A doctor in New Bern is using stem cells from a patients own body fat to heal injuries. Dr. Angelo Tellis uses a new procedure, it's a type of regenerative medicine that takes fat from a patient's body, then in a special mixture, is injected back into the body to spur healing. According to Tellis, stem cells grow naturally in fat. Using those stem cells, the body's natural healing processes can take injuries, such as sports injuries, and heal them naturally.
"It's called regenerative medicine," Tellis said. "The idea of it being we can harvest your body's own natural healing capabilities and use that to repair, restore and rebuild tissue." .....
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