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Gallbladder preserving surgery in China





WHAT TO START FROM?   Please read below and check web page "Apply for consulting"

Registration for surgeries in 2021 is in process

*Number of Applicants is limited

As many people want to come as soon as possible, we are trying our best to organize a list by your needs and opportunities

Sign up for gallbladder preserving surgery in 2021

  • Fill the form "Patient's file" at page "Apply for consulting" or send your Ultrasound to e-mail
  • Get permission for surgery from chinese doctors (within 1 day)
  • Send Patient's passport picture
  • Receive email with information about Advance payment 1500 RMB (~210 USD) for reservation
  • Make a payment online
  • Get a letter with reservation confirmation and receipt for advance payment
  • Receive invitation for surgery and apply for chinese visa
  • Coordinate arrival date

* Advance payment is included in total surgery cost. Advance payment is made online in any currency. It can be returned in the same amount to the Sender in 90 days by request. Detailed information will be sent by email after the Patient is admitted to the surgery.

Our Gallbladder Disease institute of National Hepatobiliary and Enteric Surgery Research Center (Institute of Gallbladder Disease) is the only one device inventor for a new type of minimally invasive laparoscopic gallbladder surgery without removing gallbladder:

- gallstones removal,

- gallbladder polyps removal,

- removing gallstones from bile duct.

Read more about new type of gallbladder surgery (gallbladder preserving cholelithotomy) on the page “About surgery”.

First time the unique devices for minimally invasive gallbladder surgery of CHiAO brand were invented in China, produced in Germany in 2007.


The gallbladder disease explore programme, device and technologies inventions were supported and financed by Administration of Guangzhou city till 2018. In 2018 the Government company became a private company under the leadership of dr.Qiao Tie. New 4th generation of devices was produced and represented in 2019. The private company is developing and producing medical devices for different fields under the new brand name Qiaotech. 

Today our medical company has more than 1000 patents for different kinds of examination and surgery devices. More than 10000 surgeries for chinese and foreign patients were successfully performed for the last 13 years by our surgeons' team. 

Our surgeons' team and inventor Dr. Qiao accept foreign patients for surgery since 2012. Weekly 3 to 15 foreign patients and 20-25 chinese get gallbladder surgery and save their gallbladders. Since 2018 Dr.Qiao and his surgeon's team perform more than 150 gallstones and polyps removal surgeries a year for people from different countries (USA, UK, Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Panama, South Africa, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia).

For now, we perform a gallbladder cholelithotomy only in China, but our team works hard to help as many people as possible. For cooperation with your own hospital and performing surgery in your country by our doctors, please e-mail.

We do not sell the technology and endoscopes to any other countries. Our team is not responsible for any doctor, who states he performs the same surgery by our technology with our devices (unfortunately we heard stories). Please, be careful. 

It’s better to plan a trip in advance, minimum one week before, because you will need time to get doctor’s permission for surgery (by USI results and Data), preliminary ward reservation, time to issue visas, purchase airtickets. 

All trip to Guangzhou takes from 7 to 9 days. You will be consulted step by step by e-mail or phone.

Every day doctors have to refuse someone on the basis of surgery contraindications (serious diseases of organs, blood, skin, overweight, gallbladder inflammation, deformed gallbladder etc.)  

Stone size and it’s amount have no meaning for gallbladder-preserving cholelithotomy.  All necessary equipment and devices have been invented for taking out stones of any size and any shape. Next day after arriving to the hospital every patient has a medical examination (Read about checkup details on the page “Surgery cost”). Every surgery is successful. 

Some people don't need a surgery at all, according to their USI (few small polyps, sand, sludge, flakes). In this case, we will suggest you a treatment programme. This is for free. All files examining is also for free. Don't hesitate to send your ultrasound or any message.


Indications for gallbladder preserving surgery

  • single stone with echoshadow more than 4mm;
  • numerous stones of any size in the galbladder cavity;
  • single polyp in the gallbladder more than 5mm;
  • numerous polyps of any size;
  • single stone, numerous stones or sand in the bile duct;
  • stones sticked to the gallbladder walls or stucked in the neck;
  • stones growing inside the gallbladder walls;
  • putty dense bile with sand in the gallbladder or bile duct.




  • keep a good mood and don’t be nervous;
  • sleep and rest enough;
  • don’t make long intervals between meals, eat every 3-4 hours;
  • don’t overeat, control your weight (BMI should not be more 25)
  • reduce eating cholesterol food: fried, fatty (also fatty meat broth, sausages, salami, sauces, mayonnaise), egg yolks, butter, beef tongue, liver, pork, shrimp etc.
  • don’t abuse chocolate, coffee, cakes, alcohol;
  • include in your food intake more dietary fiber: oatmeal, apple, plum, berries, beans, pea, rice (esspecially brownish), seaweed, sea fish, green tea, nuts (less 50g a day);
  • if are you going to eat meat start your meal with it;
  • smoking reduces the level of “good” cholesterol in blood;
  • try to do some sports;
  • don’t lift heavy things;
  • don’t get cold;
  • be careful trying to dissolve gallstones naturally, they are the same hard like usual stones;
  • be careful with any cholagogue: it can make stones move and close the gallbladder entrance or make them go futher to bile duct - both variants can be a reason of pain attack.   



Removal of gallbladder side effects

The Gall Bladder is a pear-shaped organ located under the liver. It is a membranous sac and can hold about 50 ml of fluid. It stores the bile produced by the liver and releases it into the duodenum, in small quantities, through the bile duct. Bile, which is greenish-brown in color, is a digestive enzyme and helps in digestion.

Sometimes, the gall bladder may become diseased. Since its function is also to absorb the inorganic salts in the bile, this may sometimes lead to formation of gallstones. When these stones get stuck in the tiny ducts of the gall bladder, the bile is unable to flow out in a normal manner. This can cause inflammation either in the ducts, or the gall bladder, and sometimes even in the liver.

Gallstones tend to occur when the bile contains extra large quantities of bilirubin or cholesterol, or if it does not contain sufficient bile salts, and in some cases when the gall bladder is unable to empty out regularly or completely.

The patient experiences excruciating pain in the abdomen. It is also a dangerous condition, since there are chances of infection occurring not just in the bladder, but also in the pancreas or liver. If no steps are taken, fever and jaundice might occur. In these circumstances, few years ago the only remedy was to surgically remove the gall bladder altogether.

But gallbladder removal surgery was not a magical cure, and it comes with its own set of post-operative problems.

Most patients complain of severe digestive disorders. Feeling bloated and heavy after a meal is a common complaint.

Then there are those who develop acute diarrhea, and need to empty their bowels many times in the day. For some the need arises immediately after eating a meal, while in worse cases, it happens even during the process of eating.

In some rare cases, constipation is reported. Most post-operative patients complain of immense weight gain after the removal of this organ. Weight loss is unusual, though that too has been reported occasionally, especially in cases related to excessive diarrhea.

The impaired digestion also causes gas and heartburn. While Gall Bladder Removal was often done to get rid of the pain caused by the stones, many patients still experience pain and nausea, weeks and months after the surgery.

Doctors recommend a healthy diet which is low on processed sugars, salts and fat for those who have had their gall bladder removed. Combined with this, they also prescribe a dosage of bile salts, to aid digestion.

Complications and side effects after gallbladder removal surgery:

  • temporary or chronic diarrhea
  • heartburn
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • pain on the right side of abdomen
  • stomach pain
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • inability to digest fat in the saturated and hydrogenated form
  • inability to consume certain foods
  • less secretion of bile leading to problems in digestion
  • pancreatitis
  • hepatosis
  • cholangitis
  • bile stone formation