Your bile duct is a tube that connects your liver, gallbladder and pancreas to your small intestine. You may need common bile duct exploration if X-rays show a stone in this duct.
Gallstones are one of the most common blockages of your bile duct, but blockages may also be caused by infection or cancerous growths. Common bile duct exploration may also be warranted when your gallbladder is removed. Novant Health surgeons use minimally invasive endoscopic techniques allowing for faster recovery time, reduced chance of infection and less pain.