Gastric Botox

Gastric botox is a procedure where the botox affects the striated muscles of the stomach and blocks muscle contraction. It is performed with an endoscopy needle and causes digestion in the stomach to slow down which increases the duration of feeling full. In other words, this procedure has a direct effect on the control of hunger.

Who can and cannot benefit from Gastric Botox?

People who have failed to get satisfactory results from dietary plans can benefit from gastric botox. In addition, people whose body mass index (BMI) is between 25 and 35. Also, people who prefer non-surgical interventions can take advantage of this procedure.
This procedure is not suitable or people whose BMI is over 40. This is because the effectiveness of this technique decreases with patients who are categorized as obese or morbidly obese. People with muscle system ailments are also not fit to receive gastric botox treatment.

How is Gastric Botox applied and how long does it take?

By lightly sedating the patient gastric botox is administered using endoscopy technique. The amount of botox used depends on the patient. The procedure takes about 15 to 20. The patient is then monitor for 2 hours before being discharged or whenever they feel comfortable to be discharged.

The procedure could even be performed during your lunch break which is why many patients who fit the criteria choose this option. Gastric botox is also the method with the least amount of side effects. Effective results are seen if the patient has the will to continue a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. Although gastric botox can reduce the urge to eat, it is not as effective as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass. If a patient is suffering from obesity, this is not the most effective method for them. Gastric botox is administered if the BMI is over 25.

How much weight is lost via Gastric Botox?

The results can vary from patient to patient. However, patients usually lose up to 20kg during the first few months after the procedure. The next stage is where the patient can lose between 10 to 15 kg every month. In order to increase these rates, the patient must work with an expert dietician and adopt a healthy lifestyle which consists of regular exercise and a healthy diet.

How long does Gastric Botox last?

The effects of this procedure starts 72 hours after it is administered and can lasts approximately 4 to 6 months. Check-ups are arranged to ensure any form of ailment is prevented before reaching the goal weight. If the patient has lost enough amount of weight and their ailments are healed, a repeat operation is not needed. However, following an exercise program and a proper diet is advised.
1To whom is Gastric Botox applied?
People whose body mass index (BMI) is between 25 and 35. Also, people who prefer non-surgical interventions can take advantage from this procedure.
2Who Is Gastric Botox Not Suitable For?
Gastric Botox is not suiatble for people with muscle disease and people with botox allergies.In addition, patients with severe gastritis or ulcers in their stomach may be eligible for Gastric Botox if appropriate treatment of these diseases is performed.
3What are the Advantages of Gastric Botox?
• It is not a surgical method which means no incision is required to be made.
• It is done under light sedation. There is no need for general anesthesia during the procedure.
• It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the procedure.
• Since it is an endoscopy procedure, the patient can return to his or her daily life immediately after the procedure.
• The procedure requires no hospitalization.
• Since it is an endoscopic procedure, there is no pain after the procedure.