Weight Loss Treatment with Botulinum Toxin

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The stomach has been the pre-eminent organ that most invasive treatments target. From endoscopic treatments such as gastric balloon and endoscopic gastroplasty to surgeries such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, weight loss strategies almost always involve reducing the capacity of the stomach to reduce heartburn. None of the above treatments is directly aimed at affecting the function of the stomach as a means of weight loss. Botulinum toxin treatment was developed as a technique to fill this gap.

About the treatment

Essentially, it is a weight loss method based on the application of botulinum toxin to specific areas of the stomach, in order to deactivate some functions, resulting in the reduction of the feeling of hunger.

How is it performed?

The procedure is simple and is done by simple gastroscopy with sedation. The specialist doctor injects the toxin into specific areas of the stomach according to protocol. The procedure takes about 30 minutes, and the patient returns home and to work on the same day.

How long does the treatment last?

After treatment, weight loss begins in a few days and reaches a maximum around 3 months later. The duration of action of the toxin is around 6 months. In some cases, depending on the specifics of each patient, it may be necessary to repeat the treatment for another 2-3 times.

Who is it addressed to?

The method is aimed at people who aim to lose 10-15 kg, and who meet specific criteria based on an assessment by a dietitian and a specialist doctor dealing with obesity . It is NOT aimed at people with significant Obesity who need significant weight loss through obesity surgery. At the Athens Beverly Hills Medical Group, a detailed consultation and diagnosis procedure is followed. Prospective patients are first examined by a specialist dietitian and obesity surgeon. A detailed medical history is obtained to establish a complete clinical profile. In some cases and if there is an indication, an assessment by a psychologist may be needed. After severe eating disorders such as overeating, psychological disorders and substance abuse, and if more effective surgery is not considered necessary, the patient is considered suitable for treatment with botulinum toxin.

< b> What are the risks?

The method is completely safe with minimal chance of complications. It is always important to have it performed by qualified medical personnel.

How is the patient monitored after?

After Patients should follow a special diet according to the instructions of the dietitian, from whom they are monitored. If patients are selected correctly, the chances of failure are very low. However, there is always the possibility of re-gaining weight when the action of the toxin has passed and if the patient does not follow a balanced diet plan.

Are there any contraindications for treatment?

Simple stomach diseases are not a contraindication, eg gastritis, reflux etc. Serious conditions such as ulcers and large septal hernias can cause problems and are treated on a case by case basis. Previous stomach surgeries, and especially obesity surgeries are an absolute contraindication to botulinum toxin treatment.

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