Published On: Tue, Jul 28th, 2015

The AspireAssist System Pumps a Third of Each Meal out of Your Stomach

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According to metro.co.uk, a new weight-loss system that works by pumping undigested food out of the stomach, is set to become available in the UK from September 2015.

Despite sounding more like a torture device, the AspireAssist system claims to have helped hundreds of dangerously overweight Americans lose weight in clinical studies.

And now it hopes to do the same for obese Brits.

However, critics have said that rather than tackling obesity, the pump is encouraging people to binge eat and then ‘vomit on demand’.

To have the pump fitted, patients undergo a 20 minute procedure where a small tube (called the A-Tube) is placed into the stomach. A tiny valve is then attached to the end of the tube, which can be opened and closed to control the flow of stomach contents.

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A device that allows users to pump out food from their stomach to lose weight Must link – http://aspirebariatrics.com/

A new weight-loss system that works by pumping undigested food out of the stomach, is set to become available in the UK from September.

Despite sounding more like a torture device, the AspireAssist system claims to have helped hundreds of dangerously overweight Americans lose weight in clinical studies.

And now it hopes to do the same for obese Brits.

However, critics have said that rather than tackling obesity, the pump is encouraging people to binge eat and then ‘vomit on demand’.

To have the pump fitted, patients undergo a 20 minute procedure where a small tube (called the A-Tube) is placed into the stomach. A tiny valve is then attached to the end of the tube, which can be opened and closed to control the flow of stomach contents.

Nevertheless, Brit Sruli Saurymper, who flew to the Czech Republic to have the pump fitted around 14 months ago, credits it for helping him lose almost four stone (25kg) in that time.

And consultant surgeon and British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society council member, James Byrne, said all treatments were worth considering when it comes to obesity.

‘I have some strong reservations,’ he said of the AspireAssist system, ‘but given the rising number of people who are obese, it’s important to have an open mind about finding ways to help them.’

Source: http://metro.co.uk/

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