Dr. Carson Liu Performs the First AspireAssist® Non-surgical Weight Loss Procedure in California

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Aspire Bariatrics announced that Carson Liu, M.D. on December 1 successfully performed the first AspireAssist weight loss procedure in California. The AspireAssist® received FDA approval in June 2016, marking the first and only long-term, non-surgical obesity procedure to be available in the United States.

AspireAssist Tube Implanted

AspireAssist is placed in an outpatient procedure.

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“We are thrilled that Dr. Carson Liu, a world-class bariatric surgeon with a focus on personalized patient care, is now offering the AspireAssist,” said Katherine Crothall PhD, Aspire Bariatrics’ President and CEO. “For the millions of people suffering from obesity in California, and elsewhere, who cannot lose weight through dieting alone, this non-surgical procedure offers a new hope for long-lasting change.”

The AspireAssist Therapy offers patients a simple, non-surgical and reversible alternative to traditional bariatric surgery. The Therapy includes a comprehensive coaching program with dieticians to support long-term behavior changes. In clinical studies, patients with the AspireAssist lost 14.2% of their total body weight, with excellent safety. The most successful patients have lost over 100 pounds in one year.

“The AspireAssist enables patients to remove up to 30% of the caloric content of a meal, through a thin tube from the stomach after eating,” said Dr. Liu. “Placement of the tube into the stomach is a simple and quick procedure,” he explains, “less than 15-minutes, performed under twilight sedation, and patients can return home in a few hours. The tube is subsequently connected to a discreet button on the abdomen. In order for food to pass through the tube, patients must learn to chew thoroughly, helping patients learn to eat slower and smaller portion sizes. Once the patient achieves his or her desired weight loss, the tube may be removed, or left in place indefinitely if the patient chooses.”

About Dr. Liu

Dr. Carson Liu is a leading bariatric surgeon in Southern California and in Orange County providing patients with top-quality care and individualized attention for weight loss issues. He is a recognized expert in both weight loss surgery and medical weight loss programs, and is experienced in multiple weight loss surgical and non-surgical techniques and methods. For more information on the AspireAssist weight loss program and to schedule a complementary one-on-one consultation with Dr. Liu, contact Dr. Liu’s office at (888) 263-8578.

Contact for Patients
Dr. Carson D. Liu MD FACS
(888) 263-8578
doc(at)drcarsonliu(dot)com

About Aspire Bariatrics, Inc.

Aspire is a committed to providing safe and effective treatments for obesity to patients worldwide, with excellent customer service, education, and continued innovation. http://www.aspirebariatrics.com.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are subject to risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual future events or results to differ materially from such statements. Any such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Contact for Investors and Media
Kathy Crothall, PhD President and CEO
(610) 590-1568
kathy(dot)crothall(at)aspirebariatrics(dot)com

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