Endoscopic weight loss treatment is a non-surgical treatment that involves injecting a toxin into the stomach lining to paralyze the muscles responsible for gastric motility. This procedure can lead to a decrease in appetite and a feeling of fullness, which can lead to weight loss. It is considered a minimally invasive alternative to weight loss surgery such as a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass.
The procedure is performed using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera and light at the end, that is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach. The toxin is then injected into specific muscles in the stomach, which causes them to relax and slow down the digestive process. This results in a feeling of fullness and reduces hunger, leading to weight loss. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to complete and is performed on an outpatient basis.
The effects of endoscopic weight loss treatment may last for about six months to a year, depending on the individual. After this period, the procedure can be repeated if necessary. It is important to note that the results of stomach botox may vary depending on factors such as diet, exercise, and overall lifestyle.
On average, patients can expect to lose about 10 to 15% of their excess weight within 6 months of the procedure. However, results may vary depending on factors such as the patient's initial weight, lifestyle, and eating habits.