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Address: 745 Poplar Road
Newnan, Georgia 30265
Telephone: (404) 220-9388
Fax: (888) 335-1135

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Biliary Interventions

The biliary system of liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder are frequently affected by disease or stones that can cause obstruction.  When bile builds up in the liver and bloodstream and cannot drain properly, the pigment and toxins can cause symptoms such as yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) and itching.  Stagnant bile can also become infected.  It is important to try to relieve the pressure on the biliary system so that the bile can drain properly.  One way of doing this is by placing a small, flexible catheter directly into the liver into a bile duct.  Often, the catheter can be guided over a wire using interventional radiology techniques through the bile ducts into the small bowel, allowing the bile to drain directly into the intestine where it belongs.  If the obstruction is too great, the tube can be left to external drainage and the bile collected in a drainage bag.  This procedure, along with diagnostic imaging using dye, is referred to as a PTC, or Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiogram.  Interventional Radiologists are also able to place stents into the biliary system to maintain patency of the ducts, and to open up the ducts with small balloons to allow better flow.

Our Locations

Piedmont Newnan

745 Poplar Road
Newnan, GA 30265

Scheduling: 770-400-4040
Piedmont Fayette

1255 Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Scheduling: 770-719-7007
Women's Imaging Center
at Piedmont Fayette Hospital
1279 Highway 54 West
Suite 120
Fayetteville, GA 30214 Scheduling: 770-719-7007
Outpatient Center

1755 Highway 34 East
Suite 1200
Newnan, GA 30265 Scheduling: 770-400-4040
Piedmont Newnan
Breast Health Center

775 Poplar Road
Suite 110
Newnan, GA 30265 Scheduling: 770-400-4040