Get ready to lose your lunch.
A new device that drains a portion of a person's stomach contents after every meal has just won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The AspireAssist device is intended for obese people at least 22 years of age who have not been able to lose weight through other approaches, excluding surgery. The device was developed by King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based company Aspire Bariatrics.
The device consists of a pump that attaches to hose surgically implanted in a patient's stomach. The hose is connected to a "disk-shaped port valve" that sits flush against the patient's skin, according to a release from the FDA. About 20 to 30 minutes after a meal, the patient opens the valve and for the next 10 minutes drains about 30 percent of the calories consumed — right into the toilet.
Here is a video of how it works: