Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

[ rōō′ĕn-wī ]

n.

A Y-shaped surgical connection that divides the small intestine and connects one end to the stomach, bile duct, or other structure and connects the opposite end to the small intestine at a point below the first connection.Roux-en-Y anastomosis

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