AspireAssist* is a quick, non-surgical weight loss procedure designed to help those who are obese in losing weight. If you struggle to reduce weight or maintain a healthy weight with other weight loss programs, then AspireAssist may be right for you.
What is AspireAssist?
The AspireAssist device is essentially a small tube that is inserted into the stomach from the exterior of the abdomen. After the procedure is complete, the individual will be able to control the amount of calories that their body processes by using the device to discreetly empty approximately 30% of the calories consumed during a meal into the toilet. Those who use AspireAssist must chew their food thoroughly, which may help to improve the health of an individual while increasing their feeling of fullness after a meal. This habit may even prove beneficial to those who have the procedure reversed.
The AspireAssist procedure can be performed in a matter of 15 minutes, and patients may be able to return to their homes after about two hours. We provide our patients with guidelines on how to use the device safely, in order to strive to obtain healthy weight loss.
How does AspireAssist work?
AspireAssist works by reducing the amount of calories that pass from the stomach to the intestines where they may otherwise be absorbed by the body. In this way, an individual may be able to lose weight over time, by reducing their overall daily calorie ingestion. Since AspireAssist shouldn’t affect the gastrointestinal anatomy of an individual, you may not need to change your diet. However, you can work with your gastroenterologist for nutritional counseling that may further improve your weight loss results while supporting your overall health. Those who undergo the AspireAssist procedure may still be able to enjoy most activities, and may actually be more active after losing weight.
Find Out If AspireAssist Is Right for You
If you think that AspireAssist may help you to reach a healthy weight, we’d be happy to schedule a consultation to see if you are eligible for this procedure. AspireAssist is designed to be a long-term solution, which may help certain individuals to obtain and maintain a healthy weight for an extended period of time. Plus, AspireAssist is reversible, which can provide peace of mind for those who opt to try the program. If you’re curious whether or not you’re eligible for AspireAssist, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule an initial consultation. You’ll meet with our gastroenterologist to discuss your current health and the viability of this non-surgical weight loss program.
*AspireAssist isn’t for everyone. AspireAssist is designed to help thos who are obese and those who are over the age of 22. AspireAssist is a long-term program which requires continuous monitoring from a physician. AspireAssist is not for patients who struggle with swallowing, those who struggle to properly digest food, those with stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, bulimia, blood clotting disorders, binge eating disorders, night-eating syndrome, lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, anemia, or abdominal pain. Patients who have had previous surgery in the abdomen may not be eligible. Those with mental or physical disabilities and those with psychological illnesses may not be eligible. Those who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or planning to become pregnant may not be eligible for the AspireAssist program. Speak with a licensed physician to learn if AspireAssist may be right for you.