In many hospitals, a two-stage approach to clear CBD stones and remove the gallbladder has been the norm. Typically, endoscopic stone removal is followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy 2-5 days later.
A single-stage approach, using laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, tackles both procedures at once.
How is laparoscopic common bile duct exploration different than the two-stage approach?
Whatever approach you choose, Cook’s stone management offering gives you minimally invasive solutions to help you reduce the risk of bile duct injury (BDI). These products are sold as kits and as individual components to fit your preference.
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