Non-Surgical Endoscopic Weight Loss With AspireAssist
The AspireAssist is a non-surgical weight loss solution that allows you to safely and effectively remove food from your stomach after eating.
Under sedation, a small tube is inserted through your belly into your stomach, leaving a small port on your skin. After each meal, in the privacy of a restroom, you attach a small pump about the size of a smartphone to the button. The device can remove about 30% of your meal directly into the toilet. The process takes about 5-10 minutes. Because it’s necessary to eat slowly and chew more thoroughly, the AspireAssist helps reinforce healthy eating habits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who it's For
The AspireAssist works well for obese adults with a Body Mass Index of 35 to 55 who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise.
How The Procedure Works
Our gastroenterologist will place the the AspireAssist tube into the stomach during a 15-minute outpatient procedure. Patients can usually return home within one to two hours, and many return to work very quickly compared to invasive bariatric surgeries. The procedure does not require general anesthesia, and instead is typically performed under conscious sedation or Monitored Anesthesia Care. You may experience a day or two of minimal discomfort as you adjust to the tube. You can then eat regular meals at home or in public, and later remove about 30% of the food from your stomach before the calories are absorbed into the body, causing weight loss.
How Much Weight You'll Lose
In a clinical trial, patients lost 3x more weight with the AspireAssist than those receiving only diet and exercise counseling. The most successful patients – those who used the device regularly and also made gradual lifestyle changes – lost up to 107 pounds in the first year. Plus, we'll partner together over the following 12 months with comprehensive diet, exercise, nutrition, and behavioral counseling to provide support and ensure long-term results.
The AspireAssist can be removed at any time through a 10-minute outpatient procedure. It is usually performed under twilight anesthesia.
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