Gastric botox is an endoscopic treatment method used to support the process of weight control and weight loss. This procedure is performed using botulinum toxin (commonly known as botox) derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The main purpose of gastric botox application is to make the stomach empty more slowly by injecting botox into the stomach muscles. This creates a feeling of satiety more quickly and aims to reduce the frequency and amount of eating.
This procedure is usually performed endoscopically, i.e. by inserting an endoscope device into the stomach through the mouth. Botox is injected into specific areas of the stomach, usually into the muscle tissue. This paralyses the stomach muscles to some extent and the stomach empties more slowly. This procedure usually does not require anaesthesia and the patient usually does not need to be hospitalised.
Gastric Botox may be an option, especially in cases where diet and exercise are inadequate, but not suitable for surgical intervention. However, this method is not a permanent weight loss solution and its effects last for a limited period of time. Therefore, this treatment is usually applied in combination with other weight control methods.