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Advanced Minimally Invasive Bile Duct Surgery

Advanced Minimally Invasive Bile Duct GallbladderBile duct stone, choledocholithiasis, is one of the common complications of gallbladder stones. Traditionally, performing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) prior to gallbladder surgery is the preferred method to clear the bile duct. However, this will require another procedure, anesthesia session, and additional hospital stay with risk of potential complications associated with ERCP such as pancreatitis.

With recent advances in bile duct surgery technology, both procedures of “gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)” and “clearance of the duct” can be performed in one session with Spyglass technology. Advanced Minimally Invasive Bile Duct Surgery Endoscope

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery program is one of the pioneers of laparoscopic bile duct exploration in the nation, which proudly provides cutting-edge service to the Inland Empire community.

Please call Dr. Rahnemai Azar’s office at 909-588-3555 for more information or any referral questions.

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