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Cholecystectomy and exploration of the bile duct

Gallstones can move into your common bile duct. An operation to remove your gallbladder and any stones in your common bile duct should result in you being free of pain and able to eat a normal diet.

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Gallstones treatment

The most common management of gallstone disease is surgery. Surgeons may remove your entire gallbladder (cholecystectomy), or just the stones from bile ducts.

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Digestive system cancers

Trusted information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on liver cancer, bile duct cancer.

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Pancreatic cancer symptoms

Pancreatic cancer can be present without causing any symptoms at all. Symptoms might not appear until the cancer affects other organs.

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Liver cancer

Liver cancer is one of the top 10 causes of cancer deaths in Australia. Learn more here about liver cancer and the different types and treatments.

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Pancreas

The pancreas is a vital organ that helps the body to digest food and control blood sugar levels. Read about the role of the pancreas and how to keep it healthy.

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Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)

A cholecystectomy is surgery to remove the gallbladder, and is usually done using keyhole surgery. Find out how and why this operation is performed.

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Pancreatic cancer treatments

Pancreatic cancer treatments will depend on factors such as when the cancer was diagnosed, how far and where it's spread as well as your age and health.

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Gallstones diagnosis

Gallstones are small, hard masses that form in your gallbladder. Learn in here about gallstones diagnosis and the different tests your doctor might order.

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Cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation)

Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder, often caused by gallstones. It can be very painful and usually needs prompt treatment. Learn more here.

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Open cholecystectomy

Gallstones are a common problem. An operation to remove your gallbladder should result in you being free of pain and able to eat a normal diet.

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