Stem cell therapy restores Kumba's mobility

"Honolulu’s first in-clinic stem cell therapy was performed June 21, 2012 on Kumba."

KITV News with Laura Yamada reporting on the result of the stem cell therapy results.
KHON News reporting on Kumba's progress post stem cell therapy
Kumba 7 weeks post Stem Cell Therapy

Synopsis

A 13-year-old dog who was barely able to walk is back on his paws thanks to stem cell therapy. Before the treatment Kumba suffered from arthritis so bad he could barely get off the floor.

Two months later his owners say Kumba is like a new dog. "Now he's up every day, if we get up and he's excited he'll romp around in the backyard like a horse galloping again and it's so nice to see, it's so nice," said Rumi Hospodar, Kumba's owner.

Patient Data
Patient Breed Diagnosis Client Procedure Date Age
Kumba Rottweiler-Lab mix Severe Osteoarthritis Rumi Hospodar June 2012 13 yrs

Kumba's Media CoverageKumba's procedure was heavily covered by the media. Surf Paws was the first clinic to offer the "in-house" stem cell procedure on O'ahu.

Kumba's Before and After

Kumba is our most popular case because he received so much press coverage. "Kumba suffered from arthritis so bad he could barely get off the floor. Two months later his owners say Kumba is like a new dog." ... KHON2 News.

Stem cell therapy helping local pets

"Stem-cell therapy is an exciting new way to potentially battle diseases such as cancer and diabetes. For humans, the technology is still mostly in the experimental phase. For pets, though, the future is here already." ...

Stem-Cell Surgery Loosens Up Dog's Arthritic Limbs

Honolulu’s first in-clinic stem cell therapy was performed June 21 on Kumba, a 13-year old Rottweiler/Labrador mix, at Surf Paws Animal Hospital in Hawaii Kai Towne Center.

First in-clinic stem cell procedure for dogs hits Honolulu

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First dog on Oahu gets stem cell therapy

"A 13-year-old dog who was barely able to walk is back on his paws thanks to stem cell therapy. Before the treatment Kumba suffered from arthritis so bad he could barely get off the floor. Two months later his owners say Kumba is like a new dog." ... KHON2 News

Cutting-edge technology is helping Hawaii's pets live better lives for months, even years.

"We were there as a beloved dog named Kumba received one of the first-ever, in-clinic stem cell therapy surgeries in the islands ... The Rottweiler-Lab mix is one of the first in Hawaii to undergo the stem cell procedure at Surf Paws in Hawaii Kai."

In-clinic stem cell therapy for animals comes to Honolulu

Stem cell therapy has shown to have success in treating animals diagnosed with arthritis and other degenerative diseases. Now, the treatment is more convenient and affordable.

Stem Cell Therapy cases at Surf Paws Animal HospitalYou might also be interested in these cases and patients who have done Adipose Stem Cell Therapy.

Ipo
Ipo

Ipo is Dr. Miliaresis' American/Pit Bull Terrier mix. She was diagnosed w/ partial tear cranial cruciate ligament. Ipo's positive recovery proved that stem cell therapy is a viable alternative and option.

Kumba
Kumba

Kumba is our most popular case because he received so much press coverage. "Kumba suffered from arthritis so bad he could barely get off the floor. Two months later his owners say Kumba is like a new dog." ... KHON2 News

Steeler
Steeler

Steeler suffered from severe osteoarthritis. He was suffering so bad the owners were considering euthansia. Fortunately the owners were open to the posibilities of stem cell therapy. Steeler received 2 sets of injections which greatly improved his mobility and can now walk on his own.

Kalalau
Kalalau

Kalalau suffered from severe osteoarthritis. He was hurting so bad he would often stop on his walks and would not go another step. 4 weeks post stem cell therapy Kalalau takes the lead on his walks.