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Apr 7, 2018 · Botox Injections placed near and/or around the Pyloric Sphincter. in Digestive Health

This is true. They are not permanent. They will sometimes do multiple injections for a person or it will be a trial for a more permanent procedure. It’s up to you and the physician.

Apr 7, 2018 · Botox injection for swallowing issues - Debating Surgery in Digestive Health

It allows the muscles to relax. The Botox blocks the nerves and does not allow the muscle to contract. I have had Botox for my gastroparesis and it helped. The length of time it helps depends on the person. Mine lasted a few weeks for my first treatment but I did it as a trial before having a pylorotomy. Which had really helped.

Apr 5, 2018 · Botox Injections placed near and/or around the Pyloric Sphincter. in Digestive Health

My botoxinjuection lasted about a month. Then I opted to have the surgery. The Botox injection was a trial run for the surgery. And since it helped they figured the surgery would too. When I had the surgery however I did have a partial gastrectomy due to a failed previous surgery. But I don’t feel that without the pyloriotomy I wouldn’t be doing as well as I am. I still have problems withconstipation when I have the flare ups but it has gotten better.

Apr 5, 2018 · Botox Injections placed near and/or around the Pyloric Sphincter. in Digestive Health

I had a round of Botox injections in 2015 and they worked very well. They eventually wore off but I had the permanent surgery to have my pyloric sphincter opened and it has been a miracle. I do continue to have flare ups occasionally, but I don’t know where I would be without it. My physician at Cleveland clinic specializes in gastroparesis and he does not agree with the gastric pacemaker. Sometimes i was told it can cause more problems then good. I am thankful for the path I chose with the surgery. I have gained some weight back and can eat most things. But I am leading a more normal life than ever before.