Inventors have created a device that lets people eat as much as they want, regardless of the calories, and then have one third of those calories sucked out of their stomach with a pump device called "AspireAssist".
Twenty minutes after eating, thirty percent of what went into their stomachs is emptied out into the toilet through a tube that is attached to a small, handheld device that is connected to a skin-port that is discretely embedded on the outside of the abdomen.
According to the pump's makers, Aspire Bariatrics:
"The AspireAssist Aspiration Therapy System is a breakthrough weight loss solution for people with obesity. Unlike many other weight loss procedures, the AspireAssist is minimally-invasive and completely reversible at any time."
The device was invented by Dr. Sam Klein (gastroenterologist), Dr. Moshe Shike (gastroenterologist), and Dr. Stephen Solomon (interventional radiologist).
The scientists say that AspireAssist allows the obese patient to gain control over their weight loss, using a method they call "Aspiration Therapy".
How does Aspiration Therapy work?
The patients suck out (aspirate, drain) some of their stomach contents into the toilet after a meal through an endoscopically-implanted tube. By doing this, the number of calories that are absorbed into the body are much fewer.
The inventors explained that the tube, known as The A-Tube, is implanted into the patient's stomach, which leads to a small, low-profile port at the surface of the skin. The Skin-Port has a valve which can be opened or closed to control the flow of the contents of the stomach. A small handheld device is connected to the Skin-Port when the patient wants to empty a portion of his/her stomach contents.
Placing the A-Tube is an outpatient, 20-minute procedure which is performed under conscious sedation (no general anesthetic). In most cases, the patient can go home or to work within one or two hours after the tube is implanted.
AspireAssist, which drains out approximately one third of all the calories consumed, should be used in conjunction with a lifestyle modification program. This program needs to be carefully tailored to the patient's needs and should be monitored closely.
What is aspiration?
In this context, aspiration means draining some of the contents of the stomach. The aspiration process is done approximately 20 minutes after patients have finished eating their meal. The whole process takes from five to ten minutes and is performed in the restroom. The contents are drained directly into the toilet.
Because just one third of the stomach's contents are removed, the risk of not receiving enough calories to function properly is minimal.
For best effects, patients should aspirate three times a day - after each major meal - at first. The frequency of aspirations usually goes down after the individual has learnt to eat more healthfully.
In December 2011, the AspireAssist Aspiration Therapy System was given a CE mark of approval to market in the EU (European Union). It is available commercially in selected parts of Europe and some other regions in the world. The company says that the device "is not approved for sale in the United States and is limited by United States law to investigational use."
According to Clinical Trials carried out in the USA, the AspireAssist device helped patients lose an average of 49% of their excess bodyweight within 12 months.
Patients simply eat normally
Patients who use the AspireAssist can eat and drink normal amounts and kinds of food. They will, however, gradually learn healthier behaviors with lifestyle counseling. In order to achieve weight loss, the makers say that no sudden diet changes are required.
The procedure is reversible - through a 15-minute outpatient procedure, the AspireAssist can be removed.
Written by Christian Nordqvist
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Skinny people: stick to your own addiction
posted by nurse08 on 2 Feb 2013 at 10:11 pm
I love how skinny people smoke cigarettes, drink beer and do drugs, yet if a person has an addiction to food, we are just weak or stupid. What is more stupid than burning money in the form of a cigarette? You should just mind your own business.
posted by Lard Fattington on 10 Jan 2013 at 5:07 am
Did you see all the work involved in assembly and how complicated the procedure was? I think I'm going to wait for the generation 2 automated version. This thing is useless unless it can detect when I eat and just automatically remove the food. I don't waste effort trying to watch what I eat, so why would I waste effort trying to purge?
Don't think of it as a tube, think of it as a straw. Why waste money on new food when so much of it has plenty of artificial flavoring that you could just keep sucking and chewing and swallowing the same meal for hours. Hey, kids won't eat their veggies? Perhaps these geniuses can set the pump to 'suck' and all of those awful greens can be chopped up in the pump and injected directly into their 'little' distended stomachs. har har har
This is flipp'n awesome! Finally, I can eat big and not have to worry about what's in my processed food or meat. The food industry is going to love this! I love this. It's about time. To heck with "wilpowa" homie. This allows me to go to my primal hunter and gather state all I want.
Americans are stupid and will buy this because eating right and exercising is way too complicated. I wonder what happens when americans are too lazy to do even this and forced to seek an easier alternative.
It's clear that we've reached a place in our society where people no longer need to be held accountable for their actions. Never mind skyrocketing diabetes, obesity, and laziness... It's not OUR faults. It's....
Oh, crud. It IS our faults.
Hold yourself accountable. And if you can't go without that 15th piece of carrot cake, then get used to the insulin shots!
Lets hope that our health insurance dollars don't go to this type of procedure. The cure for people who are otherwise healthy but are overweight is to eat high quality food and eat less. This gadget is an expensive crutch when the patient's efforts should be put toward learning better eating. Here is a great recipe that is proven. 1/2 bag of frozen broccoli, 1 chicken breast, 1/2 can of black beans. It tastes really good and you won't be able to finish all of it at one sitting and you won't be hungry for hours. After eating this kind of stuff for 1 week you won't crave sweets and you will have lost 5 pounds.
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