This unusual new weight loss device that removes the food from your stomach before it is digested has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The device’s Aspire Assist system extracts about a third of the food within the stomach before it merged to weight gain.
But the procedure will only offered to obese patients with a BMI between 35 and 55 who have not been able to lose weight in other ways.
In a trial in US, it showed patients lost an average of 12% in their total body weight a year after the procedure.
20 minutes after finishing a meal, once the food has travelled to the stomach, the users connect the device’s port to an exterior device which drains the food into the toilet.
Aspire Bariatrics says that the system removes about 30 percent of food inside the stomach.
Dr. William Maisel, FDA Deputy Director said:
‘Patients need to be regularly monitored by their health care provider and should follow a lifestyle program to help them develop healthier eating habits and reduce their calorie intake.’