ThriveMD, a Vail-based medical practice that offers regenerative and restorative medicine, recently announced the opening of an office in Aspen.
Dr. Scott Brandt, Medical Director for ThriveMD, specializes in minimally invasive stem cell therapies to repair joint, tendon, ligament and spine pain.
The procedure is relevant for chronic wear and tear arthritic issues as well as acute injuries. Patient funded stem cell studies are also being performed for many systemic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Diabetes Type II. Dr. Brandt also provides natural, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women interested in optimizing their health and preventing the diseases associated with aging.
ThriveMD has formed a new partnership with leading Aspen plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Martin. Dr. Brandt will begin seeing patients in Aspen at the office located at 400 W Main St # 100 starting July 10. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brandt, call 970.456.3949.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Brandt specialized in interventional pain management where he performed tens of thousands of image-guided injections without a single complication. He is now one of a select few physicians in the country to be trained in the latest stem cell treatments which are saving many patients from undergoing difficult joint replacement and spinal surgeries.
“Stem cell therapy is groundbreaking medical science that uses the body’s healing response to repair both long term arthritic pain as well as new acute injuries,” explains Dr. Brandt whose technique begins by taking a patient’s own adult stem cells, concentrating the cells into a small injection, and then reintroducing them utilizing image-guidance into the area of concern.
“Stem cells stimulate the body to repair and replace tissue that has disintegrated over time or been traumatized from injury or overuse. Most patients experience pain relief in two to twelve weeks. Over a period of six to twelve months, most can see positive changes on their MRIs.”
Dr. Brandt is equally enthusiastic about the results he is getting with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. He points out that as we age, we experience significant changes in our body that are often caused by decreased hormone production. “Whether its weight gain, difficulty sleeping, lack of energy, decrease in libido or other ailments, an individual’s quality of life can be drastically affected,” he adds.
“Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has made it possible for men and women to restore the energy they felt at their prime, keeping them active in every way: physically, socially, emotionally and sexually.” Bioidenticals are natural, plant-derived hormones identical to your body’s own, and they’re free of the risks associated with synthetic hormones. Dr. Brandt has undergone extensive training by the leading authority on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Neal Rouzier.
Dr. Brandt’s expertise in interventional pain management has kept him on the leading edge of medical innovations that promise longer lasting results with minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Brandt is licensed in the state of Colorado. He is Board Certified by the America Board of Anesthesiology, and has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine.