DRHC Dubai Gastroenterology Clinic

Gastroparesis (Botox Injection) at DRHC Dubai

Understanding Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition characterized by delayed stomach emptying, where the stomach muscles do not function properly. This leads to a range of digestive symptoms, significantly impacting the quality of life. Causes of gastroparesis include diabetes, surgical complications, certain medications, and idiopathic origins where the cause is unknown.

Symptoms of Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis often causes a number of nonspecific symptoms. It is important for a gastroenterologist to make a diagnosis. Symptoms of gastroparesis include:

Diagnosing Gastroparesis

Accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment:

  • Medical History and Physical Examination: Initial assessment including symptom review and physical check-up.
  • Gastric Emptying Study: A test that measures how quickly food leaves the stomach.
  • Endoscopy: A procedure to visually examine the stomach lining and rule out other conditions.
  • Electrogastrography: A test that records electrical activity of the stomach muscles.
  • SmartPill: A capsule that measures pressure, pH, and temperature as it travels through the digestive tract.

Botox Injection for Gastroparesis

Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections offer a minimally invasive treatment option for gastroparesis. The procedure involves injecting Botox into the pyloric sphincter, the valve between the stomach and small intestine. This relaxes the muscle, allowing the stomach to empty more effectively.

The Botox Injection Procedure at DRHC Dubai

  1. Pre-Procedure Consultation: Comprehensive evaluation by our gastroenterologists to determine candidacy for Botox injections.
  2. Preparation: Instructions for pre-procedure fasting and medication adjustments if necessary.
  3. Endoscopic Guidance: The procedure is performed using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera, to ensure precise injection.
  4. Botox Injection: Botox is injected into the pyloric sphincter under direct visualization.
  5. Post-Procedure Care: Monitoring for any immediate side effects and providing recovery instructions.

Benefits of Botox Injection for Gastroparesis

  • Minimally Invasive: Non-surgical approach with minimal recovery time.
  • Symptom Relief: Significant improvement in symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and bloating.
  • Enhanced Gastric Emptying: Improved stomach motility leading to better digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Repeatable Treatment: Botox injections can be repeated if symptoms recur.

Post-Procedure Care and Management

Effective post-procedure care is essential for optimal outcomes:

  • Dietary Adjustments: Following a special diet to aid digestion, such as small, frequent meals and low-fat, low-fiber foods.
  • Medication Management: Continuing or adjusting medications as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Regular Monitoring: Follow-up appointments to assess symptom improvement and determine the need for additional injections.

Why Choose DRHC Dubai for Gastroparesis Treatment?

At DRHC Dubai, we offer exceptional care for patients with gastroparesis. Our team of experienced gastroenterologists and healthcare professionals ensure:

  • Expertise: Highly skilled specialists with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating gastroparesis.
  • Advanced Techniques: Utilization of the latest endoscopic and therapeutic technologies.
  • Personalized Care: Customized treatment plans tailored to individual patient needs.
  • Comprehensive Support: Holistic approach including dietary counseling and ongoing symptom management.

Book An Appointment

If you think you may be infected with Gastroparesis (Botox Injection) or experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, don't delay. Contact DRHC Dubai to schedule your appointment. Our team of experts is here to provide you with compassionate care and personalized treatment to keep your digestive health in check. To book your Appointment just call us at +97142798200 for consulting with Gastroenterology Clinic at DRHC Dubai.