Regenexx procedures use your body’s natural healing ability to help repair damage to bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments without surgery. Our proprietary, research-based techniques and patented protocol allow us to concentrate your cells and place them in the precise area of your injury to help promote healing and achieve optimal results.
Regenexx® Procedures provide non-surgical options for those suffering from pain related to osteoarthritis, joint injuries, spine pain, overuse conditions, and common sports injuries. These medical procedures are performed by highly-skilled doctors trained specifically in Interventional Orthopedics and are used to help reduce pain and improve function. Regenexx procedures have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life, return to the activities they enjoy, and avoid the need for surgery or joint replacement*.
Regenexx Physicians represent a very selective, highly-skilled, interventional orthopedics network that is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions. All Regenexx physicians are musculoskeletal experts with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as complex, image-guided injections of your body’s own healing agents to treat orthopedic issues. Regenexx patient outcomes are tracked in a registry and with that information, we provide transparent outcome data for those who may be considering this treatment option. Our top priority is to produce the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Regenexx maintains an active patient registry that tracks patients’ progress or side effects, post-procedure. Our outcomes database contains records on tens of thousands of Regenexx procedures performed by physicians in our network.
Below, you can explore the outcomes database and see the number of currently tracked procedures as well as patient-reported results.Select a body area to view outcome data:
Correct diagnosis takes time. Regenexx physicians spend an average of an hour with new patients evaluating every aspect of their injuries and developing a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses not only the site of pain but its underlying causes.
Patients receive a candidacy grade that rates the likelihood that a Regenexx procedure can help them.
6151 Thornton Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50321
Christopher Urbanek is a fellowship-trained physician in sports medicine and interventional orthopedics with a focus on delivering ethical, non-surgical treatment to neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. He has been immersed in sports medicine since college where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and served as the head athletic trainer for a women’s professional football team. During that time, his team physician, Dr. Tanya Hagen, mentored and encouraged Dr. Urbanek to attend medical school. Completing his training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he then completed a residency in family medicine where he stayed for a sports medicine fellowship. After his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Urbanek worked at East Carolina University where he served as Director of Sports Medicine and Assistant Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship. There, he treated patients of all ages and conditions from youth to senior athletes with neuromusculoskeletal injuries. With additional training as a registered musculoskeletal sonographer, Dr. Urbanek has a wealth of clinical and teaching experience at the national level with diagnostic and interventional ultrasound. His extensive sports coverage has included over 12 high schools, 2 D1 colleges, 1 D3 college, 1 junior college, multiple obstacle course races, multiple races from 5K to marathon distance, and minor league baseball. After 4 years at East Carolina University, Dr. Urbanek attended a second fellowship at the world leader in orthiobiologics, the Centeno-Schultz Clinic. This further expanded his repertoire of image-guided, minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments. In addition to his passion for a holistic approach to non-surgical patient care, Dr. Urbanek is an avid runner having participated in races up to 100 miles. His understanding of the physical demands of all athletes, from weekend warriors to elite athletes, translates into a caring, compassionate physician with an extensive skill set to ensure the best patient and procedure experience possible.
Areas treated: Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine, Cervical Spine (Not Upper Cervical or CCI)*
Dr. Mairin Jerome is a physiatrist with subspecialty fellowship training in Interventional Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine. Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Jerome obtained her undergraduate degree in studio art with a focus on sculpture from Brown University. Following college, she completed a two-year commitment with Teach for America. She received her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, during which she pursued an additional year-long student fellowship in anatomic pathology and researched the effects of stretching on connective tissue cellular morphology. She completed her physiatry residency at Emory University, where she gained extensive experience in general physiatry, image-guided procedural interventions, and regenerative medicine. At Emory, Dr. Jerome served as Chief Resident, received an award for her research, and for three consecutive years was awarded ‘Resident of the Year.’
Dr. Jerome completed her fellowship in Interventional Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in 2020. She then served as an attending physician and Medical Director at the Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI) in New York City. She was fortunate to return to Centeno-Schultz in 2022, where she further honed her skills in complex spine and joint procedures, in addition to developing treatment protocols for pelvic pain. Dr. Jerome is thrilled to join the talented team at Regenexx Des Moines.
Outside of work, Dr. Jerome enjoys spending time with her dog, Oliver, practicing Ashtanga yoga, and spending as much time as possible outdoors
Areas treated: Cervical Spine (Not Upper Cervical or CCI)*, Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine
*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx® Procedures have a success and failure rate. Patient reviews and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else. Providers listed on the Regenexx website are for informational purposes only and are not a recommendation from Regenexx for a specific provider or a guarantee of the outcome of any treatment you receive.