Gastric Botox Method

This method is used for people with a low BMI (Body Mass Index) to lose between 10% and 15% of their average total weight. It is never an alternative to Tube Stomach or Gastritis Bypass Surgery.

The purpose of gastric Botox is to provide patients with a feeling of fullness for longer. As the feeling of satiety lasts longer, the amount of food consumed decreases. Our patient may return to his / her daily life on the same day after having gastric Botox. Botox can be administered more than once.

What is the Effect of Gastric Botox Method?

In people who have Gastric Botox, the contraction of the muscles in the stomach is temporarily reduced, resulting in prolonged period of food exit from the stomach and thus, a feeling of fullness is provided.

How is the Gastric Botox Method Applied?

The procedure is performed endoscopically, since the patient is under sedation (mild anesthesia), he does not feel any pain or procedure. It takes about 15 minutes. The patient can be discharged after 1 hour following endoscopy.

How Long Does the Effect of Gastric Botox Last?

The effect starts 4-7 days after Botox application. The patient starts to lose weight in about 1 month. After 6 months, the effect disappears.

Which Patients are Suitable for Gastric Botox?

– Patients who are not allergic to Botox.
– Patients with no pathological findings during endoscopic examination.

How Much Weight Can I Lose?

Weight loss of 7-20 kg is targeted in patients who have undergone gastric Botox. In order to achieve these weight losses, the process must be supported with diet and exercise. Patient compliance is extremely important. If the patient does not comply, results may not be obtained. Especially at the end of 6 months, the effectiveness of Botox for the second time has been shown to be higher.

Stomach Reduction Operation

In order to maintain a healthy life, the energy consumed should be kept in balance with the caloric intake. 15-18% of body weight in adult men, 20-25% in women is composed of fat tissue. When this rate increases above 25% for men and 30% for women, it means obesity. If the daily caloric intake is more than the energy consumed, the unused energy is stored as fat in the body and causes obesity. In parallel, developments in today’s technology have made life easier but have limited the daily movements to a considerable extent.

Who is Obesity Surgery Applied for?

Obesity surgery is recommended for patients with a body mass index of 35 or more and who cannot lose weight by medical supervision, exercise or medical treatment. It is also recommended for people with a body mass index of more than 40 and have diseases that affect quality of life and duration such as high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep apnea. The suitable surgery is determined by various examinations and tests.

By using laparoscopic surgery for obesity surgery, patients are offered a comfortable recovery period compared to open surgery. Patients return to their daily lives in a short time after surgery.

What is Gastric Balloon?

It is a method known as Stomach Balloon (Intra Gastric Balloon) among the people and provides weight loss in the treatment of obesity without surgery.

Since the gastric balloon is not a surgical method, it will not leave a permanent scar on the patient’s body. Gastric balloon is also one of the methods used in the preparation process in order to make the obesity surgery easier for some patients with excess weight. Gastric Balloon is an obesity treatment that provides non-surgical weight loss for patients having excessive weight between 20 and 40 kilograms.

Stays in the stomach for 6 months, provides an average weight loss of 20-30 kg (the patient must comply with the dietetic diet.)

How to Apply Gastric Balloon:

  • It is placed in your stomach by a medical procedure lasting 15 minutes in the endoscopy unit. The operation is performed under mild sedation (with mild sleep).
  • Since it is a medical procedure, there is absolutely no incision or scar. (there is only vascular access for sedation).
  • The patient may return home half an hour after the procedure.
  • The patient must stay hungry starting from the midnight of the operation day.

After the insertion of a gastric balloon, the person starts to gain healthy eating habits through a gradual nutrition program. After the liquid feeding period applied in the first week, the transition to the mash feeding period is provided in the second week. During your first 6 months, your dietitian will create your own nutrition program with your routine controls.

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Importance of Postoperative Follow-up

With your new life after obesity surgery, lifestyle change is one of the most important goals in the weight loss process. For this purpose, regular physician and dietitian follow-up will be your most important help in managing healthy and permanent weight loss target in the long term.

The first 2 weeks of your postoperative nutrition program is a liquid phase, the 3rd and 4th weeks are mash feeding periods and then there is a gradual transition to solid diet. Your dietitian will support you in many aspects such as quality nutrition in your life, especially in terms of meeting protein needs and making appropriate choices when traveling in restaurants. At the same time, routine vitamin tests and appropriate vitamin-mineral supplements will be arranged by your doctor when necessary.

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