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Less invasive: biliary stone management

Gallbladder disease is often asymptomatic.

Some people may experience pain, discomfort, and other symptoms. Gallstones may also indicate more serious health concerns, such as cholangitis, biliary pancreatitis, or gallbladder cancer.1 An intraoperative cholangiogram can identify stones at the time of a gallbladder removal, and common bile duct (CBD) exploration can be performed laparoscopically to remove stones stuck in the bile duct.

Discover cutting-edge training opportunities using CBD simulators.

Cook Medical believes industry-surgeon collaboration is vital to providing better healthcare. We’re partnering with centers and surgeons to hold laparoscopic common bile duct training events. These product-focused trainings are designed to help enhance clinical competence and improve patient outcomes.

Using simulation trainers, surgeons and nurses get a hands-on feel for CBD exploration—performing cholangiography, stone removal, and biliary stenting. Complete the Vista® request form to learn more.

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Explore the following areas to learn more about biliary stone management and minimizing bile duct injury:

  1. Cao AM, Eslick GD. Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Gallstones. In: Cox MR, Eslick GD, Padbury R, eds. The Management of Gallstone Disease: A Practical and Evidence-Based Approach. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2018:62-63.