The bile ducts carry bile, secreted by the liver to digest fats, to the gallbladder and small intestine. When the bile ducts get blocked, bile builds up in the liver, causing jaundice and other life-threatening conditions. Our surgeon, Dr. Madhu Prasad, has years of experience in performing surgical procedures for treating conditions that occur due to bile duct obstruction and other problems.
Some of the most common causes of bile duct obstruction include:
Common symptoms may include:
Your doctor may use one or more of the following tests to diagnose a blocked bile duct.
The main objective of the surgical procedure is to remove the blockage. Stones can be removed during an ERCP by using an endoscope. In some cases, bypass surgery is required. The gallbladder is removed if the blockage is due to gallstones. If the obstruction is caused due to cancer, the duct needs to be widened.
At Alaska cancer treatment center Far North Surgery, we are committed to providing our patients with advanced surgical procedures in a caring and compassionate environment. Our general surgeon & surgical oncologist Dr. Madhu Prasad is highly trained and qualified in performing minimally invasive procedures for treating bile duct problems. Call us at 907-276-3676 to get the best treatment option or answers any questions you may have.