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Are there any alternative therapies for acute cholecystitis?
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Dr. Gregory Spitz
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe proven procedure with an experienced surgeon.
The complications of gallstone disease are much more difficult to treat.

In brief: No
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe proven procedure with an experienced surgeon.
The complications of gallstone disease are much more difficult to treat.
Dr. Gregory Spitz
Dr. Gregory Spitz
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder typically due to a persistent obstruction of the tube leading from the gallbladder, the cystic duct.
Standard treatment is urgent surgery within 24-48 hrs. However, if treated with IV antibiotics and bowel rest, as many as 90% of people will get better. Nevertheless, surgery is eventually necessary, leading to the preference to operate.

In brief: Yes
Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder typically due to a persistent obstruction of the tube leading from the gallbladder, the cystic duct.
Standard treatment is urgent surgery within 24-48 hrs. However, if treated with IV antibiotics and bowel rest, as many as 90% of people will get better. Nevertheless, surgery is eventually necessary, leading to the preference to operate.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
If one is too frail to have surgery, a tube can be placed into the gallbladder under xray guidance.
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