I had a meniscus surgeries on my right knee 2 years ago at cedar sinai hospital and did not help my pain. I learned about PRP and stem cells few months ago immediately booked an appointment to see Dr. Tahkral and he explained the platelets and stem cells proceeders to me in details. I agreed to do it, and since then, I had two injections in a year, the pain is gone. Dr. Tahkral is very knowledgeable and he explains in much detail the procedure and what is to be expected. After the second injection, my knee pain disappeared. I play tennis like I am 24 years old again, However, I am 54 years old. I'm so lucky and happy that I had the chance to meet Dr. Thakral who introduced me to this procedure. I'm pretty sure I can avoid surgery and save my knee!
I recommend the platelets and stem cells procedure greatly, and believe me, it's the best thing will happen to you. Say bye bye to surgeries and knee pain forever!!!!!
Special Thanks to Dr. Thakral for healing me!!!
- Nasser E.
I am so happy that I found Health Link and Dr. Vishal Thakra!! I was scheduled for a knee scope surgery and I had lost hope about returning to jogging, let alone running. Dr. Thalral took the time to actually listen to me, thoroughly examine my knee, do an ultrasound, and explain to me my MRI. The funny thing is that my surgeon didn't do any of that! He just told me that I had a meniscus tear and I needed surgery! He sure didn't explain that a scope and removal of my meniscus would just set me up for arthritis!
So I ended up going through with a Regenexx stem cell procedure. I was scared but the whole process was smooth and the procedure did not hurt much at all. The staff Liseth and Jess were very very nice and helped make everything a great experience. The 10 days after my procedure were... painful. Not horrible though because I was taking some pain meds. Then, I started to gradually feel improvement.
And now, I'm almost 4 months out from stem cell procedure and I'm almost 95% improved! I'm back to running, gradually increasing my miles, and if everything keeps going in the right direction, I'll be running a 1/2 marathon in the Spring!
I'm overall very happy about my experience. I really can't say enough good things about Dr. Thalral, Health Link and Regenexx
- Sean P.
I had so much pain in my left hand/tendons from overuse of keyboards and typing that is was impacting my work tremendously. I even tried Dragon Speech to text software, the whole deal. A friend of mine suggested platelet therapy and said some athletes were using it with good success and he tried it on his knee. At first pretty skeptical. I went for treatment in Sept 2015 and by November my hand had reversed almost 10 years of pain and was almost "as good as new"! Life Changing stuff. I went back just a few months ago for treatment on my right hand for a similar condition (not as serious on that hand) - and lo and behold, relief. Not sure what I would have done without this treatment. Many years of playing viola when I was younger, a broken left arm, and way too much typing had really left me with some issues. But now I can say 90% better. I may never be free of pain - But 90% better is 90% more than zero! And a hell of a lot easier to live and work with!! Thanks doc!!!
- Mitchell T.
I had two knee surgeries over the past 20 years. I sadly cannot play sports anymore, and although I am only 40, I was told by a few doctors that I might need a knee replacement since that latest MRI showed severe damage. I've attended one of Dr's Tahkral's seminars where I learned about PRP and right away I signed up for an appointment since I've had two PRP injections in the past four months. Dr. Tahkral is very knowledgeable and he explains in much detail the procedure and that is to be expected. After the second injection, my knee pain disappeared. I'm still unable to play sports, but the swelling and constant pain are gone. I'm so lucky and happy that I had the chance to meet Dr. Tahkral who introduced me to this procedure. I'm pretty sure I can avoid surgery and save my knee!
I've also met Dr. Patel Who specializes in spinal procedures. He, as well was very helpful in explaining why PRP or why stem cell procedure is appropriate. I think they are amazing doctors and I think we are in great care!
I give them both five stars for communication skills involvement with their patients, knowledge, and quality of time with their clients!
- Cristina P.
My story begins with a high school injury that lead to a meniscus tear, two ACL tears, MCL sprain and ultimately, bad Osteo-Arthritis in my knee, Years of PT, strengthening exercises, icing and heat packs, anti-inflammatories, cortisone shots and artificial cartilage injection did not help. Two knee surgeries did not help. Visits to five knee surgeons all came back with the same diagnosis: Total Knee Replacement was the only way to (probably) fix the knee. Then I was told about Regenexx and the new ways of utilizing YOUR OWN platelets and stem cells to fix the issue. I, of course, was skeptical at first and did a lot of research. That led me to a consultaion with Dr. Thakral and his terrific team (Jess and Liseth). Dr. Tharkral told me that this procedure has helped hundreds of other people with the same injuries. I signed up that day and three visits later had successfully completed the platelet and stem cell injections. Pain was minimal and in fact, I didn't even need to finish the prescribed pain medication that I was given. 6-8 weeks later, I am able to go full strength on my bicycling, stationary bike and strength exercises. My kneww is stable and for the first time in 20 years looks like a knee and not a swollen, discolored bump.
I cannot express how happy I am that I went to Dr. Thakral, if you are being told that surgery is the only answer, do yourself a favor and talk to the Regenexx team at Health Link Medical Center - you will be glad you took the time.
- Sharona B.
I was told 12 years ago I needed bilateral knee replacement. As the years progressed I observed many friends and acquaintances go thru the surgery with many less than positive results. I tore my meniscus this winter which forced me to take serious action. I had heard about stem cell procedures and so I decided to do the research. I spent a couple weeks searching out the best of the best stem cell procedures available. Regenexx kept surfacing as the top procedure as the top procedure. So I went to Dr. Thakral for a consultation where he gave me all the information I was looking for. I did have the procedure done and was impressed with the professionalism, the kind helpfulness of the staff and ease of the procedure. I was totally impressed with the whole team. I had both knees done at the same time. This is such a superior alternative to surgical knee replacements.
If you are considering same day stem cell procedures O would recommend Dr. Thakral. He Knows what he is doing and will talk you thru every inch of the procedure. After almost 4 weeks post procedure I am walking up and down steps with no pain. First time in years!!! If you doubt it works, I'm here to say -- it does!
- Sandi G.
Dr. Thakral and the office staff were great. I had an aggarvating Achilles tendon injury that was getting worse.
Dr. Thakral took the time to thoroughly explain the procedure, and he answered any and all questions I had. My results have been great so far. I would highly recommend Dr. Thakral if you want to avoid surgery or dangerous cortisone injections.
- Jennifer L.
Health Link Medical Center and Dr. Tharkral are amazing!!! I was an elite collegiate tennis player and now spend most hours of the day on court coaching. I developed a wrist injury, tears in my TFCC and ECU tendon. I took some time off and spent numerous hours in Occupational Therapy trying to heal it. I saw a bit of improvment but when I got back on the court my pain increased even more than before the therapy. I was then told I would have to get surgery if I ever wanted to play tennis pain free. Surgery was the absolute last option for me. I got an appointment with Dr. Thakral and he seemed very optimistic that PRP would be successful for me. The procedure is virtually pain free and only took a couple hours in the office. All the staff are incredibly friendly and make you feel super at ease/ Not holding back with my shots, I was back playing tennis in 4 weeks, pain free!. It has been almost a year since I received one injection of PRP and thanks to Dr. Thakral, I am back to playing the sport I love
- Bianca M.
I'm very happy with my results and experience with Dr. Thakral and Health Medical center. I saw Dr. Thankral at Health Link Medical Center last October for servere ankle pain that was continuosly worsening. I tried different types of soles in my shoes, anti-inflammatory medications, and supplements but the pain did not improve. I saw an orthopedic surgeon who recommended ankle fusion or replacement surgery but these weren't good options for me. I consulted with Dr. Thakral at Health Link Medical Center for alternative options. I had a stem cell procedure for my ankle in January and did PRP injections into my anke in 90% better and my shoulder pain is completely gone! Even my shoulder bursitis has gone away. I highly recommended this to anyone considering surgery or suffering from joint pain.
- Jerry L.
As a very active 50 year old guy who has trained (and beaten my body) in martial arts, weight lifting and other activities, I never thought I would need to see a doctor. But when my pains started I am lucky to have done some serious research.
I was first introduced to Dr. Thakral who solved a shoulder issue that was so bad that I could not lift my arm. Today that shoulder feels better than my other one.
When the pain in my lower back became unbearable, I went back and this time was seen by Dr. Patel. From the first conversation we had I was put at ease. Dr. Patel took so much time to listen, diagnose and explain exactly what I needed and then he followed through.
The day of my procedure was so comfortable and straight forward, no surgery, no hospital stays, just an outpatient procedure by a doctor who is among the very best I've ever met.
After the procedure, the pain was gone, and the healing had begun. I am back to a normal routine and only have slight pain in extreme situations. I feel better than I thought I ever could with such a simple procedure. Dr. Patel Checked in on me constantly and recommended holistic treatments including supplements and specialized exercise routines to continue my healing . This is not old school medicine, THIS is cutting edge.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Patel and Health Link. I recommend anyone who has pain, go here. You won't be talked into expensive surgeries or procedures, you will meet a doctor who truly cares and WILL help your problems with no major surgeries. Thank you so much Dr. Patel, Dr. Thakrak and everyone at Health Link. I'm a fan and a Happy Patient!.
- Robert C.
I have had knee issues since my football days. Joint pain and inflamation. I heard about Dr. Thakral and the PRP injections. The staff was very professional and courteous, and Dr. T was Thorough with the process. The injections were painless and the recovery time seemed very shot. I have had no more pain nor infammation in my knees. Thanks Dr. T and Stuff.
- John G.