Absolutely. Please contact Aspire directly to get connected with a current AspireAssist patient, who can answer any questions you have! Call 877-312-0007 for details on this program.
It’s up to you. It’s intended for long-term use, so you can use it for as long as you’d like. After you reach your goal weight, you might choose to remove the device. It’s important to make significant lifestyle changes, so you can keep the weight off long-term.
Yes! It can be removed in a simple 10 minute procedure.
In the US clinical study, there were 111 people who had the procedure. It has also been available in Europe since 2011, where several hundred people have had the procedure.
The most common side effects are discomfort or pain after the procedure, and irritation around the button area.
Absolutely! You can continue doing all your normal activities.
Although there is a small amount of risk with any procedure, the procedure is very similar to the procedure to place a G-Tube (feeding tube) which is used routinely across the US.
In the US clinical studies, people who completed one year lost an average of 37 pounds, and the most successful people lost over 100 pounds.
The AspireAssist is approved for adults with a Body Mass Index between 35 and 55 who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise. People who have had a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve are not candidates. People who have had a gastric band should speak with a physician about whether they are [...]
Yes, you’ll receive personalized nutritional coaching with the therapy. You’ll also need to chew very carefully so the food can fit through the tube, which helps give time for the fullness signals from your stomach to reach your brain, before you’ve eaten too much.