Doç. Dr
Muzaffer AL

Endoscopic Weight Loss

General Surgery Specialist
Doç. Dr. Muzaffer AL

Endoscopic Weight Loss

There are 2 methods: gastric balloon and gastric botox.

Stomach Botox

Gastric Botox is applied as an adjunct to diet and exercise, especially in patients with a body mass index below 35.

Botox shows its effect by delaying gastric emptying and thus providing satiety for a long time. After Botox is applied, foods that normally leave the stomach in 2-6 hours remain in the stomach for a longer period of time, preventing hunger from occurring again. Botox acts on the stomach muscles and stomach nerves, causing stomach movements to slow down.

After this application, hunger is not felt for a long time, saturation can be achieved with less food. The activity of the appetite-forming gherelin hormone in the fundus region is reduced. It is performed endoscopically under sedation. It takes an average of 15-20 minutes. 1 hour after the procedure, you can go back to your normal life. Your diet will be organized by the nutritionist.

Which patients is stomach Botox applied to?

It is applied to patients with a body mass index between 27-35 kg/m2.

Those who aim to lose weight between 10-20 kgr

Over 18 and under 65 years of age

How Long is the Stomach Botox Effect Duration?

The full effect of gastric botox starts in 7 days and lasts 4-6 months. After 6 months the procedure can be repeated.

Patient Considerations:

Pay attention to the signals your body gives you

Stop eating when they feel full after a small meal

Avoid high glycemic index foods

Avoid sedentary life

When Does Weight Loss Start With Stomach Botox?

Patients usually start to lose weight in the first 4 weeks.

What is the Advantage of Stomach Botox?

Can be performed endoscopically under sedation

It is a very short process 15-20 minutes

Does not require general anesthesia

Does not involve any incision

An 8-hour fast is sufficient for the procedure. There are no side effects or complications expected after the procedure.

Are There Stomach Botox Risks?

Sleeve gastrectomy, popularly referred to as stomach reduction surgery or sleeve gastrectomy, is the most common weight loss surgery performed worldwide.