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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2 responses to “A New Weight Loss Surgery…Huh?

  1. Jon

    So I’m sitting out on the sun porch enjoying this awesome morning and surfing around on my tablet. I call the wife over to check out the story you linked (she’s a nurse) and the sun caught the screen just right and we see our reflection in it… and our heads are cocked to the side just like those pugs.

    I have to agree. This is just odd.

  2. Its kind of sad when people can’t exercise just a little restraint. Simply ridiculous!

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