Healing Through Regenerative Medicine

MatriStem Pelvic Floor Matrix

It’s no surprise that as we age our bodies change. And part of the aging process can involve changes such as Pelvic Organ Prolapse, a medical condition resulting in a woman’s bladder-rectal areas moving from their original and natural positioning. Join Dr. Heather van Raalte, urogynecologist from Princeton, New Jersey, as she talks about better healing through regenerative medicine and the MatriStem Pelvic Floor Matrix, a  new alternative product for pelvic floor surgery.


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A More Natural Alternative

If you are suffering from a pelvic organ disorder, talk to your doctor about a more natural alternative to the synthetic vaginal mesh

Are you experiencing urinary incontinence, overactive bladder or pelvic organ prolapse?

You’re not alone. You may be suffering from a pelvic organ disorder, which can have a very large impact of your quality of life! Pelvic organ disorders may not be life-threatening, but they can rob you of enjoying your day to day activities, affect your body image and be uncomfortable or painful to deal with.

It’s a fairly common condition with half of all women over the age of 50 experiencing some degree of pelvic organ prolapse or other pelvic floor disorders. Twenty percent of women over 60 will require surgical intervention.

We’ve all seen the commercials on TV from trial lawyers about complications arising from synthetic meshes being used in these surgeries. There are several new approaches and technologies of natural materials that are being used to improve pelvic organ prolapse.

A biologically derived graft like ACell’s MatriStem Pelvic Floor Matrix (PFM) is:

• A tissue-based product that is used during surgery for pelvic floor repair Provides the body with a scaffold containing a collection of collagens and proteins that allow the body’s cells to integrate naturally into the site of repair. Over time, MatriStem PFM is completely replaced with tissue that is similar to normal vaginal wall tissue, without foreign material permanently left in the body.

• Is inserted through a small incision in the vagina and positioned between the bladder or rectum and vaginal wall. The product is attached to internal structures with sutures to return your bladder/rectum to its proper position.

• Reinforces the weakened area while promoting the formation of new tissue that provides support to the surrounding pelvic organs. Unlike a synthetic mesh which is left permanently in the body, MatriStem PFM is resorbed and replaced with tissue that is similar to normal vaginal tissue.

This surgery can be performed in less than 1 hour……so isn’t it time to find the right doctor and get back to enjoying your life again?

For more information, please go to: http://www.pfdoptions.com and http://www.voicesforpfd.org

Watch this recent Balancing Act segment here (link) to learn about the latest treatment options for pelvic floor disorders with Dr. Heather van Raalte, board-certified urogynecologist at Princeton Urogynecology and consultant to ACell and other surgical companies.

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The Balancing Act® Talks New Medical Advancements for Pelvic Floor Disorders

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The Balancing Act® Talks New Medical Advancements for Pelvic Floor Disorders, Breast Cancer Index Screening Test

ACell, Inc. and bioTheranostics Take Center Stage on February 18 Show at 7:30 a.m. on Lifetime

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG– February 17, 2015) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® will focus on women’s health with a discussion on pelvic floor disorder and a new test that is helping cancer survivors on February 18, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®. Tune in as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with lively conversations, and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

Don’t miss these featured “Health Matters” segments taking center stage on The Balancing Act:

• Healing Through Regenerative Medicine – with ACell, Inc.
Half of all women over the age of 50 experience some degree of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, a medical condition resulting in a woman’s bladder-rectal area moving from their original and natural positioning. Join Dr. Heather van Raalte, board-certified urogynecologist and consultant to ACell and other surgical companies, as she talks about new treatment options through regenerative medicine. MatriStem® Pelvic Floor Matrix is a new alternative product for pelvic floor surgery that is tissue-based and non-synthetic. For more information please visit: http://www.PFDoptions.com

• Breast Cancer Index Screening Test – with BioTheranostics
Breast cancer survivors might wonder what comes next—will their cancer come back? Should they stay on anti-estrogen therapies beyond 5 years? Now there is a simple test providing answers for survivors. Please join us as we welcome Dr. Ann Stroh, a Medical Oncologist, and Dr. Catherine Schnabel from bioTheranostics, who will talk about the Breast Cancer Index or BCI, which reveals the level of risk of recurrence of a woman’s cancer after five years as well as the latest in personalized medicine. For more information, please go to: http://www.answersbeyond5.com

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