Gastric Wall Injection for Weight Loss - Dubai Gastroenterology Clinic
The gastric wall injection for weight management successfully helps people maintain a healthy weight through lifestyle adjustment and health modifications. It is similar to doing an injection for wrinkles, the doctor will apply the injection of Botulinum toxin directly into the stomach wall during the endoscopy. All it takes is 20 minutes, and the patient will be able to go home after he is recovered from the sedation. The gastric Injection for weight loss procedure helps patients achieve their weight management goals. And if desired, a patient can have this therapy every six months (but with a decreased efficacy after the second session)
How it works:
When Applying Botulinum toxin injection into the stomach, it freezes the stomach muscles and that leads to decreasing stomach contraction, which in turn slows down the digestion process, helping you feel full in a faster way, and thus eat less amount of food (you'll feel less hungry so you eat less).
Originally, there is almost no side effects. And after seven to 10 days you will gradually start to notice that you are able to eat less by feeling less hungry and early satiation. You shouldn't expect any long-term side effects and the injection will start to wear off after four to six months.
Who can do it?
- Starting from the age of 18 & older.
- Whoever has a BMI (body mass index) of more than 30 kg/m2. This also can be suitable for anyone with a higher or lower BMI.
- It can be used as a bridge to more invasive approaches in cases of very high BMI.
- Willing to participate in the follow-up program.
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