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Botox Esophagus Injections

Imagine being able to swallow or burp without pain or discomfort.

…Dr. Holmes is one of only a handful of physicians in the eastern US providing botox injections to help patients suffering from “no burp,” as well as a provider of esophageal botox injections for those who struggle to swallow.

What Conditions do Botox Esophagus Injections Help?

No Burp Sufferers

While belching is characterized as a day-to-day bodily function, for an unknown number of people, it’s a relief they never experience.

Instead, a big meal or carbonated beverage sets off a chain of gastric unpleasantries: bloating, searing pain in the esophagus, and excessive flatulence. And of course, the gurgling, a sound reminiscent of croaking frogs that seems to come from the throat.

Retrograde Cricopharyngeus Dysfunction (R-CPD) describes a disorder where the cricopharyngeus muscle fails to relax to allow the upward passage of gas, and results in an inability to burp/belch.

Many people in the No Burp community have found relief from botox injected into the cricopharyngeus muscle at the opening of the esophagus. Dr. Holmes is one of only a handful of physicians in the eastern US providing Botox injections to no burp sufferers. Popularly known as “throatox,” these injections can provide significant relief from the symptoms of R-CPD.

Those Struggling to Swallow or Considering G-Tube Placement

Many elderly patients who are struggling to swallow foods, medicines, and more can benefit from botox injections into the opening of their esophagus. We don’t want the condition and suffering to progress to the point that a gastrostomy tube (also called a G-tube) is needed.

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This is the most amazing thing ever. I am crying tears of joy. For the first time in 40 years my stomach doesn’t hurt. You have changed my life. I cannot thank you enough.I go to bed comfortable and pain free. Thank you for listening, being practical, treating me rapidly, making the hospital experience fun. I send you all of the thank yous.

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