Weight loss stomach pump approved by FDA to treat obesity

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The FDA just approved a new weight loss device that sucks food straight out of your stomach. AspireAssist is a small pump attached to a feeding tube that’s connected to a port implanted in a person’s stomach. About half an hour after you eat, you drain about 30 percent of undigested stomach contents directly into the toilet. TODAY’s Al Roker says for some, there comes a time when you’re willing to try anything, “you reach a desperation and believe me I know the feeling.” (Run time: 4:18)