Gastroenterology Services

Biliary Stent Placement

About

Biliary stenting is used to open a blocked bile duct. Bile is produced in the gallbladder and empties through the bile duct into your intestine when you eat. Biliary stenting is often used to prevent pain and Jaundice associated with a blocked bile duct.

Preparing for the procedure

A biliary stent placement is performed during an ERCP procedure and preparation is the same. For more information, click here.