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Surgery

Surgery is the main treatment for gallbladder cancer. There are different types of operation to remove the cancer or control symptoms.

Surgery that aims to cure your cancer

Surgery is the main treatment for gallbladder cancer. There are many possible types of operations to remove the cancer.

Going into hospital

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

Preparing for surgery

What happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

On the day

Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Read about how you’ll feel after your surgery and possible problems that might come up.

Surgery to control symptoms

You might have surgery to unblock a bile duct and relieve symptoms such as jaundice. This is called palliative surgery.

Last reviewed: 
26 Jun 2014

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