Gastroenterology Department - Non-Surgical Obesity treatments
Intra Gastric Balloon: intragastric balloon it is an approved procedure for obesity, in which normal saline is filled in a silicone balloon is placed in your stomach, helping you lose weight by limiting the amount of food intake, and it makes you feel full faster.Like other weight loss procedures, a stomach balloon requires a healthy lifestyle commitment. You need to make permanent health changes to your diet and exercise regularly to ensure the success of balloon procedure.
The balloon has two types:
- 1- Endoscopic intragastric balloon (balloon for 6 months and balloon for one year)
- 2- Ellipse gastric balloon (pill balloon 4 months)
- – Without endoscopy:
A- By swallowing the pill with saline
B- X-rays to ensure the pill reached the stomach
C- Fill the pill with saline
D- It does not require removal after 4 months
Gastric Botox: Endoscopic intragastric Botox injection is a modern technique (under research) for losing weight by injecting botulinum toxin to the stomach so that it reduces muscle contraction force which leads to a feeling of satiety more quickly and for longer periods of time than usual, so the number of daily meals becomes less.
In this procedure that does not require hospitalization, your doctor will insert the endoscope orally into the lower stomach to inject Botox (the same substance used to relieve facial wrinkles) and the process takes approximately 20 minutes, and the results begin to appear after a period of 7-10 days. This process is best for people who want to lose between 5 and 15 kg, and the results can last from 3 to 6 months