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The type of surgery you need depends on where the cancer is in your bile duct and whether it has spread (the stage). You might have surgery to remove the cancer completely or to relieve symptoms. Find out more about surgery and what to expect before and after surgery.

Types of surgery

Find out about the different types of surgery for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). 

Surgery to remove cancer

Find out more about surgery to completely remove bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and some complications you might have. 

Surgery to relieve symptoms

Find out about surgery to relieve symptoms of bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). 

Preparing for your operation

Find out about what happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

Going into hospital

What you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

On the day

What happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.

After your operation

Find out how you’ll feel after your surgery, when you can go home, and about follow up appointments.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jan 2015

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