Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Surgery not a must. Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation.
No, sorry. If you have symptoms from your gallstones, surgery is the way to go. After a "lap chole" as we call it in the biz, you'll be back on your feet in a week or two. I wouldn't advise waiting, if you pass a stone into your bile duct it can be devastating.

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Where do I go to get a laparoscopic cholecystectomy done?

General Surgeon. Most general surgeons are trained in laparoscopic techniques. Not all cholecystectomy patients are candidates, but the vast majority are. I am assuming you have already had workup determining the need for the procedure. Read more...
Hospital, ASC. Lap chole-x's are performed under general anesthesia; most people may go home the same day as surgery. They are typically performed in a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Like any operation, it is wise to choose a surgeon with significant experience. As this procedure is performed over 700,000 times a year in the US, you should have no problem finding such a surgeon close by. Read more...

Do they insert a catherer when you get a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Not usually. This is dependent on the surgeon, some may use a catheter more than others. You would need to ask your surgeon what is their preference. Read more...

Pain in belly button post laparoscopic cholecystectomy is this normal?

Yes, for a while. The belly button is the site where many surgeons put the laparoscopic camera, is often the largest port for cholecystectomy. It is often where the gallbladder is removed from. During closure, the incision must be closed, or there is a risk for a hernia to develop. Some pain is common, up to several months afterwards, however if there is redness, tenderness and marked swelling, see your surgeon. Read more...

Is it normal to have gas trouble and tiredness after laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgery was 4 days back.

Some times. Most of the time, recovery is quicker with laparoscopic surgery ( any procedure ) , less pain, and heall quicker, you will be fine in a day or so , see your surgeon for post op visit. Read more...
Yes. . It may take weeks for your digestive system to adjust to "losing" your gallbladder; your gas trouble is likely a manifestation of this adjustment. As far as the lethargy...You just had general anesthesia, which takes days to get out of your system. Lethargy is normal and expected, as well as afternoon naps. Be sure and follow-up with your surgeon, as recommended. Read more...

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 10 weeks ago and still have nausea and lethargy and diarrhoea x 1 a day. Is this normal?

No unusual. You may have some other associated problems, normally in 10 wks.Will recover completely , take a follow up visit to your surgeon and discuss your problems, and who will help you. Read more...
Quite possibly. After lap cholecystectomy, diarrhea once a day is fairly normal. Occasional to frequent nausea is not uncommon, sepia lily with fatty foods. Lethargy is a bit less expected. If you have not had a follow-up about the symptoms with your surgeon, i would. While usually not a problem, prudent care would include checking for signs of infection and blood work to make sure the liver enzymes are ok. Read more...