Who is most at risk of needing gallbladder surgery?

Gallstones. If you have recurrent bouts of biliary colic-pain without actual inflammation of the gallbladder-, sepsis-very ill from the infection-overt infection of the gallbladder with or without initial fever, you will most likely need the gallbladder out.
Women. Gallstones are twice as likely to occur in women, especially those who are pregnant or of childbearing age. Overweight people, older adults, native americans and mexican americans are also at greater risk. The development of gallstones may run in families, but gallstones can be present in anyone who has a gallbladder.