The AspireAssist is a reversible, non-surgical weight-loss solution that includes the device, nutritional counseling and an online community to help you keep your weight loss on track.
How it works
The AspireAssist is a simple approach that puts you in control of your own weight loss. The device works by reducing the number of calories your body processes. It also requires you to chew your food very carefully, giving time for the fullness signals from your stomach to reach your brain so you’re less likely to eat too much.
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Cornerstone Regional Hospital is hosting several seminars to help you learn more about the AspireAssist.
During a simple 15-minute procedure, a small tube is inserted into your stomach. Most patients go home within two hours after the procedure. The tube connects to a button on the surface of your skin. After you eat a meal, this small and discreet device allows you to empty about 30% of the calories into the toilet. The process is simple and private, so no one needs to know.
Enjoy living normally
With the AspireAssist, there are no particular foods or beverages that are off-limits, although you’ll gradually learn to eat healthier with the help of your healthcare team. You do not need to limit your activities – in fact, many patients find they are able to enjoy new activities after losing weight. Because the AspireAssist requires that you chew your food well, you’re likely to find that you eat more slowly and feel full sooner, good steps to take toward maintaining weight loss.
Side effects are few and generally minor. Because your gastrointestinal anatomy is not altered, you don’t suffer many of the side effects that are seen with more invasive weight loss procedures.
A smart physician-monitored approach
An important part of the AspireAssist therapy is a physician-monitored plan to establish healthier habits and make lifestyle changes that can support your weight loss. The AspireAssist is a powerful tool to reinforce these changes because it helps you learn to chew more carefully and eat more slowly. So while you can see results quickly, you’ll know that you’re also working toward long-lasting change.
Although the AspireAssist is intended for long-term use, it can be removed at any time in a 10-minute same-day procedure.