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i have an inch gallstone blocking the duct. can the stone be removed without removing the gallbladder? i also have some stone sludge and a hiatal hern

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Dr. James Bucci
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Gallstone: Depending on the size, it might work its way through the duct. An ERCP can be done. This procedure would be decided on by the surgeon or gastroenterologist and you. Certainly the size of the stone and your overall health are factors. Having sludge is just "tiny stones" and a hiatal hernia has no affect on gallstones.

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