Botulinum Toxin Injection Offered as a Treatment Option for Achalasia at Mercy

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Toxin Injection

Dr. Patrick Hyatt and Dr. Scott Huber at The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease at Mercy in Baltimore focus on providing innovative treatment options for patients experiencing esophagus disorders. Mercy's doctors offer botulinum toxin injection, performed in our state-of-the-art endoscopy suite, as a treatment option for achalasia.

What is Botulinum Toxin Injection?

Botulinum toxin injection is used to help the muscle located between the lower esophagus and stomach to relax enabling food to pass.

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How does Botulinum Toxin Injection work?

The botulinum toxin injection is performed through an endoscope. Botulinum is injected directly into the muscle located between the lower esophagus and stomach.

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When is Botulinum Toxin Injection a treatment option?

Botulinum toxin injection is a treatment option recommended for patients who should not undergo surgery. For patients diagnosed with achalasia, botulinum toxin injection is a possible treatment option.

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