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Intragastric Injection of botulinum toxin A for the treatment of obesity

  • The procedure is attempted for the treatment of obesity
  • Mechanism of action is gastric empting delay and early satiety
  • A met analysis including randomized controlled trials published in 2015 in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Journal (attached) showed that intragastric botulinum toxin A injection is an effective treatment of obesity
  1. The procedure takes 15 – 20 minutes, patients will be in the Centre for all in all 2 – 3 hours
  2. The procedure is performed under sedation (not GA)
  3. No special preparation prior to the procedure except fasting for 8 – 10 hours
  4. No relevant side effects/complications apart from general possible complications of endoscopy and sedation
  5. Expected weight loss 6 – 8 Kg
  6. The procedure is appropriate for moderately obese individuals to facilitate weight loss
  7. Effect starts after 2 – 3 weeks and lasts 3 – 6 months
  8. The procedure can be repeated after 3 – 6 months if needed

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