This new weight loss surgery will make you say WTF?

MyBariatricLife
on 2/19/19 2:45 am

I recently learned about AspireAssist. It is the newest weight loss surgery / medical device that I am aware of, and is performed by a bariatric surgeon. From their website "...there are no specific foods that are off-limits with the AspireAssist..." instead patients consume whatever foods they desire then suction the contents of their stomachs out into the device through a port in their abdomens and flush the chum down the toilet.

Are you saying WTF? I am.

As a former binger and purger, this so-called solution spells disaster to me.

The manufacturer promotes that the device is portable... so you can take it with you... perhaps to family holiday dinners and first dates over dinner and drinks... imagine the impression you will make!

Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life

Dizzy

The Salty Hag
on 2/19/19 5:00 am
RNY on 05/20/13

Yep, I have heard about and read about it. I think was a thread posted here a while back about the procedure and how frankly disgusting it is. There may have been an article written here on it too, but I can't remember for certain.

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NYMom222
on 2/19/19 6:07 am
RNY on 07/23/14

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Haley_Martinez
on 2/20/19 5:42 am
RNY on 05/03/18

Perfect description!

25 years old - 5'5" tall - HW: 260 - SW: 255 - CW: 139.0

Pre Op - 5.0, M1 - 25.6, M2 - 15.6, M3 - 14.0, M4 - 13.4, M5 - 10.8, M6 - 13.8, M7 - 9.8, M8 - 7.8, M9 - 2.8, M10-2.4, M11-?

Partlypollyanna
on 2/19/19 6:34 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Definitely falls into the category "just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should". I wonder what these researchers were thinking...and the doctors that signed up to do it...boggles my mind.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 130

Jen

hollykim
on 2/19/19 7:19 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with
On February 19, 2019 at 10:45 AM Pacific Time, MyBariatricLife wrote:

I recently learned about AspireAssist. It is the newest weight loss surgery / medical device that I am aware of, and is performed by a bariatric surgeon. From their website "...there are no specific foods that are off-limits with the AspireAssist..." instead patients consume whatever foods they desire then suction the contents of their stomachs out into the device through a port in their abdomens and flush the chum down the toilet.

Are you saying WTF? I am.

As a former binger and purger, this so-called solution spells disaster to me.

The manufacturer promotes that the device is portable... so you can take it with you... perhaps to family holiday dinners and first dates over dinner and drinks... imagine the impression you will make!

talk about malnutrition and vitamin deficiency...

 


          

 

MyBariatricLife
on 2/19/19 9:19 am

Such an awful idea.

Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life

Dizzy

ShanaC
on 2/19/19 11:34 am - Cleveland, OH

That just turned my tiny tummy. So gross!

Jan. 22, 2019 had RNY surgery. Please send positive thoughts and prayers my way. Thanks!

Height 5'10" / HW 330 / CW 295

Citizen Kim
on 2/19/19 5:36 pm - Castle Rock, CO

Talk about dysfunctional! I bet there'll be a queue of people who dont want anything too invasive though

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Batwingsman
on 2/20/19 9:30 pm - Garland, TX

Unfortunately, that 'surgery" has been around for awhile now. I would think though it would have gone extinct before now, once people realize how silly it is (not to mention gross) ..

Frank talk about the DS / "All I ever wanted to be was thin, like that Rolling Stones dude ... " 

 HW/461  LW/251 GW187 CW/315 (yep, a DS semi-failure - it happens  :-(    )

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