At The Surgery Group of Los Angeles, our doctors offer patients in Los Angeles and the surrounding area an option for surgical procedures conducted by skilled professionals. Our renowned team has performed hundreds of surgeries such as biliary surgery. These surgeries can prevent serious complications. And fortunately for you, at The Surgery Group of Los Angeles, we specialize in surgery and provide you with the care and compassion you deserve.
If you have an obstruction or another condition affecting the biliary ducts, you might experience certain symptoms. Pain in the upper ride side of your abdomen is a common symptom of a bile obstruction. Light-colored stools occur as a result of the bile not passing through your system adequately. Dark urine, itching or jaundice are other possible symptoms. You may experience nausea, vomiting and weight loss if you have a bowel obstruction.
Complications From Biliary Conditions
Bile is required for digestion. This green or yellowish brown fluid comes from liver and is stored in your gallbladder. It’s eventually released into your small intestines. Bile’s main responsibly is to digest and absorb fat. Additionally, bile is necessary to flush waste products from a person’s body.
When something obstructs the biliary system, life-threatening complications are possible. Inflammation and infection could occur. Bile obstructions put a person at risk for cancer and primary biliary cirrhosis. You could have a dangerous accumulation of bilirubin as a result of the obstruction. Bilirubin forms when the liver breaks down old red blood cells. Sepsis and chronic liver disease could happen, too. If we suspect an obstruction, we’ll conduct the necessary testing and perform the surgery, if necessary, as soon as possible to prevent complications.
Definition of Biliary Surgery
A biliary surgery is one involving the bowel ducts. One example is for a blocked bowel ducts. In some cases, the blockage is from a gallstone. We may also refer to a blocked bowel duct surgery as a gallstone removal surgery. In many cases, a surgeon will perform a cholecystectomy, also known as a gallbladder removal surgery.
Removing tumors from the bile ducts via surgery classifies as a biliary surgery as well. Keep in mind, cancer removal surgery is only performed on patients who have a fair chance of recovering. In some cases, the entire gallbladder is removed along with some of part of the surrounding organs. Sometimes, the surgeon will widen the bile duct.
Generally, biliary surgeries are relatively safe, especially when conducted by one of our highly trained surgeons. However, with any surgery, there are risks. It’s possible you’ll suffer from infection in or around your incision. You could have a reaction to the general anesthesia. Internal bleeding, bile leakage or an injury to the bile duct, liver or small intestine could occur.