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What to Expect After Surgery for Bile Duct Cancer

After surgery, you may be in an intensive care unit (ICU). There you can be watched closely by nursing staff. When you have recovered from the surgery, you’ll be moved to a regular nursing unit to continue to recover. Care after surgery is called postoperative care. It focuses on monitoring how much you eat and drink and checking for the return of normal bowel function. These are some potential side effects or complications after surgery:

  • Infection at the incision site

  • Poor wound healing

  • Pain

  • Blood clots

  • Leakage at the bile drainage site

  • Nausea or vomiting