Gallbladder surgery procedures are performed by our expert surgeons at The Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA. We build on our many years experience and focus on providing excellent outcomes as well as genuine patient care.
Gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy: What is it?
Gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy is a common procedure. It is often a recommended treatment option in case of gallstones, which is one of the most frequent abdominal conditions in Australia.
Gallstones may cause discomfort and pain, or they may trigger a gallbladder infection (cholecystitis), and lead to the apparition of polyps or even to gallbladder cancer.
If gallstones migrate into the main bile duct, they can cause a pancreas inflammation and this can become a life-threatening condition. This is why, in case of a diagnosis that involves gallstones, your specialist doctor will discuss a cholecystectomy or a gallbladder removal procedure.
Gallbladder removal: Types of surgery?
In some situations the surgery starts off as a keyhole procedure (laparoscopic) and is then converted into open surgery. This happens if the crucial points of anatomy are unclear due to inflammation or adhesions in the patient's abdomen.
Clear communication is an essential value for our team: that is why your surgeon at The Hernia & Gallbladder Centre in Perth will explain your procedure in full detail. Before and after your surgery, our team will also make sure that you receive the best possible care.
Trans-cystic exploration of bile duct
If your surgeon suspects the presence of a gallstone in the main bile duct, the stone can be removed during an exploration of the main bile duct via the duct which links it to the gallbladder (cystic duct) during the laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
For this type of procedure, it is important to see an experienced team of surgeons who specialise in bile duct, liver and gallbladder procedures.
Here at Hernia Gallbladder Centre WA, some of WA’s leading surgeons in this specialised area are part of our team and we always commit to providing excellent care, support and comfort, if you need surgery.
Open CBD exploration
An Open Common Bile Duct Exploration is the exploration of the bile duct done during open surgery.
Nowadays this surgery type is only used for very large stones in the main bile duct, in case they can not be removed with an endoscopy procedure.
Repair of bile duct injury post cholecystectomy
Bile duct injury is very rare, but it can occur after a gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). This injury can cause bile leakage and it may require immediate repair after the gallbladder removal.
In other rare cases the bile duct injury appears at a later stage, as a stricture in the duct. In both scenarios, a bile duct injury requires an experienced surgeon to assess the condition and manage it accordingly. Our colleagues often refer these types of complex cases to The Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA in Perth, as they know our proven experience in treating bile duct injuries successfully.
At The Hernia & Gallbladder Centrein Perth, we make a continuous effort to achieve excellence in surgical outcomes. As a team of specialist surgeons, dietitians and hepatologists, we also offer genuine patient support, establishing relationships of kindness and trust and never giving up on your health.