What is aspiration therapy for weight loss?

UCLA Health
Administration Specialist

Aspiration therapy involves placing a tube from the skin into the stomach to help you lose weight. Basically, with this tube in place, you connect to a device after you eat and aspirate some of the food.

About 30 percent of the food that you’ve eaten actually gets removed from the stomach. This is a good option for patients with a very high BMI, are at high risk for surgery or whose BMI is so high that other procedures will not result in adequate weight loss. 

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Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

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