Welcome to CurPoint Orthopedic
The Art of Renewal
CurPoint is a Seattle-based orthopedic practice that delivers innovative treatments in the rapidly emerging field of restorative medicine. We use non-operative cell-based therapies to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance quality of life through the power of the patient's own cells.Read more
By looking at imaging studies, performing physical examination, and interviewing our patients, we can discuss the intricacies of their pathology from a comprehensive, authoritative perspective as only an experienced surgeon can. If your CurPoint provider believes you are a candidate for a cell-based medicine procedure, they will provide you will an extensive Patient Information packet to review with in-depth information about the procedure.
We will propose the best and most ethical treatment based on evidence-based medical literature. In some cases, stem cells may not be the best treatment option. Perhaps a steroid injection is all that is required. Or surgery is in order. In any event, treatment will only be dispensed after a careful analysis and discussion of all treatment options.
Patrick N. Bays, DO
Orthopedic Surgery Expert
Dr. Bays will supervise all aspects of the practice. He is a Board Certified Active Practice orthopedic surgeon with UW Medicine NW Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Bays graduated with honors from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. He graduated valedictorian from A.T. Still University (formally Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine) on a United States Navy Scholarship. Dr. Bays performed a 5-year orthopedic surgery residency at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Phoenix, with additional training at the University of Southern California for Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery; and at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for Orthopedic Trauma Surgery.Learn More
What are regenerative cells?
Stem cells are important for living organisms for many reasons. Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body, serving as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells so long as the person is still alive. Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potentials for treating diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The field of medicine devoted to treatments in which stem cells are induced to differentiate into the specific cell type to repair damaged or destroyed cell populations or tissue is called regenerative medicine.
In late 2016, Congress signed into law “The 21st Century Cures Act” to advance America’s leadership in regenerative, cell-based medicine. Having already utilized stem cells in the treatment of complex fractures for decades, orthopedic surgeons are uniquely qualified to lead this rapidly emerging field. It is out of this pioneering spirit that CurPoint Orthopedic was founded. Thus the “cure” in our very name. We use non-operative cell-based therapies to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance quality of life through the healing power of your own stem cells.
The promising field of cell-based medicine holds great potential for early-intervention treatments to cure or mitigate the effects of degenerative diseases and traumatic injury. By using your own stem cells, CurPoint’s approach empowers your body to heal itself—through orthopedic non-operative treatment that repairs, restores or replaces damaged cells to alleviate your discomfort. There is never introduction of foreign materials into your body from outside cell banks or from elsewhere. There is nothing for your body to possibly reject; these are your cells. Our vision is truly all about you.
Our promise of value— the Art of Renewal — has enormous potential to make us the preferred choice among our competitors. But they’ll remain merely words unless we convert this promise into action and infuse it in everything we do, every day. Inherent in “Art” is our unflagging adherence to the highest standards of medical ethics. We base our assessment and recommendations exclusively on evidence-based authority. Manifest in the word “Renewal” is our commitment to enhancing your quality of life through the healing power of your own stem cells. Beyond this, “Renewal” speaks to our constantly improving our skills, training and technological support in staying current with continuing advances in cell-based orthopedic therapies. What bonds these mere four words is your welfare. It is our utmost concern. And under CurPoint Orthopedic care your safety always comes first.
Regenerative, cell-based medicine holds great potential for early-intervention treatments to cure or mitigate the effects of degenerative diseases and traumatic injury. As orthopedic surgeons we believe our vast experience in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, diseases, and conditions give us an advantage over the competition. Your well-being is always our primary concern. We will serve you with compassion and respect. Together, we will advance the promising field of regenerative medicine using non-operative cell-based therapy to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of your life through the healing power of your own stem cells.