Bile Duct Injury
Removal of gallbladder is called cholecystectomy. Most commonly the gall bladder is removed laparoscopically. If case of a bad infection of gall bladder (Acute Cholecystitis), this operation becomes extremely difficult and may lead to bile duct injury.
During severe infection of the Gallbladder, the area around the gallbladder and bile ducts is marked with inflammation and most bile duct injuries occur during those severe gallbladder surgery. This can happen if the area’s structure (anatomy) is different than normal, or if there is a lot of bleeding, swelling, or scarring in the area.
Proper management after Bile duct injury requires that your surgeon has appropriate skill and experience with complex hepatobiliary surgery. If the bile duct injury is identified during the cholecystectomy operation, immediate fix of the injury is very important. Though removing a gallbladder is a simple operation, fixing a bile duct injury is very Complex. This operation has to be done by a surgeon who has expertise in biliary surgery. Dr. Sukharamwala and his team has specialized in bile duct surgery which puts him at comfort zone of fixing the bile duct injury. Though it is complex, the operation is very straightforward where a new
Connection is created by bringing a piece of small bowel and sewing it to the bile duct.
Dr. Sukharamwala and his team specializes in treatment of Bile duct injury. We will work with your surgeon to transfer you quickly to our facility. On further studies if minor injury is found, a stent placed through endoscopy may achieve a successful outcome without the need for an operation. If operation is required, our surgical team will work very diligently to expedite your care and this will be a key obtaining successful outcome. The longer you wait, harder the operation is due to inflammation in the peritoneum from the bile.
You can reach our Liver pancreas, bile duct team at (813) 879-5010. Dr. Sukharamwala will arrange your transfer and treatment expeditiously.