Gallstones are very common and it is neither possible nor necessary for all cholecystectomies (operation to remove the gallbladder and stones) to be performed by HPB surgeons. However, if a cholecystectomy is more complicated than usual, then as HPB surgeons we may be asked for advice and surgical input.
Sometimes gallstones find their way out of the gallbladder and into the bile duct. Although we often try to deal with this problem without surgery, occasionally surgery on the bile duct is required. This is usually carried out by an HPB surgeon.
All four HPB consultant surgeons can be contacted as follows:
Care UK, Plymouth
0333 321 1953
Please contact us at the hospital where you are being treated. We shall do our best to answer your queries as quickly as possible.
We have tried to be as accurate as possible with the information in this website.
However, each patient is different, so some information may not apply to your specific circumstances.