“We are thrilled that Dr. Carson Liu, a world-class bariatric surgeon with a focus on personalized patient care, is now offering the AspireAssist,” said Katherine Crothall PhD, Aspire Bariatrics’ President and CEO. “For the millions of people suffering from obesity in California, and elsewhere, who cannot lose weight through dieting alone, this non-surgical procedure offers a new hope for long-lasting change.”
The AspireAssist Therapy offers patients a simple, non-surgical and reversible alternative to traditional bariatric surgery. The Therapy includes a comprehensive coaching program with dieticians to support long-term behavior changes. In clinical studies, patients with the AspireAssist lost 14.2% of their total body weight, with excellent safety. The most successful patients have lost over 100 pounds in one year.
“The AspireAssist enables patients to remove up to 30% of the caloric content of a meal, through a thin tube from the stomach after eating,” said Dr. Liu. “Placement of the tube into the stomach is a simple and quick procedure,” he explains, “less than 15-minutes, performed under twilight sedation, and patients can return home in a few hours. The tube is subsequently connected to a discreet button on the abdomen. In order for food to pass through the tube, patients must learn to chew thoroughly, helping patients learn to eat slower and smaller portion sizes. Once the patient achieves his or her desired weight loss, the tube may be removed, or left in place indefinitely if the patient chooses.”