Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

A New Weight Loss Surgery…Huh?

Heads up, this has nothing to do with jiu jitsu: someone recently shared a tongue in cheek article called ” 89 Steps to Weight Loss” from Jezebel- and I found this new surgery apparently available for those who are overweight, called Aspiration Therapy. I had no idea this thing existed.

Here’s a link to the description. Basically there is a tube from your stomach to a port on the outside of your body, and you are supposed attach some handheld device and empty a third of your stomach contents after you are done eating….

Pardon me, but isn’t this just purging without the actual vomiting or am I missing something here? Weight loss can be tremendously difficult for some, and a decision to go through surgery to get your life back on track is a very hard decision to make, but I feel like this in some ways could encourage binge eating, mainly because you can just empty your stomach without the ramifications of regurgitation: the erosion of the teeth and esophagus lining from the stomach acid that comes up with whatever you ate. For this people this procedure works for, that’s wonderful, but I can’t help but look at the description and scratch my head.

That’s really all I wanted to share: anyone else tilting their head to the side like a dog who heard a puzzling sound, like I did?



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