promising new option for the millions of patients who live with debilitating symptoms of chronic orthopedic, neurological and autoimmune diseases or who have suffered a stroke, heart attack or other acute injuries.
Located in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Okyanos is a leader in cell therapy. Initially founded in 2011 as a Heart Institute, our treatment protocols were later expanded to include adult stem cell therapy for patients with severe and chronic medical needs that, per scientific research, clinical trials and application, can be safely and potentially efficaciously treated with patients’ own stem and regenerative cells.
Treatment at Okyanos utilizes adult stem cells (from your own body fat) which have the ability to decrease inflammation, repair or replace damaged tissue, facilitate better cell-to-cell communication and stimulate new blood vessel growth for better blood flow to the affected area(s). By harnessing the power of your body’s own natural repair mechanisms, it is possible to achieve a better quality of life with adult stem cell therapy.
Why The Bahamas?
Our stem cell facility, built to and operated in accordance with surgical center accreditation standards, is located in downtown Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. Our medical team is comprised of highly trained medical staff, and is led by a team of licensed doctors, medical professionals, cardiologists and cell therapy experts.
The Bahamian Government has maintained its commitment to the provision of cutting edge medical care. As such, national legislation has been passed which allows and regulates the use of patients’ own adult stem cells in the treatment of a wide spectrum of chronic conditions including heart disease, neurological disorders and orthopedic issues. Okyanos is proud to have been the first cell therapy facility to receive approval from the Bahamas National Stem Cell Ethics Committee (NSCEC) and began treating patients in 2014.
Okyanos Cell Therapy: Our Focus is You
Okyanos was founded to bring a new option, backed by strong science and rigorous clinical research, to patients with chronic diseases who have often exhausted all other options. Maximizing the quality of life for patients, their families and our society is the singular focus of Okyanos. To learn more, you may contact a Patient Liaison to request a free educational consultation or dial 855.OKYANOS (659.2667).
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