Dr. Robert Nucci, founder of Nucci Medical Cllnic, has been in practice for seventeen years in
the Tampa Bay area. Our practice is all about Innovation Quality and Personal Care.
We specialize in minimally invasive neck and spine surgery, general orthopedics, Pain
Management, Cosmetic Surgery and Weight Loss.
Our Doctors are all Board Certified or board eligible and we treat patients in our state of the art facility
We treat patients who have been in auto accidents, falls, workers compensation injuries
and other injuries.
Please call our office to schedule your consultation and to get our updated list of
auto and health insurances accepted. Our number is 813-864-3998 or 877-NUCCI-MD
or visit online at www.nuccimedical.com
About Stem Cells
Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells that exist among the normal fully differentiated cells of the body. They have been identified in the brain, peripheral blood, blood vessels , skeletal muscle, bone marrow and fat. The primary role of adult stem cells is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. Stem cells remain quiet and non-dividing for long periods of time until they are activated by an injury or disease to the tissue or organ where they reside. Once activated they begin to divide and coordinate a specialized healing process for the body's repair. They both form new differentiated tissue and stimulate other cells of the body to promote repair .
Although stem cells exist in many tissues of the body, adipose tissue or fat is the body's richest source of adult stem cells. Most of the stem cells from fat are mesenchymal stem cells that have the greatest potential to differentiate into various cell types. Mesenchymal stem cells appear to be the body's most powerful tool for self-repair and fat is the best source.
Using this powerful source of self-repair is the goal of stem cell therapy. The body's own stem cells can be harvested for this purpose.
Stem cells from fat are removed from the patient by liposuction and the fat is processed to isolate the stem cells and other supporting cells that help with the healing process.
Fat or adipose derived stem cells are used in plastic cosmetic surgery to improve the viability of fat grafts to the face and other areas of the body
In orthopedics stem cell injections into the shoulder and knee are used to decrease inflammation and promote healing
In spinal surgery stem cells are used to promote early bony fusion and improve healing .
Nucci Medical clinic is a leader in stem cell research and its uses in patient care in orthopedics and plastic surgery .