How are bile duct injuries from gallbladder surgery treated?

How are bile duct injuries from gallbladder surgery treated?

The first goal of treatment is to manage any infection, leakage, or blockage caused by the injury. Then, the doctor may need to reconstruct the bile duct, often using a piece of intestine to bypass the blockage or the area where the duct was cut or burned.

In some cases, if the doctor finds the bile duct injury during surgery, he or she is able to repair it at that time. In other cases, if the injury is complex, it might require a second surgery by a specially trained doctor.