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how do they remove gallstones

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
When symptoms: Point toward gallbladder disease. If gallstones are found but you have no symptoms then surgery may never be required.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
Symptoms: Gallstones are found frequently now due to the large number of CT scans and ultrasounds that are done. If you have gallstones and have symptoms due to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
See a surgeon: For a cholecystectomy. The only viable treatment, if it is required, is gallbladder removal.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience 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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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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None: First usually gall stones are treated by removing the gall bladder not just the stones. Usually there are no consequences of any kind and they should ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Complicated : Unfortunately it is not as easy as going to a store to buy something. First of all you will have to be evaluated by a surgeon who will assume the res ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
39 years experience 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 91-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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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
35 years experience 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Surgery: Remove gallbladder and stones. If gallbladder is contracted it may indicate disease of the gallbladder.

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