Fernando T. Avila, MD
Doctor Fernando T. Avila, was born at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas to Fernando and Victoria. He is the third child in a family of six children. He did his elementary education at St. Phillip’s of Jesus Catholic School and went on to attend Central Catholic High School, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Avila holds a Bachelor's’ degree in Biology with a minor in Military Science from Saint Mary’s University, graduating with a 3.85 Grade Point Average. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas.
In his 30 years of practice in the medical sector, he has built priceless experience and precise skills to the benefit of his patients. Professionally, his area of expertise lies in anesthesia care, pain management, and critical care medicine. Dr. Avila was the Chief Resident Doctor of the Anesthesiology Department at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He later enrolled in The United States Army – Regular Army commission, where he was Airborne Qualified and received the Army Commendation Medal. From 1985 to 1989, Dr. Avila served as an Anesthesiologist at Darnall Army Hospital. As someone who loves to project the best in every challenge, he rose to become a Medical Director of Critical Care Units.
Soon after returning home to San Antonio, Texas in 1989, he set up a practice focused on Anesthesiology and Pain Management. The inspiration to sub-specialize in Pain Management was due to a family member being born with a chronic muscular disorder. Dr. Avila is adept with the knowledge of organizational development, through visioning, strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation, and trusted advisory support, through medical testing. He has successfully set up Anesthesia Practice Group (which is a part of Star Anesthesia), The Pain Management Centers of South Texas, and Dominion Regenerative Care. Precisely placing injections is an expertise of Dr. Avila, having performed thousands under fluoroscopy. He is happily married and a proud father of three wonderful children and four grandchildren.
Dominion Regenerative Care is a specialized clinic focused on Regenerative Medicine, committed to improving lives and outcomes of individuals suffering from pain brought on by sports injuries, personal injuries, aging and sometimes just from day to day living. With our treatments, we want people to feel better and look better.
Dr. Avila focuses on the goal of enhancing lives through Regenerative Medicine therapies, cosmetic therapies, physical therapies, and skin care therapies.
Our revolutionary regenerative products utilize the natural healing components contained in birth tissues as well as those found in the patient’s own body. Our products can be used individually or combined for an even more robust outcome. Our products may also be used intraoperatively or through injection therapies to integrate with injured tissue and promote a regenerative healing environment.
Dr. Avila uses his extensive medical experience and knowledge to customize a treatment that specialties in sports injuries, pain management, cosmetic procedures, podiatry, back injuries and rheumatology. Our specialized physician is at top of his field and renowned by patients nationally and internationally.
Dominion Regenerative Care realizes that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all cure, so they never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your diagnosis. You will be evaluated with respect given to your full medical history in order to arrive at the most effective treatment option available for whatever manner of condition or ailment you may be facing. The future is full of new life experiences and we want you to experience them to the fullest.
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative Medicine is a form of tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. When injured or invaded by disease, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend. Harnessing and enhancing the body’s own regenerative powers is a medical practice at the frontier of present-day advancements whose properties may seem miraculous to those who benefit from them. The miracle, however, is the result of scientific exploration that has begun to unlock and utilize the body’s extraordinary ability to heal and restore itself.
HOW DOES REGENERATIVE MEDICINE WORK?
Cells are the building blocks of tissue, and tissues are the basic unit of function in the body. Generally, groups of cells make and secrete their own support structures, called an extracellular matrix. This matrix, or scaffold, does more than just support the cells; it also acts as a relay station for various signaling molecules. Thus, cells receive messages from many sources that become available from the local environment. Each signal can start a chain of responses that determine what happens to the cell. Through medical technology we can now understand how individual cells respond to signals, interact with their environment and organize themselves into a healing process. Scaffolds are created utilizing various Regenerative Medicine therapies allowing for the tissue ” self-assemble”.
WHAT CAN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE BE USED FOR?
Regenerative Medicine may be used for a multitude of conditions including, but not limited to pain management, sports injuries, spinal conditions, podiatry, wound care, aesthetics, anti-aging, male enhancement, vaginal rejuvenation, hair restoration, the list goes on and on.
WILL THE PROCEDURE BE PAINFUL?
In most cases, the procedure involves a simple injection and takes very little time. Guided imaging may be used depending on the area of the body being treated.
WHAT IS MY RECOVERY TIME?
Most patients experience little if any, recovery time from the procedures. Dr. Avila will provide you with the aftercare instructions prior to your return home.