A biliary stent provides bile drainage for someone with a bile duct obstruction. Stents are generally used for patients with malignant obstructions that cannot be corrected with surgery. The endoscopic placement of a biliary stent is a minimally invasive procedure that is often used in palliative care. It is intended to relieve the symptoms of late-stage diseases.
Twenty-six international hospitals offer the biliary stent procedure to foreign patients. It is not a common treatment in medical tourism, but it is available for those who need it. Thirteen nations have medical centers that offer biliary stent surgery. These include Bulgaria, Columbia, France, Greece, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. World-class surgeons perform the endoscopic procedure with skill, care and compassion.