Who is an ideal candidate for gastric botox?

Anthony N. Kalloo, MD

Gastric botox is ideal for men and women with a body mass index (BMI) between 26 and 40 who wish to lose between 10 and 50 pounds. The program is not for obese patients who want to lose 100 pounds or more.

The program, which is usually not covered by insurance, is designed to help people maintain a healthier lifestyle. It is more effective when paired with lifestyle modifications such as exercise and a nutritious diet.

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Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight loss surgery procedures, including liposuction, gastric bypass, gastric botox and Lap Band surgery are viable options for those needing help with excessive weight loss. But they aren't without their risks. Weight loss surge...

ry procedures should only be performed on individuals for whom regular diet, exercise and medication didn't prove effective. Check out the answers below for more information on how weight loss surgery has advanced over time and which one might be best for you.

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