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GORD
GENERAL SURGERY
Herniae, Appendix, Bowel Obstruction
HEPATOBILIARY
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Gallbladder
BARIATRIC SURGERY
Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass
 
 

Procedures - Gallstones Treatment

In general the treatment for gallstones and the complications that they cause will be a laparoscopic operation to remove the gallbladder. At the time of surgery a special contrast agent is injected into the bile duct and an x-ray is taken to ensure that no stones are present in the ducts and to ensure that the bile ducts have not been injured during the surgery.

Gallbladder surgery is usually straightforward. Most operations are done laparoscopically and most patients will be discharge from hospital on the first post operative day. Complications can occur and these include infection, bleeding, bile leak, conversion to open surgery and common bile duct injury. Dr Finch will cover these issues during the pre-operative consultation.

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