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How do they remove gallstones

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
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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Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
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
Radiology 33 years experience
See a surgeon: For a cholecystectomy. The only viable treatment, if it is required, is gallbladder removal.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
59 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 40 years experience
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 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: Remove gallbladder and stones. If gallbladder is contracted it may indicate disease of the gallbladder.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
Oh no: The vast majority of my cholecystectomy patients are done as outpatient, and they go home about 2 hrs after surgery is complete. If a patient has othe... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
None: Best way would be surgery with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Large gallstones do not tend to dissolve with medications.
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