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What is the treatment for gall bladder stones? Is it only surgery?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not always
Many people have gall stones and have no symptoms - they require no treatment.
The definitive treatment for symptomatic gall stones is surgery, but there are also medications that can cause gall stones to dissolve over time.

In brief: Not always
Many people have gall stones and have no symptoms - they require no treatment.
The definitive treatment for symptomatic gall stones is surgery, but there are also medications that can cause gall stones to dissolve over time.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Mostly surgery
Very small stone and sludge can sometimes be dissolved with a medicine called ursodiol.
Takes 3-6 months and they often recur. If actually having symptoms, usually best to remove laparoscopically. Day procedure. Takes 30-45 min.

In brief: Mostly surgery
Very small stone and sludge can sometimes be dissolved with a medicine called ursodiol.
Takes 3-6 months and they often recur. If actually having symptoms, usually best to remove laparoscopically. Day procedure. Takes 30-45 min.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Good alternatives
The standard treatment for gallstones is removing the gallbladder; i believe this should be the last resort rather than initial treatment.
I've had many patients have great success with natural therapies to dissolve gallstones & flush them out of the liver/gallbladder. See http://www.Townsendletter.Com/july2011/momiracles0711.Html & the amazing liver and gallbladder flush by andreas moritz.

In brief: Good alternatives
The standard treatment for gallstones is removing the gallbladder; i believe this should be the last resort rather than initial treatment.
I've had many patients have great success with natural therapies to dissolve gallstones & flush them out of the liver/gallbladder. See http://www.Townsendletter.Com/july2011/momiracles0711.Html & the amazing liver and gallbladder flush by andreas moritz.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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