OBESITY SURGERY

Gastric Botox

What Is Gastric Botox?

Gastric Botox represents the process of injecting bacteria called “Botulinum toxin” into multiple points of the stomach. “Botulinum toxin”, a type of bacteria in the neurotoxic protein group, can allow food entering the stomach to be digested up to 4 times more slowly. In this way, individuals can achieve a feeling of satiety for longer, as well as a combination of slower digested foods and less food consumption. Gastric Botox, one of the obesity treatments, is simple and easy to apply. Surgery is not as effective as obesity treatments are permanent and intense. Suitable for overweight and obese patients with a body mass index below 40. It is not suitable for individuals with a body mass index value of 40 and above. The duration of action of this treatment, which provides limited functionality of the stomach muscles, is no more than 6 months. During this time, you can give 20 – 30 pounds and more. It is expected that you will use this period effectively until the mechanism of action is terminated, and you will acquire healthy eating habits by applying diet and exercise programs.

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How Is Gastric Botox Performed?

A surgical incision is not required for the application of Gastric Botox. First, the patient is put to sleep with the appropriate dose of sedation + anesthesia adjustment of the anesthesiologist. Since it is not a surgical operation, the dose of anesthesia has a 15 – 20-minute sleep capacity. After the anesthesia drugs are given, they are lowered from the patient’s mouth to the stomach via an Endoscopic Camera. The toxin is injected into various areas of the stomach. The process is so simple and fast. Sleeping, reaching the stomach, performing the necessary checks until reaching the stomach, including the stomach, does not exceed a total of 15 to 20 minutes with the injection process and exiting. A few minutes after the application is completed, you wake up in the patient’s room.

 

After the injection process, the effects begin immediately, but you need 24 to 36 hours for a noticeable effect. After the first day, your feeling of satiety will be longer lasting. Stomach muscles will work slower than botulinum toxin-oriented. This, in turn, means a slower absorption directly. As your appetite decreases, you can start to weaken from the second week. It should be noted that the duration of action of this toxin application is no more than 6 months. The effect will gradually decrease with each passing month. After the effect ends, it is digested and removed from the body. As with Gastric balloon application, there is no removal process. Until the effect passes, you should follow the diet programs given through the dietitian, give up your old unhealthy – unbalanced and harmful eating habits and devote yourself to using this period in the most effective way. With stomach Botox, it is possible to lose weight up to 15% of your total body weight, and reducing or increasing the effects is entirely in your hands. After the application, you will be sent home after being kept under control for two hours.

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