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Counties Manukau Health General Surgery

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Liver and Biliary System Disorders

General surgery covers disorders of the liver and biliary system. The most common of these is pain caused by gallstones. These are formed if the gallbladder is not working properly, and the standard treatment is to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). This procedure is usually performed using a laparoscopic (keyhole) approach.

This page was last updated at 12:13PM on November 11, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Liver and Biliary System Disorders.