Gastric Botox is the cutting edge procedure that involves temporarily paralyzing stomach walls to lose weight. This reduces contraction strength of the stomach and pushes the food to intestines.

Gastric Botox blocks the nerve that sends hunger signals to the brain and prevents the stomach to not empty itself easily. It provides a feeling of fulfilment while also cutting the volume of food consumed by the person and facilitates weight loss.

CANDIDATES FOR GASTRIC BOTOX
    There are some pathologies that are needed for Botox process. Most of the candidates are:
  • Those with BMI lower than 32,
  • Overweight people who cannot lose weight by other means,
  • Those who cannot overcome their hunger,.
  • People who are suffering from obesity related physical issues such as bone and spine pains. Botox injections helps getting rid of obesity thus, vitality is regained again. .
HOW GASTRIC BOTOX IS INJECTED?
    The injection is done by a medical endoscope that goes in from mouth to stomach.
  • The doctor applies a local anesthetic spray to the throat to reduce reflexes like vomiting.
  • Injecting Botox to the stomach takes about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • The doctor injects Botox to stomach walls which reduces contractions and slowing digestion, pushing food to intestines.
  • In other cases, the doctor may choose to aim for the nerve that is responsible for digesting and pushing food below. In this case, stomach motion also slows down, while the nerve sends signals of fullness to the brain, lessening the feel of hunger.
INSTRUCTIONS AFTER GASTRIC BOTOX INJECTION
    The most important precautions to take after the Botox Injection
  • Because of the throat is under anesthetic after the injection, do not try to eat or drink after surgery until it returns to normal.
  • After the injection, the beneficial effects don’t turn out immediately; 4 or 5 months are needed for this surgery to take effect.
  • After the Botox injection, patient may feel tiredness and lack of motivation for daily activities. These are all normal side effects and the body turns to normal after some time.
  • The effect of Botox last for at least 6 months and in some cases, it might last for a year.
BENEFITS OF BOTOX INJECTION
    Botox Injection has some benefits:
  • Patients don’t stay overnight at the hospital after the surgery
  • Reduces the feel of hunger
  • No scar left after the surgery
  • No need for general anesthetic
SIDE EFFECTS FOR GASTRIC BOTOX INJECTION
    This technique may have some side effects including these below:
  • There may be some problems after the surgery if the patient is allergic to Botox. For this reason, the patient must be checked for allergies before the surgery to be sure.
  • Botox may move to proximity of the procedure area and this may have a negative effect on muscles located there.
  • Excessive injection of Botox may cause muscle weakness or paralysis, leading to digestion problems or indigestion.

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