Diversion also changes the levels of hormones and enzymes in the digestive tract that signal hunger and fullness, so a person feels fuller sooner. It involves creating a small pouch, about the size of an egg, at the top of the stomach using surgical staples or a plastic band.
Patients need to show that they are willing and able to make big changes in their eating and exercise habits before the surgery. For several months before surgery, you will work with the medical team to build the skills needed for success.
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The artificial joint is attached to the thigh bone, shin and knee cap either with cement or a special material. When fit together, the attached artificial parts form the joint, relying on the surrounding muscles and ligaments for support and function.