ERCP and surgery . Generally, the stones can be extracted endoscopically with a procedure called ercp, then your gallbladder will be removed laparoscopically. If ERCP fails, then the stones will need to be removed at the time of surgery.
REMOVAL. When stones are discovered in the common bile duct, they must be removed to prevent obstruction of the liver, which leads to jaundice, infection, and pain. Stones which pass from the cbd into the bowel also cause pancreatitis, which is painful and can be quite dangerous. Usually, endoscopic removal of the stones can be done, but surgery might be necessary. Good luck.