Common bile duct

Serious digestive problems call for a prompt diagnosis

If you have abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, jaundice, nausea or vomiting, one of the usual suspects is a blockage in your bile duct, which connects your liver, gallbladder and pancreas to your small intestine. The surgical experts of Novant Health UVA Health System can conduct a common bile duct exploration, especially if X-rays show a gallstone in this duct. The bile duct can also be blocked by infection or cancerous growth.

Our skilled surgeons use minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to explore the common bile duct for problems — resulting in faster recovery time, reduced chance of infection and less pain.