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Paseo de los Heroes #9111, Suite 202 Col. Zona Rio, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico 22010

ProgenCell is a clinic to increase the function/efficiency of the body and improve quality of life of patients with degenerative diseases.

Since 1987  Dr. Jorge Gaviño and Dr. Luis Romero have been practicing all kinds of orthopedic surgery, including knee and hip replacement, rotator cuff repair, column surgery and more.

One day, on the fall of 2001 they were discussing a knee surgery technique involving bone marrow as part of cartilage regeneration. They realize the cause of such capability from bone marrow was the presence of high concentration of Stem Cells. It was there when they started researching different applications of Stem Cells  repairing muscle tissues, cartilages and bones. Doctors Gaviño and Romero observed that patients treated with Stem Cells also improved on their immunological conditions. Therefore a promising research began exploring effects on rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus and diabetes mellitus. Eventually, they also found benefits of  stem cells injected near a damaged tissue, improving other conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer, Maculopathy, Retinopathy and Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Always with only one goal on mind, improving patients quality of life,  they decided during 2008 to create ProgenCell to make these type of procedures available for more people. State of the art facilities were built specifically for this type of medicine, avoiding the inconveniences found in hospitals like high pricing, airborne viruses, etc.

ProgenCell is established in Zona Rio, Tijuana just a minute away from the international border between Mexico and USA.  A multidisciplinary medical committee with different specialties supports the operation as well as provide expertise and follow up of different protocols. At ProgenCell, we use adult stem cells that come from the patients themselves to treat countless conditions and diseases. Our clinic is located in Tijuana, Mexico, which borders the United States, and is only a few minutes away from San Diego, CA. Our clinic has received numerous awards from the International Board of Medicine and Surgery and we see patients from all over the world.

Contact us to get a free estimate on stem cell therapy.

Clinic Staff

Dr Luis Romero
Dr. Luis Romero
Dr Jorge Gavino
Dr. Jorge Luis Gaviño Contreras
Dr Miguel Angel Matildes
Dr. Miguel Angel Matildes Victorino
Dr Joaquin Garcia
Dr. Joaquin Garcia Zeevaert
Dr. Hugo Navarrete

Clinic Information
Office hours:
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Sunday Closed
  • Stem Cells
Payment Method:
  • Cash
  • Travelers check
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Pay Pal
  • American Express
Additional Services:
  • Free Wifi
  • Secure Parking
  • Border Shuttle
  • Medical Lane Pass
  • Free Airport Transportation
  • Handicapped accesible
  • Free Hotel Transportation
  • FREE International Calls Provided
Additional Information

*Saturdays clinic is open by appointment only


My name is Steven S. and I have Retinitis Pigmentosa, I was diagnose on November 2010 when I was examined by my doctor. I had a normal everyday life but changed quickly as my vision deteriorated. I sense night blindness and narrowing field of vision. Went to 3 different doctors who said, there is no treatment. So I kept looking at the internet and found ProgenCell. I called and Mimi answered all my questions and mentioned that she have had the procedure, so I decided to go forward. Some of my family and friends were against my decision, but we all knew it was the only chance for improvement. The procedure went much quicker than I expected and this time I had no pain. Never had side effects after the procedure. This is my 2nd procedure and have had quite a bit of improvement with 1st procedure, I am excited about this second one. I am able to start doing some things I had to quit. Now I see better, clearer, broader vision. All of my friends and family are excited about my progress, they all think is wonderful that this treatment is available and that it is a shame it isn´t allowed in the states. The travel to ProgenCell has been easy, our whole experience has been great. Armando´s service is great. Tijuana has been pleasantly surprised! we haven´t seen much but, it looks like any big city. Costco and Applebees!! No feeling of being in danger. I would recommend other patients to give it a try!

Steven S.

I have had 3 treatments now, May 2010, well I am so excited that I feel great I just walked up a steep hill yesterday and I was not out of breath, It feels like my lungs and throat (no Flem) are stronger, like from the inside out I feel better, more focused. No ache and pains I move much faster, like when I was 30yrs old. My diabetes is gone my blood work showed just before the 3rd treatment I was almost in normal range 1 number away, and way in control. My Dr.s in Colorado wanted to put me on Drugs and take out my gallbladder, and put me on insulin. I told them no I am doing Stem Cells and no exercise of course eating a little better. My eye site came back, (as I was loosing my eye site), my levels came down from (AIC 10.2 down to 6.62 and my glucose came down from 287 to 114 on my last test. I was getting used to everything breaking down without really noticing and just excepting my age. Everything is much better like healing from the inside out.

Mary K.

The good news is that I seem to be improving almost daily. If I continue to improve over the coming weeks I will be very happy indeed and I will be telling everyone I know about your wonderful clinic and the miracle of stem cell therapy. Prior to my treatment I was experiencing angina almost daily and sometimes constantly for days in succession. I now experience some comparatively minor discomfort occasionally and the length of time between symptoms is becoming longer. If I do not have any further improvement, then I would still be very pleased with my progress and my current health status. I feel fortunate to have found ProgenCell and your fantastic team and I am looking forward with a great deal of confidence and excitement to enjoy the latter part of my life in relatively good health which I did not think I would be able to do only a short time ago.” God bless you all !!! Kind regards

Phil R.

I also wanted to tell you that following my treatment on the plane ride home, I started hearing in my left ear and my overall hearing has improved. It’s still impaired but instead of gradual loss of hearing I have significant improvement. I’ve decreased the volume settings on my home TV by 25%. I haven’t been able to hear in my left ear with a headset for over a year and on the flight home I was startled when I heard the captain make a announcement. I heard the announcement in my left ear and my headset wasn’t even plugged into the speaker system as I was watching a movie on my IPad and my headset was plugged into the IPad speakers. It’s generally hard to recognize the change as one can’t tell which ear they are hearing from but had complained over a year ago that a headset was defective and only worked on one side. The gentleman turned the headset around and I could still only hear in the right ear. He made it clear that the defect was in my hearing, not the headset. The other significant change is that I can lay on my side without my arm going to sleep so my circulation must be better. I haven’t been able to sleep on either side for over twenty years.

Cherie B.

I wanted to e-mail you and Dr. Gavino for the effort you made to help my son. Trent and I both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your efforts. You both are the most caring people we have dealt with throughout Trent’s injury. We have learned from you both, there are still people who care about someone’s life. Again, words can not express the feeling we have for the both of you. We are proud to know you both. We are total strangers and you both still helped Trent. Trent and myself know that God united us. Mr. Bemaras and Dr. Gavino, you are very good men. Thank you again and again and again.

Lynn and Trent

I went to ProgenCell because I have Multiple Sclerosis and have been suffering many symptoms of the disease for years. There is nothing in U.S. FDA-approved treatment or drugs that can heal the damage caused to nerves by MS, meaning make existing lesions disappear. The best they can do to is slow the progression. I have not suffered any new symptoms of MS and am feeling less fatigue every day. I highly recommend ProgenCell and the stem cell therapy provided there. The staff and doctors were happy to answer all my questions, were courteous and compassionate, and were knowledgeable far beyond the stem cell field, being doctors qualified in many specialties.


Dear ProgenCell, This is the other psychology report from my son, there was another report that showed his autism overall progress and it was a little behind compared to what’s considered a normal kid. The things that we noticed right away after the stem cell procedure were his vocabulary and speech improved, he started to conjugate in past sentence something that he had not been able to do previously, his social skills improved, he started to engage other kids during playtime, before he would play by himself because of his inability to communicate.  Overall, his communication skill, social skills are same than of a normal kid, he is very friendly, very talkative. We are so thankful we were able to do this procedure for him,  I definitely would love to get him another procedure because of how great he reacted to receiving his stem cells. Thanks again,

Juan R.

Fortunately and is difficult to understand, but the improvement prior and after the procedure, was like going back to the best time of my life. After being treated I realize the wear and tear of my body. The treatment has worked incredible regarding regeneration and completely noticeable improvements in my health. My vision has improved a lot, my recovery after exercise and skin healing has been incredible. Actually, I feel my body rejuvenating instead of aging. The big difference started in the second month, since then I noticed infinite improvements in my body, as well as having more energy than ever. I cannot wait to do the second procedure, you are making miracles.

Nicolas B.