WestGlen is excited to be offering the AspireAssist, a new non-surgical solution for people struggling with their weight. This new, reversible therapy is ideal for patients who have been unable to lose weight on their own but are not ready for invasive bariatric surgery. The AspireAssist is placed in a simple 15-minute endoscopic (non-surgical) procedure and works by preventing about 30% of the calories you eat from getting absorbed by the body, leading to weight loss.
CLINICALLY-PROVEN WEIGHT LOSS
In a U.S. Clinical Trial, patients lost three times more weight with the AspireAssist than those receiving only diet and exercise counseling.
The most successful patients in the US Study – those who used the device regularly and made gradual lifestyle changes – lost over 100 pounds in the first year. The AspireAssist is a comprehensive program that includes the device, nutritional counseling, and an online community to help keep your weight loss on track.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WEIGHT
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 that 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. During a simple 15-minute procedure, a small tube is inserted into your stomach. Most patients go home within 2 hours after the procedure.
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.