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how do they remove gallstones

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
When symptoms: Point toward gallbladder disease. If gallstones are found but you have no symptoms then surgery may never be required.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
See a surgeon: For a cholecystectomy. The only viable treatment, if it is required, is gallbladder removal.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not much: Gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, usually has no long term problems. The gallbladder serves to store and concentrate bile, but is not a critic ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
They do not: It is possible however that the gallbladder wall can tear during the operation, and gallstones can spill out. Despite the surgeon's best effort, it is ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience in Transplant Surgery
Discomfort = Surgery: If a link between stones in a gallbladder and symptoms such as pain or "discomfort" is convincing, then it does not make sense to ignore the cause. Al ... Read More
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A 97-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Gall stone: It is very rare for a gallstone to disintegrate, either naturally or by intervention. However, gallstones start as crystals and grow like a crystal g ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: You will have to listen carefully to your surgeon regarding the risks and benefits of the procedure and timing. I recommend you make plans for your c ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Not exactly: Pthc stands for percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.Translated: a radiologist puts a needle thru the skin into the liver, finds a bile duct (mus ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
None: Best way would be surgery with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Large gallstones do not tend to dissolve with medications.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Surgery: Remove gallbladder and stones. If gallbladder is contracted it may indicate disease of the gallbladder.

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